23 avril 2012

An Art Deco Diamond Bracelet

An Art Deco Diamond Bracelet. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The openwork band designed as a lattice of marquise and baguette-cut diamonds, to the pavé-set diamond buckle clasp, circa 1930, 17.5 cm, with French assay mark for platinum . Estimate CHF74,000 - CHF110,000 ($81,238 - $120,759) Provenance: Christie's New York, 15-16 October 1981, lot 374  Christie's. Jewels for Hope: The Collection of Mrs Lily Safra 14 May 2012 Geneva 
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23 avril 2012

A massive blue and white 'Auspicious Treasures' punchbowl. Mark and period of Jiajing

A massive blue and white  'Auspicious Treasures' punchbowl. Mark and period of Jiajing. photo Sotheby's well potted, the deep rounded sides rising stiffly from a slightly tapered foot, vividly painted in shaded tones of cobalt-blue, the interior centred with a medallion of a lotus surrounded by flower sprigs and auspicious emblems within double circles, a band of undulating lotus at the rim, the exterior decorated with a multitude of auspicious treasures interspersed with composite... [Lire la suite]

23 avril 2012

A Sapphire and Diamond Ring, Mounted by Boucheron

  A Sapphire and Diamond Ring, Mounted by Boucheron. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Set with a rectangular-cut sapphire, weighing approximately 31.21 carats, to the tapered baguette-cut diamond shoulders, ring size 5 with ring sizer, with French assay marks for platinum and gold. Signed Monture Boucheron. Estimate CHF420,000 - CHF500,000 ($461,081 - $548,906) Accompanied by report no. 61749 dated 11 January 2012 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the sapphire is of Burmese... [Lire la suite]
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23 avril 2012

A fine White-glazed porcelain jue. Ming Dynasty, Yongle period

A fine White-glazed  porcelain jue. Ming Dynasty,  Yongle period. photo Sotheby's modelled in the form the archaic bronze drinking vessel, the U-shaped body raised on three splayed triangular feet, flaring at the rim, one side with a broad rounded extension, the other with a channeled spout tapering to a point, set with two short posts with rounded finials, a small raised fillet encircling the body, all covered by a creamy slightly opaque 'sweet white' tianbai glaze stopping... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2012

A Sapphire and Diamond Bangle, by Suzanne Belperron

A Sapphire and Diamond Bangle, by Suzanne Belperron. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The central scalloped swirl centering upon a circular-cut diamond collet and extending a rigid cuff, set with diamonds and enhanced by a line of calibré-cut sapphires, 1941-1945, inner diameter 6.0 cm, with French assay mark for platinum. With maker's mark of Groene et Darde (partially indistinct) for Suzanne Belperron. Estimate CHF74,000 - CHF110,000 ($81,238 - $120,759) Accompanied by certificate no. B34001242012 dated... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2012

A fine large 'lianzi' white-glazed bowl. Mark and period of Xuande

A fine large 'lianzi' white-glazed bowl.  Mark and period of Xuande. photo Sotheby's well potted with deep rounded sides rising from a short slightly tapered foot, the exterior faintly incised with two rows of elongated lotus petals below a frieze of turbulent crested waves, the interior incised with a central medallion of two leafy pomegranates within double circles under a register of key-fret at the rim, applied overall with an even white glaze tinged to a subtle light blue tone, the base... [Lire la suite]


23 avril 2012

An Antique Emerald and Diamond Necklace

An Antique Emerald and Diamond Necklace. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The two rows of rectangular-cut emerald and old-cut diamond graduated clusters interspersed by diamond collets, to the similar single-row backchain, mounted in silver and gold, early-19th Century, shortest row 40.5 cm. Estimate CHF1,100,000 - CHF1,600,000 ($1,207,592 - $1,756,498) Accompanied by report no. 61999 dated 6 February 2012 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the emeralds are of Colombian origin, with none... [Lire la suite]
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23 avril 2012

An exceptional Longquan celadon ewer. Ming Dynasty, early 15th century

An exceptional Longquan celadon ewer. Ming Dynasty, early 15th century. photo Sotheby's the well balanced pear-shaped body rising from a straight foot to a slender neck and an everted mouth rim, set on one side with a tall curved tubular spout joined to the neck by a moulded cloud-shaped strut, opposite an arched strap handle, all beneath a glossy and unctuous celadon glaze pooling below the belly and near the foot, the glaze of ideal sagegreen tone, the footrim left unglazed and fired to a bright... [Lire la suite]
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23 avril 2012

A Ruby and Diamond Ring, by Chaumet

A Ruby and Diamond Ring, by Chaumet .Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Set with a cushion-shaped ruby, weighing approximately 32.08 carats, to the trapeze-cut diamond shoulders, size 5¾ with ring sizer, with French assay mark for gold, in light brown Chaumet case. Signed and with maker's mark for Chaumet . Estimate CHF2,800,000 - CHF4,600,000 ($3,073,871 - $5,049,932) Accompanied by report no. 61748 dated 11 January 2012 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the ruby is of Burmese origin, with... [Lire la suite]
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23 avril 2012

A fine and extremely rare Imperial Longquan celadon-glazed ' 'dragon' bowl, 14th Century

A fine and extremely rare Imperial Longquan celadon-glazed ' 'dragon' bowl,  14th Century. photo Sotheby's the rounded sides supported on a slightly splayed foot rising to an everted mouthrim, carved on the interior with a stylised flower enclosed within a continuous scroll of lotus, all encircled by two sinuous five-clawed dragons striding amongst clouds, the exterior carved with a band of upright lappets above the key-fret-body foot, covered overall with a thick glossy celadon-green glaze... [Lire la suite]
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