14 novembre 2013

A fine and rare pair of wucai 'dragon and phoenix' dishes, Wanli six-character marks and of the period

A fine and rare pair of wucai 'dragon and phoenix' dishes, Wanli six-character marks and of the period. Photo courtesy Bonhams Each with shallow sides ending in everted rims rising from a short recessed circular foot, the central cartouche with a forward-facing five-clawed dragon above two phoenixes guarding the flaming pearl in flight amongst wispy clouds, encircled within a frieze of crashing waves and floral petals interspersed between an auspicious four-character blessing at the compass points, the exterior decorated with... [Lire la suite]

14 novembre 2013

An impressive ruby and diamond necklace, by Van Cleef and Arpels, 1969

An impressive ruby and diamond necklace, by Van Cleef and Arpels, 1969. Photo courtesy Bonhams Designed as a series of cabochon rubies within a surround of brilliant-cut diamonds, each cluster connected by pairs of brilliant-cut diamonds and a single cabochon ruby, the articulated back chain and clasp set with similarly cut diamonds and rubies, diamonds approximately 33.50 carats total, rubies approximately 160.00 carats total, signed V.C.A., numbered, length 45.7cm. Estimate HK$ 1.6 million - 2.4 million... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2013

An extremely rare blue and white 'dragon and bajixiang' jarlet and cover, Wanli six-character mark and of the period

  Lot 219. An extremely rare blue and white 'dragon and bajixiang' jarlet and cover, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619); 7.6cm diam. (2). Estimate HK$ 1.5 million - 1.8 million (€140,000 - 170,000). Sold for HK$ 1,960,000 (€ 206,748). Photo courtesy Bonhams. Well potted in the form of a wide guan with concave circular foot rising to high and prominent shoulders ending in a short mouthrim, the exterior decorated with four dragon medallions in... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2013

A fancy coloured diamond and diamond ring

A fancy coloured diamond and diamond ring. Photo courtesy Bonhams The step-cut fancy vivid yellow diamond, weighing 3.06 carats, between trapeze-cut diamonds, colourless diamonds approximately 1.00 carat total, ring size 5¾. Estimate HK$ HK$ 1.01 million - 1.17 million '€97,000 - 110,000) Accompanied by a GIA report stating the diamond is natural, fancy vivid yellow colour and of VS2 clarity. Report number 14811934, dated 31 January 2006.  Bonhams. FINE JEWELLERY & JADEITE. Hong... [Lire la suite]
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14 novembre 2013

A very fine and rare blue and white 'eight trigrams' bowl, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period

A very fine and rare blue and white 'eight trigrams' bowl, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period. Photo courtesy Bonhams The interior with a central cartouche of two phoenixes chasing one another within a double-circle border, encircled by further four phoenixes in flight amidst wispyruyi-head cloud scrolls beneath a meandering vine scroll at the rim, the exterior with a continuous scene of flying cranes dividing eight trigrams above rockwork, all beautifully painted between upward plantain leaves at the foot... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2013

A fancy coloured diamond and diamond ring

A fancy coloured diamond and diamond ring. Photo courtesy Bonhams The radiant-cut fancy deep green-yellow diamond, weighing 5.02 carats, within a stepped border of brilliant-cut diamonds, the shoulders set with brilliant and square-cut diamonds, diamonds approximately 1.95 carats total, ring size 6. Estimate HK$ 1.55 million - 2.5 million (€150,000 - 240,000) Accompanied by a GIA report stating that the diamond is natural, fancy deep green-yellow colour and of VS2 clarity. Report numbered 2155551421, dated... [Lire la suite]
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14 novembre 2013

A fine Imperial yellow-glazed saucer dish, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period

A fine Imperial yellow-glazed saucer dish, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period. Photo courtesy Bonhams Luxuriously covered in a rich egg-yolk-yellow glaze, the base with a six-character Imperial kaishu mark in underglaze-blue within double circles. 22.2cm diam. Estimate HK$ 650,000 - 750,000 (€62,000 - 72,000) Compare a similar but larger Imperial yellow-glazed dish with incised mark and a yellow-glazed bowl dated to the Jiajing period in the Qing court collection, Palace Museum,... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2013

A diamond bracelet

A diamond bracelet. Photo courtesy Bonhams Comprising four rows of brilliant-cut diamonds, terminating in a clasp pavé-set with brilliant-cut diamonds, diamonds approximately 46.60 carats total, length 17.8cm. Estimate HK$ 775,000 - 975,000 (€75,000 - 94,000) Bonhams. FINE JEWELLERY & JADEITE. Hong Kong. 23 Nov 2013
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14 novembre 2013

A fine Imperial yellow-glazed saucer dish, Hongzhi six-character mark and of the period

A fine Imperial yellow-glazed saucer dish, Hongzhi six-character mark and of the period. Photo courtesy Bonhams Covered all over in an even rich yellow egg-yolk glaze, the base with a six-character Imperial kaishu mark within double circles in underglaze-blue. 21.3cm diam. Estimate HK$ 400,000 - 600,000 (€38,000 - 58,000) There are not very many examples of Hongzhi period (1488-1505) ceramic wares that remain from this short seventeen years reign, even in important museum collections around the... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2013

A diamond bracelet

A diamond bracelet. Photo courtesy Bonhams The highly articulated bracelet comprising four rows of brilliant-cut diamonds of yellow tint, joined by a clasp pavé-set with brilliant-cut diamonds, diamonds approximately 47.85 carats total, colourless diamonds approximately 1.25 carats total, length 17.2cm. Estimate HK$  660,000 - 860,000 (€63,000 - 83,000) Bonhams. FINE JEWELLERY & JADEITE. Hong Kong. 23 Nov 2013
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