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]

23 avril 2017

A white porcelain bottle vase, Joseon Dynasty, late 18th century

Lot 94. A white porcelain bottle vase, Joseon Dynasty, late 18th century, 11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The globular body with tall neck set on a short circular foot, applied with a glossy transparent glaze, inscribed characters on base. With wood box Note: For a similar bottle with incised motifs, see Ho-Am mi sool kwan myung poom do rok / Masterpieces of the Ho-Am Art Museum (Seoul: Samsung Art and Culture... [Lire la suite]
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05 janvier 2017

An Export Lacquer Medallion with a Portrait of Gustaf III, King of Sweden, Edo period, late 18th century

Lot 26. An Export Lacquer Medallion with a Portrait of Gustaf III, King of Sweden, Edo period, late 18th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The oval copper medallion decorated in gold hiramaki-e [low-relief lacquer] against a black lacquer ground with a formal portrait of Gustaf III, King of Sweden, the eyes and robe details inlaid in gold foil, the reverse with an inscription above a coat of arms: Gustava III tius Suecorum Gothorum Vandalorumque Rex Japonia factum 1788, 16.4 x 11.8cm. From the collection of Mike and... [Lire la suite]
05 janvier 2017

A Lacquered Copper Medallion Depicting the Emperor Galba, Edo period, late 18th century

Lot 27. A Lacquered Copper Medallion Depicting the Emperor Galba, Edo period, late 18th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The oval copper medallion decorated in gold hiramaki-e [low-relief lacquer] with details embellished with inlays of gold foil, with the bust of the Emperor Galba, the inscription reads: SERSVLPI. GALBA. IMP. CAES. AVG. P. M. TR. P. The reverse also with inscription, 14.2 x 9.1cm. From the collection of Mike and Hiroko Dean Christie's on line. JAPANESE ART AT THE... [Lire la suite]
05 janvier 2017

A Lacquered Copper Medallion Depicting the Emperor Constantine the Great, Edo period, late 18th century

Lot 25. A Lacquered Copper Medallion Depicting the Emperor Constantine the Great, Edo period, late 18th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The oval copper medallion decorated in gold hiramaki-e [low-relief lacquer], with details embellished with inlaid gold foil, against a black lacquer ground with the Roman emperor Constantine the Great, the inscription reads: IMP. CONSTANTINVS. MAX. P. F. AVG. The reverse also with inscription, 14.1 x 9.1cm. From the collection of Mike and Hiroko Dean ... [Lire la suite]