06 novembre 2012

Van Cleef & Arpels, Le Nôtre necklace

Van Cleef & Arpels, Le Nôtre necklace
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06 novembre 2012

A blue and white dish for the Portuguese Market, Ming Dynasty, Wanli Period (1573-1620)

Lot 340. A blue and white dish for the Portuguese Market. Ming Dynasty, Wanli Period (1573-1620); 36.2cm., 14 1/4 in. Estimate 4,000 - 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,625 GBP. photo Sotheby's the shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to a flaring everted rim, the interior painted in underglaze-blue with a butterfly hovering above two qilin amid floral blossoms and lingzhi sprays, all encircled by butterflies and fruiting sprays, the rim with a pavilion and monastery design... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 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 - CHF280,000Accompanied by report no. 62003 dated 6 February 2012 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the emerald is of Colombian origin,... [Lire la suite]
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06 novembre 2012

A blue and white bowl, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620)

Lot 337. A blue and white bowl, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620); 19.4cm., 7 5/8 in. Estimate 15,000 - 20,000 GBP. Lot sold 18,750 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a flared rim, the interior painted with a central medallion enclosing two dragons contesting a flaming pearl amongst clouds, surrounded by four detached lingzhi sprays with radiating leafy tendrils, the exterior with four jardinières of pomegranates between bands of beribboned precious... [Lire la suite]
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06 novembre 2012

Avakian. Pear shape emerald necklace

Avakian. Pear shape emerald necklace
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06 novembre 2012

A blue and white 'Hundred Boys' box and cover, Ming Dynasty, 16th century

Lot 336. A blue and white 'Hundred Boys' box and cover. Ming Dynasty, 16th century; 29.5cm., 11 5/8 in. Estimate 4,000 - 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 6,875 GBP. Photo Sotheby's of circular form, the cover painted with boys engaged in various literati pursuits including calligraphy, chess, painting appreciation and playing the qin, all encircled by further boys at play, the box similarly decorated, divided into seven shaped compartments to the interior. Quantité: 2. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]

06 novembre 2012

David Morris. Old-Mine Natural Colombian Emerald & Diamond Necklace

David Morris. Old-Mine Natural Colombian Emerald & Diamond Necklace. Total Emerald Weight 83,90cts; Total Diamond Weight 86,60ct. 
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06 novembre 2012

A blue and white 'Lotus pond' jardinière, Ming Dynasty, 16th century

Lot 335. A blue and white 'Lotus pond' jardinière, Ming Dynasty, 16th century; 52.5cm., 20 3/4 in. Estimate 7,000 - 9,000 GBP. Lot sold 10,625 GBP. Photo Sotheby's heavily potted with rounded tapering sides, the exterior painted with ducks swimming amongst a lotus pond with waterweeds, all below a foliate scroll with ruyi motifs, the top of the rim encircled with a further foliate scroll band Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London, 07 nov. 2012
06 novembre 2012

The Hooker Emerald

The Hooker emerald brooch (G7719). Photo by Chip Clark. This superb 75.47-carat Colombian emerald was once the property of Abdul Hamid II, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1876-1909), who according to legend, wore it in his belt buckle. Tiffany & Co. purchased the emerald at auction in 1911 and initially set it into a tiara, featured in the New York World’s Fair “House of Jewels” exhibit in 1940. In 1950, it was mounted in its current brooch setting and was featured on the first page of the Tiffany Christmas catalogue. In its... [Lire la suite]
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06 novembre 2012

A wucai 'dragon' chess jar, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620)

Lot 334. A wucai 'dragon' chess jar, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620); 14cm., 5 1/2 in. Estimate 40,000 - 60,000 GBP. Lot sold 91,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's heavily potted with a squat ovoid body, the exterior painted with blue and red dragons pacing above turbulent waves in pursuit of flaming pearls, the rim with a meandering foliate scroll and the foot with a band of florets on cresting waves, the central countersunk base inscribed with a six-character Wanli mark within a double-circle, Japanese... [Lire la suite]