23 avril 2017

A very rare Tianqi and Qiangjin lacquer lobed table and stand, Late 16th-early 17th century

Lot 322. A very rare Tianqi and Qiangjin lacquer lobed table and stand, Late 16th-early 17th century; 42cm (16 1/2in) wide (2). Estimate £30,000 - 35,000 (€36,000 - 42,000). Photo: Bonhams. The table of lobed six-sided form, the top panel painted with elaborate pavilions and rocks amidst wispy clouds and foaming waves within a leiwen border, all above a diaper waist gilt with flower heads, resting on a bombe apron carved with interlocking barbed cartouches enclosing the 'Auspicious Emblems'... [Lire la suite]

21 avril 2017

A large and exceptional Ottoman voided silk velvet and metal-thread panel (çatma), Turkey, late 16th-early 17th century

Lot 139. A large and exceptional Ottoman voided silk velvet and metal-thread panel (çatma), with çintamani and tiger-stripe design, Turkey, late 16th-early 17th century. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. woven in two parts, joined vertically through the centre, the dark cerise voided silk velvet ground woven with rows of cintamani motifs in silver metal thread wrapped ivory silk, and 'tiger-stripes', woven in silver metal thread wrapped yellow silk, mounted onto a stretcher and enclosed within frame. Framed:... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2017

Iznik tankard, Turkey, Late 16th-early 17th century

Iznik tankard, Turkey, Late 16th-early 17th century, 21.5cm high. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. The Iznik tankard is decorated with cobalt blue and green saz leaves with half-flowers of bole-red and cobalt blue alternating with stylised hyacinths with bole-red buds on tall green stems with small green leaves.  The shape of this tankard likely derives from German or European-shaped wooden tankards (see B. Rackham, p. 32, nu. 100). A similar example although slightly shorter (20cm... [Lire la suite]
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16 janvier 2017

Blue-and-White Bottle, late 16th-early 17th century, Ming dynasty (1368 – 1644)

Blue-and-White Bottle, late 16th-early 17th century, Ming dynasty (1368 – 1644). Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. Porcelain with cobalt under colorless glaze. Gift of Karol Kirberger Rodriguez. Accession Number: F1989.1. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery ©2014 Smithsonian Institution
11 mai 2016

An export lacquer Nanban coffer Momoyama period (1573-1615), late 16th-early 17th century

Lot 561. An export lacquer Nanban coffer, Momoyama period (1573-1615), late 16th-early 17th century. Estimate £5,000 - 6,000 (€6,300 - 7,600). Photo Bonhams. Of typical rectangular form with domed cover, the polished black lacquer ground lacquered in gold hiramaki-e and inlaid in shell, the top and sides with lozenge-shaped panels of stylised birds perched among flowering plants, within borders of diaper designs and formalised flowers, the interior of plain black lacquer, the handles and clasp of gilt metal, the... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2016

A prince visits a sufi shaykh at dawn

Lot 19. A prince visits a sufi shaykh at dawn. The painting possibly attributable to Bichitr, Mughal India, mid 17th century, the calligraphy signed 'Imad Al-Hassani, Safavid Iran, late 16th-early 17th century, the borders signed Muhammad Hadi, Iran, dated AH 1171/1757-58 AD. Estimate £80,000 - £120,000 ($113,760 - $170,640). Price Realized £134,500 ($191,259). Photo Christie's Image 2016 Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, a Prince and his attendant pay respects to a Sufi Shaykh and his novice at... [Lire la suite]

19 avril 2016

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

Lot 195. A Damascus pottery tile, Syria, late 16th-early 17th century. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. comprising two tiles, decorated in cobalt blue, turquoise, green and black on a white ground with entwining split-palmettes and floral vines, in a wood frame; 36.5 by 36cm.  Provenance: Boisgirard - Provence Cote d’Azur, Nice, 20 March 2007, lot 125Previously in an old French private collection, Nice Notes: The design on this tile relates to the "Dome of the Rock"... [Lire la suite]
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10 avril 2016

A Renaissance coconut and brass-low digit silver alloy cup and cover, late 16th-early 17th century

Lot 2. A Renaissance coconut and brass-low digit silver alloy cup and cover, late 16th-early 17th century. Estimate 2 000 €. Photo Nagel floral and ornamental engravings, a putto on the top of the cover. The nut mounted with three removable straps. Minor damages due to age. H. 27,5 cm Provenance: Formerly collection Carl von Weinberg (1861-1943). 1949 restituted to the next relative in legal order of succession, Richard von Szilvinyi, and since then in direct family property. Formerly from the chapel of the... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2016

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

A large blue and white dish, Ming dynasty, late 16th-early 17th century. © Christie's Image 2013 Painted in inky underglaze blue in the center and around the sides with large blossoms borne on leafy meander, the base unglazed - 20 1/16in. (51cm.) diam. Lot 284. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Price Realized $7,768  Property from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Breece III CHRISTIE'S. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 September 2003, New York, Rockefeller Plaza
03 février 2016

A Rare, Late Ming Blue and White Ewer, late 16th-early 17th Century

A Rare, Late Ming Blue and White Ewer, late 16th-early 17th Century © Christie’s Images Limited 2001 Of elegant form, the oviform body applied with a slender moulded serpentine handle, and the tall slightly flaring neck with an stylised animal mask radiating moulded feathery leaves below the small spout, all supported on a tall spreading foot, painted in a vibrant rich blue with two rows of slender petal-shaped lappets below bands of dentil, scroll, chain and trefoil patterns, the foot with similar bands above prunus... [Lire la suite]