27 décembre 2018

A gold filigree 'Phoenix' ornament for an imperial concubine summer court hat, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 554. A gold filigree 'Phoenix' ornament for an imperial concubine summer court hat, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 5 1/2  in., 14 cm. Estimate $30,000 — 50,000. Sold for $112,500. Courtesy Sotheby’s. the resplendent bird formed of intricately worked bright gold wire, with the wings spreading slightly and the long flaring tail upswept giving the impression of a phoenix in flight, scrolls of qi emanating from the neck and sides, medium-size pearls inset at the chest, wings, crest, and... [Lire la suite]

27 décembre 2018

A gold filigree 'Phoenix' ornament for an imperial concubine summer court hat, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 553. A gold filigree 'Phoenix' ornament for an imperial concubine summer court hat, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 5 3/8  in., 13.6 cm. Estimate $30,000 — 50,000. Sold for $137,500 . Courtesy Sotheby’s. the resplendent bird formed of intricately worked bright gold wire, with the wings spreading slightly and the long flaring tail upswept giving the impression of a phoenix in flight, scrolls of qi emanating from the neck and sides, medium-size pearls inset at the chest, wings, crest,... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2018

A gold filigree 'Phoenix' ornament for an imperial concubine summer court hat, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 555. A gold filigree 'Phoenix' ornament for an imperial concubine summer court hat, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 5 3/8  in., 13.6 cm. Estimate $30,000 — 50,000. Sold for $187,500 . Courtesy Sotheby’s. the resplendent bird formed of intricately worked bright gold wire, with the wings spreading slightly and the long flaring tail upswept giving the impression of a phoenix in flight, scrolls of qi emanating from the neck and sides, medium-size pearls inset at the chest, wings,... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2018

An extremely rare gold filigree 'Phoenix' finial for an imperial concubine court hat, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 552. An extremely rare gold filigree 'Phoenix' finial for an imperial concubine court hat, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 5 3/4  in., 14.6 cm. Estimate $60,000 — 80,000. Sold for $471,000. Courtesy Sotheby’s. the brilliant and intricately worked gold wires forming a multi-tier ornament of two phoenix stacked over a domed base along a vertical axis, the base with eight pendent lobes each with a ruyi-form edge and one of the 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' applied to the surface, surmounted by... [Lire la suite]