28 novembre 2015

A rare carved and incised Yue 'peony' box and cover, Northern Song dynasty, 10th-11th century

Lot 2802. A rare carved and incised Yue 'peony' box and cover, Northern Song dynasty, 10th-11th century. Estimate HK$ 240,000 – HK$400,000 ($31,113 - $51,854). Unsold. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The domed box is finely carved with a peony sprig in the central medallion, with incised details, and encircled by a band of waves. The box with splayed foot is incised with a band of clouds around the tapering sides. They are covered overall with a greenish-olive glaze, with the exception of the rims burnt reddish... [Lire la suite]

28 novembre 2015

A pair of carved Yaozhou bowls, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century

Lot 2801. A pair of  carved Yaozhou bowls, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century;  5 3/8 in. ( 13.6 cm.) diam. Estimate HK$ 150,000 – HK$250,000 ($19,445 - $32,409). Price realised HKD 300,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each bowl is formed with rounded sides rising from a shallow ring foot to a grooved mouth. The interiors are carved in the centre with a leafy stem bearing a single six-petalled blossom surrounded by combed waves. Both bowls are covered in an olive-green glaze... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2015

The Mogok’s Fiery Red. A superb pair of ruby and diamond ear pendants, by Faidee

Lot 2119. The Mogok’s Fiery Red. A superb pair of Burma Mogok  'Pigeon Blood' Ruby and Diamond ear pendants, by Faidee. Estimate HK$ 22,800,000 – HK$32,000,000 ($2,955,701 - $4,148,352). Price realised HKD 24,200,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each designed as a line of cushion-shaped rubies, weighing approximately 5.08, 5.03, 2.51 and 2.49 carats , spaced by a cushion-shaped diamond, weighing approximately 1.52 and 1.50 carats, mounted in platinum and gold, 2.4 cm, in black Faidee... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2015

The Mogok’s Fiery Red. A superb Ruby and diamond necklace, by Faidee

Lot 2120. The Mogok’s Fiery Red. A superb Burma Mogok  'Pigeon Blood Red' Ruby and Diamond necklace, by Faidee. Estimate HK$ 48,000,000 – HK$66,000,000 ($6,222,528 - $8,555,976). Price realised HKD 55,560,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Designed as a line of thirty-two cushion-shaped rubies, weighing approximately 5.05 to 1.04 carats, alternating with cushion-shaped diamonds, mounted in platinum and gold, 39.0 cm, in black Faidee case. With maker’s mark for Faidee ... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2015

The Crimson Flame. An extrordinary ruby and diamond ring

  Lot 2121. The Crimson Flame. An extrordinary 15.04 carats Burma Mogok  'Pigeon Blood Red Ruby and Diamond ring. Estimate HK$78,000,000 – HK$120,000,000 ($10,111,608 - $15,556,320). Price realised HKD 141,800,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Set with a cushion-shaped ruby, weighing approximately 15.04 carats, within a cushion-shaped diamond surround, to the pavé-set circular-cut diamond three quarter-hoop, mounted in gold, ring size 5½. The ruby dimension is 14.74 x 13.02 x 8.77... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2015

A rare Longquan celadon long-necked vase, Southern Song Dynasty, 13th Century

Lot 2807. A rare Longquan celadon long-necked vase, Southern Song Dynasty, 13th Century;  10 1/8 in. (25.6 cm.) high. Estimate HK$900,000 – HK$1,200,000 ($116,672 - $155,563). Price realised HKD 2,320,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vase is well potted with a slightly compressed body rising to a tall straight neck below a lipped rim, supported on a tall tapering foot. It is covered overall with an even glaze of pale bluish-green tone with the exception of the foot ring, Japanese wood box... [Lire la suite]

28 novembre 2015

A Longquan celadon, 'Twin Fish' dish, Southern Song Dynasty, 13th Century

Lot 2806. A Longquan celadon, 'Twin Fish' dish, Southern Song Dynasty, 13th Century;  8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm.) diam. Estimate HK$900,000 – HK$1,200,000 ($116,672 - $155,563). Price realised HKD 2,260,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The dish is potted with deep fluted sides carved with upright lotus petals on the exterior, rising to a flat everted rim. The interior is decorated with a pair of sprig-moulded fish. The dish is covered overall with an even glaze of bluish-green tone, with the... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2015

A Longquan celadon 'Lotus Petal' bowl, Southern Song Dynasty, 13th Century

  Lot 2805. A Longquan celadon 'Lotus Petal' bowl, Southern Song Dynasty, 13th Century; 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) diam.. Estimate HK$200,000 – HK$300,000 ($25,927 - $38,891). Price realised HKD 500,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowl is potted with rounded sides rising from a short foot ring to a upright rim. The exterior is carved with overlapping upright lotus petals. It is covered overall with a thick glaze of bluish-green tone, with the exception of the foot ring which is burnt orange in the... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2015

A rare carved Longquan celadon vase and cover, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century

Lot 2804. A rare carved Longquan celadon vase and cover, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century;  10 1/2 in. (26.6 cm.) high. Estimate HK$1,000,000 – HK$1,500,000 ($129,636 - $194,454). Price realised HKD 1,960,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vase is sturdily potted with an ovoid body resting on a tall foot. The straight neck is flanked by a pair of small loop handles, surmounted by a grooved mouth below a galleried rim. The body is carved and combed with six panels each enclosing a floral... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2015

Export bar placed on Dieric Bouts’ St Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child

Dieric Bout, St Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child, asking price of £3,300,000 (plus VAT of £83,320) LONDON.- The painting St Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child from Dieric Bouts’ workshop is at risk of being exported from the UK unless a buyer can be found to match the asking price of £3,300,000 (plus VAT of £83,320). Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has placed a temporary export bar on the 15th century oil painting to allow time for a UK buyer to come forward. Culture Minister Ed Vaizey said: "This distinctive painting... [Lire la suite]