22 mars 2015
A very rare gold winged cup, China, Western Han dynasty, 3rd-2nd century BC. Estimate $150,000 - $250,000. Price Realized $725,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The deep oval cup raised on a flat foot of conforming outline, with a pair of everted flange handles of shaped outline flaring slightly upward from the rim and engraved on top with angular scrolls reserved on a ground of fine parallel lines - 4 ¾ in. (12 cm.) long, box - 252 g Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in... [Lire la suite]
18 février 2015
Gold, turquoise, garnet and diamond necklace and turquoise and seed pearl bangle, 1850s. Estimate 5,500 — 7,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. Comprising: a necklace designed as an articulated serpent set with cabochon turquoise, the head decorated with rose diamonds and garnet eyes, length approximately 400mm, inscribed J.R.C & M.A.C 1856-1906; and a hinged bangle set with graduated lines of turquoise and seed pearls, suspending a heart-shaped turquoise locket, inner circumference... [Lire la suite]
28 juillet 2014
Lectern, Japan for export, ca. 1600, lacquer, wood, gold, shell. Peadody Essex Museum © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. Portable Shrine, Japan for export, ca. 1597, lacquer, wood, gold, shell, canvas, pigment. Peadody Essex Museum © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. Tabernacle, Japan for export, ca. 1600, lacquer, wood, gold, shell. Peadody Essex Museum © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. “Birdcage” Vase, Japan for export, ca. 1700, porcelain, copper, gold, bamboo, pigment. Peadody Essex Museum ©... [Lire la suite]
28 juillet 2014
Coffeepot with Mounts, China for export (?), late 17th century, porcelain, bronze, gold. Peadody Essex Museum © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum.
21 juillet 2014
Foxglove brooch, Rene Boivin, 1944, gold, pink tourmaline, amethyst, olivine.
18 juillet 2014
Canopy with Dragon Among Flowers, late 1100s, China; Center: Southern Song dynasty; Border: Ming dynasty
Canopy with Dragon Among Flowers, late 1100s, China; Center: Southern Song dynasty (1127-1270); Border: Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Center: silk, gold; tapestry weave (kesi) Border: silk, gold; lampas, Overall - h:87.00 w:84.50 cm (h:34 1/4 w:33 1/4 inches). John L. Severance Fund 1995.1, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
10 janvier 2014
Vacheron Constantin Japanese Style Watch, 1925. Gold, sapphire, enamel. Private Collection.
10 janvier 2014
Cartier steel cigarette case, ca. 1925. Gold, coral, pearl, tortoiseshell, Cartier France, ALBION ART Collection.
02 janvier 2014
Silver, Gold, Emerald Bead, Pearl, Diamond, Enamel, Seed Pearl and Coral Bead Tassel Pendant. Photo courtesy Doyle New York. The segmented pendant of finely detailed decoration applied with red and green enamel, edged and accented by rose-cut diamonds, spaced by 2 emerald beads approximately 16.0 x 17.2 x 13.2 mm. and 15.6 x 15.4 x 13.8 mm., joined by 4 pearls approximately 6.0 to 5.6 mm., supporting two multistrand seed pearl tassels tipped by coral beads, circa 1920, several diamonds missing. Emerald beads: medium green,... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2013
A rare ancient Islamic gold dinar coin, dating to approximately the 7th - 11th Century. Coins such as this were traded widely during the latter half of the first millennium. The Dinar contains profuse Arabic text arranged horizontally and circumferentially. Diameter: 24 mm - Weight: 2.85 g Provenance: German private collection (source artancientltd)