07 octobre 2021

A rare gold openwork 'lotus' hairpin, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 99. A rare gold openwork 'lotus' hairpin, Song dynasty (960-1279); Length 5⅜ in., 13.6 cm. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD. Lot sold: 6,300 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the finial cast as a blossoming lotus flower just before full bloom, the three layers of petals overlapping and with the tips of the innermost petals curving toward the center, each petal rendered with an openwork design, the center of the flower hollow, the post wrapped in a sheet of gold foil worked in repoussé... [Lire la suite]

14 août 2019

A rare Ottoman gold openwork mirror, Turkey, circa 1620 

L0t 200. A rare Ottoman gold openwork mirror, Turkey, circa 1620; 3 7/8in. (10cm.) across. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 79,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 The gold panel of oval form, the back decorated in extremely elegant openwork with a dense floral vine surrounding an avian combat group, a border of meandering floral vine, the remains of textile visible beneath, around this and around the edge of the mirror a minor border set with quatrefoil turquoises alternated with... [Lire la suite]
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