22 octobre 2016

A rare sancai-glazed 'phoenix' ewer, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 103. A rare sancai-glazed 'phoenix' ewer, Tang Dynasty (618-907). Estimate 35,000 — 45,000 GBP. Lot sold 43,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's the finely potted body of elegant ovoid form, supported on a splayed foot, the sides moulded in relief with cartouches bordered with flowers, centred with a prancing phoenix to one side and a hunter on horseback to the other, below a long curved handle terminating in the head of a ferocious phoenix, surmounted by a short neck and an... [Lire la suite]

22 octobre 2016

A rare sancai-glazed pottery rhyton, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 102. A rare sancai-glazed pottery rhyton, Tang dynasty (618-907). Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 10,000 BBP. Photo: Sotheby's the sides forming an elephant head with the handle as the trunk and scrolling foliage forming the ears, covered with an even green, amber and cream glazes; 9 cm, 3 3/4  in. Provenance: Acquired from Kochukyo & Co., Tokyo, 1956 (according to inscription on the box). Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londron, 09 nov. 2016, 11:30 AM
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22 octobre 2016

A sancai-glazed pottery cup, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 101. A sancai-glazed pottery cup, Tang dynasty (618-907). Estimate 800 — 1,200 GBP. Lot sold 2,750 GBP. Lot sold 2,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's the rounded sides rising from a short foot to an everted rim, brightly decorated with amber, green and straw glazes falling short of the foot to reveal the pinkish-buff body; 6 cm, 2 3/8  in. Provenance: Sydney L Moss Ltd., London, 19th August 1963. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londron, 09 nov. 2016, 11:30 AM
22 octobre 2016

A perfect 45.46 carats, D colour, Flawless clarity Type IIa round brilliant-cut diamond

Lot 200. A perfect 45.46 carats, D colour, Flawless clarity Type IIa round brilliant-cut diamond. Estimate CHF 6,250,000 - CHF 7,250,000 (USD 6,301,482 - USD 7,309,720). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The round brilliant-cut diamond, weighing approximately 45.46 carats, in red fitted leather case. Accompanied by report no. 6177737128 dated 8 August 2016 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is D colour, Flawless clarity, with excellent cut, excellent polish and... [Lire la suite]
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22 octobre 2016

An impressive fringe diamond necklace, by Harry Winston

Lot 223. An impressive fringe diamond necklace, by Harry Winston. Estimate CHF 6,500,000 - CHF 8,500,000 (USD 6,553,542 - USD 8,570,016). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. Composed of a pear-shaped diamond line necklace with pear-shaped diamond cluster drops, the eighteen largest diamonds weighing from approximately 19.11 to 3.05 carats and totalling 128.24 carats, 41.0 cm, mounted in platinum and gold. With maker's mark of Jacques Timey for Harry Winston. Accompanied by eighteen reports dated July 2016... [Lire la suite]
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22 octobre 2016

A rare 9.14 carats, VS2 clarity fancy vivid pink pear-shaped diamond

Lot 216. A rare 9.14 carats, VS2 clarity fancy vivid pink pear-shaped diamond. Estimate CHF 16,000,000 - CHF 18,000,000 (USD 16,131,795 - USD 18,148,270). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. Set with a fancy vivid pink pear-shaped diamond, weighing approximately 9.14 carats, between tapered baguette-cut diamond shoulders, ring size 6, mounted in platinum. Accompanied by report no. 5171416832 dated 22 June 2016 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is Fancy Vivid Pink colour, VS2... [Lire la suite]
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22 octobre 2016

Le Jardin d'Isabelle, an exquisite diamond and coloured diamond necklace, by Boehmer et Bassenge

Lot 187. Le Jardin d'Isabelle, an exquisite D colour, Flawless clarity Type IIA diamond and coloured diamond necklace, by Boehmer et Bassenge. Estimate CHF 8,000,000 - CHF 12,000,000 (USD 8,065,898 - USD 12,098,846). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. Set to the front with two pear-shaped diamonds, weighing approximately 31.38 and 12.11 carats, and a brilliant-cut diamond, weighing approximately 8.07 carats, each within a pink diamond-set stylised leaf surround, to the double line necklace, composed of a... [Lire la suite]
22 octobre 2016

Miroir de l'Amour, a sensational pair of diamond earrings, by Boehmer et Bassenge

Lot 188. Miroir de l'Amour, a sensational pair of 52.55 and 50.47 carats, D colour, Flawless clarity Type IIA diamond earrings, by Boehmer et Bassenge.  Estimate CHF 20,000,000 - CHF 30,000,000 (USD 20,164,744 - USD 30,247,116). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. Each pear-shaped diamond pendant, weighing approximately 52.55 and 50.47 carats, to the pear-shaped and marquise-cut diamond cluster surmount, 7.0 cm, mounted in gold. Signed Boehmer et Bassenge Paris. Accompanied by report no. 1172644481 dated... [Lire la suite]
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22 octobre 2016

Neue Pinakothek, Munich, presents 'Three Colours Black' from October 6, 2016 through January 9, 2017

Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez. Young Spanish Nobleman, c. 1631. Canvas, 89,2 x 69,5 cm. Courtesy: Bayerische Staatsgemälde-Sammlungen, Alte Pinakothek, Munich. Munich - Black, the achromatic colour, plays a surprisingly crucial role in the history of painting. Black is a metaphor, a compositional device, and, from a technical standpoint, poses a particular challenge to the painter. In some of the earliest surviving paintings, black was used to add depth to dark areas; it came to be suggestive of the... [Lire la suite]
22 octobre 2016

Pot à anses, Vietnam, Période Hán-Việt (111 BCE – 603 CE)

Lot 23. Pot à anses, Vietnam, Période Hán-Việt (111 BCE – 603 CE).Terre cuite, H. 14,5 cm. Estimation : 250 € / 350 €. Résultat 193 €. Photo Cornette de Saint Cyr. Rare décor de plusieurs losanges emboîtés.  CORNETTE DE SAINT CYR PARIS. Arts d'Asie - Art Tribal - Documentation, le 09 Novembre 2016 à 14h30. 6, Avenue Hoche - 75008 PARIS. Expert : Cabinet Daffos-Estournel (Tel. : +33 6 09 22 55 13). Consultant pour le Vietnam : Monsieur Philippe Truong (Tel. : +33... [Lire la suite]