31 juillet 2019

A gem set glass-hilted dagger (khanjar), India, circa 1900

Lot 154. A gem set glass-hilted dagger (khanjar), India, circa 1900; 10 5/8 ins. (36.8 cm.) long; 2 ½ ins. (6.2 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Set with diamonds and rubies, locket and chape loose and similarly decorated, watered-steel blade. Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.124, no.95The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.153, no.99The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p.179, no.105. Christie's. Maharajas &... [Lire la suite]

24 juillet 2019

A large famille rose vase, fanghu, circa 1900

Lot 197. A large famille rose vase, fanghu, circa 1900; 43cm., 17in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 35,000 GBP. © Sotheby's of archaistic bronze form, the pear-shaped body rising from a gently spreading foot to a waisted neck, applied with two dragon handles, painted in bright enamels with blossoming peony to one side and bamboo to the other, the neck with landscape scenes.  The Julian Thompson Study Collection. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art,... [Lire la suite]
10 juillet 2019

The Hilt of the State Sword of Maharaja Jagatjit Singh of Kapurthala (1872-1949), North India, circa 1900

Lot 245. The Hilt of the State Sword of Maharaja Jagatjit Singh of Kapurthala (1872-1949), North India, circa 1900; 8 ¾ ins. (22.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd Enamelled and set with diamonds, the lion-headed pommel set with ruby eyes, one side of the hilt set with a raised and molded crest of Kapurthala and the other side with the words ‘Kapurthala State’ set in diamonds. Note: This magnificent hilt was produced for a... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2019

Enamel brooch, René Lalique, circa 1900

Lot 36. Enamel brooch, René Lalique, circa 1900. Estimate 80 000 € - 100 000 €. Courtesy Sotheby's. Designed as two women in profile amidst a flock of swallows applied with light blue enamel, the reverse similarly enamelled, signed Lalique, detachable brooch fitting, 18 carat gold (750°/00), gross weight approximately 26.51 grams. Note: Cf.: Vivienne Becker, Art Nouveau Jewelry, London, 1985, pg. 49, no. 45, for a pendant of identical design applied with purple... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2019

A Qajar cobalt blue and white calligraphic pottery tile, Persia, circa 1900

Lot 251. A Qajar cobalt blue and white calligraphic pottery tile, Persia, circa 1900; 24 by 24cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 1,625 GBP (1,884 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. decorated with inscription painted in blue relief glaze, mounted, old auction labels to reverse. Provenance: Ex-collection Sir Howard Hodgkin (1932-2017).Drouot, Paris, 15 June 1948, lot 34 (as indicated by old auction label to reverse). inscriptions: al-faqir ‘abd al-husayn ibn …. Haji ja’far... [Lire la suite]
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]

06 juin 2018

A silver mounted and mother of pearl decorated dagger, Vietnam, circa 1900

Lot 134. A silver mounted and mother of pearl decorated dagger, Vietnam, circa 1900; length 48.5 cm.. Estimate 600 € / 850 €. Courtesy Czerny's Straight, double-edged blade; the grip covered with silver foil finely decorated with a dragon in high relief on both sides; wooden scabbard finely decorated with mother-of-pearl inlays portraying a pen, scrolls, a mandolin, a shell and floral decorations, silver mounts embossed with floral motifs.  Militaria, Armes Antiques & Armures du Monde... [Lire la suite]
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08 mai 2018

Rare and fine gold, enamel and citrine necklace/comb combination, René Lalique, circa 1900

Lot 339. Rare and fine gold, enamel and citrine necklace/comb combination, René Lalique, circa 1900. Estimate 200,000 — 370,000 CHF. © Sotheby's 2018. Designed as a swarm of brown enamel dragonflies with golden plique-à-jour enamel wings around a pear-shaped citrine drop, inner circumference approximately 420mm, together with a comb fitting, wearable as a hairpiece, comb signed, case stamped R. Lalique. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Geneva, 15 May 2018, 10:30 AM
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23 avril 2018

A filigree and gem-set gold necklace, Morocco, circa 1900

Lot 147. A filigree and gem-set gold necklace, Morocco, circa 1900; 21in. (53.5cm.) long. Estimate GBP 7,000 - GBP 10,000 (USD 9,821 - USD 14,030). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Comprising twenty inverted drop-shaped panels set with emeralds alternating with pink corundun, pendant small pearls, the central panel similar but considerably larger, strung with pearl, gem spacers, modern clasp. Christie's. Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds Including Oriental Rugs and Carpets, 26 April 2018,... [Lire la suite]
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01 avril 2018

Tray, Japan, Tokyo, circa 1900

Tray, Japan, Tokyo, circa 1900, cloisonné, musen and yusen enamel, applied with a shakudo rim, 30.8 x 26 cm, Khalili Collections, E 37 © 2016 Khalili Collections.
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