03 mai 2017

A green jade openwork dragon-form pendant (huang), Late Warring States Period-Western Han Dynasty, 3rd Century B.C.

A green jade openwork dragon-form pendant (huang), Late Warring States Period-Western Han Dynasty, 3rd Century B.C. © 2017 J.J. Lally & Co., New York the thin flat plaque carved as the silhouette of a horned dragon with blunt snout turned back and joined to the sinuous body, a scrolled wing at the center, and a bifurcated tail with hooked terminals, the plain sides polished to a silky gloss, the stone of translucent spinach-green tone. Length 4 5⁄8 inches (11.8 cm) Compare the similar jade dragon-form... [Lire la suite]

03 mai 2017

An ancient painted lacquer wine cup (er bei), Eastern Zhou Dynasty, circa 4th – 3rd Century B.C.

An ancient painted lacquer wine cup (er bei), Eastern Zhou Dynasty, circa 4th – 3rd Century B.C. © 2017 J.J. Lally & Co., New York of elongated oval form with rounded interior and flat base, the sides rising to a straight rim with narrow lip, the wide mouth framed by a pair of half-round ‘ear’ handles flaring out and rising up on opposite sides of the wide mouth, decorated on the interior and exterior of the rim and handles with a complex border of angular and hooked scrolls interspersed with and connected by... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2017

Modern China

Xu and Gook photographed by Termsit Siriphanich. Makeup by Kanphuchit Praditthaen. Hair by Nantasinee Noipla. Clothes and accessories by Tipayaphong.
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03 mai 2017

An emerald and diamond tiara, first half of 20th century

Lot 29. An emerald and diamond tiara, first half of 20th century. Estimate £12,000 - 15,000 (US$15,000 - 19,000). Sold for £16,250 (€19,244). Photo Bonhams. Composed of three flowerhead motifs, mounted en tremblant, the largest to the centre, set throughout with old brilliant-cut diamonds and pear-shaped emerald stamens, the three flowerhead motifs detach to form seperate brooches, diamonds approximately 30.50 carats total, cased   Bonhams. FINE JEWELLERY, 27 Apr 2017, 14:00... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2017

A sapphire, diamond and pearl pendant-brooch, circa 1880

Lot 25. A sapphire, diamond and pearl pendant-brooch, circa 1880. Estimate £5,000 - 7,000 (US$6,200 - 8,700). Sold for £7,500 (€8,882). Photo Bonhams. Of foliate design, the central cushion-shaped sapphire within a similarly-cut sapphire and diamond surround, suspending a detachable pearl drop, the fleur-de-lys suspensory loop also detachable, mounted in silver and gold, diamonds approximately 6.65 carats total, length 7.5cm, fitted case by Carrington & Co, 139 Regent Street, London Accompanied by a report... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2017

A two-row natural pearl necklace

Lot 20. A two-row natural pearl necklace. Estimate £15,000 - 20,000 (US$19,000 - 25,000). Sold for £40,000 (€47,370). Photo Bonhams. Composed of 162 natural pearls, measuring from 4.2mm x 4.4mm to 8.6mm x 9.0mm, with a cultured pearl, circular-cut emerald and single-cut diamond foliate clasp, circa 1960, maker's marks, French assay marks, length 52.3cm Accompanied by a report from The Gem and Pearl Laboratory stating that the pearls are natural, saltwater origin. Report number 13828, dated 17th February... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2017

An emerald and diamond girandole brooch, circa 1830 and later

Lot 9. An emerald and diamond girandole brooch, circa 1830 and later. Estimate £8,000 - 12,000 (US$9,900 - 15,000). Sold for £20,000 (€23,685). Photo Bonhams. The central openwork scrolling volutes set with pear and cushion-shaped diamonds, surmounted by a circular cabochon carved emerald, suspending three carved emerald pendants, the central drop of foliate design, mounted in silver and gold, diamonds approximately 13.65 carats total, composite, length 7.8cm, width 6.4cm, fitted case   ... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2017

A diamond girandole brooch, Circa 1830

Lot 2. A diamond girandole brooch, Circa 1830.Estimate £6,000 - 8,000 (US$7,400 - 9,900). Sold for £15,000 (€17,764). Photo Bonhams. Set to the centre with a cushion-shaped diamond cluster within an openwork scrolling foliate surround decorated throughout with similarly-cut diamonds, suspending three similarly-set pendants, diamonds approximately 10.50 carats total, length 7.3cm, width 5.2cm, fitted case by SJ Phillips Ltd, 139 New Bond Street, London   Bonhams. FINE JEWELLERY, 27 Apr 2017, 14:00... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2017

A gold and gem-set fringe necklace and earring suite, circa 1825

Lot 1. A gold and gem-set fringe necklace and earring suite, circa 1825.  Estimate £4,000 - 6,000 (US$4,900 - 7,400). Sold for £6,250 (€7,401). Photo Bonhams. The necklace designed as a series of delicate yet elaborate floral and foliate plaques in engraved three-colour gold with minute gold bead decoration, set throughout with vari-cut foil-backed gems including garnet and chrysoberyl, connected by half pearl and gem-set floral connecting links, the converted earrings of similar design, necklace... [Lire la suite]