28 août 2011

A Twelve-panel Brown-ground Coromandel Lacquer Screen. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A Twelve-panel Brown-ground Coromandel Lacquer Screen.  Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Photo Sotheby's carved and painted in a colorful palette highlighted in gilt with a lively scene of a celebration in a palatial courtyard pavilion filled with ornamental rocks and trees, with an entourage of nobleman having arrived on horseback and escorted to the receiving hall, their attendants following behind shown crossing the footbridge bearing gifts, Guo Ziyi, the Tang dynasty hero, is portrayed seated in the central open pavilion being... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2011

Archeological Revival Gold and Citrine Fringe Necklace

  Archeological Revival Gold and Citrine Fringe Necklace. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York The braided mesh necklace supporting 14 flexibly-set oval citrines within rope-twist gold, spaced by polished gold drop-shaped pendants, with maker's mark and French assay mark, approximately 29 dwt. Length 14 inches.  Estimate $6,000-8,000 Doyle New York. Important Estate Jewelry - Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 10am. www.doylenewyork.com
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28 août 2011

A 'Huanghuali' Recessed-leg long Table (qiaotouan). Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

A 'Huanghuali' Recessed-leg long Table (qiaotouan). Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century. Photo Sotheby's the narrow single plank top with molded edges terminating in everted flanges and supported on trestles, the square legs with beaded edges and raised double beading to the center joined by molded humped shoe foot, framing an openwork beaded-edge panel, well-carved with a scaly qilin prancing on rocks, cash, ingots and waves beneath scrolling clouds, the straight apron with a beaded edge terminating with ruyi-scroll spandrels,... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2011

Renaissance Revival Gold, Pearl, Multicolored Pearl, Diamond and Enamel Pendant-Brooch

  Renaissance Revival Gold, Pearl, Multicolored Pearl, Diamond and Enamel Pendant-Brooch. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York The circular-shaped mount centering a black enamel dome surmounted by a diamond-set star, encircled by rose-cut diamonds, accented by 3 semi-baroque pearls approximately 9.0 mm. and 3 dark gray, pinkish-brown and taupe pearls approximately 5.0 mm., joined by pairs of old-mine cut diamonds edged by red enamel, within a black enamel circle decorated with gold dots, spaced by old-mine cut diamonds, suspending... [Lire la suite]
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28 août 2011

A fine pair of 'Huanghuali' yokeback armchairs (Sichutouguanmaoyi). 17th century

A fine pair of 'Huanghuali' yokeback armchairs (Sichutouguanmaoyi). 17th century. Photo Sotheby's each finely carved, the undulating bow-shaped toprail with flattened headrest and rounded terminals, supported on an elegantly curved back splat and tapered stiles, extending to S-shaped armrails held by the curved front posts with lobed brackets and mid-section support, the front and back posts continuing through the rectangular cane seat to form the legs of square section, the side aprons and spandrels set with simple beading, the... [Lire la suite]

28 août 2011

Pair of Antique Gold, Black Onyx, Turquoise and Diamond Pendant-Earrings

Pair of Antique Gold, Black Onyx, Turquoise and Diamond Pendant-Earrings. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York Topped by 2 collet-set old-mine cut diamonds, joined by 2 round cabochon black onyx buttons approximately 19.8 mm., encircled by numerous small round turquoise, flanked by 4 small old European-cut diamonds, suspending 2 drop-shaped black onyx pendants approximately 33.0 x 8.8 mm., with gold and turquoise caps, the reverse with delicate gold wirework.  Estimate $3,000-4,000 Doyle New York. Important Estate Jewelry -... [Lire la suite]
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28 août 2011

Hogan by Karl Lagerfeld, Fall 2011/Winter 2012

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28 août 2011

A fine and rare Huanghuali wasted daybed (Ta). 17th century

A fine and rare Huanghuali wasted daybed (Ta). 17th century. Photo Sotheby's the rectangular soft cane sleeping surface within a frame with molded edge, above a wide apron and beaded lower edge, on square-section tapered cabriole legs ending in ball feet with pointed hoof toes, the underside with four transverse braces, the wood a warm, honey-brown color with a smooth patina. Height 20 1/4 in., 51.4 cm; Width 85 1/2 in., 217.2 cm; Depth 43 1/2 in., 110.5 cm. Estimate 400,000-600,000 USD PROVENANCE: Property from a... [Lire la suite]
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28 août 2011

Antique Gold, Turquoise and Diamond Snake Bracelet

Antique Gold, Turquoise and Diamond Snake Bracelet. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York Fashioned of gold layered scale-shaped links, terminating in a snake head engraved with a stylized floral design, accented by three tapered bands of round turquoise and rose-cut diamond eyes, its mouth grasping a gold heart pendant engraved with a scroll motif, accented by cabochon turquoise, reverse with glazed compartment with woven hair, one small turquoise missing, approximately 14.8 dwt. Length 7 3/4 inches. With original fitted box. ... [Lire la suite]
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