09 juillet 2010

An Italian carved giltwood and painted faux marble mirror, Venetian, mid 18th century.

An Italian carved giltwood and painted faux marble mirror, Venetian, mid 18th century. photo Sotheby's 220cm. high, 220cm. wide; 7ft. 2½in., 7ft.2½in. Est. 150,000—200,000 GBP Lot Sold 205,250 GBP Sotheby's. The Splendour of Venice, Important Furniture and Old Master Paintings from a Private Collection. 06 Jul. London www.sothebys.com
17 juin 2010

A rare ceremonial ge-halberd, West Zhou period; a mirror, Eastern Han dynasty & a "lion and grapevine" mirror, Tang dynasty

A extremely rare ceremonial ge-halberd and a mirror, China © 2010 Nagel - Auctions the ge-halberd West Zhou period (ca. 1021-771 BC) and the mirror Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD); the ge-halberd is decorated on both sides in low relief and in a reserve on the tang - .21,7/D.18,3 cm - Estimate 1 500 € Sold 2 400 € A large and heavy "lion and grapevine" mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907) © 2010 Nagel - Auctions carefully and crisply cast with lion-like animals among grapevine in the centre around a crouching... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2010

A gem-set jade Bowl & a gem-set jade Mirror, India, 19th Century

A gem-set jade Bowl, India, late 19th Century. photo Bonhams on a short foot, the jade in a green opaque tone, rubies, emeralds and diamonds set in gold depicting a repeat design showing a bird on leafy branches - 8.8 cm. diam., 4.5 cm. high. Sold for £18,000 A gem-set jade Mirror, India, 19th Century. photo Bonhams dark olive green jade, of rectangular form surmounted by a small foliate terminal, a trefoil finial below, finely engraved and inlaid with gold depicting branches issuing from a small vase, the... [Lire la suite]
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10 avril 2010

A pair of Nrth European black, gilt and red Chinese lacquer mirrors. late 17th century

A pair of North European black, gilt and red Chinese lacquer mirrors. The frames probably late 17th century, the lacquer late 17th century and re-used. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2010 Each with bevelled rectangular plate within a cushion moulded frame with nashiji edge, surmounted by an arched cresting with pierced scrolled edge, both with later mirror plates and backboards - 39 x 25¼ in. (99 x 64 cm.) (2). Est. £15,000 - £25,000 Christie's. Hanham Court - A Pastoral Idyll. 14 April 2010. London, South Kensington... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2010

Important Venetian Blackamoor Mirror, Circa 1850 @ M.S. RAU ANTIQUES

Important Venetian Blackamoor Mirror. Circa 1850 A rare 19th-century blackamoor mirror with stunning hand-carved details. The Venetian blackamoor image is thought to have talismanic purposes. Masterful hand carving in this solid wood frame distinguish this mirror. Circa 1850. •48" wide x 78" high. Price: $54,500 M.S. RAU ANTIQUES 630 Royal Street LA 70130 New Orleans - USA. Tel : +1 800 544 9440 - info@rauantiques.com - http://www.rauantiques.com
31 août 2009

Highlights of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property From the Arthur M. Sackler Collections @ Christi'es

This September, Christie’s is pleased to offer over 350 lots of fine Chinese porcelain, jade, furniture and works of art from diverse collections. Following on the heels of the record setting March sales in New York, Christie’s once again looks forward to a highly successful sale of exceptional Chinese works of art. Highlights of this sale. An important and rare imperial Guangzhou tribute embellished ivory and tortoiseshell fan. Qianlong period (1736-1795) Made of very thin, finely woven ivory caning mounted in a... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2009

A collection of Chinese bronze mirrors from the Arthur M Sackler Collections @ Christie's New York

金銀錯青銅鏡  A rare large gold and silver-inlaid lacquered bronze mirror. Tang dynasty (618-907) Of circular form, the back covered in black lacquer inlaid with three large silver flower sprays alternating with gold birds in flight above gold lotus motifs and silver leaves, all interspersed with further leaves, butterflies and foliate motifs; together with two small silver-backed octalobed bronze mirrors, Tang dynasty, both silver-sheet backs executed in repoussé on a fine ring-punched ground, one with lions and birds amidst... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2009

Bronze octafoil mirror. China, Tang Dynasty (618 – 907 AD).

Bronze octafoil mirror. China, Tang Dynasty (618 – 907 AD). An octafoil mirror decorated with a pair of Mandarin ducks and a pair of swans surrounding a central knob in the form of a crouching animal, the outer rim raised and border decorated with floral sprays.The silvery colour is due to a high tin content in the bronze.For a comparable mirror, see fig. 68, page 75 in Chou Ju-Hsi, Circles of Reflection: The Carter Collection of Chinese Bronze Mirrors, The Cleveland Museum of Art, 2000. See also fig. 59, A. Soper,... [Lire la suite]
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05 août 2009

Collection of Chinese Bronze Mirrors from Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (481-221 BC)

J'ai un faible pour les miroirs de bronze. Est-ce par narcissime ? En tout cas, j'ai commencé une petite collection... Mirror with Four Dragons Pattern, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (771-256 BC), Warring States period (481-221 BC) 5th-3rd Century BC. 1995.274. Cleveland Museum of Art © the Cleveland Museum of Art Mirror with Serpentine Interlaces, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (771-256 BC), Warring States period (481-221 BC) early 5th-late 3rd century BC. 1995.268. Cleveland Museum of Art © the Cleveland Museum of Art ... [Lire la suite]
06 mai 2009

A Syrian shell and bone-inlaid mirror

A Syrian shell and bone-inlaid mirror Height 8ft 4in (2.54m); width 4ft 1 1/2in (1.26m). Estimate: $7,000 - 9,000 - Unsold Bonhams. European and American Furniture, Decorative Arts, Silver, Rugs & Carpets, 5 May 2009. 580 Madison Avenue, New York www.bonhams.com
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