01 août 2019

A carved and gem set jade elephant, India, late 19th century

Lot 199. A carved and gem set jade elephant, India, late 19th century; 1 3/8 ins. (3.5 cm.) wide; 7/8 in. (2.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Set with diamonds and rubies. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019

18 juillet 2019

A pair of antique diamond, ruby and enamel kadas, late 19th century

Lot 161. A pair of antique diamond, ruby and enamel kadas, late 19th century. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Each bangle designed with opposing makara head terminals, pear and mixed-shaped table-cut diamonds, table-cut rubies, blue, green, red and white enamel, foil, gold on a lac core, each 2 ½ ins.  Literature: Jaffer 2013, p. 180, ill. p. 197, no. 83. Exhibited: Victoria and Albert... [Lire la suite]
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07 juillet 2019

An antique diamond, ruby and pearl jadanagam, late 19th century

Lot 88. An antique diamond, ruby and pearl jadanagam, late 19th century. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 175,000. © Christie's Images Ltd Photos © The Al-Thani Collection Designed as a hair ornament, rose-cut diamonds, rectangular and circular-cut rubies, pearls, silver and gold, 12 ins., may separate into four sections of 5 ¼, 3 5/8, 3 and 2 1/8 ins., late 19th century. Literature: Jaffer 2013, pp. 254-55, ill. pp. 274-75, no. 101. ... [Lire la suite]
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09 juin 2019

An exceptionally well-preserved blue-ground gold-couched 'dragon' robe, Qing dynasty, late 19th century

Lot 496. An exceptionally well-preserved blue-ground gold-couched 'dragon' robe, Qing dynasty, late 19th century; 135.5 by 212 cm, 53 3/8  by 83 1/2  in. Estimate 120,000 — 180,000 HKD. Lot sold 200,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. brilliantly decorated against a blue ground in couched gold thread with dragons amidst clouds and bats, interspersed with auspicious emblems. Note: According to Linda Wrigglesworth and Gary Dickinson in Imperial Wardrobe, officials of... [Lire la suite]
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26 avril 2019

A pair of gem-set and enamelled bangles, possibly Jaipur, North India, late 19th century

Lot 122. A pair of gem-set and enamelled bangles, possibly Jaipur, North India, late 19th century; 3 ½in. (9 cm.) outer diameter ; 2 ¼ in. (5.7cm.) inner diameter. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 12,920 - USD 19,380). Price realised GBP 16,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The exterior with floral and foliate motifs set with diamonds and and possibly rubies on blue enamel ground, with a seed pearl surround, the inside elegantly decorated with large red enamelled flowers on cream... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2019

A set of writing table (bundai) , writing box (suzuribako) and paper box (fubako), School of Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Japan,

Lot 1151. A set of writing table (bundai) , writing box (suzuribako) and paper box (fubako), School of Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Japan, Meiji period, late 19th century. Writing table 4 ¾ in. (12 cm.) high, 23 ¼ in. (59 cm.) wide, 13 ¼ in. (33.6 cm.) deep Writing box 9 in. (22.9 cm.) long Paper box 15 7/8 in. (40.3 cm.) long. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Each executed in red, black and silver lacquer to simulate bamboo and applied with ants of black lacquer on the table, a cricket of... [Lire la suite]

27 février 2019

Three important works by Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891) from the Irving Collection at Christie's New York, 20 March 2019

     Lot 810. A rectangular lacquer tray, Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Japan, Meiji period, late 19th century; 14 ¾ in. (37.6 cm.) long. Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000. Price realised USD 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Decorated in gold, silver, red, black and yellow hiramaki-e and takamaki-e against anishimeji (imitation stone) ground with millet on a tea kettle and with a grasshopper perched on the handle, signed Gyonen nanajusan okina... [Lire la suite]
12 janvier 2019

Claes Gallery at TEFAF Maastricht 2019, Stand 601

Bakongo Statue, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Late 19th century. Wood, metal, pigments and vegetal fibres. Height 53 cm (20.9 in.). © Claes Gallery at TEFAF Maastricht 2019, Stand 601. Provenance: Max Itzikovitz, France. Exhibited: Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University, Stanford, California, September 2011-August 2013; San Francisco, De Young Museum, 'Embodiments. Masterworks of African Figurative Sculpture', 31 January - 5 July 2015. Songye Kifwebe... [Lire la suite]
04 janvier 2019

Pierre Dartevelle at BRAFA 2019, Stand 21c

Statue of an armed warrior ancestor Wipong, Nigeria, Jukun Kingdom, from 14th to 18th century. Wood. H 70 cm. © Pierre Dartevelle at BRAFA 2019, Stand 21c. Provenance: collection Durant-Dessert, France Representation of a female heiress, Mali, Bandiagara escarpment, Tellem people, 17th century. Wood. H 29.8 cm. © Pierre Dartevelle at BRAFA 2019, Stand 21c. Provenance: private collection Monzino, Milan. Songye, Kalewbe group, figure of power, Democratic Republic of the... [Lire la suite]
31 décembre 2018

Didier Claes at BRAFA 2019, Stand 95d

Baule Mask, Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, late 19th century. Wood, pigments. H 33 cm. © Didier Claes at BRAFA 2019, Stand 95d. Provenance: collection André Derain, Paris; collection Renou et Colle, Paris; private collection, Rouen, 1975 Lele comb, Democratic Republic of the Congo, late 19th century. Wood. H 24 cm. © Didier Claes at BRAFA 2019, Stand 95d. Provenance: Nelly Van den Abeele collection, Brussels, 2003 Literature: Uzuri Wa Dunia, Belgian Treasures, exhibition catalogue Bruneaf,... [Lire la suite]