28 janvier 2016

Hexagonal dish with hydrangea and cicada, Ming Dynasty, Tianqi-Chongzhen Period, 1621-1644

Hexagonal dish with hydrangea and cicada, Ming Dynasty, Tianqi-Chongzhen Period, 1621-1644, Jingdezhen kilns, porcelain, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue, and polychrome overglaze enamels; 2.7 cm (height), 14.2 cm max. (diameter), at foot 7.7 cm (diameter). Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978. EA1978.1151. © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

31 août 2013

Pu Ru (1896-1963), Cicada on autumn leaf

Pu Ru (1896-1963), Cicada on autumn leaf. Photo courtesy Doyle New York Ink and color on silk. Signed, seal. Image 9 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches. Framed. Estimate $4,000-6,000  Doyle New York. Asian Works of Art. Monday, September 16, 2013 at 10am - http://www.doylenewyork.com
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29 janvier 2013

A gold and enamelled brooch in the form of a cicada by René Lalique, c.1902

A gold and enamelled brooch in the form of a cicada by René Lalique, c.1902
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19 juillet 2012

Jade cicadas. China, Han dynasty, 2nd-1st century BC

Jade cicadas. China, Han dynasty, 2nd-1st century BC. Length: 6.000 cm (max.). Width: 3.300 cm (max.). On loan from a private collection OA 24:9. The British Museum. © 2003 Private Collection © Trustees of the British Museum The people of the Han dynasty (206 BC - AD 220) appear to have believed that jade offered some form of protection in the afterlife so that the deceased might continue to enjoy life after death in the manner in which they had lived life. The orifices of the deceased were... [Lire la suite]
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30 décembre 2011

Gold, enamel, gem-set and diamond brooch, Boucheron, circa 1890

 Gold, enamel, gem-set and diamond brooch, Boucheron, circa 1890. Photo Sotheby's Designed as a cicada, the articulated wings decorated with plique-à-jour enamel and calibré-cut sapphires, the abdomen and head set with cushion-shaped, circular-cut and rose diamonds, further set with buff top sapphires, the eyes of cabochon cat's-eye chrysoberyl, French assay marks and maker's marks for Frédéric Boucheron, detachable brooch fitting, fitted case Boucheron, London, 130 New Bond Street. ESTIMATE 15,000-20,000 GBP. Lot Sold: 75,650... [Lire la suite]
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18 juin 2011

The Alan E. Feen Collection of Chinese Glass

A red glass cup. Qianlong Mark. Photo Bonhams Of cylindrical section rising to a narrow waisted everted lip, the thin translucent walls carved in raised relief with an elegantly rendered blooming mallow plant, the base bearing the incised four-character mark within a square border; 3 1/8in (8cm) diameter. Estimate: US$3,000 - 5,000 Note: The mallow flower has been a popular subject for glass blowers since the mid-Qing era. For its use in snuff bottle decoration, see Bonhams, New York, March 24, 2010, the Collection of... [Lire la suite]