16 novembre 2013

A famille rose green-ground 'lotus' altar vessel and cover, dou, Qianlong seal mark and of the period

Lot 232. A famille rose green-ground 'lotus' altar vessel and cover, dou, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 27.8cm high. Estimate HK$ 700,000 - 900,000 (€67,000 - 86,000). Sold for HK$ 1,480,000 (€ 156,116). Photo courtesy Bonhams.  Potted above a splayed foot surmounted by a spherical body, the domed cover ending in a compressed circular knop at the tip, the exterior decorated in three tiers with each featuring four stylised lotus sprays issuing vine scrolls, bordered... [Lire la suite]

16 novembre 2013

A fine and very rare large sky-blue-glazed hexagonal vase, Qianlong four-character seal mark and of the period

A fine and very rare large sky-blue-glazed hexagonal vase, Qianlong four-character seal mark and of the period. Photo courtesy Bonhams. Heavily potted with vertically-ribbed sides, a splayed foot, high shoulders and a flaring trumpet neck, covered all over in thick lustrous sky-blue glaze with natural irregular craqueleur. 46.8cm high. Estimate HK$ 1.2 million - 1.6 million (€110,000 - 150,000) Compare a similar-sized and related hexagonal vase with Yongzheng seal mark in the Qing court collection,... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2013

A fine and rare flambe-glazed 'elephant handle' pear-shaped vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period

A fine and rare flambe-glazed 'elephant handle' pear-shaped vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period. Photo courtesy Bonhams. The slender neck converging towards a thickly lipped mouth, flanked by a pair of thin elephant-head handles, all lustrously decorated in a thick purplish-red glaze with striking streaks of creamy bluish glaze, the base impressed with a six-character Imperial zhuanshuseal mark. 22cm high. Estimate HK$ 1.2 million - 1.5 million (€110,000 - 140,000) The form of... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2013

A sapphire and diamond ring, circa 1920

A sapphire and diamond ring, circa 1920. Photo courtesy Bonhams. Of shield design, the triangular-shaped sapphire, weighing 4.52 carats, within a baguette, triangular and brilliant-cut diamond surround, diamonds approximately 1.25 carats total, ring size 5. Estimate HK$ 156,000 - 234,000 (€15,000 - 22,000) Accompanied by a SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute report stating that the natural sapphire has no indications of heat treatment and originates from Sri Lanka (Ceylon). Report number 66371, dated 15... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2013

A diamond three-stone ring

A diamond three-stone ring. Photo courtesy Bonhams. The step-cut diamond, weighing 3.07 carats, between similarly cut diamonds, weighing 1.01 and 1.02 carats, the shoulders set with a row of slightly graduated brilliant-cut diamonds, ring size 5½. Estimate HK$ 950,000 - 1.2 million (€91,000 - 110,000)  Accompanied by three GIA reports stating:The 3.07 carat diamond is D colour and Internally Flawless. Report number 6145400471, dated 8 February 2013. The 1.02 carat diamond is D colour and VVS2... [Lire la suite]
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16 novembre 2013

A ruby and diamond dress ring

A ruby and diamond dress ring. Photo courtesy Bonhams. The pear-shaped cabochon ruby, weighing 9.06 carats, within an elaborate surround of marquise and pear-shaped diamonds, to a delicate hoop set with brilliant-cut diamonds, diamonds approximately 7.50 carats total, ring size 7¾. Estimate HK$  520,000 - 620,000 (50,000 - 59,000) Accompanied by a GIA report stating that the natural ruby is of "Pigeon's Blood" colour, has indications of heating and originates from Burma (Myanmar). Report number... [Lire la suite]

16 novembre 2013

A fine and very rare flambé-glazed 'pomegranate' lobed vase, Qianlong seal mark and of the period

A fine and very rare flambé-glazed 'pomegranate' lobed vase, Qianlong seal mark and of the period. Photo courtesy Bonhams. Finely potted with lobed vertical sections like a ripe pomegranate fruit, with splayed foot, globular body with curved shoulders, and flowerhead-rim all under a rich purplish red glaze, the base impressed with a six-character Imperial zhuanshu seal mark. 18.1cm high. Estimate HK$ 1.5 million - 1.8 million (€140,000 - 170,000) The use of the copper-red on flambé glazes is... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2013

A magnificent and large Imperial blue and white 'dragon' dish, Qianlong seal mark and of the period

A magnificent and large Imperial blue and white 'dragon' dish, Qianlong seal mark and of the period. Photo courtesy Bonhams. Exquisitely potted with a short circular recessed foot, the gently curving sides rising to a flat lipped rim, the interior dominated by a ferocious forward-facing dragon, its five-talon claws outstretched in pursuit of the flaming pearl decorated in the form of a stylisedshou character, the scaly and muscular body engulfed with flames writhing amidst wispy cloud scrolls within double-lined borders,... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2013

A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and of the period

Lot 227. A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and of the period. Estimate HK$ 80,000 - 120,000 (€7,700 - 11,000). Sold for HK$ 150,000 (€17,760). Photo courtesy Bonhams. Rising from a recessed circular foot, the wide body rising to a lipped rim, the cavetto with five-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls and phoenixes amidst floral and leafy vines, all beneath a band of ruyi-head scrolls between auspicious Buddhist emblems, the interior with a central dragon medallion with claws... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2013

A sapphire and diamond ring, by Piranesi

A sapphire and diamond ring, by Piranesi. Photo courtesy Bonhams. Set with a sugarloaf sapphire, weighing 24.60 carats, flanked to each side by shield-shaped diamonds,diamonds approximately 1.10 carats total, ring size 6½. Estimate HK$ 1 million - 1.5 million (€96,000 - 140,000) Accompanied by a Gübelin Gem Lab report stating that the natural sapphire has no indications of heat treatment and originates from Burma (Myanmar). Report number 12105147, dated 5 November 2012.  Accompanied by an AGL report... [Lire la suite]