01 août 2021

A pair of Louis XV ormolu-mounted Chinese Coromandel lacquer and vernis Martin encoignures (corner cabinets) by Adrien Delorme,

A pair of Louis XV ormolu-mounted Chinese Coromandel lacquer and vernis Martin encoignures (corner cabinets) by Adrien Delorme, circa 1748-49. ; 37 in. (95 cm.) high; 29 in. (73 cm.) wide; 20 in. (52 cm.) deep. Price on request. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 Each with shaped moulded breche d’Alep marble top above a curved door decorated with a triangular cartouche depicting a courtly scene in a palace garden, surrounded by a floral trellis pattern and framed by a lappeted motif, the angles headed by... [Lire la suite]

01 août 2021

A Louis XV Ormolu-mounted Chinese Turquoise-Glazed Porcelain Cat, The Porcelain Qianlong (1736-1795), The mounts second half 18t

A Louis XV Ormolu-mounted Chinese Turquoise-Glazed Porcelain Cat, The Porcelain Qianlong (1736-1795), The mounts second half 18th century; 17 1/8 in. (43.5 cm.) high; 12 ¼ in. (31 cm.) wide; 8 ½ in. (21.5 cm.) deep. Price on request. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 Provenance: Probably supplied by Lazare-Duvaux (1703-1758), marchand-mercier, Paris, circa 1750-1755 toJeanne-Antoinette Poisson, marquise de Pompadour, duchesse de Menars (1721-1764), in her Cabinet des Muses,... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2021

A rare ormolu-mounted Longquan celadon vase, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 473. A rare ormolu-mounted Longquan celadon vase, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); overall 49.5 cm. Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 HKD. Lot sold: 75,600HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Collection of Alberto Pinto.Christie's Paris, 12th-14th September 2017, lot 885. Note: A larger vase of this type in the Palace Museum, Beijing, is illustrated in Longquan qingci [Longquan celadon], Beijing, 1966, pl. 41; and vases also with their mouths reduced, in the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul, are... [Lire la suite]
01 novembre 2020

An ormolu-mounted Sicilian red coral branch, French, First half 19th century

Lot 4. An ormolu-mounted Sicilian red coral branch, French, First half 19th century; 6 in. (15.5 cm.) high. Estimate: GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,500 (USD 1,890 - USD 3,150). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. coral; on a later green marble base, the base not affixed. Provenance: A private collection, Europe, acquired in London, 1980s. Note: Coral, fished from the coastal waters of Sicily, was prized from the Middle Ages for its amuletic power to ward off evil. Christie's. Finch and Co’s Cabinet of... [Lire la suite]
09 décembre 2018

An ormolu-mounted famille verte porcelain vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 123. An ormolu-mounted famille verte porcelain vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Hauteur totale : 47 cm (18 1/2 in.). Estimate: €1,500 - €2,000 (US$1,694 - US$2,259). Invendu. © Artcurial De forme quadrangulaire, les quatre faces à décor d'oiseaux, insectes, pivoines, magnolias, lotus et prunus en fleurs, monture en bronze doré ; col coupé, base percée et manques d'émail. Artcurial. Vente Art d’Asie - 10 décembre 2018
09 décembre 2018

A pair of blue and white ormolu-mounted porcelain vases, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 58. A pair of blue and white ormolu-mounted porcelain vases, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). H. : 46 cm (18 in.). Estimate: €4,000 - €6,000 (US$4,519 - US$6,779). Vendu 7 800 €. © Artcurial. De forme balustre, la panse décorée de fleurs et feuillages, l'épaulement et le pied ornés de fleurs dans des cartouches en forme de pétales en léger relief, le col agrémenté de trois registres de feuilles, monture en bronze, montés en lampe ; un vase avec un fêle, trous sur la panse des deux vases pour les... [Lire la suite]

30 décembre 2017

A pair of ormolu-mounted flambé-glazed bottle vases, 18th century

Lot 224. A pair of ormolu-mounted flambé-glazed bottle vases, 18th century; 8¼ in. (20.8 cm.) high overall. Estimate £2,000 – £4,000 ($3,194 – $6,388). Price Realized  £2,750 ($4,392). © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The vases are covered in a crackled deep red and lavender streaked glaze thinning to a mushroom tone at the rims. Each vase fixed on an ormolu base.  Christie’s. CHINESE CERAMICS, WORKS OF ART AND TEXTILES PART I, 4 November 2014, London, South Kensington
11 décembre 2017

An ormolu-mounted wucai 'Dragon' bottle vase, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 436. An ormolu-mounted wucai 'Dragon' bottle vase, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 35.5 cm, 14 in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 462,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's of pear shape with a truncated neck, painted with writhing five-clawed dragons amid meandering floral scrolls and auspicious emblems, the foot and rim with gilt-bronze mounts. Provenance: Christie's London, 10th June 1996, lot 89.   Sotheby's. Chinese Art including... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2015

A massive ormolu-mounted 'ge'-type vase, hu, Seal mark and period of Yongzheng

Lot 3628. A massive ormolu-mounted 'ge'-type vase, hu, Seal mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735);  75 cm., 29 1/2  in. Estimate 5,500,000 — 7,500,000 HKD (641,955 - 875,394 EUR). Lot sold 6,680,000 HKD (767,906 EUR). Photo Sotheby's the monumental vessel of archaistic hu-form robustly potted with a pear-shaped body on a splayed foot, covered overall with a thick blue-grey glaze suffused with dark brown crackles, each side moulded with four large slightly inset ogival panels forming strapwork... [Lire la suite]
08 juillet 2015

The Longleat table à écrire by Carlin

A Louis XVI ormolu-mounted tulipwood, amaranth, sycamore, holly and mosaic parquetry table à écrire. By Martin Carlin, circa 1775, retailed by the marchand-ébéniste Nicholas-Pierre Severin. Estimate: £400,000-600,000 ($622,400 - $933,600). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The rectangular sliding top with canted breakfront angles, inlaid overall with square trellis parquetry filled with spiral rosettes within a rosette-filled entrelac border, with a three-quarter gallery, rosette and cabochon moulded edge above a sanded panelled... [Lire la suite]