20 juin 2011

The Melikian Collection of chinese amber @ Bonhams

A carved amber group of playful children. 18th Century. Photo Bonhams Depicting five little boys teasing a cat that sits on a drum while another cat nestles to one side, the amber of dark honey brown hue with some incised details and deep fissure lines. 3 1/3in (8.5cm) long - Estimate: US$6,000 - 9,000 Property from the Melikian Collection, Phoenix, Arizona A carved amber figure of a Chinese gentleman. Photo Bonhams With his chest and belly exposed, his face with a grimace, his long queue extending down his back. 4 3/8in... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2011

Mughal gem-set gold and jade objects and jewelry, India, 17th,18th & 19th century

A rare Mughal gem-set gold spoon, India, 17th-18th century.  Photo Sotheby's the shallow bowl delicately inlaid on the reverse with a lotus rosette comprised of radiating foil-backed diamond petals and rubies, the faceted tapering shaft inlaid with emeralds and bands of ruby quatrefoils within an engraved and chiselled gold framework, gold lotus bud terminal; 14.5cm. Estimate 80,000—120,000 GBP. Lot Sold 409,250 GBP NOTE: This spoon is comparable to the magnificent early-seventeenth-century spoon in the Victoria and Albert... [Lire la suite]
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13 mars 2011

Chinese white jade archer's ring. Qianlong mark

Chinese white jade archer's ring. Qianlong mark. Courtesy Freeman's Auctioneers & Appraisers Courtesy Freeman's Auctioneers & Appraisers Ring carved to exterior with figures in a simple landscape; true white jade with pebble skin inclusions. H: 1 in. Estimate $3,000-5,000 Light surface wear Freeman's Auctioneers & Appraisers. Asian Arts - Main Floor Gallery - Mar 19 2011 10:00. www.freemansauction.com
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08 novembre 2010

A black jade archer's ring

A black jade archer's ring © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd With some white-grey inclusion; decorated with a fish jumping above waves; 3.2cm (1¼in) high - Estimate: £1,200 - 1,500, EUR 1,400 - 1,700, HKD 15,000 - 19,000. Unsold Bonhams. Chinese & other Asian Works of Art, 8 Nov 2010. Knightsbridge www.bonhams.com
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10 octobre 2010

Mughal jade Candlestick, Archer's Ring, Bowl & Dish. India, 18th Century

An unusual Mughal jade Candlestick. Northern India, 18th Century. © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd of mid greyish-green mottled jade, made in three sections, the ribbed cylindrical body with a rib of chevron motif above and below, on a slightly flaring foot, with sloping shoulder, the truncated neck with horizontal rib, delicately carved in low relief with acanthus leaves; 18 cm. high - Sold for £9,600 Note: The unusual form of object in jade can be attributed to a Muslim craftsmen probably working in Norther India in the 18th... [Lire la suite]
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22 mars 2009

A gem-set rock-crystal archer's ring, India, 19th century

A gem-set rock-crystal archer's ring, India, 19th century of typical form, overlaid with gold wire and set with spinels with a central floral rosette surrounded by scrolling tendrils issuing buds. 3.5cm. Estimate 3,000—5,000 GBP Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World. 01 Apr 09. London www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's
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