27 avril 2015

A pair of natural pearl, moonstone and diamond ear pendants

A pair of natural pearl, moonstone and diamond ear pendants. Estimate CHF100,000 – CHF150,000 ($105,237- $157,856). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015. Each suspending a drop-shaped natural pearl, measuring approximately 10.7-10.2 x 20.3 mm and 11.1-10.1 x 19.6 mm, from an openwork pavé-set diamond and circular-cut diamond collet plaque, centering upon a cabochon moonstone, to the button-shaped natural pearl top, mounted in gold, 6.0 cm  Accompanied by report no. 79281 dated 23 March 2015 from the SSEF Swiss... [Lire la suite]
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27 avril 2015

A carved celadon-glazed 'Lotus' brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A carved celadon-glazed 'Lotus' brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Estimate £8,000 — 12,000 (10,852 - 16,278 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. carved around the slightly waisted cylindrical body with leafy scrolling lotus, covered overall with a pale celadon glaze, the recessed base painted with an artemesia leaf in underglaze-blue - 18.5cm., 7 1/4 in. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 13 mai 2015, 11:00 AM
27 avril 2015

A pale celadon-glazed five-spouted vase, Qianlong seal mark and period

A pale celadon-glazed five-spouted vase, Qianlong seal mark and period. Estimate £10,000 — 15,000 (13,565 - 20,348 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. elegantly potted with the compressed pear-shaped body rising from a low foot to four short tubular necks, flanking a central larger spout, the base with seal mark in underglaze-blue; 17.8cm., 7in. Notes: Notable for its elegant shape and cool celadon glaze, this vase draws on celebrated porcelain traditions and reinterprets them to... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2015

A five-strand natural pearl and diamond necklace

A five-strand natural pearl and diamond necklace. Estimate CHF120,000 – CHF150,000 ($126,285 - $157,856). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015. Composed of two rows of a hundred and twenty-six each, two rows of a hundred and twenty-one each and a row of a hundred and fifteen natural pearls, measuring approximately 8.3 to 2.8 mm, to the geometrical brilliant-cut diamond clasp, mounted in gold, shortest row 49.0 cm  Accompanied by report no. 69821 dated 12 September 2013 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute... [Lire la suite]
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27 avril 2015

A two-strand natural pearl and diamond necklace

A two-strand natural pearl and diamond necklace. Estimate CHF110,000 – CHF160,000 ($115,761 - $168,380). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015. Composed of seventy-nine and seventy-three natural pearls, measuring approximately 9.4 to 4.4 mm, to the openwork single-cut diamond wavy clasp, mounted in gold, 48.5 cm  Accompanied by report no. 77776 dated 10 December 2014 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the 152 pearls are natural saltwater pearls  Christie's. GENEVA MAGNIFICENT... [Lire la suite]
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27 avril 2015

A single-strand natural pearl and diamond necklace

A single-strand natural pearl and diamond necklace. Estimate CHF115,000 – CHF165,000 ($121,023 - $173,642). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015. Composed of seventy-three graduated natural pearls, measuring approximately 8.6 to 5.2 mm, to the diamond-set foliate clasp, mounted in gold, 49.0 cm  Accompanied by report no. 78303 dated 2 February 2015 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the 73 pearls are natural saltwater pearls  Christie's. GENEVA MAGNIFICENT JEWELS, 13 May... [Lire la suite]
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27 avril 2015

A small white-glazed 'mallow flower' dish, Kangxi

A small white-glazed 'mallow flower' dish, Kangxi. Estimate £500 - 800 (€700 - 1,100). Photo: Bonhams. The dish moulded as a mallow flower, the petals and stamen finely incised, with a foliate rim, all covered in a blue-toned white glaze, the glazed base with an underglaze-blue Precious Object mark. 10.8cm (4 1/4in) diam. Provenance: Carl Kempe collection no. 1036 (label). Bonhams. ASIAN ART, 11 May 2015 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
27 avril 2015

A natural and cultured coloured pearl and diamond necklace

A natural and cultured coloured pearl and diamond necklace. Estimate CHF250,000 – CHF350,000 ($263,094 - $368,331. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015. The single graduated strand composed of forty-two natural pearls and two cultured pearls, measuring approximately 11.5 to 4.3 mm, alternately strung between diamond-set rondelle spacers, to a diamond panel clasp, 42.5cm  Accompanied by report no. 77273 dated 31 October 2014 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that 42 pearls are natural... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2015

A white-glazed,bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A white-glazed,bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate £3,000 — 5,000 (4,070 - 6,783 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the compressed angular body rising from a tall foot to a tall neck with a galleried rim, with raised bands encircling the body and neck, covered overall with a bluish-ivory glaze - 22.4cm., 8 7/8 in. Provenance: Chait Galleries, New York, 1964.Collection of Evelyn Annenberh Hall.Christie's New York, 29th March 2006, lot 128. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art,... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2015

An incised white-glazed 'Lotus' stemcup, Qianlong mark and period

An incised white-glazed 'Lotus' stemcup, Qianlong mark and period. Estimate £8,000 — 12,000 (10,852 - 16,278 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the gently curved and flaring sides rising from a tall spreading foot, finely incised to the exterior with two bands of large lotus blooms borne on undulating leafy scrolls divided by a lappet band, the interior similarly decorated with lotus scrolls around a six-character reign mark within a double-circle, covered overall in a white-glaze pooling to a... [Lire la suite]