18 mai 2016

An emerald and diamond bangle, by M. Buccellati, and an emerald and diamond cuff

Lot 10. An emerald and diamond bangle, by M. Buccellati, and an emerald and diamond cuff. Estimate CHF10,000 - CHF15,000 ($10,248 - $15,372). Price Realized CHF16,250 ($16,653). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The hinged bangle of diamond-set openwork foliate design, each rectangular panel accented with an oval cabochon emerald, inner circumference 18.5 cm, mounted in silver and gold; the bombé hinged cuff of openwork naturalistic design, set to the front with fifteen carved emerald leaves, inner circumference... [Lire la suite]

18 mai 2016

18 Karat Gold and Diamond Bracelet and Earclips, Buccellati

Lot 315. 18 Karat Gold and Diamond Bracelet and Earclips, Buccellati. Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 USD (6,189 - 7,958 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. The bracelet of openwork design, featuring a row of textured gold leaves, internal circumference 7 inches;together with half-hoop style earclips set at the borders with round diamonds, total gross weight approximately 46 dwts, all pieces signed Buccellati.  Sotheby's. Fine Jewels, New York, 10 juin 2016, 10:00 AM
18 mai 2016

18 Karat Two-Color Gold, Ruby and Diamond Ring, Buccellati

Lot 312. 18 Karat Two-Color Gold, Ruby and Diamond Ring, Buccellati. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD (8,842 - 13,263 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. The stylized floral design centering an oval-shaped ruby, framed by round diamonds and with a textured gold border, size 6½, signed Gianmaria Buccellati, Italy, numbered W695. With signed box.  Sotheby's. Fine Jewels, New York, 10 juin 2016, 10:00 AM
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18 mai 2016

Burmese cabochon ruby and diamond ring, Buccellati

Lot 47. Burmese cabochon ruby and diamond ring, Buccellati. Estimate 8,500 — 9,500 GBP (10,802 - 12,073 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. Of bombé design, set with a cabochon ruby and brilliant-cut diamonds, to an engraved mount, size I1/2, signed Buccellati, Italian maker's mark. Accompanied by GRS report no. GRS2015-107001, stating that the ruby is of Burmese origin, with indications of heat treatment and minor residues.  Sotheby's. Fine Jewels, Londres, 06 juin 2016, 10:30 AM
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18 mai 2016

Diamond parure, Gianmaria Buccellati

Lot 46. Diamond parure, Gianmaria Buccellati. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 GBP (38,124 - 50,832 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. Of foliate design, comprising a series of textured leaves and flowers each set with brilliant-cut diamond stamens, length approximately 440mm, signed Gianmaria Buccellati, jewels can be detached and worn as a pair of ear clips and a brooch, case stamped Gianmaria Buccellati. Note: Mario Buccellati began his journey as one of the pre-eminent Italian... [Lire la suite]
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18 mai 2016

A pair of iron-red and gilt 'bat and Shou character' bowls, Daoguang seal marks and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 75. A pair of iron-red and gilt 'bat and Shou character' bowls, Daoguang seal marks and of the period (1821-1850). Each 12cm (7 1/8in) diam. (2). Sold for £6,875 (€8,872). © Bonhams 2001-2016. The bowls with shallow rounded sides supported on a slightly tapering foot rising to a flared rim, each painted around the exterior in iron red and gilt enamels with five Shou characters between two borders of bats neatly arranged in a row hanging upside.  Provenance: a distinguished Belgian private... [Lire la suite]

18 mai 2016

A yellow and green-enamelled 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Jiaqing seal mark and of the period (1796-1820)

Lot 74. A yellow and green-enamelled 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Jiaqing seal mark and of the period (1796-1820); 11.5cm (4 1/2in) diam. Sold for £4,000 (€5,162). © Bonhams 2001-2016. Brightly enamelled to the exterior in a translucent green glaze with two five-clawed dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls and two phoenix amidst stylised flames and cloud scrolls above a band of lappets, the well decorated with a central shou character within a circle, all reserved on a rich yellow ground.  Provenance: an English... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2016

A fine yellow and green-enamelled lotus bowl, Jiajing six-character mark, 17th century

Lot 73. A fine yellow and green-enamelled lotus bowl, Jiajing six-character mark, 17th century. Sold for £16,250 (€20,971). Photo: Bonhams. With deep rounded sides rising steeply from a narrow foot, vividly decorated in the interior and exterior with lotus blooms in aubergine enamels, issuing from leafy sprigs in emerald-green, all on a yellow-lemon ground, the straight foot further decorated with floral scrolls beneath upright curling petal lappets, Japanese box.18.3cm (7 1/4in) diam. (3).  Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2016

A large wucai foliate-shaped 'dragon' basin, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 72. A large wucai foliate-shaped 'dragon' basin, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619). Estimate £12,000 - 15,000 (€15,000 - 19,000). Unsold. Photo Bonhams. Heavily potted with foliate rim and deep sides, vividly painted and enamelled in the well with a blue five-clawed dragon amidst flaming pearls and wispy clouds, the sides and rim similarly decorated with alternating blue, red and green dragons, the exterior decorated with lotus scrolls under the rim as well as the 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' on the... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2016

"Buffoons, villains, and players at the court of the Medici" at Palazzo Pitti, Florence

Anonimo pittore toscano del XVII secolo, Banchetto grottesco, 1630 - 1640 ca., olio su tela. Firenze, Gallerie degli Uffizi, Galleria Palatina e Appartamenti Reali, depositi FLORENCE - The exhibition presents some of the most bizarre and unexpected recurring figurative subjects in the Medici collections, from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, they found significant, and sometimes curious, artistic representations.It is so-called 'gender' scenes, a figurative universe that clearly established the hierarchy of the Baroque... [Lire la suite]