16 août 2018

Carved biscuit porcelain box, Qing dynasty, mark and period of Daoguang (1821–1850)

Carved biscuit porcelain box, Qing dynasty, mark and period of Daoguang (1821–1850). Diameter: 4 3/8 inches, 11.2 cm. Height: 2 3/8 inches, 6 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art An unglazed biscuit carved porcelain box of circular form, supported on a short, straight foot. The domed top is carved in high relief with two magpies on a branch of a leafy pomegranate tree that bears fruit. The side of the box is decorated with a densely carved design of lotuses with tendrils. The rims of both the... [Lire la suite]

05 août 2018

Box, Central Asia, 3th-5th century

Box, turned wood with painted decoration, Central Asia; 3th-5th century. H with lid: 7.3; Diam: 10.3 cm. Inv. no. 2/2003. © The David Collection. Probably the most distinctive feature of the box’s painted decoration is the lid’s two-headed eagle with large, tufted tail feathers. The eagle’s beaks hold long tendrils. The form and decoration of the box are related to those on a number of somewhat larger reliquaries that were excavated in Kuqa on the Silk Road and have been dated to the 6th-7th century. A carbon-14 analysis of... [Lire la suite]
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01 mai 2018

Cartier. Box, Lac Burgauté, ca. 1927

Cartier. Box, Lac Burgauté, ca. 1927, gold, lac burgauté (panels), round diamonds, carved coral, black enamel, cabochon emeralds, fluted-carved nephrite, mirrored plate glass (interior). L x W x D: 8.7 × 5.9 × 2.5 cm. French assay marks. Signed Cartier Paris Londres New York, Made in France. Lent by Private Collection. © Cooper Hewitt
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13 juin 2016

Box, Sicily, Trapani, the second half of the seventeenth century

Lot 33. Box, Sicily, Trapani, the second half of the seventeenth century. Estimate 80,000 - 120,000 €. Photo Sotheby's. copper gold, silver and coral; 16,3x37x23 cm. Provenance: Walter Padovani, Milan. Notes: Extremely rare are the specimens come down to us of coral cassettes large, characterized by the sculptural virtuosity and by the contrast of luxurious materials, coral and silver, works of princely origin and executed on aristocratic patronage. This toilette box was made of... [Lire la suite]
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11 janvier 2016

Box and cup, China, Tang dynasty (618-906), 8th century

Box, China, Tang dynasty (618-906), 8th century, silver, d 11.5 cm. Courtesy Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Cup, China, Tang dynasty (618-906), 8th century, silver, h 6.0cm × d 6.4cm. Courtesy Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Silverware from the late Tang period is one of the most refined productions of Chinese applied art. The craftsmanship is unparalleled: every dot was individually punched into the surface. Here, flower sprays and animal motifs have been executed with minute attention to detail and elegantly distributed over the... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2014

Box, Yue ware, China, Zhejiang province, Song dynasty

Box, Yue ware, China, Zhejiang province, Song dynasty (960-1279), glazed stoneware with incised decoration, Diameter - w:12.50 cm (w:4 7/8 inches) Overall - h:5.40 cm (h:2 1/8 inches). John L. Severance Fund 1954.580.b, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
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26 mars 2013

White Agate, Gold, Turquoise and Cabochon Sapphire and Ruby Box, Cartier, France

White Agate, Gold, Turquoise and Cabochon Sapphire and Ruby Box, Cartier, France. Photo Doyle The rectangular-shaped agate box, surmounted by two gold hinges and clasp centering 3 Persian turquoises, framed by pear-shaped cabochon sapphires and rubies edged in gold, signed Cartier, no. S 235, with French assay marks. 3 7/8 x 6 3/4 x 1 13/16 inches. Pin on clasp missing. Minor nick on front corner. Estimate $40,000-60,000 Doyle New York. Important Jewelry. Monday, April 15, 2013 at... [Lire la suite]
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15 février 2013

Gold – box, St. Petersburg, P.F. Theremen, c. 1800.

Gold – box, St. Petersburg, P.F. Theremen, c. 1800. The State Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg, Russia.
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11 juillet 2009

A selection of late 15th/Early 16th Century vietnamese ceramics from Hoi An Hoard @ Bonhams San Francisco

A selection of twenty-two blue and white jars and jarlets. Late 15th/Early 16th Century Including eight miniature jars painted with leafy sprays below a petal neck band; eight similar small jarlets decorated with bands of song birds amid foliate sprays; four ovoid jars girded by blossoming leafy sprays; and two squared jars with shaped floral reserves below a neck cloud-collar band. 1 1/2 and 2 7/8in (3.1 and 7.3cm) average heights - Estimate: $400 - 600 A selection of eighteen blue and white jars and jarlets. Late... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2009

A Large Russian Gilded Silver and Shaded Enamel Trunk-Form Box, The Eleventh Artel, Moscow, circa 1910

A Large Russian Gilded Silver and Shaded Enamel Trunk-Form Box, The Eleventh Artel, Moscow, circa 1910 the top and sides of the unusually large trunk-form box enameled with colorful Usolsk-style blooms within scrolling foliage in forest green and brick red, the borders decorated with geometric ornament in opaque and transparent blues, greens, and oranges highlighted with applied beaded ornament and fine cables, the panels separated by larger applied cables, all against a stippled ground, the handles and clasp similarly stylized... [Lire la suite]