09 mai 2009

A fine carved bamboo winecup, China, 18th century

A fine carved bamboo winecup, China, 18th century Small repair below the rim. L. 14,3 cm. Est. 3 000 € Nagel Auctions. Asian Art. 8th May 2009. www.auction.de
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09 mai 2009

J. China--Blaeu, China veteribus Sinarum regio. Amsterdam, [1635]

J. China--Blaeu,  China veteribus Sinarum regio. Amsterdam, [1635] Hondius, J. China. Amsterdam, 1606, together 2 double-page engraved maps, each approx. 335 x 455mm., hand coloured (2). Est. ,500—2,000 GBP. Lot Sold 1,500 GBP  Sotheby's. Natural History, Travel, Atlases and Maps. 07 May 09. London www.sothebys.com
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09 mai 2009

A fine gilt-bronze enamel planter with fine jade and stone leaves with fruit branches, China, Qianlong period

A fine gilt-bronze enamel planter with fine jade and stone leaves with fruit branches, China, Qianlong period Very minor restorations. H. 46 cm. Est. 10 000 € Nagel Auctions. Asian Art. 8th May 2009. www.auction.de
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09 mai 2009

Captain Lockyer Willis Hart, Character and Costumes of Afghaunistan. London: Henry Graves and Company, 1843

Captain Lockyer Willis Hart, Character and Costumes of Afghaunistan. London: Henry Graves and Company, 1843 first edition, folio (542 x 365mm.), hand-coloured lithographed pictorial title, lithographed dedication with coloured map of Sinde and Afghanistan on verso, letterpress description of the plates, 26 hand-coloured lithographed plates, most heightened with gum arabic, publisher's advertisement leaf at end, original green morocco-backed cloth boards, upper cover lettered in gilt, some light spotting or stains to blanks... [Lire la suite]
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09 mai 2009

A fine mughal-style enamel gold box and cover, 18th/19th century

A fine mughal-style enamel gold box and cover, 18th/19th century Very minor losses to enamels. B. 7,2 cm. Est. 4 000 € Nagel Auctions. Asian Art. 8th May 2009. www.auction.de
09 mai 2009

Louis Dupré, Voyage à Athènes et à Constantinople. Paris: Dondey-Dupré, 1825

Louis Dupré, Voyage à Athènes et à Constantinople. Paris: Dondey-Dupré, 1825 plate 19 only from this work, hand-coloured lithographed plate entitled "L'Acropolis. Vu de la Maison du Consul de France Mr Fauvel", 550 x 585mm. (including mount), framed and glazed. Est. 3,000—4,000 GBP. Lot Sold 5,500 GBP Sotheby's. Natural History, Travel, Atlases and Maps. 07 May 09. London www.sothebys.com
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09 mai 2009

A fine mughal-style enamel gold box and cover, 18th/19th century

A fine mughal-style enamel gold box and cover, 18th/19th century Small dent to body, very minor losses to enamel. H. 6,3 cm. Est. 5 500 € Nagel Auctions. Asian Art. 8th May 2009. www.auction.de
09 mai 2009

Amadeo Preziosi, Stamboul. Recollections of Eastern Life. Paris: Lemercier, 1858

Amadeo Preziosi, Stamboul. Recollections of Eastern Life. Paris: Lemercier, 1858 first edition, oblong folio (418 x 565mm.), tinted lithographed title and 29 chromolithographed plates, captions in English and French, later half morocco incorporating part of original cloth gilt calligraphic binding on upper cover, a fine copy. Est. 5,000—7,000 GBP. Lot Sold 13,750 GBP  LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Atabey 999 (second issue dated 1861); Blackmer 1353 (second edition dated 1865) Sotheby's. Natural History, Travel, Atlases... [Lire la suite]
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09 mai 2009

A rare group of 18 carved stone heads of louhans, China, Ming dynasty

A rare group of 18 carved stone heads of louhans, China, Ming dynasty Mounted on metal stands - Minor wear, slightly chipped. ca. 23-28 cm. Est. 18 000 € Nagel Auctions. Asian Art. 8th May 2009. www.auction.de
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09 mai 2009

A fine famille verte bottle vase, Kangxi

A fine famille verte bottle vase, Kangxi Decorated in rich blue, green, yellow, orange, gilt and black/aubergine enamels with four Buddhistic Lions beneath a design of flowerheads (rim frits); the base with three old labels. 42cm (16in) high. Estimate: £20,000 - 25,000 Footnote: For a very similar vase, acquired by the Rijksmuseum in 1944, see No. 182 in 'Chinese Ceramics in The Collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam' by Christian J.A.Jorg. Jorg's catalogue entry also examines the significance of the iconography here,... [Lire la suite]
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