19 avril 2019

A pair of blue and white 'Kraak' bottle vases, first quarter 17th century

Lot 25. A pair of blue and white 'Kraak' bottle vases, first quarter 17th century; 11 ¼ in. (28.5 cm.) high. USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 4,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Decorated with panels of mythical beasts alternating with flowering plants, all in a soft, washy underglaze blue. Literature: William R. Sargent, Chinese Porcelain in the Conde Collection, Madrid, 2014, p. 66, no. 3. Christie's. The Tibor Collection: A Noble Eye for Chinese Export, New... [Lire la suite]

15 avril 2019

An important Safavid silk and metal-thread 'Polonaise' carpet, Isfahan, Central Persia, first quarter 17th century

Lot 255. An important Safavid silk and metal-thread 'Polonaise' carpet, Isfahan, Central Persia, first quarter 17th century; 6ft.7in. x 4ft.6in. (205cm. x 141cm.) Estimate: £550,000 - GBP 750,000 (US$717,750 - USD 978,750). Sold for: £3,724,750 / €4,331,884 / $4,857,074. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Considerable silk pile, corroded and oxidised silver and gold metal-thread, original selvages, each end with complete braided and metal embroidered kilims, overall very good... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2019

An important Safavid silk and metal-thread 'Polonaise' carpet, Isfahan, Central Persia, first quarter 17th century

Lot 254. An important Safavid silk and metal-thread 'Polonaise' carpet, Isfahan, Central Persia, first quarter 17th century; 6ft.7in. x 4ft.6in. (205cm. x 141cm.) Estimate: £600,000 - £800,000 (US$783,427 - US$1,044,570). Sold for £3,895,000 / €4,529,885 / $5,079,080. New world record price for a ‘Polonaise’ carpet at auction. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Remarkably good silk pile throughout, corroded silver metal -thread, a small spot repair in the centre, original fringes at one end,... [Lire la suite]
04 mai 2015

Islamic first half 17th century's jewelry at 'Sultans of Deccan India, 1500–1700: Opulence and Fantasy', MET

Quatrefoil Pendant, first quarter 17th century. Fabricated from gold; worked in kundan technique and set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds.  H. 1 13/16 in. (4.7 cm) W. 1 13/16 in. (4.5 cm) Wt. 0.5 oz. (14.78 g). The al-Sabah Collection, Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah, Kuwait © 2000–2015 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This artwork is part of Sultans of Deccan India, 1500–1700: Opulence and Fantasy Floral Pendant in the Form of an Eight-Pointed Star, first half of the 17th century. Fabricated from gold; worked in kundan... [Lire la suite]