26 juin 2010

William Holman Hunt, R.W.S., O.M. (1827-1910) Study for the head of Christ in 'The Shadow of Death'

William Holman Hunt, R.W.S., O.M. (1827-1910) Study for the head of Christ in 'The Shadow of Death'. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 pencil, red chalk and brown wash, heightened with white on paper incised along the left, right and lower margin; 11½ x 11¼ in. (29.2 x 28.3 cm.) Estimate £20,000 - £30,000 Price Realized £49,250 Provenance: Dow's auction house, Edinburgh, c. 1970.Leslie Wells.with Anthony Mould, London, by January 1984.with Agnew's, London, by April 1984, where purchased by the present owner. Literature:... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2010

A French mid-19th century Great Exhibition type silvered and gilt cast iron bedstead.

A French mid-19th century Great Exhibition type silvered and gilt cast iron bedstead. photo Bonhams the headboard surmounted by a foliate medallion flanked to each side by a cherub, one figuring Diana, the other Apollo, the rectangular stretchers, each centred by a female figure (possibly Nyx) joining the footboard, the central panel with an allegory of love and fidelity featuring a dog above a frieze of pavots and surmounted by an urn flanked by fruits and flowers, the four angles with columnar supports... [Lire la suite]
26 juin 2010

French late 19th century sino-japanese style hardwood bedroom suite by Gabriel Viardot, Paris

French late 19th century sino-japanese style patinated bronze mounted, mother of pearl and ivory inlaid stained hardwood bedroom suite by Gabriel Viardot, Paris. photo Bonhams comprising a bed, a wardrobe and a small side cabinet, the armoire surmounted by a pagoda shaped cornice from which emerges a dragon, above a pair of doors, one with mirrored panel, the other decorated with a panel depicting figures and birds with blossom branches, above two short drawers inlaid with flowers, on small scroll feet, the bed and side... [Lire la suite]
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25 juin 2010

Chinese e mbroidered rank badges, 19th Century

Two fifth civil rank kesi-woven silk rank badges, 19th Century. photo Bonhams Each featuring the silver pheasant facing to the left surrounded by clouds, rocks and various plants above a lishui border, some of the details added in ink or polychrome wash and one badge displaying additional leaf scrolls in the background of woven metallic wrapped threads. 11 x 12 and 11 x 11 3/4in (28 x 30.5 and 28 x 29.5cm) Sold for $1,464 An embroidered fifth civil rank badge. Late 19th Century. photo Bonhams The right-facing... [Lire la suite]
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25 juin 2010

Kesi-woven dragon robes & a lady's kesi-woven silk vest, 19th Century & Qing Dynasty

A fine and rare blue ground embroidered dragon robe for a civil official on the Board of State Music. Guangxu, Late 19th Century. photo Bonhams The brilliant blue satin gound embroidered with a single four-clawed dragon that envelopes the front, back and shoulders above four other four-clawed dragons surrounded by cloud scrolls and bats above a lishui border, the details including gilt-wrapped couched threads and brilliant purple threads combined with shades of blue, white and yellow; the inside right satin flap as... [Lire la suite]
25 juin 2010

Ruby-colored hardstone, lapis lazuli, aquamarine, turquoise snuff bottles

Two snuff bottles. photo Bonhams The first a ruby-colored hardstone snuff bottle, carved as a melon with leaves and crickets, the jade stem-form stopper with gilt metal ribbed collar; the second a lapis lazuli snuff bottle of gourd shape with leafy foliage, with coral stopper. 1 3/4 and 1 1/2in (4.4 and 4.2cm) Sold for $4,880 Illustrated: Hidden Treasures of the Dragon (1991), cat. no. 140 An aquamarine snuff bottle. photo Bonhams Of flattened rectangular form, with a flat mouth rim, oval mouth and oval foot... [Lire la suite]
25 juin 2010

A coral snuff bottle, 19th Century & A white coral snuff bottle

A coral snuff bottle, 19th Century. photo Bonhams Of ovoid form with concave oval base, the body carved overall in low relief with bats and clouds, with coral stopper and silvered metal reeded collar. 2 1/4in (5.8cm) Sold for $17,080 A white coral snuff bottle. photo Bonhams Carved to imitate the shape of a foshou (Buddha's hand citron), with a leafy branch wrapped around the shoulder and four bats circling the sides, with red coral stem form stopper. 2in (5.7cm) Sold for $7,320 Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art,... [Lire la suite]
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24 juin 2010

Two Mughal style white jade snuff bottles

A Mughal style white jade snuff bottle. 1800-1880. photo Bonhams Of flattened ovoid form, wide mouth, and very thin lip that is complimented by a tall foot rim, thinly carved to reveal a deeply recessed base. Each side of the body carved with a near identical scene of the buddha seated upon a lotus and surrounded by foliage, with a tourmaline stopper and turquoise and vinyl collar. 2 1/2in (5.9cm). Sold for $21,960 Provenance: Sotheby's NY, purchased June, 1987Ex-collection Janos SzekeresExhibited: Chinese Culture Center... [Lire la suite]
23 juin 2010

A massive blue and white porcelain jardinière, 19th Century

A massive blue and white porcelain jardinière, 19th Century. photo Bonhams Painted in deep cobalt blue line and wash with lion dogs riding waves around the exterior walls, a flower head band filling the narrow waist and a composite flower and leaf scroll band surrounding the wide, flat rim. 22 1/4 in (56.5 cm) high; 29 7/8 (75.8 cm) long - Sold for $103,700 Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art, 22 Jun 2010. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco www.bonhams.con
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20 juin 2010

Brilliant Impressions: Antique Paste & Other Jewellery

Butterfly. White and coloured paste, close set in silver. French, 18th century. Width: 50 mm A glittering exhibition of paste and other jewellery dating from the golden years of the 18th and 19th centuries will be staged by S.J. Phillips Ltd., 139 New Bond Street, London, from Tuesday 15 to Tuesday 29 June 2010. Founded in 1869, S.J. Phillips is a leading dealer in antique and modern silver, jewellery and objets de vertu and one of the oldest family-owned antiques shops in the world, run by Nicolas, Jonathan and Francis Norton,... [Lire la suite]