02 novembre 2019

A fine and rare Kakiemon model of a samurai, Edo period, late 17th-early 18th century

Lot 81. A fine and rare Kakiemon model of a samurai, Edo period, late 17th-early 18th century; 32.5 cm., 12¾ in. high. Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 GPB. Photo Sotheby's. the seated figure holding a fan with a daisho slung around his waist, the moulded details of the laced sode, do and undergarments clearly delineated, the kabuto with shikoro and large turnbacks with mon, the maedate in the form of a tama in the centre of the kuwagata, all decorated in iron-red, green, blue, yellow and black enamels, the figure seated... [Lire la suite]
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15 mars 2019

A porcelain dish with flowers, Nabeshima ware, Okawachi, Hizen province, Edo period, late 17th-early 18th century

Lot 309. A porcelain dish with flowers, Nabeshima ware, Okawachi, Hizen province, Edo period, late 17th-early 18th century; 5 7/8 in. (14.8 cm.) diameter. Estimate: US$12,000 - US$15,000. Price realised USD 20,000.  © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Decorated in underglaze blue and enamels of red, green, turquoise and yellow over clear glaze with a scrolling peony design, the high ring foot painted in underglaze blue with a comb-tooth pattern, the exterior painted in underglaze blue with three clusters of... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2019

A porcelain dish with cherry blossoms, Nabeshima ware, Okawachi, Hizen Province, Edo period, late 17th-early 18th century

Lot 308. A porcelain dish with cherry blossoms, Nabeshima ware, Okawachi, Hizen Province, Edo period, late 17th-early 18th century; 5 7/8 in. (14.8 cm.) diameter. Estimate: US$12,000 - US$15,000. Price realised USD 16,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Designed on the interior in cobalt pigment under colorless glaze and in overglaze enamels of red with cherry blossoms, baskets and stylized waves, the high ring foot painted in underglaze blue with a comb-tooth pattern, the exterior painted in underglaze blue... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2019

A porcelain dish with keito (plumed coxcombs), Nabeshima Ware, Okawachi, Hizen Province, Edo period, late 17th-early 18th centur

Lot 310. A porcelain dish with keito (plumed coxcombs), Nabeshima Ware, Okawachi, Hizen Province, Edo period, late 17th-early 18th century; 5 7/8 in. (14.8 cm.) diameter. Estimate: US$18,000 - US$22,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Designed on the interior in cobalt pigment under colorless glaze and in overglaze enamels of red, turquoise and accents of yellow with keito (plumed coxcombs), the high ring foot painted in underglaze blue with a comb-tooth pattern, the exterior... [Lire la suite]
04 janvier 2019

Steinitz at BRAFA 2019, Stand 6c

Console table, England, late 17th-early 18th century, circa 1695-1705. Carved and gilt wood, marble. H 87 x W 132 x D 72 cm. © Steinitz at BRAFA 2019, Stand 6c. Lucas Faydherbe (Mechelen, 1617-1697), Bust of Omphale, queen of Lydia, circa 1645. Terracotta. H 80 cm. © Steinitz at BRAFA 2019, Stand 6c. Lucas Faydherbe (Mechelen, 1617-1697), Bust of Bacchus, circa 1645. Terracotta. H 78 cm. © Steinitz at BRAFA 2019, Stand 6c. Provenance: from the artist's... [Lire la suite]
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21 avril 2018

A Dutch amethyst-tinted glass bottle, late 17th-early 18th century

Lot 201. A Dutch amethyst-tinted glass bottle, late 17th-early 18th century; 23cm., 9in. high. Estimate 7,000 — 1,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. of globe and shaft form, applied with eight vertical trails and a single ring collar on the tall neck, a small kick-up underneath the base, with metal-mount to rim and mounted-cork stopper. Property from the Joseph M. Morpurgo Collection. Note: A clear glass bottle of similar form is published by Pieter C. Ritsema van Eck, Glass in the... [Lire la suite]

12 avril 2018

A porcelain figure of Hotei seated, Japan, Edo period, late 17th/early 18th century with a gilt-bronze mount, German, circa 1740

Lot 94. A porcelain figure of Hotei seated, Japan, Edo period, late 17th-early 18th century with a gilt-bronze mount, German, circa 1740. Haut. 30 cm., larg. 21 cm. ; Height 11 3/4  in., width 8 1/4  in. Estimate 5,000 — 8,000 €. Lot sold 13,750 €. Courtesy Sotheby's. the headdress decorated with hard stones and glass and rose leaves; (restorations to the porcelain) Provenance: Accorsi Gallery, Turin Sotheby's. Important Mobilier, Sculptures... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2018

Coupe libatoire en corne de rhinocéros sculptée, Chine, dynastie Qing, fin XVIIE-début XVIIIE siècle

Lot 167. Coupe libatoire en corne de rhinocéros sculptée, Chine, dynastie Qing, fin XVIIE-début XVIIIE siècle; 10,5 x 17 cm ; 4 1/8 x 6 5/8 in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 EUR. Lot Sold 168,750 EUR. Photo Sotheby's 2011 en forme de corolle, l'extérieur sculpté de grappes de raisin, sarments et feuilles de vigne, revenant vers l'intérieur de la coupe, l'anse formée d'un sarment recouvert de grains de raisin, la corne d'une belle couleur caramel foncé ; inscription à l'avant de la coupe sous la... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2018

An impressive gemset and enamelled gold sword (khanda) hilt, Mughal India, late 17th-early 18th century 

Lot 185. An impressive gemset and enamelled gold sword (khanda) hilt, Mughal India, late 17th-early 18th century; 9¾in. (24.8cm.) long. Estimate GBP 60,000 - GBP 80,000. Price realised GBP 122,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Made in parts, the surfaces of the hilt extremely elegantly enamelled with a lively design of animals and floral motifs in a wide range of colours, the underside of the quillon, finial and outside of the handguard with diamond inset floral sprays on red or green... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2017

Sotheby's Old Masters Evening Sale in London to include a sculpture for the first time ever

Lot 28. Pietro Tacca (1577-1640), Portrait Bust of Grand Duke Ferdinando II de’ Medici (1610-1670), terracotta, on a wood base, bust: 75.5cm., base: 11cm. Estimate £1,000,000-2,000,000. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- This summer, Sotheby’s will present at auction a wide range of sculptures from the Middle Ages to the early 19th century. The sales follow the company’s recent announcement of the appointment of Alexander Kader and Margaret Schwartz as Co-Worldwide Heads of European Sculpture & Works... [Lire la suite]