14 avril 2021

An emerald and diamond-set enamelled gold necklace, India, late 19th-early 20th century

Lot 46. An emerald and diamond-set enamelled gold necklace, India, late 19th-early 20th century; 6 ½in. (16.5cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 12,000 - GBP 18,000. Price realised GBP 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021. Set with a row of emeralds carved in the form of leaves and flanked by small foil-backed diamonds around a central emerald cabochon, a row of small emerald beads above, and a row of emerald beads suspended below, the reverse enamelled in red, white and green with flowers,... [Lire la suite]

04 février 2021

GRUSENMEYER - WOLINER at BRAFA 2021

Stele of Vishnu, West India, Rajasthan region, 12th century. Dark grey hard stone. H 79 cm. GRUSENMEYER - WOLINER at BRAFA 2021. Photo credit: Studio Asselberghs-Frédéric Dehaen Provenance: Spanish collection, acquired by the father on 30 September 1969, Oriental Antiquities Ltd, London.  Stele of Padmapani, Indonesia, central Java, 9th century. Andesite. H 28 x W 43 cm. GRUSENMEYER - WOLINER at BRAFA 2021. Provenance: Spink & Son Ltd, London, 21 October 1980. A crocodile... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2020

A Dehua figure of a seated Guanyin, late 19th-early 20th century

Lot 2170. A Dehua figure of a seated Guanyin, late 19th-early 20th century; 10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price Realized USD 6,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The figure is shown seated on a double-lotus throne, with her head slightly inclined, and hands hidden within the folds of the full robes wrapped around her body. She wears an ornate bead necklace, and the hair is covered by a cowl. An indecipherable mark is impressed on the back, wood... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2020

A gem-set and enamelled necklace, North India, late 19th-early 20th century

Lot 85. A gem-set and enamelled necklace, North India, late 19th-early 20th century; 8 ¼in. (21cm.) long; 1 3/8in. (3.5cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 12,560 - USD 18,840). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  Set with foiled flat-cut diamonds in an open floral framework, the centre with a hexagonal carved foiled emerald, a fringe of drop-shaped diamond-set elements suspended below, the reverse profusely enamelled with elegant polychrome floral decoration.  ... [Lire la suite]
28 janvier 2020

A large blue and white bottle vase, late 19th-early 20th century

Lot 1331. A large blue and white bottle vase, late 19th-early 20th century; 21 3/8 in. (54.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The tapering bulbous body is decorated with a wide band of flower scroll set between the Eight Buddhist Emblems (bajixiang) above and a petal-lappet band below. Further flower scroll is on the neck between decorative borders and above a band of froth-capped waves on the shoulder, wood stand. ... [Lire la suite]
25 janvier 2020

MONTAGUT GALLERY, Stand 14d at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Mask, Dan people,Ivory Coast, late 19th-early 20th century. Wood. H 22 cm. © Galerie Guilhem Montagut. Provenance: collected post-war in the Sipilou region of the Ivory Coast. Lubuko divination drumstick, Middle Luvua workshop, Democratic Republic of the Congo, late 19th-early 20th century. Wood, H 17 cm. © Galerie Guilhem Montagut. Provenance: collection of Ben Tursch, Belgium; Entwistle collection, London; collection of Javier Lentini, Barcelona. Literature: Luba, Dapper Museum, Paris, 1993, p. 47. Exhibition: Luba,... [Lire la suite]

22 janvier 2020

DIDIER CLAES, Stand 94d at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Kongo Nkondi statue, Republic Democratic of the Congo, late 19th-early 20th century. Wood, glass, metal, vegetable fibres. H 33 cm. © Didier Claes Provenance: private collection, Germany; Alain de Monbrison, France; private collection, Belgium. Literature: F. Neyt, 'Sculptures et formes d’Afrique', 5 Continents, Milan, 2017, pp. 50-54. Kota reliquary, Gabon, early 20th century. Wood, copper, brass. H 58 cm. © Didier Claes Provenance: Marceau Rivière collection, France.
26 avril 2019

A gem-set gold necklace, South India, Late 19th-early 20th century

Lot 119. A gem-set gold necklace, South India, Late 19th-early 20th century; 15in. (38.2cm.) long; 6 ½in. (16.4cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000 (USD 5,168 - USD 7,752). Price realised GBP 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Composed of a row of pendants consisting of flowers within roundels interspersed with stylised pendant trefoils, each set with table-cut white sapphires or rock crystal and foiled cabochon rubies and emeralds, the reverse plain gold, on two gold wire chains,... [Lire la suite]
12 janvier 2019

Galerie Schoffel de Fabry at BRAFA 2019, Stand 48a

Tsangui mask, South Gabon, Punu people, late 19th-early 20th century. Polychrome wood. H 26.5 cm. © Galerie Schoffel de Fabry at BRAFA 2019, Stand 48a. Provenance: Philippe and Hélène Leloup, Paris. Literature: Gabon the order of the sacred, masks and statue of the peoples of Ogooué, Galerie Leloup, fig. 7, 1988; Visions of Africa, National History Museum, Taipei, 2003, p. 220. Janus sculpture of ancestral spirit, Papua New Guinea, coastal area of East Sepik, pre-contact, late 19th... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2018

A pair of diamond and enamelled bracelets (dastband) with makara-head terminals, South India, late 19th-early 20th century

Lot 301. A pair of diamond and enamelled bracelets (dastband) with makara-head terminals, South India, late 19th-early 20th century. Estimate 20,000 — 25,000 GBP. Lot sold  25,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby’s comprising flexible entwined gold links decorated with pale blue, green, red, white and dark blue enamels, set with foliate diamonds, the terminals rendered in the form of makara-heads with agate-set eyes. Quantité: 2; 8cm. max. diam. Notes: The use of mythical and aquatic... [Lire la suite]
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