13 mars 2011

Chinese elephant ivory and inlay ruyi scepter

Chinese elephant ivory and inlay ruyi scepter. Courtesy Freeman's Auctioneers & Appraisers Ornately decorated green monochrome elephant ivory with applied white jade medallion to head detailed with flowering tree of applied semi-precious stones; fu bat and lotus scroll details of applied mother-of-pearl, tortoise shell and coral to handle; with attached cord. L: 24 1/4 in. Estimate $6,000-8,000 Overall fine condition; minor wear. Freeman's Auctioneers & Appraisers. Asian Arts - Main Floor Gallery - Mar 19 2011... [Lire la suite]
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13 mars 2011

Fine and rare Chinese stained elephant ivory amphora on stand. 18th century, three character mark to base

Fine and rare Chinese stained elephant ivory amphora on stand. 18th century, three character mark tobase. Courtesy Freeman's Auctioneers & Appraisers Slender Kangxi style pink stained amphora, carved with beaded neck over tapering body, raised on delicate foliate blossom stand.  Total H: 6 in. Estimate $10,000-15,000 Supporting arms of stand reglued; age-appropriate wear throughout with loss to monochrome stains Freeman's Auctioneers & Appraisers. Asian Arts - Main Floor Gallery - Mar 19 2011... [Lire la suite]
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23 janvier 2011

Vary Small antique elephant ivory Japanese Netsuke skull, 1800 to 1900

Vary Small antique elephant ivory Japanese Netsuke skull, 1800 to 1900. Courtesy Busacca Gallery Vary Small antique elephant ivory Japanese Netsuke skull This Netsuke is a skull head, it is a carved master piece of work. The piece is hand carved ivory and is very detailed. On the skull head you can see each individual tooth and all of the bone structure.The carving is exceptional and it's showing all of it's old age. Netsuke, is a sliding bead on a cord. Whatever the form of the container, the fastener that... [Lire la suite]
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09 janvier 2011

A pair of Blanc de Chine elephant candleholders, 17th-18th century

A pair of Blanc de Chine elephant candleholders, 17th-18th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Wearing saddle blankets decorated with molded lion masks suspending tassels, removable candleholders and fitted wood bases; 7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm.), the porcelain (6) - Estimate $4,000 - $6,000 Christie's.  Chinese Export Art , 25 January 2011, New York, Rockefeller Plaza www.christies.com
01 janvier 2011

Famille rose @ Christie's Chinese Export Art, 25 January 2011, New York

A large pair of famille rose  jars and covers. Yongzheng-Early Qianlong period. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Very finely enameled in a delicate famille rose palette with a continuous scene of the Yang Family Lady Generals practicing in the rose-trellised courtyard of a palace, two ladies galloping out of the palace gate while court gentleman cheer them on from a balcony above, all below richly colored and patterned lappets issuing blossoms around the shoulders, repeated on the cover centering a blue and gilt lotus... [Lire la suite]
19 décembre 2010

A jadeite jade and gem-set elephant

A jadeite jade and gem-set elephant. photo Bonhams the jadeite jade elephant with a carved emerald figure riding in a gold howdah, accentuated throughout with various shapes of emeralds, sapphires, rubies and freshwater cultured pearls, with wooden stand; detailed in fourteen karat gold; dimensions: 7 3/4 x 3 1/4 x 7in. (please contact the jewelry department for details of the condition, elephant photographed without stand). Sold for $7,930 Bonhams and Butterfields. Fine Jewelry, 15 Dec 2010. New York, Los Angeles, San... [Lire la suite]
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28 septembre 2010

Précieuse ménagerie @ Sotheby's New York

18 Karat Gold, Colored Diamond, Emerald and Onyx 'Tiger' Ring, Cartier. photo courtesy Sotheby's Set with round single-cut diamonds of yellow hue, accented by black onyx stripes and nose, the eyes set with marquise-shaped emeralds, size 4½, signed Cartier, numbered 607984, partial maker's mark, one onyx segment missing. Estimate 12,000—15,000 USD. Lot Sold 43,750 USD 18 Karat Gold, Peridot, Ruby and Diamond Seahorse Brooch, Tiffany & Co. photo courtesy Sotheby's The body set with round peridots, accented by a... [Lire la suite]
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23 septembre 2010

Indian jewelry @ Doyle New York

Pair of Indian High Karat Gold, Ruby, Diamond and Enamel Pendant-Earrings. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York  The flower tops centering 2 round faceted rubies approximately 7.75 cts., encircled by 20 modified pear-shaped and circular table-cut diamonds, suspending a tapered line of 30 modified pear-shaped table-cut diamonds, altogether approximately 10.65 cts., closed backs, the reverse applied with pink, white and green enamel, approximately 28.5 dwt. Estimate $8,000-12,000 Indian Gold, Jaipur Enamel and Diamond... [Lire la suite]
08 septembre 2010

Ming Dynasty bronzes @ Freeman & Co

Rare Chinese Ming cast bronze censer cover. Wanli period. photo courtesy Freeman & Co Of three parts and of graduating cylindrical form, surmounted with cast coiled dragon finial, over Indian lotus and coiled dragon open-work base, raised on a later associated stand. Cover H: 17 in. Estimate $6,000-8,000 PROVENANCE: Washington D.C Collection surmounting dragon missing one horn, minor surface wear and dents to base consistent with age and use Rare Chinese Ming gilt bronze cup. 16-17th century. photo courtesy... [Lire la suite]
28 juin 2010

Elephant with Driver, Vietnam, 1300-1499. Norton Simon Museum

Elephant with Driver, Vietnam, 1300-1499. Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Pratap and Chitra Pal. P.2003.01.01 © 2010 Norton Simon Museum Bronze, 6-3/4 x 7-1/4 x 3-1/2 in. (17.1 x 18.4 x 8.3 cm)
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