16 avril 2009

Pair of Ivory Sculptures of Peter I and Catherine II, Continental, 19th Century

Pair of Ivory Sculptures of Peter I and Catherine II, Continental, 19th Century Petersburg in which Peter's horse vanquishes a serpent; Catherine II depicted riding sidesaddle holding the orb of rule in one hand and with emblems of learning beneath her mount; both on ebonized wood plinths inlaid with ivory decoration - the plinths inlaid with each of the sovereign's imperial cyphers and the dates of their birth and death. height 18.1 cm. Est. 20,000—30,000 USD Sotheby's. Russian Art. 22 Apr 09. New York www.sothebys.com... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2009

A 19th century Chinese export silver mounted ivory box

A 19th century Chinese export silver mounted ivory box the rim stamped with Dutch tax mark, rectangular form, the cover and body carved with panels depicting a village scene, length 12cm. Estimate: £400 - 500 - Unsold. Bonhams. Silver & Objects of Vertu including Flatware, 1 Apr 2009. Knightsbridge www.bonhams.com (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved)
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12 avril 2009

A Continental gold and agate two-comparment snuff box set with jewels, possibly German, late 19th century

A Continental gold and agate two-comparment snuff box set with jewels, possibly German, late 19th century rectangular with canted corners, the twin covers and bodies mounted with gold trophies of music and birds set with rubies, diamonds, and emeralds, in a fitted leather box from Harvery & Gore, London. The rim with French control marks. Length 8cm. Estimate 8,000—12,000 USD. Lot Sold 13,750 USD Sotheby's. A Celebration of the English Country House. 09 Apr 09. New York. www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's
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12 avril 2009

A Japanese ivory figure of an elephant. Meiji Period, late 19th century

A Japanese ivory figure of an elephant. Meiji Period, late 19th century the underside of one foot signed with a Japanese character. 27.9 cm; 33 cm; 17.8 cm. Estimate 5,000—7,000 USD. Lot Sold 10,625 USD Sotheby's. A Celebration of the English Country House. 09 Apr 09. New York. www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's
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10 avril 2009

A Fine Louis XV Style Coromandel Lacquer Commode with a Rouge de Rance Marble Top by Paul Sormani. 19th century

A Fine Louis XV Style Coromandel Lacquer Commode with a Rouge de Rance Marble Top by Paul Sormani. 19th century Stamped to the lock plate ‘SORMANI 134 bd Haussmann Paris\'. Height : 155.00 cm. Width : 93.00 cm. Depth : 59.00 cm. Price on application. Note: This exceptional commode is decorated with panels of Coromandel lacquer depicting a courtly scene of stylised gardens, palaces and courtiers, set within fine gilt bronze frames. Coromandel lacquer, named after the Coromandel Coast of India through which it passed on its... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2009

An Indian gem-set enamelled gold Choker (guluband). Jaipur, 19th Century

An Indian gem-set enamelled gold Choker (guluband). Jaipur, 19th Century composed of thirteen interlinking square elements, set with rubies and white sapphires, fringed with seed pearls, verso enamelled in polychrome. 25 cm. wide. Sold for £3,360 Bonhams. Islamic & Indian Art, 2 Apr 2009. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved)
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06 avril 2009

An Indian diamond-set gold Necklace. Jaipur, 19th Century

An Indian diamond-set gold Necklace. Jaipur, 19th Century composed of several square elements strung together, fringed with alternating seed pearl and green enamelled beads. 24.5 cm. wide. Sold for £2,160 Bonhams. Islamic & Indian Art, 2 Apr 2009. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved)
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29 mars 2009

Chinese Side Table, Shanxi Province, China. 19th century

Chinese Side Table, Shanxi Province, China. 19th century A 19th century provincial Chinese elmwood side table carved to mimic bamboo with traces of original sangre de boeuf lacquer. Excellent condition. height: 85.09 cm (2 ft. 9.5 in.)- depth: 45.72 cm (1 ft. 6 in.) - width/length: 92.71 cm (3 ft. 0.5 in.). Price $1,980 Pagoda Red 1714 N. Damen Ave. Chicago, IL 60647. United States - Phone: 773-235-1188 - E-Mail: info@pagodared.com
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26 mars 2009

An ottoman silver-mounted chinese porcelain hua base, the mounts ottoman Turkey, 19th century, the porcelain Wanli China

An ottoman silver-mounted chinese porcelain hua base, the mounts Ottoman Turkey, 19th century, the porcelain Wanli China (1573-1619 ad) Christie's. Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds 31 March 2009 . London, King Street. www.christies.com Image 2009 Christie's Ltd Notes: Traveling through Anatolia in 1331, Ibn Battuta (1304-1377) noted the strong taste of Ottomans for fine Chinese porcelain. Turkish Sultans collected these vessels and their collection in the Topkapi contained a number of blue-and-white... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2009

Scrimshawed Whale's Tooth from Charles Darwin's Historic Voyage for Sale at Bonhams

This extraordinary item was decorated by James Bute (b.1799). LONDON.- An incredibly rare carved whale's tooth from H M Sloop "Beagle" depicting Charles Darwin’s 1834 voyage will come on sale at Bonhams on 16 September in one of the highlights of the Travel and Exploration thematic sales planned for this year. This extraordinary item was decorated by James Bute (b.1799) who joined the Royal Navy as a Marine Private circa 1819 and was documented as one of the marines on board the Beagle's voyage to the Galapagos.... [Lire la suite]
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