22 avril 2010

A Rare Pair of French Display Cabinets in the Chinoiserie Manner. Circa 1870

A Rare Pair of French Display Cabinets in the Chinoiserie Manner. Circa 1870 The wood frame ebonised, and paint decorated with Chinese motifs and trelliswork in polychrome and gilt; rising from cabriole legs with lions paw feet, having winged grotesque lion masks at the knees, the conjoining stretcher in a chinoiserie gilt highlighted lattice framework; the glazed doors with fitted interiors, and the angles issue pendant dragons; the roofs of stepped pagoda form, with imbricated ‘tiling', decorated with addorsed finely... [Lire la suite]
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22 avril 2010

David Webb jewelry @ Christie's, Jewels: The New York Sale

An emerald and diamond brooch, by David Webb. Centering upon an inverted calf's head-cut emerald, within a circular-cut diamond scrolling ribbon surround, set at the top and bottom with a pear or rectangular-cut diamond, enhanced by baguette and trillion-cut diamond geometric detail, suspending an articulated shield-shaped diamond, mounted in platinum. Signed Webb for David Webb. Est. $20,000 - $30,000. Price Realized $30,000 An emerald, diamond and enamel brooch, by David Webb. Centering upon a rectangular-shaped... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2010

A Danish parcel-gilt silver mounted Imari tankard & a Louis XIV silvered bronze-mounted Japanese Imari bowl and cover

A Danish parcel-gilt silver mounted Imari tankard, Jorgen Friis of Randers, circa 1775. photo Sotheby's the lobed domed cover inset with a Swedish medal of 1725, the forked scrolled thumbpiece topped by a female head, the cover pricked with an inscription and initials plus date 1775. marked on flange with maker's mark only 6 height 8 1/4 in., 21 cm; Jorgen Friis of Randers - ESTIMATE 12,000 - 18,000 USD PROVENANCE : Aveline, Paris, 1990 A Louis XIV silvered bronze-mounted Japanese Imari bowl and cover early 18th... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2010

Japanese Art at Bonhams Puts Armour in the Spotlight with Beards and Dragons

A splendid example of Japanese armour –estimated to sell of £100,000-150,000. Photo: Bonhams LONDON.- There is something about Japanese armour that makes Westerners do a double-take. It may well have something do with the fact that the helmets often come equipped with a beard as well as a dragon. Bonhams next sale of Fine Japanese Art on May 11th, a massive auction of 480 lots estimated to sell for around £1.6m, includes a splendid example of Japanese armour – boasting both beard (white) and dragon (gold and scarlet). The... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2010

A Collector's Menagerie: Animal Sculpture from the Ancient World

Bactrian stone head of a goat, 3rd millennium BC. Height: 10 cm Ever since he first drew on the walls of his cave, man has had the desire to depict the creatures around him. The Sladmore Gallery, 57 Jermyn Street, St James’s, London, is renowned for exhibiting animal sculpture from the last 200 years, and has now invited Rupert Wace Ancient Art to introduce collectors to a veritable menagerie from the ancient world, spanning a period of some 2,400 years. A Collector’s Menagerie: Animal Sculpture from the Ancient World will... [Lire la suite]
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