20 juillet 2019

A rare zitan incense stand, Qing dynasty, late 18th century

Lot 37. A rare zitan incense stand, Qing dynasty, late 18th century; 99 by 41.5 by 41.5cm., 39 by 16 1/4 by 16 1/4 in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 GBP. Lot sold 290,500 GBP. © Sotheby's the square panelled top above a widely flaring waist carved in openwork with ruyi heads flanked by confronted kui dragons, all above a border of curling lotus lappets, the apron carved with ruyi heads, scrolls and acanthus leaves, the slender cabriole legs terminating... [Lire la suite]
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07 juillet 2019

An antique emerald and carved spinel pendant, late 18th century

Lot 213. An antique emerald and carved spinel pendant, late 18th century. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 193,750. © Christie's Images Ltd Carved emerald, hexagonal-shaped table-cut spinel, foil, gold, drilled lug for suspension, 7/8 in. Exhibited: The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p. 71, no. 30The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p. 83, no. 31. Note: The drilled lug on the emerald suggests that this pendant was originally part of a larger setting. Through the spinel, there... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2019

A porcelain magic bowl for the Islamic Market, China, late 18th Century

Lot 44. A porcelain magic bowl for the Islamic Market, China, late 18th Century; 20.2 cm. diam. Estimate £ 2,000 - 3,000 (€ 2,300 - 3,500). © Bonhams 2001-2019 of shallow rounded form on a short foot, decorated in red and black enamel with a central roundel containing a magic square surrounded by concentric bands containing inscriptions interspersed by bands containing undulating vines. Inscriptions: in the bands Qur'an, sura II, al-Baqarah, verse 255; Qur'an, sura II, al-Baqarah,... [Lire la suite]
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27 décembre 2018

'Fierce Loyalty: A Samurai Complete' at the Crow Museum of Asian Art

Tosei Gusoku Type Armor. Garniture of Abe Masayoshi (1700–1769) Lord of Fukuyama Fiefdom Edo period (1615–1868), before 1750. Iron, lacquer, braided silk, brocade, leather, wood, horsehair, and metals including gold, gold leaf, bronze, and silk, Crow Collection of Asian Art, 2014.166.1. © 2018 Crow Museum of Asian Art & Crow Family Foundation. DALLAS, TX.- This exquisitely crafted and perfectly preserved suit of armor would have been worn by Abe Masayoshi during his time at the... [Lire la suite]
08 décembre 2018

A fine thangka of the fifth Dalai Lama, Tibet, late 18th century

Lot 127. A fine thangka of the fifth Dalai Lama, Tibet, late 18th century; 72 x 48 cm. Estimate 8000-12,000 €. Lot sold 38,000 €. © Nagel Auktionen Depicting the life of Dalai Lama Ngag.dbang blo-bzang rga-mtsho (1617-1682). Avalokiteshvara, his left hand holding the cakra. The Fifth Dalai Lama is seated in the center of the painting with legs crossed on a cushion wearing finely painted monastic robes, his face with mesmerizing expression, specific bonnet, in front of him lamas and laymen presenting... [Lire la suite]
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09 août 2018

An enamelled and gem-set Navratna necklace, India, late 18th century

Lot 300. An enamelled and gem-set Navratna necklace, India, late 18th century. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold  15,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby’s comprising linked elements of octagonal form supporting a floral rosette pendant, each set with gemstones of varying colours, including white sapphires, pink coral, emeralds, rubies and diamonds, the reverse decorated with flowering plants and floral rosettes in white, green and red enamel, cabouchon ruby drop pendant; 19cm. length ... [Lire la suite]
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24 février 2018

Gold Enamelled Bajuband, North India, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, late 18th century

Gold Enamelled Bajuband, North India, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, late 18th century. Gold & diamonds. Width 9 cm (3.54 in.) Weight 49 gr. van Gelder Traditional Indian Folk Jewellery (Stand 41). © TEFAF 2018 Rigid gold armlet (bajuband) consisting of double hexaognal cylinders, complemented with pliable foral design hinges, kundan set with diamonds, at both ends. Both cylinders have makara-head finials, kundan set with diamonds on the top and along the sides against a sabz zamin (green) translucent enamelled... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2017

A pair of 'Dehua' 'Montgolfier balloon' ewers, Qing dynasty, late 18th century

Lot 987. A pair of 'Dehua' 'Montgolfier balloon' ewers, Qing dynasty, late 18th century. Height of taller 10 3/4  in., 27.3 cm. Estimate 7,500 — 12,500 USD. Lot sold 35,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby’s. each well-modeled as a hot-air balloon tethered to a gondola, the prow rising and curving to form the spout, the stern curling inwards and forming the handle, all raised on a pierced, wave-form base, stopper (3). Property from the Collection of Richard Lehman Gray. Note: In... [Lire la suite]
23 août 2017

A La Vieille Russie moves to new 5th Ave. showroom

Late 18th century natural pearl and diamond spray brooch, with four drop pearls and diamond swags, mounted in silver. Probably from the Russian Crown Jewels. © A La Vieille Russie, New York NEW YORK, NY.- A La Vieille Russie, the renowned art and antiques gallery, founded in Kiev in 1851, will be moving this Fall to a new Manhattan location designed specifically to showcase its unparalleled collection of antique jewelry, Fabergé, and Russian works of art. After 56 years at the storied corner of Fifth Avenue and 59th... [Lire la suite]
28 juin 2017

An inscribed Yixing stoneware gilt-lacquer decorated 'goldfish and lotus' teapot and cover, Qing dynasty, late 18th century

Lot 523. An inscribed Yixing stoneware gilt-lacquer decorated 'goldfish and lotus' teapot and cover, Qing dynasty, late 18th century, 12.4 cm, 4 7/8  in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 162,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.  of Wendan type, the exterior decorated in low relief and highlighted in gilt with a swimming goldfish and a clump of lotus flower and leaves, the reverse with a poetic verse, the base with an inscription Note: Compare a teapot of similar form... [Lire la suite]