21 avril 2017

A Kütahya double-sided polychrome pottery tile, Turkey, 17th-18th century

Lot 232. A Kütahya double-sided polychrome pottery tile, Turkey, 17th-18th century, 15.8 by 12.7 by 1cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. of rectangular form, decorated in underglaze green, dark blue, yellow, mauve and relief red with black outlines, one side featuring two snakes between four fish within a rock and foliate border, the other side with vase from which emanates a floral bouquet between two large snakes. Note: It is extremely unusual to find double-sided Kütahya pottery tile such... [Lire la suite]

21 avril 2017

An Iznik blue and white pottery tile, Turkey, 17th century

Lot 230. An Iznik blue and white pottery tile, Turkey, 17th century, 39.7 by 40cm. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. of square form, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue and turquoise with a design consisting of a central saz leaf encircled by tendrils and composite lotus palmettes, framed. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 26 Apr 2017, 10:30 AM   
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21 avril 2017

An Ottoman tile with cintamani design, Turkey, 17th century

Lot 231. An Ottoman tile with cintamani design, Turkey, 17th century, 24 by 24cm. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. of square form, decorated with cintamani motifs in underglaze cobalt blue with black outlines. Provenance: Ex-private collection, France, mid-20th century. Note: This tile presents a powerfully graphic example of the use of the cintamani design on an Ottoman ceramic. The cintamani motif, comprising three dots, has been associated to a tale in which... [Lire la suite]
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21 avril 2017

A monumental lustre pottery tile fragment, Persia, 13th-14th century

Lot 169. A monumental lustre pottery tile fragment, Persia, 13th-14th century, 57.5 by 44 by 4.5cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. moulded in relief with large thuluth inscription in cobalt blue between scrolling turquoise foliage under an opacified tin glaze and over-decorated in lustre, the ground with dense floral motifs. Provenance: Ex-collection Erik Reiff (1923-2006). Erik Reiff was a notable Danish potter, known for his sleek designs influenced by Oriental... [Lire la suite]
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21 avril 2017

An impressive 30.01 carats diamond ring

Lot 286. An impressive 30.01 carats diamond ring. Estimate USD 700,000 - USD 1,000,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. Set with an oval brilliant-cut diamond, weighing approximately 30.01 carats, to the circular-cut diamond gallery and half hoop, ring size 7, mounted in platinum. Accompanied by report no. 6173711620 dated 7 February 2017 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is I color, VS1 clarity, with excellent polish and symmetry   ... [Lire la suite]
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21 avril 2017

A magnificent 22.03 carats Type IIa diamond ring, by Van Cleef & Arpels

Lot 151. A magnificent 22.03 carats Type IIa diamond ring, by Van Cleef & Arpels. Estimate USD 2,200,000 - USD 2,700,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. Set with a rectangular-cut diamond, weighing approximately 22.03 carats, flanked on either side by a triangle-shaped diamond, ring size 6 1/4, mounted in platinum, in a Van Cleef & Arpels green suede box and white outer box. Signed Van Cleef & Arpels, no. SL953. Accompanied by report no. 11466586 dated 19 January 2017 from the GIA... [Lire la suite]
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21 avril 2017

A celadon-glazed 'gourd and butterfly' wall vase, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 145. A celadon-glazed 'gourd and butterfly' wall vase, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795), 5.3cm (6in) high (2). Estimate £8,000 - 12,000 (€9,600 - 14,000). Photo: Bonhams. Delicately potted in the form of a gourd moulded with vertical ribs, borne on applied branches issuing curling vines and a smaller gourd above a wasp, all reserved under a translucent glaze of sea-green tone, box. Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 11 May 2017, 11:00 BST, LONDON, NEW BOND STREET
21 avril 2017

A green-glazed bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 143. A green-glazed bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735), 10cm (4in) diam. Estimate £8,000 - 10,000 (€9,600 - 12,000). Photo: Bonhams. The bowl finely potted with deep rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, the exterior covered in an apple-green glaze. Note: Compare with a similar green-glazed bowl, Yongzheng mark and of the period, which was sold at Christie's London, 3 November 2009, lot 219. Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 11 May 2017, 11:00... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2017

A pair of carved celadon-glazed 'chilong' vases, zun, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 142. A pair of carved celadon-glazed 'chilong' vases, zun, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate £10,000 - 15,000 (€12,000 - 18,000). Photo: Bonhams. Each with the globular body supported on a spreading foot, deftly carved around the exterior with dynamic chilong with bifurcated tails striding on a dense ground of scrolling foliage issuing lingzhi fungi, all below upright plantain leaves on the waisted neck, flanked by a pair of simulated-bronze lion-mask handles. The tallest... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2017

An exceptional 3.02 carats fancy intense pink diamond and diamond ring

Lot 331. An exceptional 3.02 carats fancy intense pink diamond and diamond ring. Estimate USD 1,500,000 - USD 2,000,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. Horizontally-set with a cut-cornered rectangular modified brilliant-cut fancy intense pink diamond, weighing approximately 3.02 carats, flanked on either side by a tapered baguette-cut diamond, ring size 6, mounted in platinum and 18k rose gold. Accompanied by report no. 2175700871 dated 9 January 2017 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America... [Lire la suite]
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