07 novembre 2010

Chelsea porcelain 'Hans Sloane' botanical, circa 1755

A Chelsea porcelain 'Hans Sloane' botanical oval platter, circa 1755. photo courtesy Sotheby's boldly painted with a large spray of hollyhock leaves and flower buds, a sprig of fruit, other flower sprigs and various scattered insects, red anchor mark.; length 16 3/4 in. (42.5 cm) - Estimate 30,000—50,000 USD. Lot Sold 36,250 USD PROVENANCE: Sold, Sotheby's, London, November 11, 1958, lot 103Sold, Sotheby's, London, July 16, 1982, lot 25The Antique Porcelain Company, London NOTE: The decorative term 'Hans Sloane' derives... [Lire la suite]
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08 février 2010

Verdura, 14 karat gold and onyx botanical sketch easel & 18 karat gold, amethyst, emerald and diamond flower brooch

14 karat gold and onyx botanical sketch easel, Verdura. photo Sotheby's The sketch with various botanical drawings on ivory with the scientific classification for each plant on the reverse, signed Fulco Pinxit, the gold easel set with an onyx cabochon, signed Verdura; together with an 18 karat gold and lapis lazuli frame, set with lapis lazuli cabochons, containing a sketch of lilacs on paper, the frame signed Schlumberger, Paris. Est. 5,000—7,000 USD. Lot Sold 26,250 USD 18 karat gold, amethyst, emerald and diamond... [Lire la suite]
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