05 avril 2011

A pair of spinach-green jade candlesticks. Qing dynasty.

A pair of spinach-green jade candlesticks. Qing dynasty. Photo Sotheby's each carved in the form of a duck perched on on a turtle flanked on either side by sinuous snakes, its wings outstretched and a pricket emerging from its head, all set in a pan raised on three ruyi-shaped feet, carved wood stands (4); heights 9 1/4 in., 23.5 cm. Estimate 2,000—3,000 USD. Lot Sold 74,500 USD Property from the descendants of Robert E. and Katharine Chew Tod Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 23 Mar 11. New York... [Lire la suite]
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10 janvier 2011

Blue and white porcelains @ Christie's, Chinese Export Art , 25 January 2011, New York

A massive pair of blue and white jars and covers, 19th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 In Kangxi style, the swelling sides tapering to a flat base, decorated with an overall pattern of shaped panels showing landscapes or flowering plants reserved on a blue ground of scrolling chrysanthemum vine, a classic border on the short necks and the domed covers surmounted by Buddhist lion knops; 33¾ in. (85.7 cm.) high (4) - Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 A blue and white spiral-fluted five-piece garniture. Kangxi... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2011

Qianlong period & 18th century "Canton enamel"

A rare pair of "Canton enamel" candlesticks, 18th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 In Georgian silver style with columnar supports above square pedestal bases, all delicately enameled with scattered floral sprigs, the blooms lavender on grisaille leafy stems, between narrow borders in grisaille and blue enamel, inside the removable bobeche further blue borders; 12¼ in. (31.1 cm.) high (2) - Estimate $12,000 - $18,000 Notes: A very unusual form to find in Chinese enamel; other English silver shapes,... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2010

Louis XV Furniture & Ceramics @ Sotheby's New York

A Louis XV ormolu-mounted tulipwood, fruitwood and marquetry secrétaire de dame à abattant, attributed to RVLC, circa 1760. photo courtesy Sotheby's 114 cm; 63.5 cm; 37.5 cm. Est. 30,000—50,000 USD. Lot Sold 74,500 USD NOTE: This secrétaire de dame belongs to a small group of nearly identical pieces stamped by or attributed to Roger Vandercruse. These include one stamped RVLC and formerly in the Dutasta Collection and another attributed to the maker in the Musée du Louvre, see Clarisse Roinet, Roger Vandercruse dit La... [Lire la suite]
07 novembre 2010

A pair of Wedgwood black basalt griffin candlesticks. Late 18th/early19th century

A pair of Wedgwood black basalt griffin candlesticks. Late 18th-early19th century. photo courtesy Sotheby's each supporting a metal candle nozzle and modelled with its wings upraised seated on its haunches on a rectangular base.; height 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm) - Estimate 6,000—8,000 USD. Lot Sold 6,250 USD PROVENANCE: Sold, Christie's, London, February 10, 1986, lot 128 NOTE: The model for these griffins is from William Chamber's drawing printed in the 1791 third edtion of his Treatise on Civil Architecture. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
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30 octobre 2010

Two Pairs of Italian Silver "Naturalistic" Grapevine Candlesticks, Mario Buccellati, Italy, 20th century

Pair of Italian silver "Naturalistic" Large Grapevine Candlesticks, Mario Buccellati, Milan, 20th century. photo courtesy Sotheby's each formed as upright branches wrapped with grapevine, leaves and grape bunches rising from a mound of pomegranates, figs, grapes, chestnuts and almonds; marked on bases and applied with signature plaques of Mario Buccellati, with original blue presentation boxes; height 40.7cm; weight 2513g - Estimate 14,000—18,000 USD. Lot Sold 37,500 USD A Pair of Italian Silver... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2010

Rare and Beautiful Treasures at Christie's Sale this June

LONDON.- This summer Christie’s presents the first of its bi-annual Centuries of Style sales, a reflection of the finest examples of silver, European ceramics, portrait miniatures and gold boxes from the early sixteenth century to the twentieth century. The sale on 10 June in London will offer collectors the chance to purchase rare and beautiful treasures from this exciting group of categories, featuring massive sliver candelabras through to jewellery adorned with miniature portraits and including works of royal... [Lire la suite]
07 novembre 2009

Rare cloisonné enamels sold @ Bonhams

A rare cloisonné and champlevé enamel figure of Guanyin, 18th century. © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd The tall and graceful figure dynamically posed slightly turned to the left, with the hands held in front, the left hand held in harina mudra and the right holding onto to the left hand, the gilt face with a serene expression below the high chignon covered with a cowl, the robes falling in folds around the body and swaying in the wind, tied at the waist with a ribbon, enamelled with archistic dragons, the hems variously... [Lire la suite]
20 mai 2009

A pair of rare famille rose candlesticks, Qianlong

A pair of rare famille rose candlesticks, Qianlong Each of European silver form, the octagonal base rising to a knopped stem, painted in iron-red, gilt and colours of the famille rose palette, finely painted with hibiscus, peony and chrysanthemum sprays, with a spearhead border at the rim, repeated at the stem above a border of upright pointed leaves. 20.4cm (8in) high. (2). Sold for £6,600 Footnote: Candlesticks, such as the present example, were made after Queen Anne silver originals and were generally produced as... [Lire la suite]
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