26 juillet 2016

A Belle Epoque amethyst and diamond brooch, circa 1900

Lot 278. A Belle Epoque amethyst and diamond brooch, circa 1900. Estimate £6,500 - £7,500 ($12,812 - $14,783). Price Realized £8,400 ($16,556).Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2006 The circular-cut amethyst within the diamond garland surround, suspending a graduated fringe of diamond leaves to the three pear-shaped drops, millegrain setting, mounted in platinum and gold, circa 1900, 6.9 cm. high.  Christie's. IMPORTANT JEWELLERY, 6 December 2006, London, King Street
Posté par Alain Truong à 17:57 - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , ,

26 juillet 2016

Two café-au-lait-ground famille rose bowls, Daoguang six-character seal marks in iron-red and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 97. Two café-au-lait-ground famille rose bowls, Daoguang six-character seal marks in iron-red and of the period (1821-1850). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016  One bowl is of ogee-form with a foliate rim and is decorated with flowers and insects. The other bowl is decorated with two birds amongst peonies and pine. The largest, 6 5/8 in. (16.9 cm.) diam. Smaller bowl: light surface wear and scratches and some light rubbing to enamels. Larger bowl: Light surface wear and scratches and... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2016

A famille rose faux bois 'foreigners' medallion bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period

Lot 78. A famille rose faux bois 'foreigners' medallion bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The ogee-form bowl is decorated with three roundels enclosing foreigners in a garden setting, all in reserve on a faux boisground. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) diam. There is a chip restored to the rim with composite material (the chip approx. 1.5 cm., with slight overpainting beyond). There is possibly some minor... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2016

An Art Deco emerald and diamond brooch-pendant

Lot 246. An Art Deco emerald and diamond brooch-pendant, circa 1925. Estimate £5,000 - £8,000($9,855 - $15,768). Price Realized £11,400 ($22,469).Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2006 The central cabochon emerald drop within the vari-cut diamond openwork surround with emerald and diamond drop detail, millegrain setting, circa 1925, 8.5 cm. high.  Christie's. IMPORTANT JEWELLERY, 6 December 2006, London, King Street
Posté par Alain Truong à 12:58 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : ,
26 juillet 2016

A rare Art Deco lacquer and gem-set cigarette box, by Cartier

Lot 197. A rare Art Deco lacquer and gem-set cigarette box, by Cartier. Estimate £25,000 - £35,000 ($9,855 - $13,797). Price Realized £28,800 ($56,765).Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2006 Of rectangular outline, the lid with central lacquer and dyed mother-of-pearl plaque depicting a Chinese nocturnal scene with cabochon and calibré-cut sapphires representing the moon and its reflection in the water, set between two faux tortoiseshell panels with scroll motifs decorated with coral, to the coral clasp and stepped ebony... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Alain Truong à 12:45 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , ,
26 juillet 2016

A pair of Art Deco aquamarine and diamond ear pendants, by Cartier 

Lot 194. A pair of Art Deco aquamarine and diamond ear pendants, by Cartier. Estimate £5,000 - £7,000 ($9,855 - $13,797). Price Realized £18,000 ($35,478).Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2006 Each designed as an openwork diamond panel to the five oval-shaped aquamarines suspending three drops, circa 1930, in fitted case. Both signed Cartier London (2).  Christie's. IMPORTANT JEWELLERY, 6 December 2006, London, King Street
Posté par Alain Truong à 12:40 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , ,

26 juillet 2016

A small blue and white 'Lotus' dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 73. A small blue and white 'Lotus' dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The dish is painted with a central medallion of lotus meander below a band of demi-lotus sprays at the rim, and with a frieze of lotus scroll on the exterior. Together with another four blue and white 'lotus' dishes with similar design, 19th century, all with apocryphal Qianlong seal marks on the bases. 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) diam. All small... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2016

A set of seven blue and white fluted 'Sea creatures' dishes, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 75. A set of seven blue and white fluted 'Sea creatures' dishes, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The interior of each dish is decorated in shades of blue to depict a crab in the centre surrounded by fish, shells and weeds. The exterior is painted with clusters of associated foliage surrounding a mark within double-circles. 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) diam. There is a small section to the rim of one dish that has been out and restuck, measuring approx. 2.5 x 1 cm. There are a few minor... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2016

A pair of doucai 'dragon' dishes, Kangxi-Yongzheng period (1662-1735)

Lot 74. A pair of doucai'dragon' dishes, Kangxi-Yongzheng period (1662-1735). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Each dish is decorated in the center with a five-clawed iron-red dragon amidst clouds enclosed by five carps swimming atop waves. The exterior is decorated with a band of similar green waves and the base is inscribed with an apocryphal Chenghua mark. 8 in. (20.3 cm.) diam. (2). Both have areas of misfiring, particularly to the green enamel; some minor surface scratches, consistent with age and... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2016

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen to stage a spectacular tribute to Fra Bartolommeo

Fra Bartolommeo, The Incarnation of Christ, Enthroned Virgin Surrounded by Six Saints, 1515. Paneel, 96 x 76,5 cm. Paris, Musée du Louvre, Département des Peintures.  ROTTERDAM.- In 2017 it will be the 500 years since the Italian painter Fra Bartolommeo died at the age of forty-four. He was famed for his drawings and paintings, characterised by monumental figures, bright colours and a tranquil lyricism. From 15 October 2016, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is staging a spectacular tribute to this great artist with... [Lire la suite]