13 octobre 2022

An important and exceptionally rare imperial polychrome lacquer 'thirty-two-dragons' guqin table, Late Ming Dynasty

Lot 68. An important and exceptionally rare imperial polychrome lacquer 'thirty-two-dragons' guqin table, Late Ming Dynasty (first half 17th century); 101.2cm (39 7/8in) wide x 73.5cm (28 15/16in) high x 34.3cm (13 1/2in) deep; the inset brick, 64cm wide x 20.3cm deep x 6.2cm high (2). Estimate upon request. Sold for €1,482,375. Courtesy Bonhams. The top inset in the centre with a highly polished grey pottery rectangular brick moulded with a pair of five-clawed... [Lire la suite]

13 juillet 2021

A Baroque ivory cutlery set, Netherlands, first half 17th century

Lot 67. A Baroque ivory cutlery set, Netherlands, first half 17th century; L of knife 22.5, of fork 19.5 cm. Estimate: €6,000 - €8,000. Courtesy Kunsthaus Lempertz Comprising a knife and three-pronged fork of steel and ivory. The twisted ivory handles finely carved with grapevines and figural terminals – the knife with a putto playing cymbals, the fork with a faun playing a hurdy gurdy. The figures each seated upon shell shaped thrones, on the opposite sides finely carved mascarons.  Literature: Cf. a... [Lire la suite]
02 février 2021

SÃO ROQUE at BRAFA 2021

Aquamanile. Chimera-shaped aquamanile; a donkey´s head, female torso, lion’s feet and a fishlike tail. Portuguese faience, Lisbon, first half 17th century. H 26.5 cm. SÃO ROQUE at BRAFA 2021 Provenance: J.T. collection, Lisbon.  Similar pieces of the same period recorded in European museums (V & A Museum in London, MNAA in Lisbon, Angewandte Kunst Museum in Frankfurt, Kunst und Gewerbe Museum in Hamburg)     Jewellery box, Singhalese-Portuguese, mid-17th century. Ivory and... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2020

A Safavid green-glazed pottery ewer, Iran, first half 17th century

Lot 51. A Safavid green-glazed pottery ewer, Iran, first half 17th century; 15 5/8in. (39.5cm.) high. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 7,536 - USD 10,048). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  On short foot, the green-glazed bulbous body tapering to a narrow neck, decorated with repeated floral rosettes, later Qajar brass handle, spout and lid, the neck with repaired break, small chips to foot.  Note: This ewer covered with an opaque pale green glaze belongs to a small, distinctive group... [Lire la suite]
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20 juillet 2019

Prince Mu’azzam Bahadur Shah and a courtier holding a falcon, Mughal India, first half 17th century

Lot 257. Prince Mu’azzam Bahadur Shah and a courtier holding a falcon, Mughal India, first half 17th century. Opaque pigments and gold on paper, on pink leaf, backed on cream card. Painting 9 1/8 x 5 7/8 ins. (23.2 x 15 cm.); folio 16 x 10 7/8 ins. (40.3 x 27.8 cm.). Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Provenance: Colonel John MurraySotheby's, London, 15 June 1959, lot 117Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), New YorkSotheby's, London, 21... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2019

Middle Eastern Art Week led by £5.4 million portrait of Suleyman the Magnificent & 12 artist records

  Lot 129. Property of a Royal Collection. A portrait of Suleyman the Magnificent, by a follower of Gentile Bellini, Italy, probably Venice, circa 1520; oil on panel, framed; painting: 32.5 by 28cm. frame: 42 by 36cm. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 GBP (290,200 - 406,280 EUR). Lot sold 5,323,500 GBP (6,172,085 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. LONDON.- The Arts of the Islamic World sale, which explores over 1,200 years of creativity and craftsmanship across... [Lire la suite]

07 juillet 2017

A blue and white kendi, First half 17th century

Lot 1378. A blue and white kendi, First half 17th century. Height 16.5 cm. Estimated price €800 - €1.000. Result: €930. Courtesy Lempertz Of globular shape with long neck and a bulbous spout to the shoulder, decorated with flower sand birds.  Lempertz. Asian Art II China, Tibetan/Nepalese Art, 18.06.2017, 14:00, Brussels
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31 juillet 2016

A Shonzui-Style Blue-and-White Tea Cup, Late Ming Dynasty, first half 17th century

Lot 56. A Shonzui-Style Blue-and-White Tea Cup, Late Ming Dynasty, first half 17th century. Estimation : 2 400 € / 3 120 €. Photo Auctionata AG Porcelain with underglaze blue painting. Shonzui ware. Cylindrical shaped tea cup with ninefold modeled sides on a high stand. The exterior decorated with cartouches filled with landscape sceneries and geometric patterns, below the rim a patterned border, inside also adorned with geometrical decor. Glazed underside with mark 'Fuku' in underglaze... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2016

A Shonzui-Style Blue-and-White Tea Cup, Qing dynasty, first half 17th century

Lot 3. A Shonzui-Style Blue-and-White Tea Cup, Qing dynasty, first half 17th century. Estimate 3 000 € - 3 900 €. Unsold. Photo Auctionata AG Shonzui ware. Cylindrical shaped tea cup with ninefold modeled sides on a high stand. The exterior decorated with cartouches filled with landscape sceneries and geometric patterns, below the rim a patterned border, inside also adorned with geometrical decor. Glazed underside with mark 'Fu' in underglaze blue. Made for the Japanese export... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2016

A figural Iznik pottery dish, Ottoman Turkey, first half 17th century

Lot 170. A figural Iznik pottery dish, Ottoman Turkey, first half 17th century. Estimate £4,000 - £6,000 ($5,688 - $8,532). Price Realized £8,750 ($12,443). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 With sloping rim on short foot, the white ground painted in cobalt-blue, bole-red, green and black with a central kneeling figure with a huqqa to his side, the pipe running through his hands, hyacinth and tulip sprays surround, the rim with alternating rosettes and floral sprays between black bands, some chips and... [Lire la suite]