29 octobre 2013

Turquoise and diamond parure, Schlumberger, 1960s

Turquoise and diamond parure, Schlumberger, 1960s. Photo Sotheby's Comprising: a necklace designed as fronds decorated with cabochon turquoises and circular-, single-cut and baguette diamonds, length approximately 385mm; a pair of ear clips and two rings en suite, size 49 and 50 respectively; each signed Schlumberger, one small diamond deficient. Estimate 92,000 — 138,000 CHF  Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. Geneva | 13 Nov 2013 - http://www.sothebys.com
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29 octobre 2013

A ‘Robin’s Egg’-glazed vase, hu, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

Lot 319. A ‘Robin’s Egg’-glazed vase, hu, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period; 30.5cm., 12in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Lot sold 27,500 €. Photo Sotheby's the pear-shaped body rising from a gently spreading foot to a waisted neck with lipped rim, the shoulder encircled with two raised fillets, flanked by a pair of elephant handles, covered overall in a cascading turquoise-blue glaze mottled with lavender, Japanese wood box. Quantité: 2. Provenance: Gallery Kochukyo, Tokyo, acquired in 1962 ... [Lire la suite]
29 octobre 2013

 The ‘Pigeon Heart Ruby’ ring, Cartier

The ‘Pigeon Heart Ruby’ ring, Cartier. Photo Sotheby's The cushion-shaped cabochon ruby weighing 31.30 carats, claw-set to a mount accented with brilliant-cut diamonds, size 51, signed Cartier, numbered, French assay and maker’s marks, case by Cartier. Estimate:  365,000 – 545,000 CHF Accompanied by SSEF report no.68467, stating that the ruby is of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating. Additionally accompanied by Cartier Certificate of Authenticity no. 82 and a photocopy of the original design by... [Lire la suite]
29 octobre 2013

A copper-red glazed dish, Qianlong Seal Mark And Period

A copper-red glazed dish, Qianlong Seal Mark And Period. Photo Sotheby's the rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a gently flaring rim, covered overall in a rich liver-red glaze thinning to white at the rim, the base with a six-character seal mark; 18cm., 7 1/8 in. Estimation 4,000 - 6,000 GBP  Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London | 06 nov. 2013 - http://www.sothebys.com
29 octobre 2013

An incised yellow-glazed bowl, Qianlong Seal Mark And Period

An incised yellow-glazed bowl, Qianlong Seal Mark And Period. Photo Sotheby's the rounded sides supported on a straight foot, finely incised to the exterior with four floral medallions divided by stylised ruyi clouds above a lappet band, the interior similarly decorated with a central floral medallion, all between double-line borders, covered overall in a rich egg-yolk yellow glaze, the white base inscribed with a six-character seal mark; 12cm., 4 3/4 in. Estimation 6,000 — 10,000 GBP  ... [Lire la suite]
29 octobre 2013

Magnificent and truly exceptional fancy vivid yellow diamond ring

Magnificent and truly exceptional fancy vivid yellow diamond ring. Photo Sotheby's The marquise-shaped fancy vivid yellow diamond weighing 20.80 carats, claw-set between shoulders embellished with single-cut diamonds, size 47. Estimate 1,600,000 — 2,500,000 CHF Accompanied by GIA report no. 1102404570, stating that the diamond is Fancy Vivid Yellow, Natural Colour, VS1 Clarity. This stone is truly magnificent in that it is an unmodified marquise-shaped diamond cut in the early part of the 20th century,... [Lire la suite]
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29 octobre 2013

Important natural pearl and diamond pendant, early 20th century

Important natural pearl and diamond pendant, early 20th century. Photo Sotheby's Featuring a drop-shaped natural pearl of light brownish grey tint, measuring 14.92 x 15.00 x 20.44mm, suspended from a surmount millegrain-set with circular- and single-cut diamonds. Estimate 185,000 — 275,000 CHF  Accompanied by SSEF report no. 69010, stating that the pearl was found to be natural, saltwater, with no indications of artificial colour modification. FROM A NOBLE FAMILY Sotheby's. Magnificent... [Lire la suite]
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29 octobre 2013

Important natural pearl sautoir of extraordinary length

Important natural pearl sautoir of extraordinary length. Photo Sotheby's Composed of a strand of six hundred and thirty variously sized natural pearls, measuring from approximately 2.80 to 8.65mm, length approximately 343cm. Estimation 140,000 - 230,000 GBP Accompanied by SSEF report no. 69714, stating that the pearls were found to be natural, saltwater. Provenance: Jewels from the Collection of Odile de Richelieu, Countess Gabriel de La Rochefoucauld, Princess de La Rochefoucauld... [Lire la suite]
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29 octobre 2013

Pair of natural pearl and diamond earrings

Pair of natural pearl and diamond earrings. Photo Sotheby's Each button-shaped natural pearl measuring approximately 15.67 x 16.06 x 13.90mm and 15.58 x 16.01 x 11.66mm respectively, weighing 27.80 and 20.66 carats including metal lining, suspended from a surmount set with a cushion- and two pear-shaped diamonds, pearls may be unscrewed and attached to additional ear stud fittings. Estimation 230,000 - 410,000 GBP Accompanied by SSEF report no. 68485, stating that the two pearls were found to be natural,... [Lire la suite]
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29 octobre 2013

An anhua and incised white-glazed bowl, lianzi wan, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 305. An anhua and incised white-glazed bowl, lianzi wan, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425); 21cm., 8 1/4 in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Lot sold 68,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the deep rounded sides supported on a straight foot, decorated in anhua to the interior with a floral medallion, enclosed by radiating stiff petal lappets below a band of breaking waves at the rim, the exterior incised with an undulating floral scroll bearing alternating chrysanthemum and camellia blossoms... [Lire la suite]