07 novembre 2016

A small carved Ding bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 12th century

Lot 190. A small carved Ding bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 12th century. Estimate GBP 12,000 - GBP 18,000 (USD 14,952 - USD 22,428). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016.  The interior of the bowl is delicately carved with a leafy floral spray, covered overall in an ivory glaze, supported on a short ring foot. 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) diam.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 8 November 2016, London, King Street
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07 novembre 2016

Ruby and diamond necklace

Lot 300. Burmese  ruby and diamond necklace. Estimate 392,000 — 685,000 CHF. Photo Sotheby's. Composed of a line of cushion-shaped, circular-cut and oval rubies highlighted with brilliant-cut diamonds, the front decorated with a fringe of foliate motifs set with similarly shaped rubies, brilliant- and single-cut diamonds, one synthetic ruby, length approximately 410mm.  Accompanied by SSEF report no. 36438, dated 11 November 2000, stating that fifty-four rubies are of Burmese... [Lire la suite]
07 novembre 2016

Ruby and diamond parure

Lot 293. Thai ruby and diamond parure. Estimate 690,000 — 1,180,000 CHF. Photo Sotheby's. Comprising: a necklace set with cushion-shaped and oval rubies, highlighted with circular-cut and oval diamonds, length approximately 425mm; a bracelet, length approximately 180mm; a pair of earrings of cluster design, each set with an oval ruby, pear-, marquise-shaped and oval diamonds, post and hinged back fittings; and a ring set with an oval ruby between half-moon diamonds, size... [Lire la suite]
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07 novembre 2016

A famille rose 'boneless style' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark within a double-circle and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 39. A famille rose 'boneless style' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark within a double-circle and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000 (USD 37,380 - USD 62,300). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016.  The bowl is colourfully enamelled with a butterfly in flight beside large pink flowers and peaches. The interior is decorated to the centre with a further floral spray. 7 ¾ in. (19.7 cm.) diam.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 8 November... [Lire la suite]
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07 novembre 2016

A rare doucai conical 'swallows' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark within a double-circle and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 38. A rare doucai conical 'swallows' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark within a double-circle and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate GBP 60,000 - GBP 80,000 (USD 74,760 - USD 99,680). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The exterior of the bowl is decorated with swallows and prunus flowers, with the mouth and foot rims encircled by double-line borders. 7 ¾ in. (19.6 cm.) diam. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 8 November 2016, London, King Street
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07 novembre 2016

Gem set and diamond mystery clock, Cartier

Lot 106. Gem set and diamond mystery clock, Cartier. Estimate 196,000 — 294,000 CHF. Photo Sotheby's. The circular faceted rock crystal dial within a bezel set with brilliant-cut diamonds and carré-cut rubies and emeralds, the hands of leaf design set with emeralds, rubies and diamonds, the case embellished with stylised lotus flower motifs, the base set with mother-of-pearl and decorated with a gold Buddha figure holding a cultured pearl and highlighted with rose quartz, rubies, emeralds and... [Lire la suite]
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07 novembre 2016

Superb 8.37 carats Burmese cushion-shaped ruby and diamond ring, Cartier

Lot 335. Superb  8.37 carats Burmese cushion-shaped ruby and diamond ring, Cartier. Estimate 1,960,000 — 2,940,000 CHF. Lot sold 4,287,500 CHF  ($4,277,896). Photo Sotheby's. Set with a cushion-shaped ruby weighing 8.37 carats, within a mount of scroll design set with pear-shaped, step- and brilliant-cut diamonds, size 51, signed Cartier, numbered, French assay and maker's marks. Accompanied by SSEF report no. 62508 and Gübelin report no. 16100092, each... [Lire la suite]
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07 novembre 2016

A rare cloisonné enamel bronze mirror, Ming Dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 119. A rare cloisonné enamel bronze mirror, Ming Dynasty, 16th-17th century. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000 (USD 37,380 - USD 62,300). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The mirror is decorated with archaistic dragon roundels set within geometric patterns and encircled by a floral border at the rim. 13 ½ in. (34.5 cm.) diam. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 8 November 2016, London, King Street
07 novembre 2016

A rare turquoise-inlaid square bronze mirror, Western Han dynasty (206 BC - AD 25)

Lot 193. A rare turquoise-inlaid square bronze mirror, Western Han dynasty (206 BC - AD 25). Estimate GBP 50,000 - GBP 80,000 (USD 62,300 - USD 99,680). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The mirror is intricately cast with a band of stylised dragons surrounding the central knop, set within a square border with stylised scrolls. The turquoise is inlaid in a 'cracked-ice' pattern. 4 7/8 in. (12.5 cm.) wide. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 8 November 2016, London, King Street
07 novembre 2016

3.40 carat, D Colour, VVS1 Clarity oval diamond ring, Bulgari

Lot 54. 3.40 carat, D Colour, VVS1 Clarity oval diamond ring, Bulgari. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 CHF. Photo Sotheby's; Set with an oval diamond weighing 3.40 carats, between half-moon diamond shoulders, size 47, signed Bulgari, box stamped Bulgari. Accompanied by GIA report no. 10879675, dated 15 November 1999, stating that the diamond is D Colour, VVS1 Clarity. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Genève, 16 nov. 2016, 10:30 AM
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