22 mai 2017

An important 8.10 carats Type IIa diamond ring, by Cartier

Lot 2046. An important 8.10 carats Type IIa diamond ring, by Cartier. Estimate HKD 4,800,000 - HKD 6,500,000 (US$600,000-800,000) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The rectangular-cut diamond, weighing approximately 8.10 carats, to the circular-cut diamond gallery, extending to the baguette-cut diamond half-hoop, mounted in gold, ring size 7 ¼, with French assay mark for gold, in red leather Cartier case. Signed Cartier, no. H4S00342 Accompanied by report no. 11740615 dated 31 March 2017 from the GIA... [Lire la suite]
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22 mai 2017

A magnificent set of diamond ‘Lover’s Knot’ jewellery

Lot 2047. A magnificent set of diamond ‘Lover’s Knot’ jewellery. Estimate HKD 5,000,000 - HKD 8,000,000 (US$650,000-1,000,000). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Comprising a tiara, designed as a graduated series of circular and pear-shaped diamond heart and floral motifs, each section suspending a pear-shaped diamond, the largest five, weighing approximately 7.78, 5.14, 4.73, 3.71 and 3.60 carats, and a pair of ear pendants en suite, mounted in platinum and gold, tiara 43.0 cm, ear pendants 3.6... [Lire la suite]
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22 mai 2017

An important diamond necklace-brooch, by Boucheron

Lot 2045. An important diamond necklace-brooch, by Boucheron. Estimate HKD 5,100,000 - HKD 8,000,000 (US$650,000-1,000,000) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The detachable pendant designed as a hexagonal-shaped plaque with three central circular-cut diamond lines, flanked by rectangular and whistle-cut diamonds, extending to the surmount and tapered neckchain terminating in baguette-cut diamonds, further embellished by similarly-set scrolling swags at the front, pendant may be worn as brooch with additional... [Lire la suite]
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22 mai 2017

An important 10.01 carats Type IIa diamond ring

Lot 2071. An important 10.01 carats Type IIa diamond ring. Estimate HKD 9,800,000 - HKD 13,800,000 (US$1,300,000-1,750,000) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Set with a circular-cut diamond, weighing approximately 10.01 carats, to the similarly-cut diamond three quarter-hoop, mounted in gold, ring size 6  Accompanied by report no. 5141169460 dated 28 February 2017from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is D colour, flawless clarity, with excellent cut, polish and... [Lire la suite]
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22 mai 2017

A diamond necklace

Lot 1975. A diamond necklace. Estimate HKD 12,000,000 - HKD 18,000,000 (US$1,500,000-2,300,000) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The front designed as five swags of graduated vari-cut diamonds, extending to the two row backchain, mounted in platinum, 42.5 cm  Accompanied by thirty-six reports dated from 28 June 1995 to 7 November 2012 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamonds range from H to L colour, internally flawless to SI1 clarity Please note that thirty-five... [Lire la suite]
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22 mai 2017

A rare 13.77 carats Type IIa diamond ring, by Cartier

Lot 2048. A rare 13.77 carats Type IIa diamond ring, by Cartier. Estimate HKD 12,000,000 - HKD 18,000,000 (US$1,500,000-2,300,000) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The pear-shaped diamond, weighing approximately 13.77 carats, flanked by tapered baguette-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum, ring size 4. Signed Cartier, no. 61-71576 Accompanied by report no. 14139041 dated 26 October 2015 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is D colour, internally flawless clarity Report... [Lire la suite]
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22 mai 2017

Million euro castle-find Mercedes leads the pack at Bonhams Spa Classic Sale

Lot 62. 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster. Chassis no. 198.042.8500327. Sold for €1,127,000. Photo: Bonhams STAVELOT.- Today, 21 May, saw Bonhams triumph once again at its fourth Spa Classic Sale, held at the legendary Circuit de Spa Francorchamps, Belgium. The deafening roar of 250 GTOs, McLaren F1s and 300SLs at full throttle around the track provided the perfect background for the sale, which saw an impressive 80% of lots sold. German motor cars proved particularly popular today, with half of... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2017

'Adorning the Inner Court: Jun Ware for the Chinese Palace' at Harvard Art Museums

Flower Vase in the Form of an Archaic Bronze 'Zun' Wine Beaker with Dragon-and-Wave Decor, perhaps Chenghua period (1465-1487), Ming dynasty, 1368-1644. Blue-and-white ware: porcelain with decoration painted in underglaze cobalt blue. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of David Berg, Esq., 1999.230.7 © President and Fellows of Harvard College The Harvard Art Museums hold the largest and finest collection in the West of a rare and strikingly beautiful type of ceramic ware used in the... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2017

Paintings of Flowers by Yun Shouping in Qing Dynasty (1636-1912)

Painting on Tricolour Amaranth with an Inscription Paintings of Flowers, Depicted on the Paintings of Flowers are twelve kinds of flowers, namely, water lily, pear blossom, narcissus, peach blossom, alumroot, poppy, camellia, guava, morning glory, double phoenix, cinnamomum ramulus and tricolour amaranth. The painter adopted a new painting skill, that is, stippling directly without sketching the outline in depicting these flowers, giving rise to a novel and unique style of each one. Through such free and elegant painting... [Lire la suite]
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