05 janvier 2013

Stuart Coronation ring, possibly 1660 or earlier

Stuart Coronation ring, possibly 1660 or earlier, with later additions. English. Gold, silver, ruby, diamonds, 2.3 cm x 2.2 cm; bezel: 1.7 x 1.9 cm ruby: 1.3 x 1.5 cm. RCIN 441925 The Royal Collection © 2012, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Charles I(?); Charles II(?); James II; Mary of Modena; thence by descent to Prince Henry Benedict Stuart, Cardinal York; by whom bequeathed to George, Prince of Wales, later George IV, 1807. This ring was bequeathed, to George, Prince of Wales, by Henry... [Lire la suite]
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05 janvier 2013

Oval gold locket with a sapphire cameo portrait of Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603)

The oval gold locket enameled with black and white pea-pod ornament at the sides is mounted on the lid with a sapphire cameo portrait of Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) and with an onyx cameo bust of Cleopatra with the asp on the back. Inside there is an enameled miniature of Charles I (1600-1648) facing front with a melancholy expression, wearing sash of the Order head standing out against a celestial blue ground. Locket: early 17th century, Cameo: second half of the 16th century. Each of the component parts of the locket has a... [Lire la suite]
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05 janvier 2013

Gold, silver, and diamond brooch, set with an octagonal sapphire engraved with the arms of Johann Hugo von Orsbeck (1634-1711)

Gold, silver, and diamond brooch, set with an octagonal sapphire engraved with the arms of Johann Hugo von Orsbeck (1634-1711), appointed Archbishop Prince Elector of Trier, 13 July, and Bishop of Speyer, 16 July 1676, Abbot of Prum and Provost of Weissenburg. Now framed within a foliate border. German. Sapphire intaglio: 17th century. Setting: 19th century.   (source: Diana Scarisbrick)
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05 janvier 2013

Gold ring, the oval bezel with indented border encloses a garnet cameo bust of Charles I, (1600-1649)

Gold ring, the oval bezel with indented border encloses a garnet cameo bust of Charles I, (1600-1649) wearing lace collar, facing three quarters towards the front. The arcaded sides of the bezel are filled with black enamel dotted with white spots, and there is a "memento mori" skull and cross bones enamelled on the back. Plain hoop with forked foliate and scrolled shoulders. Ring and cameo, English, after 1649. This ring would have been made for a supporter of the royal House of Stuart, to express sorrow at the execution in 1649... [Lire la suite]
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05 janvier 2013

Ofuke ware tea bowl in style of Vietnamese ware, 17th century, Edo period. Nagoya, Japan

Ofuke ware tea bowl in style of Vietnamese ware, 17th century, Edo period. Nagoya, Japan © 2012 Smithsonian Institution Stoneware with white slip and cobalt decoration under clear glaze. H: 8.9 W: 14.1 D: 14.1 cm. Gift of Charles Lang Freer F1898.441 
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05 janvier 2013

Tea bowl, 16th century. Later Lê, Mac, or Restored Later Lê dynasty. Vietnam

Tea bowl, 16th century. Later Le, Mac, or Restored Later Le dynasty. Vietnam. F1902.13 © 2012 Smithsonian Institution   Stoneware with cobalt under clear glaze. H: 10.4 W: 13.2 cm.  Bowls of this distinctive shape with a high, cylindrical foot were made at kilns in northern Vietnam.

05 janvier 2013

Bird-Shaped Jar. Vietnam (Annam), 15th century

Bird-Shaped Jar. Vietnam (Annam), 15th century, porcelain with underglaze blue. The Cleveland Museum of Art
05 janvier 2013

Double Ducks Jar. Vietnam (Annam), 15th century

c Double Ducks Jar. Vietnam (Annam), 15th century, porcelain with underglaze blue and iron spots. The Cleveland Museum of Art
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05 janvier 2013

Lavender jadeite 'Pepper' and diamond pendant

Lavender jadeite 'Pepper' and diamond pendant. The translucent jadeite of lavender tone and fine translucency, carved as a pepper, to a hoop set with brilliant-cut diamonds, mounted in 18 karat white gold. Pepper approximately 54.92 x 15.97 x 13.41mm. Estimate: 180,000 - 280,000 HKD -LOT SOLD. 400,000 HKD Accompanied by Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory certificate numbered KJ 60935, dated 20May 2011, stating that the jadeite is natural, known in the trade as "A Jade". Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels... [Lire la suite]
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05 janvier 2013

Icy jadeite, ruby and diaamond 'Snake' bangle

Icy jadeite, ruby and diaamond 'Snake' bangle. Photo Sotheby's The icy jadeite bangle of highly translucent celadon tone, rounded to the outside and flattened to the inside, embraced partially by a snake motif pavé-set with brilliant-cut diamonds together weighing approximately 3.20 carats, highlighted by ruby-set eyes, mounted in 18 karat white gold. Bangle diameter, width and thickness approximately 57.28, 11.30 and 8.85mm respectively. Estimate: 150,000 - 200,000 HKD - LOT SOLD. 212,500 HKD Accompanied by... [Lire la suite]
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