Alain.R.Truong

28 juillet 2016

'Brilliant! The future of Italian jewelery' at La Triennale di Milano

Installation view "Brilliant! The Futures of Italian Jewellery". Photo by Giulia Napoli On the occasion of the XXI International Exposition, Triennale di Milano presents the exhibition Brilliant! The Futures of Italian Jewellery. The selected jewels are emblematic of the future scenarios awaiting Italian jewellery, which are: Admirable Manufacturing, Everyday Beauty, Avant Craft, Precious Technologies and Collective Creativity. The queen of all is the necklace, the most representative jewel of Italian goldsmithing. ... [Lire la suite]

27 juillet 2016

A robin's-egg glazed circular box and cover, 19th-20th century

Lot 130. A robin's-egg glazed circular box and cover, 19th-20th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016  The finely potted circular box is evenly covered in a mottled bright turquoise and deep blue glaze. 4 in. (10.2 cm.) diam. There is a tiny chip to the foot rim. There is some minor general age-related surface wear. Otherwise, this is in overall fairly good condition. Estimation: USD 1,000 - 1,500 Christie's on line. The Art of China.
27 juillet 2016

A pair of archaistic faux bronze vases, 19th century

Lot 129. A pair of archaistic faux bronze vases, 19th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016  Each vase is of semi-flattened form and molded with two ring handles at the shoulders. Each is decorated with taotie masks and pendant blades in gold on a dark blue ground, with imitation encrustation in turquoise enamel on areas of the exterior, interior of the neck and the base. There are apocryphal Qianlong seal marks on the bases. 12 ¼ in. (31.1 cm.) high (2). Both: minor surface wear to... [Lire la suite]
27 juillet 2016

A 'robin's egg'-glazed figure of Zhenwu, 18th-19th century

Lot 127. A 'robin's egg'-glazed figure of Zhenwu, 18th-19th century.  Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016  The figure is seated on a three-panel throne with a snake-coiled tortoise at his feet, all raised on a rectangular plinth. Details of the figure, the back of the throne and the plinth are covered with a mottled turquoise and blue glaze; the remaining is covered in a dark brown glaze with traces of gold. 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) high. Aeas of touch up to both sides of the figure, the figure's proper left foot,... [Lire la suite]
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27 juillet 2016

Damiani's Emozioni floral-inspired diamond rings

Damiani. Emozioni ruby ring with diamonds (POA) A juicy pink oval-shaped ruby takes centre stage in this dramatic, floral-inspired cocktail ring in white gold. Each petal has a marquise-cut diamond encircled by round brilliant diamonds - an innovative diamond-setting technique employed by Damiani to give the impression, from a distance, that the marquise diamonds are larger. There is also an emerald and blue sapphire version of this ring available in the Emozioni collection.  Damiani's Emozioni floral-inspired... [Lire la suite]
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27 juillet 2016

A flambé-glazed bottle vase, 19th century

Lot 125. A flambé-glazed bottle vase, 19th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016  The vase is covered on the exterior in a deep crushed-strawberry-red tone glaze subtly streaked in purple and in milky blue, thinning at the mouth rim and over the rim to a mushroom tone. The base is covered in a similar mushroom-tone glaze suffused with crackle. 11 ½ in. (29.2 cm.) high. Appears to be in overall good condition. Estimation: USD 2,000 - 3,000 Christie's on line. The Art of China.

27 juillet 2016

A small iron-rust-glazed bottle vase, 18th century

Lot 123. A small iron-rust-glazed bottle vase, 18th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016  The globular vase is surmounted with a cylindrical neck that slightly flares toward the mouth and covered on the exterior in an iron-rust glaze below the white mouth rim. 8 in. (20.3 cm.) high. Some fritting and light wear to the mouth rim; - a chip and a few nicks to the foot rim; light surface scratches; '171-34-5944' is inscribed on the base and only visible under UV light... [Lire la suite]
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27 juillet 2016

A Dehua archaistic gu-form vase, 18th-19th century

Lot 122. A Dehua archaistic gu-form vase, 18th-19th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016  The octagonal vase is molded around the central section withtaotie masks between leaf-shaped lappets on the flaring neck and foot. 18 7/8 in. (48 cm.) high. There is a firing crack which is visible around the base of the interior and across one side of the exterior base, which has been in-filled. Estimation: USD 6,000 - 8,000 Christie's on line. The Art of China.
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27 juillet 2016

A blue and white bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 114. A blue and white bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016  The bowl is decorated on the exterior with lotus, peony, prunus and chrysanthemum sprays, all below a carved diaper band beneath the rim. The interior is decorated with the immortal He Xiangu on the well and babao around the raised, dome-shape center. 7 ½ in. (19 cm.) diam. Two firing cracks on the interior and a few pin prick holes; a few short glaze gaps on the exterior; a few imperfections... [Lire la suite]
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27 juillet 2016

BAYCO. Monochrome Lotus collection

Bayco's Monochrome Lotus collection features earrings set with either rubies, sapphires or emeralds (POA). BAYCO. Monochrome Lotus ruby earrings (POA). The Monochrome Lotus collection, from New York-based coloured gemstone specialist Bayco, features jewels that are crafted using a specific colour, rather than based around a single gem. This pair of ruby earrings features a central ruby surrounded by minature pavé rubies, edged with tiny white diamonds.  BAYCO. Monochrome Lotus... [Lire la suite]