25 mai 2014

A large Imperial cinnabar lacquer 'Budhhist lion' rectangular box and cover, Qianlong six-character mark and of the period

A large Imperial cinnabar lacquer 'Budhhist lion' rectangular box and cover, Qianlong six-character mark and of the period. Photo: Bonhams. The cover finely carved on top in varying depths of relief, depicting three Buddhist lions playing with a ribboned ball amidst flames, each detailed with thick manes and bushy tails carefully incised with long curls, all enclosed within key-fret bands and a border of dense leafy lotus scrolls, the sides decorated with similar lotus and key-fret bands enclosing narrow horizontal panels of... [Lire la suite]

25 mai 2014

Carrera y Carrera. Orquídeas collection

Carrera y Carrera. Orquídeas ring. Carrera y Carrera. Orquídeas earrings. Carrera y Carrera. Orquídeas ring. Carrera y Carrera. Long Orquídeas earrings.
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25 mai 2014

A very rare three-colour lacquer circular 'pavilion' box and and cover, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period

A very rare three-colour lacquer circular 'pavilion' box and and cover, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period. Photo: Bonhams. Deeply carved through layers of cinnabar-red, dark green and brown lacquer depicting a round cartouche enclosing a tall pavilion beside gnarled pine trees growing on rocky mountains, detailed with a crane standing in the foreground by the most forward balustrade, an incense burner on the top balcony emitting smoke coiling upwards, forming the word shou flanked by a pair of cranes in flight,... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2014

A very rare and large carved cinnabar lacquer 'one hundred boys' rectangular box and cover

A very rare and large carved cinnabar lacquer 'one hundred boys' rectangular box and cover, with a very rare carved cinnabar lacquer 'boys' inkstone box and cover. Both 16th century. Photo: Bonhams.   The top of the cover exquisitely carved depicting a multitude of boys in various leisurely pursuits, including a few swimming in a lotus pond beneath a bridge, others beneath a pavilion and gathered in front of a screen playing instruments, surrounding one boy with a puppet, another group in procession with some carrying... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2014

An extremely rare large cinnabar lacquer 'flowers' scroll-rest. Early Ming Dynasty, 15th century

An extremely rare large cinnabar lacquer 'flowers' scroll-rest. Early Ming Dynasty, 15th century. Photo: Bonhams. The long top with two concave rounded recessions for placing scrolls, each deeply carved through layers of red lacquer depicting exquisite naturalistic flower blooms borne on undulating leafy vines, including peony, camellia, gardenia, pomegranate blossom, hibiscus, chrysanthemum, and peach blossom, with a narrow band of lingzhi scrolls in the middle, the sides similarly decorated and the large concave base also... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2014

Carrera y Carrera: the Garzas collection, inspired by the heron.

Carrera y Carrera. Garzas ring. Carrera y Carrera. Garzas earrings. Carrera y Carrera. Garzas ring. Carrera y Carrera. Garzas necklace. Carrera y Carrera. Garzas ring.
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25 mai 2014

A pair of blue and white ogee-shaped 'dragon' bowls, Qianlong seal marks and of the period

A pair of blue and white ogee-shaped 'dragon' bowls, Qianlong seal marks and of the period. Photo: Bonhams. Each bowl finely decorated around the exterior in inky-deep blue tones, depicting a pair of scaly five-clawed dragons amidst scrolling clouds, one dragon in pursuit of the other whose head is turned backwards, the interior with a medallion enclosing a further dragon amidst flames in the centre, the base with an Imperial underglaze-blue zhuanshu seal mark, wood stands. 17.2cm diam. (4). Estimate HK$ 1 million - 1.5 million... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2014

A fine famille rose oval jardiniére, Qianlong seal mark and of the period

A fine famille rose oval jardiniére, Qianlong seal mark and of the period. Photo: Bonhams. Potted with deep rounded sides, supported on a spreading foot rising to a flared mouth rim, densely decorated with colourful leafy lotus blossoms interspersed by iron-red flowers, each suspending beaded purple pendants above delicate leafy scrolls and ruyi-heads, all between a narrow band of floral plantain leaf sprays on the foot and a band of bats interspersed by daisies on the flat mouth rim, the base with an Imperial underglaze-blue... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2014

A jewelled silver and platinum-mounted nephrite pendant By Fabergé, St Petersburg, circa 1914, scratched inventory number 98948

A jewelled silver and platinum-mounted nephrite pendant By Fabergé, St Petersburg, circa 1914, scratched inventory number 98948. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Modelled as an elephant, its trunk and tail forming a continuous sphere, with rose-cut diamond-set eyes and stylised howdah, the pendant mount with a brilliant diamond suspended from a diamond-set loop; together with a later pearl, diamond and hardstone necklace and bracelet, the pearls untested for natural origin, unmarked. The pendant 1 ¾ in. (4.5 cm.) high, including... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2014

A diamond and emerald brooch by Cartier

A diamond and emerald brooch by Cartier. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Designed as mother and baby elephant, pavé-set with brilliant-cut diamonds, each with a circular-cut emerald eye, mounted in 18k gold, 3.0 cm wide. Signed Cartier, No. 652614. Estimate HK$10,000 – HK$15,000 ($1,295 - $1,943) Christie's. HONG KONG MAGNIFICENT JEWELS, 27 May 2014, Convention Hall - http://www.christies.com/
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