06 mai 2016

Man's Robe, Chinese, Late 19th century

Man's Robe, Chinese, Late 19th century. Golden brown silk twill with warp patterning; round brass-colored metal buttons; light padding; blue silk plain weave; 53 3/8 inches × 6 feet 7 1/2 inches (135.5 × 202 cm). 1951-30-2. Purchased with Museum funds, 1951 © 2016 Philadelphia Museum of Art
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06 mai 2016

Man's Jacket, Chinese, Late 19th century

Man's Jacket, Chinese, Late 19th century. Dark plum silk voided velvet; black silk satin; bright blue silk satin; 24 1/2 x 65 3/4 inches (62.2 x 167 cm). 1940-4-832. Purchased with the John T. Morris Fund from the Carl Schuster Collection, 1940 © 2016 Philadelphia Museum of Art
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22 avril 2016

A gilt-bronze mounted blue and white Chinese porcelain cachepot, the porcelain Kangxi, circa 1700, the mounts, late 19th century

Lot 334. A gilt-bronze mounted blue and white Chinese porcelain cachepot, the porcelain Kangxi, circa 1700, the mounts, late 19th century. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP (5,154 - 7,731 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. 29.5cm. high; 11¾in. Sotheby's. Collections & Collectors, London, 28 Apr 2016, 10:00 AM
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22 avril 2016

A Louis XV style gilt-bronze mounted Chinese turquoise porcelain pot-pourri vase, late 19th century

Lot 332. A Louis XV style gilt-bronze mounted Chinese turquoise porcelain pot-pourri vase, late 19th century. Estimate 7,000 — 12,000 GBP (9,020 - 15,462 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the domed lid fitted with a foliate finial above a pierced collar of c-scrolls and acanthus issuing voluted handles centred with berried acanthus shoots, raised on a pierced plinth with acanthus scrolls; 34cm high; 1ft. 1¼in. Sotheby's. Collections & Collectors, London, 28 Apr 2016, 10:00 AM
21 avril 2016

A late 19th century diamond and cultured pearl brooch

Lot 12. A late 19th century diamond and cultured pearl brooch. Sold for £128,500 (€163,292) inc. premium. Photo Bonhams. The principal old brilliant-cut diamond, weighing 14.99 carats, within a surround of old brilliant and cushion-shaped diamonds, suspending a later cultured pearl drop, with brilliant-cut diamond cap, remaining diamonds approximately 5.45 carats total, length 5.0cm Accompanied by a report from GIA stating that the diamond is S to T colour range, VS2 clarity. Report number 1176455804, dated 20... [Lire la suite]
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18 avril 2016

A Meissen figure of a nodding pagoda, late 19th century

Lot 262. A Meissen figure of a nodding pagoda, late 19th century. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 18,750 USD. Photo: Sotheby's similarly modelled to the preceding example, crossed swords mark in blue, red painted L to the interior of figure. height 12 in., 30.5 cm. Sotheby's. Collections: Silver, Vertu, Ceramics, and Russian Works of Art, New York, 15 Apr 2016
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18 avril 2016

A Meissen figure of a nodding pagoda, late 19th century

Lot 262. A Meissen figure of a nodding pagoda, late 19th century. Estimate 18,000 — 22,000 USD. Lot sold 22,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's modelled seated cross-legged with a nodding head and articulated tongue and hands, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, incised numerals 2884 and impressed 73. height 12 1/4 in., 31.1 cm. Sotheby's. Collections: Silver, Vertu, Ceramics, and Russian Works of Art, New York, 15 Apr 2016
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27 mars 2016

Queen Amelia of Portugal's Important Colombian Emerald and Diamond Brooch, late 19th century

Lot 1712, Queen Amelia of Portugal's Important Colombian Emerald and Diamond Brooch, late 19th century. Estimate 9,500,000 — 12,000,000 HKD (1,098,240 - 1,387,250 EUR). Photo Sotheby's Designed as an old-mine- and rose-cut diamond scroll cartouche, centring on a cushion modified mixed-cut emerald and two modified calf's head step-cut emeralds weighing 12.22, 3.43 and 2.95 carats respectively, the diamonds together weighing approximately 23.00 carats,... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2016

Fine Oriental rugs & carpets on offer at Skinner; Chinese "Imperial" carpets highlight March 13 sale

Lot 87, Beijing “Nine Dragon” Silk Pile and Metal Thread Chinese "Imperial" Carpet, detail, late 19th century. Estimate $20,000-25,000  BOSTON, MASS.- Skinner, Inc. announced its auction of Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets on Sunday, March 13 at 12PM. With over 300 lots on offer, the sale features a number of early, striking collector’s pieces, as well as a broad range of 19th century furnishing rugs and carpets, many of which were consigned from estates or private collections.  Chinese... [Lire la suite]
08 février 2016

A group of Meissen monkey band figures, late 19th century

A group of Meissen monkey band figures, late 19th century. Photo Sotheby's 2014 after the 18th century models by Peter Reinicke and Johann Joachim Kändler, comprising: a conductor, two drummers and a drum bearer, a triangle player, a basoonist, a clarinetist, a flautist, a trumpeter, a hurdy-gurdy player, a bagpiper, a guitarist, a violinst, a cellist, a harpist, a harpsichord player seated astride a monkey and four singers, crossed swords marks in underglaze-blue. Together with a French porcelain music... [Lire la suite]