08 juillet 2011

An Italian mid-19th century black and gilt Japanned and painted cabinet on stand, Venice or Rome, re-using an earlier cabinet

An Italian mid-19th century black and gilt Japanned and painted cabinet on stand, Venice or Rome, re-using an earlier cabinet. photo Bonhams the rectangular parcel-gilt top above a pair of cupboard doors decorated with pagodas and Oriental figures, opening to reveal an architectural interior with balustrade balcony, niches and arrangement of drawers fronted with panels depicting landscapes with animals and figures dressed in typical costumes, the sides decorated with flowers, on a later base with butterflies and foliage, on... [Lire la suite]
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08 juillet 2011

A rare French mid-19th century ebony and ebonised Japanese lacquer bureau à dos d'âne, possibly by Louis Auguste Alfred Beurdele

A rare French mid-19th century ebony and ebonised Japanese lacquer bureau à dos d'âne, possibly by Louis Auguste Alfred Beurdeley, Paris. photo Bonhams the fall front opening to a lacquered interior fitted with three drawers surmounted by a pigeon hole, above a gilt tooled red leather writing surface, the frieze with a simulated drawer with a central stylised foliate mount, flanked to each corner by a scrolling acanthus clasp, on cabriole legs and pierced scrolling sabots, 97cm wide, 48cm deep, 89cm high (38" wide, 18.5"... [Lire la suite]
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08 juillet 2011

A French mid-19th century ormolu mounted amaranth, fruitwood and Japanese lacquer secrétaire à abattant

A French mid-19th century ormolu mounted amaranth, fruitwood and Japanese lacquer secrétaire à abattant. photo Bonhams the brocatelle d'Espagne marble top within a pierced drapery gallery, above a long drawer centred by a female mask issuing floral garlands, the fall front with a lacquer panel depicting a group of Samouraï in a landscape, opening to an interior with one shelf and four small drawers with a central pigeon hole, above a frieze drawer with a push release button, each side panel with a lacquer medallion depicting a... [Lire la suite]
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08 juillet 2011

A French late 19th century ormolu-mounted mahogany, satiné and Coromandel lacquer bonheur du jour

A French late 19th century ormolu-mounted mahogany, satiné and Coromandel lacquer bonheur du jour by Fernand Kohl, Paris. photo Bonhams surmounted by a rectangular marble top, opening with two doors to an interior fitted with one shelf, above a frieze drawer with a push release button, on square tapering legs and toupie feet joined by an under-tier, the drawer with a metal plaque inscribed Fernand KOHL/ 55 rue traversière/ PARIS, 96cm wide, 44cm deep, 161cm high (37.5" wide, 17" deep, 63" high). Estimate: £10,000 - 15,000, US$... [Lire la suite]
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30 juin 2011

cThree 19th century Chinoiserie snuff boxes in Meissen style

  A gilt-metal-mounted oval snuff box, 19th century. Photo Bonhams In Meissen style, painted on each side with a chinoiserie scene within a shaped gilt scrollwork cartouche enclosing lustre and embellished with iron-red scrollwork, the cover similarly decorated, the base with a chinoiserie vignette, the inside cover with an elaborate chinoiserie scene, the mounts moulded with floral scrollwork, 7.4cm across, K.P.M. and crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue to base of box interior. Estimate: £1,000 - 2,000, € 1,100 -... [Lire la suite]
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18 juin 2011

The Alan E. Feen Collection of Chinese Glass

A red glass cup. Qianlong Mark. Photo Bonhams Of cylindrical section rising to a narrow waisted everted lip, the thin translucent walls carved in raised relief with an elegantly rendered blooming mallow plant, the base bearing the incised four-character mark within a square border; 3 1/8in (8cm) diameter. Estimate: US$3,000 - 5,000 Note: The mallow flower has been a popular subject for glass blowers since the mid-Qing era. For its use in snuff bottle decoration, see Bonhams, New York, March 24, 2010, the Collection of... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2011

An amber snuff bottle, 19th Century

An amber snuff bottle, 19th Century. Photo Bonhams Of ovoid form, with flat lip and straight oval foot enclosed by a narrow oval footrim, carved with a continuous scene of sages with attendant and crane under pines, executed in high relief on the even russet colored surface; 2 3/4in (7cm) high. Estimate: US$2,000 - 3,000 Property from the Norman Stiller Collection, San Francisco, California   Bonhams. Fine Asian Art, 21 Jun 2011, San Francisco www.bonhams.com
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11 juin 2011

An early 19th century enamel and diamond skull stick pin

An early 19th century enamel and diamond skull stick pin. Photo Philips de Pury & Co The grinning white enamel skull with rose-cut diamond eyes, on a square-section pin, length 7 cm. ESTIMATE £1,500-1,800 -Unsold.   Philips de Pury & Co. Jewels. 1 june 2011. London www.phillipsdepury.com
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27 mai 2011

Noble diamonds @ Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, 17 May 11, Geneva

Diamond rivière, late 19th century. Photo: Sotheby's Designed as a graduated row of thirty eight circular-cut and cushion-shaped diamonds, the largest one weighing 10.10 carats, mounted in silver and gold, length approximately 400mm, case. Estimate 300,000—500,000 CHF. Lot Sold 662,500 CHF Property of an European noble family. Diamond ring. Photo: Sotheby's The circular-cut diamond weighing 12.85 carats, size 53½. Estimate 72,000—85,000 CHF. Lot Sold 206,500 CHF Property of a Franch countess. Unmounted diamond. Photo:... [Lire la suite]
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26 mai 2011

A lot of a glaive and a halberd. Vietnam, 19th Century

A lot of a glaive and a halberd. Vietnam, 19th Century The first one having a long, curved, single-edged blade, engraved with floral motifs on the surface; the base in the shape of an in-the-round dragon, the blade coming out of its maws; tapering socket with rings. The halberd with and arrow-shaped cusp and a central, floral engraving, long neck with faceted knot, convex axe also engraved with floral motifs; at the base an in-the-round dragon's head, the beak in the shape of the animal's tail; rings at the socket. Both keep part... [Lire la suite]
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