31 mars 2016

Christie's Geneva to offer jewels from the collection of H.S.H Gabriela Princess zu Leiningen

Lot 346. Property of H.S.H. Gabriela Princess Zu Leiningen. The Pohl Diamond. An exceptional diamond ring, by Cartier. A rectangular-cut D, VVS1, potentially Internally Flawless diamond or approximately 36.09 carats, mounted by Cartier. Estimate: $3,800,000-5,500,000. Price realised CHF 4,309,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2016. GENEVA.- Christie’s will present ‘Superb Jewels from the Collection of H.S.H. Gabriela Princess zu Leiningen’ for sale in Geneva. Featuring 46 lots, selected from her... [Lire la suite]

30 mars 2016

Rosary member, Germany (?), 17th century

Main reversing as rosary member (front), Germany (?), 17th century, Ivory version residues, H. 3.8 cm, Inv. B 129 © Rheinisches Bildarchiv Main reversing as rosary member (rear), Germany (?), 17th century, Ivory version residues, H. 3.8 cm, Inv. B 129 © Rheinisches Bildarchiv
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30 mars 2016

Sleeping Cherub with Skull, Netherlands (?), 17th century

Sleeping Cherub with Skull, Netherlands (?), 17th century, ivory, 4.3 x 14 x 5.7, Inv. B 154 © Rheinisches Bildarchiv
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30 mars 2016

Dancing Death, Southern Germany, 18th century

Dancing Death, Southern Germany, 18th century, ivory, H. 13 cm, Inv. B 151 © Rheinisches Bildarchiv
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30 mars 2016

Paternoster chain, Mexico, 1580

Paternoster chain, Mexico, 1580, hardwood skull beads with microcarvings on hummingbird feathers, gilded silver with enamel, L. 39 cm, Inv. A 1059 © Rheinisches Bildarchiv
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30 mars 2016

Memento mori, Western Switzerland, 1520

Memento mori, Western Switzerland, 1520, ivory, ebony, 12,5 x 42 cm, Inv. B 160 © Rheinisches Bildarchiv
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30 mars 2016

A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Guangxu six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 131. A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Guangxu six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1875-1908); 5 5/8 in. (14.4 cm.) diam. Estimate HK$80,000 – HK$100,000 ($10,362 - $12,953). Price realised HKD 106,250. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The bowl has deep, rounded sides flaring slightly to the rim, and the exterior is decorated with two phoenix descending between green and iron-red dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst flower sprigs, below a band of Buddhist Emblems alternating with... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2016

Two wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowls, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 125, Two wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowls, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate HK$180,000 – HK$350,000 ($23,316 - $45,336). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Each bowl is enamelled on the exterior with two two scaly five-clawed dragons in pursuit of the flaming pearl, alternating with descending long-tailed phoenix, all amidst meandering leafy scrolls and below a band with the Eight Buddhist Emblems, bajixiang, divided by ruyi elements. The... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2016

A fine ruby-ground famille rose 'lantern' medallion bowl, Daoguang six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period

Lot 108, A fine ruby-ground famille rose 'lantern' medallion bowl, Daoguang six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850); 5 3/4 in. (14.7 cm.) diam. Estimate HK$120,000 – HK$180,000 ($15,544 - $23,316). Price realised HKD 350,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The bowl is finely enamelled and gilt with the fengdeng, the 'Harvest of Abundance', within four medallions divided by floral sprays reserved on a graviata ruby ground. The interior is painted... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2016

A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Daoguang six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 107. A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Daoguang six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850); 5 3/4 in. (14.8 cm.) diam. Estimate HK$80,000 – HK$150,000 ($10,362- $19,430). Price realised HKD 237,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The bowl is enamelled on the exterior with two scaly dragons in pursuit of a flaming pearl, alternating with descending long-tailed phoenix, all amidst meandering leafy scrolls. The interior is further decorated with a central... [Lire la suite]