11 avril 2022

A gem-set and enamelled turban ornament (sarpech), India, late 19th-early 20th century

Lot 131. A gem-set and enamelled turban ornament (sarpech), India, late 19th-early 20th century; 13.5 by 9.5cm. Lot sold: 88,200 GBP (Estimate: 50,000 - 80,000 GBP). © Sotheby's 2022 the openwork hinged body set with foiled diamonds and a large central carved emerald, topped with a curling jigha and hanging emeralds, a row of pearls running along the upper border, the reverse with polychrome enamelled floral details, suspension cords with seed pearls. Provenance: Ex-Patiala Collection, by... [Lire la suite]

16 février 2022

A group of five gilt-brass-mounted agate boxes, French or German, late 19th-early 20th century

Lot 26. A group of five gilt-brass-mounted agate boxes, French or German, late 19th-early 20th century; The largest: 2. 3/4 in. (7 cm.) high; 5. 1/4 in. (13.5 cm.) wide; 3. 1/4 in. (8 cm.) deep. Price Realised GBP 4,375 (Estimate GBP 3,500 - GBP 4,500). © Christie's 2022 Of various sizes and colours and comprising various specimens including Tiger's Eye, all of rectangular form with ball feet. Christie's. The Collector, 27 Jan - 10 Feb 2022
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]