07 octobre 2012

A daimond ring, by Harry Winston

A  daimond ring, by Harry Winston. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2012 Set with a modified marquise-cut diamond, weighing approximately 11.68 carats, flanked on either side by a tapered baguette-cut diamond, mounted in platinum. Estimate $300,000 - $500,000 Signed Winston for Harry WinstonWith report 2145622285 dated 13 April 2012 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is F color, VS1 clarity; accompanied by a working diagram indicating that the clarity may be improvable  ... [Lire la suite]
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07 octobre 2012

A Rare Rhinocercos Horn Leaf-Shaped Washer. Ming Dynasty, 17th Century

A Rare Rhinocercos Horn Leaf-Shaped Washer. Ming Dynasty, 17th Century - Photo Sotheby's  carved as two large overlapping leaves with veins inside and out, attached to a branch sprouting smaller leaves, the interior with a praying mantis perched at the base of the leaves, the material of a rich brown colour lightening at the edges, wood stand; 12.2 cm., 4 3/4 in. Estimation: 700,000 - 1,000,000 HKD PROVENANCE: Acquired in New York, 1986. NOTE DE CATALOGUE: Rhinoceros horn carvings of water vessels,... [Lire la suite]

07 octobre 2012

A colored diamond ring

A colored diamond ring.  Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2012 Set with a modified cushion-cut fancy intense yellow diamond, weighing approximately 15.06 carats, to the circular-cut yellow diamond gallery and hoop, mounted in gold, ring size 6½. Estimate $320,000 - $500,000 With report 2145649768 dated 30 April 2012 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is fancy intense yellow, natural color, VS1 clarity  Christie's. Magnificent Jewels. 16 October 2012. New York,... [Lire la suite]
07 octobre 2012

A 'Lotus Leaf' Rhinoceros Horn Libation Cup. Ming Dynasty, 17th Century

A 'Lotus Leaf' Rhinoceros Horn Libation Cup. Ming Dynasty, 17th Century -  Photo Sotheby's the well-polished horn of chestnut color, realistically carved and detailed as a furled lotus leaf, tied with a ribbon to stalks of lotus blossoms, millet, prunus and reeds, the tied stalks bending upwards and undercut to form an openwork base and the handle, the interior finely incised with veins and decorated with a fish and three snails carved in high relief, wood stand; length 14.3 cm., 5 5/8... [Lire la suite]
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07 octobre 2012

A Pair of Emerald and Diamond Ear Pendants 

A Pair of Emerald and Diamond Ear Pendants. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2012 Each set with a cushion-cut emerald, weighing approximately 7.70 and 7.03 carats, to the circular-cut diamond surround and gallery, joined by an old mine-cut diamond, weighing approximately 1.74 and 1.71 carats, to the circular-cut diamond French wire, mounted in platinum. Estimate $400,000 - $600,000 With reports 12011023 and 12011024 dated 18 January 2012 from Güblein Gem Lab stating that gemmological testing revealed characteristics consistent... [Lire la suite]
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07 octobre 2012

A Finely Carved Rhinoceros Horn Figure of Budai, 17th Century

A Finely Carved Rhinoceros Horn Figure of Budai, 17th Century - Photo Sotheby's  well carved as a seated Budai, the laughing buddha wearing loose robes draped over his corpulent body, his chest and large stomach bare, his right hand resting on his upturned leg, the other hidden beneath the long sleeves, his head bald with a round and broad smiling face, the horn of rich caramel brown colour with golden undertones, inset with a black lacquered wooden base; height 6.6 cm., 2 5/8... [Lire la suite]


07 octobre 2012

A diamond ring

A diamond ring. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2012 Set with a pear-shaped diamond, weighing approximately 6.10 carats, flanked on either side by a pear-shaped diamond, mounted in platinum. Estimate $400,000 - $600,000 With report 2125998152 dated 17 July 2012 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is D color, internally flawless clarity, with excellent polish and excellent symmetryAccompanied by a supplemental letter stating that the diamond has been determined to be a Type IIa diamond. Type IIa... [Lire la suite]
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07 octobre 2012

A Finely Carved Rhinoceros Horn 'Bird and Flowers' Libation Cup. Qing Dynasty, Early 18th Century - Sotheby's

A Finely Carved Rhinoceros Horn 'Bird and Flowers' Libation Cup. Qing Dynasty, Early 18th Century - Photo Sotheby's the exterior carved to resemble a craggy garden rock surrounded by roses bushes with large blossoms and rosehips and a daylily, with a large undercut flowering hibiscus at one end forming the handle, the gnarly branches laden with open blossoms and buds, extending into and spreading across the rim forming a perch for a bird, the horn of a rich reddish brown color, wood... [Lire la suite]
07 octobre 2012

A diamond ring

A diamond ring. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2012 Set with a rectangular-cut diamond, weighing approximately 6.40 carats, the shoulders set with circular-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum. Estimate $500,000 - $700,000 With report 11368592 dated 1 March 2012 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is D color, flawless clarity I Christie's. Magnificent Jewels. 16 October 2012. New York, Rockefeller Plaza
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07 octobre 2012

A Very Rare and Superbly Carved Rhinoceros Horn Carving of the Hehe Erxian. Mark And Period Of Wanli

A Very Rare and Superbly Carved Rhinoceros Horn Carving of the Hehe Erxian. Mark And Period Of Wanli - Photo Sotheby's  uperbly carved as the Hehe twins, wearing long robes falling around them in numerous undulating folds, seated shoulder to shoulder with their toes sneaking outside the bottom edge, both with finely-detailed, expressive faces with broad grins, dimples and wavy hair, one holding a bat, the other with a circular, broad-rimmed straw hat trailing down the back to a covered wicker box, the base lacquered and... [Lire la suite]


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