07 mars 2019

A large blue and white dish, Ming dynasty, late 16th century

Lot 1629. A large blue and white dish, Ming dynasty, late 16th century; 17 in. (43 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The dish has rounded sides and an inverted rim, and is decorated in the center with two pairs of Buddhist lions playing with ribboned brocade balls encircled by a band of ruyi-heads. The mouth rim is decorated with birds in flight amidst floral and fruit sprays. The exterior is further decorated with birds perched on branches, Japanese wood... [Lire la suite]
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16 janvier 2019

A continental parcel-gilt mounted coconut cup and cover, late 16th century

Lot 47. A continental parcel-gilt mounted coconut cup and cover, maker's mark DH conjoined in a circular surround, town mark a lion rampant to left in a circular surround., late 16th century; 28cm, 11in. high. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 15,000 GBP. © Sotheby's 2017. the body and cover rims engraved with hatched foliage in strapwork reserves,  mask and helmeted figure forming the straps, on a bracketed vase stem and domed foot cast and chased with fruit and strapwork, warrior figure finial  marked... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2018

A Damascus underglaze-painted pottery tile, Syria, late 16th Century

Lot 187. A Damascus underglaze-painted pottery tile,  Syria, late 16th Century; 26.3 x 26.3 cm. Estimate £1,000 - 1,500. Sold for £ 6,000 (€ 6,841). © Bonhams 2001-2018 of square form, decorated in cobalt blue, manganese and green with black outline on a white ground with a partial ewer filled with arabesques on a ground of floral interlace consisting of a rose and another partial flower. Provenance: Private UK Collection.Formerly in the collection of William Hawkins Wilson (1866-1956), a... [Lire la suite]
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27 décembre 2017

Followers with the Fides, the personification of the faith, Germany, late 16th century

Followers with the Fides, the personification of the faith, Germany, late 16th century. Gold, silver, enamel, 37 diamonds, 18 rubies, 1 emerald, 2 pearls. H 9,8 cm, W 6,7 cm. Green Vault, VIII 285 © Dresden State Art Collections. The design of the jewelry pendant with the personification of the faith reveals the change of taste that occurred around 1600. The compact, cast gems with closed outline were gradually replaced by filigree shapes. Typical for the followers of this time is the openwork base plate, on which the... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2017

Pendant with David and Goliath, Germany, late 16th century

Pendant with David and Goliath, Germany, late 16th century. Gold, enamel, 47 diamonds, 18 rubies. H 9,8 cm, W 6,7 cm. Green Vault, VIII 294 © Dresden State Art Collections. The design of the jewelry pendant with David and Goliath reveals the changes in taste that occurred around 1600. The compact, cast gems with closed outline were gradually replaced by filigree shapes. Typical for the followers of this time is the openwork base plate, on which the jewelry motifs were fastened with the help of long... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2017

Woven Textile, Ming dynasty, Wanli Period (1573-1620), Late 16th century

Woven Textile, Ming dynasty, Wanli Period (1573-1620), Late 16th century. Silk figured satin, 15 3/8 x 9 13/16 inches (39 x 25 cm). Purchased with funds contributed by Joseph Wasserman, 1929; 1929-42-17 © 2017 Philadelphia Museum of Art.

03 août 2017

A kneeling prince, Bukhara, Late 16th century and Mughal India, 17th century

Lot 52. A Kneeling Prince, Bukhara, Late 16th century and Mughal India, 17th century. Estimate £30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 37,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, the prince kneels in a landscape wearing gold embroidered robes with a series of daggers tucked into his belt, a falcon perches on his right arm, laid down between blue and cream borders and gold, black and white rules on wide gold-speckled blue borders, a later owner's stamp in the lower... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2017

A rare Ming pencase made for the Ottoman market, China and Ottoman Turkey, late 16th century

Lot 133. A rare Ming pencase made for the Ottoman market, China and Ottoman Turkey, late 16th century, 9¼in. (23.5cm.) long. EstimateGBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000 (USD 120,000 - USD 180,000). Price realised GBP 92,500 (USD 147,260). © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Of rectangular form with rounded ends and separate lid, the white ground decorated in cobalt-blue, the body with a register of scrolling vine issuing small leaves and large lotus flowers, above this a band of stylized cloud-bands, the... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2017

A continental parcel-gilt mounted coconut cup and cover, late 16th century

Lot 47. A continental parcel-gilt mounted coconut cup and cover, maker's mark DH conjoined in a circular surround, town mark a lion rampant to left in a circular surround, late 16th century. Estimate 6,000-7,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the body and cover rims engraved with hatched foliage in strapwork reserves,  mask and helmeted figure forming the straps, on a bracketed vase stem and domed foot cast and chased with fruit and strapwork, warrior figure finial  marked on body, cover and foot; 28cm, 11in. high. ... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2017

Porfirius Kunstkammer. Stand 54a. Brafa Art Fair, 21-29 janvier 2017

Silver Tankard, Late 16th century. Silversmith: Hans auff der Burg, Nuremberg. Nuremberg town mark, assayer's mark ('Tremulierstich') on the inner brim of the lid and maker's mark (HA/DB). H circa 19 cm. Courtesy Porfirius Kunstkammer Provenance: private collection, north Germany Baroque table casket, Danzig (most probably) or south Germany, 1680. Ivory. 14 x 18.5 x 15 cm. Courtesy Porfirius Kunstkammer Provenance: Kunstkammer Georg Laue, Munich Ex Voto plate with Hymiarite... [Lire la suite]