Alain.R.Truong

13 février 2016

Opal and diamond corsage ornament, mid 19th century

Opal and diamond corsage ornament, mid 19th century. Photo Sotheby's 2011 Designed as a series of ribbons and leaves, to a central cabochon opal within a floral border, set with cushion-shaped, circular-cut and rose diamonds, suspending a series of four tassels similarly set, brooch fitting;further accompanied by a jabot pin, each terminal set an oval cabochon opal within surrounds of cushion-shaped and circular-cut diamonds, part illustrated. Lot 286. Estimate... [Lire la suite]
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13 février 2016

Pearl and diamond brooch, 1920s

Natural pearl and diamond brooch, 1920s. Photo Sotheby's 2011 Centring on a drop-shaped pearl within an octagonal frame millegrain-set with circular- and single-cut diamonds, French assay marks for platinum, frame 1920s. Lot 286. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Lot sold 56,450 GBP Accompanied by The Gem & Pearl Laboratory report no. 04155, stating that the drop pearl was found to be natural, saltwater. Sotheby's, Fine Jewels London, 13 Jul 2011
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13 février 2016

Diamond tiara, 1920s

Diamond tiara, 1920s. Photo Sotheby's 2011 Designed as a graduated series of open work plaques of palmette, acanthus leaf and floral cluster motifs, pierced and millegrain-set with circular-, single-cut and rose diamonds, inner circumference approximately 260mm, frame circumference approximately 350mm, detachable, most probably the tiara was designed to be worn also as a collier de chien but presently no further fittings accompany this lot, French assay marks, two small stones deficient. Lot 287. Estimate 35,000... [Lire la suite]
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13 février 2016

A painted grey figure of a mythical beast, Han-Jin dynasty, 3rd century

A painted grey figure of a mythical beast, Han-Jin dynasty, 3rd century. © Christie's Image 2003 The stocky beast shown in mid-stride, its bovine head lowered, modeled with three flame-like spikes issuing from the neck and flattened bosses along the spine, with muscular haunches supported on knife-cut legs, its long, tapered tail curved upward, extensive traces of white slip and red pigment, earth encrustation - 10½in. (26.7cm.) long - Lot 198. Estimate $1,500 - $1,800. Price Realized $1,434  ... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2016

A painted grey pottery mythical animal stand, Late Han dynasty-Three Kingdoms period, 3rd century

A painted grey pottery mythical animal stand, Late Han dynasty-Three Kingdoms period, 3rd century. © Christie's Image 2003 Hollow-modelled as a recumbent beast curved around a central socket, the raised head with blunt snout and a single knobbed horn, with wings extending back from the shoulders, extensive white slip remaining - 9¼in. (23.5c.) long - Lot 198. Estimate $1,200 - $1,800. Price Realized $1,554  Provenance: Blanchette H. Rockefeller Collection. Notes: A mythical beast of this... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2016

A well-painted dark grey pottery cocoon jar, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

A well-painted dark grey pottery cocoon jar, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). © Christie's Image 2003 The body painted in shades of salmon pink, pale gray-green, dark red and white with bands of decoration, the wide bands decorated with scrolls, the narrow bands with geometric patterns, with linear bands encircling the shallow pedestal foot, the base of the short neck and the faceted, everted mouth rim - 13in. (33cm.) long - Lot 196. Estimate $3,000 - $4,000. Price Realized $4,183  Provenance: The... [Lire la suite]


13 février 2016

A rare large painted red pottery figure of a mythical beast, unicorn, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

A rare large painted red pottery figure of a mythical beast, unicorn, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). © Christie's Image 2003 The powerful composite creature made in sections and shown with head lowered and body tensed for attack, the large bovine head modelled with flared nostrils, bulging eyes and a socketed horn between elephantine ears, the muscular body molded with wings and made with sockets for the canine-like legs and long upturned tail, with traces of pale lavender-blue, black, red and white pigment - 31¾in.... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2016

A large impressed grey pottery tomb brick, Eastern Han dynasty (AD 25-220)

A large impressed grey pottery tomb brick, Eastern Han dynasty (AD 25-220). © Christie's Image 2003 Perhaps part of a door lintel, hollow and impressed with descending registers of long-tailed birds, trees, dragons and immortals (xian) and tigers running amidst mountains on the long sides, and dragons on top, the bottom with a lozenge band between bands of cloud scroll, with apertures on the narrow sides and a rectangular tenon on top - 25 3/8in. (64.5cm.) long, stand - Lot 194. Estimate $4,000 -... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2016

A green-glazed red pottery tripod vessel and cover, lian, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8)

A green-glazed red pottery tripod vessel and cover, lian, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8). © Christie's Image 2003 The vessel raised on three kneeling bear supports and molded around the sides with archers on horseback, immortals (xian), and various animals including monkeys, tigers, deer and boars, as well as a pair of mask and ring handles, the cover molded in high relief with concentric mountains interspersed with further animals and a large kneeling immortal, the green glaze extensively degraded to a silvery iridescence... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2016

A Sichuan burnished black pottery jar, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

A Sichuan burnished black pottery jar, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). © Christie's Image 2003 Each side carved with two spirals that seem to issue from the base of the broad strap handles carved with conjoined circular medallions, with a finely hatchured band on the faceted neck below the rim formed by an angular spout on either side - 7¼in. (18.5cm.) across handles - Lot 191. Estimate $2,000 - $3,000. Price Realized $1,793  Provenance: Carter Fine Art, London  Notes: A similar jar in... [Lire la suite]
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