23 novembre 2021

A rare imperial apricot-ground embroidered silk woman's 'dragon' robe, Mid 19th century

Lot 286. A rare imperial apricot-ground embroidered silk woman's 'dragon' robe, Mid 19th century; 186cm (73 2/8in) wide x 133.5cm (52 2/8in) long. Sold for £ 19,000 (€ 22,569) (Est: £10,000 - £15,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Finely worked on the front and back in satin stitch and couched gold threads with nine writhing five-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst dense trailing scrolls of five-coloured clouds interspersed with bats, all above the terrestrial diagram and the lishui stripe at the... [Lire la suite]

25 mai 2020

An uncut silk double-sided apricot yellow-ground 'nine dragons' robe, Mid 19th century

Lot 292. An uncut silk double-sided apricot yellow-ground 'nine dragons' robe, Mid 19th century; 303.5cm x 143cm (119 1/2in x 56 1/4in). Estimate £ 5,000-8,000. Sold for £ 20,000 (€ 22,342). Photo: Bonhams. Finely embroidered with nine variously-coiled five-clawed blue dragons amongst constellation-clouds interspersed with pairs of catfish, wan symbols, red bats, and the Imperial symbols and another constellation, all above waves breaking against rocks issuing from a lishui band, the edges... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2020

Turquoise cameo and diamond demi-parure, mid 19th century

Turquoise cameo and diamond demi-parure, mid 19th century. Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. Comprising: a necklace composed of turquoise cameos carved with triumphal and Bacchanalian scenes, each within a border of cushion-shaped diamonds in cut-down collet settings, to a curb link back chain, to a similarly set diamond clasp, length approximately 390mm; and a pair of pendent earrings of similar design, hook fittings, monogrammed fitted case stamped C.... [Lire la suite]
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21 février 2020

Enamel, ruby and diamond bangle, mid 19th century

Enamel, ruby and diamond bangle, mid 19th century. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. Modelled as a hinged coiled serpent, the body applied with turquoise enamel, highlighted with cushion-shaped and rose diamonds, the eyes set with cabochon rubies, inner circumference approximately 145mm, fitted case stamped Hunt & Roskell, some damage to enamel. Property of a Scottish noble family. Sotheby's. Fine jewels, London, 24 march 2020, 10:00 AM
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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 novembre 2019

A mid 19th century diamond tiara/necklace combination

Lot 24. A mid 19th century diamond tiara-necklace combination. Estimate £30,000 - £50,000. Courtesy Bonham's. Formed as a graduating series of scrolling volutes, set throughout with cushion-shaped and old brilliant-cut diamonds, culminating at the centre in a similarly set floral and foliate cartouche, with a central pear-shaped diamond, weighing approximately 2.26 carats, the whole converting to a necklace and the centrepiece detaching to form a brooch, mounted in silver and gold, remaining diamonds... [Lire la suite]
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22 juillet 2019

A pair of antique enamel and multi-gem paizebs, mid 19th century

Lot 304. A pair of antique enamel and multi-gem paizebs, mid 19th century. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 52,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Each anklet set with lozenge and quatrefoil-shaped quartz plaques, pearls, green glass drops, blue glass beads, red, white, green and blue enamel, foil, gold, each 9 ¾ ins., mid 19th century. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p. 168, ill. p. 195, no. 77 Exhibited; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 2014, p. 68The Miho Museum, Koka... [Lire la suite]
14 juin 2019

An antique diamond and enamel sarpech, mid 19th century

Lot 334. An antique diamond and enamel sarpech, mid 19th century. Estimate USD 500,000 - USD 700,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The turban ornament set with variously-shaped table-cut diamonds, briolette-cut diamonds, blue, green, white and red enamel on the reverse with plume holder, foil, gold on a lac core, 7 ½ ins. Exhibited: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 2014, p. 56, ill. pp. 64-65Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2015, pp. 94-95, no. 46The Miho Museum, Koka 2016, p. 118, no. 85Grand... [Lire la suite]
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03 mars 2018

Bardith Ltd at Asia Week New York, 15-24 march 2018

Large blue and white bowl with landscape and floral decoration, circa 1700, Kangxi period (1662-1722). H 6.5 in. (17 cm). Asking price: €10.267,52. © Bardith Ltd Kangxi Chinese blue and white porcelain punch bowl, circa 1700. Painted in underglaze cobalt blue, the bowl is decorated to the exterior with alternating panels showing flowering fruit trees and scenes of mountains, along the seashore. The bowl has a traditional shape molded in the form of a lotus-flower, with a high side wall and a... [Lire la suite]
27 novembre 2017

A mid 19th century enamel and diamond bangle

Lot 71. A mid 19th century enamel and rose-cut diamond-set cyrillic 'N' for Tsar Nicholas I,  bangle. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000 (USD 26,560 - USD 39,840). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The octagonal plaque with applied rose-cut diamond-set cyrillic 'N' for Tsar Nicholas I (reigned 1825-1855) beneath a similarly-set coronet on a cobalt blue enamel ground to a two-tiered rose and old-cut diamond cluster border and further elaborately chased hinged bangle half decorated with blue guilloché... [Lire la suite]
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