29 avril 2020

A small rock crystal bracket-lobed cup, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 179. A small rock crystal bracket-lobed cup, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 2 3/4 in. (6.9 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 20,000 - HKD 40,000. Price realised HKD 52,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The cup is carved with fluted sides rising to a bracket-lobed rim, supported on a short foot of conforming shape. Christie's. THE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, Hong Kong, 6 April 2015
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03 avril 2020

A rock crystal vase and cover, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century

Lot 3233. A rock crystal vase and cover, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot Sold 560,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the hexagonal-sectioned body supported on a pronounced foot, gently curving at the shoulders to a flared neck, flanked by four animal-mask handles, each suspending a loose ring, the hexagonal cover surmounted by a finial of conforming shape. Provenance: Estate of Dorothy H. Guider.Sotheby's New York, 26th November... [Lire la suite]
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12 novembre 2019

A rare rock crystal ear cup, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 2807. A rare rock crystal ear cup, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 4 ¼ in. (10.8 cm.). Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000 (USD 25,680 - USD 38,519). Price realised HKD 275,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The oval rounded cup is carved with a pair of handles to the sides. The translucent rock crystal is suffused with russet streaks, box. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 10 May 1998. Note: The ear cup first appeared in lacquer form during the late Spring and Autumn period (5th century BC), with... [Lire la suite]
28 juillet 2019

A rock crystal ‘Three Friends’ vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 39. A rock crystal ‘Three Friends’ vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 11.5cm., 4 ½ in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,250  GBP. © Sotheby's naturalistically modelled in the form of a tree trunk, the exterior carved with a gnarled prunus tree, leafy bamboo and lingzhi beside rockwork and overhanging pine branches above, the transparent crystal with some minor inclusions. Provenance: Spink & Son Ltd., London, 18th October 1978. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]
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20 avril 2019

A Fatimid carved rock crystal chess piece, Egypt, 10th-11th century

Lot 131. A Fatimid carved rock crystal chess piece, Egypt, 10th-11th century; 3.8cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. of typical form, carved with cut stylised foliate designs and dash details. Provenance: Purchased from Michel Albert Manoukian, Paris, 7 April 1969 (receipt on file). Note: The feat of carving rock crystal, an extremely hard element, was mastered by the Fatimids in the tenth century as evident from the magnificent, but limited, corpus of remaining... [Lire la suite]
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20 février 2019

A rock crystal Bhairava kila, Nepal, 18th century or later

Lot 1103. A rock crystal Bhairava kila, Nepal, 18th century or later; 10 ¼ in. (26 cm.) high. Estimate: US$25,000 - US$35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The finial topped with a half-vajra and the heads of three deities, above an eight-pronged vajra and three additional animal-form faces, and a two-layered round of lotus pads stacked above the tripartite blade, with snakes meandering down each side. Provenance: Donald J. Wineman, 1 November 1989.The Irving Collection, no. 552. Note:... [Lire la suite]
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20 septembre 2018

A rock crystal, diamond and ruby bangle, David Webb

Lot 99. A rock crystal, diamond and ruby bangle, David Webb. Estimate US$ 60,000 - 80,000 (€ 51,000 - 69,000). Sold for US$ 70,000 (€ 59,528). © Bonhams 2001-2018 designed as two opposing carved rock crystal and black enamel chimera heads, each with pear-shaped ruby eyes, round brilliant-cut diamond crowns, grasping a similarly cut diamond-set and black enamel circular panel, the collars set of similar design; signed Webb; accompanied by a signed fitted box; estimated total diamond weight: 9.15 carats;... [Lire la suite]
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16 septembre 2018

Chinese Rock Crystal Figure of Buddha, Qing Dynasty

Lot 138. Chinese Rock Crystal Figure of Buddha, Qing Dynasty. Height 9 1/8 inches. Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000. Sold for $13,750. Courtesy Doyle. Seated in dhyanasana, the left hand resting on his feet with palm upward in vitarka mudra, the right hand holding a rice grain or jewel between thumb and forefinger of palm-upward hand, his robes gently folding around his body and open at the chest, his undergarment tied mid-torso, his face with a benign expression, his hair in tight curls - very good... [Lire la suite]
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04 juin 2018

A rock crystal brushrest, 17th century

Lot 474. A rock crystal brushrest, 17th century; 10.5 cm, 4 1/8  in. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 HKD. Lot sold 30,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of undulating outline, carved to resemble five bamboo segments, further incised with leaves. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 31 May 2018.  
14 octobre 2017

A Fatimid rock crystal chess piece, Egypt, 11th century

Lot 137. A Fatimid rock crystal chess piece, Egypt, 11th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. carved with deep bevel-cut scroll designs and dash details; 4.1cm.  From the Collection of Lothar Schmid (1928-2013) PUBLISHED: W. Seipel, Spielwelten der Kunst. Kunstkammer spiele (exh. cat.), Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, 21 May - 2 August, 1998, p.112, no.38.J. Petzold, Das königliche Spiel. Die Kulturgeschichte des Schachs, Stuttgart – Leipzig 1987,... [Lire la suite]