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"Il n'y a en art, ni passé, ni futur. L'art qui n'est pas dans le présent ne sera jamais." (Pablo Picasso)
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    Lot 187. A pair of enamelled and diamond-set bracelets, North India, 19th century. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. © Sotheby's.

    each set in the kundan technique with lasque diamonds, the insides with bright polychrome enamels, screw pin to open. Quantité: 2 - each: 6.6cm. diam. 

    Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 25 oct. 2017, 10:30 AM


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    Lot 220. An enamelled and gem-set gold bracelet, India, Benares, 19th centuryEstimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. © Sotheby's.

    set with a navaratna sequence of various coloured stones including heggonite garnet, coral, maybe pearl, turquoise, cat's eye, opal, divided by diamond-inset leaves, the interior decorated in characteristic gulabi (rose-pink) and white enamel with green; 9cm. diam. 

    Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 25 oct. 2017, 10:30 AM


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    Lot 216. A steel dagger with gold-overlaid hilt in the form of a parrot and scabbard, India, 19th century. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. © Sotheby's.

    curving double edged steel blade with central ridge, the iron hilt shaped as a parrot's head with gold overlay foliate decoration, velvet-covered wood scabbard, gold-overlaid iron mount to terminal; 36.5cm.  

    Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 25 oct. 2017, 10:30 AM


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    Lot 218. A steel dagger with gold-overlaid hilt and scabbard, India, 19th century. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 USD. © Sotheby's.

    curved double edged steel blade with central ridge, the iron hilt with gold-overlaid foliate decoration, velvet-covered wood scabbard; 35.5cm.   

    Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 25 oct. 2017, 10:30 AM


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    Lot 47. A blue-ground embroidered dragon robe, jifu, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period (1821-1850). Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. © Sotheby's.

    embroidered with nine gold five-clawed dragons on a blue ground amid ruyi-shaped clouds, bats and the bajixiang, all above foaming waves crashing against a mountain, hemmed with a lishui border; 142 cm, 55 7/8  in, mounted within a red and gilt frame.   

    Provenance: Teresa Coleman Fine Arts, Hong Kong, 1990. 

    Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 25 oct. 2017, 10:30 AM


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    Lot 48. A turquoise-ground embroidered dragon robe, jifu, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period (1821-1850). Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. © Sotheby's.

    embroidered with nine golden five-clawed dragons confronting flaming pearls against a turquoise ground accentuated with ruyi-shaped clouds, bats, bajixiang emblems, lotus and peony blooms, all above crashing waves and a lishui border; 140 cm, 55 1/8  in.   

    ProvenancePurchased by the owner's great grandfather in Beijing in 1901, by repute. 

    Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 25 oct. 2017, 10:30 AM


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    A large blue and white 'Kraak' dish, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

    Lot 114. A large blue and white 'Kraak' dish, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620), 50.8 cm, 20 in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. © Sotheby's.

    the rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to an everted rim, the interior painted in rich cobalt-blue tones to the centre with ducks standing on a rocky outrcrop beside a lotus pond, below radiating panels of flowers and precious objects below the rim

    Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 25 oct. 2017, 10:30 AM


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    A large blue and white 'Kraak' dish, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

    Lot 115. A large blue and white 'Kraak' dish, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620), 49 cm, 19 1/4  in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. © Sotheby's.

    the rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to an everted rim, the interior painted in rich cobalt-blue tones to the centre with a basket of peach and peony, below radiating panels of flowers and precious objects below the rim

    NoteThis large 'Kraak' dish is in good condition, but does have a small chip and frittinng to the rim and scratches to the glaze to the interior.

    Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 25 oct. 2017, 10:30 AM


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    A blue and white dish, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620)

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    Lot 63. A blue and white dish, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620), 7 cm, 6 3/4  in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. © Sotheby's.

    the gently rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to an everted rim, the interior painted in bright cobalt-blue tones with a scholar official and attendants standing beneath fruiting branches, with Shoulao riding a crane, bordered with shou characters and a meandering lingzhi scroll, the reverse with sprays of flowers, the base with an underglaze blue six-character mark within a double circle .

    Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 25 oct. 2017, 10:30 AM


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    A wucai dish, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620)

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    Lot 66. A wucai dish, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620), 20.5 cm, 8 1/8  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. © Sotheby's.

    the shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to an everted rim, brightly enamelled to the interior with a medallion enclosing two immortals in a garden, encircled in the well by eight shou characters supported on a leafy lingzhi meander, the exterior with eight floral sprays, the base inscribed with a six-character mark in underglaze-blue.

    Provenance: Hotel Drouot, Paris, 26th March 2008.

    Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 25 oct. 2017, 10:30 AM