25 avril 2012

A rare red lacquer barbed-rim cupstand. Song Dynasty

A rare red lacquer barbed-rim cupstand. Song Dynasty.  Photo Sotheby's the delicate rounded sides of the hollow bowl supported on a wide seven-pointed barbed rim dish, with ribs extending from the rim and leading towards the base of the bowl, all raised on a tall hollow flared foot, the exterior of the bowl and the interior of the dish thinly lacquered in a reddish-orange lacquer revealing the black lacquer beneath at the raised ribs, the interior of the bowl and the underside covered in a... [Lire la suite]
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25 avril 2012

A belle époque diamond brooch, circa 1900

A belle époque diamond brooch, circa 1900. Photo Bonhams Designed as a lacework bow, the tie and ribbon highlighted with collet-set Jubilee and old brilliant-cut diamonds, within a border of single-cut diamonds, all within millegrain-settings, later brooch fitting, total diamond weight very approximately 7.60 carats total, length 5.4cm. Sold for £13,125  Note: This brooch is similar in taste to the delicate lacework jewels by Massin and Lalique, circa 1880, which were designed to be stiched over the tulle... [Lire la suite]
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25 avril 2012

A rare carved 'chrysanthemum' black lacquer cup stand. Song Dynasty

A rare carved 'chrysanthemum' black lacquer cup stand. Song Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's the hollow bowl with rounded sides collared with a wide six-lobed dish with slightly curved sides, all supported on a tall hollow flared foot, finely carved through layers of black lacquer to the red ground below on the exterior with a striking design of organically arranged chrysanthemum flowers and leaves, the interior of the bowl and the foot laquered in black, together with the bid slip from a 1909... [Lire la suite]
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25 avril 2012

A diamond single-stone ring, circa 1935

  A diamond single-stone ring, circa 1935. Photo Bonhams The old brilliant-cut diamond, weighing 10.05 carats, between a double border of brilliant-cut diamonds, to a scrolling openwork gallery set with single and old brilliant-cut diamonds, remaining diamonds approximately 1.55 carats total, ring size N. Sold for £70,850  Bonhams. Fine Jewellery, 25 Apr 2012. London, New Bond Street www.bonhams.com
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25 avril 2012

A Kangxi blue and white huqqa base with associated ringstand, China for the Indian market, 17th century

A Kangxi blue and white huqqa base with  associated ringstand, China for the Indian market, 17th century. Photo Sotheby's of squat bulbous form with narrow neck and mouth, the underglaze blue and white decoration composed of six brackets each enclosing a different flowering stem, the shoulder with a frieze of stylised flowerheads, the round base-ring with a sinuous vine on the concave and convex faces. 2.0. 15cm. Estimate 25,000-35,000 GBP. Unsold  ... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2012

A pair of 19th century diamond pendent earrings

A pair of 19th century diamond pendent earrings. Photo Bonhams Each bow surmount suspending a pear-shaped drop, with diamond swing centre and finial, set throughout with old brilliant and cushion-shaped diamonds, mounted in silver and gold, principal diamonds approximately 1.65 and 1.75 carats, remaining diamonds approximately 2.00 carats total. Sold for £23,750  Bonhams. Fine Jewellery, 25 Apr 2012. London, New Bond Street www.bonhams.com


25 avril 2012

A Jiajing blue and white porcelain ewermade for the Islamic Market, China, Ming Dynasty, 1522-66, with Ottoman gilt mounts

A Jiajing blue and white porcelain ewermade for the Islamic Market, China, Ming Dynasty, 1522-66, with Ottoman gilt mounts, Turkey, late 16th-17th century. Photo Sotheby's the body of squat truncated form on a flat base, with a cylindrical neck, a serpentine arched handle and slightly curved spout with attached scrolled bracket, the spout and neck with gilt mounts, the porcelain body decorated in underglaze cobalt blue reserved on white with a band of lotus flowers and scrolling leafy stems, above... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2012

A diamond Maltese cross brooch/pendant, circa 1820

A diamond Maltese cross brooch-pendant, circa 1820. Photo Bonhams The arms of the cross alternating with fleur-de-lys motifs, set throughout with cushion-shaped diamonds with pear-shaped diamond highlights, with a cushion-shaped diamond cluster to the centre, mounted in silver and gold, detachable pendant loop, diamonds approximately 11.50 carats total, width 5.2cm, fitted case by Collingwood & Son, 48 Conduit St London. Sold for £15,000 Note: By tradition the stones in this pendant were formerly the property of... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2012

A safavid blue and white pottery tulip vase, Persia, 17th century

A safavid blue and white pottery tulip vase, Persia, 17th century. Photo Sotheby's of baluster form with a central everted mouth surrounded by five small subsidiary spouts, all mounted with metal covers and engraved with figures inside roundels and alternating floral stems, the body decorated in underglaze cobalt blue with black outlines, featuring a river landscape with bushy rocks, clouds, ducks and birds, scrolling arabesque designs to neck and foot, the reverse of base with pseudo-Chinese... [Lire la suite]
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25 avril 2012

A pair of 19th century natural pearl and diamond earrings

A pair of 19th century natural pearl and diamond earrings. Photo Bonhams Each collet-set old brilliant-cut diamond fleur-de-lys surmount, suspending three natural pearl drops with rose-cut diamond caps, diamonds approximately 2.45 carats total, length 3.2cm. Sold for £20,000 Accompanied by a certificate from The Gem & Pearl Laboratory stating that the pearls were found to be natural, saltwater. Report number 05300, dated 2nd March 2012. Bonhams. Fine Jewellery, 25 Apr 2012. London, New Bond Street... [Lire la suite]
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