11 mai 2009

A set of five kinrande dishes. Ming dynasty, 16th century

A set of five kinrande dishes. Ming dynasty, 16th century the rounded sides of each rising to a flared rim, painted to the centre with blue foliate scrolls, below a wide band of ruyi-shaped panels on a diaper ground in iron-red, gilt, turquoise and green enamel, Japanese wood box. 19.1cm., 7 1/2 in. Est. 5,000—7,000 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 13 May 09. London www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's.
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11 mai 2009

Pair of ruby and diamond pendent ear clips, Bulgari

Pair of ruby and diamond pendent ear clips, Bulgari Each surmount of cluster design, set with an oval ruby bordered by oval and brilliant-cut diamonds, suspending a pendant drop set with a pear-shaped ruby and similar diamonds, mounted in platinum, signed Bulgari. Est. 60,000—90,000 CHF Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels And A Celebration of Taste and , Magnificent Jewels from a Private Collection. 12 May 09. Geneva www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's
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11 mai 2009

A fine pair of 'famille-rose' wall vases. Qianlong seal marks and period

A fine pair of 'famille-rose' wall vases. Qianlong seal marks and period each of flat-backed lobed baluster form with tall flaring neck set with a pair of tubular handles and supported on a pierced simulated wood stand, brightly enamelled to the front face with leafy lotus strapwork reserved on a rich crimson ground between ruyi and lotus-lappet bands, the reverse pierced for suspension and enamelled with tiny florets reserved on a crimson ground, the interior glazed turquoise. 21cm., 8 1/4 in. Est. 30,000—50,000 GBP NOTE:... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2009

Important 10.95 carats cushion-shaped ruby and diamond ring

Important 10.95 carats cushion-shaped ruby and diamond ring The cushion-shaped ruby weighing 10.95 carats set between baguette and trapeze diamond shoulders, mounted in yellow gold and platinum, size 51½. Accompanied by Gübelin report no. 0801574 and AGTA report no. 11017110, both stating that the ruby is of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating. Est. 575,000—800,000 CHF Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels And A Celebration of Taste and , Magnificent Jewels from a Private Collection. 12 May 09. Geneva... [Lire la suite]
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11 mai 2009

A rare iron-red and green enamelled nine dragon dish. Jiajing mark and period

A rare iron-red and green enamelled nine dragon dish. Jiajing mark and period with rounded sides rising to a slightly flaring rim, the interior painted with a striding five claw dragon, amongst flame scrolls over breaking waves, the exterior with eight similar smaller dragons. 16.3cm., 6 3/8 in. Est. 20,000—30,000 GBP PROVENANCE: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 17th November 1975, lot 29. Sotheby's London, 9th June 1987, lot 236. EXHIBITED: Exhibition of Ancient Chinese Ceramics from the Collection of the Kau Chi Society... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2009

Portfolio : Heidi Klum in Vogue Germany June 2009 issue

photos Alexi Lubomirski (Desire Me), Paola Kudacki (L.A. Confidential), Claudia Knoepfel & Stefan Indlekofer (Rodeo Drive), and Francesco Carrozzini (Heidi).


11 mai 2009

Important Pair of diamond pendent earrings, Harry Winston, circa 1975

Important Pair of diamond pendent earrings, Harry Winston, circa 1975 Each surmount designed as a cluster of pear- and marquise-shaped diamonds, two of the pear-shaped stones weighing respectively 2.24 and 2.76 carats, suspending a detachable pendant set with a marquise- and a pear-shaped diamond, the pear-shaped stones weighing respectively 8.43 and 8.91 carats, mounted in platinum, unsigned, maker's marks for Jacques Timey. Estimate Upon Request Accompanied by four GIA reports: nos. 1102517646 and 1102517644 stating that... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2009

A rare polychrome yellow-ground 'dragon' dish. Wanli mark and period

A rare polychrome yellow-ground 'dragon' dish. Wanli mark and period the rounded sides rising from a short foot to a slightly everted rim, freely enamelled to the interior in aubergine, turquoise, green and black with a medallion enclosing two scaly dragons writhing amidst clouds above rocks and foaming waves, encircled in the well by six dragon roundels and all reserved on a rich egg-yolk yellow ground, the exterior with leafy fruit and flower sprays. 26cm., 10 1/4 in. Est. 4,000—6,000 GBP NOTE: A closely related example,... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2009

Magnificent Diamond necklace/bracelet, Harry Winston, circa 1975

Magnificent Diamond necklace/bracelet, Harry Winston, circa 1975 The front set with eleven marquise-shaped diamonds weighing respectively 1.70, 1.97, 1.98, 2.27, 2.79, 2.94, 4.26, 4.36, 4.14, 4.51 and 6.09 carats, alternating with clusters of pear-shaped, circular- and brilliant-cut stones, the back row set with similar diamonds, mounted in platinum, length approximately 435mm, unsigned, pochette, detaches into five sections, the front part to be worn as a bracelet measuring approximately 165mm, the remaining parts to be... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2009

A pair of 'doucai' cups. Kangxi marks and period

A pair of 'doucai' cups. Kangxi marks and period each delicately potted with deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted rim, delicately painted around the exterior with leafy floral medallions between double lines at the foot and rim. 7.5cm., 3in. Est. 15,000—20,000 GBP PROVENANCE: Private Collection, England. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 13 May 09. London www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's.
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