01 avril 2014

A colored diamond and diamond brooch

A colored diamond and diamond brooch. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Designed as a circular-cut colored diamond and diamond wreath, with baguette-cut diamond detail, mounted in platinum. Estimate $20,000 – $30,000 With report 1152783180 dated 23 December 2013 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond, weighing 0.32 carat, is natural fancy green, natural color, VS1 clarity With report 2155783231 dated 23 December 2013 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond, weighing 0.35 carat,... [Lire la suite]

01 avril 2014

A fine doucai 'Sanduo' bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng

A fine doucai 'Sanduo' bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 the deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to an everted rim, delicately painted in the doucai palette on the exterior with three fruiting branches, one bearing yellow finger-citrons, another with three pale pink pomegranates, and the third with five lychees, two orange ones lightening towards the tip, the remaining three decorated in pale yellow, blue and beige respectively, the interior similarly painted with a medallion... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2014

An art deco diamond, enamel and multi-gem bracelet

An art deco diamond, enamel and multi-gem bracelet. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Designed as a band set with cushion-cut sapphires, with cabochon opals, carved turquoise and chalcedony, enhanced with old European and rose-cut diamonds of foliate design, trimmed with variously-cut rubies and spaced by black enamel links, mounted in platinum, circa 1930, 6½ ins. Estimate $15,000 – $20,000 Christie's. MAGNIFICENT JEWELS, 16 April 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza - www.christies.com
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01 avril 2014

A small doucai 'Birds and Rockwork' vase, Mark and period of Yongzheng

A small doucai 'Birds and Rockwork' vase, Mark and period of Yongzheng. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 the ovoid body rising from a recessed circular foot to a square neck, the exterior delicately painted with a continuous scene of birds flying over and perched on rockworks and trees issuing budding flowers, the base inscribed with a six-character mark within double circles; 8.7 cm., 3 3/8 in. Estimate 350,000 — 400,000 HKD Note: A Yongzheng doucai vase of similar form and decorative style from the Xu Hanqing collection, but... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2014

A fine and rare pair of doucai 'Chicken cups', Marks and period of Yongzheng

A fine and rare pair of doucai 'Chicken cups', Marks and period of Yongzheng. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 modelled after the Chenghua prototype, each finely potted with gently flared sides, painted around the exterior in bright translucent enamels fluently outlined in clear underglaze blue with a cockerel and an aubergine-coloured hen on one side observing each other, surrounded by their four yellow chicks, the reverse with another cockerel accompanied by a yellow hen with her brood of five chicks, one riding on her... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2014

A multi-colored sapphire bead necklace, by Tamzen Z, Ann Ziff

A multi-colored sapphire bead necklace, by Tamzen Z, Ann Ziff. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Designed as a multi-strand torsade, with multi-colored faceted sapphire beads, joined by a circular-cut yellow sapphire clasp, mounted in gold, in a Tamsen Z purple suede case. By Tamzen Z, Ann Ziff. Estimate $15,000 – $20,000 Christie's. MAGNIFICENT JEWELS, 16 April 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza - www.christies.com
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01 avril 2014

A famille-verte ‘Peach and Longevity’ dish, Mark and period of Kangxi

A famille-verte ‘Peach and Longevity’ dish, Mark and period of Kangxi. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 sturdily potted with shallow rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a slightly everted rim, brightly enamelled on the interior with a large pale mindaro peach with a brownish-peach tip borne on a branch issuing lanceolate leaves of varying degrees of green, inscribed on the fruit with the gilt-characters wan shou ('Longevity'), the exterior similarly painted with three peach sprays with shou characters in gilt, the... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2014

A diamond and multi-gem ring

A diamond and multi-gem ring. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Set with a circular-cut diamond, weighing approximately 6.68 carats, to the variously-cut diamond, emerald, ruby and sapphire surround, mounted in gold. Estimate $35,000 – $55,000 With report 1152931868 dated 21 February 2014 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is W to X Range color, VVS1 clarity Christie's. MAGNIFICENT JEWELS, 16 April 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza - www.christies.com
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01 avril 2014

A rare famille-verte 'Bird' bowl, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3107. A rare famille-verte 'Bird' bowl, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 13.6 cm., 5 3/8 in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,600,000 HKD. Lot sold 5,080,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. elegantly potted with shallow rounded sides rising from a recessed base protruding on the interior, finely painted around the exterior with a green and pale yellow, possibly a laughing thrush bird with a long tail perched on a pendant loquat branch in an asymmetrical composition covering most of the sides, the brown branch bearing... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2014

A set of diamond and multi-gem jewelry

A set of diamond and multi-gem jewelry. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Comprising a fringe necklace, suspending variously-shaped cabochon emeralds, rubies, sapphires and seed pearls, to the rose-cut diamond neckchain; and a pair of ear pendants en suite, each set with a cabochon pear-shaped ruby, weighing approximately 3.85 and 3.67 carats, mounted in 18k gold, 15¾ ins. Estimate $40,000 – $60,000 With report CS 42175 A and B dated 5 May 2010 from the American Gemological Laboratories stating that it is the opinion of the... [Lire la suite]
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