14 mars 2012

A rare parcel-gilt bronze octafoil mirror. Tang dynasty (618-907)

A rare parcel-gilt bronze octafoil mirror. Tang dynasty (618-907). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Of linghua (water chestnut flower) shape and crisply cast, the knob surrounded by four animals shown in lively positions as they frolic atop a flowering scroll within the raised inner edge of the outer band cast in the eight barbed lobes with alternating insects and foliate sprays, the animals and insects highlighted by gilding in contrast to the grey patina: 6 11/16 in. (17 cm.) across, ¼ in. (.5 cm.)... [Lire la suite]
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14 mars 2012

A small bronze square 'lion and grapevine' mirror. Tang dynasty (618-907)

A small bronze square 'lion and grapevine' mirror. Tang dynasty  (618-907). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Cast in high relief with four lions shown amidst grapevine surrounding the crouching lion knob, and separated by a square border from the birds, dragonflies and butterflies shown amidst further grapevine in the outer border, with dark grey patina; 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) square, 3/8 in. (.9 cm.) thick, box - 435.6g. Estimate $15,000 - $20,000 唐 海獸葡萄紋方銅鏡 Provenance: Robert H.... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2012

Exquisite fancy vivid pink diamond and diamond ring

Exquisite fancy vivid pink diamond and diamond ring.. Photo Sotheby's Modelled as a calla lily, centring on a pear-shaped fancy vivid pink diamond weighing 3.28 carats, embellished by brilliant-cut diamonds together weighing approximately 1.35 carats, mounted in 18 karat white gold. ESTIMATE 22,000,000-28,000,000 HKD NOTE: Ring size: 5½Accompanied by GIA report numbered 12733059, dated 5 December 2011, stating that the 3.28 carat diamond is natural, Fancy Vivid Pink colour, Internally... [Lire la suite]
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14 mars 2012

Unique Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond, pink diamond and diamond ring

Unique Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond, pink diamond and diamond ring. Photo Sotheby's Set with a modified pear double rose-cut diamond weighing 5.00 carats, amid a stylised support set with briolette diamonds together weighing approximately 6.69 carats, decorated with brilliant-cut pink diamonds and diamonds, mounted in 18 karat white and pink gold. ESTIMATE 31,000,000-35,000,000 HKD NOTE: Ring size: 5½Accompanied by GIA report numbered 2105498793, dated 10 October 2011, stating that the 5.00... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2012

A rare imperial miniature lapis lazuli 'boulder' on a white jade stand, 18th century

A rare imperial miniature lapis lazuli 'boulder' on a white jade stand, 18th century.  Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Finely carved and rounded as a miniature boulder with numerous crevices, with tufts of grass carved in low relief on several edges, the bright blue stone with soft polish; the white jade stand carved and pierced as rockwork from which grow lingzhiand asters: 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) long. Estimate $60,000 - $80,000  清十八世紀 御製青金石小山子配白玉座 Provenance; Douglas J.K. Wright, 1990. ... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2012

A rare small rock crystal Hu-form vase. Qianlong four-character carved mark within a square and of the period (1736-1795)

A rare small rock crystal Hu-form vase. Qianlong four-character carved mark  within a square and of the period  (1736-1795).. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The flawless material carved in imitation of an archaic bronze hu, with narrow raised bands encircling the body, neck, rim and foot, the mark reserved on a finely stippled matte square on the base; 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.) high, box. Estimate $70,000 - $90,000 清乾隆 水晶雕弦紋小壺 《乾隆年製》篆書款 Provenance: Christie's, London, 26 January... [Lire la suite]

14 mars 2012

Rare and important fancy vivid pink diamond and diamond ring

Rare and important fancy vivid pink diamond and diamond ring. Photo Sotheby's Centring on a pear-shaped fancy vivid pink diamond weighing 5.03 carats, flanked on each side by a shield-shaped diamond together weighing approximately 1.50 carats, mounted in platinum. ESTIMATE 42,000,000-52,000,000 HKD NOTE: Ring size: 5¾Accompanied by GIA report numbered 17155372, dated 18 April 2008, stating that the 5.03 carat diamond is natural, Fancy Vivid Pink colour, VS2 clarity; also accompanied by... [Lire la suite]
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14 mars 2012

Highly important and very rare fancy vivid blue diamond and diamond ring

Highly important and very rare fancy vivid blue diamond and diamond ring. Photo Sotheby's Centring on a square emerald-cut fancy vivid blue diamond weighing 8.01 carats, flanked on each side by a shield-shaped diamond together weighing approximately 1.00 carats, mounted in platinum. ESTIMATE 90,000,000-110,000,000 HKD NOTE: Ring size: 6Accompanied by GIA report numbered 2125017707, dated 8 June 2010, stating that the 8.01 carat diamond is natural, Fancy Vivid Blue colour, VVS1 clarity;... [Lire la suite]
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14 mars 2012

A rare blue and white dish. Yuan dynasty

A rare blue and white dish. Yuan dynasty. Photo Sotheby's boldly painted in the center in tones of inky-blue with a long-legged peahen with outstretched wings, elegantly craning its neck amidst a peony bough issuing leaves and lush blossoms, encircled at the shallow cavetto by a broad lotus scroll and a border of cresting waves on the barbed everted rim. Diameter 17 1/2 in., 44.5 cm. Estimate 80,000-120,000 USD LITERATURE: Toji taikei, vol. 41, Tokyo, 1974, pl. 48. NOTE: The... [Lire la suite]
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14 mars 2012

Blue and white glazed porcelain Charger. Swankalot, SE Asia, 15th century

Blue and white glazed porcelain Charger. Swankalot, SE Asia, 15th century. Photo Bonhams Decorated with a large open peony surrounded by dark blue buds, and set within gently curving sides drawn with various blossoms and scrolling vines. 14 1/2 in. (36.6 cm.) diam. Estimate: US$1,000 - 1,500  Note: Compare with a closely related example in Frache,Southeast Asian Ceramics, 1976, no. 78, p. 116. Provenance: Acquired from Spink & Son, 1982 Bonhams. Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian, 19 Mar... [Lire la suite]
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