26 août 2019

A splendid and rare gold and silver-inlaid parcel-gilt bronze figure of a peacock, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 226. A splendid and rare gold and silver-inlaid parcel-gilt bronze figure of a peacock, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Height 6 1/8  in., 15.5 cm. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. brilliantly cast standing on its slender legs terminating in talons, its wings and tail lifted upright, each formed by four arrays of plumes accentuated with recessed eyespots, its raised head detailed with a down-curved beak and large rounded eyes,... [Lire la suite]

30 juin 2016

Four pairs of embroidered civil rank badges, Late Qing/Republic period

Lot 9196. Four pairs of embroidered civil rank badges, Late Qing-Republic period. Estimate USD 1,500 ~ 2,500. Sold for US$ 1,375 (€1,238). Photo: Bonhams. Including two pairs in brightly worked counted stitch with similar wanzi diaper backgrounds in shades of blue, one pair applied with what may be a yellow and white wild goose of the fourth rank, the other pair applied with a second rank silver pheasant (soiling); the third pair in satin stitch applied with a brightly colored peacock of the third... [Lire la suite]
02 juin 2015

Le Jardin Exotique: Farah Khan jewellery new collection for summer 2015

Turquoise, tsavorite and diamond Farah Khan earrings in yellow gold from the new Le Jardin Exotique collection. A magnificent Farah Khan ruby cuff shaped like a dragon in yellow gold with emeralds and diamonds, from the new Le Jardin Exotique collection. A multi-finger kyanite, rubellite and diamond Farah Khan ring in yellow gold from the new Le Jardin Exotique summer jewellery collection. Farah Khan Le Jardin Exotique cabochon emerald, blue sapphire and diamond earrings in yellow gold. Parrot armlet in yellow gold with... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2014

An Austrian parcel-gilt model of a peacock, maker's mark ZBK, Brody, 1787-1806

An Austrian parcel-gilt model of a peacock, maker's mark ZBK, Brody, 1787-1806. Photo Sotheby's. realistically chased, the feathers alternately gilt, detachable head and chain, oval base with 1806-1809/10 Austro-Hungarian control marks; 30cm. long; 12in.; 449gr, 14oz 10dwt. Estimation 3,000 — 5,000 GBP Litterature: Associated literature: For information on the hallmark see: Michael Gradowski, Znaki Na Srebrze, Warsaw, 1994, pp213-216 The town of Brody, now in western Ukraine, is from an area of Eastern Europe known as Galicia. In... [Lire la suite]
27 mai 2013

"Curiosity: Art and the Pleasures of Knowing" opens at Turner Contemporary

Joseph Mallord Turner, Peacock, from The Farnley Book of Birds, c.1816, Leeds Museums and Galleries / The Bridgeman Art Library. MARGATE.- Curiosity: Art and the Pleasures of Knowing is a startling exhibition that moves wittily, sometimes mysteriously, between contemporary art, anatomy, Old Master drawings, the history of criminology, Cold War secrets, the origins of museums and voyeurism in everyday life. Taking as a starting point the cabinets of curiosities that flourished throughout Europe in the 17th century, Curiosity is a... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2013

Ruby and diamond brooch, Second half 19th Century

Ruby and diamond brooch, Second half 19th Century - Sotheby's.   Designed as a peacock, set with circular-cut ruby eyes, cushion-shaped, circular-cut and rose diamonds. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 GBP Sotheby's. Jewels. London | 11 Apr 2013 www.sothebys.com
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18 février 2013

Rank Badge with Peacock, late 18th–early 19th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Rank Badge with Peacock, late 18th–early 19th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Silk, metallic thread on silk, 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. (31.75 x 31.75 cm); Bequest of William Christian Paul, 1929. Accession Number: 30.75.913 © 2000–2013 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
13 août 2012

Sevan Biçakçi. Carved Peacock ring

Sevan Biçakçi. Carved Peacock ring. ©2010 Elliott Yeary Gallery Peacock hand carved and painted inside a smokey topaz stone. Topaz is set in a 24kt gold and oxidized silver ring with colored diamonds.  Ring is 35mm long.. Ring size 8.5 (http://www.elliottyeary.com)
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18 juin 2012

Diamond peacock

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15 juin 2012

Vietnamese dish with peacock décor in underglaze blue and overglazed colors, 15th Century. MD: 35.4cm. Palace Museum of Taipei,

Vietnamese dish with peacock décor in underglaze blue and overglazed colors, 15th Century. MD: 35.4cm. Palace Museum of Taipei, Taiwan