10 novembre 2013

Emerald and diamond ring, Bulgari

Emerald and diamond ring, Bulgari. Photo courtesy Sotheby's The step-cut emerald weighing 5.40 carats, framed with brilliant-cut diamonds and triangular and tapered baguette diamond shoulders, signed Bulgari, ring size 53.  Accompanied by SSEF report no. 69318, stating that the emerald is of Colombian origin, with a minor amount of oil in fissures.  Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. Genève | 13 nov. 2013 - www.sothebys.com
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10 novembre 2013

A fine Ming-style pea-green-glazed incised 'lotus bouquet' dish, Yongzheng

A fine Ming-style pea-green-glazed incised 'lotus bouquet' dish, Yongzheng. Photo courtesy Bonham's The heavily-potted dish delicately incised with two lotus flowers and three leaves issuing from stems tied with a trailing ribbon, all encircled by chrysanthemum scrolls beneath the flat rim incised with classic scroll, the exterior similarly incised with chrysanthemum scrolls, the interior and exterior all covered with a very pale green glaze. 35cm (13¾in) diam. Estimate £8,000 - 12,000 (€9,600 - 14,000) - Unsold... [Lire la suite]
10 novembre 2013

Emerald and diamond ring

Emerald and diamond ring. Photo courtesy Sotheby's The step-cut emerald weighing 3.91 carats, claw-set between collet-set trillion-shaped diamonds, size 521/2. Estimate   26,000 — 35,000 Accompanied by Gübelin report no. 13030045, stating that the emerald is of Colombian origin, with indications of minor clarity enhancement. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. Genève | 13 nov. 2013 - www.sothebys.com
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10 novembre 2013

A celadon-glazed carved baluster jar, 18th century

A celadon-glazed carved baluster jar, 18th century. Photo courtesy Bonham's The exterior finely carved with four various mythical beasts amidst cloud scrolls and flames, each depicted with a sturdy body and a long stout tail with one also depicted with a pair of wings, each standing on jagged rocks protruding from swirling waves, all beneath a interlocking ruyi-head border, covered in a celadon glaze of lustrous tone, the base unglazed, wood stand. 30.2cm (12in) high (2). Sold for £10,625 (€12,720) Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
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10 novembre 2013

Finial of Hat with Ruby Inlay, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Finial of Hat with Ruby Inlay, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Gilt copper, ruby, and kingfisher feathers. National Palace Museum Collection
10 novembre 2013

Gold Hat Finial. Forbidden City

Gold Hat Finial. Forbidden City This dragon shaped gold hat finial, inlaid with pearls, dates to the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912).
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10 novembre 2013

Diamond ring

Diamond ring. Photo courtesy Sotheby's Set to the centre with a brilliant-cut diamond weighing 6.91 carats, the mount pavé-set with similarly cut stones,size 54. Estimate   23,000 — 32,000 Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. Genève | 13 nov. 2013 - www.sothebys.com
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10 novembre 2013

A blanc-de-chine figure of Guandi, 17th century

A blanc-de-chine figure of Guandi, 17th century. Photo courtesy Bonham's The figure finely modelled wearing a cloth cap tied in a simple knot over the head with two trailing ribbons, the face with steeply-slanting eyes beneath frowning brows and the mouth surrounded by holes for a moustache and beard, the hands clasped across the rounded belly and concealed beneath long flowing sleeves, the figure standing on an integral base deeply incised, all covered in a rich creamy glaze.46cm (18 1/8in) high. Sold for £25,000... [Lire la suite]
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10 novembre 2013

Unmounted ruby

Unmounted ruby. Photo courtesy Sotheby's The oval ruby weighing 9.81 carats. Estimate   25,000 — 35,000 CHF Accompanied by SSEF report no.66848, stating that the ruby is of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating.  Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. Genève | 13 nov. 2013 - www.sothebys.com
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10 novembre 2013

A fine blanc-de-chine archaistic incense burner, 17th century

A fine blanc-de-chine archaistic incense burner, 17th century. Photo courtesy Bonham's The pure white body raised on a stepped foot and delicately incised around the middle with leiwen scrolls between ribbed bands, each handle formed as a loop terminating with an animal head beneath the flaring rim, all covered in a clear glaze of slightly bluish tone. 14.5cm (5¾in) wide. Sold for £2,250 (€2,693) Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART. London, New Bond Street. 7 Nov 2013