26 décembre 2013

A jade landscape boulder with a battle scene, Qianlong seal, first half 20th century

A jade landscape boulder with a battle scene, Qianlong seal, first half 20th century. Photo Bonhams. Of irregular ovoid form carved in high relief with deep undercutting to portray two warriors battling on horseback surrounded by trees and rocky crags beneath crenelated city walls, the reverse left partially rough, one side incised with a four-line poem on a military expedition beyond the Great Wall by the Tang poet Wang Changling and bearing the name of the Qianlong emperor along with the two-character seal; the pale gray-green... [Lire la suite]
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26 décembre 2013

Two archaistic jade decorations

Two archaistic jade decorations. Photo Bonhams. The first a fanciful axe-head incised in a ground of repeating circular nodes supporting undercut lotus or chilong motifs to either side and a mythical beast to the top, carved in stone of mottled red and russet color; the second a circular bi-disk carved to one side in a raised boss ground, reversed by a hu or gui plectrum rising from a churning rocky sea and surrounded by three chilong dragons, carved in stone of mottled brown and gray. 4 1/2in (11.3cm) height of first; 6 1/4in... [Lire la suite]
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26 décembre 2013

A group of eight hardstone seals

A group of eight hardstone seals. Photo Bonhams. Together comprising a partial set of the twelve zodiac figures, each of small square section surmounted by an incised and undercut animal finial, the undersides bearing various Confucian aphorisms in seal script, some reading shen si, lu zhen and zhong hou; carved in stone of translucent grayish white hue (chips). 1 1/4in (3cm) height of tallest. Sold for US$ 118,750 (€86,780) Bonhams. ASIAN DECORATIVE ARTS. San Francisco. 18 Dec 2013 - www.bonhams.com
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26 décembre 2013

A jade-mounted wood ruyi scepter with polychrome inlay, 19th century

A jade-mounted wood ruyi scepter with polychrome inlay, 19th century. Photo Bonhams The large scepter head mounted with a thick greenish-white nephrite plaque depicting a boy on a caparisoned elephant surrounded by a dragons and a bat in low relief, the curving dark wood handle inscribed ji xiang ru yi in cut bone set amid the Eight Buddhist Emblems inlaid in tinted bone and colored stones above the pale gray-green nephrite terminal of cloud-collar shape carved in relief with a fu-lion (old repairs, cracks, surface weathering). 18... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2013

Jewellery Theatre's Autumn collection

A dramatic ring from Jewellery Theatre's Autumn collection in yellow gold features both white and coloured diamonds and a 11.93ct diamond slice. The Autumn collection brooch in white gold features white and champagne diamonds and four diamond slices totalling 11.58ct.
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26 décembre 2013

Jean-Baptiste Greuze (Tournus 1725 - 1805 Paris), Portrait of the Comtesse du Barry

Jean-Baptiste Greuze (Tournus 1725 - 1805 Paris), Portrait of the Comtesse du Barry. Photo Sotheby's. oil on canvas; 23 1/2 by 18 5/8 in.; 60 by 47.5 cm. Estimation 80,000 — 120,000 USD Provenance: M. Mainnemare collection, Paris;His estate sale, Paris, 18 rue de Courcelles, 21 February 1843, lot 15;John Allan Rolls, 1st Baron Llangattock (1837-1912), The Hendre, Monmouth, Monmouthshire;Thence by descent to John MacLean Rolls, 2nd Baron Llangattock (1870-1916);His estate sale, London, Christie's, 28 November 1958, lot 27. ... [Lire la suite]
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26 décembre 2013

Jewellery Theatre Atlantic set from the Elements collection

The Jewellery Theatre Atlantic set from the Elements collection features a pendant, ring and earrings with diamonds and sapphires.
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26 décembre 2013

Lombard Master, 1540 – 1560, Portrait of a gyrfalcon, viewed from three sides

Lombard Master, 1540 – 1560, Portrait of a gyrfalcon, viewed from three sides. Photo Sotheby's. oil on canvas, unlined; 29 3/4 by 39 5/8 in.; 75.7 by 100.5 cm. Estimation 700,000 — 1,000,000 USD Provenance: Adamo Boari (1863 - 1928) collection, (according to tradition of the family in whose possession the painting remained for most of the 20th century);In a private family collection from the 1920s until circa 2000;When acquired by the present owner. Exposition: Milan, Palazzo Reale, Arcimboldo, artista milanese tra Leonardo e... [Lire la suite]
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26 décembre 2013

Jewellery Theatre's Flowers collection

From Jewellery Theatre's Flowers collection. The Flowers ring is set with a 2.02ct fancy intense yellow diamond (£76,000); the Flowers earrings with two pear-shaped fancy intense yellow diamonds weighing 1.28ct and 1.22ct (£84,000); the Flowers pendant with a 3.73ct fancy intense yellow diamond (£131,000). Jewellery Theatre's yellow gold Flowers earrings and ring features white, green and blue diamonds, rubies and sapphires. The yellow gold Flowers necklace by Jewellery Theatre is set with sapphires and white, green and blue... [Lire la suite]
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26 décembre 2013

Flemish School, circa 1610. Portraits of Charles-Alexandre de Croÿ (1581 - 1624), Marquis d'Havré and Duc de Croÿ and his first

Flemish School, circa 1610. Portraits of Charles-Alexandre de Croÿ (1581 - 1624), Marquis d'Havré and Duc de Croÿ and his first wife, Yolande de Ligne (1585 - 1611). Photo Sotheby's. a pair, both oil on canvas; each 76 3/4 by 42 7/8 in.; 195 by 109 cm. Estimation 200,000 — 300,000 USD Provenance: Coudenhove family, Flanders;Thence by descent within the family to Jakob Graf Coudenhove-Kalergi, Vienna;By whom sold, London, Sotheby's, 4 December 1997, lot 150;With Johnny van Haeften, London, 1998;With Weiss Gallery, London;From... [Lire la suite]
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