28 octobre 2010

A French Rococo ormolu inkstand, Kangxi, 18th century.

A French Rococo ormolu inkstand, Kangxi, 18th century. photo courtesy Nagel with a Kangxi porcelain figurine of Budai and two ink-bowls, 18th century. A minor restoration to the Budai figurine, very minor damages due to age. L. 26 cm - Estimate 9 800 € Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 5th 2010 www.auction.de
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26 octobre 2010

A rare wood figure of Buddha Shakyamuni, Vietnam, ca. 18th century..

A rare wood figure of Buddha Shakyamuni, Vietnam, ca. 18th century. photo courtesy Nagel seated in vajrasana, both hands resting in dhyanamudra on his lap, wearing under skirt and mantle covering both shoulders and falling in pleats around his legs. H. 61,5 cm - Estimate € 6 000 Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 4th 2010 www.auction.de
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25 octobre 2010

Double lozenge form blue and white vase with sculpted bronze and crystal handles. China. Late 18th century

Double lozenge form blue and white vase with sculpted bronze and crystal handles. China. Late 18th century. Courtesy of Midori Gallery Far Eastern Art @ The 29th San Francisco Fall Antiques Show.  www.midorigallery.com
19 octobre 2010

A fine carved rhinoceros horn cup with archaistic design and openwork handle, China, 18th ct.

A fine carved rhinoceros horn cup with archaistic design and openwork handle, China, 18th ct. photo courtesy Nagel both sides of the cup depicting taotie masks, the handle worked in the shape of two mythical beasts, so called chilong - H. 6,5 cm - Estimate € 8 000 Property from an old North German private collection Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 5th 2010 www.auction.de
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10 octobre 2010

Mughal jade Candlestick, Archer's Ring, Bowl & Dish. India, 18th Century

An unusual Mughal jade Candlestick. Northern India, 18th Century. © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd of mid greyish-green mottled jade, made in three sections, the ribbed cylindrical body with a rib of chevron motif above and below, on a slightly flaring foot, with sloping shoulder, the truncated neck with horizontal rib, delicately carved in low relief with acanthus leaves; 18 cm. high - Sold for £9,600 Note: The unusual form of object in jade can be attributed to a Muslim craftsmen probably working in Norther India in the 18th... [Lire la suite]
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10 octobre 2010

Mughal jade-hilted daggers @ Bonhams

A Mughal gem-set jade hilted steel Dagger. India, 17th Century. © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd with slightly curving tapering blade, the jade hilt with curved pommel and scroll-shaped quillons, carved and inlaid with gold and set with precious stones including diamonds, rubies and emeralds forming flowering stems and branches, the scabbard with a jade locket set with rubies and emeralds, encased; 37.5 cm. long(3) - Estimate: £35,000 - 40,000, € 42,000 - 48,000. Unsold A group of nine depictions of arms and... [Lire la suite]
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01 octobre 2010

Bonhams to Sell Second Gold Gem-Set Finial From Fabled Throne of Tipu Sultan, The Tiger of Mysore

An important gem-set gold Finial in the form of a Tiger's Head from the throne of Tipu Sultan (1750-99), Mysore (Seringapatam), made between 1787-93. photo courtesy Bonhams A second gem-encrusted gold finial from the octagonal golden throne of Tipu Sultan, the Tiger of Mysore, will be sold at Bonhams New Bond Street on October 7th in the Indian & Islamic Art sale. This is the second such finial to pass through Bonhams Bond Street saleroom in 18 months. The first finial sold for £389,600 on 2nd April 2009. Both were at... [Lire la suite]
30 septembre 2010

Exceptional gem-set pieces from the family of the Nizam of Hyderabad @ Christie's London

An exceptional emerald, ruby and diamond-inset enamelled gold parrot. Mughal India, late 18th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010. The green enamel body inset with bold floral sprays in diamonds and rubies, the wings with ruby-inset drop-motifs within a border of diamond-inset leaves, the back and tail with similar ruby insets, the head elegantly inset with emeralds along the crest and beak, the beak holding a drilled emerald pendant, the underside of the body with two styles of floral enamelling including white... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2010

A fine white jade rhyton. Qing dynasty, 18th century.

A fine white jade rhyton. Qing dynasty, 18th century. photo courtesy Sotheby"s of characteristic trumpet form and oval section rising from three short feet, finely carved to the flattened sides with four archaistic zoomorph bearing phoenix heads, with a sinuous chilong climbing up one side peering over the mouthrim, the opposite side carved in high-relief with a chilong head, its flaring openwork wings and scrolls flattening to low-relief from the beast's head to the vessel's side, interwoven with a pair of keyfret... [Lire la suite]
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18 septembre 2010

A good pair of cloisonné Fu-lion candelabras. Qing dynasty, 18th century.

A good pair of cloisonné Fu-lion candelabras. Qing dynasty, 18th century. photo courtesy Sotheby's each powerfully modeled, seated on its haunches with head turned to one side and tail wrapped around over its hind paws, grasping in its jaws a gnarled flowering branch of plum blossoms with three sprigs rising high above the head, supporting a lotus form candle holder, the body decorated with gilt-wire fur and scattered with Buddhist Emblems, lotus flowers, and qilin on a turquoise and blue ground (2); length 12 in., 30.5 cm -... [Lire la suite]
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