19 juin 2019

An antique diamond ring

Lot 17. An old-cut diamond, gold and silver, ring size 7 ¼, circa 1760. Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. Price realised USD 237,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Provenance: By repute, Major Rasfur Lee Knox of Sligo. Note: Major Rasfur Lee Knox of Sligo (also known as Randfurlie Knox of Sligo) was born in Sligo, Ireland to a military family related to the prominent Knoxes of Prehen. Knox entered the Royal Military college of Woolwich at sixteen years old. In 1753 he enlisted in the British... [Lire la suite]
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18 mai 2019

A very fine and rare pair of famille rose 'goose' tureens and covers, Qianlong period, circa 1760

Lot 247. A very fine and rare pair of famille rose 'goose' tureens and covers, Qianlong period, circa 1760. Each 41cm (16 1/4in) high. Estimate £150,000 - 200,000. Sold for £ 187,562 (€ 214,124). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Each naturalistically and boldly modelled, the raised head supported by a long elegantly curving neck, the body finely enamelled with sepia and purple plumage, the folded wings moulded with overlapping feathers in green, iron-red, rose, and crimson, with details picked out in gilt, the... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2019

A Russian parcel-gilt silver bunch of grapes cup and cover, Moscow, circa 1760

Lot 65. A Russian parcel-gilt silver bunch of grapes cup and cover, maker's mark?. S (Cyrillic), unidentified assay master W.A. (Goldberg 596), Moscow, circa 1760; 27cm., 10 1/2 i.n high; 253gr, 8oz. 6dwt. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Lot sold 3,250 GBP. © Sotheby's 2017 axeman and vine stem, body, cover and foot embossed with lobes, marked on body, cover and foot. Sotheby's. From Earth to Fire, London, 4 May 2017 
20 janvier 2018

A boar's head soup tureen and cover, Qianlong period, circa 1760

Lot 198. A boar's head soup tureen and cover, Qianlong period, circa 1760; 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Naturalistically modeled with raised snout and staring eyes, the open mouth revealing teeth, tongue and fangs, glazed in iron-red, grisaille and famille rose. Provenance: The collection of Florence Adele Sloane Burden of Manhattan and Long Island, New York. A great-granddaughter of... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2017

Rare Leighton bronze doubles estimate at Bonhams Important Design Sale

  Lot 32. Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton P.R.A., R.W.S. (British, 1830-1896): An important bronze figure of An Athlete Wrestling a Python, on rectangular naturalistic base, signed, dated and numbered to one side F. LEIGHTON 1877 XXIV, and inscribed to the base verso PUBD BY ERNEST BROWN & PHILLIPS AT THE LEICESTER GALLERIES, LEICESTER SQUARE, LONDON., brown patina, the underside with number 1, 52.5cm high. Estimate £50,000-80,000. Sold for £106,250 (€124,254). Photo: Bonhams. ... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2017

Oliver Forge & Brendan Lynch Ltd (London, UK) at Asian Week New York, 9-18 march 2017

Calligraphy with the Ninety-Nine names of God, Golconda or Bijapur, Deccan, India, circa 1600. Color and gold illumination on paper, 5 1/8 by 3 1/8 in (13 by 8 cm) image, 8 5/8 by 5 7/8 in (22 by 15 cm) folio © Oliver Forge & Brendan Lynch Ltd A prince and his mistress on a terrace at night, Guler, circa 1760. Opaque watercolour and gold on paper. 8 1/4 by 5 7/8 in (21 by 15 cm) painting; 10 3/4 by 7 3/4 in (27.4 by 19.7 cm) folio. © Oliver Forge & Brendan... [Lire la suite]

17 janvier 2017

The Pietro Piffetti personal bombe commode, Italy, Turin, Circa 1760

Pietro Piffetti (Turin 1701 - Turin 1777), The Pietro Piffetti personal bombe commode, Italy, Turin, Circa 1760. Walnut briar, ebony, boxwood and ormolu mounts, 83 x 125 x 57 cm. Burzio at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017.  It was the third(N.3) of fourteen works of art by Piffetti in a lottery that took place in November 1779 in Turin, following his death. “N.3.Two commodes shaped as urns in walnut briar with four drawers with low profiles, in three rows resembling ribbons and ebony bands with gilt... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2016

A gentleman's brocaded silk banyan, circa 1760

Lot 41 : A gentleman's brocaded silk banyan, circa 1760. Estimate:£800 - £1000. © Kerry Taylor Auctions A gentleman's brocaded silk banyan, circa 1760. of pale peach silk brocaded with ivory and pale green ribbon garlands and blossom, double-breasted with silk cord covered buttons, wide curved sleeves with broad cuffs, short stand collar, pocket slits and two internal linen patch pockets, lined in green taffeta, chest 102cm, 40in. Kerry Taylor Auctions. Monday December 12th at 2pm
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02 septembre 2016

Highlights from LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair to be held 13th-18th September 2016

Courtesy Lapada. LONDON.- The LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair returns for its eighth year to the suitably breathtaking surrounds of Berkeley Square, Mayfair. Sponsored by Delancey, the LAPADA Fair offers an unmissable opportunity to source and buy some of the world’s most coveted works of art, antiques, design and decorative arts. This year, it will take place from Tuesday 13th September until Sunday 18th September 2016, marking the start of London’s fashionable Autumn art season.  Over 100 members of LAPADA the... [Lire la suite]
18 février 2016

Prahlad Bubbar at Asia Week New York 2016

Attributed to Mihr Chand. Ladies Celebrate Holi on a Pleasure Pavilion. Leaf from an album made for Antoine Polier, Lucknow, India, circa 1780. Opaque watercolour and gold on paper, 18 x 24.5 inches (45.5 x 62 cm) © Prahlad Bubbar Mother and Child with Attendants. Golconda, Deccan, India, circa 1670-80. Opaque watercolor and gold on paper. 8.3 x 6 inches (21 x 15 cm). © Prahlad Bubbar Attributed to the artist Mir Kalan Khan. A Vision of an Elephant... [Lire la suite]