Alain.R.Truong

10 février 2016

A pair of diamond ear pendants, by Etcetera

A pair of diamond ear pendants, by Etcetera © Christie's Image 2011  Each set with old mine-cut diamonds in quatrefoil formation, suspending three marquise-cut diamonds, joined to the marquise-cut diamond spacer and old mine-cut diamond surmount, mounted in 18k white gold, 6.3 cm long. With maker's mark for Etcetera - Lot 3140. Estimate HK$1,400,000 - HK$2,000,000 ($175,000-250,000). Price Realized HK$1,820,000 ($235,041) Christie's. HONG KONG MAGNIFICENT JEWELS, 31 May... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2016

A pair of unusual emerald, natural pearl and diamond ear pendants, by Etcetera

A pair of unusual Colombian emerald, natural pearl and diamond ear pendants, by Etcetera. © Christie's Image 2011 Each suspending a square-shaped emerald weighing 9.12 and 8.84 carats, enhanced by brilliant-cut diamond accents, to the drop-shaped natural pearl measuring 10.3 - 10.5 x 16.0 and 10.2 - 10.4 x 16.8 mm, joined to the sugarloaf emerald and half-domed pearl surmount with diamond detail, mounted in 18k white gold, 5.2 cm long, in fitted pink leather case. With maker's mark for Etcetera - Lot... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2016

Henri Fantin-Latour (1836 – 1904), Floral Still Lifes in private collections

Henri Fantin-Latour (1836 – 1904), Cyclamens, 1860, oil on canvas. Private Collection. Henri Fantin-Latour (1836 – 1904), Autumn Flowers, 1861, oil on canvas. Private Collection. Henri Fantin-Latour (1836 – 1904), Dahlias, Queens Daisies, Roses and Corn Flowers, 1861, oil on canvas. Private Collection. Henri Fantin-Latour (1836 – 1904), Flowers, 1861, oil on canvas, 47 x 48.9 cm. Private Collection. Henri Fantin-Latour (1836 – 1904), Camelias and Tulips,... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2016

Figure of european woman, China (Jingdezhen), Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, ca. 1700

Figure of european woman (Madame de Maintenon), China (Jingdezhen), Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, ca. 1700. Porcelain painted with overglaze enamels. Height: 22.6 cm female figure. Basil Ionides Bequest. Museum number: C.109-1963 © V&A Images. Chinese porcelain figure of lady (Madame de Maintenon) in 18th century European dress, decorated with mainly famille verte (green, yellow and black) enamel colours. European prints and drawings were utilised as a source of designs for the manufacture of... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2016

Figure of Louis XIV, China, Jingdezhen, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, ca. 1700

Figure of Louis XIV, China, Jingdezhen, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, ca. 1700. Porcelain painted with overglaze enamels. Height: 24.9 cm. Basil Ionides Bequest. Museum number: C.109-1963 © V&A Images. Chinese porcelain figure of a gentleman (Louis XIV) in 18th century European dress, decorated mainly with famille verte (green, yellow and black) enamel colours.  This figure of a man in 18th century European dress is generally thought to be a Chinese depiction of Louix XIV, King of France.... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2016

Porcelain water sprinkler, painted in Imari style, Jingdezhen, China, 1700-1750

Porcelain water sprinkler, painted in Imari style, Jingdezhen, China, 1700-1750. Porcelain painted in underglaze blue, iron-red enamel and gold. Diameter: 9.2 cm, Height: 20.3 cm. Bought in Iran, 11s for the pair. Museum number: 1643-1876 © V&A Images. Porcelain water sprinkler, one of a pair, with bulbous body and long neck, painted in underglaze blue, iron-red enamel and gold in Imary style with flower branches.  From about 1680 the kilns of Jingdezhen started producing enamelled wares in... [Lire la suite]


10 février 2016

Porcelain brush-washer with moulded design and inscription, China, Qing dynasty, ca.1680-1780

Porcelain brush-washer with moulded design and inscription, China, Qing dynasty, ca.1680-1780. Moulded porcelain. Length: 14.6 cm From register (in 5.75). Museum number: C.44-1935 © V&A Images.  Porcelain brush-washer of square shape, decorated under a clear glaze with a moulded design of fantastic animals emerging from waves and clouds, and with a ru-yi pattern on the rim. A long poem is inscribed on the base.  Inscription on the base. Translation from register: 'The sea horses and... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2016

Porcelain vase with green 'celadon' glaze, China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi reign (1662-1722)

Porcelain vase with green 'celadon' glaze, China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi reign (1662-1722), Jingdezhen, China. Porcelain with celadon green glaze. Height: 24.1 cm. Museum number: C.429-1910 © V&A Images.  Porcelain vase with ovoidal shape, wide neck, and alternate vertical ribs and grooves on the body; the surface is covered by a 'celadon' green glaze. The base is unglazed, except for an inset medallion that bears a Chenghua mark painted in underglaze blue. This porcelain vase was made in the kilns... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2016

Lidded jar, Qing dynasty, 1650-1660

Lidded jar, China (Jingdezhen), Qing dynasty, 1650-1660. Porcelain, painted in underglaze blue and coloured enamels. Height: 42 cm, Diameter: 26.5 cm Museum number: 78&A-1883 © V&A Images.  This porcelain lidded jar is painted with numerous boys playing in a garden. The motif was popular for a long time in imperial China. This object is a fine example of technological achievement in ceramic decoration using a combination of cobalt blue and coloured enamels. It would have served as a storage jar.
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10 février 2016

Surviving Tudor turmoil: Historic Henry VIII panel leads Bonhams' first Oak Interior Sale

 A highly important Henry VIII parcel-gilt, polychrome-decorated and carved oak panel, circa 1545, possibly depicting King John, and reputedly from the London house of William Paulet, first Marques of Winchester (by 1488 – 1572). Estimate £20,000 - 30,000 (€26,000 - 38,000). Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- Beneath the intricate wooden carving and glimmers of worn gilt, the top lot in BonhamsNew Bond Street's first Oak Interior sale on 24 February tells a tale of 500 years of war, mystery and the British... [Lire la suite]