18 novembre 2013

Iconic 18 karat gold, malachite, purpurine and ivory bracelet, Boucheron, Paris

Iconic 18 karat gold, malachite, purpurine and ivory bracelet, Boucheron, Paris. Photo courtesy Sotheby's The flexible bracelet of African inspiration, centered by purpurine tablets accented by half-moon-shaped ivory segments, framed by carved malachite panels and rondelles, spaced by polished gold beads, internal circumference approximately 7 inches, signed Boucheron Paris; circa 1931. In original signed and fitted box. Estimate: $150,000 – $250,000 Exhibited: Exhibited at the Exposition Coloniale in Paris, 1931, with a... [Lire la suite]
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18 novembre 2013

Platinum, faience, coral, diamond and pearl 'Isis' stickpin

Platinum, faience, coral, diamond and pearl 'Isis' stickpin. Photo courtesy Sotheby's Featuring a faience bust of the Egyptian goddess Isis, her right hand covering her left breast, the left arm truncated at the wrist and covered with rose-cut diamonds; the bust resting on a platinum and rose-cut diamond base atop a trapezoidal coral plaque, bracketed at both ends with rectangular box-shaped coral and pearls, the pin stem numbered S.L 7201; circa 1923. Estimate:  $15,000 – $20,000 PROPERTY FORMERLY FROM... [Lire la suite]
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18 novembre 2013

Gold, platinum, faience, diamond, jade, lapis, coral, ivory, onyx and enamel pendant-necklace

Gold, platinum, faience, diamond, jade, lapis, coral, ivory, onyx and enamel pendant-necklace. Photo courtesy Sotheby's A rectangular faience plaque with intaglios of birds ‘en filade’ in three registers, with a gold frame bordered by blue enamel, reversing to an openwork zig-zag plaque of black enamel, bordered by green, red and black enamel, the sides of the case dotted with black enamel, suspended from a platinum, diamond, lapis, jade and coral stylized lotus blossom, attached to a necklace of ivory, onyx and coral beads... [Lire la suite]
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18 novembre 2013

Platinum, gold, diamond, faience and colored stone 'Pylon' brooch, Cartier, London

Platinum, gold, diamond, faience and colored stone 'Pylon' brooch, Cartier, London. Photo courtesy Sotheby's Designed as the entryway to an Egyptian temple, the glazed faience plaque framed with round, old European and single-cut diamonds, accented by channel-set and calibré-cut rubies, sapphires, citrines, emeralds, and amethysts, further set with cabochon rubies and onyx segments, the faience plaque backed with gold, with enamel accents, mounted in platinum, signed Cartier, Londres, faintly numbered S.L7358;... [Lire la suite]
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18 novembre 2013

Rare and important 18 karat gold, platinum, faience, diamond, colored stone and enamel 'Sekhmet' brooch, Cartier, Paris

Rare and important 18 karat gold, platinum, faience, diamond, colored stone and enamel 'Sekhmet' brooch, Cartier, Paris. Photo courtesy Sotheby's Egyptian goddess Sekhmet brandishing a fan of stylized lotus blossom motifs, highlighted by a diamond-set bracelet and arm band, fitted at the waist with two gold belts of zig-zag patterning set atop a plinth backed by a hemisphere with a sun disk above, all decorated with black enamel highlighted by diamonds and accented by rubies and emeralds, signed Cartier,... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2013

Magnificent and rare Egyptian-revival faience and jeweled brooch, Cartier, London

Magnificent and rare Egyptian-revival faience and jeweled brooch, Cartier, London. Photo courtesy Sotheby's  Designed as an Egyptian fan, or flabellum, centering an ancient green glazed faience bust of the goddess Sekhmet, depicted with a solar disc and a uraeus(cobra) upon her head, set against a lapis lazuli sky twinkling with diamond stars bordered by a black enamel aureole and repeating diamond-set stylized lotus motif, all surmounting a stylized lotus blossom; set in platinum and 18 karat gold with... [Lire la suite]
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18 novembre 2013

An Yixing stoneware shallow dish, Qing dynasty

An Yixing stoneware shallow dish, Qing dynasty. Photo courtesy Bonhams. The finely potted dish of shallow circular form supported on a short foot, smoothly finished to the interior, the exterior impressed with a narrow band of ruyi-head lappets, the base impressed with a two-character zhuanshu seal mark, the stoneware of a rich purple-brown. 23cm diam. Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000 (€1,400 - 1,900) Provenance 來源: Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London, 1983 The seal reads 'Xianwei', an unrecorded potter according to traditional Yixing... [Lire la suite]
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18 novembre 2013

An Yixing stoneware teapot and cover, Mid Qing dynasty

An Yixing stoneware teapot and cover, Mid Qing dynasty. Photo courtesy Bonhams. he elegantly potted ovoid body applied with a loop handle set opposite a slightly curved spout, inscribed on one side in lishu with a six-character inscription, surmounted by a domed cover and shallow loop handle, the centre of the cover pierced with a small circular aperture, the stoneware of a rich plum-brown colour. 10.4cm high. (2). Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 15,000 (€950 - 1,400) For a closely related Yixing teapot of similar form and stoneware... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2013

An Yixing stoneware famille rose wall vase, Mid Qing dynasty

An Yixing stoneware famille rose wall vase, Mid Qing dynasty. Photo courtesy Bonhams. Of baluster section, the gently curved front side enamelled in a vivid palette with flowering branches issuing from rockwork, the flattened reverse undecorated, the interior pierced with a circular hole below the rim for hanging, the stoneware of a rich mottled purple-brown colour. Estimate 16cm high. HK$ 8,000 - 10,000 (€760 - 950) Bonhams. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART. Hong Kong. 24 Nov 2013 14:00 CST - http://www.bonhams.com
18 novembre 2013

An Yixing stoneware tea canister and cover, Early Qing dynasty

An Yixing stoneware tea canister and cover, Early Qing dynasty. Photo courtesy Bonhams.  Of tapering hexagonal form supported on six short bracket feet, each of the tall vertical panels decorated with raised and impressed designs of branches of luxuriant prunus reserved against a diaper ground, the shoulder impressed with a keyfret collar, the slightly domed upper surface of the cover impressed with prunus, the stoneware of a dark purplish-brown. 17.8cm high. (2). Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 30,000 (€1,900 - 2,900) For a closely... [Lire la suite]