11 juin 2019

An antique emerald and diamond sarpech

Lot 129. An antique Colombian emerald and diamond sarpech, early 20th century. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 400,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The turban ornament set with cushion, oval, pear and drop-shaped cabochon emeralds, variously-shaped old, circular and rose-cut diamonds, foil, gold, plume holder at the reverse, sarpech 4 ¾ ins., strings each 24 ins., early 20th century, restrung at a later date. AGL, 2019, report no. 1100322: Colombia, insignificant to minor clarity enhancement, traditional type. ... [Lire la suite]
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05 mai 2019

An important suzuribako [writing box], signed Shosai, Meiji period, early 20th century

  Lot 112. An important suzuribako [writing box], signed Shosai, Meiji period, early 20th century; 23 cm., 9 1/8  in. Estimate £150,000 — 180,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rectangular writing box with flush fitting cover and pewter rims decorated in gold, silver, black and red hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, kinpun, hirame, kirikane gold and silver on a fundame ground with numerous different chrysanthemum flowers and leaves, almost all an... [Lire la suite]
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25 mars 2019

A 'hualimu' recessed-leg table, Early 20th century

Lot 1613. A 'hualimu' recessed-leg table, Early 20th century. Height 31 3/4  in., 80.6 cm; Width 68 5/8  in., 174.3 cm; Depth 24 1/2  in., 62.2 cm. Estimate 10,000 - 15,000 USD. Lot sold 81,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. with a two-board flush floating top panel and archaistic scroll spandrels. Provenance: Christie's New York, 18th September 2006, lot 72.   Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 23 March 2019
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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]