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]
06 juin 2010

A Mughal gem-set jade Pendant. India, 18th Century & A pair of Mughal style gem-set pendant Earrings

A Mughal gem-set jade Pendant. India, 18th Century. photo Bonhams of cartouche form, inlaid in gold kundan and set with stones forming a floral spray with buds, suspension loop, 5 x 3.5 cm. max. Estimate: £600 - 800 A pair of Mughal style gem-set pendant Earrings. photo Bonhams each with oval pendant with gem-set bird, with gold rosette suspension, each approx. 2.6 cm. long(2) Estimate: £400 - 600 Bonhams. The Knightsbridge Islamic and Indian Art Sale, 9 Jun 2010. Knightsbridge www.bonhams.com
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26 juin 2009

A collection of jade and nephrite, Qing Dynasty

A white jade covered censer. Late Qing Dynasty Thinly sectioned and intricately reticulated with a classic lotus flower and leaf scroll design surrounding the finial and curving walls of the domical cover, repeating to the wide rim flange of the censer raised on four short cabriole legs, the two principal and two subsidiary handles suspending loose rings shaped as flowering peony branches, the polished matrix displaying a faint celadon tinge marked with icy white veins, natural fissure lines and faint russet patches. 91/4in... [Lire la suite]