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

28 avril 2012

A 'Famille-Verte' Rouleau Vase. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A 'Famille-Verte' Rouleau Vase. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Photo Sotheby's the cylindrical body rising from a short splayed foot to a slightly waisted neck and an everted rim, finely painted around the exterior with a bird perched on a branch of blossoming prunus below a hovering butterfly, beside sprays of leafy bamboo and clusters of pine needles issuing from a large rock formation, all below a band of iron-red ruyi and a green fillet encircling the neck, the glazed recessed base with a double... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2012

A coral, lacquer, jade and diamond vanity case, by Charlton & Co, circa 1925

A coral, lacquer, jade and diamond vanity case, by Charlton & Co, circa 1925. Photo Bonhams The case in the form of an Inro set with a central carved jade plaque capped by corallium rubrum, and old brilliant-cut diamonds, the black lacquer banded with rose-cut diamonds, the interior opening to reveal a mirrored lid and two compartments, the whole suspended from geometric rose-cut diamond terminals and a cord loop, signed Charlton & Co., case length 8.2cm, whole 22.0cm. Sold for £9,375  Bonhams. Fine... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2012

A Famille-Verte bowl with mandarin ducks. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A Famille-Verte bowl with mandarin ducks.  Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Photo Sotheby's the rounded sides painted on the exterior in the famille-verte palette with a pair of mandarin ducks swimming in a pond with lotus and millet surrounded by five long-tailed birds perched on the rocks and millet stems, and a further pair in flight, all raised on a straight foot skirted by an iron-red scroll band, the interior and base undecorated, 17.1 cm., 6 3/4 in. Estimation 450,000-650,000... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2012

A jade and diamond clip brooch, by Cartier, circa 1925

A jade and diamond clip brooch, by Cartier, circa 1925. Photo Bonhams The large carved jade plaque with brilliant and baguette-cut diamond detail, diamonds approximately 2.00 carats total, jade untested, signed Cartier London, numbered, length 6.0cm  Sold for £28,750  Bonhams. Fine Jewellery, 25 Apr 2012. London, New Bond Street www.bonhams.com


28 avril 2012

A massive Longquan celadon vase.Yuan dynasty

A massive Longquan celadon vase.Yuan dynasty.  Photo Sotheby's robustly potted, the tapering ovoid body rising from a waisted circular foot to a trumpet neck, the decoration deftly incised in two registers split by a central fillet raised along the luting line, the lower section with scrolling composite flowers above a broad ribbed band skirting the waist, a large lotus scroll draping the shoulders, surmounted by plantain leaves collaring the neck and four concentric circles in relief under the... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2012

An art nouveau enamel, peridot and diamond brooch/pendant with opal drop, by Philippe Wolfers, circa 1902

An art nouveau enamel, peridot and diamond brooch/pendant with opal drop, by Philippe Wolfers, circa 1902. Photo Bonhams The openwork brooch/pendant with collet-set step-cut sapphire highlights, bi-coloured enamel and old brilliant-cut diamonds surrounding a gold Hoopoe with plique-à-jour wings and crest with a central step-cut peridot within a border of similarly-cut diamonds, the whole suspending an opal drop, maker's mark 'WP', length 7.8cm, cased. Sold for £23,750 Note: Philippe Wolfers (1858-1929) was the son of... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2012

A Longquan celadon-glazed 'Cong' vase. Song Dynasty

A Longquan celadon-glazed 'Cong' vase. Song Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's modelled after the archaic jade cong, the body of attenuated square section supported on a short waisted footring, rising to a flat shoulder and a thick circular neck, each corner carved with eight raised horizontal bands, each within a raised rectangular panel, covered overall with a thick lustrous celadon glaze: 26 cm., 10 1/8 in. Estimation 400,000-600,000 HKD. Lot 3122 vendu: 524,000 HKD  ... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2012

An opal and diamond brooch-pendant, circa 1905

An opal and diamond brooch-pendant, circa 1905. Photo Bonhams The oval cabochon opal within a millegrain-set surround of single-cut diamonds, interspersed by three collet-set old brilliant-cut diamonds at each cardinal point, diamonds approximately 0.90 carat total, detachable brooch fitting deficient, length 3.6cm. Sold for £8,125 Bonhams. Fine Jewellery, 25 Apr 2012. London, New Bond Street www.bonhams.com
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