05 janvier 2010

A selection of Kangxi period Famille Verte porcelains @ Christie's New York

Two famille verte puzzle jugs and covers. Kangxi period The spouts issuing from monster masks, the necks pierced, one with panels of court ladies and potted plants, the other with antiques and auspicious objects, including a rabbit on a table. 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high (4) - Est. $10,000 - $15,000 A large pair of famille verte tea canisters and covers. Kangxi period, one cover 19th century Each of hexagonal form, the sides painted with alternating panels of court ladies, scholar's rocks and antiques among precious... [Lire la suite]
09 juillet 2009

German, two ivory turned cup, 17th century; a jasper goblet, 18th century and four agate bowls, Italian 18th-19th century

Turned cup. German, 17th century ivory. 23.5cm., 9¼in. Estimate 25,000—35,000 GBP. Sold 79,250 GBP Turned cup. German, 17th century ivory. 25cm., 9 3/4 in. Estimate 20,000—30,000 GBP. Sold 49,250 GBP NOTE: These two intricately turned ivory cups are an excellent example of a noble tradition in European art. The turner's lathe captured the imagination of the aristocracy from the late Renaissance through to the 18th century. The remarkable manipulations of the ivory represented man's conquest over nature. The more... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2009

A rare stemmed glass Goblet. Persia or Syria, 10th - 13th Centuries

A rare stemmed glass Goblet.  Persia or Syria, 10th - 13th Centuries finely blown in a yellowish-colourless glass, the tall rounded funnel bowl on a slender solid stem and splayed foot with a rounded edge, the bowl decorated with three horizontal trails enclosing in the upper band a row of alternate bluish-green and colourless applied prunts, and below, two rows of alternately coloured prunts. 7 cm. diam., 12.8 cm. high. Sold for £2,400 Footnote: This rare glass is very closely related to a small group of stemmed... [Lire la suite]