10 novembre 2015

Gem set and diamond brooch, 'Botte de Radis', René Boivin, 1985

Gem set and diamond brooch, 'Botte de Radis', René Boivin, 1985. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 CHF. Photo Sotheby's Designed as a radish bunch, composed of polished rhodochrosite, set with brilliant-cut diamonds, the leaves set with circular-cut peridots, signed René Boivin, French assay and maker's marks. Bibliography: Cf.: Françoise Cailles, René Boivin Joaillier, Paris, 1994, pg. 358 for an illustration of this brooch. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Genève, 11 nov. 2015,... [Lire la suite]
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10 novembre 2015

Citrine brooch, René Boivin, 1930s

Citrine brooch, René Boivin, 1930s. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 CHF. Photo Sotheby's Set with step-cut and baguette citrines, French assay mark and maker's mark for René Boivin. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Genève, 11 nov. 2015, 10:00 AM
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10 novembre 2015

Gold and ruby bracelet, 'Nid d'Abeilles', René Boivin, 1950s

Gold and ruby bracelet, 'Nid d'Abeilles', René Boivin, 1950s. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 CHF. Photo Sotheby's Composed of overlaping gold links, embellished with circular-cut rubies, length approximately 200mm, unsigned, French assay and partial maker's marks. Accompanied by a certificate from Françoise Cailles.  Bibliography: Cf.: Françoise Cailles, René Boivin joaillier, Paris, 1994, pgs. 285 and 315 for illustrations of similar 'Nid d'Abeilles' bracelets.  Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
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10 novembre 2015

Citrine bangle, 'Tranche', René Boivin, circa 1934

Citrine bangle, 'Tranche', René Boivin, circa 1934. Estimate 30,000 — 49,000 CHF. Photo Sotheby's Of geometric design decorated with graduated lines of calibré-cut citrines of various hues, inner circumference approximately 120mm, indistinct maker's mark for René Boivin.  Accompanied by a certificate from Françoise Cailles.  Bibliography: Cf.: Françoise Cailles, René Boivin Joaillier, Paris, 1994, pg. 179 for an illustration of a similar bracelet.   Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
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10 novembre 2015

Fancy coloured sapphire, rock crystal and diamond brooch, 'Pont', René Boivin, circa 1930

Fancy coloured sapphire, rock crystal and diamond brooch, 'Pont', René Boivin, circa 1930. Estimate 40,000 — 59,000 CHF. Photo Sotheby's Of bombé design, set with cushion-shaped coloured sapphires, between lines of circular-cut diamonds, the edges composed of polished rock crystal, signed R. Boivin.  Bibliography: Cf.: Françoise Cailles, René Boivin Joaillier, Paris, 1994, pg. 117 for a similar clip 'Pont' set with diamonds.  Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Genève, 11... [Lire la suite]
10 novembre 2015

A yellow-glazed incised 'floral medallions' bowl, Guangxu six-character mark and of the period

A yellow-glazed incised 'floral medallions' bowl, Guangxu six-character mark and of the period. Estimate £3,000 - 4,000 (€4,200 - 5,600). Photo Bonhams. With deep, rounded sides rising from a short straight foot, incised to the exterior with floral medallions divided by cloud-scrolls above a lotus lappet band, the interior with a further floral medallion, covered overall with a glaze of even yellow tone. 11cm (4 3/8in) diam. Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 12 Nov 2015 10:00 GMT - LONDON, NEW BOND STREET

10 novembre 2015

A ge-type glazed lantern-shaped vase, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

A ge-type glazed lantern-shaped vase, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate £8,000 - 12,000 (€11,000 - 17,000). Photo Bonhams. The cylindrical body potted with horizontal ribs, rising on a short foot with a waisted neck and lipped mouth rim, covered overall with a pale celadon glaze of sea-green tone, suffused with an irregular pattern of 'iron wire' crackle.21.4cm (9 5/8in) high. Notes: The ge-type glaze on the present vase exemplifies the 18th century Qing fascination with Song dynasty glazes, arguably... [Lire la suite]
10 novembre 2015

A flambé-glazed vase, hu, Incised Guangxu six-character mark and of the period

A flambé-glazed vase, hu, Incised Guangxu six-character mark and of the period. Estimate £2,500 - 4,000 (€3,500 - 5,600). Photo Bonhams. The flattened pear-shaped vessel covered in a dark red glaze streaked with dark mauve, thinning to a light beige at the mouth rim, with moulded peach-shaped panels to each side. 29.5cm (11 5/8in) high Provenance: a European private collection, and thence by descent  Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 12 Nov 2015 10:00 GMT - LONDON, NEW BOND STREET
10 novembre 2015

A blue-glazed saucer dish, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period

A blue-glazed saucer dish, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period. Estimate £4,000 - 5,000 (€5,600 - 7,100). Photo Bonhams. Finely potted, the rounded sides rising to a straight rim, all covered in a lustrous deep blue glaze, stopping neatly at the white foot. 13.6cm (5 1/3in) diam. Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 12 Nov 2015 10:00 GMT - LONDON, NEW BOND STREET
10 novembre 2015

A large blanc-de-chine figure of Guanyin, 17th century

A large blanc-de-chine figure of Guanyin, 17th century. Estimate £6,000 - 8,000 (€8,500 - 11,000). Photo Bonhams. Modelled standing above crested waves, wearing a long veil sweeping over the shoulders and flowing robes, the delicate hands together, adorned with a lotus necklace and bangles, her face with a serene expression, the hair tied in a high chignon surrounded by an elaborate tiara enclosing a small Amitabha figure. 45cm (17 6/8in) high Provenance: a distinguished European private collection ... [Lire la suite]