26 mai 2009

A pair of elegant diamond ear pendants

A pair of elegant diamond ear pendants Each suspending a pear-shaped diamond weighing 10.03 and 10.02 carats, to the cushion-shaped diamond spacer and surmount weighing 1.12 and 1.10 carats, all within a micro pavé-set diamond surround, mounted in platinum, 3.9 cm long. Est. US$900,000-1,300,000. Price Realized $1,215,769Accompanied by four reports dated from 8 September 2005 to 14 August 2006 with the following detail:Report Date Weight Colour Clarity Cut14575598 14/08/06 10.03 D VS2 Pear14893141 31/06/06 10.02 D VS2... [Lire la suite]
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26 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 - Unsold NOTE: A closely related... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2009

Edito : 'Woman Machine' by Mark Pillai for DAZED & CONFUSED

De l'influence de Thierry Mugler sur les collections automne-hiver 2009/2010 Catsuit by Maison Martin Margiela; Metal Bra, Pants and Sleeve by Thierry Mugler Ready to Wear S/S 1991; Mask Custom Made for Dazed & Confused by Gareth Pugh Harness by Alexander McQueen; Dress worn underneath by Mark Fast; Gloves by Giorgio Armani; Trousers by Jitrois; Boots by Gareth Pugh; Mask and Armour custom made for Dazed & Confused by Gareth Pugh Dress by Hussein Chalayan; Boots by Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte Jumper by... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2009

An exceptional diamond and coloured diamond pendent necklace

An exceptional diamond and coloured diamond pendent necklace Suspending a briolette diamond weighing 14.99 carats, surmounted by a fancy deep purplish pink diamond weighing 0.42 carat, set between two brilliant-cut colourless diamonds, joined to the fine neckchain, mounted in 18k white and rose gold, 40.5 cm longAccompanied by report no. 2105520469 dated 20 January 2009 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the 14.99 carat diamond is D colour, internally flawless clarityNote no. 0903556 dated 3 March 2009 from... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2009

A parcel-gilt bronze lion incense burner and cover. Ming dynasty, 16th/17th century

A parcel-gilt bronze lion incense burner and cover. Ming dynasty, 16th/17th century cast standing four-square, the front legs holding down a long writhing serpent, the hinged head with large bulging eyes and mouth barring sharp teeth, details in gilt. 28cm., 11in. Est. 10,000—15,000 GBP - Unsold. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 13 May 09. London www.sothebys.com
26 mai 2009

An unmounted diamond weighing 15.02 carats

An unmounted diamond weighing 15.02 carats Estimate $1,322,052 - $1,944,194 - Price Realized $1,682,375 Accompanied by report no. 2105514589 dated 23 January 2009 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the 15.02 carat diamond is D colour, flawless clarity, with excellent cut and symmetryAlso accompanied by a supplemental letter stating the 15.02 carat diamond has been determined to be a type IIa. Type IIa diamonds are the most chemically pure type of diamond and often have exceptional optical transparency.... [Lire la suite]
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26 mai 2009

A rare dated archaistic bronze jue. Qianlong mark and period, dated 1737

A rare dated archaistic bronze jue. Qianlong mark and period, dated 1737 the U-shaped body with broad flaring mouth supported on three tall splayed legs, cast around the body with a key-fret band and to the underside of the spout with a nine character mark. 16cm., 6 3/8 in. Est. 1,500—2,500 GBP. Lot Sold 1,875 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 13 May 09. London www.sothebys.com
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26 mai 2009

A suite of exquisite coloured diamond jewellery

A suite of exquisite coloured diamond jewellery Comprising a necklace, the front suspending a line of four oval and marquise-cut green, pink, yellow and blue diamonds, all within a pavé-set pink diamond surround extending to the undulating neckchain, accented by multi-coloured diamonds; and a pair of ear pendants en suite, mounted in rose gold, necklace 42.0 and ear pendants 6.7 cm long. Est. $1,399,819 - $1,944,194 - Price Realized $1,900,125Accompanied by seventeen reports dated from 13 July 1995 to 7 May 2008 from the... [Lire la suite]
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26 mai 2009

A gilt-bronze ewer and cover. Ming dynasty, 16th century

A gilt-bronze ewer and cover. Ming dynasty, 16th century of Islamic metalware form, the pear-shaped body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall narrow waisted neck and everted tapering rim, set to one side with an elegant long S-shaped spout issuing from a monster mask and to the other with a similarly shaped handle terminating with a lingzhi spray, decorated around the exterior in medium relief with dense leafy lotus scrolls, the domed cover surmounted by a lion finial, the base cast with a four-character studio mark.... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2009

Lê Pho (Vietnam 1907-France 2001) Les pivoines (The peonies)

Lê Pho (Vietnam 1907-France 2001)  Les pivoines (The peonies) signed 'Le Pho' and signed again in Chinese (lower right), oil on canvas, 28¾ x 23½ in. (73 x 60 cm.). Estimate $15,554 - $20,738 - Price Realized $15,392 Christie's. Southeast Asian Modern and Contemporary Art. 24 May 2009. Convention Hall Hong Kong www.christies.com


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