26 avril 2013

A yellow-glazed dish, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521)

 Lot 105. A yellow-glazed dish, Zhengde mark and period(1506-1521); 22.5cm., 8 7/8 in. Estimate 50,000 - 70,000 GBP. Lot sold 56,250 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2013  the rounded sides supported on a tapered foot, covered overall with a pale yellow glaze, the base left white and inscribed with a six-character mark within a double-circle PROVENANCE: A Japanese Private Collection. EXHIBITED: Ming Porcelain, Marchant, London, 2009, cat. no. 12.  NOTE: This dish is notable for... [Lire la suite]

26 avril 2013

A Belle Epoque pearl and diamond brooch, by Cartier

A Belle Epoque pearl and diamond brooch, by Cartier. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 The pavé-set geometrical top with pearl accent suspending a detachable seed pearl tassel pendant with diamond-set openwork cap, 1910s, 9.5 cm. Signed Cartier, no. 3016366. Estimate:  $40,997 – $62,575 Please note that the pearls have not been tested for natural origin Christie's. MAGNIFICENT JEWELS. 15 May 2013. Geneva. www.christies.com
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26 avril 2013

A large blue and white vase, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century - Sotheby's

A large blue and white vase, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century - Sotheby's of rectangular section, the baluster body rising from a stepped foot to a waisted neck and lipped rim, flanked by a pair of archaistic kui dragon handles, the exterior painted with the beribboned bajixiang (Eight Buddhist Treasures) and an baxian (attributes of the Eight Immortals) interspersed amongst meandering floral scrolls, all between stylised floral scrolls divided by keyfret bands, the rim encircled by keyfret... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2013

A pair of Art Deco emerald and diamond ear pendants

A pair of Art Deco emerald and diamond ear pendants. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 The diamond-set circular-shaped openwork tops each suspending a rectangular-cut diamond cluster and a diamond-set pendant with a drop-shaped emerald centre, mounted in platinum and gold, 1930s, adapted. The tops signed Cartier, the pendants signed VCA for Van Cleef & Arpels, no. 46641. Estimate:  $40,997 – $62,575 Christie's. MAGNIFICENT JEWELS. 15 May 2013. Geneva. www.christies.com
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26 avril 2013

A blue and white ‘Scholar’ dish, Wanli mark and period - Sotheby's

A blue and white ‘Scholar’ dish, Wanli mark and period - Sotheby's the rounded sides rising from a tapering foot, painted to the interior with a central medallion enclosing a scholar seated on a riverbank of a landscape with his attendant behind, all encircled by dragons and phoenixes in flight amongstruyi clouds in pursuit of flaming pearls, the exterior with six detached flowering and fruiting sprays, inscribed to the base with a six-character mark within a double-circle, 17.8cm., 7in. Estimation: 60,000 -... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2013

A pair of diamond ear pendants, by Cartier

A pair of diamond ear pendants, by Cartier. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 The pear-shaped and brilliant-cut diamond cluster tops each suspending a brilliant-cut, marquise and pear-shaped diamond pendant centering upon a larger pear-shaped diamond, weighing approximately 2.20 and 1.99 carats, mounted in platinum and gold, 5.4 cm. Signed Cartier London, no. 22264. Estimate:  $51,786 – $73,363 Christie's. MAGNIFICENT JEWELS. 15 May 2013. Geneva. www.christies.com
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26 avril 2013

A tea-dust glazed vase, Qianlong seal mark and period - Sotheby's

A tea-dust glazed vase, Qianlong seal mark and period - Sotheby's the globular body rising from a spreading foot to a tapering neck and everted rim, covered overall in an olive-coloured glaze flecked with a fine yellow mist, the base incised with a six-character seal mark beneath a brown glaze; 19.3cm., 7 5/8 in. Estimation: 70,000 - 90,000 GBP NOTE: A bottle of this shape, glaze and date is illustrated in Tianjin Shi Yishu Bowuguan Cang Ci/Porcelains from the Tianjin Municipal Museum, Hong... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2013

An Art Deco emerald and diamond bracelet

An Art Deco emerald and diamond bracelet. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 The diamond-set openwork band with geometrical motifs, calibré-cut emerald detail, and centering upon triangular-cut emerald and diamond, mounted in platinum, 1920s, 18.3 cm. Estimate:  $62,575 – $80,915 Christie's. MAGNIFICENT JEWELS. 15 May 2013. Geneva. www.christies.com
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26 avril 2013

A fine pair of Chinese export famille-rose enamelled goose tureens and covers, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period - Sotheby's

A fine pair of Chinese export famille-rose enamelled goose tureens and covers, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period - Sotheby's  each naturalistically modelled as a seated goose with webbed feet tucked beneath the body, the head decorated in black and pink enamel with large alert eyes and an orangey-red beak, the long curved neck of the bird forming the handle to the cover, the wings neatly folded over the back of the body and the feathers brightly decorated in black, sepia, blue and... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2013

A pair of Art Deco diamond ear pendants, by Bulgari

A pair of Art Deco diamond ear pendants, by Bulgari. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Each designed as a geometrical baguette and brilliant-cut diamond top suspending a flexible cascade of marquise-shaped diamonds with a pear-shaped diamond terminal, mounted in platinum, 1920s, 7.2 cm, in green leather Bulgari case. By Bulgari. Estimate:  $64,732 – $86,310 THE PROPERTY OF A NOBLE FAMILY Literature: Cf. A. Triossi, BVLGARI 125 years of Italian Magnificence, exhibition catalogue, Grand Palais... [Lire la suite]
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