11 avril 2010

An important imperial white jade 'dragon' seal. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period made on the 20th day of the second month of the 53

An important imperial white jade 'dragon' seal. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period made on the 20th day of the second month of the 53 year (corresponding to 1788). photo Sotheby's of square form, surmounted by a superbly carved pair of addorsed dragons, each powerfully carved with eyes bulging and nostrils flaring above curling whiskers, the scales and flowing mane finely incised, the two scaly bodies intertwined and crouching on the haunches, pierced through the centre with an aperture, the square seal deeply and... [Lire la suite]
04 juillet 2009

A pair of Sèvres gilt-bronze-mounted biscuit vases (Vases Cordelier à ornaments)decorated by Pierre-Louis-Philippe Armand

A pair of Sèvres gilt-bronze-mounted biscuit vases (Vases Cordelier à ornaments)decorated by Pierre-Louis-Philippe Armand circa 1788 the underside with a crowned interlaced LL monogram enclosing date code LL in blue for 1788. each 52cm. high, 34cm. wide, 34cm. deep; 1ft. 8½in., 1ft. 1½in., 1ft. 1½in. Estimate 100,000—150,000 GBP PROVENANCE: Château de Rotalier, Beaufort, where these vases were already recorded in 1886 as part of a family donation and were present till 1995.Sold in these rooms on 8th June 2005, lot 54 for... [Lire la suite]
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