09 septembre 2010

Two Coral snuff bottles. 1750-1820

A Coral snuff bottle. 1750-1820. photo courtesy Sotheby's of flattened rectangular form, carved on one face with two birds perched among prunus branches, and on the other with two butterflies amongst peony, the eyes of the birds and other details skillfully picked out using the pale whitish highlights in the otherwise dark salmon pink material;  height 2 1/2 in., 6.4 cm - Estimate 15,000 - 25,000 USD PROVENANCE: Eric Young Collection. Sotheby's Hong Kong, 28th October 1993, lot 1106. NOTE: The present bottle... [Lire la suite]
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09 septembre 2010

Coral jewelry @ Doyle New York

Antique Carved Coral and Black Onyx Bead Necklace. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York Composed of ten carved coral flowers approximately 49.0 x 32.0 mm. to 34.0 x 22.3 mm., spaced by black onyx beads flanked by coral beads, suspending one carved coral flower approximately 78.0 x 40.0 mm. Length 24 1/2 inches. Estimate $10,000-15,000 The Collection of Dr. Ruth Lax Art Deco Gold, Coral, Tiger's-Eye and Black Enamel Bracelet. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York 18 kt., composed of three arced rectangular gold panels,... [Lire la suite]
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09 septembre 2010

Chinese Coral Carving of a Demon & a Vase, 19th Century

Chinese Coral Carving of a Demon. 19th Century. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York  Shown standing on billowing clouds, holding a rope and sword, dressed in a long dhoti tied at the waist, the chest exposed with a dragon resting over his shoulders, the intense facial expression beneath long and upswept hair. Height 5 1/4 inches. Estimate $600-800 Minute chips to dorsal fin of dragon, very good color. Chinese Coral Carving of a Vase. 19th Century. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York The slender vase filled with... [Lire la suite]
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09 septembre 2010

Chinese coral figural carving & coral snuff bottle. Qing dynasty

Chinese coral figural carving. Late Qing dynasty. Photo courtesy Freeman & Co Carved to depict a child in traditional dress with one leg raised and bearing a peach bough. H: 4 3/4 in. Estimate $1,000-1,500 Piece glued to wood base; minor surface wear Chinese coral snuff bottle. Qing dynasty. Photo courtesy Freeman & Co Small bottle of sleeve vase form with birds and floral adornment; with carved turquoise lid. H: 2 1/4 in. Estimate $1,000-1,500 Samuel T. Freeman & Company. Fine & Decorative... [Lire la suite]
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09 septembre 2010

Takachi Murakami à Versailles

Takashi MURAKAMI - Tongari-Kun 2003 - 2004, Fibre de verre, acier et huile, acrylique et peinture uréthane - 700 x 350 cm © 2003 - 2004 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All right reserved. Photo: Florian Kleinefenn - Salon d'Hercule / Château de Versailles "Pour un japonais, y compris moi, le Château de Versailles est l’un des plus grands symboles de l’histoire occidentale. C’est l’emblème d’une ambition d’élégance, de sophistication et d’art dont la plupart d’entre nous ne pouvons que rêver.Bien sûr nous comprenons... [Lire la suite]
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09 septembre 2010

Chinese scholars rocks on stand @ Freeman & Co

Large Chinese scholars rock on stand. photo courtesy Freeman & Co grey stone on rosewood base. Stone L: 20 in. Estimate $800-1,200 Chinese scholars rock on hardward stand. photo courtesy Freeman & Co Grey open work rock on carved stand. H: 11 in. Estimate $400-800 PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Virginia Minor wear and chipping to surface; no apparent cracks, breaks or repairs Chinese scholars rock on stand. photo courtesy Freeman & Co Of mountain form on hardwood stand. L: 12 in.... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2010

Flawless Six Carat Diamond Never Before Seen at Auction is Highlight of Bonhams September SaleFlawless Six Carat Diamond Never B

A magnificent diamond single-stone ring, circa 1940. Estimate: £150,000 - 200,000. photo courtesy Bonhams A magnificent late art deco diamond ring is the highlight of the Bonhams Fine Jewellery sale which will take place in New Bond Street on September 22nd. The Asscher-cut diamond, weighing 6.82 carats, is D colour, potentially flawless and Type IIa. Type IIa diamonds are the most chemically pure type of diamond and possess exceptional optical transparency. Famous gem diamonds that are Type IIa include the Cullinan I... [Lire la suite]


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