21 mai 2016

An exceptional apple-green jadeite 'chrysanthemum' washer, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820)

Lot 136. An exceptional apple-green jadeite 'chrysanthemum' washer, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820). Sold for £108,100 (€140,375). Photo: Bonhams.  Exquisitely carved in the form of a chrysanthemum with lobed petals, the interior with a roundel in raised relief of leafy vines bearing three lobed melons and two butterflies, all raised on four short splayed bracket feet, the translucent stone with bright apple-green striations and cloudy inclusions, box. 10cm (4in) diam. (2). Provenance: a... [Lire la suite]

21 mai 2016

An important 8.55 carats octagonal-shaped Colombian emerald and diamond ring

Lot 1841. An important 8.55 carats octagonal-shaped Colombian emerald and diamond ring. Estimate HK$4,000,000 – HK$6,000,000 (US$1,250,000-1,650,000). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Set with an octagonal-shaped emerald, weighing approximately 8.55 carats, flanked by triangular-shaped diamonds, mounted in gold, ring size 5 Accompanied by report no. 80092 dated 7 May 2015 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the emerald is of Colombia origin, with no indications of clarity... [Lire la suite]
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21 mai 2016

A rare pair of Colombian emerald and diamond ear pendants & A rare cushion-shaped Colombian emerald and diamond ring

Lot 2059. A rare pair of 8.02 and 7.63 carats cushion-shaped Colombian emerald and diamond ear pendants. Estimate HK$8,000,000 – HK$12,000,000 (US$1,000,000-1,500,000) & Lot 2060. A rare 17.15 carats cushion-shaped Colombian emerald and diamond ring. Estimate HK$9,800,000 – HK$12,800,000 (US$1,250,000-1,650,000). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Lot 2059. A rare pair of 8.02 and 7.63 carats cushion-shaped Colombian emerald and diamond ear... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2016

A rare 25.00 carats cushion-shaped Colombian emerald and diamond ring, by Boghossian

Lot 2026. A rare 25.00 carats cushion-shaped Colombian emerald and diamond ring, by Boghossian. Estimate HK$12,000,000 – HK$18,000,000 (US$1,500,000-2,300,000). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Set with a cushion-shaped emerald, weighing approximately 25.00 carats, to the cushion-shaped diamond gallery with circular-cut diamonds, extending to the rectangular-cut diamond three quarter-hoop, mounted in gold, ring size 4¼. Signed Boghossian Accompanied by report no. 68680 dated 5 June 2013 from the SSEF Swiss... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2016

A very rare famille rose 'Dutch Toper' spirit barrel, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 299. A very rare famille rose 'Dutch Toper' spirit barrel, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Sold for £25,000 (€32,464). Photo: Bonhams. Finely modelled as a seated Bacchanalian drinker, with cheerful expression between curly locks beneath a tricorn hat with lid, his hands holding his round belly as he merrily chuckles, the jacket with gold buttons and trousers finely decorated with distinctively Chinese designs of bamboo, butterflies and prunus, his seat decorated with auspicious bats among ruyi-head clouds, a round... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2016

A rare pair of verte-imari armorial dishes for the Portuguese market, Early Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 298. A rare pair of verte-imari armorial dishes for the Portuguese market, Early Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate £15,000 - 20,000 (€19,000 - 26,000). Unsold. Photo: Bonhams. Painted in vibrant verte-Imari enamels and gilt to the interior with a medallion enclosing the arms of Don Luis Peregrino de Ataide, governor of Algarve, beneath a coronet and flanked by cherubs rising from architectural scrollwork, all within an elaborate strapwork border incorporating garlands, leaves and bulls' heads. Note: Dom Luis... [Lire la suite]

21 mai 2016

Two rare famille verte armorial 'Province' dishes for the Dutch Market, Circa 1720

Lot 297. Two rare famille verte armorial 'Province' dishes for the Dutch Market, Circa 1720. Sold for £7,500 (€9,739). Photo Bonhams. The dishes vibrantly painted and gilt in the centre with the coat of arms of the Dutch towns respectively of Limburgh and Zutphen, each flanked by floral sprays and birds, all surrounded on the lobed sides by foliate petal panels containing landscapes, Immortals, scholars, ladies playing with butterflies and flowers and vases, diaper ground on the edges. The larger 31cm (12in)... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2016

An important 6.34 carats oval-shaped Burmese ruby and diamond ring

Lot 2031. An important 6.34 carats oval-shaped Burmese ruby and diamond ring. Estimate HK$6,000,000 – HK$8,000,000 (US$750,000-1,000,000). Unsold.. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Designed as a flowerhead, centering upon an oval-shaped ruby, weighing approximately 6.34 carats, within an oval and circular-cut diamond surround, to the circular-cut diamond gallery and half-hoop, mounted in platinum and gold, ring size 5¾Accompanied by report no. 63365 dated 9 May 2012 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2016

An important pair of 5.05 and 5.01 carats Burmese “Pigeon’s Blood” ruby and diamond earrings

Lot 2030. An important pair of 5.05 and 5.01 carats Burmese “Pigeon’s Blood” ruby and diamond earrings. Estimate HK$9,800,000 – HK$15,000,000 (US$1,200,000-2,000,000). Price realised HKD 10,840,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Each designed as a flowerhead, set to the centre with an oval-shaped ruby, weighing approximately 5.05 and 5.01 carats, within a pear-shaped diamond surround, mounted in platinum and gold, 2.7 cm Accompanied by premium report no. 84465 dated 9 March 2016 from the SSEF Swiss... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2016

The Mogok’s Fiery Red Bracelet. An unusual Burmese “Pigeon’s Blood” ruby and diamond bracelet, by Faidee

Lot 2032. The Mogok’s Fiery Red Bracelet. An unusual Burmese “Pigeon’s Blood” ruby and diamond bracelet, by Faidee. Estimate HK$28,000,000 – HK$38,000,000 (US$3,500,000-4,800,000). Price realised HKD 27,000,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The highly articulated bracelet, designed as three lines of twenty-nine graduated cushion-shaped rubies, weighing approximately 4.22 to 1.02 carats, alternating with cushion-shaped diamonds, weighing approximately 2.01 to 0.73 carats, further accented by pear-shaped... [Lire la suite]