12 avril 2014

A ruby 'Smartie Poison' ring, by Solange Azagury-Partridge, 2007

A ruby 'Smartie Poison' ring, by Solange Azagury-Partridge, 2007. Photo: Bonhams. The pavé-set circular-cut ruby hinged cover opening to reveal a small compartment, mounted in blackened platinum, maker's mark S-AP, London hallmark, one ruby deficient, ring size K, maker's case. Estimate £4,000 - 6,000 (€4,800 - 7,200) The ring was commissioned by the present owner in platinum; other 'Smartie Poison' models were made in blackened gold. Bonhams. FINE JEWELLERY, 30 Apr 2014, London, New Bond Street - www.bonhams.com
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12 avril 2014

A pair of wucai meiping, Kangxi period and dated to the Xinsi year corresponding to 1701

A pair of wucai meiping, Kangxi period and dated to the Xinsi year corresponding to 1701.. Photo Sotheby's Height 12 in., 30.5 cm Provenance: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York.Collection of Mrs. Colis P. Huntington.Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York.Collection of David A. Berg, New York.Christie’s New York, 21st September 2000, lot 328.S. Marchant & Son, London 2002. Litterature: Gorer and Blacker, Chinese Porcelain and Hard Stones, London 1911, vol. I, pl. 118. The vases each depict departure scenes of a... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2014

A ruby and diamond cluster ring

A ruby and diamond cluster ring. Photo: Bonhams. The oval-cut ruby, weighing 6.17 carats, within a brilliant-cut diamond surround, diamonds approximately 2.40 carats total, ring size N. Estimate £12,000 - 15,000 (€14,000 - 18,000) Accompanied by a report from The Gem & Pearl Laboratory stating that the ruby is of Burmese origin, with no evidence of heat treatment. Report number 05398, dated 23 March 2012. Bonhams. FINE JEWELLERY, 30 Apr 2014, London, New Bond Street - www.bonhams.com
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12 avril 2014

A wucai bowl, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period

A wucai bowl, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period. Photo Sotheby's Fu symbol in underglaze-blueDiameter 7 1/4 in., 18.4 cm Provenance: Property from a Private New York Collection.Sotheby’s New York, 29th November 1994, lot 314.Berwald Oriental Art, London, 1996 One of a pair, this bowl is painted with figures seated in an idyllic landscape on one side and inscribed on the other. The inscription is a portion of a poem by the famous Tang dynasty poet Li Bai entitled Zou Bi Zeng Du Gu Fu Ma (A Quick Note to Officer Du Gu), which may be... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2014

A diamond, fancy-coloured diamond and emerald ring, by David Morris

A diamond, fancy-coloured diamond and emerald ring, by David Morris. Photo: Bonhams. Of bombé design, pavé-set with brilliant-cut diamonds, collet-set with an applied flower motif of pear-shaped purplish pink diamond petals and a brilliant-cut diamond stamen, between marquise-cut emerald leaves, to an 18 carat yellow gold band, diamonds approximately 1.35 carats total, maker's mark DM, partial London hallmark, ring size L½. Estimate £5,000 - 7,000 (€6,000 - 8,400) Accompanied by a report from AnchorCert stating that one of the... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2014

A wucai brushpot, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period

A wucai brushpot, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period. Photo Sotheby's Height 6 1/2 in., 16.8 cm Provenance: Christie’s London, 6th June 2000, lot 357.A & J Speelman, London, 2001. Exposition: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Colors of Earth, Kangxi Era Porcelain from the Stamen Collection, 2002, no. 13. A continuous scene depicts a scholar as he leans out from his study and gazes up at the moon. The moment of inspiration is echoed in the poetic inscription attributed to the Tang dynasty poet Wang Changling (698-756)... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2014

An unmounted fancy-coloured diamond & A pair of unmounted fancy-coloured diamonds

An unmounted fancy-coloured diamond. Photo: Bonhams. The cushion-shaped fancy brownish yellow diamond weighing 2.00 carats. Estimate £6,000 - 8,000 (€7,200 - 9,600) Accompanied by a report from GIA stating that the 2.00 carat diamond is Fancy Brownish Yellow, natural colour, VS2 clarity. Report number 2121391364, dated 29 July 2010. A pair of unmounted fancy-coloured diamonds. Photo: Bonhams. Comprising a cushion-shaped fancy pink diamond weighing 0.52 carat and a cushion-shaped fancy intense pink diamond weighing 0.41 carat... [Lire la suite]
12 avril 2014

A large wucai dish, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period

A large wucai dish, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period. Photo Sotheby's Diameter 18 1/4 in., 46.4 cm Provenance: Collection of Konrad Bernheimer, Germany. Seated, wearing humble attire, the elder statesman Jiang Ziya fishes by the side of the Wei River. Across from him stands King Wen of Zhou and his entourage. Before heading out on the hunting trip, the king had sought out a prophesy and was told he would return without game but with something much more valuable; a teacher. Upon meeting the white haired dignitary, King Wen of Zhou... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2014

A fancy-coloured diamond single-stone ring

  A fancy-coloured diamond single-stone ring. Photo: Bonhams. The heart-shaped diamond, weighing 11.19 carats, between colourless pear-shaped diamond shoulders, remaining diamonds approximately 0.60 carat total, ring size M½. Estimate £25,000 - 35,000 (€30,000 - 42,000) Accompanied by a report from GIA stating that the diamond weighing 11.19 carats is Fancy Deep Brownish Greenish Yellow, natural colour. Report number 2151829027, dated 17 December 2013. Bonhams. FINE JEWELLERY, 30 Apr 2014, London, New Bond Street -... [Lire la suite]
12 avril 2014

A large wucai dish, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period

A large wucai dish, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period. Photo Sotheby's Diameter 20 3/8 in., 51.8 cm Provenance: Robert Rousset, Compagnie de la Chine de des Indes, Paris, 1950s.European Collection.Christie’s London, 13th November 2001, lot 224.S. Marchant & Son, London, 2005. Intricately painted with a lively historically-set banquet scene, the dish conveys the luxurious aspect of imperial life. The emperor, seated on the high central dais with a large dragon roundel on his robe, wears a satisfied countenance as he observes... [Lire la suite]
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