03 janvier 2021

An Imari ewer with silver mount, Edo period, late 17th - early 18th century

Lot 57. An Imari ewer with silver mount, Edo period, late 17th-early 18th century; 5½ in.; 14cm. high. Estimate: 800 - 1,200 GBP. Lot sold: 1,386 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the rectangular flask with applied handle and spout in the form of a dragon, the slightly domed shoulder with ring neck and applied silver mount, decorated in iron red, green, black and aubergine enamels and gilt, with panels of peony, bamboo and cherry blossom. Property of a descendant of William Beckford & The Dukes of Hamilton. ... [Lire la suite]

01 novembre 2020

A dolphin, Trapani, late 17th-early 18th century

Lot 6. A dolphin, Trapani, late 17th-early 18th century; 11⁄4 x 21⁄2 x 11⁄4 in. (3.5 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm.). Estimate: GBP 800 - GBP 1,200 (USD 1,008 - USD 1,512). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. coral; on a later green marble base, the base not affixed. Provenance: Ex Private European collectionAcquired London early 1970’s. Note: The ancient Greeks loved dolphins. They called them ‘philomousoi’, music lovers, because they believed that dolphins danced when they heard it.... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2020

FINCH & CO, Stand 41b at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Figure of the nude Venus, Ancient Roman, 1st century BC-1st century AD. Bronze with green patina with extensive patches of red. H 20 cm. © Finch & Co. Provenance: private collection, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom; Sotheby's, London, 10 July 1989, lot n° 204. Figure of a dolphin, Trapani, Italy, late 17th-early 18th century. Carved red coral. H 3.5 cm. © Finch & Co. Provenance: private collection, Europe, acquired in London early 1970s. Equestrian deified ancestor figure, Kafiristan, North Eastern Afghanistan,... [Lire la suite]
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]