05 mai 2016

A Longquan celadon cong-form vase, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368)

Lot 72. A Longquan celadon cong-form vase, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368). Estimate £15,000 – £20,000 ($21,840 - $29,120). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The sturdily potted vase is of square section with four rectangular facets, each moulded with alternating long and short horizontal ribs to the corners, all between a circular mouth and foot rim. It is covered with an unctuous sea-green glaze thinning to a lighter tone at the raised areas. 15 ¾ in. (40 cm.) high Provenance: With Accorsi... [Lire la suite]

05 mai 2016

A very rare small Guan vase, hu, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 73. A very rare small Guan vase, hu, Song dynasty (960-1279). Estimate £5,000 – £7,000 ($7,280 - $10,192). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The vessel is elegantly potted with a protruding peach-shaped panel to each side and a pair of lug handles to the neck. It is decorated overall in a thick smooth greyish-celadon glaze streaked with fine pale brown crackles. The short rectangular foot has two apertures to the sides, with the unglazed underside revealing the dark grey body. 4 in. (10 cm.) high ... [Lire la suite]
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05 mai 2016

A black glazed tea bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 71. A black glazed tea bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279). Estimate £5,000 – £7,000 ($7,280 - $10,192). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The conical bowl is of wide flaring form with a slightly everted rim and supported by a short ring foot in biscuit. It is covered in a rich dark black glaze thinning to a brown tortoiseshell pattern to the mouth rim. 5 ¾ in. (14.6 cm.) diam., fitted box Christie's. INSPIRED THEMES: A FINE SELECTION OF CHINESE WORKS OF ART, 10 May 2016, London, King Street
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05 mai 2016

18.46 carats, VS1 Clarity fancy intense yellow diamond and hematite ring, Bulgari

Lot 257. 18.46 carats, VS1 Clarity fancy intense yellow diamond and hematite ring, Bulgari. Estimate 385,000 — 675,000 CHF (351,858 - 616,893 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. Set with an octagonal brilliant-cut fancy intense yellow diamond weighing 18.46 carats, the mount decorated with hematite, size 51, signed Bulgari, numbered.   Accompanied by GIA report no. 1172084771, stating that the diamond is Fancy Intense Yellow, Natural Colour, VS1 Clarity. Note: Its American... [Lire la suite]
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05 mai 2016

Machado Silvetti wraps the Facade of Asian Art Building in Jade

Photograph by Anton Grassl/Esto. SARASOTA, Floridia — When asked for a “monumental entrance” on their redesign for the John and Mable Ringing Museum of Art, the Machado Silvetti firm did not disappoint. Thousands of ceramic tiles form a jade cube around the university-adjacent building. Their contours certainly deserve the term “wrapper,” seldom do we see a facade that looks so delicate and paper-thin. The designers state of the work: “The addition’s façade is composed of deep-green, glazed terra cotta tiles... [Lire la suite]
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05 mai 2016

An important portrait statuette of Marcus Aurelius, Roman, about 169 A.D.

An important portrait statuette of Marcus Aurelius, Roman, about 169 A.D. H. 36.2 cm. Bronze. Price on request. Jean-David Cahn at Spring Masters New York‏, May 6-9, 2016 Rare representation of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius as a victorious military commander with a radiate crown. He wears an elaborately crafted hip-length coat of scale armour (lorica squamata) with a cingulum, the distinctive Roman soldier’s belt, around his waist. The pteryges, long strips of cloth or leather which descend from the lower... [Lire la suite]

05 mai 2016

Pietro Cipriani (1680 - 1745), Dancing Faun

Pietro Cipriani (1680 - 1745), Dancing Faun. Bronze, 35.5 cm (14 in.) high. Provenance: P. J. Rankin Collection. Price on request. Tomasso Brothers Fine Art at Spring Masters New York‏, May 6-9, 2016
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05 mai 2016

Natural pearl necklace

Lot 269. Natural pearl necklace. Estimate 385,000 — 675,000 CHF (351,858 - 616,893 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. Composed of seven strands of slightly graduated natural pearls measuring from approximately 3.10 to 9.25mm, the clasp highlighted with brilliant-cut, triangular and baguette diamonds, shortest length approximately 445mm.  Accompanied by SSEF report no. 85457, stating that the seven hundred and seventy-one pearls were found to be natural, saltwater. Sotheby's. Magnificent... [Lire la suite]
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05 mai 2016

Fine natural pearl and diamond necklace

Lot 470. Fine natural pearl and diamond necklace. Estimate 385,000 — 580,000 CHF (351,858 - 530,071 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. Composed of four rows of graduated natural pearls measuring from approximately 3.50 to 9.80mm, the clasp set with single-cut diamonds, shortest length approximately 475mm. Accompanied by Gübelin report no. 15040256 and SSEF report no. 85831, stating that the three hundred and fifty-four pearls were found to be natural, saltwater; the Gübelin report... [Lire la suite]
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05 mai 2016

Natural pearl necklace

Lot 363. Natural pearl necklace. Estimate 385,000 — 580,000 CHF (351,858 - 530,071EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. Composed of four rows of graduated pearls measuring from approximately 4.55 to 9.05mm, the clasp set with a pearl within a mount of circular-, single-cut and cushion-shaped diamonds, shortest length approximately 765mm. Accompanied by SSEF report no. 83353, stating that the five hundred and fifty-four pearls were found to be natural, saltwater.  Sotheby's. Magnificent... [Lire la suite]
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