28 novembre 2015

A rare 'numbered four' Jun bracket-lobed narcissus bowl, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

A rare 'numbered four' Jun bracket-lobed narcissus bowl, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century. Estimate HK$ 5,000,000 – HK$7,000,000 ($648,180 - $907,452). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The sides of the bowl are evenly moulded into six petal lobes rising to an everted, conforming lobed mouth rim, resting on three ruyi-shaped feet. The exterior and interior are covered with a milky lavender-blue glaze thinning to mushroom on the raised edges and some 'worm trail'. The base is covered with a brown wash... [Lire la suite]

28 novembre 2015

A rare 'number six' Jun zun-shaped vase, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

A rare 'number six' Jun zun-shaped vase, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century. Estimate HK$ 4,000,000 – HK$6,000,000 ($518,544 - $777,816). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vase is sturdily potted in the form of an archaic bronze zun vessel with heavy flanges on four sides. The body is supported on a spalyed foot, surmounted by a wide trumpet neck. It is applied all over with a thick milky lavender-blue glaze suffused with purplish mottling, thinning to a greenish-brown colour at the rims.... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2015

A Jun twin-handled jar, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 2810. A Jun twin-handled jar, Jin dynasty (1115-1234). Estimate HK$ 200,000 – HK$300,000 ($25,927 - $38,891). Price realised HKD 375,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The jar is potted with globular body and two strap handles flanking the slightly flared cylindrical neck, raised on a short straight foot. It is applied with a thick sky-blue glaze that stops above the foot and the base inside the jar, revealing the biscuit body. 4 3/4 in. (12 cm.) high, Japanese wood box Provenance: Sen Shu... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2015

A rare Jun deep bowl, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th-13th century

A rare Jun deep bowl, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th-13th century. Estimate HK$ 200,000 – HK$300,000 ($25,927 - $38,891). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowl is formed with deep rounded sides rising to a slightly incurved rim, supported on a short foot ring. It is covered overall with a glaze of sky-blue tone thinning on the rims. The foot is covered with a brown glaze wash. 4 3/8 in. (13 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box Christie's. THE CLASSIC AGE OF CHINESE CERAMICS - THE LINYUSHANREN COLLECTION,... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2015

A purple-splashed Jun bowl, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th-13th century

A purple-splashed Jun bowl, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th-13th century. Estimate HK$ 240,000 – HK$400,000 ($31,113 - $51,854). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowl is delicately potted with rounded sides, covered inside and out with a lavender-blue glaze with two purplish splashes on the exterior and further splashes on the interior, thinning to mushroom on the rim and falling in an irregular line above the neatly cut foot. The foot and countersunk base are unglazed, with the exception of two glaze drops,... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2015

Atelier de Pierre Reymond, Noli me tangere, Limoges, XVIe siècle

Atelier de Pierre Reymond, Noli me tangere, Limoges, XVIe siècle. Estimation : 8 000 € / 12 000 €. Photo Tajan. Émail peint sur cuivre. Émaux polychromes et rehauts de dorure. Sur fond de velours dans un encadrement en bois doré (Légers accidents en bordure). Dim. Cuivre : Haut. 22 cm - Larg.16,9 cm (8 11/16 X 6 5/8 in.) A polychrome enamel with gilt, Pierre Reymond workshop, Limoges 16th century Notes: À rapprocher d'une œuvre très similaire de l'Atelier de Pierre Reymond, Noli me tangere, Musée de la... [Lire la suite]

28 novembre 2015

An important coloured diamond and diamond ring

An important 15.82 carats pear-shaped fancy brown-pink diamond and diamond ring. Estimate HK$ 12,500,000 – HK$18,000,000 ($1,620,450 - $2,333,448). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Set with a pear-shaped fancy brown-pink diamond, weighing approximately 15.82 carats, to the pear-shaped rose-cut diamond gallery, joined to the circular-cut diamond frame, extending to the three quarter-hoop, mounted in gold, ring size 6Accompanied by report no. 15696902 dated 24 May 2013 from the GIA Gemological Institute of... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2015

A rare coloured diamond and diamond ring

    A rare 5.22 carats cushion-shaped fancy intense pink Type IIa diamond and diamond ring. Estimate HK$ 25,000,000 – HK$35,000,000 ($3,240,900 - $4,537,260). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Set with a cushion-shaped fancy intense pink diamond, weighing approximately 5.22 carats, flanked by heart-shaped diamonds, mounted in gold, ring size 5¾ Accompanied by report no. 11013063 dated 7 August 2015 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is fancy intense pink... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2015

A rare coloured diamond and diamond ring

A rare 7.53 carats pear-shaped fancy intense pink Type IIa diamond and diamond ring. Estimate HK$ 45,000,000 – HK$65,000,000 ($5,833,620 - $8,426,340). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Set with a pear-shaped fancy intense pink diamond, weighing approximately 7.53 carats, flanked by half-moon diamonds, mounted in gold, ring size 5¾ Accompanied by report no. 2105404565 dated 16 March 2015 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is fancy intense pink colour, VS2... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2015

A very rare carved Yaozhou petal-rim jar, Northern Song dynasty, 11th century

Lot 2803. A very rare  carved Yaozhou petal-rim jar, Northern Song dynasty, 11th century. Estimate HK$ 240,000 – HK$400,000 ($31,113 - $51,854). Price realised HKD 1,960,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The jar is delicately potted with a bulbous body rising to a slightly waisted neck, flaring out elegantly to six naturalistically everted petals. The tall outspread foot is pierced with two cloud-shaped apertures. The body is carved with six detached peony sprays and tendrils, below a... [Lire la suite]