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.  The dou originated as part of a complete set of altar vessels, intended for use on the Imperial altar at the Temple of Heaven. The Temple of Heaven was constructed from 1406 to 1420 during the reign of the Yongle Emperor and is... [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]