11 mai 2014

A diamond bracelet, by Faraone

A diamond bracelet, by Faraone. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The three lines of brilliant-cut diamonds enhanced by three diamond-set quatrefoil motifs, mounted in gold, 18.0 cm. Signed Faraone. Estimate CHF15,000 – CHF20,000 ($17,091 - $22,788) Christie's. GENEVA MAGNIFICENT JEWELS. 14 May 2014, Geneva -http://www.christies.com/
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11 mai 2014

A belle époque diamond necklace

A belle époque diamond necklace. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Of garland design, decorated at the front with ribbon motifs, foliate and floral swags, enhanced by circular-cut diamond collets, to the diamond collet neckline and ribbon clasp, 1910s, 39.0 cm . Estimate CHF18,000 – CHF28,000 ($20,509 - $31,903) Christie's. GENEVA MAGNIFICENT JEWELS. 14 May 2014, Geneva -http://www.christies.com/
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11 mai 2014

A diamond bangle-brooch, mounted by Cartier

A diamond bangle-brooch, mounted by Cartier. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Composed of a detachable pavé-set diamond stylized leaf brooch highlighted by two larger cushion-shaped diamonds, to the hinged tapered bangle, 1950s, brooch 6.0 cm, bangle inner diameter 6.0 cm, with French assay mark for platinum and gold. Signed Monture Cartier (2). Estimate CHF70,000 – CHF80,000 ($79,758 - $91,152) Christie's. GENEVA MAGNIFICENT JEWELS. 14 May 2014, Geneva -http://www.christies.com/
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11 mai 2014

An art deco multi-gem and diamond brooch, by Mauboussin

An art deco multi-gem and diamond brooch, by Mauboussin. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The pavé-set diamond openwork hexagonal frame decorated with carved emerald, sapphire and ruby leaves, enhanced by black enamel detail, to the calibré-cut emerald, sapphire and baguette-cut diamond bombé motif, 1920s, 5.8 cm, with French assay mark for platinum. Signed Mauboussin France, no. 93881. Estimate CHF90,000 – CHF120,000 ($102,545 - $136,727) Christie's. GENEVA MAGNIFICENT JEWELS. 14 May 2014, Geneva -http://www.christies.com/
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11 mai 2014

A grey and russet jade pebble carved as a mythical beast, Ming Dynasty

A grey and russet jade pebble carved as a mythical beast, Ming Dynasty. Photo: Bonhams. The mythical beast carved standing with its head turned towards its left flank,with bulging eyes below the curved ears, the bifurcated tail curled over its back left haunch, the feet with well defined claws, the stone of greyish tone with a network of russet streaks, wood stand. 5.8cm (2 1/4in) wide (2). Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€3,700 - 6,100) Provenance: an English private collection Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, London, New Bond Street, 15 May... [Lire la suite]
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11 mai 2014

A grey and russet jade carving of a qilin, 17th century

A grey and russet jade carving of a qilin, 17th century. Photo: Bonhams. The recumbent mythical beast carved with its forelegs resting one over the other, the claws well defined, with the head raised and turned towards the left, with bushy eyebrows, the twisting curved horn above the locks of mane reaching the knobbly spine, the bushy curled tail. 7.1cm (2 3/4in) wide. Estimate £5,000 - 8,000 (€6,100 - 9,800) Provenance: an English private collection Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, London, New Bond Street, 15 May... [Lire la suite]
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11 mai 2014

A rare pale green and russet jade 'eagle and bear' group, yingxiong, 17th century

A rare pale green and russet jade 'eagle and bear' group, yingxiong, 17th century. Photo: Bonhams. The pale green stone with patches of attractive bright russet skin, carved as a bird with outstretched wings protectively shielding the recumbent lion, wood stand. 8cm (3 1/8in) wide (2). Estimate £15,000 - 20,000 (€18,000 - 24,000) Provenance: Bluett & Sons, Ltd, London (label)An English private collection formed by the grandfather of the present owner The present carving is known as a yingxiong group, since the eagle (應 ying)... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2014

A pale green jade 'dragon' stand and cup, Late Ming Dynasty

A pale green jade 'dragon' stand and cup, Late Ming Dynasty. Photo: Bonhams. The flat stand with lobed rim enclosing a pair of confronted slender four-clawed dragons each with a Buddhist wan symbol on its snout and surrounding the circular stand for the cup base between a shou character above and a foliate lotus below; together with an associated pale green jade two-handled cup with floral handles and incised with four chrysanthemum. The stand 18cm (7in) wide (2). Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€3,700 - 6,100) Provenance: a Scottish... [Lire la suite]
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11 mai 2014

A pale green jade chilong-handled cup, 17th century

A pale green jade chilong-handled cup, 17th century. Photo: Bonhams. The circular cup smoothly formed on a low straight foot, the handles each formed as a lively chilong clambering around the exterior with raised front paws and open mouth resting on the rim, wood stand. 14.8cm (5 7/8in) wide (2). Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€3,700 - 6,100) Provenance: a Scottish private collection and thence by descent Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, London, New Bond Street, 15 May 2014 -http://www.bonhams.com/
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11 mai 2014

A large green and russet jade carving of a Bactrian camel, Ming Dynasty

A large green and russet jade carving of a Bactrian camel, Ming Dynasty. Photo: Bonhams. The stone of an attractive yellowish hue, formed as an exotic two-humped camel with its head turned to the right and mouth open in a smile above the rough shaggy neck, the long saddlecloth draped between the humps and the legs ending in four cloven hooves tucked underneath the body. 12cm (4 3/4in) wide. Estimate £20,000 - 30,000 (€24,000 - 37,000) Provenance: an English private collection The camel was admired and used as a popular subject... [Lire la suite]
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