09 mai 2012

A white jade archaistic censer and cover, 18th-19th centuryA white jade archaistic censer and cover, 18th-19th century

A white jade archaistic censer and cover, 18th-19th century. photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The censer is of slightly compressed form with a pair of 'S'-shaped handles to each side, and is supported on three cabriole legs. The body is carved depicting a band of stylised taotie masks with vertical notched flanges, and the domed cover is similarly decorated. The stone is of an even white tone with minor areas of grey inclusions. 8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) wide, wood stand. Lot... [Lire la suite]
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09 mai 2012

A ruby and diamond bracelet, by Bulgari

A ruby and diamond bracelet, by Bulgari. photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Designed as a series of fourteen diamond clusters, each centering upon an oval or cushion-shaped ruby, mounted in platinum, 18.0 cm, in blue leather Bulgari case. Signed and with maker's mark for Bulgari. Lot 37. Estimate CHF185,000 - CHF370,000 Christie's. Jewels for Hope: The Collection of Mrs Lily Safra 14 May 2012 Geneva
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09 mai 2012

A very rare white jade 'double crane' censer and cover, 19th century

A very rare white jade 'double crane' censer and cover, 19th century.  photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The censer is delicately carved in the form of two conjoined cranes. On one side the crane has its head lowered and is holding a lingzhi in its beak. On the other side, the crane has its head held aloft, and is holding a chain in its beak. The chain is linked to the openwork cover, which is carved in the form of entwined lingzhi heads. Either side is carved with a further cluster... [Lire la suite]
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09 mai 2012

An art deco emerald and Diamond sautoir, by Mauboussin

An art deco emerald and Diamond sautoir, by Mauboussin. photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The diamond-set S-shape link chain, composed of three bracelets, suspending a detachable pendant centering upon a sugarloaf cabochon emerald, enhanced by a diamond-set fringe,circa 1925, 62.0 cm, with French assay mark for platinum. Signed Mauboussin, no. 93401. Lot 6. Estimate CHF185,000 - CHF280,000 Accompanied by report no. 62003 dated 6 February 2012 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating... [Lire la suite]
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09 mai 2012

A Guan-Type bottle vase. Qianlong underglaze blue six character seal malk in and of the period

A Guan-Type bottle vase.  Qianlong underglaze blue  six character seal malk in and of the period  (1736-1795). photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The vase has a compressed body rising to a long cylindrical neck, and is covered overall in a crackled, pale greyish-blue Guan-type glaze. 6 5/8 in. (16.7 cm.) high. Lot 347. Estimate £100,000 - £150,000 Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art 15 May 2012. London, King Street 
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09 mai 2012

A pair of garnet, ruby and diamond ear clips, by JAR

A pair of garnet, ruby and diamond ear clips, by JAR.  photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Each designed as a pavé-set ruby dome, centering upon a cushion-shaped almandine garnet, weighing approximately 7.45 and 7.48 carats, to the diamond-set foliate border, 2001, 3.9 cm, with French assay marks for silver and gold. Signed JAR Paris. Lot 18. Estimate CHF185,000 - CHF280,000 Christie's. Jewels for Hope: The Collection of Mrs Lily Safra 14 May 2012 Geneva 
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09 mai 2012

A large blue and white 'bajixiang' bowl, Qianlong underglaze blue six-character seal mark in and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 388. A large blue and white 'bajixiang' bowl. Qianlong underglaze blue  six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 10¼ in. (26.1 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000.Price realised GBP 34,850. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The bowl has deep rounded sides supported on a short, slightly tapering foot. The exterior is painted with stylised lotus flower-heads on leafy scrolls, below the Eight Buddhist Emblems,bajixiang. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2012

A diamond charm ring, by JAR

A diamond charm ring, by JAR. photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The diamond-set hoop suspending two taviz-cut diamonds, weighing approximately 16.98 and 15.31 carats, with diamond-set caps, mounted in platinum, 2004, in pink leather JAR case. Lot 13. Estimate CHF280,000 - CHF460,000 Christie's. Jewels for Hope: The Collection of Mrs Lily Safra 14 May 2012 Geneva 
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09 mai 2012

A rare blue and white bell. Qianlong underglaze-blue four-character sealmark beneath the handle and of the period (1736-1795)

A rare blue and white bell. Qianlong underglaze-blue four-character sealmark beneath the handle  and of the period (1736-1795).  photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The bell is decorated with delicately painted bands of leafy lotus scrolls, which are interspersed with bands of lanca characters and a band of emblems. It is further decorated with a narrow band of cranes in flight amidst clouds to the rim and applied to the top with a small handle formed by two mythical beasts. 5 5/8 in.... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2012

An emerald and diamond necklace

An emerald  and diamond necklace. photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The two strands of thirty-three and thirty-one graduated emerald beads, measuring approximately 17.0 to 7.4 mm and weighing a total of approximately 598.71 carats, gathered by an oval-shaped bombé clasp set with emeralds in a diamond-set foliate surround, mounted in platinum and gold, 39.0 cm. Lot 31 Estimate CHF370,000 - CHF550,000 Accompanied by report no. 62002 dated 6 February 2012 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute... [Lire la suite]
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