10 octobre 2009

Red jadeite @ Sotheby's Hong Kong

Red jadeite, cultured baroque pearl and diamond 'moth' brooch Modelled as a large stylised moth, the wings composed of two semi-translucent jadeite plaques of orangy-russet tone, centred by a cultured baroque pearl of silver grey colour, draped with brilliant-cut diamonds, mounted in 18 karat blackened gold. Plaques approximately 63.96 x 42.81 x 2.82mm and 64.02 x 42.30 x 2.73mm. Est. 90,000—120,000 HKD - Sold 112,500 HKD Accompanied by Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory certificate numbered SJ 4495, dated 12 August... [Lire la suite]
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10 octobre 2009

An Imperial 'realgar' glass mallet vase Palace Workshops. Mark and period of Qianlong

An Imperial 'realgar' glass mallet vase. Palace Workshops. Mark and period of Qianlong. photo Sotheby's of opaque brilliant fiery orange, yellow ochre and chrysochlorous greenish-gold colour glass swirled together resembling the realgar mineral, the body of beehive-domed form rising to a slender cylindrical neck with a rolled lip, the slightly recessed footrim wheel-cut with a four-character Qianlong nianzhi reign mark in regular script enclosed within double squares, (fitted box).  19.5 cm., 7 5/8 in. Est.... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2009

A superb blue and white palace bowl, mark and period of Chenghua

A superb blue and white palace bowl, mark and period of Chenghua masterfully potted with smooth rounded sides, gracefully rising from a tapered foot to a slightly flared rim, superbly painted in characteristic soft tones of cobalt-blue in outlines infilled with wash, the exterior with a gently undulating meander of musk mallow, the four blossoms in full bloom with tender flaring petals, interspersed with star-shaped leaves, each bloom with a leaf delicately tucked and partially concealed behind, all between... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2009

A Trove of Rare Treasures on Offer at Christie's in November

An Urbino Maiolica istoriato piatto, circa 1540, possibly from the workshop of Francesco Duranto. Estimate: £12,000-18,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2009 LONDON.- Christie’s announces the second Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes sale on November 17, 2009, presenting collectors and connoisseurs with an incredible opportunity to add to their collections with a wide-range of important, rare, and unique treasures with exceptional provenance. This follows the inaugural sale in... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2009

A spectacular "D-Flawless" unmounted brilliant-cut diamond weighing 28.88 carats

A spectacular "D-Flawless" unmounted brilliant-cut diamond weighing 28.88 carats. photo Sotheby's Estimate: 29,000,000—35,000,000 HKD - Sold 36,500,000 HKD NOTE: Accompanied by GIA report numbered 5101839274, dated 27 August 2009, stating that the 28.88 carat diamond is D colour, Flawless clarity, with Excellent Cut, Polish and Symmetry; with additional diamond type classification report stating that this diamond has been determined to be a Type lla diamond. Type lla diamonds are the most chemically pure type of... [Lire la suite]
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10 octobre 2009

Imperial White Jade Double-Dragon Seal for Sale at Bonhams

The short reign of the Guangxu Emperor was witness to one of the most disruptive periods in the dynasty. LONDON.- The wise words – ‘Love your people as you would your own children’ - on the seal of a Chinese Emperor who ruled a century ago were not enough to save his reign during the Boxer Rebellion around 1900. The Imperial white jade double-dragon seal is estimated to sell for £100,000 to £150,000 at Bonhams sale of Fine Chinese Art in New Bond Street on 5th November during Asian Art week in London. Asaph Hyman,... [Lire la suite]
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