31 mars 2014

A rare underglaze-blue and copper-red mallet vase, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3126. A rare underglaze-blue and copper-red mallet vase, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 21.6 cm., 8 1/2 in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,840,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's of well-potted baluster form, surmounted by a slender tapering neck, pencilled with four tightly drawn medallions above a scroll-filled upright lappet rising from a herringbone band encircling the very slightly splayed foot, the decoration all in copper-red fired dark in patches and with brighter red speckling, three... [Lire la suite]

31 mars 2014

A coral red-glazed 'Lingzhi' dish, Mark and period of Yongzheng

A coral red-glazed 'Lingzhi' dish, Mark and period of Yongzheng. Photo: Sotheby's delicately potted with rounded sides resting on a slightly tapered foot, the interior decorated with a medallion enclosing an iron-red sprig issuing delicate leaves and eight lingzhi blossoms, all within an underglaze-blue double-line border around the medallion and repeated at the rim, the exterior similarly decorated with an iron-red leafy meandering lingzhi scroll below an underglaze-blue double-line bordering the rim, the foot with a key-fret... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2014

A fine pair of small iron-red decorated 'Dragon' cups, Seal marks and period of Qianlong

A fine pair of small iron-red decorated 'Dragon' cups, Seal marks and period of Qianlong. Photo: Sotheby's each with deep delicately potted sides rising to a slighlty everted rim, finely decorated on the exterior in iron-red with a pair of dragons playfully striding through flames and clouds above crashing waves, all between double-line borders, inscribed on the base with a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue; 6.2 cm., 2 3/8 in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD Note: Similar cups can be seen in various museum... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2014

A coral, diamond and emerald brooch, by David Webb

A coral, diamond and emerald brooch, by David Webb. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Designed as a carved coral ram's head, with marquise-cut diamond eyes, enhanced with circular-cut diamonds and a cabochon emerald, to the spiraling coral horns with sculpted 18k gold and circular-cut diamond detail, mounted in platinum and 18k gold, in a David Webb black suede envelope. Signed Webb for David Webb. Estimate $15,000 – $20,000 Christie's. MAGNIFICENT JEWELS, 16 April 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza - www.christies.com
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31 mars 2014

A coral, diamond and emerald ram bracelet, by David Webb

A coral, diamond and emerald ram bracelet, by David Webb. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The flexible bracelet designed as a sculpted coral ram, joined by carved coral links with single-cut diamond accents, his face decorated with cabochon emerald eyes and forehead, to the single and circular-cut diamond detail, mounted in 18k white and yellow gold, 6½ ins., accompanied by additional links, in a David Webb black velvet pouch. Signed Webb for David Webb. Estimate $30,000 – $50,000 Christie's. MAGNIFICENT JEWELS, 16 April 2014, New... [Lire la suite]
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31 mars 2014

A diamond, ruby, emerald and enamel "Capricorn Ram" bangle bracelet, by David Webb

A diamond, ruby, emerald and enamel "Capricorn Ram" bangle bracelet, by David Webb. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The articulated hinged bangle designed as a green enamel ram with sculpted 18k gold spiraled horns and spots, bezel-set with cabochon ruby eyes and forehead, his face decorated with circular-cut diamonds, his green enamel body forming the hoop, to the sculpted gold tail, set with circular-cut diamonds and a cabochon emerald, mounted in 18k gold and platinum, 2¼ ins. diameter, in a David Webb brown suede pouch. Signed... [Lire la suite]
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31 mars 2014

A wood, diamond and emerald snake bracelet

A wood, diamond and emerald snake bracelet. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Designed as a wood and 18k rose gold coiled snake, with a circular-cut diamond head and pear-shaped emerald eyes, mounted in 18k rose gold, size adjustable. Estimate $15,000 – $20,000 Christie's. MAGNIFICENT JEWELS, 16 April 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza - www.christies.com
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31 mars 2014

A pair of yellow colored diamond and diamond earrings

A pair of yellow colored diamond and diamond earrings. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Each set with an oval-cut fancy yellow diamond, weighing approximately 3.29 and 3.24 carats, within a circular-cut diamond surround, mounted in platinum and gold. Estimate $35,000 – $55,000 With report 10627489 dated 25 February 2014 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond, weighing approximately 3.29 carats, is fancy yellow, natural color, VVS2 clarity With report 10627482 dated 25 February 2014 from the Gemological... [Lire la suite]
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31 mars 2014

A fine pair of small lemon-yellow enamelled saucer dishes, Seal marks and period of Qianlong

A fine pair of small lemon-yellow enamelled saucer dishes, Seal marks and period of Qianlong. Photo: Sotheby's each potted with rounded sides rising smoothly from the foot, the exterior covered with a vibrant lemon-yellow enamel, the slightly recessed base inscribed with a six-character reign mark; 11.4 cm., 4 1/2 in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD Provenance: Christie's Hong Kong, 27th May 2008, lot 1804. Note; A closely related dish in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, is published in Illustrated Catalogue of Ch’ing Dynasty... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2014

A fine brown-glazed ribbed bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng

A fine brown-glazed ribbed bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng. Photo: Sotheby's finely potted with shallow rounded sides rising to an everted rim, all supported on a slightly flared foot and further moulded around the exterior with a double bow-string band, covered overall with an even persimmon glaze highlighted by a slight iridescence, save for the base left white and inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character seal mark within double circles; 17 cm., 6 5/8 in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD Provenance: Goldschlager... [Lire la suite]