14 janvier 2019

FD Gallery at TEFAF Maastricht 2019, Stand 270

'Snake' Pendant Necklace, 19th century. Colombian emerald, diamonds and rubies set in gold, 26 x 1.27 x 1.27 cm (10.2 x 0.5 x 0.5 in.). © FD Gallery at TEFAF Maastricht 2019, Stand 270.  GCS Report no. 78172-70, dated August 8th, 2018, stating that the emeralds are Colombian origin, with indications of moderate oil in fissures. Provenance: Accompanied by a handwritten note stating ‘emerald, as a scarf pin presented by Victor Emanual, to The Rt Honorable Spencer H. Walpole on his visit to Cambridge.’ 'Order... [Lire la suite]

11 décembre 2018

A carved translucent light blue hard stone buffalo and wood stand, China, early 20th century

Lot 34. A carved translucent light blue hard stone buffalo and wood stand, China, early 20th century. L. : 11,5 cm (4 1/2 in.). Estimation 300 - 400 €. Vendu 117 000 €. © Artcurial Représenté debout, sellé et portant deux grandes jarres, socle en bois sculpté de pins. Artcurial. Vente Art d’Asie - 10 décembre 2018  
26 novembre 2018

An iron articulated sculpture of a long snake, Early 20th century, signed Muneyoshi (Tanaka Tadayoshi; ?-1958)

Lot 3811. An iron articulated sculpture of a long snake, Early 20th century, signed Muneyoshi (Tanaka Tadayoshi; ?-1958); 81 7/8 in. (208 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 1,600,000 - HKD 2,400,000 (USD 205,080 - USD 307,620). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The russet-iron snake constructed of numerous hammered plates jointed inside the body, the head incised with scales and fitted with a hinged jaw, gilt eyes, signature on underside of jaw. Literature: Kuo Hong-Sheng and Chang Yuan-Feng, chief eds. et... [Lire la suite]
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14 juin 2018

A blue and white 'phoenix and dragon' double-vase and cover, early 20th century

Lot 82. A blue a Lot 82. A blue and white 'phoenix and dragon' double-vase and cover, early 20th century. Hauteur: 28 cm. (11 in.). Estimate EUR 10,000 - EUR 15,000. Price realised EUR 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. En forme de deux vases balustres accolés, la panse est ornée d'un registre continu représentant deux phénix et des dragons kui archaïsants. Le col et le pied évasés sont à décor de pétales et de feuilles de bananier stylisés. La base porte une marque horizontale... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2018

A huanguali painting table, hua'an, early 20th century

Lot 293. A huanguali painting table, hua'an, early 20th century; 33 ½ in. (85.5 cm.) high, 57 1/8 in. (145 cm.) wide, 27 ½ in. (70 cm) deep. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000. Price realised GBP 35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The two-panel top is set within the rectangular frame above moulded aprons, all raised on legs with pairs of rounded square stretchers.  Property from the Zhidao Zhai Collection. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
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23 avril 2018

A diamond-set openwork gold brooch, Fez, Morocco, early 20th century

Lot 153. A diamond-set openwork gold brooch, Fez, Morocco, early 20th century; 4in. (10.2cm.) high. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 11,224 - USD 16,836). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 With raised centre surrounded by repeating elaborate floral medallions, a palmette above, the reverse with suspension loop and pin. Note: A similar pendant, in a private collection, is published in Abderrahman Slaoui, Parures en or du Maroc. Trésors des cites impériales, Casablanca, 1999,... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2018

A fine grisaille-decorated 'landscape' vase, Republican period, early 20th century 

Lot 2377. A fine grisaille-decorated 'landscape' vase, Republican period, early 20th century; 7 11/16 in. (19.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 250,000 - HKD 350,000. Price realised HKD 275,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2012 The vase is of ovoid form, exquisitely enamelled around the exterior to depict a continuous landscape in grisaille and tones of pale iron-red and blue with dense bamboo trees growing along the river banks. The base is inscribed with a four-character... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2018

A pair of fine large Dehua 'Blanc-de-Chine' figures of Manjusri and Samantabhadra, by Xu Yunlin, Qing dynasty, early 20th centur

Lot 3196. A pair of fine large Dehua 'Blanc-de-Chine' figures of Manjusri and Samantabhadra, by Xu Yunlin, Qing dynasty, early 20th century; 46 and 46.5 cm., 18 1/8  and 18 1/4  in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,400,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2013 each impressive bodhisattva modelled seated in lalitasana, dressed in flowing robes partly covering his bejeweled torso and fastened at the waist by long tasseled strings, his face... [Lire la suite]
12 décembre 2017

A ruby-ground famille-rose bowl, Early 20th century

Lot 332. A ruby-ground famille-rose bowl, Early 20th century; 14.8 cm, 5 7/8  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot sold 125,000 HKD (13,435 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's painted in brilliant enamels around the exterior with colourful clusters of floral sprays including peony, hibiscus, exotic lily, chrysanthemum, camellia and aster, all reserved on a rich ruby-red ground, the interior and base left white, inscribed with an apocryphal Yongzheng mark to the base. ... [Lire la suite]
31 octobre 2017

A spinach jade 'Taotie' censer and cover, Early 20th century

Lot 6. A spinach jade 'Taotie' censer and cover, Early 20th century. Estimate USD  6,000 - 8,000. Sold for US$ 17,500 (€15,036). Photo: Bonhams. The compressed globular body and domed cover each carved with a taotie band, the cover surmounted by a button finial carved as a coiled chilong, the body flanked by opposing chilong-head handles suspending loose rings and supported on three short feet, wood stand. 4 1/4in (10.8cm) high. Bonhams. ASIAN WORKS OF ART, 30 Oct... [Lire la suite]