17 avril 2019

A pair of gem-set and enamelled bracelets (kara), North India, Rajasthan, mid-19th century

Lot 186. A pair of gem-set and enamelled bracelets (kara), North India, Rajasthan, mid-19th century; each: 7.6cm. diam. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot Sold 12,500 GBP (14,493 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the terminals in the form of two confronting makaras, each with a hinge for opening to one side, gem-set on a blue enamel ground on the exterior, the interior with polychrome floral enameling. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World including Fine Rugs and Carpets, London, 01 May 2019,... [Lire la suite]

17 avril 2019

A pair of gem-set and enamelled bracelets (kara), North India, Rajasthan, mid-19th century

Lot 173. A pair of gem-set and enamelled bracelets (kara), North India, Rajasthan, mid-19th century. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP. Lot Sold 25,000 GBP (28,985 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the hinged clasps rendered in the form of two confronting makaras, decorated with red, green, white, and blue enamels, the interiors with floral vines, set with foil-backed facet-cut diamonds to exterior and two cat-eye stones on heads; each: 7.8cm. diam. Provenance: Family... [Lire la suite]
30 septembre 2018

A pair of gem-set and enamelled bracelets (kara), North India, Rajasthan, mid-19th century

Lot 178. A pair of gem-set and enamelled bracelets (kara), North India, Rajasthan, mid-19th century; each: 8 by 8.3cm. max. Est: £12,000 - £18,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the hinged clasps rendered in the form of two confronting elephants with entwined trunks, decorated with red, green, white, blue and black enamels, the interiors with floral motifs, set with foil-backed facet-cut diamonds to exterior.   Provenance: Maharaja Shri Pratap Singh of Idar (1845-1922), Gujarat. Thence by... [Lire la suite]
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. Lot sold 6,250 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... [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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