16 août 2012

The Gachala Emerald at the Smithsonian

The Gachala Emerald at the Smithsonian An uncut 5-cm emerald weighing 858 carats.
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16 août 2012

A Rare Apple-Green Glazed Ovoid Jar. Kangxi Six-Character Mark In Underglaze Blue And Of The Period (1662-1722)

A Rare Apple-Green Glazed Ovoid Jar. Kangxi Six-Character Mark In Underglaze Blue And Of The Period (1662-1722). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The high-shouldered, tapering body is covered with a glaze of rich green color in contrast to the white interior. 8 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high, box - Estimate $50,000 - $70,000 Notes: A set of three monochrome jars of the same size and shape, with Kangxi marks, one with green glaze, one yellow and another aubergine, were sold at Christie's New York, 3 June 1993, lot 236.... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2012

Pyromorphite Crystal Cluster on Matrix, Rough Stone, Apple Green Specimen

Pyromorphite Crystal Cluster on Matrix, Rough Stone, Apple Green Specimen from Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China. Clusters of bright apple green Pyromorphite are attached to their matrix stone in this awesome specimen. Crystals are full and wrap around most of the piece, which features cavernesque qualities as well. Collected from the Daoping Mine, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. Measures: 2.2 cm X 1.3 cm X 1.6 cm.  Pyromorphite is a mineral that enhances the energies of other minerals. It has been nicknamed the "Victory... [Lire la suite]
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16 août 2012

A Pair of huanghuali Square Corner-Leg Stools, fangdeng, 17th Century 

A Pair of huanghuali Square Corner-Leg Stools, fangdeng, 17th Century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Each stool has a hard mat seat set within a square frame with a beaded edge, above a narrow waist and plain, beaded aprons, and is supported on beaded legs of square section joined by stepped stretchers and terminating in hoof feet. 19 3/8 in. (49.3 cm.) high, 16 7/8 in. (42.8 cm.) wide, 18 in. (45.7 cm.) deep (2). Estimate $50,000 - $70,000 Provenance: Nicholas Grindley, London, 1987.Private collection,... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2012

Moss Agate Plume Agate Black Dendrites Oval Cabochon

Moss Plume Agate Black Dendrites Oval Cabochon.  13.5 carats - 25 mm x 18 mm : appr. 1 inch x .7 inches NB: In my private collection
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16 août 2012

A Rare Blue And White Rectangular Pen Tray. Wanli Six-Character Mark In Underglaze Blue And Of The Period (1573-1619)

A Rare Blue And White Rectangular Pen Tray. Wanli Six-Character Mark In Underglaze Blue And Of The Period (1573-1619). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The tray is sturdily potted with low sides flaring from the thick rectangular foot to the everted rim with indented corners. The interior is divided into two compartments by a three-peaked pen rest. The bottom of the longer compartment has molded decoration of a pair of confronted dragons contesting a flaming pearl amidst scrolling clouds above a rocky peak, below a pair of... [Lire la suite]


16 août 2012

Vintage Montana Moss Dendritic Agate "Galactic Vision"

Vintage Montana Moss Dendritic Agate "Galactic Vision". This high quality Montana agate was mined in 1967. 29 carats - 40 mm x 30 mm, appr. 1.6 inches x 1.2 inches.  NB: In my private collection.
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16 août 2012

A Greenish-White Jade Finger Citron-Form Vase, 18th Century 

A Greenish-White Jade Finger Citron-Form Vase, 18th Century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The vase is carved as a large and a smaller finger citron borne on a leafy branch that forms the base, the curved ends of the 'fingers' forming each side of the openwork rim. The semi-translucent, pale celadon stone has some opaque white mottling and added russet color. 7 in. (17.8 cm.) high, wood stand  Estimate  $60,000 - $80,000 Notes: For related jade vases, formed as a large and a smaller finger citron borne... [Lire la suite]
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16 août 2012

Ruby Pyrite Marble Matrix

Ruby Pyrite Marble Matrix Natural Mineral Specimen from Ganesh, Hunza Valley, Pakistan. Photo Fender Mineral 1.75 inches x 1.25 inches x 1.25 - 45 mm x 30 mm x 30 mm. (FenderMinerals)
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16 août 2012

An Early Ming White-Glazed anhua-Decorated Bowl, lianzi Wan. Yongle Period (1403 - 1425) 

An Early Ming White-Glazed anhua-Decorated Bowl, lianzi wan. Yongle Period (1403 - 1425). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012. The bowl is well potted with deep, rounded sides incised on the exterior with a band of slender petals rising to a key-fret band at the rim, and is decorated in anhua on the interior with a central chrysanthemum sprig below a band of leafy composite flower scroll alternately bearing three chrysanthemum and three peony blossoms in the well, and a band of waves at the rim. The small foot is... [Lire la suite]


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