05 août 2019

A finely cast gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Ming dynasty, 15th century, probably Zhengtong period (1436-1449)

Lot 1025. A finely cast gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Ming dynasty, 15th century, probably Zhengtong period (1436-1449); 10¼ in. (26 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 365,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The bodhisattva Guanyin is shown seated in rajalilasana holding in each hand a slender stem of lotus that rises to the shoulders, and is richly dressed in an elaborately decorateddhoti, a goat pelt wrapped around the torso and the... [Lire la suite]

06 juillet 2019

The William Beckford's heraldic green dahlia bowl. A George III silver-gilt mounted Chinese porcelain bowl

Lot 134. The William Beckford's heraldic green dahlia bowl. A George III silver-gilt mounted Chinese porcelain bowl, the porcelain 18th century; the silver-gilt mounts with mark of John Robins, London, 1811. 4 ½ in. (11.5 cm.) diameter. Estimate 20,000 - GBP 40,000. Price realised GBP 60,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The bowl on stepped foot and with green dahlia on black background, and with gilt-mounts of stiff leaf foliage, the bowl with silver-gilt lining engraved with heraldic... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2018

Cabinet of Curiosities - Honourable Silver Objects at BRAFA 2019, Stand 126b

Probably Jan I de Pauw (active 1665-1711), Cup with cover, Haarlem, 1694. Silver, 10 x 31 cm. © Cabinet of Curiosities - Honourable Silver Objects at BRAFA 2019, Stand 126b. Casket, Augsburg, 17th century. Wood, turtle shell and ivory, 15.5 x 11 x 10 cm - Sundial, Germany, 17th century. Silver, glass and ivory, 4.5 x 5 x 1 cm - Hourglass, North Europe, 19th century. Ebony and ivory, 8 x 16 cm. © Cabinet of Curiosities - Honourable Silver Objects... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2018

A highly unusual and exquisite pair of white and famille-rose lotus-leaf ink palettes, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735

Lot 11. A highly unusual and exquisite pair of white and famille-rose lotus-leaf ink palettes, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735). White palette 9.4 cm., 3 3/4 in. Enamelled palette 10.3 cm., 4 in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot Sold 4,820,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's 2011 each delicately hand-modelled out of thin translucent porcelain in the shape of a curled lotus leaf with a short attached stalk, pierced with worm-eaten holes and with veins finely incised on the inside and raised in... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2017

V&A acquires Queen Victoria's sapphire and diamond coronet - a spectacular love token designed by Prince Albert

Queen Victoria's sapphire and diamond coronet, designed by Prince Albert, made by Joseph Kitching, London, 1840- 1842. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. LONDON.- Today, the Victoria and Albert Museum announced it has acquired one of Queen Victoria’s most important jewels. The stunning sapphire and diamond cornet designed by Prince Albert in 1840, the royal couple’s wedding year, has been generously gifted to the V&A by William Bollinger. In 2019, the bicentenary year of the birth of both Victoria and Albert,... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2017

Platinum, Aquamarine and Diamond Brooch, Cartier, London, circa 1930

Lot 285; Platinum, Aquamarine and Diamond Brooch, Cartier, London, circa 1930. Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000. Sold for $17,500. Photo Doyle Of geometric motif, centering one emerald-cut aquamarine approximately 6.00 cts., flanked by 2 rectangular French-cut aquamarines, flanked by a stylized buckle motif set with 12 rectangular-cut aquamarines and 44 old European-cut diamonds approximately 1.65 cts., signed Cartier, London, no. 85689, circa 1930, approximately 6.8 dwts.  Doyle. Important... [Lire la suite]
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05 février 2017

An Art-Déco Cartier brooch, London, c. 1925-30

Lot 80. An Art-Déco Cartier brooch, London, c. 1925-30. Estimate €1500. Photo Nagel 18ct. white gold. Set with emeralds, sapphires and diamonds. Signed "Cartier London". L. 3,4 cm Provenance: German private property, acquired at Ledebur Antiques, Munich in 1979. Nagel. Sale 744, 22nd February 2017
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04 juillet 2016

S.J. PHILLIPS LTD at Masterpiece London 2016

Antique German rectangular coloured gold box, probably Hanau, c.1760. Price on request. Courtesy S. J. Phillips Ltd Citrine cluster brooch-pendant by Boucheron, Paris, c.1940. Price on request. Courtesy S. J. Phillips Ltd  Antique Royal presentation clock by Atherton, London, c.1770. Banded red and white agate panels mounted in 22ct gold cagework, the sides with gold portraits in silhouette of George III, Queen Charlotte and their son George, Prince of Wales. Price on request.... [Lire la suite]
26 juin 2016

Special collections of fine English ceramics lead Skinner's Auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts

Lot 365. Wedgwood Numbered First Edition Copy of the Portland Vase, England, 18th century. Estimate $40,000-$60,000. Photo Skinner MARLBOROUGH, MASS.- Skinner, Inc. will present a summer auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts in its Marlborough Gallery on Friday, July 15 at 10AM. With over 750 lots on offer, the auction will feature Part II of the Troy Dawson Chappell Collection of 17th and 18th century English Pottery and Part I of the Paul Lauer Collection of Wedgwood, as well as an expansive selection... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2016

Koopman Rare Art to exhibit at Masterpiece London 2016 – June 30 to July 6, 2016

A George III silver-gilt ‘Royal’ Presentation Tray, London, 1802, Maker’s mark of Joseph Preedy. Length: 66.75cm, 26.2in. Width: 44cm, 17.3in. Weight: 6,540g,210oz 4dwt. Asking price: £350,000. LONDON - Leading London silver dealers, Koopman Rare Art will once again be showing an outstanding selection of silver masterpieces and works of art at Masterpiece London 2016, from Thursday June 30 to Wednesday July 6, 2016. (Stand C29.  Highlights this year on the Koopman Rare Art stand include a stunning... [Lire la suite]