01 janvier 2011

"Passion for Perfection" @ De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam

Portrait miniature of the Qajar ruler, Fath‘ali Shah, Iran, early 19th century. Gold sheet, painted with opaque and translucent enamels, JLY 1231 © Nour Foundation AMSTERDAM.- De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam presents highlights from one of the world’s most renowned collections of Islamic art. Passion for Perfection will include some 500 objects from the collection of Professor Nasser D. Khalili. On view through April 17 2011, De Nieuwe Kerk glitters with richly illuminated Qur’ans and manuscripts, paintings, gold, jewels,... [Lire la suite]
21 décembre 2010

Gold and silver “Memento mori” ring with a skull. English work, Georgian period, late 18th century

Gold and silver “Memento mori” ring with a skull. English work, Georgian period, late 18th century. photo Fabian de Montjoye Rare gold mourning ring with a rectangular bezel set with a crystal covering a piece of dark hair with skull, painted in white. The hoop adorned with floral scrolls. Good condition. price on application Ref: Charles Oman, British Rings 800-1914, 1974. (Victoria and Albert Museum) Fabian de Montjoye. 177, rue Saint Honoré, 75001 PARIS - France. Tel : +33 1 42 60 14 12 -... [Lire la suite]
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13 décembre 2010

18th & 19th century jewelry @ Bonhams

A late 19th century diamond necklace, circa 1870. photo Bonhams Designed as a single line of old brilliant-cut diamonds suspending a fringe of graduated old brilliant-cut diamond drops to pinched collet settings, mounted in silver and gold, diamonds approximately 20.30 carats total, length 38.4cm..Sold for £26,400 A Georgian diamond star brooch, circa 1800. photo Bonhams Of double starburst formation, the central star mounted en tremblant and set centrally with a cushion-shaped diamond within a surround of old... [Lire la suite]
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24 novembre 2010

Chinese Glass @ Bonhams, Hong Kong

A rare red glass bottle vase. Yongzheng four-character wheel-cut mark and of the period. photo Bonhams Of sumptuous globular form, skilfully moulded with a raised ridge at the shoulder and surmounted by a tall tapering neck, the glass of a rich mottled red colour suffused with bubbles and inclusions. 23cm high. Sold for HK$1,560,000 Provenance: Ashkenazie & Co., San Francisco, 12 May 1988.Illustrated 出版: A Chorus of Colors, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 1995, pp.50-51, no.24R.Kleiner, Chinese Snuff... [Lire la suite]
22 novembre 2010

Attribuito a Francesco Battaglioli (Modena (?) circa 1722 - 1796 circa Venezia(?), Instanbul, Veduta di Santa Sofia.

Attribuito a Francesco Battaglioli (Modena (?) circa 1722 - 1796 circa Venezia(?), Instanbul, Veduta di Santa Sofia. Photo: Sotheby's. olio su tela; 77.5 x 100.5 cm. Est. 25,000—35,000 EUR. Lot Sold 396,750 EUR Sotheby's. Old Master Paintings, 19th Century Paintings, Furniture, Works of Art and Rare Books, 16 Nov 10, Milan. www.sothebys.com Francesco Battaglioli est connu comme peintre de vedute et Cappriccios des paysages de Venise et de la Vénétie (Brescia et Trévise). Il aurait été un élève de Raffaele Rinaldi. Il a... [Lire la suite]
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11 novembre 2010

A pair of fine and rare imperial engraved turned ivory bowls. 18th century.

A pair of fine and rare Imperial engraved turned ivory bowls. 18th century. :Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Each bowl supported on a short straight channelled foot with gently rounded walls and a slightly everted rim, one finely incised with a scholar dressed in flowing robes holding a wine cup, seated on a gnarled tree branch beside rockwork being tended by a boy, all within a fenced garden setting, the other incised with two attendants in a pavilion next to a cliff, all amidst vaporous clouds, both bowls incised with... [Lire la suite]
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09 novembre 2010

Three dagger, Mughal India, 18th century @ Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch Ltd, Asian Art in London

A gem-set rock crystal-hilted dagger. Mughal India, 18th century © Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch Ltd. 43 cm. With slightly curving watered steel blade, the hilt set with rows of gemstones including rubies and emeralds set in gold - Price on requestProvenance : Warren Anderson collection, Australia, 1980s-1992; Sold, Butterfield & Butterfield, San Francisco, 14 July 1992, lot 1407; Private collection, U.S.A., 1992-2009. Published : Butterfield & Butterfield, The Warren Anderson Collection of Premier American &... [Lire la suite]
05 novembre 2010

Three Chinese glass vase, two are incised Qianlong four-character mark and of the period

A purplish glass faceted vase. Incised Qianlong four-character mark and of the period © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd The pear-shaped ten-faceted vase with a tall neck, the facets divided by raised ribs, supported on a short slightly-spreading foot, the semi-transparent glass of deep purple-blue tone; 23cm (9in) high - Estimate: £5,000 - 8,000, HK$ 61,000 - 98,000, USD 7,900 - 13,000 Provenance: an English private collection, purchased by the father of the present owner between 1918-1939. A transparent amber... [Lire la suite]
05 novembre 2010

The Chinese Jade Collection of Mrs R. Gladwyn @ Bonhams

The Collection of the Late Lieutenant Colonel R.F.C. Gladwyn and the late Mrs R. Gladwyn Lt. Col. Gladwyn served in Korea from 1952 to 1953 and was then posted to Hong Kong, where he served from 1953 to 1955 and was joined there by his family. The collection of Chinese jade carvings and ceramics was formed during the stay in Hong Kong. He had an eye for detail and collected these works of art because he thought they were beautiful. Their intricate designs and small details fascinated him, and he admired the great skills of the... [Lire la suite]
01 novembre 2010

A set of four French 18th century Louis XV cream-painted fauteuils à la Reine. By Antoine Nicolas Delaporte, Paris

A set of four French 18th century Louis XV cream-painted fauteuils à la Reine. By Antoine Nicolas Delaporte, Paris  © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd Each with channelled backrail centred to the top by carved flowers, the padded back and armrests on scroll supports, the serpentine seat with waived apron carved with flowers, on cabriole legs, one stamped to the carcass Delaporte, each with blue-ground velvet upholstery (4). Sold for AUD 32,400 inclusive of Buyer's Premium Note: Antoine Nicolas Delaporte, maître in 1762. ... [Lire la suite]