31 mai 2020

A Cantagalli Iznik Damascus style water bottle (surahi), Italy, late 19th Century

Lot 103. A Cantagalli Iznik Damascus style water bottle (surahi), Italy, late 19th Century; 28 cm. high. Estimate: £ 2,000 - 3,000 (€ 2,200 - 3,300). Courtesy Bonhams. of piriform with long flaring neck on a short foot, decorated underglaze in green, cobalt blue and black on a white ground with tulips issuing from single cintamani motifs, Cantagalli cockerel mark to base and further mark reading 'Firenze/ITALY'. Note: For a similar example sold at Christie's, see Arts & Textiles of the... [Lire la suite]
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25 mai 2020

An uncut silk 'Twelve Symbols' apricot yellow-ground robe, Late 19th century

  Lot 291. An uncut silk 'Twelve Symbols' apricot yellow-ground robe, Late 19th century; 305.5cm x 151.5cm (120 7/8in x 59 5/8in). Estimate £ 7,000-10,000. Sold for £ 47,500 (€ 53,063). Photo: Bonhams. The bright apricot-yellow silk finely embroidered in gold-wrapped thread to the front, back and inside flap with nine variously coiling five-clawed dragons, full-faced beneath the collar, all amidst red bats and cloud-constellations interspersed with the Twelve Symbols of Imperial... [Lire la suite]
06 mai 2020

An underglaze blue and copper-red decorated ‘lion’ bottle vase, Qing dynasty, late 19th century

Lot 88. An underglaze blue and copper-red decorated ‘lion’ bottle vase, Qing dynasty, late 19th century; 15 in. (38.5 cm.) high. Estimate: HKD 20,000 - HKD 40,000 (EUR 2,046 - EUR 4,092). Price Realised: HKD 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The base is inscribed with an apocryphal Qianlong six-character mark. Provenance: Acquired in Camperdown. Christie's. Pavilion Online: Chinese Art. Online, 21 - 28 April 2020
17 avril 2020

An imperial noblewoman's kesi surcoat, longgua, Qing dynasty, late 19th century

Lot 4027. An imperial noblewoman's kesi surcoat, longgua, Qing dynasty, late 19th century; 54 3/4 in. (139.1 cm.) long. Estimate 400,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 375,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012.   Made entirely of double-sided kesi finished with original banding. The front-opening coat, decorated with eight symmetrically arranged dragon roundels placed above a striped hem laden with rolling waves and a terrestrial diagram from which issue various... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2020

An impressive Iznik-style pottery vase, Ulisse Cantagalli, Florence, Italy, Late 19th century

Lot 10. An impressive Iznik-style pottery vase, Ulisse Cantagalli, Florence, Italy, Late 19th century; 23 ¾in. (60.4cm.) high. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 10,240 - USD 15,360). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. Of baluster form rising from short, slightly splayed foot to waisted neck with flaring mouth, two handles to the body, the decoration consisting of large composite flowerheads under intersecting saz leaves, a wide band of scrolling floral tendrils and swaying leaves above... [Lire la suite]
27 janvier 2020

DALTON SOMARÉ, Stand 101d at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Male figure, Baule people, Ivory Coast, late 19th century. Wood, glass beads and brass. H 48 cm. © Dalton Somaré. Provenance: René Rasmussen collection, Paris; Countess de Marotte collection, France; Galerie Alain de Monbrison, Paris; Allan Stone collection, New York. Janus guardian figure, Kota-Obamba, Gabon, mid 19th century. Wood, brass, copper and iron. H 62 cm. © Dalton Somaré.   Provenance: private collection, Corsica; Galerie Bernard Dulon; private collection, Paris.

24 janvier 2020

CHARLES-WESLEY HOURDÉ, Stand 72b at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Two zoomorphic masks, Bamana people, Mali, late 19th century. Wood. H 38 cm and 45 cm. © Charles-Wesley Hourdé. Fatoumata Diabaté (Bakamo, 1980), Le vieux, 2013. Pigment print on Museum natural silk 300g paper, mounted on aluminium, 100 x 66.5 cm. Edition of 5. © Charles-Wesley Hourdé. Helm mask, Senufo people, Ivory Coast, late 19th century. Wood. L 40 cm. © Charles-Wesley Hourdé.
16 janvier 2020

A Gold Granulated Bead Necklace, Bugis, East Sulawesi, Late 19th Century

A Gold Granulated Bead Necklace, Bugis, East Sulawesi, Late 19th Century. Weight: 82.9 grams. Price On Request. © Susan Ollemans. A fine gold necklace of 31 graded beads pierced and granulated. The quality of the piercing and granulations speaks to the excellence of the goldsmiths that were of Muslim origin working along the east coast of Sulawesi. Susan Ollemans. 13 Georgian House, 10 Bury Street, St James's, London SW1Y6AA, United Kingdom - Tel: + 44 ( 0 ) 7775566356... [Lire la suite]
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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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