26 octobre 2016

Ritual wine container (Hu), Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period (77–476 B.C.), early 5th century BC

Ritual wine container (Hu), Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period (77–476 B.C.), early 5th century BC. Bronze inlaid with copper. H. 15 3/8 in. (39.1 cm). Rogers Fund, 1999 (1999.46a, b) © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  A portion of this vessel’s surface has retained its original corrosion-free brassy color. The triangular forms around the rim are inlaid with copper, which has turned dark and is partially covered by green corrosion. Another significant piece purchased since... [Lire la suite]

26 octobre 2016

Ritual wine container (Hu), Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period (77–476 B.C.), early 5th century BC

Ritual wine container (Hu), Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period (77–476 B.C.), early 5th century BC. Bronze. H. 17 7/16 in. (44.3 cm); Diam. 9 13/16 in. (25 cm); Wt. 14.3 lb. (6.5 kg). Shanghai Museum. 
26 octobre 2016

Ritual wine container (Hu), Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period (77–476 B.C.), early 5th century BC

Ritual wine container (Hu), Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period (77–476 B.C.), early 5th century BC. Bronze. H. 17 3/8 in. (44.2 cm); Diam. of rim: 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm); Wt. 15 lb. (6.8 kg). Shanghai Museum. 
26 octobre 2016

Ritual wine container in the shape of a buffalo (Xizun), Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period (770–476 B.C.), early 5t

Ritual wine container in the shape of a buffalo (Xizun), Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period (770–476 B.C.), early 5th century BC. Bronze. H. 13 1/4 in. (33.7 cm); D. 5 in. (12.7 cm); L. 23 1/8 in. (58.7 cm); Wt. 23.7 lb. (10.8 kg), Shanghai Museum. 
26 octobre 2016

An important 14.55 carats Kashmir cushion-shaped sapphire and diamond ring

Lot 100. An important 14.55 carats Kashmir cushion-shaped sapphire and diamond ring. Estimate CHF 1,500,000 - CHF 2,000,000 (USD 1,500,000 - CHF 2,000,000). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. Set with a cushion-shaped sapphire, weighing approximately 14.55 carats, between half-moon diamond shoulders, ring size 6 ½, mounted in platinum. Accompanied by report no. 16020099 dated 16 February 2016 from the Gübelin GemLab stating that the origin of the sapphire is Kashmir, with no indications of heating, an Appendix... [Lire la suite]
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26 octobre 2016

A spectacular 14.65 carats Kashmir octagonal step-cut sapphire and diamond ring

Lot 218. A spectacular 14.65 carats Kashmir octagonal step-cut sapphire and diamond ring. Estimate CHF 1,700,000 - CHF 2,700,000 (USD 1,715,455 - USD 2,724,545). Price realised CHF 1,687,500. Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. Set with an octagonal step-cut sapphire, weighing approximately 14.65 carats, between rectangular-cut diamond shoulders, ring size 4 ¾, with French assay mark for platinum. Accompanied by report no. 87877 dated 20 September 2016 from the SSEF Swiss Gemological Institute stating that... [Lire la suite]
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26 octobre 2016

An exquisite Kashmir sapphire and diamond bracelet, by Van Cleef & Arpels

Lot 217. An exquisite Kashmir sapphire and diamond bracelet, by Van Cleef & Arpels. Estimate CHF 1,700,000 - CHF 2,700,000 (USD 1,715,455 - USD 2,724,545). Price realised CHF 2,497,500. Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. Of crossover design, set to the front with three cushion-shaped and oval-cut sapphires, weighing approximately 6.56, 5.73 and 5.72 carats, to the baguette-cut diamond surround and articulated bracelet, inner circumference 14.5 cm, mounted in platinum. Signed Van Cleef & Arpels, no.... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2016

A fine 18.30 carats Kashmir sugarloaf sapphire and diamond ring

Lot 213. A fine 18.30 carats Kashmir sugarloaf sapphire and diamond ring. Estimate CHF 1,800,000 - CHF 2,000,000 (USD 1,816,364 - USD 2,016,474). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. Set with a sugarloaf sapphire, weighing approximately 18.30 carats, between tapered baguette-cut diamond shoulders, ring size 6 ½, mounted in platinum and gold. Accompanied by report no. 87170 dated 15 August 2016 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the origin of the sapphire is Kashmir, with no indications... [Lire la suite]
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26 octobre 2016

A blue and white 'dragon' box and cover, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619)

Lot 120. A blue and white 'dragon' box and cover, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619). Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's of square form with indented corners resting on a short foot, the raised domed cover painted in underglaze blue with a pair of dragons confronting a central shou character enclosed within a circle, all amid cloud swirls and above foaming waves crashing against rockwork, surrounded by a further frieze of four dragons striding amongst clouds... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2016

A large blue and white double-gourd vase, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 124. A large blue and white double-gourd vase, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566); 44.5 cm, 17 1/2  in. Estimate 30,000 — 450,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's the globular lower body rising from a short spreading foot to a smaller upper globular section with short narrow neck, brightly painted around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with deer and crane in a landscape, the upper section with birds amidst shou character and prunus trees, all... [Lire la suite]