04 janvier 2021

Unsigned. A silver memento mori skull form watch, circa 19th century

Lot 18. Unsigned. A silver memento mori skull form watch, circa 19th century; dimensions 34mm x 37.5mm. Estimate: 800 - 1 200 GBP. Lot sold: 11,340 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. gilded full plate movement, verge escapement, three arm flat balance, decoratively pierced and engraved balance cock, round pillars, fusee and chain, white enamel dial with Roman numerals, silver case in the shape of a human skull, engraved with latin mememto mori text, winding aperture and bow to the top. ... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2020

A gilt-bronze figure of Mahakala Shadbhuja, Tibeto-Chinese, circa 19th century

Lot 89. A gilt-bronze figure of Mahakala Shadbhuja, Tibeto-Chinese, circa 19th century; 21.3 (8 3/8in) high. Estimate £ 5,000-7,000. Sold for £ 33,750 (€ 38,622). © Bonhams. The six-armed deity standing on two prostrate elephant-headed figures over a lotus base, surrounded by the orange pristine awareness fire, the main hands holding the wish-fulfilling jewel and a skull cup filled with jewels, dressed in a dhoti and adorned with various jewellery and streaming ribbons, the face surmounted by a five-jewelled tiara,... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2020

YANN FERRANDIN, Stand 80c at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020.

Hei Tiki pendant, Maori population, New Zealand, Te Puawaitanga or early Huringa I, circa 18th century. Nephritis, sealing wax. H 10 cm. © Yann Ferrandin. Provenance: private collection, United Kingdom. Bamana ritual figure, Mali, circa 19th century. Wood. H 38 cm. © Yann Ferrandin. Provenance: Chaim and Renee Gross collection, New York.
22 juillet 2019

Sehra and topi, possibly North India, circa 19th century

Lot 247. Sehra and topi, possibly North India, circa 19th century. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 56,250 © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 A bridegroom's ornamental headdress consisting of a fitted cap (topi) and a veil (sehra), made of cotton/silk, a gem set border along the bottom with inset jewels backed with textile, 25 suspended strands with hanging rubies, pearls, and emeralds, ending in tassels. Sehra: 10 ins. (25.4 cm.) wide (gem set border); 13 ½ ins. (34.2 cm.) long (suspension... [Lire la suite]
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02 mars 2017

Tenzing Asian Art at Asiaweek New York, 9-18 march 2017

Tibetan Tantric Carpet of a Flayed Man. Made in Nigxia, China, circa 19th Century. Wool, cotton and dye, 56 3/4 x 29 1/2 in (144 x 75 cm) © Tenzing Asian Art Buddha Shakyamuni, Kashmiri Schools in Western Tibet. Pedestal, 10th-11th century, Buddha, ca. 1050-1100 A.D. Brass Alloy and Pigment. Height: 12.75 in (33 cm) © Tenzing Asian Art Shadakshari Avalokiteshvara, Western Tibet, 14th century. Brass Alloy with Silver and Copper Inlay. Height: 11 in (28 cm) © Tenzing... [Lire la suite]
07 février 2017

“Lucky Money” Têt Stamp, Vietnam, circa 19th century

“Lucky Money” Têt Stamp, hardwood with original polychrome, Vietnam, circa 19th century. (Primary Source) Height on stand: 16.50” Width: 9.50”. This stamp was used to create "lucky money" for the celebrations on Tết Nguyên Đán, more commonly called Tet - the Vietnamese New Year. Children are given red envelopes containing lucky money such as this stamp was used to create. This tradition is known as mừng tuổi (happy new age) in the northern parts of Vietnam and lì xì in the south. Primary Source
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07 février 2017

“Lucky Money” Têt Stamp, Vietnam, circa 19th century

“Lucky Money” Têt Stamp, hardwood with original polychrome, Vietnam, circa 19th century. (Primary Source) Height on stand: 16.50” Width: 9.50”. This stamp was used to create "lucky money" for the celebrations on Tết Nguyên Đán, more commonly called Tet - the Vietnamese New Year. Children are given red envelopes containing lucky money such as this stamp was used to create. This tradition is known as mừng tuổi (happy new age) in the northern parts of Vietnam and lì xì in the south. Primary Source
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