29 août 2019

A very rare parcel-gilt silver box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 203. A very rare parcel-gilt silver box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907). Diameter 2 1/4  in., 5.8 cm. Estimate USD 20,000 — 30,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. delicately fashioned in a six-lobed form, the domed cover finely decorated to the top in repoussé and parcel-gilt with a ferocious lion grasping in its mouth and powerful foreclaws a fallen deer, the box similarly decorated to the underside with a lion pouncing on a deer (2). Provenance: Frank Caro,... [Lire la suite]

20 août 2019

Song Dynasty Masterpieces of Early Chinese Gold and Silver from Dr. Johan Carl Kempe at Christie's NY

Lot 570. A fine and very rare gold dish, Song dynasty (960-1279); 5 ¼ in. (13.5 cm.) diam.; weight 103 g. Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The circular dish is chased in the center with a dense, elegant design of two leafy, S-shaped stems, each bearing a large blossom, and the flat, everted rim is chased with a band of 'cash' pattern below the rolled edge. Provenance: Dr. Johan Carl Kempe (1884-1967) Collection, Sweden, before 1953, no. 52.Sotheby's... [Lire la suite]
18 août 2019

Tang Dynasty Masterpieces of Early Chinese Gold and Silver from Dr. Johan Carl Kempe at Christie's NY, 12 September 2019

Lot 527. A pair of parcel-gilt silver hairpins, Tang dynasty (618-907). Each 13 1/8 in. (33.2 cm.) long, total weight 42.8 g. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The openwork head of each hammered silver, double-pronged hairpin has a fine openwork design of a lion facing a small bird perched on top of a large feathered plume surrounded by scrolling tendrils, leather box. Provenance: Dr. Johan Carl Kempe (1884-1967) Collection, Sweden, before 1954.Sotheby's... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2019

A small parcel-gilt silver lobed circular box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 180. A small parcel-gilt silver lobed circular box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907); 1¾ in. (4 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000. Price realised GBP 6,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The gently domed cover and base with two gilt birds surrounded by floral scrolls, the sides with small blooms borne on leafy scrolls, all reserved on a finely ring-punched ground. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 11 May 2010
14 août 2019

A rare parcel-gilt silver pear-shaped ewer, 16th century 

Lot 1316. A rare parcel-gilt silver pear-shaped ewer, 16th century; 9 1/8 in. (23 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,0000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The sides chased with two ogival panels of Daoist immortals and further engraved with suspended ribbon-tied pomegranates overlaid by a stamped diaper band on the neck, the tall slender spout rising from the jaws of a dragon connected to the neck by a strut oflingzhi scroll opposite a dragon-head strut connecting the curved... [Lire la suite]
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19 mars 2019

A rare pair of parcel-gilt silver 'Phoenix' hairpins, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 131. A rare pair of parcel-gilt silver 'Phoenix' hairpins, Tang dynasty (618-907). Length 12 7/8  in., 32.7 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 85,000 USD. © Sotheby's. of thin silver sheet, each composed of a double-pronged pin terminating in a broad leaf-shaped finial, the openwork design worked in mirror image each depicting a phoenix in flight, grasping between its beaks a ribbon-tied knot, amid dense foliage scrolls, the details finely engraved... [Lire la suite]

19 mars 2019

A rare pair of parcel-gilt silver 'Floral' hairpins, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 102. A rare pair of parcel-gilt silver 'Floral' hairpins, Tang dynasty (618-907). Length 13 1/8  in., 33.2 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 93,750 USD. © Sotheby's. each of thin silver sheet, composed of a double-pronged pin terminating in a broad leaf-shaped finial worked in mirror image, enclosing three large overlapping leaves engraved with flower sprays and foliate scrolls against a stipple ground, heightened with gilt detail, flanked by two... [Lire la suite]
10 janvier 2019

A small parcel-gilt silver circular box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1274. A small parcel-gilt silver circular box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907); 1¼ in. (3.3 cm.) diam. Estimate $25,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realized $30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. Finely cast on the cover and box with a central six-petaled flower head surrounded by six petals rising from the outer edge and chased with demi-florets reserved on a fine ring-punched ground, with traces of gilding, box. Provenance: Spink & Son, London, c. 1980.  Christie's. Fine... [Lire la suite]
14 décembre 2018

A German parcel-gilt silver tankard, Philipp Johann Gross, Augsburg, 1703-07

Lot 65. A German parcel-gilt silver tankard, Philipp Johann Gross, Augsburg, 1703-07; 18.5cm., 7 1/4 in. high, 1154gr., 37oz. 2dwt. Estimate £5,000 - £7,000. © Sotheby's. the body chased with intermittent masks among foliate strap-work, the cover and foot chased with swirling flutes, scrolling scalework handle, 19.6cm., 7 3/4 in. high; with a German parcel-gilt beaker and cover, Philipp Jakob Drentwett, Augsburg, 1681-85, the body chased with profiles of three... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2018

Drinking bowl, parcel-gilt silver, Iran, 6th-7th century

Drinking bowl, parcel-gilt silver, Iran, 6th-7th century. H: 3.7; Diam: 12.1 cm, Inv. no. 8/1966. © The David Collection. The outside of this bowl is decorated with a centrally placed naked man, seated with a wineskin and a drinking bowl. Around him is a vine that forms six circular panels containing a dog, a bear, a pair of birds, a leopard, a wild boar, and a monkey. The inside is engraved with a duck holding a ring or a necklace in its bill. Sasanian silver often combines different techniques. We see the more ordinary... [Lire la suite]
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