02 avril 2016

A fine guan-type glazed vase, fanghu, Guangxu six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 118. A fine Guan-type glazed vase, fanghu, Guangxu six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1875-1908); 12 in. (30.6 cm.) high. Estimate HK$60,000 – HK$80,000 ($7,771 - $10,362). Price realised HKD 275,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The rectangular vase is raised on a short foot and has a pair of lug handles applied to the neck. Each side is moulded with a peach-shaped panel. It is covered overall with a thick lustrous glaze of bluish-grey tone suffused with a broad network of... [Lire la suite]

02 avril 2016

A Guan-type crackle-glazed lobed bowl, Qianlong four-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 117. A Guan-type crackle-glazed lobed bowl, Qianlong four-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) diam. Estimate HK$40,000 – HK$60,000 ($5,181 - $7,771). Price realised HKD 81,250. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The bowl is formed with deep rounded lobed sides, supported on a short straight foot. The glaze is of a creamy bluish-grey tone with irregular crackles.  Provenance: Sold at Christie's London, 14 May 2013, lot 250 ... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2016

A Platinum and Diamond Ring

Lot 361. A Platinum and 8.00 carats Diamond Ring. Estimate $ 175,000-200,000. © 2016 Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Inc. containing a squared octagonal step cut diamond weighing approximately 8.00 carats and four tapered baguette cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.56 carat total. Stamp: Plat. 5.50 dwts. Accompanied by a Gemological Institute of America diamond grading certificate number 5118373, dated November 14, 2015, stating Weight: 8.00 carats, Color: H, Clarity: VS2, Polish: Good, Symmetry:... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2016

A Fine Golconda-Type Diamond and Ruby Ring

Lot 433, A Fine 5.99 carats Golconda-Type Diamond and Ruby Ring. Estimate $ 250,000-300,000. © 2016 Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Inc. containing one octagonal step cut diamond weighing approximately 5.99 carats, six baguette cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.67 carat total and square and rectangular mixed cut rubies weighing approximately 0.64 carat total. 11.30 dwts. Accompanied by a Gemological Institute of America diamond grading certificate number 2175330514, dated September 29, 2015, stating... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2016

A Fine Golconda-Type 5.94 Carat Octagonal Step Cut Diamond

Lot 297. A Fine Golconda-Type 5.94 Carat Octagonal Step Cut Diamond. Estimate $ 275,000-325,000. © 2016 Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Inc. measuring approximately 12.94 x 9.26 x 5.72 mm, accompanied by a yellow gold ring setting.  Accompanied by a Gemological Institute of America diamond grading certificate number 7111040, dated December 7, 2015, stating Weight: 5.94 carats, Color: D, Clarity: Internally Flawless, Polish: Very Good, Symmetry: Good, Fluorescence: None.  Accompanied by a Gemological... [Lire la suite]
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02 avril 2016

A huanghuali square stool, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 114. A huanghuali square stool, Late Ming dynasty; 49.3 by 57.5 by 57 cm, 19 3/8  by 22 5/8  by 22 3/8  in. Estimate HK$480,000 — 700,000 (56,493 - 82,386 EUR). Lot Sold 937,500 HKD (105,836 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the top of standard mitre, mortise, tenon frame construction with exposed tenons on the short sides of the frame top with two transverse braces underneath, resting on beaded-edged legs rounded on the outside and squared on the... [Lire la suite]
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02 avril 2016

A rare pair of huanghuali 'four-corner’s exposed’ official’s hat armchairs, sichutouguanmaoyi, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 150. A rare pair of huanghuali 'four-corner’s exposed’ official’s hat armchairs, sichutouguanmaoyi, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Estimate HK$2,800,000 – HK$3,500,000 ($362,668 - $453,335). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The sweeping crest rail supported by the C-shaped splat and elegantly curved back rails which continue through the frame to form the back legs, the attractively shaped arms supported by vertical struts and shaped spandrels, the hard mat seat set within the rectangular frame above plain, beaded... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2016

Marchands d'art français et internationaux exposent au PAD Paris

PAD PARIS 2016 PARIS.- PAD Paris célèbre ses 20 ans et les plus grands marchands français et internationaux répondent présents pour réaffirmer leur attachement à cet événement devenu incontournable pour les amateurs et collectionneurs d’Art et de Design du monde entier.  Clin d’oeil au PAD London qui fêtera ses 10 ans de succès outre-Manche en octobre 2016, les galeries britanniques tels que Aktis Gallery, FUMI, Repetto, ou encore Rose Uniacke seront présents à Paris. De même, des galeries venues de Suède, d’Espagne, de... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2016

A chicken-bone jade cylindrical tube, cong, Western Zhou Dynasty

Lot 4. A chicken-bone jade cylindrical tube, cong, Western Zhou Dynasty. Estimate HK$ 100,000 - 150,000 (€11,000 - 17,000). Photo: Bonhams. Of short cylindrical square section, decorated with stylised faces incised with small eyes and protruding large noses on the four angled corners, the opaque stone of chalky white colour with grey specks. 8.9cm (3 1/2in) diam. Note: Although their exact function and meaning are still unclear, according to the Zhouli (a Han reconstruction of a lost Zhou... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2016

A mottled yellow and brown jade cylindrical vessel, cong, Neolithic Period or later

Lot 2. A mottled yellow and brown jade cylindrical vessel, cong, Neolithic Period or later. Estimate HK$ 80,000 - 120,000 (€9,000 - 14,000). Photo: Bonhams. Of characteristic square-sectioned tubular form, the stone of varying pale and dark yellowish-brown tones. 8.8cm (3 1/2in) high Bonhams. THE SZE YUAN TANG COLLECTION OF CHINESE JADES, 11:00 HKT, HONG KONG, ADMIRALTY