21 mai 2019

An archaistic silver and gold-inlaid bronze wine vessel and cover, You, 17th-18th century

Lot 59. An archaistic silver and gold-inlaid bronze wine vessel and cover, You,  17th-18th century; 25.4 cm, 10 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 25,000 GBP (32,303 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the flattened, pear-shaped body cast on each side with a large taotie mask with silver and gold damascened details, between bands of archaistic birds encircling the neck and foot and the sides of the cover, all reserved against a leiwen ground, the arched, rope-twist handle attached to... [Lire la suite]

03 août 2017

A silver and gold-inlaid bronze jug (mashrabe), Timurid Khorassan, North East Iran or Afghanistan, Late 15th or early 16th centu

Lot 17. A silver and gold-inlaid bronze jug (mashrabe), Timurid Khorassan, North East Iran or Afghanistan, Late 15th or early 16th century, 6 1/8in. (15.5cm.) high. Estimate £120,000 - GBP 180,000. Price realised GBP 110,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015  Rising from a short trumpet foot through wide bulbous body tapering to a high neck with a stepped shoulder, slightly flaring at the mouth with a slightly everted rim, the matched gently domed lid with hole to the centre, associated curved handle with... [Lire la suite]