06 septembre 2016

Emerald and diamond sautoir, by Suzanne Belperron, ca. 1960

Lot 2252. Emerald and diamond sautoir, by Suzanne Belperron, ca. 1960. Estimate CHF 85 000 / 120 000 (€ 78 700 / 111 110). Photo Koller Platinum 950 and white gold 750, total 131g. Comprising three rows of graduated, fine, baroque emerald beads, spaced by 17 diamond-set boules totalling ca. 4.00 ct. Clasp set with 85 brilliant-cut diamonds of ca. 5.00 ct, makers mark "DF" for Darde et Fils. L ca. 63,5 cm. Koller.  Joaillerie - mardi 20 septembre 2016, 14:00
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06 septembre 2016

Natural pearl necklace, ca. 1900

Lot 2209. Natural pearl necklace, ca. 1900. Estimate CHF 100 000 / 150 000 (€ 92 590 / 138 890). Photo Koller Clasp platinum, total 59g. Three graduated strands with 245 slightly cream-coloured and cream-coloured natural pearls of 4 to 8,3 mm Ø, joined by an oval clasp set with 2 circular-cut diamonds totalling ca. 1.30 ct. L ca. 42 cm. With SSEF-Report no. 84093, February 2016.   Koller.  Joaillerie - mardi 20 septembre 2016, 14:00
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06 septembre 2016

A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Guangxu mark and period (1875-1908)

Lot 326. A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Guangxu mark and period (1875-1908). Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's the shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to a flared rim, painted to the interior with a five-clawed dragon writhing among flame wisps in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', the exterior similarly decorated with two striding dragons, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue. Diameter 6 in., 15.1 cm Provenance: Beijing collector, acquired in the... [Lire la suite]
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06 septembre 2016

A blue and white 'Lotus' dish, Tongzhi mark and period (1861-1875)

Lot 325. A blue and white 'Lotus' dish, Tongzhi mark and period (1861-1875). Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's the interior painted with three lotus blossoms borne on  undulating stems issuing further blooms and twisting leaves all below a band of demi-flowerheads interspersed with foliate motifs around the lipped rim, repeated around the underside, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue. Diameter 6 3/8  in., 16.2 cm Provenance: Beijing... [Lire la suite]
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06 septembre 2016

A blue and white 'Lotus' dish, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 324. A blue and white 'Lotus' dish, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's the shallow rounded sides rising to a lipped rim, painted to the interior with a medallion of three stylized lotus heads issuing from scrolling leafy stems and a demi-florette scroll border to the rim, the exterior similarly decorated, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue. Diameter 6 in., 15.4 cm Provenance: Beijing collector, acquired in the... [Lire la suite]
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06 septembre 2016

A blue and white 'Lotus' dish, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 323. A blue and white 'Lotus' dish, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's painted to the interior in rich cobalt-blue tones with three lotus blossoms borne on dense curling foliate stems, all below a band of lotus scrolls around the rim, the underside with a continuous band of scrolling lotus blooms, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle. Diameter 6 3/8  in., 16.1 cm ... [Lire la suite]
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06 septembre 2016

Alexander Mcqueen, Dress, spring-summer 2009, Prêt–à–Porter

Alexander Mcqueen (British, 1969–2010). Dress, spring-summer 2009, Prêt–à–Porter. Machine–sewn pale pink silk duchesse satin and nude silk georgette, hand–embroidered with pink enameled–metal flower petals. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. Alexander Mcqueen (British, 1969–2010). Dress (detail), spring-summer 2009, Prêt–à–Porter. Machine–sewn pale pink silk duchesse satin and nude silk georgette, hand–embroidered with pink enameled–metal flower petals. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope.  #ManusxMachina #CostumeInstitute
06 septembre 2016

A blue and white pouring bowl, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368)

Lot 280. A blue and white pouring bowl, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368). Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Unsold. Photo Sotheby's with shallow rounded sides rising from a slightly concave base, set to one side with a small spout of square section applied underneath with a small scroll loop, painted to the interior with a central medallion enclosing a lotus bouquet, with a floral scroll band at the well, painted around the exterior with lotus petal panels and scrolls to the spout, the rim and... [Lire la suite]
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06 septembre 2016

A blue and white Ming-style 'floral' bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 271. A blue and white Ming-style 'floral' bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's rising from a slightly tapered foot, the gently rounded sides everted at the rim, painted in vivid tones of cobalt-blue in the Ming style with simulated 'heaping and piling', the exterior painted with a continuous composite floral meander, with the different flowers borne among feathery leaves and other foliate motifs, above a border of... [Lire la suite]
06 septembre 2016

A pair of blue and white 'Crane and Trigram' bowls, Qianlong seal marks and period (1736-1795)

Lot 270. A pair of blue and white 'Crane and Trigram' bowls, Qianlong seal marks and period (1736-1795). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's each finely painted to the exterior with eight medallions each enclosing a trigram, divided by swooping cranes and ruyi-shaped clouds, above jagged rocks battered by crashing waves, the interior with a central medallion enclosing a floret within stylized rolling waves beneath a wide trellis diaper at the rim, the base with a... [Lire la suite]