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]
22 janvier 2017

Galerie ‘Art et Patrimoine’ - Laurence Lenne. Stand 126b. Brafa Art Fair, 21-29 janvier 2017

Pair of candle holders in the shape of angels with spread wings. A follower of Palissy (Agen 1510-1589/90 Paris), a painter, potter and scholar. Polychrome earthenware. Late 16th century. H 32 cm. Courtesy Galerie ‘Art et Patrimoine’ Comparable with a pair in the Metropolitan Museum, New YorkProvenance: former Boucault collection Columbine shaped hanap, Nuremberg. Silversmith: Philip Plapert, between 1637-1665. Engraved and embossed silver. H 31.5 cm. Courtesy Galerie ‘Art et... [Lire la suite]

12 janvier 2017

A rare blue and white bowl, Wanli period, late 16th century

Lot 3506. A rare blue and white bowl, Wanli period, late 16th century. Estimate $15,000 – $25,000. Price realised USD 52,500. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The bowl is raised on a narrow, circular foot and the flaring rim is concealed by a metal band. The exterior is decorated with a continuous river landscape including mountains and clouds, fishermen and farmers, with small birds flying above. The interior is decorated with a central medallion enclosing another river scene. The base bears a square seal... [Lire la suite]
09 janvier 2017

A Lacquer Casket Commissioned by the Portuguese, Momoyama period, late 16th century

Lot 8. A Lacquer Casket Commissioned by the Portuguese, Momoyama period, late 16th century. © Christie's Image Ltd 2017 The rectangular casket with domed hinged cover, decorated in gold hiramaki-e and inlaid in mother-of-pearl and bordered with chequered bands, the cover and the front with two lozenge-shaped panels containing a pavilion amongst a maple tree and kikyo [Chinese bellflowers] and a hawk amongst tachibana on a shippo-hanabishi ground, the sides with... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2017

A Lacquer Casket Commissioned by the Portuguese, Momoyama period, late 16th century

Lot 5. A Lacquer Casket Commissioned by the Portuguese, Momoyama period, late 16th century © Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The rectangular casket with domed hinged cover, decorated in gold hiramaki-e and inlaid in mother-of-pearl on a black ground, the cover with prunus, camellia with flowering vines and tachibana, the front with kiri [paulownia], prunus and peony, one side with morning glory and tachibana, the other side with vines and autumn flowers, the back with further vines and flowers,... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2017

A Lacquer Casket Commissioned by the Portuguese, Momoyama period, late 16th century

Lot 4. A Lacquer Casket Commissioned by the Portuguese, Momoyama period, late 16th century © Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The rectangular casket with domed hinged cover, decorated in gold hiramaki-e and inlaid in mother-of-pearl on a black ground, the cover and the front with camellia and kiri [paulownia], the sides with morning glory and vines, the back with further vines, each panel bordered with bands of geometric patterns and namban tendril, copper fittings engraved with stylised flowers... [Lire la suite]