10 juillet 2011

An Italian ormolu-mounted, specimen hardston, tortoiseshell and ebony cabinet-on-stand. circa 1700, probably Florence

An Italian  ormolu-mounted, specimen hardston, tortoiseshell and ebony cabinet-on-stand. circa 1700, probably Florence, embellished circa 1860 when the stand was constructed. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 Pewter-strung throughout, the pediment with central female figure flanked by putti above an architectural facade, with eight drawers and three concealed internal drawers, inlaid with specimen stones including diaspri di Sicilia, jaspé du Mont Blanc, rouge griotte, alabastro fiorito, flame agate and lapiz... [Lire la suite]
10 juillet 2011

A pair of Spanish ormolu-mounted tortoiseshell, ebony and ebonished cabinets-on-stands

A pair of Spanish ormolu-mounted tortoiseshell, ebony and ebonished cabinets-on-stands. The cabinets late 17th century-early 18th century, yje stands late 19th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 Each with galleried pediment above ten drawers about a central hinged niche flanked by Solomonic columns, enclosing a fitted compartment with central architectural panel flanked by mirrors, on claw-and-ball feet, one marked to the reverse 'Galart' in ink, the pediments, feet and some mounts 19th century additions; the stands each... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2011

A Flemish 17th century gilt-metal and brass-mounted, ivory-inlaid tortoiseshell, rosewood, ebony and ebonised cabinet on stand

A Flemish 17th century gilt-metal and brass-mounted, ivory-inlaid tortoiseshell, rosewood, ebony and ebonised cabinet on stand. Photo Bonhams the rectangular moulded top above a central drawer with balustrade balcony, the architectural façade with ten drawers arranged around a central pair of cupboard doors with tapering square columns each surmounted by female bust capitals, enclosing a fitted arcaded interior of twelve drawers, with trompe l'oeil parquetry and mirrors, above a further drawer and stepped plinth, the stand with... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2011

A Flemish late 17th century pewter and ivory-inlaid and silvered mounted tortoiseshell, ebony and rosewood cabinet on stand

A Flemish late 17th century pewter and ivory-inlaid and silvered mounted tortoiseshell, ebony and rosewood cabinet on stand. Photo Bonhams the spreading top above a pair of cabinet doors mounted to each corner by a silvered plaque depicting a female bust flanked by monkeys and scrolling foliage, the fitted architectural interior with trompe l'oeil parquetry floor and mirrored back, flanked by twelve drawers, the two fluted columns hiding secret drawers, the doors inset with verre églomisé painted scenes, above a pull-out... [Lire la suite]
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18 juin 2011

A tortoiseshell snuff bottle. Four-character Qianlong Mark

A tortoiseshell snuff bottle. Four-character Qianlong Mark. Photo Bonhams Of moon-flask shape, with flat, capped mouth rim and straight oval capped foot, molded from two separate pieces with a stylized shou character enclosed by abstract foliate tendril bands, the thin walls exhibiting natural pale amber and brown patches; 2in (5.3 cm) high. Estimate: US$2,000 - 3,000 Property from the Norman Stiller Collection, San Francisco, California Bonhams. Fine Asian Art, 21 Jun 2011, San Francisco www.bonhams.com
28 avril 2011

A rare ivory and tortoiseshell hand screen & two tortoiseshell brisé monogrammed fans

A rare ivory and tortoiseshell hand screen in the shape of a butterfly. Late 19th century. photo Bonhams The wings of tortoiseshell carved with four butterflies within scrolling flowers and leaves, so elaborately carved that the butterflies are loose and only held in place by fronds of plants, the body and handle of ivory, fitted case, lucite stand. The guardstick 25cm (10in) high (3). Estimate: £8,000 - 12,000, HKD 100,000 - 150,000, $ 13,000 - 20,000 A tortoiseshell brisé monogrammed fan. Mid 19th century. photo Bonhams ... [Lire la suite]
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02 octobre 2010

An Italian Baroque reverse-painted verre églomisé and tortoiseshell-inlaid parcel-gilt ebonized cabinet on stand

An Italian Baroque reverse-painted verre églomisé and tortoiseshell-inlaid parcel-gilt ebonized cabinet on standmid-17th century, Naples. photo courtesy Sotheby's height 78 in.; width 72 1/2 in.; depth 20 in. Estimate 40,000—60,000 USD. Lot Sold 43,750 USD NOTE: Similar ebony and ebonized cabinets decorated with tortoiseshell and painted glass panels depicting Biblical and mythological scenes can be found in some of the most prestigious European collections such as the collection of the Marquess de Campo-Franco in Palma... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2010

A Flemish 17th century tortoiseshell and ivory inlaid ebony and ebonised cabinet with silk embroidered panels

A Flemish 17th century tortoiseshell and ivory inlaid ebony and ebonised cabinet with silk embroidered panels. photo Bonhams on a later stand, the hinged top opening to reveal a mirror flanked to each side by an embroidered panel, above a pair of doors, the interior fitted with a large drawer, seven small further drawers and a central door, overall decorated with silk embroidered panels depicting birds amidst foliage, the door opening to reveal a parquet floor with mirrors and columns, above a single drawer, on a stand... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2010

Two circular tortoiseshell boxes with covers, 19th century

Two circular tortoiseshell boxes with covers, 19th century. photo Bonhams The larger with the top deeply carved with figures at work and leisure in a riverside townscape, the sides with dwellings amongst trees, the base with larger scale figures in a garden setting, 9.7cm diameter, the smaller with the top carved with a single figure in a rocky landscape, sides with dwellings amongst trees and base with figures in a garden setting, (smaller example badly cracked), 8.8cm diameter - Sold for £1,860 Bonhams. Asian Art,... [Lire la suite]
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12 décembre 2009

Cartier jewelry sold @ Bonhams

A rare art deco black lacquer bangle, by Cartier, circa 1935 © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd The sprung black lacquer cuff, applied to the front with three detachable diamond floral clips, set throughout with old brilliant, brilliant and single-cut diamonds, diamonds approximately 10.80 carats total, signed Cartier Paris, numbered, French assay marks, inner diameter 5.6cm. Sold for £96,000 Notes: In 1934, Cartier launched its black lacquer cuff bangle with detachable diamond clips. It was striking, sculptural, bold and modern;... [Lire la suite]