16 décembre 2010

Blue and White Porcelain Dragon Jar Sells for $7.66 Million @ Bonhams & Butterfields

A blue and white porcelain meiping, Qianlong Mark, Late Qing-Republic Period, 14in (35.5cm) high. Est. $10,000-15,000. Courtesy of Bonhams & Butterfields SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- A blue and white porcelain Dragon jar sold for $7,658,000 in the Fine Asian Works of Art sale on Monday December 13th at Bonhams & Butterfields in San Francisco. The 360-lot sale brought more than $19 million with the vast majority of the lots fetching multiples of their estimates. The excitement in the standing-room-only saleroom was palpable, as... [Lire la suite]
14 décembre 2010

Dragon robe, informal robe & silk velvet vest, Qianlong Period, Qing Dynasty & 19th century

A yellow ground silk brocade dragon robe. Qianlong Period. photo Bonhams The nine dragons on the robe woven with gilt-wrapped threads while the remaining auspicious emblems, clouds and lishui border are defined in bright colors against the dark mustard yellow ground, the neck bands and cuffs woven en suite on a black ground. 53 1/4in (135.5cm) long - Estimate: $40,000 - 60,000. Unsold A blue silk ground embroidered dragon robe. Late Qing Dynasty. photo Bonhams The nine dragons and shou medallions on the robe worked... [Lire la suite]
14 décembre 2010

A Manchu cloth and metal partial suit of ceremonial armor, Late 19th Century

A Manchu cloth and metal partial suit of ceremonial armor, Late 19th Century. photo Bonhams Including a coat of dark blue silk lined with cotton, paper and pale blue silk, mounted with gilt metal studs and embroidered in the couching technique with gilt-wrapped threads forming a dragon roundel that repeats on the back of the coat, on the skirt and the pair of shoulder guards; the shoulder guards attached with gilt metal plates chased with dragons, fish and waves on a delicately pounced ground; the larger pieces of the costume... [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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21 novembre 2010

Jean Spath & European School, 19th century, Two views of Constantinople

Jean Spath (German, 19th Century), A view of Constantinople from the water. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 signed, inscribed and dated: 'Jean Spath. Hamburg. 1897' (lower right), watercolour on paper; 30 x 60¾ in. (76.2 x 154.4 cm.) - Estimate £6,000 - £8,000. Price Realized £22,500 European School, 19th century, A view of Constantinople. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 oil on canvas; 20 1/8 x 30½ in. (51.2 x 77.5 cm.) - Estimate £1,500 - £2,500. Price Realized £3,750 Christie's. Quai d'Orsay, Paris - An... [Lire la suite]
21 novembre 2010

A group of four Chinese export polychrome-decorated clay and papier-mâché 'nodding head' figures, 19th century

A group of four Chinese export polychrome-decorated clay and papier-mâché 'nodding head' figures, 19th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Depicting two elderly couples, each with well-modelled painted clay heads, arms in a raised position with hands grasping an object, wearing elaborately decorated traditional Chinese robes of varying colors and with various floral and dragon motifs, one female with a headdress, the two males with beards and one with a hat, minor restorations. The tallest 30½ in. (77.5 cm.) high (4) -... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2010

China 19th century photographs @ Swann Galleries

Select group of 13 historic photographs including one by Felice Beato and 4 by A. Fong, 1865-1870s courtesy of Swann Auction Galleries.  with views of ancient pagodas and temples, a woman with bound feet, picturesque scenes of Hong Kong, Kowloon, and Canton, 8 are uncredited scenes. Albumen prints, most are 8 1/2x 11 inches (21.5x27.9 cm.), mounted, many with handwritten or printed captions. Estimate $3,500-4,500 The illustration is titled "Flower Pagoda, Canton" (Circa 1865) and by Beato. There are 4... [Lire la suite]
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15 novembre 2010

Mandarin court necklaces & belt. Qing dynasty

An amber and jadeite mandarin court necklace. Qing dynasty, circa 1900. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 composed of 121 amberoid beads and four spherical jadeite terminal beads, one with tassel. Estimate £4,000 - £5,000. Price Realised £5,000 A yellow glass bead belt with gilt buckle and a collection of jewelery. Qing dynasty, 19th century and later. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010  the belt composed of three strings of beads, the gilt buckle worked with bats, rui fungus, a shou character and a cat head... [Lire la suite]
15 novembre 2010

kesi rank badges. China, Revivalist period, 1860s & Qing dynasty, 19th century

A pair of kesi rank badges of the first rank crane. Revivalist, late 19th, early 20th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 woven in kesi weave in gilt on a black ground with the first rank Crane; 12.5ins (30cm. square). Estimate £1,000 - £2,000. Price Realised £4,375 Provenance: Comnène-Everts-Logan Collections Two pairs of kesi rank badges. China, Revivalist period, 1860s. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 both woven with the first rank crane in gilt kesi weave on a black ground (2). Estimate £1,000... [Lire la suite]
09 novembre 2010

An embroidered blue ground dragon robe & An embroidered blue gauze summer dragon robe, 19th Century

An embroidered blue ground dragon robe, 19th Century © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd The dragons worked in gilt wrapped threads while the other auspicious symbols, clouds and lishui ground are embroidered in counted stitch that also finishes the black ground neck bands and cuffs (loose gilt threads, upper section of robe shortened with horizontal fold); 56in (142.5cm) long - Estimate: $1,500 - 2,000 An embroidered blue gauze summer dragon robe, 19th Century © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd The decoration achieved in white... [Lire la suite]
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