16 juillet 2019

A folio from the de Luynes album, Mughal India, mid-17th century and circa 1590

Lot 183. A folio from the de Luynes album, Mughal India, mid-17th century and circa 1590. Recto ink on paper depicting Shah Jahan as king of the world, verso opaque pigments with gold on paper depicting an escape from a palace probably from a copy of aHarivamsa, within colored borders on cream album leaf. Recto drawing 12 ¼ x 8 ¼ ins. (31 x 21 cm.); verso painting 9 7/8 x 5 ½ ins. (25 x 14 cm.); folio 18 ¼ x 12 3/8 ins. (46.5 x 31.5 cm.). Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price... [Lire la suite]

07 mai 2019

An early enamelled vase and cover, Edo period, mid-17th century

Lot 108. An early enamelled vase and cover, Edo period, mid-17th century; 27.3 cm. 10 3/4  in. high. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the oviform vase and domed cover with flattened knop finial decorated in iron-red, yellow, blue, green, purple and black enamels with roundels interspersed on an iron-red ground of patterns such as manji based key fret and a shippo pattern, with designs of hares, deer, cranes and ho-o birds, the vase has an unusual and... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2019

A blue and white gu-form 'Bird and Flower' vase, Transitional period, mid-17th century

Lot 14. A blue and white gu-form 'Bird and Flower' vase, Transitional period, mid-17th century; 18 in. (45.7 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 10,440 - USD 15,660). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The tall vase is elegantly potted with a slightly waisted form, and is decorated on the neck with a long-tailed pheasant standing on rocks amongst peonies, chrysanthemum, and bamboo, all amongst two other birds in flight. The central section is decorated with a pomegranate spray, a prunus spray, and a... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2019

A large Chinese wucai porcelain jar and cover, Transitional period, mid-17th century

Lot 1150. A large Chinese wucai porcelain jar and cover, Transitional period, mid-17th century; height 56.5cm. Estimate: £2,000 - £4,000. Courtesy Toovey's. the stout shouldered body painted with a scene of an artist standing at a bridge with three female attendants, horse and boy in a rocky landscape, the domed cover with boys and rocks (repaired neck). Provenance: R.H. Benson Collection sale, Christie's, 1st July 1924, Lot 183, purchased by Edward Grenfell, 1st Baron St. Just, then left to... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2019

A large Chinese wucai porcelain jar and cover, Transitional period, mid-17th century

Lot 1028. A large Chinese wucai porcelain jar and cover, Transitional period, mid-17th century; height 56.5cm. Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000. Courtesy Toovey's. the stout shouldered body painted with two figures on horseback accompanied by six musicians within a rocky landscape, the short neck and domed cover with flowers and leaves (restoration). Toovey's. Asian and Islamic Ceramics and Works of Art, 18 Apr 2019 -  auctions@tooveys.com ·  +44 (0)1903 891955
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18 janvier 2019

A German silver-gilt cup and cover, maker's probably NS, Danzig, mid-17th century

Lot 63. A German silver-gilt cup and cover, maker's probably NS, Danzig, mid-17th century; 42cm., 16 1/2in. high;658gr., 21oz. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 6,875 GBP. © Sotheby's 2017 embossed with bunch of grape lobes on vineyard keeper and vine stump stem  with sheet scrollwork, sheet scrollwork finial, marked on body. Sotheby's. From Earth to Fire, London, 4 May 2017

21 avril 2018

Three Dutch or German green-tinted glass roemers, mid-17th century at Sotheby's London, 01 May 2018

Lot 202. A Dutch or German pale green-tinted glass roemer, second half 17th century; 13.5cm., 5 1/4 in. high. Estimate 600 — 800 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the broad shallow bowl on a hollow stem applied with three rows of four raspberry prunts, below an engrailed band, over a spun foot, high kick-in base. Property from the Joseph M. Morpurgo Collection. Note: A roemer of similar small size is published by Pieter C. Ritsema van Eck, op. cit., Vol. I, p. 143, no. 201. Lot 203. A... [Lire la suite]
09 décembre 2017

Bamboo brush-holder depicting a letter-reading scene from the Romance of the West Chamber, Mid-17th century

Bamboo brush-holder depicting a letter-reading scene from the Romance of the West Chamber, Mid-17th century. With signature of Ju Sansong, h. 13.5 cm, diam. of mouth 8.5 cm, diam. of foot 8.7 cm © National Palace Museum Zhu Zhizheng, born around 1559 (year died unknown), active from 1573 to 1619, was Zhu Ying's third son. Among the many works which have come down to today carrying his sobriquet signature of "Sansong" (Third Pine), this holder is the most famous one. The high-relief scene shows a lady,... [Lire la suite]
09 novembre 2017

A large blue and white brush pot, bitong, Transitional period, mid-17th century

Lot 258. A large blue and white brush pot, bitong, Transitional period, mid-17th century. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000. Price realised GBP 35,000. © Christies Images Ltd 2017 The exterior is decorated with a continuous scene depicting three Immortals, each respectively seated on a lion, an elephant, and a qilin, accompanied by two attendants, all in a rocky landscape with plaintain trees. Christies. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, 7... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2017

A finely carved jade wine cup, Mughal India, mid-17th century

Lot 101. A finely carved jade wine cup, Mughal India, mid-17th century, 5 1/8in. (13cm.) diam.; 3 ¼in. (7.5cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 40,000 (USD 38,760 - USD 51,680) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The body finely carved with a leafy lattice enclosing floral sprays, the foot formed as an elegant rosette. Note: This fine cup is an example of the hardstone carvings that were popular in the Mughal period, from the reign of the Emperor Akbar. It is thought that nephrite and... [Lire la suite]
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