07 novembre 2008

A 4.59 carats diamond ring

A 4.59 carats diamond ring Set with a brilliant-cut diamond weighing 4.59 carats, size L¾. Lot sold 12,250 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Jewels. 06 Nov 08. London - Photo courtesy Sotheby's. www.sothebys..com
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07 novembre 2008

Emerald and Diamond Ring

Emerald and Diamond Ring Centring on a square step-cut emerald, to shoulders set with epaulet-shaped diamonds, further highlighted with brilliant-cut stones, size M½. Lot Sold 5,000 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Jewels. 06 Nov 08. London - Photo courtesy Sotheby's. www.sothebys..com
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07 novembre 2008

Two Brooches, BUCCELLATI, 1960s

Two Brooches, BUCCELLATI, 1960s One with three flower heads each centring on a cabochon emerald, the petals accented with circular-cut sapphires, to a foliate surround set with single-cut diamonds, signed Buccellati, case by Buccellati; together with a brooch designed as a foliate spray set with rose-cut diamonds the two flower heads each set with a cultured pearl, signed Buccellati, case by Buccellati. Lot Sold 4,375 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Jewels. 06 Nov 08. London - Photo courtesy Sotheby's. www.sothebys..com
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07 novembre 2008

A Crackle-Glazed Bowl, 18th/19th Century

A Crackle-Glazed Bowl, 18th/19th Century with steep straight sides curving towards the short footrim, the pale greyish interior and exterior covered in a widely-crackled glaze, the white underside with underglaze blue four-character Yongzheng mark (1723-35) -- 5¼ in. (13.4 cm.) diam., wood stand. Price Realized  £1,500 ($2,378) Provenance : John Laycock Collection, Singapore Christie's. Chinese Art. 7 November 2008. London, South Kensington - image Christie's Ltd 2008 - www.christies.com
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07 novembre 2008

An Aubergine Glazed Bowl, Yongzheng Mark And Of The Period (1723-1735)

An Aubergine Glazed Bowl, Yongzheng Mark And Of The Period (1723-1735) raised on a low foot, decorated to the exterior with incised peony scrolls, covered overall except for the base with an aubergine opaque glaze, underglaze blue six-character mark to base -- 5½in. (13.9cm.) diam., wood stand. Price Realized £1,875 ($2,972) Provenance : John Laycock Collection, Singapore Christie's. Chinese Art. 7 November 2008. London, South Kensington - image Christie's Ltd 2008 - www.christies.com 
07 novembre 2008

A Small Celadon Glazed Censer, Qianlong Mark And Of The Period (1736-1795)

A Small Celadon Glazed Censer, Qianlong Mark And Of The Period (1736-1795) raised on a low foot, with globular body and slightly everted rim, covered overall with a thick celadon glaze, underglaze blue seal mark -- 2¾in. (6.9cm.) diam., wood stand. Price Realised : £6,000 ($9,510) Provenance : John Laycock Collection, Singapore Christie's. Chinese Art. 7 November 2008. London, South Kensington - image Christie's Ltd 2008 - www.christies.com


07 novembre 2008

Astor Courts redesigning

Astor Courts is a Beaux-Arts sporting pavilion set on 50 acres in Rhinebeck, N.Y. Conceived as a playground for the American aristocracy, the house has been newly restored by Sam White, the great-grandson of the original architect, Stanford White. Designed in 1902 for John Jacob Astor IV, the house has spectacular views, inside and out. A diamond-patterned terrace overlooks the Hudson River. Mr. Astor, a great-grandson and heir of the fur and real estate magnate, had only a short time to enjoy the... [Lire la suite]
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07 novembre 2008

A 'Famille-Verte' Waterpot . Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period

A 'Famille-Verte' Waterpot . Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period of squat cylindrical form, painted in bright enamels with boys playing with lotus, flags and ruyi in a fenced garde, the base with an apocryphal Chenghua mark.  9.4cm., 3 5/8 in. Lot sold 1,000 GBP PROVENANCE: Commander F Warrington-Strong DSC Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 05 Nov 08. London.  Photo courtesy Sotheby's. www.sothebys.com
07 novembre 2008

A 'Famille-Verte' Saucer Dish . Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period

A 'Famille-Verte' Saucer Dish . Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period brightly enamelled to the interior with a scholar leaning on rockwork and sipping a cup of wine, all within a fenced garden, the base with an apocryphal six-character Chenghua mark within a circle. 15.9cm., 6 1/4 in. Lot sold 4,375 GBP PROVENANCE: Commander F Warrington-Strong DSC. LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Compare to two dishes similarly painted with Chenghua marks in Li Yi-Hua Qing Porcelain of the Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong Periods from the Palace Museum... [Lire la suite]
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07 novembre 2008

A Massive 'Doucai' 'Dragon' Dish. Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period

A Massive 'Doucai' 'Dragon' Dish. Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period the gently curved sides rising from a short tapering foot to an everted rim, brightly painted and enamelled to the interior with a medallion enclosing a large scaly dragon grasping a 'pearl of wisdom' emblazoned with a shou character, encircled by nine large carp leaping from tumultuous foaming waves, the exterior with a band of foaming waves, the base with apocryphal six-character Chenghua mark within a circle. 55.5cm., 21 7/8 in. Lot Sold 30,000 GBP NOTE: This... [Lire la suite]
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