08 mai 2015

Suzanne Belperron jewelry at Sotheby's, Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Genève, 12 may 2015

Lot 13. Diamond ring, Suzanne Belperron, 1956. Estimate 16,000 — 21,000 CHF. Lot sold 127,500 CHF. Photo Sotheby's 2015. Of bombé design, set with baguette diamonds, size 48, French assay and partial maker's marks. Accompanied by a certificate from Olivier Baroin. Bibliography: Cf: Sylvie Raulet and Olivier Baroin, Suzanne Belperron, Italy, 2011, pg. 328, no. 159, for a plaster cast of a similar ring by Suzanne Belperron. Lot 4. Colombian Emerald... [Lire la suite]

08 mai 2015

A gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, 16th century

A gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Estimate £25,000 — 35,000 (33,913 - 47,478 €). Photo Sotheby's seated in dhyanasana, wearing a floral etched long flowing robe open at the chest to reveal a wan symbol, the face with gentle smile and framed by a high five-pointed crown, long flowing ribbons and large earrings, all seated on a separately-cast lotus pedestal base. Quantité: 3 - 35cm., 13 3/4 in. Note: This figure of the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2015

A gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, Ming Dynasty

A gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, Ming Dynasty. Estimate £4,000 - 6,000 (€5,500 - 8,200). Photo: Bonhams.  Cast seated in padmasana, her right hand in vitarka mudra, the left in her lap holding a vase, clad in thin robes with brocaded hems, wearing ornate beaded jewellery and a reticulated five-peaked tiara, on a detached triple-lotus stand. 26.8cm (10 1/2in) high (2). Bonhams. ASIAN ART, 11 May 2015 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
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08 mai 2015

A gilt-bronze seated figure of Guanyin, Late Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

A gilt-bronze seated figure of Guanyin, Late Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Estimate £4,000 – £6,000 (€6,080 - $9,120). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bodhisattva is cast seated in dhyanasana with the right hand holding a willow stem and the left hand holding a cup. She has a serene expression on her face and wears an elaborate headdress containing a small figure of Amitabha Buddha. 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm.) high Christie's. CHINESE CERAMICS, WORKS OF ART AND TEXTILES, 12 May 2015, London,... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2015

A carved wood figure of Guanyin, Mid-late Ming Dynasty

A carved wood figure of Guanyin, Mid-late Ming Dynasty. Estimate £5,000 - 8,000 (€6,700 - 11,000). Photo: Bonhams Carved seated in lalitasana with one leg folded and placed on the thigh, the Goddess of Mercy elaborately dressed with a long flowing robe with expertly modelled folds opening at the chest, exposing the pendant on her neck hung with beaded jewels, with her left arm gently lifted in chatura mudra and the other on her lap, her serene face crowed by an ornate headdress centred at an image of the meditating Buddha... [Lire la suite]
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08 mai 2015

A turquoise and aubergine-glazed figure of Guanyin, Ming Dynasty

A turquoise and aubergine-glazed figure of Guanyin, Ming Dynasty. Estimate £8,000 - 10,000 (€11,000 - 13,000). Photo: Bonhams The Bodhisattva with biscuit face and arms, modelled seated in royal ease atop a square plinth, clad in long robes and adorned with jewellery, with a five pointed crown. 31.5cm (12 1/2in) high Bonhams. ASIAN ART, 11 May 2015 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE

08 mai 2015

A fahua meiping, 15th-16th century

A fahua meiping, 15th-16th century. Estimate £8,000 - 10,000 (€11,000 - 13,000). Photo: Bonhams Boldly decorated with elaborate lotus sprays and two cranes in raised slip lines and blocked in with white, yellow and turquoise glazes, all on an inky blue ground, the foot with a tall lappet border, the shoulder with a 'cloud collar' embellished with hanging jewels and foliate motifs, the small everted mouthrim encircled with bands of clouds - 41.4cm (16 3/8in) high Notes: The term 'fahua' may derive from the... [Lire la suite]
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08 mai 2015

An iron-red and gilt decorated powder blue 'Fish' rouleau vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

An iron-red and gilt decorated powder blue 'Fish' rouleau vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate £8,000 - 12,000 (€11,000 - 16,000). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vase is decorated to the exterior with four large fish in iron red, surrounded by gilt-enamelled aquatic plants and smaller fish, all on a powder blue ground. The neck is decorated with four gilt shou medallions amongst wan symbols. 18 in. (45.7 cm.) high Christie's. CHINESE CERAMICS, WORKS OF ART AND TEXTILES, 12 May... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2015

An iron-red and gilt decorated powder blue rouleau vase, Kangxi period

An iron-red and gilt decorated powder blue rouleau vase, Kangxi period. Estimate £8,000 - 12,000 (€11,000 - 16,000). Photo: Bonhams The cylindrical body finely enamelled in iron red and black with four large carp swimming amongst seaweed, smaller carp and langoustines, all in gilt, the shoulder with quatrefoil medallions enclosing four of the babao and reserved on a diaper border, the bamboo-trunk neck with formal shou and wan roundels framed by decorative bands above and below. 47cm (18 1/2in) high Provenance: ex.... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2015

A famille rose 'pomegranate' bottle vase, Daoguang seal mark and of the period

A famille rose 'pomegranate' bottle vase, Daoguang seal mark and of the period. Estimate £25,000 - 30,000 (€34,000 - 40,000). Photo: Bonhams. The oviform body finely enamelled with flowering and fruiting pomegranate trees in a garden landscape with camellia and peonies, framed between borders of ruyi-heads, floral motifs, gilt strings and keyfret bands, the neck with a double-lotus and baoxianghua scrolling meander with bats suspending peaches, all on a turquoise ground, the flaring mouth rim encircled with another... [Lire la suite]