02 mai 2013

Natural pearl and diamond brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels, 1951

Natural pearl and diamond brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels, 1951 - Sothebys The surmount of floral design set with natural pearls and brilliant-cut diamonds, suspending lines of baguette diamonds, each terminating on a natural pearl drop,signed Van Cleef & Arpels and numbered. Estimate:  38,000 – 58,000 CHF Accompanied by SSEF report no. 67297, stating that the seven drop-shaped pearls were found to be natural, saltwater, and that due to the mounting the smaller pearls have not been tested. ... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2013

An important Transitional zitan calligrapher's table, China, 17th century and later.

An important Transitional zitan calligrapher's table, China, 17th century and later. Photo Nagel Auktionen The cleated rectangular top above three frieze drawers, raised on square slightly tapered legs with pierced angles and ending in scroll feet, fine 'huang' patina. 90x174x48 cm. Estimate 12 000-15 000 € Originally with fixed panel frieze, likely adapted during the reign of Qianlong to accommodate extant three drawer configuration. The emperor Yongle (1403-24) passed an edict that the timber was to be used for... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2013

Pair of natural pearl and diamond pendent earrings - Sothebys

Pair of natural pearl and diamond pendent earrings - Sothebys Each suspending a pear-shaped diamond of faint yellow tint, framed with brilliant-cut diamonds accented with natural pearls, each surmount set with rose diamonds and a button-shaped natural pearl. Estimate:  75,000 – 115,000 CHF Accompanied by SSEF report no. 67609, stating that the pearls were found to be natural, saltwater. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels. Genève | 14 mai 2013 www.sothebys.com
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02 mai 2013

A fine carved huanghuali cabinet with ivory details, Vietnam, 1st half 19th century

A fine carved huanghuali cabinet with ivory details, Vietnam, 1st half 19th century. Photo Nagel Auktionen with openwork elements, finely carved ivory elements and mother-of-pearl inlays - 134x120x37 cm. Estimate 14 000-18 000 € Property from an important German private collection Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art, 2013/05/10. http://www.auction.de
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02 mai 2013

Very fine natural pearl and diamond necklace, Chaumet

Very fine natural pearl and diamond necklace, Chaumet - Sothebys Designed as three rows of graduated natural pearls measuring from approximately 4.6 to 9.9mm, the geometric clasp pavé-set with carré- and single-cut diamonds, length of shortest row approximately 420mm, clasp detaches to allow pearls to be worn as a single or double strand, signed Chaumet, French assay and maker’s marks. Estimate:  250,000 – 370,000 CHF Accompanied by SSEF report no. 68171, stating that the pearls were found to be... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2013

A pair of square elm stools, China, 2nd half 18th century

A pair of square elm stools, China, 2nd half 18th century. Photo Nagel Auktionen The square frame, supported by a bowed cross-shaped brace, with a soft mat seat above straight aprons on corner-legs with floor stretches and horse-hoof feet  - Minor restorations. 45 x 69 x 69 cm. Estimate 15 000-18 000 € Property from a German private collection, bought from Venzke, Berlin in the 1990ies Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art, 2013/05/10. http://www.auction.de
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02 mai 2013

Spectacular natural pearl and diamond necklace, Bulgari

Spectacular natural pearl and diamond necklace, Bulgari - Sothebys Of swag design, embellished with circular, single-, carré-cut and baguette diamonds, suspending a fringe of drop-shaped natural pearls measuring from approximately 8.5 x 8.7 x 11.6mm to 10.9 x 11.5 x 17.7mm, signed Bulgari and numbered. Estimate:  940,000 – 1,900,000 CHF Accompanied by SSEF report no. 67466, stating that the pearls were found to be natural, saltwater. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels. Genève | 14 mai... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2013

A huanghuali table, China, Ming-Qing dynasty.

A huanghuali table, China, Ming-Qing dynasty. Photo Nagel Auktionen The plane plate above straight aprons on recessed legs with elongated bridle-joints with five strechers. Restorations. 80 x 104 x 67 cm. Estimate 15 000-18 000 € Property from a Hamburg private collection, bought February 2nd, 1998 from Venzke Asian Art, Berlin  Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art, 2013/05/10. http://www.auction.de
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02 mai 2013

A cultured pearl and diamond necklace, by Bulgari

A cultured pearl and diamond necklace, by Bulgari. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 With five pavé-set diamond hoop links, the central one set with a button-shaped cultured pearl, to the gold link chain, 40.5 cm Signed Bulgari. Estimate CHF8,000 – CHF10,000 Christie's. MAGNIFICENT JEWELS. 15 May 2013. Geneva
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02 mai 2013

Rare objects to lead Sotheby's Sale of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

A White and Russet Jade ‘Longevity’ Ruyi sceptre, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong period. Estimate £100,000-150,000. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Sotheby’s London will present for sale a range of over 350 Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art on 15 May 2013. The auction comprises an exemplary selection of important Chinese ceramics and jades, and will include a distinguished group of rare objects with exceptional provenance. The sale also features several notable collections, including Imperial Qing Ceramics and Works of Art from a Far... [Lire la suite]