19 octobre 2010

Andrew Grima, six rings from the Collection of Laura Speiser

A ruby and diamond ring, Andrew Grima © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 the oval-shaped ruby within a surround of square-cut diamonds further accented with square and baguette-cut diamonds down the sides, completed by a broad bark-textured mount; signed Grima; ruby weighing approximately: 8.50 carats; estimated total diamond weight: 6.00 carats; mounted in eighteen karat bicolor gold; size 7 3/4 - Sold for $20,740 A ruby and diamond ring, Andrew Grima © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 the rectangular cabochon ruby... [Lire la suite]

19 octobre 2010

A fine carved rhinoceros horn cup with archaistic design and openwork handle, China, 18th ct.

A fine carved rhinoceros horn cup with archaistic design and openwork handle, China, 18th ct. photo courtesy Nagel both sides of the cup depicting taotie masks, the handle worked in the shape of two mythical beasts, so called chilong - H. 6,5 cm - Estimate € 8 000 Property from an old North German private collection Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 5th 2010 www.auction.de
19 octobre 2010

A very rare rhinoceros horn bowl, China, 17th ct. or earlier

A very rare rhinoceros horn bowl, China, 17th ct. or earlier. photo courtesy Nagel D. 12,5 cm - Estimate €18 000 - Property from an old European private collection - Rhinoceros horn vessels of this type are very rare, for a similar vessel from the Sackler collection see Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University Art Museum (1950.125.50), publ. Jan Chapman, The Art of Rhinoceros Horn Carving in China, London, 1999, pl. 309, p. 220 - Eine kleinere Schale aus der Thomas Fok Collection, publ. Thomas Fok... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2010

An agate, South Sea cultured pearl and eighteen karat gold objet d'art, Andrew Grima, circa 1990

An agate, South Sea cultured pearl and eighteen karat gold objet d'art, Andrew Grima, circa 1990 © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 the agate slice with central recessed area resembling a pond, at the edge of the water stands two baroque cultured pearl and gold Egrets, signed Grima - Estimate: $1,500 - 2,000. Sold for $3,660 Exhibition catalogue, Grima Retrospective, Goldsmiths' Hall, London, 1991, page 97, plate 294 for a sketch of a similar example. Bonhams. The Collection of Laura Speiser, featuring jewelry by Andrew... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2010

An agate, stibnite and eighteen karat gold objet d'art, Andrew Grima, circa 1989

An agate, stibnite and eighteen karat gold objet d'art, Andrew Grima, circa 1989. © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 the blackbird of stibnite with a gold worm in his mouth, perched above an agate geode resembling terrain with quartz-filled rivers; signed Grima. Estimate: $3,000 - 5,000. Sold for $6,710 Exhibition catalogue, Grima Retrospective, Goldsmiths' Hall, London, 1991, page 98, plate 298 for a sketch of a similar example. Bonhams. The Collection of Laura Speiser, featuring jewelry by Andrew Grima, 19 Oct 2010. New... [Lire la suite]
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19 octobre 2010

A fine carved rhinoceros horn Libation Cup with stem. China, 17th-18th ct.

A  fine carved rhinoceros horn Libation Cup with stem. China, 17th-18th ct. photo courtesy Nagel Fine openwork and relief carving of a leaf surrounded by buds, leafy and fruit stems - Libation cups with openwork stems are rather rare as these carvings demand much material. H. 19,2(22,5)cm - Estimate €25 000 / 35 000 Provenienz (German only): Aus einer alten Lichtensteiner Privatsammlung - Langstielige Becher sind aufgrund des großen Materialaufwandes bei durchbrochener Schnitzerei eher selten.... [Lire la suite]

19 octobre 2010

A rare and very fine carved rhinoceros horn Lotos-shaped water dropper, China, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th ct

A rare and very fine carved rhinoceros horn Lotos-shaped water dropper, China, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th ct, photo courtesy Nagel of dark honey colour, naturalistically carved as an inverted lotus leaf, on the outside with delicately executed veins in relief as well as 2 lotus. L. 14,5 cm - Estimate €80 000 / 120 000 Note (German only): Vgl. 'The complete collection of treasures of the Palace Museum, Bamboo, wood, ivory and rhinoceros horn carvings', Hong Kong: The Commercial Press, 2002, pl. 115, ein sehr... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2010

Harry Winston jewelry @ Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels & Jadeite, Hong Kong

Diamond bracelet, Harry Winston. photo courtesy Sotheby's The articulated bracelet composed of sixty-eight pear-shaped diamonds together weighing approximately 49.85 carats, mounted in platinum, length approximately 175mm. Estimate 1,800,000—2,200,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,180,000 HKD Sapphire, cultured pearl and diamond necklace, Harry Winston. photo courtesy Sotheby's Centring on a pear-shaped sapphire weighing 10.15 carats, surrounded by a cluster of brilliant-cut and pear-shaped diamonds, to a triple strand necklace... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2010

A fine blue and white meiping, Seal mark and period of Qianlong

A fine blue and white meiping, Seal mark and period of Qianlong. photo courtesy Sotheby's the broad shouldered gracefully tapering body rising from a recessed base to a narrow short waisted neck with everted rim, painted in the Ming style in rich tones of cobalt blue with detached flowering peony, camellia and prunus sprays above fruiting pomegranate, lychee and peach sprays, all between a stiff leaf band at the base and a lappet collar, the neck with four stylised floral sprigs, the base with an underglaze-blue seal mark;... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2010

A fine imperial blue and white meiping, China, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period.

A fine imperial blue and white meiping, China, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period. photo courtesy Nagel Finely potted with gently curved sides and broad high shoulders, rising to a short waisted neck with lipped rim, delicately painted in vivid tones of cobalt. H. 33 cm - Estimate € 60 000 / 100 000 Provenienz (German only): Aus einer alten süddeutschen Sammlung eines Industriellen, in den 1950-er Jahren erworben - Vgl. Sammlung Edward T. Chow publ. Beurdeley/Raindre 'Qing Porcelain',... [Lire la suite]