10 octobre 2008

A sapphire and diamond ring

A sapphire and diamond ring centering a cut-cornered square-shaped sapphire, weighing 14.01 carats, within a surround of round brilliant-cut diamonds; estimated total diamond weight: 3.40 carats; mounted in platinum. Estimate: $45,000 - 55,000 Accompanied by GRS (GemResearch Swisslab) report #2006-010428, dated January 3, 2006, stating: Sri Lankan origin, no indications of heat treatment. (Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved) Bonhams.  Fine Jewelry, 14 Oct... [Lire la suite]
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10 octobre 2008

A roman marble torso of Dionysos circa 1st century A.D.

A roman marble torso of Dionysos. circa 1st century A.D. Christie's Images Ltd. 2008 The youthful nude god standing with weight on right leg, hair falling in long tresses onto both shoulders and at back of neck, mounted15¾ in. (40 cm.) high - Estimate £40,000 - £60,000 ($69,000 - $103,500) Provenance: Collection of Dieter Wyss (1923-1994), acquired in Basel in the mid-1970s; and thence by descent to the present owners. Christie's. Antiquities. 13 October 2008. London, King Street  - www.christie's.com
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10 octobre 2008

An emerald and diamond ring

An emerald and diamond ring centering a cut-cornered rectangular-cut emerald, weighing 15.77 carats, within a two-tiered surround of round brilliant-cut diamonds, and completed by a tapered mount; estimated total diamond weight: 3.70 carats; mounted in platinum. Estimate: $40,000 - 60,000 Accompanied by AGTA Identification report #96050211, dated July 17, 2008, stating: Colombian origin, moderate clarity enhancement. (Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved) Bonhams. ... [Lire la suite]
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10 octobre 2008

A rare complete imperial riding saddle and bridle. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A rare complete imperial riding saddle and bridle. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Photo Courtesy Sotheby's  the elaborately carved cinnabar-red lacquer saddle decorated with exquisite peony blooms all naturalistically rendered, reserved against a leiwen ground, the saddle tree similarly decorated, the back end of the tree attached with two gilt-bronze floral buckles securing short leather straps, the top of the saddle edged in bronze with finely chased floral scrolls picked out in gilt, opposite a finely incised floral... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2008

A pink tourmaline and diamond ring

A pink tourmaline and diamond ring centering a cushion-shaped pink tourmaline within a surround, shoulders and gallery of round brilliant-cut diamonds, accented by half-moon diamond shoulders; estimated total diamond weight: 2.70 carats; mounted in platinum. - Estimate: $7,500 - 9,500 (Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved) Bonhams.  Fine Jewelry, 14 Oct 2008. San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York - www.bonhams.com
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10 octobre 2008

An egyptian copper alloy striding hippopotamus Middle Kingdom, Dynasty XII, circa 1985-1773 B.C

An egyptian copper alloy striding hippopotamus. Middle Kingdom, Dynasty XII, circa 1985-1773 B.C. Christie's Images Ltd. 2008 The rounded animal with protruding eyes and flaring nostrils, an incised line indicating the mouth, with small rounded ears and short tail, the underside of the feet with tangs for attachment, mounted - 3¾ in. (8.5 cm.) long - Estimate  £150,000 - £200,000 ($258,750 - $345,000) Provenance: Collection of Madame Marion Schuster, Lausanne, and thence by descent to Madame Antoinette Schuster: sold... [Lire la suite]

10 octobre 2008

An emerald and diamond ring

An emerald and diamond ring centering a pear-shaped emerald within a cluster surround of baguette, marquise and round brilliant-cut diamonds; emerald weighing approximately: 4.95 carats; estimated total diamond weight: 3.75 carats; mounted in eighteen karat white gold. - Estimate: $3,000 - 5,000 (Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved) Bonhams.  Fine Jewelry, 14 Oct 2008. San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York - www.bonhams.com
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10 octobre 2008

A magnificent and imperial tribute gilt-brass musical and automaton table clock. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A magnificent and imperial tribute gilt-brass musical and automaton table clock. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Photo Courtesy Sotheby's 6 3/4 inch dial with well pierced gilt-steel hands and paste-set bexel, a painted automaton scene above galleons sailing through choppy water while equestrian figures pass by on a bridge above flanked by trees and chinoiseries figures against a mirrored background, the principal three train fusee movement with six pillars, verge escapement, bell striking and playing one of six tunes on nine... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2008

An attic red-figure column krater, attributed to the Boreas painter . circa 460 b.c.

An Attic red-figure column krater, attributed to the Boreas painter . circa 460 B.C. Christie's Images Ltd. 2008 Side A: a departure scene showing a draped woman wearing finely pleated chiton and himation, hair bound in a band, offering a phiale to a naked youth, a chlamys draped over his shoulders, wearing band in his hair with curly fringe and tendrils falling in front of his ears, holding a long staff, bearded draped figures either side, each holding a short stick, a laden bag hanging in the field Side B: three youths,... [Lire la suite]
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10 octobre 2008

A color treated greenish-yellow diamond and diamond ring

A color treated greenish-yellow diamond and diamond ring centering a modified rectangular-cut greenish-yellow diamond within a micro-pavé diamond surround and eternity mount; mounted in eighteen karat white gold; size 6.- Estimate: $5,000 - 7,000 (Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved) Bonhams.  Fine Jewelry, 14 Oct 2008. San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York - www.bonhams.com
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