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30 mars 2015

Alexandrite Cat's-Eye Chrysoberyl and Diamond Ring

Alexandrite Cat's-Eye Chrysoberyl and Diamond Ring

20.46 carats Alexandrite Cat's-Eye Chrysoberyl and Diamond RingEstimate 1,300,000 — 1,600,000 HKD (146,455 -180,253 EUR). Photo Sotheby's

Centring on an alexandrite cat's-eye chrysoberyl weighing 20.46 carats, to a mount of bombé design, pavé-set with diamonds and diamonds of brownish hue together weighing approximately 5.00 carats, mounted in 18 karat white and yellow gold. Ring size: 9

Accompanied by GRS report numbered GRS2014-0411961, dated 29 April 2014, stating that the 20.46 carat cat's-eye alexandrite is natural, colour changing from yellowish-green (daylight) to brownish-red (incandescent light), with no indication of treatments. Also accompanied by SSEF repornumbered 78678, dated 26 February 2015 respectively, stating that the 20.46 carat cat's-eye alexandrite is natural, of Sri Lankan (Ceylon) origin, with no indications of treatment.

Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels & Jadeite, Hong Kong, 06 avr. 2015, 01:00 PM


Cat's-Eye Chrysoberyl and Diamond Ring

Cat's-Eye Chrysoberyl and Diamond Ring

27.38 carats Cat's-Eye Chrysoberyl and Diamond RingEstimate 1,300,000 — 1,600,000 HKD (146,455 - 180,253 EUR). Photo Sotheby's

Centring on a cat's-eye chrysoberyl weighing 27.38 carats, surrounded by brilliant-cut diamonds extending to the shoulders together weighing approximately 1.00 carat, mounted in 18 karat white gold. Ring size: 5¼

Accompanied by GRS and Gübelin reports numbered GRS2008-092823 and 15027004, dated 26 September 2008 and 1 March 2015 respectively, stating that the 27.38 carat cat's-eye chrysoberyl is natural, of vivid greenish-yellow (GRS type "honey-colour"), with no indication of treatments. The GRS special comment states that the chrysoberyl is a 'extremely rare combination of size, sharp "Cat's Eye effect", magnificent colour and excellent transparency. The Gübelin Appendix states that the cat's-eye chrysoberyl 'possesses an exceptional degree of transparency, combined with a straight, well-centered and very pronounced chatoyancy. Such a combination of properties is rare in a chrysoberyl of this size.

Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels & Jadeite, Hong Kong, 06 avr. 2015, 01:00 PM 

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A bronze octalobed 'Dragon' mirror, Tang dynasty (618-307)

A bronze octalobed 'Dragon' mirror, Tang dynasty (618-307)

A bronze octalobed 'Dragon' mirror, Tang dynasty (618-307)Estimate HK$400,000 – HK$600,000 ($51,817 - $77,726). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The mirror is cast in relief with a scaly three-clawed dragon charging forward through cloud scrolls surrounding the knob. 10 7/8 in. (27.7 cm.) diam., box

Provenance: The Donald H. Graham Jr. Collection, Honolulu, United States, acquired prior to 1994 

LiteratureBronze Mirrors from Ancient China: Donald H. Graham Jr. Collection, Hong Kong, 1994, no. 89 (M90)

ExhibitedHonolulu Academy of Arts, Bronze Mirrors of Ancient China: An Exhibition, 24 May - 1 July 1990, Cat. no. 78 M 90 (according to the label on the box)
Hong Kong Museum of Art, no.180 (according to the label on the box)

Christie's. THE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 6 April 2015, 22nd Floor

A small bronze 'Moon Palace' mirror, Tang dynasty (618-307)

A small bronze 'Moon Palace' mirror, Tang dynasty (618-307)

A small bronze 'Moon Palace' mirror, Tang dynasty (618-307)Estimate HK$80,000 – HK$120,000 ($10,363 - $15,545). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The rounded mirror is cast in relief depicting a scene at the Moon Palace with the goddess Chang'e and the potion-stirring rabbit on either side of an osmanthus tree above a toad. 4 3/4 in (12 cm.) diam., box 

Provenance: The Donald H. Graham Jr. Collection, Honolulu, United States, acquired prior to 1994 

Christie's. THE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 6 April 2015, 22nd Floor

Three small bronze mirrors, Tang dynasty, Tang-Five Dynasties, Ming Dynasty

Three small bronze mirrors, Tang dynasty, Tang-Five Dynasties, Ming Dynasty

Three small bronze mirrors, Tang dynasty, Tang-Five Dynasties, Ming DynastyEstimate HK$50,000 – HK$70,000 ($6,477 - $9,068). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

Comprised of a square mirror cast with four beasts amidst grapevine surrounding the crouching lion knob, separated by a square border with birds, dragonflies and butterflies shown amidst further grapevine, Tang dynasty (618-907); a round mirror cast with veining of a lotus leaf radiating from a tortoise-form knob, Tang-Five Dynasties (618-960); and a small square mirror depicting four different erotic scenes, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Lion and grapevine mirror: 3 1/2 in. (9 cm.) square, boxes (3)

ProvenanceLotus mirror and lion and grapevine mirror:ed in the 1990s
The Donald H. Graham Jr. Collection, Honolulu, Honolulu, United States, acquired prior to 1994

LiteratureLotus mirror: Bronze Mirrors from Ancient China: Donald H. Graham Jr. Collection, Hong Kong, 1994, no. 100 (M114)
Lion and grapevine mirror: Bronze Mirrors from Ancient China: Donald H. Graham Jr. Collection, Hong Kong, 1994, no. 75 (M117)

Christie's. THE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 6 April 2015, 22nd Floor



