02 novembre 2011

A Transitional blue and white slender cylindrical brush holder. Circa 1640

A Transitional blue and white slender cylindrical brush holder. Circa 1640.  Photo Bonhams Delicately pencilled on one side with a boy riding a buffalo beside a large cluster of pine issuing from the banks of a river within delicately incised brocade-style borders, wood stand. 14.5cm  (5¾in) high (2). Estimate: £10,000 - 12,000, CNY 99,000 - 20,000, HK$ 120,000 - 140,000 Provenance: George and Cornelia Wingfield-Digby, Dorset, purchased from S.Marchant and Son,  London, 1975S.Marchant and Son, LondonThe Harriet... [Lire la suite]
02 novembre 2011

A rare documentary blue and white alms bowl. Dated Wanli 32nd year, corresponding to AD1605 and of the period

A rare documentary blue and white alms bowl. Dated Wanli 32nd year, corresponding to AD1605 and of the period. Photo Bonhams The shallow body incurling towards the upper rim, the glaze only extending partially inside the bowl, the exterior painted in a wide band with two large winged dragons flying above breaking waves in mutual pursuit below a thin continuous inscription, wood stand. 16cm (6¼in) wide (2). Estimate: £20,000 - 30,000, CNY 200,000 - 300,000, HK$ 240,000 - 360,000 Provenance: The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,... [Lire la suite]

02 novembre 2011

A blue and white globular jar. Jiajing kuei mao nian zhi cyclical date corresponding to AD1543 and of the period

A blue and white globular jar. Jiajing kuei mao nian zhi cyclical date corresponding to AD1543 and of the period. Photo Bonhams Painted on one side with two seated figures playing weiqi, each attended by a standing boy, the reverse with a scholar and an attendant holding a qin, wood stand. 13.5cm (5¼in) wide (2). Estimate: £15,000 - 18,000, CNY 150,000 - 180,000, HK$ 180,000 - 220,000 Provenance: S.Marchant and Son, LondonThe Harriet Szechenyi Collection, SwitzerlandExhibited: S.Marchant and Son, Ming Blue and White:... [Lire la suite]
02 novembre 2011

A fine blue and white square baluster jar. Jiajing six-character mark and of the period

A fine blue and white square baluster jar. Jiajing six-character mark and of the period. Photo Bonhams Boldly painted in a rich dark blue on each of the four faces with a single five-clawed dragon rising and grasping at a long slender coiling meander of leafy lotus, between bands of squared spirals around the straight neck, cloud-collar lappets on the shoulder and still leaves above the crisply-cut foot, silk bag, Japanese wood box. 12.7cm (5in) high (2). Estimate: £15,000 - 20,000, CNY 150,000 - 200,000, HK$ 180,000 -... [Lire la suite]
02 novembre 2011

Important diamonds @ Sotheby's, Magnificent Jewels, Geneva , 15 Nov 2011

 A highly important and rare cushion-shaped diamond weighing 38.88 carats. Photo Sotheby's The unmounted cushion-shaped diamond weighing 38.88 cts. Estimate Upon Request Accompanied by GIA report stating that the 38.88 carats diamond is D Colour, Flawless Clarity, Excellent Polish and Excellent Symmetry. Further accompanied by a GIA type classification report, stating that this diamond is Type IIa. NOTE: Introduced at the beginning of the 20th century, the modern cushion-cut derives from ancient cushion-cut... [Lire la suite]
02 novembre 2011

A fine blue and white 'qilin' saucer dish. Shunzhi, four-character mark Yu tang jia qi (fine vessel for the Jade Hall).

A fine blue and white 'qilin' saucer dish. Shunzhi, four-character mark Yu tang jia qi (fine vessel for the Jade Hall).  Photo Bonhams Boldly painted in a soft blue across the entire interior with a large crouching qilin facing backwards and emitting fire scrolls from its open jaws, beside a large plantain tree. 35.5cm (14in) diam. Estimate: £10,000 - 15,000, CNY 99,000 - 150,000, HK$ 120,000 - 180,000 Provenance: Fiorentini Collection, no.AC26 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 10 Nov 2011, New Bond Street ... [Lire la suite]


02 novembre 2011

Three blue and white cylindrical sleeve vases. Shunzhi

A blue and white cylindrical sleeve vase. Shunzhi. Photo Bonhams Painted on one side with three mythical figures, one accompanied by a deer, one wearing a leaf jacket and holding a spray of bamboo, and one in an elegant robe holding a basket of flowers, gathered together on a moonlit rocky terrace, wood stand. 45cm (17¾in) high (2). Estimate: £8,000 - 12,000, CNY 79,000 - 120,000, HK$ 97,000 - 140,000 A fine blue and white cylindrical sleeve vase, Shunzhi. Photo Bonhams Attractively painted in greyish-blue of vibrant... [Lire la suite]
02 novembre 2011

Very attractive morganite and diamond pendant, JAR, 1984

Very attractive morganite and diamond pendant, JAR, 1984. Photo Sotheby's Of triangular design, set with a shield-shaped portrait-cut diamond topping a foliate motif engraved morganite, tied with stylised ribbons set with brilliant-cut diamonds, to a fine chain, mounted in white gold and platinum, maker's mark, signed JAR. ESTIMATE 95,000-180,000 CHF LITERATURE: Cf: Joel Rosenthal, JAR Paris, Avon & Windrush, London 2002, number 125, for an illustration of this pendant. NOTE: This pendant was exhibited at the "Jewels of... [Lire la suite]
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02 novembre 2011

Very fine and rare rock crystal and diamond brooch, JAR, 1987

Very fine and rare rock crystal and diamond brooch, JAR, 1987.  Designed as a dragonfly, the wings of carved rock crystal backed with gold, with gold filled veins, each inset with a triangular diamond, highlighted with round diamonds, the body composed of faceted diamond roundels, mounted in silver and gold, signed JAR Paris, case.. Estimate 230,000-410,000 CHF PROVENANCE: This brooch was exhibited at the "Jewels of JAR Paris" retrospective held at the Gilbert Collection in London, November 2nd 2002 – January 26th 2003. ... [Lire la suite]
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02 novembre 2011

Two blue and white jars. Wani

Two blue and white jars. Wanli. Photo Bonhams One with the broad body divided into six vertical panels by shallow grooves, each panel containing a lobed cartouche of birds including hawks, geese and song birds, all reserved on a trellis ground beneath similar small oval fruit and flower cartouches on the shoulder and neck; the second moulded and painted in a very similar manner to the first, two of the upright cartouches depicting a deer standing on a terrace. Both 34cm (13½in) high (2). Estimate: £5,000 - 8,000, CNY 49,000 -... [Lire la suite]
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