16 septembre 2015

Fine Pair of Diamond Pendent Earclips

Fine Pair of 9.42 and 8.93 carats Type IIa Diamond Pendent Earclips. Estimate 12,000,000 — 14,000,000 HKD (1,406,366 - 1,640,760EUR EUR). Photo Sotheby's Each suspending a pear-shaped diamond weighing 9.42 and 8.93 carats respectively, to a surmount set with cluster of marquise-shaped diamonds, connected by a brilliant-cut diamond, the diamonds altogether weighing approximately 7.00 carats, mounted in platinum, tops signed HW, pendants detachable. Accompanied by two GIA reports... [Lire la suite]
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16 septembre 2015

Important Ruby and Diamond Necklace and Pair of Matching Pendent Earrings, Fulvio Scavia

Important Burmese Ruby and Diamond Necklace and Pair of Matching Pendent Earrings, Fulvio Scavia. Estimate 14,000,000 — 17,000,000 HKD (1,640,760 - 1,992,352 EUR). Photo Sotheby's The necklace designed with cascading fringes set with twenty-eight oval and cushion-shaped rubies, supported by lines of brilliant-cut and pear-shaped diamonds, to a necklace centring on a cluster set with similarly-cut diamonds, completed by a pavé-set diamond chain clasp highlighted by a briolette ruby, the... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2015

Fine Pair of Diamond Earrings

Lot 1741. Fine Pair of Type IIa 8.05 and 8.03 carats Diamond Earrings. Estimate 15,000,000 — 17,000,000 HKD (1,757,957 - 1,992,352 EUR). Lot sold 16,280,000 HKD (1,871,483 EUR). Photo Sotheby's Each simply set with a brilliant-cut diamond weighing 8.05 and 8.03 carats respectively, mounted in 18 karat white gold. Accompanied by two GIA reports numbered 6177175704 and 5171224561, dated 2 June and 22 July 2015 respectively, stating that the 8.05 and 8.03 carat diamonds... [Lire la suite]
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16 septembre 2015

Impressive Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond Ring

Lot 1731. Impressive 41.65 carats Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond Ring. Estimate 15,000,000 — 18,000,000 HKD (1,757,957 - 2,109,549 EUR). Lot sold 28,200,000 HKD (3,241,758 EUR). Photo Sotheby's Simply set with a cut-cornered rectangular modified brilliant-cut fancy vivid yellow diamond weighing 41.65 carats, mounted in platinum. Ring size: 5¼ Accompanied by GIA report numbered 2165928022, dated 10 February 2015, stating that the 41.65 carat diamond is natural, Fancy Vivid Yellow,... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2015

A carved Qingbai 'Chilong' bowl, Song dynasty

A carved Qingbai 'Chilong' bowl, Song dynasty. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 17,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's the rounded sides rising from a tapering foot to a gently everted hexalobed rim, the interior freely carved with a lively pair of chilong centering on a stylized floret, applied overall with a translucent pale blue glaze, the footrim and recessed base unglazed. Diameter 8 1/2  in., 21.6 cm Sotheby's. Monochrome, New York, 15 sept. 2015, 10:00 AM
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16 septembre 2015

A large bronze 'Finger citron' incense burner, 17th-18th century

A large bronze 'Finger citron' incense burner, 17th-18th century. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 21,250 USD. Photo Sotheby's cast as a large finger citron issuing from a gnarled stem bearing attendant leaves, the bronze patinated to a rich brown tone, wood stand (2) - Height 8 3/8  in., 21.2 cm Sotheby's. Monochrome, New York, 15 sept. 2015, 10:00 AM

16 septembre 2015

A malachite vase, Qing dynasty

A malachite vase, Qing dynasty. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 21,250 USD. Photo Sotheby's formed from a natural piece of the botryoidal mineral, the tall irregular shape with perforations around the angled base, the surface polished to highlight the inherent designs and patterns in the stone, the hollow interior fitted with a pewter liner, with a wood stand carved in the form of gnarly entwined pine and prunus trees (2) - Height 9 3/4  in., 25 cm ... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2015

A pair of carved chenxiangmu cups, 17th century

A pair of carved chenxiangmu cups, 17th century. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 40,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's each naturalistically carved in the form of a tree trunk, the exterior decorated in relief with sprigs of flowering chrysanthemums among gnarled rocks, the wood of a deep brown color (2) - Height 3 3/8  in., 8.6 cm Provenance: Collection of Charles B. Sweatt Jr. (1929-2007), Wayzata, Minnesota.  Notes: Chenxiangmu is a fragrant wood held in high esteem in China.... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2015

A pair of huanghuali 'weiqi' boxes and covers, Late Ming dynasty

A pair of huanghuali 'weiqi' boxes and covers, Late Ming dynasty. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 43,750 USD. Photo Sotheby's each of compressed globular form supported on a short straight foot and surmounted by a gently domed cover, with a recessed circular dip to the center, the wood a rich chestnut tone, containing evenly sized black and white weiqi stones (4) - Diameter 4 1/2  in., 11.4 cm. Exhibition: Escape from the Dusty World, Sydney L. Moss, 1999, cat. no. 49.  Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2015

Rare 5th century BC Celtic bronze flagon for sale at Bonhams

A large Celtic La Tène bronze beaked flagon, circa late 5th Century B.C. Estimate £70,000 - 90,000 (€96,000 - 120,000). Photo Bonhams. LONDON.- A rare and impressive 5th century BC Celtic bronze beaked flagon leads Bonhams next Antiquities sale in London on 30 September. It is estimated at £70,000-90,000. Its appearance on the market coincides with a major exhibition of Celtic art opening at the British Museum in late September. The flagon is one of the only examples in private hands and this is a... [Lire la suite]