17 avril 2019

A diamond-set and enamelled necklace (khanti), North India, circa 1800

Lot 174. A diamond-set and enamelled necklace (khanti), North India, circa 1800. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot Sold 55,000 GBP (63,767 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. set with facet-cut diamonds with foil backing, the openwork design forming flowerheads and two birds, with a hinged pendant in the form of a bird with spinel drop, polychrome enamelling on the reverse with foliate motifs and birds on each setting; 19cm. diam. Provenance: Family of Hari Singh Nalwa... [Lire la suite]

15 avril 2019

A large Mughal carved emerald, North India, circa 1800

Lot 170. A large Mughal carved emerald, North India, circa 1800; 3.4 by 4 by 0.9cm., 68.29 carats., 17.7grams. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP (34,824 - 58,040 EUR). Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. of heart-shaped form, the front carved with a lily in the centre, the reverse with petal pattern, the edge carved, later set in simple gold frame. Note: While India is rich in beryl minerals, emeralds were historically imported from Egypt. With the discovery of emerald mines in... [Lire la suite]
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27 juin 2018

SIMON TEAKLE FINE JEWELRY at Masterpiece London 2018

Royal Jewel. From Princess Mary Althea Beatrix Doria Pamphilj, Princess Emily Augusta Doria Pamphilj. A magnificent faint pink Golconda diamond pendant, approximately 22.50 carats. Courtesy Simon Teakle. The Ivy Necklace. An antique diamond necklace by Paulding Farnham for Tiffany, New York, circa 1900. Courtesy Simon Teakle. Cartier London. Art Deco Diamond Bracelet, circa 1928. Courtesy Simon Teakle René Boivin. Diamond Hoop Earrings. Courtesy Simon Teakle. Victorian gold and banded agate bangle, circa 1870. Courtesy... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2018

A yellow-ground silk embroidered 'Nine dragons' kang cushion cover, circa 1800

Lot 100. A yellow-ground silk embroidered 'Nine dragons' kang cushion cover, circa 1800; 52 3/8 in. (133 cm.) wide x 41 3/8 in. (105 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 40,000. Price realised GBP 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  The central rectangular panel is decorated with a front-facing five-clawed dragon surrounded by eight further striding dragons and a stylised shou roundel amongst ruyi-cloud scrolls and bats. The outer border is decorated with a dense band of scrolling... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2018

A silver and gilt-metal openwork elephant-goad (ankus), India, Bikaner, circa 1800

Lot 162. A silver and gilt-metal openwork elephant-goad (ankus), India, Bikaner, circa 1800; 55.5cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot Sold 6,250 GBP (7,153 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the openwork handle with silver overlay, containing round noise-making metal bells, two steel spikes, one curved and the other straight, densely decorated with gold-overlaid foliate designs. Note: A similar silvered iron ankus with an ivory handle is in Powis Castle, inv. no.POW/CLIVE/1/16; another... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2017

Pair of Silver and Diamond Pendant-Earrings, circa 1800

Lot 219. Pair of Silver and Diamond Pendant-Earrings, circa 1800. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.  Of pendeloque design, the circular tops suspending pear-shaped pendants, spaced by bow motifs, set with numerous old mine and rose-cut diamonds; circa 1800. Note: Diamond jewelry became highly fashionable in England toward the end of the eighteenth century. To supply this demand, London jewelers acquired gemstones from the French aristocracy fleeing Paris during the... [Lire la suite]
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05 novembre 2016

A pair of large and impressive cloisonné enamel vases and covers, Qianlong-Jiaqing period, circa 1800

Lot 124. A pair of large and impressive cloisonné enamel vases and covers, Qianlong-Jiaqing period, circa 1800. Estimate GBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000 (USD 99,680 - USD 149,520). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. Each vase is decorated with colourful floral sprays, butterflies and birds, with a pair of dragon-form handles. The cover is decorated with further floral sprays, with ruyi form reticulated panels detailed with bats, all surmounted by a finial with a dragon. 41 in. (104.1 cm. ) high. ... [Lire la suite]
26 juin 2016

Rare robe de cour en gaze bleu brodée, chaofu, Chine, dynastie Qing, circa 1800

Lot 228. Rare robe de cour en gaze bleu brodée, chaofu, Chine, dynastie Qing, circa 1800. Estimate €5,000 - €7,000 ($5,672 - $7,941). Price Realized €9,375 ($10,579). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The robe is worked in fine gold couched threads and satin stitches, depicting nine five-clawed dragons and dragon medallions amidst multi-coloured clouds, bats and peach sprigs above tumultuous waves on a navy blue gauze ground ; restorations. 53 1/8 in. (135 cm.) high A rare embroidered blue gauze summer court... [Lire la suite]
15 février 2016

A Georgian diamond floral tiara as worn in Downton Abbey

A Georgian diamond floral tiara as worn in Downton Abbey. £145,000.00 © Bentley Skinner An Important Georgian diamond tiara, the tiara in the form of a garland spray of leaves and floral clusters, pave-set throughout with old-cut diamonds, weighing an estimated total of 45 carats, cutdown collet-set in silver to a yellow gold mount, convertible to two brooches, gross weight 75.5 grams on frame, circa 1800. No. 21162M  - info@bentley-skinner.co.uk
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27 décembre 2015

MANDARIN & MENAGERIE: The James E. Sowell Collection, Part III, Japanese porcelain

Over a period of twenty years James Sowell slowly assembled the best collection of Chinese porcelain birds, animals and figures in the country. Not only comprehensive, the Sowell Collection features jewels of top quality in each category it encompasses, from important, large pairs of majestic birds, courtiers and exotic animals to charming and colorful figures of laughing boys and courting couples. The collection resided happily in the Sowells’ Dallas home surrounded by classic English furniture of the Georgian period. In 2008... [Lire la suite]