12 avril 2018

An oval tortoiseshell, mother-of-pearl and gold piqué box, Naples, first half 18th century

Lot 101. An oval tortoiseshell, mother-of-pearl and gold piqué box, Naples, first half 18th century. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 €. Lot sold 181,250 €. Courtesy Sotheby's. with velums, mascarons, figures and exotic animals; (minor accident to the border of the cover). Haut. 6,5 cm., long. 16,5 cm., prof. 11,5 cm. ; Height 2 1/2  in., width 6 1/2  in., depth 4 1/2  in. Related literature: G. de Bellaigue, The James A. de Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon... [Lire la suite]

24 mai 2016

A tortoiseshell teapot with inscriptions, China, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Mark and of the Period (1736-1795)

Lot 191. A tortoiseshell teapot with inscriptions, China, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Mark and of the Period (1736-1795). Estimate 5 000 € - 6 000 €. Photo Cambi Casa d'Aste. H. 12cm. CAMBI CASA D'ASTE, 20121 MILANO. Fine Chinese Works of Art (Milano), le 24 Mai 2016 à 9h30
10 avril 2016

A magnificent Ottoman tortoiseshell, mother-of-pearl, ivory and brass-inlaid scribe's box, Turkey, late 16th century

Lot 161. A magnificent Ottoman tortoiseshell, mother-of-pearl, ivory and brass-inlaid scribe's box, Turkey, late 16th century. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 GBP (253,420 - 380,130 EUR). Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. of irregular decagonal form supported on two broad bracket-form feet, the exterior revetted with tortoiseshell plaques with brass wire settings, the long and short sides with a continuous blind arcade of ogee-shaped arches each enclosing a floral... [Lire la suite]
06 mai 2014

A tortoiseshell, ebony, ebonised and ivory cabinet applied with paintings on glass, Neapolitan or Spanish, mid 17th century

A tortoiseshell, ebony, ebonised and ivory cabinet applied with paintings on glass, Neapolitan or Spanish, mid 17th century. Photo Sotheby's of breakfront form, with a panelled frieze above a portico on Solomonic columns with Corinthian capitols enclosing a mirrored and painted interior with three short drawers, with a drawer below and another above set with panels arranged in a stylised fan design, with three drawers on either side and slightly projecting side panels, the side and base moulding veneered in... [Lire la suite]
10 janvier 2014

Cartier steel cigarette case, ca. 1925

Cartier steel cigarette case, ca. 1925. Gold, coral, pearl, tortoiseshell, Cartier France, ALBION ART Collection.
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30 juillet 2013

Queen Charlotte's NotebookQueen Charlotte's Notebook, England, c.1765

Queen Charlotte's Notebook, England, c.1765. Tortoiseshell, gold, diamonds, 11.0 x 8.3 x 2.5 cm. RCIN 46707. Royal Collection © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Provenance: Made for Queen Charlotte, c.1761-1770; Lady Mount Stephen; by whom presented to Queen Mary before 1920. Exhibited at Schloss Güstrow, Schwerin, Germany, in '1000 Jahre Mecklenburg', 1995, p338, no 6.28 Exhibited at the Queen's Gallery, in 'George III Collector and Patron', 1974-5, p64, no.105 Queen Mary, consort of King George... [Lire la suite]
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29 juillet 2013

Cabinet, Flemish, 17th century

Cabinet, Flemish, 17th century. Ebony, tortoiseshell, silver and silver gilt, 83.8 x 117.2 x 43.4 cm. RCIN 26305. Royal Collection © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Provenance: Bequeathed to Queen Victoria by Robert, 8th Baron Belhaven and Stenton, 1868 Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901) This elaborate cabinet, veneered in red tortoiseshell with heart-shaped panels and silver and silver-gilt mounts (on a later stand), was thought in the nineteenth century to have belonged to Mary,... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2013

Pair of medal cabinets. Attributed to André-Charles Boulle (1642-1732), c.1735-40.

Pair of medal cabinets. Attributed to André-Charles Boulle (1642-1732), c.1735-40. Oak, tortoiseshell, brass, 126.0 x 126.8 x 45.0 cm. RCIN 35486. Royal Collection © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Provenance: Possibly Robert Fogg; (?) from whom acquired by George IV, 2nd February 1813. Sent from the Library at Carlton House to Morel & Seddon 10 January 1828. Delivered to Windsor 2 July 1828. George IV, King of the United Kingdom (1762-1830)   Pair of upright rectangular ebony and boullework... [Lire la suite]
10 juillet 2013

Beautiful 19th century blond tortoiseshell and Ivory box

Beautiful 19th century blond tortoiseshell and Ivory box. Photo courtesy Manatee Galleries with old label from the Appointment to the His Highness Maharaja of Mysore; measures (18cm x 8.5cm) 7'' x 3.25''. Estimate 500.00 - 800.00 USD Manatee Galleries. Asian Works of Art From The Ambassador Petri Collection. Thursday, June 27 - Saturday, July 27. 1007 10th ave west Palmetto, FL Us - http://manateegalleries.auctionflex.com/
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04 juillet 2013

A Flemish ebony veneered and tortoiseshell cabinet on stand, Antwerp, late 17th century, the stand 19th century

A Flemish ebony veneered and tortoiseshell cabinet on stand, Antwerp, late 17th century, the stand 19th century. Photo Sotheby's the cabinet with panels with raised mouldings, the hinged pagoda top with two inset painted panel to the inside depicting landscape settings flanking a mirror, the pair of doors below enclosing a tortoiseshell lined interior of architectural forn with a pediment and column ornament, with a central cupboard beneath a drawer and nine further drawers painted with landscape scenes (... [Lire la suite]