12 octobre 2016

A magnificent emerald and diamond necklace, by Cartier, circa 1937, and matching earrings, once owned by Simón Itturi Patiño

Lot 214. A magnificent emerald and diamond necklace, by Cartier, circa 1937, once owned by Simón Itturi Patiño. Price Realised  CHF 9,125,000 (USD 9,935,280). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2013. Set with twelve octagonal and hexagonal-cut emeralds, weighing a total of approximately 108.74 carats, with twin old European-cut diamond spacers, weighing a total of approximately 59.36 carats, mounted in gold collets with heart-shaped galleries, 1937, modified at a later date to create the pair of earrings en suite (lot... [Lire la suite]

12 octobre 2016

A rare copper-green glazed incised 'floral' bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3661. A rare copper-green glazed incised 'floral' bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735). Estimate 120,000 — 180,000 HKD. Lot sold 237,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. finely potted with deep rounded sides supported on a low foot, incised around the exterior with a dense floral scroll with five circular blooms borne on a single undulating stem wreathed by subsidiary sprigs and feathery leaves, the bowl covered overall save for the base with a green... [Lire la suite]
12 octobre 2016

A fine small celadon-glazed incised 'lingzhi' dish, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3622. A fine small celadon-glazed incised 'lingzhi' dish, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735). Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 500,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. the well-rounded sides rising from a slightly tapering foot, moulded on the exterior in shallow relief with a formal flower scroll with finely incised details and an upright petal border below, covered overall with a pale bluish-green glaze, the white-glazed base inscribed in underglaze blue with a... [Lire la suite]
12 octobre 2016

A fine celadon-glazed moulded 'floral' bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3643. A fine celadon-glazed moulded 'floral' bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735). Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot sold 562,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. the well-rounded sides rising from a slightly tapering foot, moulded on the exterior in shallow relief with a formal flower scroll with finely incised details and an upright petal border below, covered overall with a pale bluish-green glaze, the white-glazed base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign... [Lire la suite]
12 octobre 2016

A fine white glazed 'mallow' cup, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3657. A fine white glazed 'mallow' cup, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735). Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 625,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. delicately modelled with deep rounded sides rising to a flared six-lobed rim resembling mallow petals, the exterior moulded and gently incised in the form of two registers of petals radiating from around the foot, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a double-circle, wood... [Lire la suite]
12 octobre 2016

A fine blue and white 'dragon' ogee bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3695. A fine blue and white 'dragon' ogee bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735). Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 625,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. finely potted with deep rounded sides flaring to an upturned rim, the exterior decorated in intense tones of cobalt blue with two five-clawed dragons pacing through clouds in pursuit of 'flaming pearls', the interior similarly decorated with a medallion enclosing a sinuous dragon, the base with a six-character reign... [Lire la suite]

12 octobre 2016

A rare pair of ruby-red glazed bowls, Marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3642. A rare pair of ruby-red glazed bowls, Marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735). Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 625,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. each delicately potted with gently rounded shallow sides rising from a narrow tapered foot, applied on the exterior with a ruby-red glaze of deep crushed raspberry tone subtly suffused with darker specks and textured with a faint 'orange-peel' effect, the interior left... [Lire la suite]
12 octobre 2016

A fine celadon-glazed incised 'bats and waves' bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3645. A fine celadon-glazed incised 'bats and waves' bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735). Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 937,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. well potted with rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to a gently flaring rim, the interior centred with an incised medallion enclosing two soaring bats edged by a band of turbulent waves, the exterior similarly picked out with nine bats hovering above tempestuous waves crashing against... [Lire la suite]
12 octobre 2016

A fine blue and white 'chrysanthemum' jar, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3698. A fine blue and white 'chrysanthemum' jar, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735). Estimate 700,000 — 900,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,625,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. well potted with an ovoid body rising to a gently rounded shoulder and surmounted by a tapering neck, the exterior of the body decorated in rich cobalt tones with four medallions, each modelled in the form of four chrysanthemum blooms encircling a central large one and decorated with foliate scrolls, all between bands of... [Lire la suite]
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12 octobre 2016

A rare large celadon-glazed 'dragon' charger, seal mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3654. A rare large celadon-glazed 'dragon' charger, seal mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735). Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,000,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. modelled after Longquan celadon ware, sturdily potted with shallow rounded sides rising from a short foot to an everted flat rim, the exterior moulded and carved with overlapping lotus petals, the interior with a medallion enclosing a stylised dragon amidst ruyi-shaped cloud scrolls, applied... [Lire la suite]