19 janvier 2019

A rare and important Aqqoyunlu steel turban helmet, Turkey or Persia, second half 15th century

Lot 244. A rare and important Aqqoyunlu steel turban helmet, Turkey or Persia, second half 15th century; 50.5cm. height (with chainmail). Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 GBP. Lot sold 62,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2016. of cylindrical form rising to a swollen band of vertical flutes narrowing to a pointed apex with affixed flattened bud finial, two affixed plates on each side, indents for the eyes and nose-guard to front, affixed chainmail, narrow band around base with gilt inscription and silver... [Lire la suite]

12 septembre 2016

Augsburg School, second half 15th century, Saint Christopher

Lot 846. Augsburg School, second half 15th century, Saint Christopher. Oil on panel, 93 x 84 cm. Estimate: € 100,000 to 200,000. Photo Hampel.  So painted on the reverse and with remains of reliefs removed. Museum quality, almost square wing of an altar. Large format, full figure depiction of Saint Christopher did is almost taking up the Entire surface of the panel. The saint is striding over a river using a mighty tree trunk as a stick and with Whose assistance... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2008

A Very Rare Ming Blue And White Baluster Vase. Early Ming Dynasty, Second Half 15th Century

A Very Rare Ming Blue And White Baluster Vase. Early Ming Dynasty, Second Half 15th Century Of slender pear form with applied lion-mask loop handles suspending fixed rings, the main section decorated with stylised lotus and scrolling foliage, above a lappet band, the foot with florets, the neck with a band of ruyi suspending pendants. 15½ in. (39.3 cm.) high - Price Realized £70,850 ($115,273) Provenance: Sotheby's London, 11 December 1979, lot 278 Notes: This is a rare example of a temple vase of the period related... [Lire la suite]