01 décembre 2016

An extremely rare and superbly painted anhua-decorated blue and white ‘dragon’ stem bowl, Xuande mark and of the period

Lot 3310. An extremely rare and superbly painted anhua-decorated blue and white ‘dragon’ stem bowl, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1426-1435). Estimate HKD 60,000,000 - HKD 80,000,000 (USD 7,770,462 - USD 10,360,616). Price Realised HKD 68,860,000 (USD 8,919,284). © Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The exterior of the bowl is superbly painted in brilliant tones of cobalt blue depicting two ferocious five-clawed dragons, one charging... [Lire la suite]

01 décembre 2016

A 27.49 carats Ceylon sapphire and diamond ring

Lot 167. A 27.49 carats Ceylon sapphire and diamond ring. Estimate US$ 100,000 - 150,000 (€94,000 - 140,000). Photo: Bonhams. centering a cushion modified mixed-cut sapphire, weighing 27.49 carats, flanked either side by triangular-shaped diamonds; estimated total diamond weight: 4.95 carats; mounted in platinum; size 6.  Accompanied by AGL report # CS 50349, dated July 11, 2012, stating the sapphire as: Ceylon (Sri Lanka) origin, no indications of heat or clarity enhancement.. Bonhams. FINE... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2016

An extremely rare and important blue and white ‘magpie and prunus’ moon flask, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period

Lot 3309. An extremely rare and important blue and white ‘magpie and prunus’ moon flask, Yongzheng six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate HKD 40,000,000 - HKD 60,000,000 (USD 5,180,308 - USD 7,770,462). Price Realised HKD 45,900,000 (USD 5,945,326). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The moon flask is exquisitely painted in delicate tones of cobalt blue on one side depicting two Oriental magpie-robins facing each other on a flowering prunus tree, one perched on a... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2016

A very rare blue and white ‘peony’ jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 3307. A very rare blue and white ‘peony’ jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Estimate HKD 5,000,000 - HKD 8,000,000 (USD 647,538 - USD 1,036,062). Price Realised HKD 8,100,000 (USD 1,049,175). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The heavily potted jar is boldly painted in underglaze blue accentuated by ‘heaping and piling’ with a broad band of peony scroll bearing six large blooms, between a band of classic scroll and upright petal lappets below, and a band of lotus meander on the shoulder above, with the short... [Lire la suite]
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01 décembre 2016

A 25.26 carats Ceylon sapphire and diamond pendant necklace

Lot 136. A 25.26 carats Ceylon sapphire and diamond pendant necklace. Estimate US$ 80,000 - 120,000 (€75,000 - 110,000). Photo: Bonhams. of graduated line design, set with round brilliant-cut diamonds, adorned with a detachable pendant centering an oval mixed-cut sapphire, weighing 25.26 carats, within a round brilliant-cut diamond surround;estimated total diamond weight: 27.80 carats; mounted in platinum; necklace length: 15 3/4in.  Accompanied by AGL report # CS 1078738, dated October 12, 2016, stating... [Lire la suite]
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01 décembre 2016

A rare sancai and blue-glazed phoenix-head ewer, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 3306. A rare sancai and blue-glazed phoenix-head ewer, Tang dynasty (618-907); 13 in. (33 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 2,000,000 - HKD 3,000,000 (USD 259,015 - USD 388,523). Price Realised HKD 2,460,000 (USD 318,638). © Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The pear-shaped body is moulded on one side with an equestrian archer turned backwards on his galloping horse as he takes aim with his bow, and on the reverse with a triumphant phoenix, both surrounded by ornate flowers issuing from the oval surround, the neck... [Lire la suite]

01 décembre 2016

A magnificent sancai-glazed camel and a foreign attendant, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 3305. A magnificent sancai-glazed camel and a foreign attendant, Tang dynasty (618-907). Estimate HKD 3,800,000 - HKD 5,000,000 (USD 492,129 - USD 647,538). Price Realised HKD 4,620,000 (USD 598,418). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The amber-glazed camel is naturalistically shown striding, with the mane, tail, and two humps highlighted in cream glaze. The head arches strongly upwards with the mouth agape revealing long pointed teeth and tongue. The camel’s back is laden with a bulging sack moulded on... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2016

A very rare white-glazed bottle vase and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 3303. A very rare white-glazed bottle vase and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907). Estimate HKD 350,000 - HKD 450,000 (USD 45,328 - USD 58,278). Price Realised HKD 2,700,000 (USD 349,725). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The vase is potted of ovoid form with a tall, slender neck and trumpet mouth, fitted with a slightly domed cover. 10 3/8 in. (26.4 cm.) high, box Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong on 20 December 2000 Property from the Dexinshuwu Collection. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2016

Plate with parrot and lotus, Vietnam, Annam, Late 15th century

Lot 2048. Plate with parrot and lotus, Vietnam, Annam, Late 15th century. Estimate: 1,200 - 1,400 EUR (1,276 - 1,489 USD). Photo Van Ham Auction. Stoneware with underglaze blue and painted green. The base iron red and black. Inside a parrot on a tree, on the rim six lotus flowers and on the outside lotus leaves. The edge petal-shaped. Ø 34cm. Condition B. Salvaged from a shipwreck. Surface matte. Supplement: With fitting box. Provenance: -Private collection Belgium, since 1980s. Van Ham. Asian... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2016

Plate with birds, North Vietnam, Annam, Late 15th century

Lot 2047. Plate with birds, North Vietnam, Annam, Late 15th century. Estimate: 1,700 - 1,900 EUR (1,808 - 2,021 USD). Photo Van Ham Auction. Cream-colored stoneware, painted under the glaze with blue-grey, back iron brown. In the mirror a pair of birds, probably magpies on bamboo over a rock. Ø 24.5cm. Condition B. Salvaged from a shipwreck. Surface matte. Supplement: With box.Provenance: -Private collection Germany since the 1980s to 1997.-Private collection Belgium since 1997.Published: -John... [Lire la suite]