05 avril 2011

A large carved rock crystal vase and cover. Late Qing dynasty

A large carved rock crystal vase and cover. Late Qing dynasty. Photo Sotheby's of flattened baluster form, one side carved in high relief with a bird perched on a fruiting peach branch, the reverse similarly carved with a branch issuing blossoming flowers, the neck flanked by a pair of ruyi-form handles suspending loose-ring handles, the cover surmounted by a phoenix grasping a sprig of lotus flower in its beak (2); height 10 1/4 in., 26 cm. Estimate ,000—12,000 USD. Lot Sold 10,000 USD Property from the descendants of... [Lire la suite]
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16 octobre 2010

A large Cloisonné Enamel and Gilt-Bronze Vase and Cover, Hu. Ming Dynasty, Wanli Period.

A large Cloisonné Enamel and Gilt-Bronze Vase and Cover, Hu. Ming Dynasty, Wanli Period. photo courtesy Sotheby's of archaic bronze form, the pear-shaped body rising from a high splayed foot to a tall waisted neck, brightly decorated around the exterior with three broad leafy scrolling lotus bands reserved on a turquoise ground and divided by narrow floral scroll bands within raised gilt lines, the shoulder set with three recumbent gilt-bronze rams and the neck and foot with a row of gilt-bronze whorl bosses, the stepped domed... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2010

Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art @ Sotheby's

A Superb and Rare White Jade Vase and Cover, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period. Est. $500/700,000. Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s September 2010 series of Asia Week auctions in New York will include Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art on 15 September. The sale will feature paintings, ceramics, jades and furniture including a number of Imperial works from distinguished private collections. Overall the sale is estimated to fetch between $11.8/16.2 million. Among the highlights of the sale is a Superb and Rare White... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2009

A large pair of Italian carved Egyptian porphyry vases and covers, late 18th/first half 19th century

A large pair of Italian carved Egyptian porphyry vases and covers, late 18th/first half 19th century minor restorations. each approx: 100cm. high; 3ft.3¼in. Comparative Literature: P. Hughes, The Wallace Collection, Catalogue of furniture, Vol III, Gilt bronze, London, 1996.P. Malgouyres, Porphyre, La Pierre Poupre des Ptolémées aux Bonaparte, Paris, 2003 Note: magnificent monumental vases in Egyptian porphyry are vaguely reminiscent of a pair of late 18th century Roman vases with serpent handles in the Louvre Museum,... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2009

A white jade vase, cover and stand, 20th century

A white jade vase, cover and stand, 20th century the body of ovoid form with straight neck and small flared foot, with two pairs of loose-ring Buddhistic lion-head handles to the shoulder, and a smaller set, at right angles to the first, to the centre of the body, the surface carved in relief with an archaistic taotie mask band above a band of stiff lappets depicting stylised confronting dragons, the fitted cover with a fierce Buddhistic lion finial, the separate stand raised on four supports -- 9 7/8in. (25cm.) high, fitted... [Lire la suite]
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09 mai 2009

A fine carved rock-crystal vase and cover, China, 18th/19th century

A fine carved rock-crystal vase and cover, China, 18th/19th century Very slightly chipped. H. 14,8 cm. Est. 900 € Nagel Auctions. Asian Art. 8th May 2009. www.auction.de
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21 mars 2009

A Pair of Samson Saint-Cloud-Style Gilt Metal-Mounted Vases and Covers, Late 19th Century

A Pair of Samson Saint-Cloud-Style Gilt Metal-Mounted Vases and Covers, Late 19th Century each raised on a square stepped gilt-metal and alabaster base, spurious incised St/e C and T marks. 6 pieces. 24.1 cm. Estimate 6,000—8,000 USD Sotheby's. Fine European Furniture.| 03 Apr 09. New York www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's
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