18 juin 2011

A silhouette agate snuff bottle, 1820-1900

A silhouette agate snuff bottle, 1820-1900. Photo Bonhams Of flattened ovoid form with slightly concave mouth and slightly recessed oval foot surrounded by an short oval footrim, the well hollowed, translucent body with dark brown striations incorporating the design of two playful boys fishing and holding a giant basket; 2 3/8in (6cm) high. Estimate: US$2,500 - 4,000   Property from the Norman Stiller Collection, San Francisco, California Bonhams. Fine Asian Art, 21 Jun 2011, San Francisco www.bonhams.com
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18 juin 2011

An inscribed agate snuff bottle. 18th Century Style

An inscribed agate snuff bottle. 18th Century Style. Photo Bonhams Well hollowed and carved in the shape of a ripe squash covered with leafy foliage and a grasshopper surrounding a short ode inscribed in clerical script comparing the olfactory and visual senses in aiding contemplation, signed Runzhi renxiong zi ti zhenwan (self-signed by your elder brother in spirit Runzhi, to be treasured and enjoyed) the design incorporating the brown inclusions of the stone. 1 3/4in (4.3 cm) high - Estimate: US$2,000 - 3,000 Property from the... [Lire la suite]
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19 mai 2011

La collection de tabatières de Lucien Lelong @ ROIS

Flacon tabatière en bronze et émaux cloisonnés Marque Qianlong. Photo ROIS Hauteur : 8,5 cm - Estimation : 1200/1800€ Collection Lucien Lelong Flacon tabatière en porcelaine polychrome. Photo ROIS Hauteur : 7,5 cm - Estimation : 800/12000€ Collection Lucien Lelong  Flacon tabatière en porcelaine bleu blanc. Photo ROIS Hauteur : 11 cm - Estimation : 800/1200€ Collection Lucien Lelong  Flacon tabatière en agate jaune, bouchon corail, main de Bouddha. Photo ROIS Longeur : 8 cm - Estimation : 600/800€ ... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2011

A fine Mughal-style agate brush washer. Early 18th century

A fine Mughal-style agate brush washer. Early 18th century. Photo Bonhams Of deep oval form, the sides finely carved in imitation of a chrysanthemum, each side with chrysanthemum-form handles suspending loose-ring handles, carved wood stand. 14.5cm (5¾in) wide (2). Sold for £14,40 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 12 May 2011, New Bond Street www.bonhams.com  
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19 mai 2011

An extremely rare translucent banded agate oval dish. Incised Yongzheng horizontal four-character mark and of the period

An extremely rare translucent banded agate oval dish.  Incised Yongzheng horizontal four-character mark and of the period. Photo Bonhams Finely and thinly carved as a slender deep bowl, entirely plain, the stone containing natural whorls of banded white and grey tone, the mark carefully carved within a recessed oval forming the underside. 18.7cm (7 3/8in) wide. Sold for £216,000 Provenance: a British private collection. According to the family, the agate dish has been with the family from at least as early as the... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2011

An enamelled and agate-hilted dagger with bubri decoration and scabbard, possibly from the personal armoury of Tipu Sultan

An enamelled and agate-hilted dagger with bubri decoration and scabbard, possibly from the personal armoury of Tipu Sultan at Seringapatam, India, circa 1790. Photo Sotheby's the slender tapering watered wootz steel blade of peshkabz form with broad back inlaid at the forte with gold bubri motif, the agate hilt of waisted khanjar form with an enamelled gold pommel rendered in the form of a tiger's head, decorated with foliate scrolls and tiger markings reserved on an enamelled blue ground and kundan set with cut diamonds and... [Lire la suite]
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24 février 2011

Two Chinese Belt Hooks, 19th Century

Two Chinese Belt Hooks, 19th Century. photo courtesy Doyle New York Comprising a two-part belt hook with green jade inset into gilt-bronze with a foliate border design; and one with a central shadow agate panel flanked by two green jade panels set on white jade and bordered by gilt-bronze. Length of larger 4 inches. light gilt wear on both buckles otherwise good condition. Estimate $2,000-3,000 Doyle New York. Asian Works of Art. Monday, March 21, 2011 www.doylenewyork.com
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02 janvier 2011

Coupe à deux anses en agate & Coupe couverte en cristal de roche, XIXe siècle

Coupe à deux anses en agate à montures d'or de deux tons et pierres précieuses, probablement Allemagne, vers 1850. photo Sotheby's les montures ajourées serties de diamants taillés en rose, apparemment non poinçonnée; long. 17,5 cm ; 7 in. Est. 12,000—18,000 EUR. Lot Sold 15,000 EUR Coupe couverte en cristal de roche à montures de vermeil et émail, fin du XIXe siècle. photo Sotheby's probablement atelier de Hermann Ratzersdorfer, le corps, le couvercle et le pied en cristal de roche, les montures d'émail... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2010

Chinese amber and jade pendants @ Bonhams

A fine and rare carved agate 'birthday' pendant. Suzhou, mid Qing dynasty. photo Bonhams The exquisitely carved pendant of rectangular section, intricately carved on both sides, the pictorial side carved through the chocolate-brown layer to the translucent pale ground with a lively scene of two monkeys picking lingzhi, the inscribed side with a ten-character stanza in kaishu script concluding with a two-character seal, both framed under gently incised ruyi-shaped clouds. 4.8cm x 3.8cm. Sold for HK$396,000 清中期 蘇作瑪瑙巧雕靈猴賀壽珮The... [Lire la suite]
27 novembre 2010

Objets d'art @ Blanchet & Associés

o Paire de cassolettes, formées de sphères en agate. Travail de la fin du XVIIIe siècle. photo Blanchet & Associés Montures de bronze ciselé et doré à décor de quatre montants à têtes de lion, réunis par des chaînettes à glands. Pieds griffes. Prises à graine et feuilles de laurier. Socles de marbre (restaurés). H : 24,5 cm - Estimation : 10 000 / 15 000 €A l'instar des marbres rares et précieux tels que le porphyre d'Egypte, le vert antique, le jaune de Sienne ou le jaspe, l'agate, variété de calcédoine, figure parmi... [Lire la suite]