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21 novembre 2017

A Cultured Pearl and Diamond Choker and Earclip Suite, by Van Cleef and Arpels, Circa 1990

Lot 531. A Cultured Pearl and Diamond Choker and Earclip Suite, by Van Cleef and Arpels, Circa 1990. Estimate HK$ 700,000 - 900,000 (€76,000 - 98,000). Photo: Bonhams. The choker composed of three rows of undulating brilliant-cut diamonds, interspaced by cultured pearls, measuring approximately 8.1-6.7mm; the pair of earclips en suite, diamonds approximately 25.00 carats total, signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered, French assay marks, choker inner circumference 30.1cm, earring length... [Lire la suite]

21 novembre 2017

A Jadeite and Diamond Pendant

Lot 520. A Highly Translucent Intense Emerald Green Jadeite and Diamond Pendant. Estimate HK$ 550,000 - 650,000 (€60,000 - 71,000). Photo: Bonhams. The highly translucent jadeite of intense emerald green colour, carved as a 'peapod', accented by pear, marquise and brilliant-cut diamonds, diamonds approximately 2.30 carats total, jadeite measuring 37.2 x 14.5 x 6.5mm, length 5.0cm Accompanied by a Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory report stating that the natural colour fei cui (jadeite jade)... [Lire la suite]
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21 novembre 2017

A Fine Sapphire and Diamond Ring

Lot 515. A Fine 10.49 carats Burmese Sapphire and Diamond Ring. Estimate HK$ 1,500,000 - 1,800,000 (€160,000 - 200,000). Photo: Bonhams. The cushion-shaped sapphire, weighing 10.49 carats, within a double-claw setting, between brilliant-cut diamond shoulders, ring size 6½ Accompanied by a SSEF report stating that the natural sapphire has no indications of heat treatment and originates from Burma (Myanmar). Report number 91799, dated 2 May 2017. Accompanied by a Gubelin report stating that the natural... [Lire la suite]
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21 novembre 2017

A Fine Chrysoberyl and Diamond Ring

Lot 514. A Fine 9.13 carats Ceylon Chrysoberyl Alexandrite and Diamond Ring. Estimate HK$ 570,000 - 670,000 (€62,000 - 73,000). Photo: Bonhams. The cushion-shaped alexandrite, weighing 9.13 carats, between triangular-cut diamond shoulders, diamonds approximately 1.80 carats total, ring size 4¾ Accompanied by a SSEF report stating that the natural alexandrite changes from Green (daylight) to Purple (incandescent light), has no indications of clarity enhancement and originates from Ceylon (Sri Lanka).... [Lire la suite]
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21 novembre 2017

First retrospective at the Prado to be devoted to Mariano Fortuny opens in Madrid

Mariano Fortuny y Marsal, Opium Smoker, 1869. Watercolour on paper, 384 x 498 mm. Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum, 2017. MADRID.- Continuing the Museo del Prado’s strategy, launched some years ago, of reassessing the great masters of 19th-century Spanish painting, the Museum is now presenting the major exhibition Fortuny (1838-1874), sponsored by Fundación AXA and with the special collaboration of the Museo Fortuny in Venice and the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya. Devoted to one of the... [Lire la suite]
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21 novembre 2017

Frans Hals, Portrait of a Bearded Man with a Ruff, 1625

Frans Hals (Dutch, Antwerp 1582/83–1666 Haarlem), Portrait of a Bearded Man with a Ruff, 1625. Oil on canvas, 30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm). The Jules Bache Collection, 1949; 49.7.34 © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art As the original inscription indicates, the sitter was thirty-six when portrayed by Hals. The portrait's immediacy is enhanced by vivid brushwork, strong modeling, and a glance and heartfelt gesture which respond to the viewer. The oval framing device was adapted from Dutch... [Lire la suite]

21 novembre 2017

Frans Hals, Portrait of a Man, Possibly Nicolaes Pietersz Duyst van Voorhout (born about 1600, died 1650), ca. 1636–38

Frans Hals (Dutch, Antwerp 1582/83–1666 Haarlem), Portrait of a Man, Possibly Nicolaes Pietersz Duyst van Voorhout (born about 1600, died 1650), ca. 1636–38. Oil on canvas, 31 3/4 x 26 in. (80.6 x 66 cm). The Jules Bache Collection, 1949, 49.7.33 © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art This brilliantly painted portrait can be dated on the basis of the stylish costume. Duyst van Voorhout was a Haarlem brewer, one of the most lucrative professions of the period. He had forty-seven pictures at the... [Lire la suite]
20 novembre 2017

Willem Claesz Heda, Still Life with Oysters, a Silver Tazza, and Glassware, 1637

Willem Claesz Heda (Dutch, Haarlem? 1594–1680 Haarlem), Still Life with Oysters, a Silver Tazza, and Glassware, 1635. Oil on wood, 19 5/8 x 31 3/4 in. (49.8 x 80.6 cm). From the Collection of Rita and Frits Markus, Bequest of Rita Markus, 2005, 2005.331.4 © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  With his Haarlem colleague Pieter Claesz, Heda was one of the leading painters of the so-called monochrome banquet piece in the Netherlands. In this panel of 1635 he shows off his virtuoso ability to... [Lire la suite]
20 novembre 2017

A Pair of Fancy Coloured Diamond and Diamond Rings, by Tomasz Donocik

Lot 549. A Pair of Fancy Yellow-Brown and Fancy Brownish Greenish Yellow Diamond and Diamond Rings, by Tomasz Donocik. Estimate HK$ 310,000 - 450,000 (€34,000 - 49,000). Photo: Bonhams. Of stylised design, one ring set with a heart-shaped fancy yellow-brown diamond, weighing 5.17 carats, the other with an oval-cut fancy brownish greenish yellow diamond, weighing 5.02 carats, accented by brilliant-cut diamonds of yellow and brown tint, each to a bifurcated shank set with similarly cut black diamonds, remaining... [Lire la suite]
20 novembre 2017

A superbly carved cinnabar lacquer box and cover, Yongle incised six-character mark and of the period (1402-1425)

Lot 8009. A superbly carved cinnabar lacquer box and cover, Yongle incised six-character mark and of the period (1402-1425). Estimate HKD 8,000,000 - HKD 10,000,000 (USD 1,029,349 - USD 1,286,686) . © Christies Images Ltd 2017 The top of the cover is carved through layers of lacquer with budding and blossoming tree peonies among dense leafy stems to an ochre ground, the sides of the box and cover are carved with a composite floral scroll comprising lotus, peony, camellia, gardenia, and... [Lire la suite]