14 mars 2015

Magnificent jewels to shine at Christie’s New York on april 14

A four-strand natural colored pearl necklace measuring from 12.65 to 4.90 mm (est. $3.8 – 4.5 million). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 New York – On April 14, Christie’s will present its spring sale of Magnificent Jewels in New York.   Featuring more than 300 jewels, the sale is led by an outstanding four-strand natural colored saltwater pearl necklace. Black pearls count amongst the most rare of natural gems.  Much scarcer than their white counterparts, they represent beauty of the highest order.... [Lire la suite]

14 mars 2015

A set of six small underglaze blue and yellow-glazed 'Dragon' bowls, Daoguang six-character seal marks in underglaze blue

A set of six small underglaze blue and yellow-glazed 'Dragon' bowls, Daoguang six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850). Estimate $30,000 – $50,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowls have rounded sides rising to a slightly flaring rim and are decorated on the exterior with two five-clawed dragons striding through flame-scrolls in pursuit of flaming pearls above a band of overlapping lotus petals rising from the foot, all highlighted in yellow glaze against the deep cobalt blue... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2015

A rare Ming-style doucai 'Lotus' jar, 18th century

A rare Ming-style doucai 'Lotus' jar, 18th century. Estimate $30,000 – $50,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The sides are decorated in a rich doucai palette with six ribbon-tied lotus sprays separated by ruyi-cloud spandrels, all between a band of petal lappets at the foot and a band of ruyi-heads on the shoulder. An apocryphal Chenghua mark is on the base. 6 in. (15 cm.) high Notes: The decoration and shape of this well-painted jar are based on Chenghua period (1465-1487) prototypes,... [Lire la suite]
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14 mars 2015

A rare blue and white 'Flower scroll' zhadou, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

A rare blue and white 'Flower scroll' zhadou, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate $30,000 – $50,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vessel is delicately painted in underglaze blue with simulated 'heaping and piling' on the bulbous body with a narrow band of composite flower scroll between borders of ruyi heads and key fret above and petal lappets below, and on the flared neck with further composite flower scroll below a pendent trefoil border. 3 ¼... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2015

A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Estimate $30,000 – $50,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The horse is well modeled standing foursquare on a rectangular base with mouth open. The body is covered with a pale cream glaze, and the mane with amber glaze. The bridle and straps are dappled with green and amber, and applied with molded tassels, while the saddle is unglazed. 19 7/8 in. (50.5 cm.) high Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 4 June 1986, lot 188. Christie's. FINE... [Lire la suite]
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14 mars 2015

A large ochre and cream-glazed pottery figure of a Bactrian camel, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

A large ochre and cream-glazed pottery figure of a Bactrian camel, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Estimate $30,000 – $50,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The realistically modeled beast is shown standing foursquare on a rectangular base, with head tilted back as the animal brays. The finely detailed hair on the neck and other areas of hair on the head, humps, haunches and tail are covered with a glaze of cream color in contrast to the ochre-glazed body. 27 3/8 in. (69.5 cm.) high Provenance: Dulany's Oriental... [Lire la suite]

14 mars 2015

A large copper-red splashed Junyao bowl, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

 A large copper-red splashed Junyao bowl, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Estimate $30,000 – $50,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The heavily-potted bowl has deep, rounded sides and is covered inside and out with a glaze of creamy lavender-blue color draining to mushroom on the rim and splashed on the interior with three tapering copper-red streaks shading from mottled red to green above a pooled splash of green color in the center. The glaze on the exterior has smaller splashes and diffuse areas of... [Lire la suite]
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14 mars 2015

A rare large Qingbai carved vase, meiping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

A rare large Qingbai carved vase, meiping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Estimate $30,000 – $50,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The elegantly-potted, high-shouldered vase is crisply carved with a band of four large peony blooms borne on a continuous, meandering leafy stem, between two molded bow-string bands. The tapering lower section is encircled by a band of upright lotus petals, and the shoulder is carved with a band of scrolls below the short, cylindrical neck. The vase is covered in a semi-translucent glaze of... [Lire la suite]
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14 mars 2015

Rosior jewellery

The extraordinary bejewelled "Gem Dreams" evening bag that Rosier created in 2009 - an elaborate tribute to colour, craftsmanship and jewellery. Rosior necklace with multi-coloured gemstones and diamonds.  Rosior bracelet set with diamonds, emeralds and sapphires. Rosior snake earrings adorned with a colourful mix of diamonds, sapphires, rubies, emeralds and tsavorites. Rosior earrings set with yellow and blue diamonds, sapphires and emeralds. Rosior diamond ring set with princess-cut diamonds. Rosior... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2015

A large blue and white 'dragon' dish, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double-circle and of the period

A large blue and white 'dragon' dish, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double-circle and of the period (1573-1619). Estimate $40,000 – $60,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The interior of the dish is decorated in the center with two confronted, five-clawed dragons leaping amidst flames and clouds in pursuit of a flaming pearl below two pairs of further dragons at a similar pursuit in the well. The exterior is decorated with a band of lotus scroll. 15 ¼ in. (38.3 cm.) diam Notes: An... [Lire la suite]