08 janvier 2019

A group of kingfisher feather-embellished gilt-metal ornaments, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 1230. A group of kingfisher feather-embellished gilt-metal ornaments, Qing dynasty, 19th century.Estimate $4,000 - USD 6,000. Price Realised $8,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Including a phoenix headdress with further glass bead and velvet embellishments; three hairpins; a butterfly-shaped hair ornament; and two pairs of earrings; together with a gold two-pronged hairpin. Various sizes, three cloth boxes (10). Provenance: Headdress and pair of earrings with 'pearl' pendants: Rare... [Lire la suite]

08 septembre 2015

A gold and silver-inlaid bronze ornament, Warring States period

Lot 8064. A gold and silver-inlaid bronze ornament, Warring States period; 1 3/4in (4.5cm) long. Estimate US$ 8,000 - 12,000 (€7,200 - 11,000). Sold for US$ 31,250 (€ 25,381). Photo: Bonhams. Delicately cast as a frog crouching with four legs splayed and raised head and grinning mouth, the body inlaid with silver on the shoulders and haunches and stylized gold scroll and dot details on legs and torso, the underside with gold scroll work on the button-like belly.  Notes: The present lot was likely... [Lire la suite]