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]
21 octobre 2016

Ashmolean opens first major exhibition to explore the supernatural in the art of the Islamic world

'Power and Protection' at Ashmolean Museum OXFORD.- Showcasing over a hundred spectacular objects from Morocco to China, Power and Protection is the first major exhibition to explore the supernatural in the art of the Islamic world. Within Islamic societies, people of all backgrounds have engaged in fascinating and sometimes controversial practices such as the casting of horoscopes and the interpretation of omens. Power and Protection includes objects and works of art from the 12th to the 20th centuries which have been... [Lire la suite]
06 mai 2016

Man's Jacket, Chinese, Early 19th century

Man's Jacket, Chinese, Early 19th century. Old gold silk velvet; black silk satin; round brass-colored metal buttons; bright blue silk plain weave; 24 13/16 x 55 7/8 inches (63 x 142 cm). 1940-4-834. Purchased with the John T. Morris Fund from the Carl Schuster Collection, 1940 © 2016 Philadelphia Museum of Art
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22 mars 2016

Claremont Rug Company names Best of the Best antique rugs sold in 2015 with online gallery exhibition

Bakshaish, 11’2” x 18’, second quarter, 19th century.  OAKLAND, CA.- For the fifth consecutive year eminent art dealer Jan David Winitz, whose Claremont Rug Company gallery specializes in art-level Oriental carpets from the “Second Golden Age of Persian Weaving,” is providing a glimpse at the most elite rugs that were sold by the Gallery during 2015. A total of 40 high-collectible “best of the best” 19th century rugs in a variety of Persian and Caucasian weaving styles will be displayed on the... [Lire la suite]

27 février 2016

Hippocamp Pendant. Probably French, early 19th century

Hippocamp Pendant. Enamelled gold jewel set with emeralds and pearls. Probably French, early 19th century. H. 8.7cm. British Museum WB. 156. Bequeathed by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild. © The Trustees of the British Museum. Although fully modelled in the round, the front of this jewel is undoubtedly designed to be seen when the hippocamp is facing to the left. The head of the hippocamp and its mane are burnishe. 
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23 février 2016

Nicholas Grindley Works of Art Ltd at Asia Week New York 2016

  A tiny duan stone ovoid shaped waterpot, carved in the form of a lotus leaf decorated with crabs, on a foliate openwork stand. Chinese, Late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century. Length: 2 inches (5 cm) © Nicholas Grindley Works of Art Ltd Pine, Strange Stone and Lingzhi. China, Late Ming dynasty, 17th century. Ink and color on silk. 40.5 x 19.5 inches (103.8 x 49.5 cm) © Nicholas Grindley Works of Art Ltd Catalpa wristrest in the form of a qin with an inscription after Gao Shangxian... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2016

Van Gelder Traditional Indian Folk Jewellery at TEFAF Maastrich 2016

Turban ornament, Turra, Delhi, 18th century. Gold, diamonds old mine cut in the middle, other old style brilliant cuts, rose cuts and flat. Length 9.5 cm (bird with tail). Diameter diamond-set rosette 4 cm. Weight 55 gr. © Van Gelder Traditional Indian Folk Jewellery Literature: The Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art, pp. 126-127 Exhibitions: Antwerp, Provinciaal Diamant Museum Antwerpen, A Kaleidoscope of Colours, Indian Mughal Jewels from the 18th and 19th... [Lire la suite]
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25 octobre 2015

An historic early 19th century emerald and diamond fringe necklace

An historic early 19th century Colombian emerald and diamond fringe necklace. Estimate CHF1,450,000 – CHF2,400,000 ($1,495,677 - $2,475,603). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Designed as a series of nine graduated emerald and diamond square-shaped clusters, the central cluster with a large cushion-shaped emerald drop suspended from a diamond-set scroll mount and flanked by two smaller drops, the diamond collet intersections with smaller emerald and diamond square-shaped cluster drops, circa 1810, 42.5 cm, mounted... [Lire la suite]