28 avril 2012

A small Famille-Verte and anhua decorated 'three fish' cup. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period.

A small Famille-Verte and anhua decorated  'three fish' cup. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Photo Sotheby's delicately potted, the steep sides rising from a small tapering foot to a flared rim, painted around the exterior with three long-tailed fish finely detailed in shaded tones as if they were swimming amidst clear waters, evenly spaced and interspersed with green pondweed, the interior decorated in anhua with a dragon and a phoenix, the recessed base inscribed in underglaze... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2012

A diamond plaque brooch, circa 1925

A diamond plaque brooch, circa 1925. Photo Bonhams Of geometric design, pierced and millegrain-set throughout with single, old brilliant, square and baguette-cut diamonds, suspending a similarly set rectangular plaque and graduated baguette-cut diamond drops, principal diamonds approximately 1.00 carat each, remaining diamonds approximately 12.75 carats total, length 5.6cm. Estimate: £11,000 - 13,000, US$ 18,000 - 21,000 - Unsold  Bonhams. Fine Jewellery, 25 Apr 2012. London, New Bond Street... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2012

A fine and rare Wucai 'month' cup. Seal mark and period of Jiaqing

A fine and rare Wucai  'month' cup. Seal mark and period of Jiaqing. Photo Sotheby's delicately potted of deep U-shape with flared rim and a short straight foot, painted on one side in the wucai palette in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels with a red-flowering crab apple tree with few leaves and a rock and some smaller plants beneath, representing the second month, the reverse inscribed with a poem relating to the flowering tree in front reading Qing xiang he su yu/Jia se chu qing... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2012

A pair of onyx, emerald and diamond 'panther' earhoops, by Cartier

A pair of onyx, emerald and diamond 'panther' earhoops, by Cartier. Photo Bonhams Pavé-set throughout with brilliant-cut diamonds and lozenge-shaped onyx 'spots', each suspending an emerald bead drop, mounted in 18 carat white gold, diamonds approximately 1.70 carats total, signed Cartier, numbered, French marks, European convention marks, Cartier case. Sold for £7,500   Bonhams. Fine Jewellery, 25 Apr 2012. London, New Bond Street www.bonhams.com
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28 avril 2012

A pair of Wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowls. Seal marks and period of Daoguang

A pair of Wucai  'dragon and phoenix' bowls. Seal marks and period of Daoguang..Photo Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to a slightly flared rim, finely painted on the exterior with a green and a red scaly dragon pacing over a ground of flowering scrolls in pursuit of a flaming pearl, divided by two descending phoenix, all below a narrow band decorated with the bajixiang divided by ruyi under the rim, the interior with a medallion enclosing a red five-clawed dragon... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2012

A diamond, onyx and emerald 'panther' brooch, by Cartier

A diamond, onyx and emerald 'panther' brooch, by Cartier. Photo Bonhams The sprawling panther pavé-set with brilliant-cut diamonds, with a marquise-cut emerald eye and shaped onyx nose, wearing an onyx collar with suspended chain composed of brilliant-cut diamond and polished links, terminating in a pear-shaped emerald bead drop, mounted in 18 carat white gold, diamonds approximately 4.50 carats total, signed Cartier, numbered, maker's mark, French assay marks, European convention mark, fitted case by Cartier. Sold for... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2012

A pair of fine green enamelled 'dragon' wine cups. Seal marks and period of Daoguang

A pair of fine green enamelled 'dragon' wine cups. Seal marks and period of Daoguang..Photo Sotheby's each with deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to the slightly everted rim, finely painted on the exterior with a pair of scaly dragons, one looking back over its shoulder, pacing over crested waves reaching for a 'flaming pearl', the enamel of a translucent green color with detailing in black, the base with the six-character reign mark in underglaze-blue; 4.9 cm., 1 7/8 in. Estimation... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2012

A belle époque emerald and diamond brooch/pendant, circa 1910

A belle époque emerald and diamond brooch/pendant, circa 1910. Photo Bonhams Set to the centre with a square-cut emerald and single-cut diamond cluster, to an openwork border set with swags and floral garlands, within a quatrefoil frame, millegrain-set throughout with single and brilliant-cut diamonds and calibré and circular-cut emeralds, diamonds approximately 4.80 carats total, detachable brooch fitting, one emerald deficient, length 5.2cm. Sold for £23,750  Bonhams. Fine Jewellery, 25 Apr 2012. London,... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2012

A green-enamelled 'Dragon' Jar. Seal mark and period of QianlongA green-enamelled 'Dragon' Jar. Seal mark and period of Qianlo

A green-enamelled  'Dragon' Jar. Seal mark and period of Qianlong. Photo Sotheby's the globular tapering body rising to a rounded shoulder set with a short straight neck, decorated in green enamel with a pair of ferocious dragons, each chasing a 'flaming pearl' amongst scrolling clouds, all beneath a frieze of bajixiang, the recessed base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark; 19.7 cm., 7 3/4 in. Estimation 400,000-600,000 HKD. Lot 3174 unsold.  NOTE DE... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2012

A pair of emerald and diamond pendent earrings

A pair of emerald and diamond pendent earrings. Photo Bonhams Each step-cut emerald and old brilliant-cut diamond floral cluster surmount, suspending similarly set foliate connecting links, terminating in an emerald briolette drop, diamonds approximately 2.30 carats total, composite, length 4.0cm. Sold for £63,650  Bonhams. Fine Jewellery, 25 Apr 2012. London, New Bond Street www.bonhams.com


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