27 mai 2012

A ruby and diamond ring, by Harry Winston

A ruby and diamond ring, by Harry Winston.  Photo Bonhams The oval-shaped cabochon ruby, weighing 9.94 carats, set between a pair of shield-shaped diamonds, diamonds weighing approximately 1.00 carat total, maker's mark, Italian assay mark for gold, ring size L½.  Lot 169. Sold for AU$ 24,000  Bonhams. 27 May 2012 4 p.m. Sydney, Byron Kennedy Hall. Fine Jewellery

27 mai 2012

A pair of diamond and coloured diamond cluster earrings

A pair of diamond and coloured diamond cluster earrings. Photo Bonhams Designed as a floral cluster, each earclip set with a pink diamond centre, surrounded by five pear-shaped diamond petals, coloured diamonds untested for natural colour origin, diamonds approximately 10.33 carats total, coloured diamonds approximately 0.22 carat total. Lot 149.. Estimate: AU$ 55,000 - 65,000 // £34,000 - 41,000 / US$ 54,000 - 64,000. Unsold Bonhams. 27 May 2012 4 p.m. Sydney, Byron Kennedy... [Lire la suite]
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27 mai 2012

A turquoise and diamond necklace, by Bulgari, 1960s

A turquoise and diamond necklace, by Bulgari, 1960s. Photo Bonhams Of fringe design, the front of the necklace composed of twelve pendants, each set with oval turquoise cabochons, accentuated by brilliant-cut diamond partial surrounds, suspended from a similarly-set undulating neckchain, signed Bulgari, inner circumference 35.0cm. Lot 191. Estimate: AU$ 135,000 - 155,000 / £84,000 - 97,000 / US$ 130,000 - 150,000. Unsold Notes: Cf. Triossi, A., 'Between Eternity and History: Bulgari,... [Lire la suite]
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27 mai 2012

A diamond single-stone ring, by Van Cleef & Arpels

A diamond single-stone ring, by Van Cleef & Arpels.. Photo Bonhams The step-cut diamond, weighing 7.00 carats, to the triangular-cut diamond shoulders, shoulder diamonds approximately 2.00 carats total, signed VCA for Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered N.Y.64154, ring size M. Lot 190. Estimate: AU$ 185,000 - 225,000 / £120,000 - 140,000 / US$ 180,000 - 220,000. Unsold Accompanied by a certificate number from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) stating that the diamond is E colour,... [Lire la suite]
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27 mai 2012

A Chinese Moghul style libation cup in pale celadon jade, 18th centuryA Chinese Moghul style libation cup in pale celadon jade,

A Chinese Moghul style libation cup in pale celadon jade, 18th century. Photo Bonhams Finely and thinly carved as a lotus with a leaf and stalk handle, the exterior carved with a circlet border of leaves about the radiating petal shaped foot.  11.5cm long 7cm wide 2.75cm high. Lot 73. Sold for AU$ 10,200  Provenance: Private Collection New South Wales.Private British Collection, purchased prior 1967 Douglas J K Wright, Oxon and thence by direct decent. Bonhams. 27 May 2012 10... [Lire la suite]
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27 mai 2012

A carved cinnabar lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty.

A carved cinnabar lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty. Photo Bonhams Of compressed globular form, the cover intricately worked in high relief, featuring a scene of an old man and two children in a garden under a tree, set against a scrolling and 'wan' diaper background, the base with seven-characters in circles also worked in high relief on incised wavey ground. 7.5cm diam. (2). Lot 344. Sold for HK$ 87,500  明 剔紅雕人物圖圓蓋盒For a closely related lacquer box and cover dated to the late Ming dynasty,... [Lire la suite]
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27 mai 2012

An amber glass lobed octagonal bottle-shaped vase. 18th century

An amber glass lobed octagonal bottle-shaped vase. 18th century. Photo Bonhams Blown and moulded from an unusually thick lustrous glass of amber tone, the lobed body carefully finished, the entire body kneaded with gold flakes, carved Qianlong four-character mark.39.4cm high. Lot 97? Sold for AU$ 11,400  Bonhams. 27 May 2012 10 a.m. Sydney, Byron Kennedy Hall. Asian Art
27 mai 2012

A blue and white Daoist figure of Zhao Gongming, Wanli

A blue and white Daoist figure of Zhao Gongming, Wanli. Photo Bonhams The figure seated atop a pedestal with tri-fold panels, wearing a scholarly hait and long-sleeved loose robes decorated with floral designs and Buddhist chakra wheels, its face serene with wisdom, covered only by the long neatly-brushed beard. 27.2cm high. Lot 267. Estimate: HK$ 120,000 - 150,000 / US$ 15,000 - 19,000 / £9,600 - 12,000. Unsold. 明萬曆 青花瓷胎趙公明坐像Zhao Gongming, also known as 'Heavenly Marshall Zhao' is one of the... [Lire la suite]
27 mai 2012

A Chinese table screen, 19th century

A Chinese table screen, 19th century. Photo Bonhams Decorated with real feathers of a scene of two pheasants amongst a rocky and floral landscape including large peonies and scrolling daisies, two bats flying about, the whole mostly in dark turquoise with occasional red, the bodies of the two birds in their original colours, the wooden frame carved with floral pattern, with stand. 1 metre high including the stand. Lot 180. Sold for AU$ 33,600 Bonhams. 27 May 2012 10 a.m. Sydney, Byron Kennedy... [Lire la suite]
27 mai 2012

A Yaozhou carved green-glazed 'foliate' bowl. Northern Song dynasty

A Yaozhou carved green-glazed 'foliate' bowl. Northern Song dynasty. Photo Bonhams Naturalistically moulded of hexalobed floral form, the flaring sides rising from the unglazed foot revealing the unglazed iron-red buff ware, the interior finely carved with three flower blossoms surounded by wave patterns, all encapsulating the circular wheel-like motif at the centre, box. 12.6cm diam. (2). Lot 261. Sold for HK$ 137,500 北宋 耀州窯青釉雕花紋盌Provenance 來源: Priestley & Ferraro Chinese Art, London, 2000,... [Lire la suite]


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