23 novembre 2013

Cartier Chinese Mythical Creature Mystery Clock

Cartier Chinese Mythical Creature Mystery Clock. Photo courtesy Sotheby's. A large, very rare and important yellow gold, diamond, rock crystal, smokey quartz, onyx and black agate mystery clock circa 1995 case No 220932 HPSR 0289.  With mechanical nickel lever jeweled movement, housed in one of the two substantial black agate stepped bases, connected by a rectangular piece of smokey quartz, two double smokey quartz columns with gold, onyx and diamond set capitals surmounted by two carved smokey quartz Chinese... [Lire la suite]
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23 novembre 2013

A fine zitan corner-leg waistless table, tiaozhuo, 17th century

A fine zitan corner-leg waistless table, tiaozhuo, 17th century. Photo courtesy Bonhams. Finely worked in austere and elegant rectangular form with the top panel enclosed within a frame separated by a groove and complete with square braces, the corner legs set at right angles at the top all ending in four hooved feet. 69cm x 44cm x 80cm high. Estimate HK$ 400,000 - 600,000 (€38,000 - 57,000) Bonhams. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART. Hong Kong. 24 Nov 2013 14:00 CST
23 novembre 2013

Diamond ring

Diamond ring. Photo courtesy Sotheby's.  Centring on a heart-shaped diamond weighing 10.32 carats, mounted in 18 karat white gold. Ring size: 5½. Estimation 5,500,000 — 6,500,000 HKD Accompanied by GIA report numbered 2145850248, dated 25 July 2012, stating that the 10.32 carat diamond is D colour, Internally Flawless clarity; further accompanied by diamond type classification report stating that the diamond is determined to be a Type IIa diamond. Type IIa diamonds are the most chemically pure type of diamond and often... [Lire la suite]
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23 novembre 2013

Impressive diamond ring

Impressive diamond ring. Photo courtesy Sotheby's.  Centring on a cushion-shaped diamond weighing 11.33 carats, to a stylised mount set with oval rose-cut and brilliant-cut diamonds extending to the shoulders, the diamonds together weighing approximately 2.30 carats, mounted in 18 karat white gold. Ring size: 6. Estimation 7,000,000 — 8,500,000 HKD  Accompanied by GIA report numbered 2125219311, dated 23 January 2013, stating that the 11.33 carat diamond is E colour, Internally Flawless clarity, with Excellent... [Lire la suite]
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23 novembre 2013

A huanghuali waisted corner-leg side table, banzhuo, 17th century

A huanghuali waisted corner-leg side table, banzhuo, 17th century. Photo courtesy Bonhams.  The tri-panel at the upper surface set within a rectangular frame and separated by a grooved border, the narrow waist with thumb-grooved edges supported above a lightly beaded skirting and four feet, forming a square section terminating in hoofed ends and with humpback stretchers at the sides. 92cm x 47cm x 85cm high. Estimate HK$ 500,000 - 800,000 (€48,000 - 76,000)  For an 18th century table of very similar form, see C. Evarts,... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2013

A fine and rare pair of huanghuali lamphanger chairs, dengguayi, 17th century

A fine and rare pair of huanghuali lamphanger chairs, dengguayi, 17th century. Photo courtesy Bonhams.  Each rising to a subtly curved top rail with protruding ends, situated above slightly bent back posts ending in four sturdy feet at the lower base, the rectangular spine gently curved and exhibiting natural graining, the basket-weave seat within fixed borders, spandrels and stepped stretchers. Each: 116.8cm high. (2). Estimate HK$ 400,000 - 600,000 (€38,000 - 57,000) See another huanghuali lamphanger chair in... [Lire la suite]
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23 novembre 2013

Emerald, diamond and ruby watch-bangle, Chara Wen

  Emerald, diamond and ruby watch-bangle, Chara Wen. Photo courtesy Sotheby's.  The case modelled as an orchid flowerhead centring on a heart-shaped emerald weighing 4.87 carats, pavé-set with brilliant-cut diamonds and circular-cut emeralds,petal rotated to reveal the circular diamond-set dial, the bangle accented by a heart-shaped cabochon ruby and numerous circular-cut emeralds and diamonds, the diamonds and emeralds together weighing approximately 37.00 and 19.50 carats respectively, mounted in 18 karat white gold,... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2013

An Yixing stoneware seated figure of Guanyin, Signed Shi Dabin

An Yixing stoneware seated figure of Guanyin, Signed Shi Dabin. Photo courtesy Bonhams.  Seated in a relaxed posture with the left leg pendant and right leg tucked underneath, the Goddess of Mercy with long hair neatly tied and gently falling over the shoulders, her visage with compassionate downcast eyes in deep contemplation, wearing a loose flowing robe incised at the hem and fastened at the waist, her left hand holding a string of prayer beads and the right resting atop two sutras, the rear with a series of dated... [Lire la suite]
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23 novembre 2013

An Yixing stoneware 'pine tree' brush washer, Signed Shi Ying

An Yixing stoneware 'pine tree' brush washer, Signed Shi Ying. Photo courtesy Bonhams.  Naturalistically and superbly potted to resemble a section of pine tree trunk, the exterior carved in high relief with a sturdy pine tree section on one side forming the handle, its gnarled branches extended with lush blooms of iconic pine tree leaves, the intricately carved tree bark vividly highlighted by the natural grain and crevices, the recessed base carefully incised with a series of kaishu inscriptions followed by the potter's... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2013

A pair of sapphire and citrine flower brooches, by Taffin

A pair of sapphire and citrine flower brooches, by Taffin. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Comprising two flower brooches, each centering upon a cushion-cut sapphire, to the pear-shaped cabochon citrine petals, mounted in platinum. Each signed Taffin, nos. 317 and 318. Estimate: $30,000 – $50,000 With report CS 57542 A and B dated 24 October 2013 stating that it is the opinion of the Laboratory that the origin of this material would be classified as Ceylon (Sri Lanka). No gemological evidence of heat  Christie's... [Lire la suite]
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