17 novembre 2013

A star ruby and diamond dress ring

A star ruby and diamond dress ring. Photo courtesy Bonhams. Designed as four striking snakes, each with circular-cut ruby eyes, holding a cabochon star ruby, weighing 19.99 carats, within a surround of pear-shaped diamonds, the bezel and hoop pavé-set with brilliant-cut diamonds, diamonds approximately 5.35 carats total, ring size 6.  Accompanied by a GIA report stating that the natural ruby is a star ruby and originates from Burma (Myanmar). Report numbered 1158916003, dated 11 September 2013.  ... [Lire la suite]
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17 novembre 2013

A fine and rare Imperial lacquer 'qin' circular box and cover, Qianlong incised and gilt six-character mark and of the period

A fine and rare Imperial lacquer 'qin' circular box and cover, Qianlong incised and gilt six-character mark and of the period. Photo courtesy Bonhams. Thickly lacquered and deeply carved in relief, the central circular cartouche bordered by keyfret scrolls, featuring a scholar and his young attendant amidst landscapes, the scholar seated with legs crossed leisurely playing qin on his lap with an incense burner releasing fragrance at the side, the boy attendant preparing tea within the cabin of the sampan, a... [Lire la suite]
17 novembre 2013

A cat's eye chrysoberyl and diamond ring

A cat's eye chrysoberyl and diamond ring. Photo courtesy Bonhams. The cat's eye chrysoberyl weighing approximately 9.05 carats, framed by brilliant, pear and rose-cut diamonds, between brilliant-cut diamond-set shoulders, diamonds approximately 3.30 carats total, ring size 6. Estimate HK$ 140,000 - 200,000 (€13,000 - 19,000) Accompanied by a gemmological report stating that the cat's eye chrysoberyl is natural. Report number 1309905712.  Bonhams. FINE JEWELLERY & JADEITE. Hong... [Lire la suite]
17 novembre 2013

An tixi guri lacquer octagonal box and cover, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty

Lot 338. An tixi guri lacquer octagonal box and cover, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty; 18.7cm diam. Estimate HK$ 100,000 - 200,000 (€9,600 - 19,000). Sold for HK$ 162,500 (€ 17,141). © Bonhams 2001-2013.  The exterior intricately carved through a thick layer of black and thinner inner layers of red, with tightly-arranged ruyi-head motifs. (2).  The auspicious ruyi-head motif first appeared towards the end of the Southern Song dynasty, before becoming a popular... [Lire la suite]
17 novembre 2013

A tourmaline and jadeite bead necklace

A tourmaline and jadeite bead necklace. Photo courtesy Bonhams. The necklace composed of sixty rubellite tourmaline beads, interspersed with fifty-nine bright green faceted jadeite rondelles, to a cylindrical clasp, set with brilliant-cut diamonds and baguette-cut rubies,diamonds approximately 1.35 carats total, length 78.6cm. Estimate HK$ 180,000 - 220,000 (€17,000 - 21,000) Accompanied by a Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory report stating that the selected natural jadeite has no resin detected. Report... [Lire la suite]
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17 novembre 2013

A tixi three-colour lacquer cup, Ming dynasty

A tixi three-colour lacquer cup, Ming dynasty. Photo courtesy Bonhams. Of curved conical shape rising from a short circular foot, the exterior coated with multiple thick layers of lacquer, deeply carved through layers of red, black and beige featuring large spiral cloud scrolls, the inside lacquered black. 12.5cm diam. Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 60,000 (€3,800 - 5,700) Compare an example of a double-tiered tixi lacquer circular box and cover with similar cloudscape pattern also dated to the Ming dynasty... [Lire la suite]
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17 novembre 2013

A tourmaline and diamond pendant

A tourmaline and diamond pendant. Photo courtesy Bonhams. The rubellite tourmaline, carved as a 'Lingzhi' and coin, to a stylised surmount set with brilliant-cut diamonds, length 4.5cm. Estimate HK$ 28,000 - 40,000 (€2,700 - 3,800) Bonhams. FINE JEWELLERY & JADEITE. Hong Kong. 23 Nov 2013 14:00 CST
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17 novembre 2013

A carved red lacquer circular incense box and cover, 16th century

A carved red lacquer circular incense box and cover, 16th century. Photo courtesy Bonhams. Of compressed globular shape with a recessed circular foot, carved through a thick layer of red lacquer with a gnarled tree issuing flowering prunus on a geometric ground, the base and interior lacquered black. 7.7cm diam. (2). Estimate HK$ 50,000 - 80,000 (€4,800 - 7,700) Compare other circular lacquer boxes and covers dated to the Yongle period, in the Qing Court collection, Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated... [Lire la suite]
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17 novembre 2013

A pair of tourmaline and diamond pendent earrings

A pair of tourmaline and diamond pendent earrings. Photo courtesy Bonhams. The pear-shaped rubellite tourmaline drops, each within a brilliant-cut diamond border, suspended from baguette-cut diamond surmounts connected by brilliant-cut diamonds, diamonds approximately 1.85 carats total, length 5.0cm. Estimate HK$ 50,000 - 70,000 (€4,800 - 6,700) Bonhams. FINE JEWELLERY & JADEITE. Hong Kong. 23 Nov 2013 14:00 CST
17 novembre 2013

A cinnabar lacquer square dish, Mid Ming dynasty, probably from Yunnan

A cinnabar lacquer square dish, Mid Ming dynasty, probably from Yunnan. Photo courtesy Bonhams. Crisply carved through layers of red lacquer depicting four Buddhist lions chasing each other, encircling a ribboned brocade call amidst wispy scrolls, the panels inside and outside the rim decorated with lotus and chrysanthemum blossoms borne on leafy foliage, the foot bordered by a band of keyfret scroll, the base lacquered in black. 14cm wide. Estimate HK$ 80,000 - 120,000 (€7,700 - 11,000) Bonhams. FINE... [Lire la suite]
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