09 mai 2015

A sapphire, amethyst and diamond ring, by JAR

Lot 271. A sapphire, amethyst and diamond ring, by JAR. Estimate CHF350,000 – CHF550,000 ($383,838 - $603,175).Price realised CHF 725,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The entwined diamond and amethyst cords holding an oval-shaped sapphire, to a similarly-set diamond double hoop, mounted in platinum and silver, 1988, ring size 2½ - Signed Jar  Accompanied by report no. 14060233 dated 8 July 2014 from the Gübelin GemLab stating that the sapphire is of Burmese origin, with no indications of... [Lire la suite]
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09 mai 2015

A pair of tourmaline, agate and diamond camellia brooches, by JAR

Lot 270. A pair of tourmaline, agate and diamond camellia brooches, by JAR. Estimate CHF130,000 – CHF160,000 ($142,569 - $175,469). Price realised CHF 485,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each designed as a sculptural flower, centering upon a circular-cut diamond, within brilliant-cut diamond collet pistils, to the carved pink tourmaline and white agate petals, mounted in platinum and gold, 1985, 6.5 cm, with French assay mark for gold, in pink leather JAR fitted case - Unsigned (2) ... [Lire la suite]
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09 mai 2015

A pair of sapphire and diamond 'shield' ear clips, by JAR

Lot 269. A pair of sapphire and diamond 'shield' ear clips, by JAR. Estimate CHF200,000 – CHF300,000 ($219,336 - $329,004).Price realised CHF 209,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each designed as a circular bombé shield set with cabochon star-sapphires and single-cut diamonds, mounted in silver and gold, 1991, 4.1 cm, with French assay mark for gold, in pink leather JAR case - Unsigned   Literature: JAR I, Exhibition at Somerset House, London, November 2002-January 2003, no. 123 ... [Lire la suite]
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09 mai 2015

A tourmaline, garnet, emerald and diamond fibula brooch, by JAR

A tourmaline, garnet, emerald and diamond fibula brooch, by JAR. Estimate CHF100,000 – CHF150,000 ($109,668 - $164,502). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Designed as a series of graduated crosses, set with circular-cut multi-colour tourmalines, garnets and diamonds, suspended from a gold pin with a tourmaline and diamond-set terminal, enhanced with a cabochon emerald, mounted in silver and gold, 1993, 12.4 cm, with French assay mark for gold, in pink leather JAR case - Unsigned  ... [Lire la suite]
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09 mai 2015

A silvered bronze mirror, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

A silvered bronze mirror, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Estimate £5,000 – £8,000 ($7,600 - $12,160). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The mirror is cast with four striding animals encircling the central knop, surrounded by a sixteen-character inscription. 5 in. (12.7 cm.) diam. Provenance: Christie's New York, 2 December 1998, lot 40.Sotheby's New York, 20 March 2007, lot 539.Property from the Sui Yuan Zhai Collection. Christie's. CHINESE CERAMICS, WORKS OF ART AND TEXTILES, 12 May 2015, London,... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2015

A silvered bronze 'Lion and grapevine' mirror, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

A silvered bronze 'Lion and grapevine' mirror, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Estimate £4,000 – £6,000 ($6,080 - $9,120). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The mirror is decorated with a central knop cast as a crouching lion surrounded by further lions romping amongst scrolling grapevines. The outer border is cast in a similar design interspersed with birds and insects, all below a band of detached florets. The reverse is plain. 6 5/8 in. (17 cm.) diam., metal stand and Japanese wood box Provenance: Acquired in the... [Lire la suite]

09 mai 2015

A circular bronze mirror, Warring States Period

A circular bronze mirror, Warring States Period. Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,700 - 4,100). Photo: Bonhams. The mirror back cast with three stylised dragons in mutual pursuit on a lozenge and diaper ground, the central loop boss surrounded with channel. 18.8cm (4/8in) diam Provenance: Collection of Henri Geene (d.1950) and thence by descent. Note: For a comparable mirror cast with three lozenge-bodied dragons, Warring States 3rd century BC, see Ju-hsi Chou,Circles of Reflection: The Carter Collection of... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2015

A small collection of bronze mirrors, Han Dynasty and later

A small collection of bronze mirrors, Han Dynasty and later. Estimate £1,000 - 1,500 (€1,400 - 2,100). Photo: Bonhams. Comprising: a 'shan' mirror, crisply cast with the stylised character repeated over a ground of scrolling motifs; a smaller silvery bronze mirror with archaistic geometric and scrolling motifs, the latter resembling the character 'wen'; a TLV mirror with a scalloped edge; and a foliated mirror with geese amongst scrolling vines. 12cm (4 3/4in) diam. (4). Provenance: a European private... [Lire la suite]
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09 mai 2015

An archaic bronze mirror, Tang dynasty

Lot 15. An archaic bronze mirror, Tang dynasty;  5.5cm., 2 1/4 in. Estimate 2,500 — 3,000 GBP (3,391 - 4,070 EUR). Lot sold 5,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's of circular form, decorated with a boss to the centre, surrounded by meandering vines; together with an inscribed brown lacquer ear cup, Han dynasty and a bronze ‘deer’ cowrie shell holder, Han dynasty, Japanese wood boxes. Quantité: 6. Sotheby's. The Soul of Japanese Aesthetics – The Tsuneichi Inoue... [Lire la suite]
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09 mai 2015

An archaic bronze mirror, Tang dynasty

Lot 14. An archaic bronze mirror, Tang dynasty;  5.5cm., 2 1/8 in. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 GBP (4,070 - 5,426 EUR). Lot sold 8,750 GBP. Photo Sotheby's divided into six lobes, the front cast with mythical beasts and phoenix amongst floral scrolls; together with a bronze ‘bird’ belthook, Han dynasty, and a bronze bell, Warring States period, Japanese wood boxes.Quantité: 6. Provenance: Mayuyama & Co. Ltd, Tokyo. Sotheby's. The Soul of Japanese Aesthetics – The... [Lire la suite]