05 août 2017

A rare red gauze lady's informal summer court robe, mid-19th century

Lot 1380. A rare red gauze lady's informal summer court robe, mid-19th century. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 10,625. © Christie's Images Ltd 2016  The gauze robe is finely woven with medallions of crane, butterfly, and peony in shades of white, blue, red, pink, purple and green, above a wide lishui stripe tossed with auspicious emblems. The sleeves are decorated with similar motifs, 54 in. (137.1 cm.) long x 76 in. (193 cm.) wide.  ... [Lire la suite]

01 mai 2017

An apricot-ground formal court 'dragon' robe,jifu, mid-19th century

Lot 290. An apricot-ground formal court 'dragon' robe,jifu, mid-19th century.  Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 12,790 - USD 19,185). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The robe is decorated with nine five-clawed dragons in couched gilt thread chasing flaming pearls amidst dense ruyi clouds interspersed with bats and The Eight Buddhist Emblems,Bajixiang, all above a hem of cresting waves tossed with auspicious objects, and the lishui stripe. The matching dark blue-ground... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2017

A dark blue-ground woven silk informal lady's 'butterfly' robe, mid-19th century

Lot 287. A dark blue-ground woven silk informal lady's 'butterfly' robe, mid-19th century. Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 2,000 (USD 1,279 - USD 2,558). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The robe is decorated in gilt with confronting butterfly roundels, surrounded by scattered prunus flowers and smaller butterflies in flight. The collar and cuffs are decorated with fruits and leafy foliage in couched gilt thread, with a band of flower vase cartouches to each cuff. Together with an additional length of woven satin... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2017

Impressive diamond rivière, mid-19th century

Lot 357. Impressive diamond rivière, mid-19th century. Estimate 810,000 — 1,410,000 CHF. Photo: Sotheby's. Composed of a graduated line of pinched-collet-set circular-cut and cushion-shaped diamonds, length approximately 400mm, fitted case signed Janesich. Provenance: Formerly in the Collection of Anna Murat, Princess de Poix (1841-1924) Thence by descent. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Session 3, Geneva, 16 May 2017, 07:00 PM  
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24 mars 2017

A gem-set jade pendant, India, mid-19th century

Lot 200. A gem-set jade pendant, India, mid-19th century. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the light jade plaque set in the kundan technique with diamonds, emeralds and rubies designed as a fine floral spray, the top with horizontal drill hole, mounted with gold chain, fitted in a bespoke, velvet-lined box with 'Hamilton & Co.' insignia. Provenance: By repute, James Andrew Broun-Ramsay (1812-60), 1st Marquess of Dalhousie, Governor-General of India (1848-56).Thence by... [Lire la suite]
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27 février 2017

Alexis Renard at Asia Week New York, 9-18 march 2017

Monumental tombak ewer and basin, Ottoman Empire, Turkey, first half of the 19th century. Gilded copper (tombak) © Alexis Renard Important calligraphic Iznik tile, Turkey, Iznik, second half of 16th century, Ottoman Empire. Stonepaste with underglaze painted decoration. 26.5 x 27.5 cm © Alexis Renard Portrait of Ranbir Singh, India, probably Lahore, mid-19th century. Ink, pigments and gold on paper. 12 x 8.7 inches (30.5 x 22 cm) © Alexis Renard  Portrait of an... [Lire la suite]

09 janvier 2017

Brush holder with lotus decoration, Korea, Joseon dynasty (1392–1910), mid-19th century

  Brush holder with lotus decoration, Korea, Joseon dynasty (1392–1910), mid-19th century. Porcelain with openwork design. H. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm); Diam. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm). Hewitt Fund, 1911, 11.142.1 © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Scholarly men of the Joseon dynasty collected and used tasteful accessories, such as this piece and the water droppers, for writing or painting. The lotus is an emblem of the Confucian scholar aptly used here to ornament an object for his study.
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13 décembre 2016

Perfection in Details. The Art of Japan in the Meiji Period (1868-1912) at the State Hermitage Museum

Suzuribako writing box, Last third of the 19th century. Box: wood, lacquer, mother-of-pearl, ivory, stone. Techniques: iro-urushi, takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, togidashi, nashiji, ohirame, inlay, carving. Water-dropper: silver, non-ferrous alloys, 24.3 × 22 × 4.9cm © 1998 - 2016 The State Hermitage Museum.  SAINT PETERSBURG - Around 700 first-rate exhibits – ceramics and metalwork finished in a variety of techniques, articles decorated with enamel and lacquer show visitors the beauty of the work of... [Lire la suite]
30 octobre 2016

The Putilov Pearl. A mid-19th century exceptional natural pearl and diamond brooch

Lot 221. The Putilov Pearl. A mid-19th century exceptional natural pearl and diamond brooch. Estimate CHF 1,200,000 - CHF 1,500,000 (USD 1,213,953 - USD 1,517,442). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Centering a button-shaped natural pearl, measuring approximately 18.75-19.05x16.15 mm, within an openwork foliate diamond-set frame, to the old-cut diamond surround, 1860s, 5.0 cm, mounted in silver and gold. Signed KAM N677 Accompanied by report no. 78026 dated 23 January 2015 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological... [Lire la suite]
08 juin 2015

A Berlin faience garniture of five vases, three with covers, mid-19th century

A Berlin faience garniture of five vases, three with covers, mid-19th century. Estimate £20,000 — 30,000 / €27,894 - 41,841. Photo Sotheby's comprising three baluster form vases with covers and two flaring trumpet vases, decorated imitating Chinese lacquer with oriental figures in landscapes picked out in gold and black reserved on a red ground, on moulded giltwood bases, restorations and retouching throughout, 23.3cm., 9 1/8 in. and 30cm., 11 3/4 in. high Comparative... [Lire la suite]
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