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11 décembre 2017

A fine and rare blue and white lobed ‘fruit and flower’ bowl, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 20. A fine and rare blue and white lobed ‘fruit and flower’ bowl, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); 22.5 cm, 8 7/8  in. Estimate 4,800,000 — 5,800,000 HKD (541,880 - 654,772 EUR). Sold 11,480,000 HKD (1,480,002 USD). Photo Sotheby's.  of conical form, the flaring sides rising from a gently pointed base to a six-lobed rim, all supported on a neat, slightly tapered foot, the interior centred with a medallion containing a flowering... [Lire la suite]

11 décembre 2017

'The Corner Stone'. A 54 Carat Asscher Cut Diamond

'The Corner Stone'. A 54 Carat Asscher Cut Diamond. © Samer Halimeh. This flawless stone carries a near perfect depth symmetry and is sought after by many collectors and industry specialists alike. Such a large asscher cut is not only rare but also historic. The Corner Stone once belonged to a famed Hollywood actress in the 70's. After her marriage was in jeopardy she decided to sell the stone to a friend who later in confidence handed the stone over to a diamond dealer. It was long thought to be gone or sold out of the... [Lire la suite]
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11 décembre 2017

'Panther Eye'. A 52 carat Pear Shape Diamond

'Panther Eye'. A 52 carat Pear Shape Diamond. © Samer Halimeh. This stone has a perfect pear shape symmetry. The beautiful and unique elongated geometry of this stone benefits the wearer’s fingers making them appear longer and slimmer. This stone has a uniform, symmetrical curves with no straight edges that make it extremely desired amongst collectors. This stone was commissioned by a Russian oligarch who is known to be passionate about wild cats and has been participating in numerous international associations to save... [Lire la suite]
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11 décembre 2017

'The Beating Heart'. A 75 carat Heart Shape Diamond

'The Beating Heart'. A 75 carat Heart Shape Diamond. © Samer Halimeh. This 75 carat heart shaped cut diamond is extremely rare due to its unique depth perspective. A master craftsman specializing in heart shape diamond cutting was brought to create a specific technique to achieve such perfect shape proportions. The uniqueness of this stone is that Mr. Halimeh himself will review the requests that are sent for this stone and will select only the buyer that passes the "purity of hearts intent". This stone is fully... [Lire la suite]
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11 décembre 2017

'Vivo Per Lei'. A 65 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond

'Vivo Per Lei'. A 65 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond. © Samer Halimeh. One of a kind emerald cut diamond with a total weight of over sixty-five carats. Hand Crafted from a two hundred carat rough diamond and engraved with “Vivo Per Lei” It took over 3 months to study the rough stone prior to its cutting process to ensure the best possible cut. The stone was originally commissioned and purchased by a nobleman from a European royal family for his wife. He named it Vivo per Lei as a sign of his loves devotion for her. Vivo per Lei... [Lire la suite]
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11 décembre 2017

A large pair of blue and white 'Dragon' jardinières, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 328. A large pair of blue and white 'Dragon' jardinières, Qing dynasty, 19th century; d. 53 cm, 20 7/8  in. Estimate 200,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot sold 325,000 HKD (34,931 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's each with deep rounded sides rising to a wide everted rim, the exterior painted with four ferocious dragons writhing amongst flames and scrolling clouds in pursuit of flaming pearls above tumultuous waves, below stylised angular scrolls formed from pairs of... [Lire la suite]

11 décembre 2017

A pair of blue and white 'Phoenix' bowls, marks and period of Guangxu (1875-1908)

Lot 327. A pair of blue and white 'Phoenix' bowls, marks and period of Guangxu (1875-1908); 17.4 cm, 6 7/8  in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 162,500 HKD (17,465 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's each of ogee form, the exterior painted with a pair of phoenix soaring amongst scrolling clouds, their long tails billowing in the wind, similarly decorated to the interior with a central medallion enclosing a swooping and a soaring phoenix amidst clouds, the base inscribed with... [Lire la suite]
11 décembre 2017

Two blue and white 'yen yen' vases, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 326. Two blue and white 'yen yen' vases, Qing dynasty, 19th century; 45.8 and 45 cm, 18 and 17 3/4  in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Lot sold 400,000 HKD (42,991 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's each of tall baluster form with an ovoid body tapering to the splayed foot and surmounted by a tall trumpet neck and flaring rim, skilfully painted with gnarled branches bearing blossoms against cobalt-blue dabs, one decorated with budding and blooming prunus, the other with... [Lire la suite]
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11 décembre 2017

An ormolu-mounted wucai 'Dragon' bottle vase, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 436. An ormolu-mounted wucai 'Dragon' bottle vase, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 35.5 cm, 14 in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 462,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's of pear shape with a truncated neck, painted with writhing five-clawed dragons amid meandering floral scrolls and auspicious emblems, the foot and rim with gilt-bronze mounts. Provenance: Christie's London, 10th June 1996, lot 89.   Sotheby's. Chinese Art including... [Lire la suite]
11 décembre 2017

An extremely rare yellow-ground and green-enamelled 'Dragon and Phoenix' double gourd vase, mark and period of Jiajing

Lot 435. An extremely rare yellow-ground and green-enamelled 'Dragon and Phoenix' double gourd vase, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566); 23.6 cm, 9 1/4  in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 100,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's the lower bulb of square form, the exterior incised and painted in green enamel against a yellow ground, depicting dragons and phoenix amid clouds below a ruyi band, the upper bulb similarly decorated with lotus scrolls below plantain leaves,... [Lire la suite]