20 avril 2019

A Fatimid carved glass or obsidian chess piece, Egypt, 10th-11th century

Lot 132. A Fatimid carved glass or obsidian chess piece, Egypt, 10th-11th century; 3.8cm. height. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. carved with stylised foliate designs and incised dash details. Provenance: Purchased from Michel Albert Manoukian, Paris, 7 April 1969 (receipt on file). Note: The conchoidal fractures on the underside of this piece, combined with its very dark black colour, suggest that it is obsidian, an igneous rock that occurs... [Lire la suite]
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22 juillet 2015

Wallace Chan, Sculpural Art

Wallace Chan, Baby's Perspective. Copper, Titanium, Obsidian, Ruby, Sapphire, Yellow Sapphire, Orange Sapphire, Tsavorite Garnet @ 2014 Wallace Chan Wallace Chan, Manna. Rock Crystal @ 2014 Wallace Chan Wallace Chan, Dead but Sentient. Obsidian, Diamonds, Rock Crystal, 18K Yellow Gold, Titanium @ 2014 Wallace Chan Wallace Chan, Struggling for A Way Out. Obsidian, Silver @ 2014 Wallace Chan Wallace Chan, Exploring Life. Copper @ 2014 Wallace Chan
19 novembre 2008

An obsidian figure of a pug, Cartier, Paris, early 20th century

An obsidian figure of a pug, Cartier, Paris, early 20th century realistically carved, its eyes set with rose-cut diamonds. length: 4.8cm, 1 7/8 in. Estimate 4,000—6,000 GBP EXHIBITED: Munich, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Fabergé-Cartier Rivalen am Zarenhof, 28 November 2003 - 12 April 2004, cat. no. 646 LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Géza von Habsburg, Fabergé-Cartier Rivalen am Zarenhof, Munich, 2003, p. 341 Sotheby's. Imperial and Royal Presents. 24 Nov 08. London. Photo courtesy Sotheby's. www.sothebys.com
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