25 octobre 2021

Musée des Arts Décoratifs opens 'Cartier and Islamic Art: In Search of Modernity'

PARIS.- From October 21st, 2021 to February 20th, 2022, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris presents ‘Cartier and Islamic Art: In Search of Modernity’, co-organized by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, and the Dallas Museum of Art, with the exceptional collaboration of the Musée du Louvre and the support of Cartier. This exhibition shows the influence of Islamic Art on the high jewellery Maison Cartier in its design of jewellery and precious objects from the beginning of the 20th century to the present... [Lire la suite]

18 juillet 2021

A gold and silver-inlaid bronze mirror, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

  Lot 5080. A gold and silver-inlaid bronze mirror, Warring States period (475-221 BC); 18.5 cm, with Japanese wood box. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 HKD. Lot sold: 17,640 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Acquired in Japan in the 1990s, by repute. Sotheby's. Chinese Online, including a Private Hong Kong Collection, Hong Kong, 2 July 2021  
05 juillet 2021

An archaic bronze mirror, Han dynasty, and a bronze 'buffalo' stand, Yuan - Ming dynasty

  Lot 5003. An archaic bronze mirror, Han dynasty, and a bronze 'buffalo' stand, Yuan - Ming dynasty (1279-1644); mirror 15.5 cm; stand 23 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 HKD. Lot sold: 94,500 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: A Floridian collection.Sotheby's New York, 11th September 2012, lot 186 (USD 5,938). Bonhams. Chinese Art Online, including a Private Hong Kong Collection, Hong Kong, 2 July 2021  
06 décembre 2019

A silvered-bronze mirror, Tang dynasty (618-906), and two bronze dragon-head belthooks, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 375. A silvered-bronze mirror, Tang dynasty (618-906), and two bronze dragon-head belthooks, Warring States period (475-221 BC); 9.5 and 9.8 cm, 3 3/4  and 3 7/8  in. Estimate HKD 20,000 — 30,000. Lot Sold 43,750 HKD. © Sotheby's. the mirror cast with four mythical beasts and alternating strapwork and butterflies on the lobed border, the belthooks of characteristic form inlaid in gold with archaic motifs. Provenance: Mayuyama & Co. Ltd. Sotheby's. Chinese... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2019

A rare gold overlay silvered bronze mirror, 9th-13th century

Lot 838. A rare gold overlay silvered bronze mirror, 9th-13th century; 8 1/8in (20.8cm) diameter, 1.190 kilograms. Estimate US$ 12,000 - 15,000. © Bonhams. Cast in high relief against a ring-punched ground with a domed knob rising from an open lotus flower head surrounded by two phoenixes flying head to tail, a flowering branch held in each beak and other blossoms issuing out of their curling tail feathers, the relief finished in gilt to contrast with the silver finish on the wide... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2019

A rare gilded bronze mirror, Late Eastern Han-Three Kingdoms period, late 2nd-3rd century BC

Lot 864. A rare gilded bronze mirror, Late Eastern Han-Three Kingdoms period, late 2nd-3rd century BC; 5½ in. (14 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 74,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010. The large knob surrounded by deities and mythical beasts within a border of half circles with whorl motifs and squares enclosing four characters, below a dogtooth band, a band of racing dragons, birds, animals, deities and a chariot, and an outer band of scroll pattern,... [Lire la suite]

14 août 2019

A rare Ottoman gold openwork mirror, Turkey, circa 1620 

L0t 200. A rare Ottoman gold openwork mirror, Turkey, circa 1620; 3 7/8in. (10cm.) across. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 79,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 The gold panel of oval form, the back decorated in extremely elegant openwork with a dense floral vine surrounding an avian combat group, a border of meandering floral vine, the remains of textile visible beneath, around this and around the edge of the mirror a minor border set with quatrefoil turquoises alternated with... [Lire la suite]
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06 août 2019

A rare erotic subject mirror, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 17. A rare erotic subject mirror, Song dynasty (960-1279); 9.6cm., 3 3/4 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 6,875 GBP. © Sotheby's  the back cast in relief with four couples in amorous embraces, around a central clasp. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 12 May 2010
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16 juillet 2019

A gem set carved jade mirror, North India or Deccan, 1675-1700

Lot 370. A gem set carved jade mirror, North India or Deccan, 1675-1700; 8 ½ ins. (21.6 cm.) high; 5 3/8 ins. (13.8 cm.) wide; ¾ in. (1.9 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 106,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The back decorated with floral designs in low relief, the mirror framed with a band of inlaid rubies and emeralds set in gold, the base inlaid with a large ruby set in gold. Provenance: Formerly in a Danish royal collectionBonhams,... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2019

A silvery bronze mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 368. A silvery bronze mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907); 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 6,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008   Finely cast on one side with a central knop surrounded by a flower head, and the animals of the four directions: the green dragon (qinglong) representing the east, the red bird (zhuqiao), the south, the white tiger (baihu), the west, and the snake-encoiled turtle (yuanwu), the north, with silver-grey patina, the reverse... [Lire la suite]
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