09 juillet 2011

A pair of Empire ormolu-mounted Chinese porcelain baluster vases, the porcelain Jiaqing period (1796-1821)

A pair of Empire ormolu-mounted Chinese porcelain baluster vases, the porcelain Jiaqing period (1796-1821), the mounts, circa 1815, the neck and handle mounts, circa 1820. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 Each of bottle shape, stoutly potted with rounded sides, densely decorated with the Eight Daoist Emblems, anbaxian, tied with long fluttering ribbons, amongst 'ball' flowers, butterflies, cloud scrolls and bats in flight, with a lappet band rising above the short slightly-splayed foot, all set against a celadon ground,... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2010

A Louis XV ormolu-mounted Chinese lacquer commode, attributed to N. Marchand, circa 1755

A Louis XV ormolu-mounted Chinese lacquer commode, attributed to N. Marchand, circa 1755. photo courtesy Sotheby's 86 cm; 128.5 cm; 59 cm. Est. 150,000—250,000 USD. Lot Sold 182,500 USD. LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Illustrated Life Magazine, August 9, 1954, p. 66. NOTE: The attribution to Marchand rests on the distinctive ormolu mounts quite specific to this maker found on a small group of mainly royal commodes, in particular to the central cartouche. Nicolas Marchand, born circa 1697, was elected maître in around 1735 and... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2010

A French ormolu-mounted Chinese Blanc de chine porcelain group of Huan Li and attendant

A French ormolu-mounted Chinese Blanc de chine porcelain group of Huan Li and attendant. The porcelain 18th century, the ormolu 19th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 In robes, on rockwork and a pierced ormolu base cast with flowering scrolls, damages and restoration, 14 in. (36 cm.) high; 9½ in. (24 cm.) wide; 8½ (21.5 cm.) deep. Estimate £1,200 - £1,800 Price Realized £5,625 Christie's. A View from the Spanish Steps - The Collection of Maria Angiolillo 15 July 2010 London, King Street www.christies.com
17 juillet 2010

A pair of French ormolu-mounted porphyry ewers. Circa 1870, in the manner of Pierre Gouthière

A pair of French ormolu-mounted porphyry ewers. Circa 1870, in the manner of Pierre Gouthière. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Each of slender ovoid form with dolphin handle and mask spout, on a circular base, 26¾ in. (68 cm.) high (2). Estimate £25,000 - £40,000. Price Realized £46,850. Provenance: Mrs. Derek Fitzgerald, Sotheby's London, 22 November 1963, lot 113. Notes: This elegant pair of porphyry vases are enriched with jewel-like ormolu mounts in the manner of Pierre Gouthière (1732-1814), who executed... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2010

A Louis XV ormolu-mounted Chinese red and gilt lacquer and vernis Martin secrétaire à abattant. Attributed to Francois Rubestuck

A Louis XV ormolu-mounted Chinese red and gilt lacquer and vernis Martin secrétaire à abattant. Attributed to Francois Rubestuck, retailed by Jean-Louis Grandjean, circa 1766-1770. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Decorated overall with pagodas and figures in an exotic lakeside landscape, the brèche d'Alep marble top with moulded border above two short frieze drawers and a fall-front enclosing a fitted tulipwood interior, with six drawers, above a pair of doors enclosing a plain interior, the angles headed by foliate clasps,... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2009

Porcelaines de Chine montées @ Nagel Auctions

A fine pair of ormolu-mounted famille rose porcelain vases,  China, the porcelain Qianlong, the mounts French, 19th century H. 47,8 cm - Est. 9 000.00 € Property from an important German private collection, bought Sotheby's Zurich, 1.12.1998, Lot 455, fromer collection Jürg Stuker, Bern A pair of famille verte jars with european gilt-wood stands and covers, China, Kangxi period Good condition - H. 43(26,5) cm - Est. 8 000.00 € Property from an important German private collection, bought Sotheby's London,... [Lire la suite]
23 juin 2009

An important ormolu-mounted ebonised Brazilian rosewood vitrine cabinet after a design by Edouard Lièvre, Paris, late 19th c.

An important ormolu-mounted ebonised Brazilian rosewood vitrine cabinet after a design by Edouard Lièvre, Paris, late 19th century the pagoda-form pediment centred by a carved lotus flower with blossom branches flanking the longevity Chinese symbol, above a pierced foliate arched section and a Chinese-type lion's mask within an arabesque surround, above a central vitrine, the interior fitted with two shelves, surrounded by open sections with stepped shelves, flanked to each side by stylised handles, the... [Lire la suite]
22 juin 2009

A pair of ormolu-mounted Chinese pâte-sur-pâte celadon ground jardinières. Second half 19th century

A pair of ormolu-mounted Chinese pâte-sur-pâte celadon ground jardinières. Second half 19th century Each with laurel-cast rim above a tapering body decorated with floral sprays and birds and applied with a pair of rope-twist handles, on laurel-cast foot and pierced octagonal base. 17¾ in. (45 cm.) high; 19¼ in. (49 cm.) diameter (2). Estimate£10,000 - £15,000 - Price Realized £17,500 Provenance: Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 1 March 1996, lot 209.With Partridge, London, from whom acquired by the present owner. ... [Lire la suite]
22 juin 2009

A pair of Restauration ormolu and Chinese porcelain jardinières. The ormolu circa 1820-40, the porcelain Kangxi (1662-1722)

A pair of Restauration ormolu and Chinese porcelain jardinières. The ormolu circa 1820-40, the porcelain Kangxi (1662-1722) Each with rectangular polychrome-decorated porcelain plaques depicting birds resting on blossoming branches, figures hunting and in landscapes and pagodas, within foliate borders, the tooled ormolu borders decorated with flowerheads, lyres and trophies within geometric motifs on stylized dolphin cast feet, with removable liners. 8¼ in. (21 cm.) high; 11¾ in. (30 cm.) square (2). Estimate£30,000 - £50,000 -... [Lire la suite]
19 juin 2009

A pair of late Louis XV ormolu-mounted Chinese crackle-glaze celadon porcelain vases

A pair of late Louis XV ormolu-mounted Chinese crackle-glaze celadon porcelain vases. The ormolu circa 1770, the porcelain Qianlong, circa 1750-60 Each of baluster shape with bands of ju-i lappets and brown biscuit handle loops hung with later berried foliate handles, on a gadrooned base and square-shaped plinth with re-entrant corners with rosettes, one inscribed 'Truth Room' (?) and 'no. 1', the other 'no. 2', probably originally with ring handles. 18 in. (46 cm.) high; 7½ in. (19 cm.) diam. (2). Estimate £30 000- £50... [Lire la suite]