04 octobre 2008

Pair of jadeite "peapod" and diamond pendant earrings

Pair of jadeite "peapod" and diamond pendant earrings Each suspending an emerald green jadeite carved as a peapod of very fine translucency, surmounted by a cut-cornered triangular-shaped diamond, encircled with brilliant-cut diamonds extending to the hook surmount, mounted in 18 karat white gold - peapods approximately 31.35 x 10.68 x 6.84 and 32.00 x 10.12 x 6.38mm - Estimate : 350,000—420,000 HKD Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels & Jadeite. 07 Oct 08. Hong Kong - www.sothebys.com
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04 octobre 2008

A pair of scarlet and gilt-japanned etageres by Susan Huggins, New York, 1998

A pair of scarlet and gilt-japanned etageres by Susan Huggins, New York, 1998 Each with a pagoda top and three graduated shelves above a pair of doors, both inscribed on the backs 'S. Huggins 10/6/98' - 88 in. (223 cm.) high, 24 in. (61 cm.) wide, 15½ in. (39.5 cm.) deep (2) - Estimate : $8,000 - $12,000 Provenance : Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 6 April 2005, lot 844. Notes : These etageres are replicas of the pair made for the Duke and Duchess of Windsor for their residence at 24, Boulevard Suchet, Paris, and... [Lire la suite]
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04 octobre 2008

Jadeite and diamond ring

Jadeite and diamond ring Set with a highly translucent jadeite plaque of deep emerald green colour, amid a brilliant-cut diamond-set support, to cross-shaped shoulders pavé-set with brilliant-cut diamonds, mounted in 18 karat white gold - plaque approximately 18.16 x 12.04 x 3.20mm - Estimate : 100,000—150,000 HKD Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels & Jadeite. 07 Oct 08. Hong Kong - www.sothebys.com
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04 octobre 2008

A bronze figure of Saint Mark's horse. Italian, probably 17th century

A bronze figure of Saint Mark's horse. Italian, probably 17th century On a later red marble base - 9½ in. (24 cm.) high, 9½ in. (24 cm.) wide; 13½ in. (34 cm.) high overall, 11 in. (28 cm.) wide overall - Estimate : $15,000 - $25,000  Notes : The famous bronze horses of San Marco, standing five feet in height, were probably cast originally for the Arch of Nero in Rome. Constantine the Great had them removed to Byzantium, and in 1204 Doge Dandolo on his conquest of Constantinople had them brought back to Venice. They... [Lire la suite]
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04 octobre 2008

Jadeite carving

Jadeite carving Carved as a pair of mythical gods in harmonious union, of translucent celadon tone material with patches of russet and traces of deeper green colour, decorated with a gourd, lotus flowers, leaves and lingzhi ruyi heads, further enhanced with billowing clouds - carving approximately 73.90 x 80.75 x 37.66mm; wooden stand approximately 90.25 x 47.76 x 27.61mm - Estimate : 80,000—120,000 HKD Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels & Jadeite. 07 Oct 08. Hong Kong - www.sothebys.com
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04 octobre 2008

An enamel of Christ on the road to calvary. Limoges, mid-16th century

An enamel of Christ on the road to calvary. Limoges, mid-16th century Within a later ebonized and giltwood frame - 10½ in. (27.5 cm.) high, 8½ in. (21.5 cm.) wide; 15¾ in. (40 cm.) high, 13¼ in. (34 cm.) wide overall  - Provenance : Anonymous sale; Christie's London, 5 December 1995, lot 52. Notes : The composition of the present plaque is based on Raphael's altarpiece of the same subject, known as Lo Spasimo di Sicilia (Madrid, Museo del Prado), probably by way of Agostino Veneziano's engraving of the... [Lire la suite]
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04 octobre 2008

Two carved jadeite plaques

Two carved jadeite plaques The oval jadeite plaque of opaque emerald green colour carved with dragon motifs to the front and the reverse, atop a carved Kirin (a Chinese unicorn), symbolised longevity, strung on a black cord decorated with a pink tourmaline bead; the rectangular jadeite plaque of similar colour and translucency carved with dragon and lingzhi-ruyi motifs on both sides, strung on a black cord decorated with a carved citrine quartz. (2) - oval and rectangular plaque approximately 62.00 x 33.83 x 13.46 and 61.68... [Lire la suite]
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04 octobre 2008

A pair of french ormolu-mounted and gold-japanned and parcel-gilt small side cabinets, each stamped "Jansen", 20th century

A pair of french ormolu-mounted and gold-japanned and parcel-gilt small side cabinets, each stamped "Jansen", 20th century Each with a pair of doors enclosing a shelf, on short cabriole legs, each stamped '78367', one stamped twice, the ormolu mounts probably later - 35½ in. (90 cm.) high, 30 in. (76 cm.) wide, 13½ in. (34 cm.) deep (2) - Estimate : $20,000 - $40,000 Christie's. European Furniture, Works of Art, and Tapestriesincluding Jansen: the past reimagined. 7 October 2008. New York, Rockefeller Plaza -... [Lire la suite]
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04 octobre 2008

Black jadeite, jadeite and diamond pendant and a matching ring

Black jadeite, jadeite and diamond pendant and a matching ring The pendant set with a faceted oval black jadeite cabochon, within a stylised frame pavé-set with brilliant-cut diamonds extending to the surmount, highlighted by an oval jadeite cabochon of emerald green colour and fine translucency, accompanied by a black cord, length approximately 530mm; the matching ring set with a faceted oval black jadeite cabochon, surrounded by brilliant-cut diamonds, flanked on each side with a circular jadeite cabochon of emerald green... [Lire la suite]
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04 octobre 2008

A pair of french ormolu-mounted fruitwood and black and polychrome-lacquered side cabinet. Each stamped "Jansen", early 20th c.

A pair of french ormolu-mounted fruitwood and black and polychrome-lacquered side cabinet. Each stamped "Jansen", early 20th century Of Louis XVI style, each with a bleu turquin marble top - 40 in. (102 cm.) high, 29 in. (74 cm.) wide, 10¼ in. (26 cm.) deep (2) - Estimate : $25,000 - $40,000 Christie's. European Furniture, Works of Art, and Tapestriesincluding Jansen: the past reimagined. 7 October 2008. New York, Rockefeller Plaza - www.christies.com