10 août 2017

A tall parcel-gilt silver ewer and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 119. A tall parcel-gilt silver ewer and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century, 31cm., 12 1/4in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 31,700 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's inspired from a Persian metal form, worked from thin silver sheet with a flattened pear-shaped body tapering into a long neck surmounted by a stepped cover with bud finial, applied with a long tubular 'S'-shaped handle and an elegant dragon-headed 'S'-shaped spout, decorated on each side in repousse with a pear-shaped... [Lire la suite]

06 août 2017

A parcel-gilt silver garment-hook, Warring States Period

Lot 23. A parcel-gilt silver garment-hook, Warring States Period (475-221 BC), 16.7cm., 6 5/8 in. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 GBP. Lot sold 8,125 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's the wide, gently curved body ending in a simple hook and cast with an openwork design of a pair of confronting birds surrounded by interlocking scrolls, surmounted by the head of a stylised beast. Weight 119.5g. Exhibited: Chinese Gold and Silver in the Carl Kempe Collection, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1954-55,... [Lire la suite]
31 juillet 2017

A rare begonia-shaped parcel-gilt silver stembowl, Tang dynasty, 8th century

Lot 51. A rare begonia-shaped parcel-gilt silver stembowl, Tang dynasty, 8th century, 15.4cm., 6 1/4 in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 78,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the bowl in the shape of a begonia flower rising from a gently spreading quatrefoil foot with a beaded border in repoussé, the interior of the bowl finely engraved and parcel-gilt with a central dragon-fish surrounded by four geese in flight, all amidst large scrolling feathery leaves and reserved on a... [Lire la suite]
31 juillet 2017

A superb and rare parcel-gilt silver leys jar, Tang dynasty, 8th-9th century

Lot 73. A superb and rare parcel-gilt silver leys jar, Tang dynasty, 8th-9th century, 10.9cm., 4 1/4 in. Estimate 70,000 — 90,000 GBP. Lot sold 264,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of compressed globular form resting on a splayed foot and flaring at the dish-shaped mouth divided into four lobes, the body parcel-gilt and finely and delicately chased and engraved with three luscious peony sprays featuring large fully opened blooms and finely-veined feathery leaves, with a... [Lire la suite]
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19 juillet 2017

A fine and very rare parcel-gilt 'rhinoceros' silver dish, Tang dynasty, 8th-9th century

Lot 60. A fine and very rare parcel-gilt 'rhinoceros' silver dish, Tang dynasty, 8th-9th century, 15.2cm., 6in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 168,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. possibly a pair to lot 59, this dish is of similar shallow circular shape with everted sides rising from a splayed footring, the interior similarly decorated in repoussé and parcel-gilt depicting a rhinoceros standing four-square and facing right, his stout body with scaly hides and supporting a... [Lire la suite]
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19 juillet 2017

A magnificent rare parcel-gilt silver lobed bowl and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907) 

Lot 187. A magnificent rare parcel-gilt silver lobed bowl and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907). Estimate GBP 400,000 - GBP 600,000. Price realised GBP 1,105,250 © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The bowl divided into five lobes by raised ridges, each lobe superbly engraved and gilt with floral and fruit clusters amidst luscious foliage, the interior with a central medallion enclosing large blooms and fruit surrounded by feathery leaves, the gently everted rim engraved and gilt with a band of overlapping petals, the exterior... [Lire la suite]

19 juillet 2017

A very fine and rare parcel-gilt silver bowl, Tang dynasty, 8th-9th century

Lot 54. A very fine and rare parcel-gilt silver bowl, Tang dynasty, 8th-9th century, 24.5cm, 9 5/8in. Estimate 350,000 — 400,000 GBP. Lot sold 1,588,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. rendered in the shape of an open lotus flower with everted rim and flat base, the slightly flared sides decorated with three bands of overlapping lotus petals in repousse work, each petal finely engraved and gilt on the exterior with a pair of confronting birds in flight amidst lush... [Lire la suite]
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19 juillet 2017

A fine and very rare parcel-gilt silver bowl, Tang dynasty, 8th-9th century

Lot 74. A fine and very rare parcel-gilt silver bowl, Tang dynasty, 8th-9th century, 24.2 cm., 9 1/2 in. Estimate 70,000 — 90,000 GBP. Lot sold 446,100 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. with shallow, petal-lobed sides, the interior chased and gilt to the centre with a roundel of exotic flowers and pomegranate-like fruits set amidst large feathery leaves, the gently flared sides divided into five lobes, each decorated with a different floral sprig composed of large veined leaves and fully opened blossoms, the exterior... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2017

A German parcel-gilt silver tankard, Hans Jakob Baur I, Augsburg, circa 1640

Lot 137. A German parcel-gilt silver tankard, Hans Jakob Baur I, Augsburg, circa 1640. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's body chased with auricular scrolls enclosing charming lightly-pricked flowers, lid chased to match, leaf-capped S-scroll handlemarked on body and cover; height 7 1/2 in., 19 cm, 23 oz 10 dwt, 734 g  Sotheby's. Luxe: The Art of the Table New York, 26 avr. 2017, 10:00 AM
14 avril 2016

Sotheby's announces first sale dedicated to European ceramics, silver and objects of vertu in a decade

Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- This spring will see the first sale at Sotheby’s for almost a decade exclusively dedicated to European Ceramics, Silver and Objects of Vertu. Entitled “From Earth to Fire”, the sale, to take place on 10 May, will focus on the creation of pieces born from the earth and transformed through the kiln into exquisite works. Testament to the ever-growing appetite of international collectors for unique pieces encapsulating the finest craftsmanship and materials of their time, the 265 lots in the... [Lire la suite]