30 avril 2019

A good huanghuali horseshoe-back armchair, quanyi, late 16th-early 17th century

Lot 154. A good huanghuali horseshoe-back armchair, quanyi, late 16th-early 17th century; 100.8 by 58.7 by 45.5 cm, 39 5/8  by 23 1/8  by 17 1/2  in. Estimate £80,000 — 120,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. with curving toprail sloping down to the arms supported on serpentine side posts and terminating in a curved hook beyond the corner posts set with shaped spandrels, the backsplat carved with a ruyi-shaped panel enclosing dragons, the back corner posts continuing below the rectangular... [Lire la suite]

08 avril 2019

A blue and white pottery bottle, Ottoman Provinces, late 16th-early 17th century

Lot 231. A blue and white pottery bottle, Ottoman Provinces, late 16th-early 17th century; 32.5cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP (6,965 - 9,286 EUR). Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. fritware of baluster form, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue on a white ground with palmette blossoms and finely swirling vines, the neck with vertical bands. Note: This unusual bottle exemplifies the outward looking artistic developments of the Ottoman Empire. The design around the body and neck with... [Lire la suite]
25 juin 2018

A German silver-gilt-mounted turbo-shell cup, Lüneburg, late 16th-early 17th century

Lot 101. Property from the Collection of Baroness Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza. A German silver-gilt-mounted turbo-shell cup, Lüneburg, late 16th-early 17th century, maker's mark indistinct, possibly that of Claus Harders; 11 in. (28 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 200,000 - GBP 300,000 USD 265,200 - USD 397,800). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The turbo shell rim cast with masks and reclining figures and retained by four straps cast with herms and strapwork, the knop with three winged figures... [Lire la suite]
17 mai 2018

A magnificent six-post huanghuali canopy bed, jiazichuang, late 16th-early 17th century

    Lot 1204. A magnificent six-post huanghuali canopy bed, jiazichuang, late 16th-early 17th century; 80 ¾ in. (205.1 cm.) high, 81 ½ in. (207 cm.) wide, 41 7/8 in. (106.4 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 845,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The mat top is set into a rectangular waistless frame above plain aprons continuing to the rectangular legs with incurving hoof feet. The posts are joined on all sides by openwork railings... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2018

A Damascus pottery tile, Syria, late 16th-early 17th century

Lot 173. A Damascus pottery tile, Syria, late 16th-early 17th century; 33.2 by 33.5cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,000 GBP (5,722 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's 2018 of thick square form, decorated in shades of cobalt blue, turquoise and black on a white ground with a design consisting of entwining split-palmettes and floral vines, set on metal display mount . Provenance: Christie's, London, 26 April 1994, lot 369. Note: Similar tiles can be found in the Arab hall at Leighton House in... [Lire la suite]
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23 avril 2018

A large blue and white 'Kraak' dish, Ming dynasty, late 16th-early 17th century

Lot 60. A large blue and white 'Kraak' dish, Ming dynasty, late 16th-early 17th century; 49.8 cm., 19 5/8 in., diam. Estimate 3,000—5,000 GBP. Lot Sold 4,750 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2011. painted to the interior with a pot of chrysanthemums within an octagonal border of lappet panels, surrounded by alternating panels of emblems and flowers, the exterior decorated with panelled designs enclosing stylised lingzhi heads and dotted swirls. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, 11 May... [Lire la suite]

07 novembre 2017

An Ottoman tile with flower design, Iznik, late 16th-early 17th century

Lot 174. An Ottoman tile with flower design, Iznik, late 16th-early 17th century.  Estimate 4 500 € / 5 500 €. Courtesy Artcurial Carreau de revêtement en céramique siliceuse, décoré en polychromie et engobe rouge sur fond blanc d'oeillets, de tulipes et d'églantines et d'un élégant motif de ruban festonné. Fracture transversale, quelques éclats dans le rouge. Dim. : 24,4 x 24,8 cm Provenance: Collection R.B et G.B. Archéologie & Arts d’Orient dont la collection Henry de... [Lire la suite]
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10 août 2017

A large black and turquoise-enameled Persian and Arabic-inscribed dish, Late Ming dynasty, late 16th-early 17th century

Lot 1579. A large black and turquoise-enameled Persian and Arabic-inscribed dish, Late Ming dynasty, late 16th-early 17th century, 14 in. (35.6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2016  The dish has rounded sides and is decorated on the interior with a central roundel enclosing a lengthy inscription consisting of Qur'anic verses in Arabic, four smaller roundels enclosing and encircled by further Qur'anic verses, and... [Lire la suite]
27 juillet 2017

A huanghuali recessed-leg table, pingtouan, Ming dynasty, late 16th-early 17th century 

Lot 4076. A huanghuali recessed-leg table, pingtouan, Ming dynasty, late 16th-early 17th century, 32 in. (81.3 cm.) high, 68 in. (71.1 cm.) wide, 20 5/8 in. (52.5 cm.) deep. Estimate HKD 2,000,000 - HKD 3,000,000. Price realised HKD 3,620,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The single-panel top is set within the wide rectangular frame with a beaded edge above plain aprons and spandrels. The frame is supported on thick legs of rounded section joined by pairs of stretchers. Provenance: Sold... [Lire la suite]
07 juillet 2017

A Zhangzhou (Swatow) dish, Late 16th-early 17th century

Lot 1377. A Zhangzhou (Swatow) dish, Late 16th-early 17th century. Diameter 39 cm. Estimated price €1.000 - €1.200. Result: €1.054. Courtesy Lempertz Decorated in turquoise enamels with phoenixes and horses in black outlines. Chips.  Lempertz. Asian Art II China, Tibetan/Nepalese Art, 18.06.2017, 14:00, Brussels