21 avril 2017

Jahangir offers jewels to Asaf Khan, India, Deccan, probably Golconda, late 17th century

Lot 126. Jahangir offers jewels to Asaf Khan, India, Deccan, probably Golconda, late 17th century. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's.  gouache with gold on paper, buff paper borders flecked with gold, reverse with a calligraphic exercise in black nast'aliq script on brown paper with wide green borders flecked with gold; painting: 40.5 by 56.8cm; with borders 44.8 by 59.6cm; calligraphic panel: 20.9 by 32.5cm. Note: This large painting is a late... [Lire la suite]

21 avril 2017

A large Ottoman voided silk velvet and silver metal thread panel (çatma), Turkey, late 17th century

Lot 143. A large Ottoman voided silk velvet and silver metal thread panel (çatma), Turkey, late 17th century. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. composed of two joined vertical panels, the voided dark ivory silk ground with delicate red velvet design comprising rosettes and tulips filled with silver-thread highlights, framed by geometric stellar design with carnations, mounted onto a stretcher, set in a wooden frame without glazing. Framed: approximately 178 by... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2017

Exhibition at Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga aims to reconstitute the heart of Lisbon during the Renaissance

Unknown Netherlandish Master, View of the Rua Nova dos Mercadores, 1570-1619. Oil on canvas London, Kelmscott Manor Collection, The Society of Antiquaries of London © By kind permission of The Society of Antiquaries of London, Kelmscott Manor. LISBON.- The history of this exhibition begins in April of 1866, when the pre-Raphaelite painter and poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882) left his home in Chelsea, London, to evaluate a painting he had seen in a small antique shop. “A large landscape with about 120 figures of the... [Lire la suite]
05 février 2017

A rare Baroque Chestcross, probably Spain, late 17th century

Lot 2. A rare Baroque Chestcross, probably Spain, late 17th century. Estimate €8000. Photo Nagel 14ct yellow gold and gilt silver, set with 6 rectangular cut emeralds, 6 carré cut amethysts and 32 rose-cut diamonds. C. 59,8g. Provenance: Private property, Switzerland. Collection of Alferd Rütschi, Zurich (1868-1929), Collection of Jürg Stuker, Bern/Gerzensee (1914-1988). Personal gift of Jürg Stuker to the present owner. Rütschi's large and important collection of valuable silver- and goldsmith creations was exposed... [Lire la suite]
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04 janvier 2017

An Arita Tureen and Cover, Edo Period (late 17th century)

Lot 42. An Arita Tureen and Cover, Edo Period (late 17th century). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Decorated in underglaze blue in the Kakiemon style with continuous design of buildings among mountains above a band of geometric design, the domed cover similarly decorated with landscape and a geometric band surrounding the finial shaped as a shishi [lion dog] - 34cm. high Note: For similar examples, see Nagatake Takeshi, Yabe Yoshiaki, Imari, vol. 19 of Nihon toji taikei [Compendium of... [Lire la suite]
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04 janvier 2017

An Arita Vase, Edo period (late 17th century)

Lot 41. An Arita Vase, Edo period (late 17th century). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Of ovoid form, decorated in underglaze blue with three shaped panels enclosing chrysanthemums, peonies and dianthus issuing from rockwork, divided by stylised lotus and scrolling foliage, the shoulder and neck with bands of various patterns and lappets - 33cm. high Note: For similar examples, see John Ayers et al., Porcelain for Palaces: The Fashion for Japan in Europe 1650-1750, exh. cat., The British Museum, (London,... [Lire la suite]
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04 janvier 2017

An Arita Dish Commissioned by the Dutch East India Company, Edo period (late 17th century)

Lot 39. An Arita Dish Commissioned by the Dutch East India Company, Edo period (late 17th century). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The shallow dish decorated in underglaze blue with the central roundel containing the initials of the Dutch East India Company, VOC [Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie], surrounded by two ho-o birds amongst pomegranate and camellia, the six radiating border panels at the rim enclosing alternatively bamboo with plum blossoms and peony divided by narrow bands of stylised foliage - 36cm.... [Lire la suite]
27 octobre 2016

A rare façon de Venise winged wine glass, late 17th century

Lot 15. A rare façon de Venise winged wine glass, late 17th century. Estimate £3,000 - 4,000 (€3,400 - 4,500). Photo: Bonhams. The conical bowl with white combed-thread or pulled-thread decoration of marvered loops, the hollow baluster stem below two mereses applied with two yellow trailed 'wings' with clear glass pincered ornament, on a wide folded foot, 16.5cm high (one tiny piece of pincering missing) Provenance: From the estate of a Swiss collector, purchased from Francis Walther, July 1995. ... [Lire la suite]
27 octobre 2016

A façon de Venise latticinio wine glass, probably Dutch, late 17th century

Lot 14. A façon de Venise latticinio wine glass, probably Dutch, late 17th century. Estimate £1,600 - 2,000 (€1,800 - 2,200). Photo: Bonhams. The conical bowl, spiral 'propeller' stem and conical foot all decorated with vetro a fili and a retorti, 15.8cm high Provenance: Sotheby's sale June 1994, lot 381From the estate of a Swiss collector. Bonhams. BRITISH AND EUROPEAN CERAMICS AND GLASS, 10:30 GMT - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
07 septembre 2016

Tulip vase with obelisk, probably Delft, De dubbelde Schenkkan, Lambertus van Eenhorn, late 17th century

Lot 1711. Tulip vase with obelisk, probably Delft, De dubbelde Schenkkan, Lambertus van Eenhorn, late 17th century. Estimate: CHF3,000 - CHF5,000. Photo Koller Faience, glazed white and painted in blue. Two-part structure, obelisk with 8 small nozzles and mascaron on the front and back, mounted on a vase with lizard handles and 10 nozzles. Mark VE ligated, 2 and 3 in blue. H 32 cm. Restorations on the edges, lizard heads and 1 mascaron.Provenance: - Schmitz-Eichhoff Collection, Cologne. Literature:... [Lire la suite]