03 décembre 2015

A Roman gold bracelet, circa 2nd century AD.

A Roman gold bracelet, circa 2nd century AD. Estimation: USD 2,500 - 3,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The hoop formed of four hollow wires twisted together and tapering to a single wire, crossed over and spiraled around the hoop for adjustment - 3¼ in. (8.2 cm.) wide; weight: .94 oz.PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Rotterdam, acquired prior to 1961; thence by descent. Christie's. Ancient Jewelry sale - Online auctions December 1 -10.
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03 décembre 2015

A Roman gold and amethyst bead necklace, circa 1st century BC-1st century AD.

A Roman gold and amethyst bead necklace, circa 1st century BC-1st century AD. Estimation: USD 5,000 - 7,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Composed of biconical amethyst beads, graduated in size, the upper section interspersed with spherical gold beads, the lower with barrel-shaped gold beads, centered by a lentoid pendant, its loop bifurcating into volutes, punctuated with granules, a cluster of granules at the base; now arranged with a modern clasp - 16¼ in. (41.3 cm.) longPROVENANCE: with Joseph G. Gerena,... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2015

A rare Imperial inscribed two-colour lacquer tea bowl, Qianlong carved seal mark, dated to 1746 and of the period

  A rare Imperial inscribed two-colour lacquer tea bowl, Qianlong carved seal mark, dated to the cyclical bing yin year, corresponding to 1746 and of the period. Estimate HK$400,000 - HK$600,000 ($51,854 - $77,782). Price realized HK$1,060,000 ($137,414). Photo Christie's Image LTD 2015 The bowl is finely carved on the exterior through the outer layer of red lacquer with a lengthy poem composed by the emperor Qianlong and bearing two seals, Qian and Long, all set between bands... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2015

A rare blue and white 'Landscape' wine cup, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the perio

A rare blue and white 'Landscape' wine cup, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722). Estimate HK$800,000 - HK$1,200,000 ($103,709 - $155,563). Price realized HK$1,000,000 ($129,636). Photo Christie's Image LTD 2015 The deep bell-shaped cup stands on a tall foot rising to a flared rim. It is exquisitely painted to the exterior in bright blue tones with a continuous landscape scene to depict a walled town standing on a plain amongst willows,... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2015

A finely enamelled doucai bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

A finely enamelled doucai bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate HK$600,000 - HK$800,000 ($77,782 - $103,709). Price realized HK$1,060,000 ($137,414). Photo Christie's Image LTD 2015 The bowl is well decorated around the exterior in delicate enamels and underglaze-blue tones to depict a leafy meander bearing six exotic blooms above a band of trefoils and frieze of lappets, the interior with a medallion enclosing a... [Lire la suite]
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03 décembre 2015

An orange glass brush washer, Qianlong incised four-character mark within a double square and of the period

An orange glass brush washer, Qianlong incised four-character mark within a double square and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate HK$700,000 - HK$900,000 ($90,745 - $116,672). Price Realized HK$1,240,000 ($160,749). Photo Christie's Image LTD 2015 The washer has a compressed body that tapers to the lipped edge of the flat rim. The glass is of an opaque orange colour. 6 in. (15.2 cm.) wide, box Christie's. IMPORTANT CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 2 December 2015, Convention Hall
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03 décembre 2015

A very rare Jizhou black-glazed tea bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

A very rare Jizhou black-glazed tea bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Estimate HK$600,000 - HK$800,000 ($77,782 - $103,709). Price Realized HK$1,240,000 ($160,749). Photo Christie's Image LTD 2015 The bowl is thickly potted with deep sides rising from a low, narrow foot to the rim mounted with gilt-metal, covered with a thick even glaze of a deep dark-brown tone. The base is unglazed revealing the buff body. 4 7/8 in. (12.2 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box  Notes: Jizhou black-glazed... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2015

A Greek gold finger ring, Hellenistic period, circa 2nd Century B.C.

A Greek gold finger ring, Hellenistic period, circa 2nd Century B.C. Estimation: USD 40,000 - 60,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Solid-cast, with a broad hoop, rounded on the exterior, flat on the interior, expanding at the shoulders to the flat oval bezel, engraved with a profile portrait of a man facing left, his hair a mass of short wavy locks radiating from the crown of the head, with a fringe arching across his forehead, with large lidded eyes, a prominent aquiline nose, and a small pointed chin, his... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2015

A Central Asian gold torque necklace, circa 1st millennium BC.

A Central Asian gold torque necklace, circa 1st millennium BC. Estimation: USD 7,000 - 9,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Of heavy penannular form, the tapering ends with incised rings and disk-shaped terminals - 5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) wide; weight: 9.04 oz.PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Switzerland, acquired in the late 1980s. Ancient Jewelry, Christie's, New York, 11 December 2003, lot 305. Christie's. Ancient Jewelry sale - Online auctions December 1 -10.
03 décembre 2015

An Egyptian gold ring, late period 664-332 BC

An Egyptian gold ring, late period 664-332 BC. Estimation: USD 10,000 - 15,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The plain hoop, round in section, joined to the edges of the rectangular bezel, engraved with a cryptographic hieroglyphic motto reading: "Sekhmet is Beautiful; The Apis Bull Lives" - 7⁄8 in. (2.2 cm) wide; ring size 7½PROVENANCE: with J.R. Ogden and Sons, London.Antiquities, Christies, London, 31 May 1979, lot 374.Art Market, London, acquired from the above.Art Market, New York, acquired... [Lire la suite]
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