18 mars 2011

Gold, feather and diamond brooch, early 20th century

Gold, feather and diamond brooch, early 20th century.  photo Sotheby's Designed as a stylised dandelion seed head, accented with rose-cut diamonds and decorated with small sections of ostrich feather to a polished stem, seed head detachable, French assay and maker's marks. Estimate 2,500—3,500 GBP. Lot Sold 5,000 GBP Sotheby's. Jewels.17 Mar 11.London www.sothebys.com
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10 mars 2011

A massive Vietnamese silver and copper-inlaid bronze censer, cover and stand. 20th century.

A massive Vietnamese silver and copper-inlaid bronze censer, cover and stand. 20th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 Of rectangular section, supported on four cabriole legs surmounted by mythical beast masks joined by lion mask aprons, the decoration all inlaid in silver, each side cast with a raised panel depicting scenes from folklore, the corners with stylized tho (longecity) characters, the sides fitted with seperately-cast scrolling cloud-form handles, one side inlaid with characters reading Bao Dai ngu nien (fifth... [Lire la suite]
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05 mars 2011

Chinoiseries @ Christie's Ineriors

A chinoiserie black japanned display cabinet. early 20th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 The central glazed door enclosing two glass shelves and glazed sides above a central panel depicting traditional figures sitting amidst buildings flanked by two floral panels to each side on a plinth base, 87 in. (221 cm.) high; 51 in. (129.5 cm.) wide; 15 in. (38 cm.) deep. Estimate £1,000 - £1,500 - Price Realized £7,500 A chinoiserie black lacquer caned bergere suite. early 20th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 ... [Lire la suite]
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23 février 2011

Chinese coral carvings, 20th century.

A carved coral study of a dragon. 20th Century. photo courtesy Bonhams The intricately worked branch of coral terminating as a many whiskered dragon head at one end and a feathered tail at the other, the sides carved as individual scales amongst ruyi-shaped cloud tufts. 15 1/2in (39.5cm) long - Estimate: $1,000 - 1,500 A pair of coral figural carvings. 20th Century. photo courtesy Bonhams Including one of Budai portrayed with gleeful expression in loose fitting robes with his eponymous sack slung over his... [Lire la suite]
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30 octobre 2010

Two Italian Silvered Large Conch Shells, Mario Buccellati, Italy, 20th century.

Two Italian Silvered Large Conch Shells, Mario Buccellati, Italy, 20th century. interiors of shells applied with signature plaques of Mario Buccellati, with original blue presentation boxes; 54.6cm, 43.2cm. Estimate 5,000--7,000 USD. Lot Sold 6,250USD Important English & Continental Silver & Objects of Vertu, 21 Oct 10. New York www.sothebys.com
30 octobre 2010

An Italian Silver "Marine" Plateau, Mario Buccellati, Italy, 20th century.

An Italian Silver "Marine" Plateau, Mario Buccellati, Italy, 20th century. photo courtesy Sotheby's the oval plateau with applied reeded rim framed with fully modeled starfish, foliage and a variety of shells including conch, scallop and clam shells, marked on base rim MARIO BUCCELLATI ITALY, the underside of one leaf applied with signature plaque of Mario Buccellati, with original blue presentation box; length 61cm; weight 2687g - Estimate 7,000--10,000 USD. Lot Sold 17,500USD Important English &... [Lire la suite]
30 octobre 2010

An Italian Silver Large "Naturalistic" Plateau, Mario Buccellati, Italy, 20th century

An Italian Silver Large "Naturalistic" Plateau, Mario Buccellati, Italy, 20th century.  photo courtesy Sotheby's the oval plateau with applied rope-twist rim framed by fully modeled fruit, leaves and nuts including grape bunches, lemons, figs, walnuts, almonds, cherries and pomegranates; marked on base rim MARIO BUCCELLATI ITALY, with original blue presentation box; length 66cm; weight 4690g - Estimate 12,000--18,000 USD. Lot Sold 28,125 USD Important English & Continental Silver & Objects of... [Lire la suite]
30 octobre 2010

An Italian Silver "Naturalistic" Pumpkin Tureen and Cover, Mario Buccellati, Milan, 20th century.

An Italian Silver "Naturalistic" Pumpkin Tureen and Cover, Mario Buccellati, Milan, 20th century. photo courtesy Sotheby's realistically chased as a pumpkin, the lift-off cover with stem-form finial, the interior with removable glass liner; marked on base M. Buccellati, in original blue presentation box; diameter 34.9cm; weight 2469g - Estimate 10,000--15,000 USD. Lot Sold 26,250USD Important English & Continental Silver & Objects of Vertu, 21 Oct 10. New York www.sothebys.com
30 octobre 2010

Two Pairs of Italian Silver "Naturalistic" Grapevine Candlesticks, Mario Buccellati, Italy, 20th century

Pair of Italian silver "Naturalistic" Large Grapevine Candlesticks, Mario Buccellati, Milan, 20th century. photo courtesy Sotheby's each formed as upright branches wrapped with grapevine, leaves and grape bunches rising from a mound of pomegranates, figs, grapes, chestnuts and almonds; marked on bases and applied with signature plaques of Mario Buccellati, with original blue presentation boxes; height 40.7cm; weight 2513g - Estimate 14,000—18,000 USD. Lot Sold 37,500 USD A Pair of Italian Silver... [Lire la suite]
30 octobre 2010

An Italian Silver "Naturalistic" Fruit Basket Centerpiece Bowl and Cover, Mario Buccellati, Milan, 20th century.

An Italian Silver "Naturalistic" Fruit Basket Centerpiece Bowl and Cover, Mario Buccellati, Milan, 20th century. photo courtesy Sotheby's the oval basket centerpiece formed of woven bands, the lift-off cover realistically modeled as a mound of fruit, nuts and leaves including grape bunches dates, figs, lemons, apples, pears, walnuts and almonds, the handle formed as grapevine; center of bowl marked M. Buccellati, underside of cover applied with signature plaque of Mario Buccellati, with original blue... [Lire la suite]