Three bronze mirrors, Warring States period and later

Three bronze mirrors, Warring States period and later

Three bronze mirrors, Warring States period and laterEstimate HK$60,000 – HK$80,000 (($7,773 - $10,363). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

Comprised of a large round mirror with four bears encircling the knob, Warring States period (475-221 BC); a smaller mirror with four spear-like motifs reserved on a ground of overlapping C-shaped hooks, surrounding a square enclosing the knob, Warring States period (475-221 BC); the smallest mirror with overlapping C-shaped hooks surrounding the rounded knob, possibly Warring States period. The largest mirror: 7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm.) diam., boxes (3)

ProvenanceLargest mirror: Dr. Franco Vannotti, Lugano, Switzerland (according to the label on the box)
The Donald H. Graham Jr. Collection, Honolulu, United States, acquired prior to 1994
Mirror with spear-like motifs: Collection of Ronald G. Thackrah
Sold at Sotheby's London, 26 June 1973, lot 59; Sotheby's London, 8 July 1975, lot 15; and Sotheby's London, 12 December 1989, lot 21

LiteratureLargest mirror: Bronze Mirrors from Ancient China: Donald H. Graham Jr. Collection, Hong Kong, 1994, no. 10 (M111)

Exhibited: Largest mirror: Honolulu Academy of Arts, Bronze Mirrors of Ancient China: An Exhibition, 24 May - 1 July 1990, Cat. no. 14 M 111 (according to the label on the box)

Christie's. THE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 6 April 2015, 22nd Floor

Three bronze mirrors, Warring States period and later

Three bronze mirrors, Warring States period and later

Three bronze mirrors, Warring States period and later. Estimate HK$60,000 – HK$80,000 (($7,773 - $10,363). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

Comprised of a round mirror cast in low relief with abstract scrolling chi dragons surrounding the knob, Warring States period (475-221 BC); a smaller round mirror with alternating abstract bird and scrolling motifs surrounding a square enclosing the knob, possibly Warring States period; and an even smaller mirror with abstract chi dragon scrolls around the knob, possibly Warring States period.nob. The largest mirror: 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm.) diam., boxes (3)

Provenance: Largest mirror: The Donald H. Graham Jr. Collection, Honolulu, United States, acquired prior to 1994 

Literature: Largest mirror: Bronze Mirrors from Ancient China: Donald H. Graham Jr. Collection, Hong Kong, 1994, no. 11 (M110)

Christie's. THE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 6 April 2015, 22nd Floor

Tambour, Vietnam, Période Hán-Việt, 1er-3e siècle

Tambour, Vietnam, Période Hán-Việt, 1er-3e siècle

Tambour, Vietnam, Période Hán-Việt, 1er-3e siècleEstimation : 4 000 € / 6 000 €. Photo Cornette de Saint-Cyr

Bronze à patine archéologique. H. 42 cm – D. 64 cm 
Très beau tambour de forme classique, base évasée et corps droit supportant le tore, avec quatre anses. Le corps est orné de classiques motifs linéaires et circulaires disposés dans des registres verticaux et horizontaux. Le plateau circulaire est marqué en son centre par un motif en forme d‘étoile en relief à probable connotation solaire. Autour de l’astre, sont disposés des registres circulaires concentriques garnis de motifs stylisés. Quatre grenouilles en haut relief sont disposées autour du plateau. Ce type de tambour est tout à fait représentatif de la pérennité de l’esthétique Dôngsonnienne durant les périodes suivantes. Accidents et manques visibles.

CORNETTE DE SAINT CYR PARIS. Arts d’Asie - Art Tribal, le 14 Avril 2015 à 14h30. 6, Avenue Hoche - 75008 PARIS. Expert : Cabinet Daffos-Estournel (Tel. : +33 6 09 22 55 13). Consultant pour le Vietnam : Monsieur Philippe Truong (Tel. : +33 6 31 34 40 59)

Pot tripode, liêm ou lian, Vietnam, Période Hán-Việt, 1er-3e siècle

Pot tripode, liêm ou lian, Vietnam, Période Hán-Việt, 1er-3e siècle

Pot tripode, liêm ou lian, Vietnam, Période Hán-Việt, 1er-3e siècleEstimation : 300 € / 600 €. Photo Cornette de Saint-Cyr

Bronze à patine archéologique. H. 21 cm. 
Ce tripode liêm possède des bandes de renforcement et deux masques de taotie en relief, terminant par une boucle. Le couvercle bombé est muni d'un anneau de préhension.

CORNETTE DE SAINT CYR PARIS. Arts d’Asie - Art Tribal, le 14 Avril 2015 à 14h30. 6, Avenue Hoche - 75008 PARIS. Expert : Cabinet Daffos-Estournel (Tel. : +33 6 09 22 55 13). Consultant pour le Vietnam : Monsieur Philippe Truong (Tel. : +33 6 31 34 40 59)

Bassin, Vietnam, Période Hán-Việt, 1er-3e siècle

Bassin, Vietnam, Période Hán-Việt, 1er-3e siècle

Bassin, Vietnam, Période Hán-Việt, 1er-3e siècle Estimation : 600 € / 600 €. Photo Cornette de Saint-Cyr

Bronze à patine archéologique. D. 27 cm. 
Large bassin muni de deux masques de taotie maintenant deux anneaux circulaires.

CORNETTE DE SAINT CYR PARIS. Arts d’Asie - Art Tribal, le 14 Avril 2015 à 14h30. 6, Avenue Hoche - 75008 PARIS. Expert : Cabinet Daffos-Estournel (Tel. : +33 6 09 22 55 13). Consultant pour le Vietnam : Monsieur Philippe Truong (Tel. : +33 6 31 34 40 59)



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