01 octobre 2012

A Biscuit-Enamelled Sancai Dish. Mark and Period of Kangxi

A Biscuit-Enamelled Sancai Dish. Mark and Period of Kangxi - Photo Sotheby's the deep rounded sides gently rising from a short tapered foot to a flared rim, finely incised on the interior with a central medallion enclosing a five-clawed dragon with long horns and a powerful body issuing flames, writhing among clouds in reach of a 'flaming pearl', all between single or double line borders, and two further dragons striding in pursuit of a pearl among clouds and flames around the cavetto, repeated in mirror-image... [Lire la suite]

01 octobre 2012

A Fine and Rare Underglaze-Blue and Iron-Red 'Dragon' Dish. Mark and Period of Kangxi

A Fine and Rare Underglaze-Blue and Iron-Red 'Dragon' Dish. Mark and Period of Kangxi - Photo Sotheby's the shallow rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to a gently flared rim, brightly decorated in underglaze blue against a contrasting iron-red ground, the interior with a central medallion enclosing a five-clawed dragon writhing above a tempestuous sea, its mouth wide open and its powerful scaly body issuing flames, the undulating... [Lire la suite]
01 octobre 2012

An Extremely Rare Black-Ground and Green-Enamel 'Dragon' Vase Mark and Period of Yongzheng - Sotheby's

An Extremely Rare Black-Ground and Green-Enamel 'Dragon' Vase. Mark and Period of Yongzheng - Photo Sotheby's of elegant ovoid form, the rounded sides rising from a thick tapered footring and recessed base to a short wide neck, vividly decorated around the centre in green enamel reserved on a black ground with two fanciful dragons undulating among scrolling lotus, each with a long, wide-open snout, bushy mane, five-clawed forelegs and an elaborate bifurcated tail forming curls, between... [Lire la suite]
01 octobre 2012

A Rare White-Glazed Ewer and Cover. Early Ming Dynasty-Interregnum - Sotheby's

A Rare White-Glazed Ewer and Cover. Early Ming Dynasty-Interregnum - Photo Sotheby's with a voluminous pear-shaped body resting on a nearly straight foot and extending into a waisted neck with a straight angular rim, the tall curved spout connected to the neck by a scroll strut, opposite a curved strap handle attached horizontally to the neck, enhanced with a raised central ridge and a pointed terminal with three knobs of clay, the handle surmounted by a small 'S'-shaped loop, the domed cover with a vertical rim and a tapered... [Lire la suite]
01 octobre 2012

An Extremely Rare Small Blue And White Double-Gourd 'GRAPES' Bird Feeder Mark And Period Of Xuande

An Extremely Rare Small Blue And White Double-Gourd 'Grapes' Bird Feeder. Mark and Period of Xuande - Photo Sotheby's  with a globular lower bulb, a pear-shaped upper section, set on one side with a small circular lug to attach to the bars of a birdcage, outlined in blue and forming the starting point for a painted grape vine winding around the body, with large leaves and two bunches of grapes on the lower bulb and a single bunch on the upper, between a line border encircling the rim and... [Lire la suite]
01 octobre 2012

A rare Wucai 'Garden' circular box and cover. Mark and period of Wanli

A rare Wucai 'Garden' circular box and cover. Mark and period of Wanli - Photo Sotheby's   of rounded form, thickly potted, the domed cover with a slightly raised central panel and both parts with raised bands at the rims, all supported on a wide, slightly splayed foot, painted overall in a quick and free style in two tones of cobalt blue, and red, green and yellow enamels and black details, the cover with a garden scene with two long-tailed red-and-yellow parrots perched high up in a willow tree, and two... [Lire la suite]

01 octobre 2012

Jadeite 'Dragon' and pink tourmaline pendant

Jadeite 'Dragon' and pink tourmaline pendant - Photo Sotheby's The highly translucent jadeite plaque of intense emerald green colour, finely carved as a flying dragon, symbolising power and royalty. Plaque approximately 46.98 x 29.15 x 5.96mm. Estimation: 3,500,000 - 4,200,000 HKD NOTE DE CATALOGUE: Accompanied by Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory certificate numbered KJ 73932, dated 21 June 2012, stating that the jadeite is natural, known in the trade as ''A Jade''. ... [Lire la suite]
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01 octobre 2012

Fine pair of jadeite 'Leaf' and diamond pendent earrings

Fine pair of jadeite 'Leaf' and diamond pendent earrings - Photo Sotheby's Each suspending a carved jadeite leaf of highly translucent intense emerald green colour, to a surmount set with a cluster of pear-shaped diamonds, joined by brilliant-cut diamonds, the diamonds altogether weighing approximately 4.80 carats, mounted in 18 karat white gold. Leaf approximately 34.28 x 15.51 x 4.86mm and 33.81 x 15.52 x 5.00mm respectively. Estimation: 3,900,000 - 5,000,000 HKD NOTE DE CATALOGUE: Accompanied... [Lire la suite]
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01 octobre 2012

Jadeite 'Laughing Buddha' and diamond pendant necklace

Jadeite 'Laughing Buddha' and diamond pendant necklace - Photo Sotheby's  The translucent jadeite of emerald green colour, carved as a Laughing Buddha, decorated by oval diamonds together weighing approximately 4.20 carats, accompanied by a link chain, mounted in 18 karat white gold, length approximately 440mm. Buddha approximately 30.85 x 35.98 x 7.28mm. Estimation: 4,500,000 - 6,000,000 HKD NOTE DE CATALOGUE: Accompanied by Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory certificate... [Lire la suite]
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01 octobre 2012

Jadeite 'Guanyin' and diamond pendant

Jadeite 'Guanyin' and diamond pendant - Photo Sotheby's The highly translucent jadeite of intense emerald green colour, carved as a Guan Yin, surmounted and framed by brilliant-cut diamonds together weighing approximately 4.25 carats, mounted in 18 karat white gold. Guan Yin approximately 56.95 x 34.60 x 5.17mm. Estimation: 5,300,000 - 6,000,000 HKD NOTE DE CATALOGUE: Accompanied by Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory certificate numbered KJ 73989, dated 25 June 2012, stating that the... [Lire la suite]
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