20 mai 2019

A very large brocade 'dragon' hanging, late 18th-19th century

Lot 185. A very large brocade 'dragon' hanging, late 18th-19th century; 105 7/8 in. x 86 ¼ in. (269 cm. x 219 cm.). Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  The hanging is finely woven with two pairs of dragons chasing flaming pearls amongstruyi-head clouds and large flower blossoms, within a wide border of Buddhist lions amongst lotus and tendrils. The scales of the dragon and the flaming pearls are delicately highlighted with gold... [Lire la suite]
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30 décembre 2018

A pair of faux-bois and gilt-decorated bowls, Qing dynasty, late 18th-19th century

Lot 1330. A pair of faux-bois and gilt-decorated bowls, Qing dynasty, late 18th-19th century. Diameter 5 1/4  in., 13.4 cm. Estimate $1,000 - $1,500. Sold: $3,750. © Sotheby's each potted with the shallow rounded sides resting on a bi-shaped foot, the exterior enameled in tones of iron-red in imitation of swirling wood grain, the interior gilt, the base with a four-character Qianlong mark (2). Property from the Collection of Joan Oestreich Kend. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
30 septembre 2018

A gem-set and enamelled turban ornament (jigha or sarpech), North India, late 18th-19th century

Lot 176. A gem-set and enamelled turban ornament (jigha or sarpech), North India, late 18th-19th century; 20cm. Est: £20,000 - £30,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. set with large carved emeralds, the central one with flowerhead design, within foiled surrounds, surrounded by table-cut diamonds, hanging spinel and seed pearls, the reverse with red, green and white floral design in basse taille enamel, two pin hooks for fastening, two drop pearls.   Provenance: Maharaja Shri Pratap Singh of Idar (1845-1922),... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2016

Gold Bracelet, China, late 18th-19th century, Qing dynasty

Gold Bracelet, China, late 18th-19th century, Qing dynasty. © 2015 Smithsonian Institution
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16 juillet 2016

Miniature Sword, Turkey, Ottoman, late 18th-19th century

Miniature Sword, Turkey, Ottoman, late 18th-19th century. Steel, inlaid with gold and rubies (or spinels) (blade); serpentine, gilded brass, rubies (or spinels) (hilt); gilded brass, diamonds, emeralds (or beryls), rubies (or spinels), garnets (sheath). L: 4 13/16 x W: 3/4 x D: 3/8 in. (12.22 x 1.91 x 0.9 cm); W with chain: 1 3/16 in. (3 cm). Robert S. Pardo, Istanbul; purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1903; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 
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16 juillet 2016

Miniature Sword, Turkey, Ottoman, late 18th-19th century

Miniature Sword, Turkey, Ottoman, late 18th-19th century. Steel, inlaid with gold (blade); serpentine, gilded brass, diamonds, emeralds (or beryls), garnets, rubies (or spinels) (hilt); gilded brass, diamonds, emeralds (or beryls), rubies (or spinels), garnets (sheath). L: 4 5/8 x W: 5/8 x D: 1/2 in. (1.59 x 11.75 x 1.27 cm). Robert S. Pardo, Istanbul; purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1903; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931; 51.81. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 
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16 juillet 2016

Miniature Sword, Ottoman, late 18th-19th century

Miniature Sword, Turkey, Ottoman, late 18th-19th century. Steel, inlaid with gold (blade); serpentine, rubies (or spinels) (hilt); gilded brass, diamonds, emeralds (or beryls), rubies (or spinels), garnets, sapphires. Kilij L: 6 5/16 x W: 1 3/8 x D: 7/16 in. (16.03 x 3.49 x 1.08 cm); Scabbard L: 5 x W: 1 x D: 3/8 in. (12.7 x 2.54 x 0.91 cm). Acquired by Henry Walters, 1903; 51.79. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 
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04 juin 2014

A rare dark blue silk summer gauze prince's surcoat, bufu, Qing Dynasty, late 18th-19th century

A rare dark blue silk summer gauze prince's surcoat, bufu, Qing Dynasty, late 18th-19th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The elegant, deep blue silk patterned ground is worked in counted stitch in two tones of gold and one tone of silver with four roundels containing dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls amidst lotus tendrils above waves enclosed by borders formed of overlapping petals. The dragons are in profile within the two roundels on the shoulder, and front-facing in the front and back. 42 7/8 in. (109 cm.) long... [Lire la suite]
16 décembre 2013

A massive embroidered brocade panel, Late 18th-19th century

A massive embroidered brocade panel, Late 18th-19th century. Photo Bonhams. Impressively worked with pleasantly hued threads of various shades on a two-sectioned ivory ground, applying Peking knot technique, densely embroidered to the center with a large roundel of a chrysanthemum flower head surrounded by three rows of classic lotus flowers and leafy scrolls, bordered with small dots and additional C-shaped scrolls, set within a large rectangular reserve defined with thin embroidered bands, and filled with seasonal flowers,... [Lire la suite]
16 décembre 2013

A fine grayish-white jade incense burner and cover, Late 18th-19th century

A fine grayish-white jade incense burner and cover, Late 18th-19th century. Photo Bonhams. Rising from a splayed foot, the semi-globular vessel crisply carved to the exterior with two opposing archaistic taotie masks against skillfully incised leiwen patterns, with a pair of openwork scroll handles surmounted by bird heads, the domed cover similarly decorated, centered with a flower-head finial; the evenly hued matrix of a pale gray tone, displaying cloud-like inclusions and limited russet fissure veins. 7 1/2in (19cm) wide, 4... [Lire la suite]