14 novembre 2021

An exceptionally rare imperial double-sided embroidered silk 'dragon' robe, jifu, Early 19th century

Lot 282. An exceptionally rare imperial double-sided embroidered silk 'dragon' robe, jifu, Early 19th century; 205cm (80 6/8in) wide x 156cm (61 1/2in) long. Sold for £ 85,250 (€ 99,701). (Estimate £ 15,000 - £25,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Meticulously worked on both the outer and inner sides in satin stitch and coloured threads with nine writhing five-clawed resplendent blue dragons clutching or pursuing flaming pearls amidst dense trailing scrolls of five-coloured clouds interspersed... [Lire la suite]
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30 mars 2021

Christie's announces highlights included in the Magnificent Jewels auction in Geneva

  GENEVA.- May 2021 marks 200 years since the death of Emperor Napoléon I (1769-1821), and it is an extraordinary coincidence that this spectacular parure of sapphires and diamonds, from the collection of his adoptive daughter, Stephanie de Beauharnais, Grand Duchess of Baden (1789-1860) will be offered for sale at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction in Geneva on 12 May 2021. The nine pieces, including a tiara, one collier, one pair of earrings, two pendants and brooches as well as one ring and one bracelet... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2020

A very rare celadon-ground famille-rose wine warmer and cover, Qing dynasty, early 19th century

Lot 24. A very rare celadon-ground famille-rose wine warmer and cover, Qing dynasty, early 19th century. Height 15.5 cm, 6⅛ in. Estimate: 15,000 -20,000 GBP. Lot sold: 23,940 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the lobed ovoid body of the warmer rising from a recessed base to an inverted rim, brightly enamelled to each lobe with geometric melon and butterfly strapwork reserved on a pale celadon ground, the shoulders set with a pair of high relief butterfly handles, the turquoise enamelled cylindrical... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2020

A rare spinach-green jade 'Laozi passing through the Hangu pass' double-sided circular screen, Early 19th century

Lot 55. A rare spinach-green jade 'Laozi passing through the Hangu pass' double-sided circular screen, Early 19th century; 21.5cm (8 1/2in) diam. Estimate HK$ 600,000-800,000. Sold for HK$ 1,036,000 (€ 123,180). Photo: Bonhams. Skilfully worked into a large circular plaque with varying levels of relief on both sides, the front side decorated with Laozi riding a buffalo flanked by a young attendant, greeted by Yinxi beside his attendant holding a plantain leaf fan, all within a landscape scene with... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2020

An imperial embroidered dragon roundel, buzi, Qing dynasty, early 19th century

Lot 3417. An imperial embroidered dragon roundel, buzi, Qing dynasty, early 19th century; 12 3/4 in. (32.4 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 40,000 - HKD 60,000. Price realised HKD 75,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014. The circular badge is finely embroidered depict a front facing five-clawed dragon worked in couched gold threads embracing a 'flaming pearl', all against a dense ground of multi-coloured clouds interspersed with red bats above jagged mountains emerging from crested waves. The... [Lire la suite]
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22 octobre 2019

A silver-thread embroidered glass-bead-mounted velvet-clad leather quiver, North India, early 19th Century

Lot 189. A silver-thread embroidered glass-bead-mounted velvet-clad leather quiver, North India, early 19th Century; 65 cm. long. Estimate: £ 6 000 - £ 8 000. Sold for Sold for £ 16,312 (€ 18,953). Courtesy Bonhams. of tapering form, the leather body clad entirely in yellow velvet embroidered to the front with gilt-silver thread and mounted with glass beads forming flowerheads within an undulating lattice, the velvet clad leather belt similarly decorated, two sets of four tassels to one side, containing nine arrows. ... [Lire la suite]
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22 octobre 2019

A silver-thread embroidered velvet-clad leather quiver, North India, probably Lahore, early 19th Century

Lot 190. A silver-thread embroidered velvet-clad leather quiver, North India, probably Lahore, early 19th Century; 67 cm. long. Estimate: 6 000 GBP - 8 000 GBP. Sold for £ 27,562 (€ 32,025). Courtesy Bonhams. he quiver of tapering form, the leather body clad entirely in red velvet embroidered to the front with gilt-silver thread and sequins with a series of large rosettes, the lower end with a palmette surmounted by a trefoil motif, the border with a band of flowerheads, the velvet clad leather belt... [Lire la suite]
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05 septembre 2019

A blue and white 'dragon' jar, Joseon dynasty, early 19th century

Lot 529. A blue and white 'dragon' jar, Joseon dynasty, early 19th century. Height 15 3/4  in., 40 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot Sold 75,000 USD. © Sotheby's. of ovoid form, vividly painted in underglaze blue with four-clawed dragons among clouds, all decorated with a blue-tinged transparent glaze, Japanese wood box (3). Note: Broad-shouldered, narrow-waisted jars such as the present example were popular in Korea during the 17th-19th centuries when they were used as storage... [Lire la suite]
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31 juillet 2019

A pair of jade falcon bracelets, India, early 19th century

Lot 13. A pair of jade falcon bracelets, India, early 19th century. Each 1 ½ ins. (4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Each set with leaf shaped rubies. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p. 126, ill. p. 186, no. 49 Exhibited: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 2014, p. 37The Miho Museum, Koka 2016, p. 107, no. 75Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p. 105, no. 73The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p. 128, no. 76The Palace Museum,... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2019

An antique diamond, Colombian emerald and ruby bird brooch, early 19th century

Lot 66. An antique diamond, Colombian emerald and ruby bird brooch, early 19th century. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 52,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Designed as a bird, old and rose-cut diamonds, carved emerald bead, circular cabochon rubies, silver, 2 ¼ ins., early 19th century. SSEF, 2015, report no. 80550: Colombia, indications of clarity enhancement, moderate oil. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019 ... [Lire la suite]