26 septembre 2021

A Large Painted and incised brown lacquer octagonal box and cover, Late 18th century

  Lot 201. A Large Painted and incised brown lacquer octagonal box and cover, Late 18th century; 13 ½in (34.3cm) across. Estimate US$ 1,200 - US$ 1,800. Sold for US$ 1,224. © Bonhams 2001-2021 incised and painted with a large roundel of leafy peony heads within a ruyi-head surround itself bordered at the octagonal edges with composite floral sprays of magnolia, chrysanthemum, prunus, and begonia, the vertical sides of the cover with various fruit and flower panels above a... [Lire la suite]

01 août 2021

A Louis XVI four-leaf mahognany and Chinese painted paper folding screen by Joseph Gengenbach dit Canabas, late 18th century

A Louis XVI four-leaf mahognany and Chinese painted paper folding screen by Joseph Gengenbach dit Canabas, late 18th century; H: 98cm x L: 48cm x 4 Leafs. Price on request. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 Each rectangular panel depicting a figurative landscape with court figures. Note: Joseph Gengenbach dit Canabas, maître in 1766.Joseph Gengenbach (1712-1797), known as ‘Canabas’, became master cabinet-maker in 1766 and specialised in delicate items of furniture executed in solid... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2020

A rare burlwood snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, late 18th century

Lot 5059. A rare burlwood snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, late 18th century; overall h. 7 cm, 2 3/4  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Sold for 25,000 HKD (2,958 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. skilfully hollowed from a naturally formed gnarled section of burl, the vessel carved with a flat rim and resting on a short oval footring, the surface covered with knots of varying sizes and echoed on the stopper similarly carved from the same piece of burl, the bottle and... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2019

A Mughal jewelled jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), India, late 18th century

Lot 253. A Mughal jewelled jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), India, late 18th century. 35.5cm. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the jade hilt of pistol grip form decorated in low relief with flowers and foliage on each face rising to a lobed pommel, set with pink stones, double-edged curved blade with a medial ridge. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 23 october 2019
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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