21 mai 2017

A very rare guan-type Longquan celadon foliate vase, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 3138. A very rare guan-type Longquan celadon foliate vase, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279),  9 ½ in. (24 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 5,000,000 - HKD 8,000,000 (USD 645,628 - USD 1,033,004) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017   The vase is pear-shaped with a flaring mouth and a splayed foot, and moulded with eight lobes along the length of its body. It is covered overall with a greyish celadon glaze and suffused with crackles, especially along the moulded ridges. The unglazed foot rim... [Lire la suite]

21 mai 2017

A fine small Longquan celadon fish-handled censer, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368)

Lot 3137. A fine small Longquan celadon fish-handled censer, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368), 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm.) wide, box. Estimate HKD 180,000 - HKD 260,000 (USD 23,243 - USD 33,573). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The censer is flanked on either side with a stylised fish-form handle, covered overall with a thick, satiny glaze of sea-green tone, leaving the foot ring unglazed revealing the fine brown body.  Provenance: Sold at Christie’s London, 10 December 1990, lot... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2017

A fine Longquan celadon ‘lotus’ bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 3136. A fine Longquan celadon ‘lotus’ bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279), 5 1/4 in . (13.1 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 400,000 (USD 25,825 - USD 51,650) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The bowl is moulded to the exterior with a band of slender lotus petals, emanating from the foot. It is covered in a glaze of soft bluish sea-green tone, pooling in the crevices of the decoration and stopping neatly at the foot, inscribed Japanese double wood boxes Provenance: Collection... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2017

A fine and rare Longquan celadon ‘kinuta’ vase, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 3126. A fine and rare Longquan celadon ‘kinuta’ vase, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279), 6 3/4 in. (17 cm.) high, box. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,000,000 (USD 103,300 - USD 129,126) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The mallet-shaped body rising to a wide everted rim, set to the neck with a pair of stylised phoenix handles with detailed crown and wings, covered overall with a glaze of pea-green tone stopping at the foot rim. Provenance: Sold at Christie’s Hong Kong, 31 October 1994, lot... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2017

An important pair of Type IIa diamond ear studs

Lot 2070. An important pair of 7.88 and 7.04 carats Type IIa diamond ear studs. Estimate HKD 12,000,000 - HKD 15,000,000 (US$1,500,000-1,900,000) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each set with a circular-cut diamond, weighing approximately 7.88 and 7.04 carats, mounted in platinum Accompanied by report no. 5101674964 dated 1 March 2017 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the 7.88 carat diamond is D colour, VVS1 clarity, with excellent cut, polish and... [Lire la suite]
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21 mai 2017

A Qingbai ‘chilong’ cup, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 3125. A Qingbai ‘chilong’ cup, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279), 5 3/ 4 in. (14.5 cm.), diam., box. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 260,000 (USD 19,369 - USD 33,573). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The cup is potted with a deep rounded sides, flanked on the sides with a pair of modelled clambering chilong with long bifurcated tails curling around the vessel forming the handles. It is covered overall with a glaze of pale sky-blue tone with the exception of the unglazed mouth rim revealing... [Lire la suite]

21 mai 2017

A unique pair of natural pearl and diamond ear pendants, by Etcetera for Paspaley

Lot 2078. A unique pair of natural pearl and diamond ear pendants, by Etcetera for Paspaley. Estimate HKD 4,000,000 - HKD 6,400,000 (US$500,000-800,000) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each of chandelier design, the undrilled button-shaped natural pearl surmount, measuring approximately 10.71 x 9.32 and 10.86 x 10.66 x 8.94 mm, suspending two reverse-set triangular-cut diamonds and a undrilled button-shaped natural pearl, measuring approximately 11.57 - 11.67 x 10.15 and 11.86 x 9.12 mm, terminating in two... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2017

An exceptional natural pearl and diamond necklace, by Paspaley

Lot 2079. An exceptional natural pearl and diamond necklace, by Paspaley. Estimate HKD 9,500,000 - HKD 14,000,000 (USD 1,200,000-1,800,000). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The three-strand necklace composed of two hundred thirty-seven natural pearls, measuring approximately 6.05 to 12.55 mm, gathered by a button-shaped natural pearl, measuring approximately 13.10 - 13.35 x 8.90 mm, within a circular-cut diamond surround, extending to the similarly-cut diamond links, terminating in two natural pearl... [Lire la suite]
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21 mai 2017

A Ding carved ‘lotus’ dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 3124. A Ding carved ‘lotus’ dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127), 6 3/4 in. (16.2 cm.), diam., box. Estimate HKD 1,300,000 - HKD 2,600,000 (USD 167,863 - USD 335,726) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The shallow dish is delicately potted with angled flaring sides rising from the foot ring to the circular rim, and fluidly carved on the interior with a lotus flowerhead on a stem of scrolling leaves at the centre. All is covered in a translucent ivory-tinted glaze. The rim bound in copper.  ... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2017

Canaletto exhibition reunites two of the Venetian master's greatest series of paintings

Canaletto (Venice 1697-Venice 1768), The Bacino di San Marco on Ascension Day, c.1733–4. Oil on canvas, 76.8 x 125.4 cm, RCIN 404417, Royal Collection Trust/ © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2016 LONDON - A new exhibition at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace reunites two of Canaletto's finest sets of paintings, displayed side by side for the first time in almost 40 years.  Canaletto & the Art of Venice, opening tomorrow (19 May),  shows six views of Venice produced early in the artist's career in... [Lire la suite]
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