05 mai 2016

A rare iron-red and underglaze-blue decorated square-form vase, gu, Wanli six-character mark and of the period

Lot 74. A rare iron-red and underglaze-blue decorated square-form vase, gu, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze-blue within a rectangle and of the period (1573-1620). Estimate £40,000 – £60,000 ($58,240 - $87,360). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The vase is decorated to the exterior with five-clawed dragons amidst foliage, with a moulded Buddhist lion head on each side of the mid-section. The mouth rim is surrounded by a key-fret border, with one side enclosing a rectangular panel showing the six-character reign... [Lire la suite]

05 mai 2016

Pair of Colombian 13.01 and 14.56 carats sugarloaf emerald and diamond earrings

Lot 280. Pair of Colombian 13.01 and 14.56 carats sugarloaf emerald and diamond earrings. Estimate 340,000 — 530,000 CHF (310,731 - 484,375 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. Each set with a sugarloaf emerald weighing 13.01 and 14.56 carats respectively, on a brilliant-cut and tapered baguette diamond surmount, the brilliant-cut diamonds weighing 1.14 and 1.17 carats respectively.  Accompanied by Gübelin report no. 15120224 and no. 15120225, stating that the emeralds are of Colombian... [Lire la suite]
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05 mai 2016

Colombian emerald and diamond demi-parure

Lot 361A. Colombian emerald and diamond demi-parure. Estimate 385,000 — 675,000 CHF (351,858 - 616,893 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. Comprising: a necklace set with step-cut emeralds and marquise-shaped diamonds, the central emerald weighing 12.34 carats, length approximately 380mm; and a pair of ear clips. Accompanied by SSEF report no. 85495, stating that the emerald weighing 12.34 carats is of Colombian origin, with no indications of clarity modification, together with an appendix... [Lire la suite]
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05 mai 2016

Pair of impressive Colombian emerald and diamond ear clips, Harry Winston

Lot 487. Pair of impressive Colombian emerald and diamond ear clips, Harry Winston. Estimate 385,000 — 675,000 CHF (351,858 - 616,893 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. Each surmount set with pear-shaped diamonds, suspending a detachable pendant set with an oval diamond of yellow tint and a drop shaped emerald capped with brilliant-cut diamonds, each surmount signed Winston.    Accompanied by Gübelin report no. 15090266, stating that the emeralds are of Colombian origin,... [Lire la suite]
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05 mai 2016

Habit d'homme, trois pièces, vers 1730 - 1740

Habit d'homme, trois pièces, vers 1730 - 1740. Habit : velours de soie brun, lampas lancé, broché, toile de lin crème glacée, soie, doublure sergé de soie brun, broderies au passé, filés et frisés d’argent doré, boutons en bois recouverts de paillons et filés d’argent dorés. Décor brodé à disposition. Gilet: lampas lancé, broché, soie, doublure, petit façonné, soie, crème, boutons en bois recouverts de filés d’argent dorés. Culotte : velours de soie brun, doublure, toile de lin et coton grattée crème, taffetas de soie... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2016

Habit dit de Saint François de Sales, vers 1660-1675

Habit dit de Saint François de Sales, vers 1660-1675. Drap de laine bleu, doublure, sergé de laine bleu, boutons en bois recouverts de passementerie en soie bleue. GAL 1996.181.1. Don de madame Goutenoie. Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris. © Eric Emo / Galliera / Roger-Viollet Ce costume est un témoin insigne de la transformation spectaculaire de la mode masculine entre 1660 et 1670. L’habit,  alors appelé justaucorps, supplante le pourpoint court, unifie la silhouette... [Lire la suite]

05 mai 2016

Habit de cérémonie à la livrée du roi de France, vers 1785

Habit de cérémonie à la livrée du roi de France, vers 1785. Drap de laine bleu foncé, doublure, sergé de laine rouge, toile de lin cirée, galons, passementerie de soie et de lin. Gal 1990.183.X. Fonds ancien du musée. Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris.  © Stéphane Piera / Galliera / Roger-Viollet Cet habit à basques étroites et au petit col droit se singularise des habits à la mode par ses couleurs, bleu foncé doublé de rouge, et par la juxtaposition de galons. Il s’agit d’un... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2016

A fossilised scholar's rock, Qing Dynasty

lot 100. A fossilised scholar's rock, Qing Dynasty. Estimate £2,500 - 3,000 (€3,200 - 3,800). Photo Bonhams. The section resembling a soaring cliff, the material of mottled caramel and grey hues, simulating puddingstone in appearance, wood stand. Including stand: 31cm (12 1/8in) high (2). A European Private Collection of Scholar's Rocks Bonhams. AUCTION 23541: ASIAN ART, 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
05 mai 2016

A rare and unusual petrified wood scholar's rock, Qing Dynasty

Lot 99. A rare and unusual petrified wood scholar's rock, Qing Dynasty. Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,500 - 3,800). Photo Bonhams. The monolithic section of fossilised wood with a rounded crown and tapering towards the bottom, the heavy material with striations and rings, of a buff ivory colour, with a fitted root wood stand. 30cm (11 3/4in) high (2). Bonhams. AUCTION 23541: ASIAN ART, 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
05 mai 2016

A taihu limestone 'cloud-form' scholar's rock, Qing Dynasty

Lot 98. A taihu limestone 'cloud-form' scholar's rock, Qing Dynasty. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€3,800 - 6,300). Photo Bonhams. The naturally weathered rock with various holes, niches and overhangs, all forming a elegant mountain side rising from a small base to a wide top, carved hard wood stand. Including stand: 47cm (18 1/2in) high (2). Note: As far back as the Song Dynasty naturally weathered rocks were collected and displayed for pleasure and by the 17th century individual rocks were important and... [Lire la suite]