20 septembre 2013

 A coral, onyx and diamond bracelet

A coral, onyx and diamond bracelet. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Designed as a series of old European-cut diamond and onyx square-shaped links, alternating with calibré-cut cabochon coral and onyx spacers with old European-cut diamond detail, mounted in platinum, 6 7/8 ins. Estimate:  $8,000 – $12,000  Christie's. MAGNIFICENT JEWELS. 15 October 2013. New York, Rockefeller Plaza.
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20 septembre 2013

A superb white-glazed anhua-decorated 'Flower' bowl, Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period

A superb white-glazed anhua-decorated 'Flower' bowl, Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period. Photo: Sotheby's. elegantly potted with deep rounded sides rising steeply from a slightly tapered foot, the exterior faintly incised with a row of elongated lotus petals between a band of key-fret at the rim and a 'classic' scroll encircling the foot, the interior finely decorated inanhua with alternating sprigs of chrysanthemum and camellia below a border of crested waves, applied overall with an even 'sweet... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2013

A pair of sapphire and diamond ear pendants, by Cartier

A pair of sapphire and diamond ear pendants, by Cartier. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Each suspending a drop-shaped faceted sapphire, to the single-cut diamond scrolling surmount, mounted in platinum. Signed Cartier, no. 2317760. Estimate:  $70,000 – $100,000 With report 13025135 1 and 2 dated 18 February 2013 from Gübelin Gem Lab stating that gemmological testing revealed characteristics consistent with those of sapphires originating from Sri Lanka (Ceylon). No indications of heating. ... [Lire la suite]
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20 septembre 2013

A blue and white 'Dragon' zhadou, Mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521)

Lot 212. A blue and white 'Dragon' zhadou, Mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521); diameter 14.6 cm., 5 3/4  in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot sold 750,000  HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. well potted with a rounded lower body supported on a splayed foot, rising to a wide flared neck, freely painted around the exterior in deft strokes of cobalt blue with two five-clawed dragons writhing among lotus flowers borne on a continuous meander, each with bulging eyes, wide open jaws and a... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2013

A pair of diamond and gold ear pendants, by David Webb

A pair of diamond and gold ear pendants, by David Webb. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Each suspending a detachable circular-cut diamond and sculpted 18k gold open pendant, to the tapered surmount of similar design, mounted in 18k gold and platinum. Signed David Webb (2). Estimate:  $10,000 – $15,000  Christie's. MAGNIFICENT JEWELS. 15 October 2013. New York, Rockefeller Plaza.
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20 septembre 2013

A yellow-glazed bowl, Mark and period of Zhengde

A yellow-glazed bowl, Mark and period of Zhengde. Photo: Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to a gently everted rim, applied overall with a rich yellow glaze of deep even tone, the unglazed footring burnt orange around the inner edge, the white base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a double ring; 18.4 cm., 7 1/4  in. Estimation 400,000 — 600,000 HKD (40,239 - 60,359 EUR) Provenance: Collection of E.T. Chow (by repute).Littleton... [Lire la suite]

20 septembre 2013

 A diamond and gold necklace, by Verdura

A diamond and gold necklace, by Verdura. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Designed as a series of circular-cut diamond hoops, joined by sculpted 18k gold knotted links, mounted in 18k gold, 16 ins. Signed Verdura, Germany. Estimate:  $15,000 – $20,000 Christie's. MAGNIFICENT JEWELS. 15 October 2013. New York, Rockefeller Plaza.
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20 septembre 2013

An underglaze-blue and yellow-enamel 'Gardenia' dish, Mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521)

Lot 213. An underglaze-blue and yellow-enamel 'Gardenia' dish, Mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521); 20 cm, 7 7/8  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HK. Lot sold 937,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot, freely painted on the interior in shaded tones of cobalt with a leafy branch bearing two five-petalled gardenia blooms and a tightly closed bud, encircled on the cavetto by fruiting branches of pomegranate, grape, peach and a beribboned lotus... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2013

A pair of diamond and yellow sapphire ear clips, by Van Cleef & Arpels

A pair of diamond and yellow sapphire ear clips, by Van Cleef & Arpels. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Each designed as a circular-cut diamond and yellow sapphire flower blossom, mounted in 18k gold, with French assay marks. Signed Van Cleef & Arpels, no. BL6519. Estimate:  $10,000 – $15,000  Christie's. MAGNIFICENT JEWELS. 15 October 2013. New York, Rockefeller Plaza.
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20 septembre 2013

A fine yellow-glazed dish, Mark and period of Zhengde

A fine yellow-glazed dish, Mark and period of Zhengde. Photo: Sotheby's. with shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to a slightly everted rim, applied overall with an even yellow glaze of rich egg-yolk tone, save for the base left white and inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a double ring; 17.7 cm., 7 in. Estimation 300,000 — 400,000 HKD (30,180 - 40,239 EUY= Provenance: Collection of Lady William Clayton.Christie's London, 16th... [Lire la suite]