28 octobre 2013

Sapphire and diamond brooch-pendant, Van Cleef & Arpels

Sapphire and diamond brooch-pendant, Van Cleef & Arpels. Photo Sotheby's. Of floral design, set with oval sapphires, brilliant-cut and marquise-shaped diamonds, signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered, French assay marks, hinged pendant loop to the reverse. Estimate 19,000 — 29,000 CHF Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. Geneva | 13 Nov 2013 - www.sothebys.com
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28 octobre 2013

A large blue and white ‘Dragon’ dish, Ming dynasty, late 15th-early 16th century

A large blue and white ‘Dragon’ dish, Ming dynasty, late 15th-early 16th century. Photo Sotheby's. sturdily potted with rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a wide and everted rim, the interior freely painted with a central medallion enclosing a sinuous coiled dragon (xiangcaolong) grasping a lotus spray in its mouth, all surrounded by a ruyi band and three further dragons pacing along the well with lotus sprays in their mouths, the rim encircled by a classic scroll, the decoration repeated on the... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2013

Sapphire and diamond ring, Boucheron

Sapphire and diamond ring, Boucheron. Photo Sotheby's. The octagonal step-cut sapphire weighing 21.60 carats, to single-cut diamond shoulders, size 54, signed Boucheron and numbered, French assay mark. Estimate 185,000 — 230,000 CHF  Accompanied by SSEF report no. 68684, stating that the sapphire is of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. Geneva | 13 Nov 2013 - www.sothebys.com
28 octobre 2013

A blue and white ‘dragon’ bowl, Wanli Mark And Period

A blue and white ‘dragon’ bowl, Wanli Mark And Period. Photo Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a gently flaring rim, painted to the interior with a central medallion enclosing a ferocious dragon writhing amongst clouds, the rim encircled with a band of lança characters, similarly decorated to the exterior with four round medallions each enclosing a leafy peony spray, all divided by stylised ruyi clouds, the base with a six-character reign mark within a double-circle,... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2013

Pair of very fine sapphire and diamond ear clips

Pair of very fine sapphire and diamond ear clips. Photo Sotheby's. Each set with a sugarloaf cabochon sapphire weighing 32.47 and 36.80 carats respectively, accented with tapered baguette diamonds. Estimate:  455,000 – 725,000 CHF Accompanied by SSEF report no. 67244 and Gübelin report no. 13040146/1 & 2, each stating that the sapphires are of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating, the SSEF and Gübelin reports each with an appendix letter expressing the rarity of these sapphires. ... [Lire la suite]
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28 octobre 2013

A large blue and white 'Lotus pond' ovoid vase, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 94. A large blue and white 'Lotus pond' ovoid vase, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566); 37cm, 14 ½in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Lot sold 47,500 GBP . Photo Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising to a short waisted neck and lipped rim, painted to the exterior with a continuous design of ducks swimming in and flying above a pond with flowering lotus, below a band of keyfret to the neck, with a rectangular cartouche enclosing the six-character reign mark, wood... [Lire la suite]

28 octobre 2013

Sapphire and diamond clip, Sterlé, 1950s

Sapphire and diamond clip, Sterlé, 1950s. Photo Sotheby's. Featuring a cabochon sapphire, highlighted with radiating circular-cut diamonds, surmounted with a motif of crossover design set with circular-cut and baguette diamonds, signed Sterlé, numbered, French assay and marker’s marks. Estimate:  20,000 – 35,000 CHF Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. Geneva | 13 Nov 2013 - www.sothebys.com
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28 octobre 2013

A wood-mounted blue and white ‘Dragon’ panel, Wanli mark and period

A wood-mounted blue and white ‘Dragon’ panel, Wanli mark and period. Photo Sotheby's. of rectangular form, brightly painted with a pair of five-clawed dragons writhing amongst stylised clouds contesting a flaming pearl, framed in wood; 23 by 20.5cm., 9 1/8  by 8 1/8 in. Estimation 5,000 — 7,000 GBP  Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London | 06 nov. 2013 - http://www.sothebys.com
28 octobre 2013

Sapphire and diamond ring, Ronald Abram

Sapphire and diamond ring, Ronald Abram. Photo Sotheby's. Claw-set with a cushion-shaped sapphire weighing 4.52 carats, between heart-shaped diamond shoulders, size 491/2, signed Ronald Abram. Estimate:  140,000 – 185,000 CHF Accompanied by SSEF report no. 69958, and Gübelin report no. 050904, dated 15 September 2005, each stating that the sapphire is of Kashmir origin, with no indications of heating, the SSEF report also stating ‘Royal Blue’ colour. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. Geneva | 13 Nov... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2013

A blue and white ‘Longevity’ bowl, Wanli mark and period

A blue and white ‘Longevity’ bowl, Wanli mark and period. Photo Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot, painted to the exterior with four shou characters between line borders, the interior with a central medallion enclosing a fu character, encircled at the rim with double-line borders, the base with a six-character reign mark within a double rectangle; 15cm., 5 7/8 in. Estimation 4,000 - 6,000 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of... [Lire la suite]