30 mai 2015

A six-strand natural pearl, ruby and diamond necklace

A six-strand natural pearl, 23.00 carat Burma ruby and diamond necklace. Estimate HK$950,000 – HK$1,400,000 ($120,000-180,000). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Composed of six strands of vari-shaped white and cream natural pearls measuring approximately 4.0 - 7.3 mm, joined to the clasp set to the centre with a cabochon ruby weighing 23.27 carats, embellished by circular rose-cut and old European-cut diamonds and pearls, suspending a white button pearl measuring approximately 10.0 x 7.4 mm atop a gold... [Lire la suite]

30 mai 2015

A ruby and diamond bangle

A Burma ruby and diamond bangle. Estimate HK$1,700,000 – HK$2,500,000 ($220,000-320,000). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The central rectangular arched plaque set with four rows of oval-shaped rubies, framed by baguette-cut diamonds, flanked by brilliant and old European-cut diamond scrolling shoulders with baguette-cut diamond detail, mounted in 18k white gold, inner circumference 17.5 cm, with French assay mark for gold Accompanied by report no. CS 62708 dated 22 August 2014 from the American... [Lire la suite]
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30 mai 2015

A highly important art deco ruby and diamond necklace, by Cartier

Lot 1998. A highly important art deco ruby and diamond necklace, by Cartier. Estimate HK$6,000,000 – HK$8,000,000 ($500,000-750,000). Price realised HKD 14,440,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The front section designed as a series of old European and single-cut diamond concave plaques, each set to the centre with three cushion, oval or circular-cut rubies, flanked by shield, square and keystone-cut diamonds and baguette-cut diamonds to the sides, the edges further embellished by a line of cabochon... [Lire la suite]
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30 mai 2015

An important ruby and diamond ring

An important 5.02 carats Burma "pigeon's blood red" ruby and diamond ring. Estimate HK$6,000,000 – HK$8,000,000 ($750,000-1,000,000). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Set with an oval-shaped ruby weighing approximately 5.02 carats, within a similarly-cut diamond surround, mounted in 18k white gold, ring size 5½ Accompanied by report no. 78694 dated 10 March 2015 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the approximately 5.00 carat ruby is of Burma (Myanmar) origin, with no indications of heating;... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2015

A very rare lacquered and enamelled Yixing stoneware 'chrysanthemum' teapot and cover, Qianlong period

A very rare lacquered and enamelled Yixing stoneware 'chrysanthemum' teapot and cover, Qianlong period. Estimate HK$ 250,000 - 400,000 (€29,000 - 47,000). Photo Bonhams. The compressed globular body finely moulded as a chrysanthemum, flanked by a pointed spout and 'C'-shaped handle, the exterior decorated with alternating wan symbols,ruyi-heads, bats and floral sprays, all lacquered red and picked out in gilt outlines above a dark blue ground, the base with a probably later red-lacquered Qianlong... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2015

A rare coral-ground and gilt-decorated vase, meiping. Gilt Shendetang mark, Late Qing Dynasty

A rare coral-ground and gilt-decorated vase, meiping. Gilt Shendetang mark, Late Qing Dynasty. Estimate HK$ 200,000 - 300,000 (€24,000 - 35,000). Photo Bonhams. The narrow waisted neck and rounded shoulders tapering to a recessed base, covered with a bright iron-red ground lavishly gilt with eight stylised lotus flowers and formal lotus scrolls alternating in two ranks amid buds and suspendedruyi heads, musical stones and tassels, all between a ruyiborder and lotus motifs at the neck and stylised petal... [Lire la suite]

30 mai 2015

A rare imperial doucai 'narcissus' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period

A rare imperial doucai 'narcissus' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period. Estimate HK$ 600,000 - 800,000 (€71,000 - 94,000). Photo Bonhams. Thinly-potted with gently rounded sides, finely decorated on the interior with a central medallion depicting flowering narcissus growing between rockwork, under overhanging nandina berries, and lingzhi fungus, the exterior with three evenly-spaced groups of lingzhi issuing from rockwork, all delicately enamelled with vivid shades of blue,... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2015

A Langyao baluster vase, Kangxi period

A Langyao baluster vase, Kangxi period. Estimate HK$ 200,000 - 300,000 (€24,000 - 35,000). Photo Bonhams. With a high shouldered body tapering towards a spreading foot, covered all over with a deep luxuriant red glaze thinning to pale red and beige around the shoulders, cylindrical neck, and slightly flaring mouthrim, the base covered with a crackled translucent glaze. 41.6cm (16 3/8in) high Notes: Copper-red glaze is frequently regarded as one of the most challenging to fire successfully. Applying the... [Lire la suite]
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30 mai 2015

A very rare imperial porcelain simulated-cinnabar-lacquer tripod incense burner, Qianlong seal mark and of the period

A very rare imperial porcelain simulated-cinnabar-lacquer, Qianlong seal mark and of the period. Estimate HK$ 400,000 - 600,000 (€47,000 - 71,000). Photo Bonhams The globular body supported on three short bulbous legs, with a pair of upright curling handles at the sides, elaborately moulded all over with various geometric and floral lattice patterns in imitation of cinnabar lacquer, the underside with a chrysanthemum-shaped medallion, carved with a six-character Qianlong zhuanshu mark in a line below the... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2015

A jadeite and diamond pendant necklace

A very good translucency intense emerald green jadeite and diamond pendant necklace. Estimate HK$2,500,000 – HK$3,500,000  ($350,000-480,000 ). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Suspending a carved jadeite pepper of intense emerald green colour and very good translucency, engraved with a bat and ruyi on top, to the brilliant-cut diamond surmount with a marquise-cut diamond spacer, to the length adjustable black cord, mounted in 18k white gold, pepper approximately 54.7 x 18.3 x 10.3 mm, necklace... [Lire la suite]