28 octobre 2017

The largest D flawless diamond ever offered at auction. A sensational diamond and emerald necklace, by DE GRISOGONO

  The Art of de GRISOGONO, Creation I, is revealed, a journey from mine to masterpiece of a one-of-a-kind High Jewellery necklace featuring the largest 163.41 carat D-Colour Flawless diamond ever to come to auction. Peerless diamonds, unparalleled craftsmanship, superlative jewels and a unique partnership for historical gems, as Christie’s and de GRISOGONO set a new standard for sublime luxury. A dazzling new chapter in which historically signifcant diamonds in the most spectacular settings take centre stage. de GRISOGONO... [Lire la suite]
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28 octobre 2017

An Archaic bronze food vessel, li ding, Late Shang Dynasty (1600-1100 BC)

Lot 151. An Archaic bronze food vessel, li ding, Late Shang Dynasty (1600-1100 BC). 8 in., 20.3 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 USD. Lot sold 30,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the wide trumpet mouth tapering to a waisted cylinder resting on a small flared foot, the middle section cast in relief with a pair of taotie masks divided down the center with raised flanges, all between upright plantain leaves and snakes around the neck and a further pair of masks around the foot, the dry surface with... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2017

An Archaic bronze drinking vessel, Gu, Late Shang Dynasty (1600-1100 BC)

Lot 150 An Archaic bronze drinking vessel, Gu, Late Shang Dynasty (1600-1100 BC). 8 1/2 in., 21.6 cm. Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 USD. Lot sold 8,400 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the wide trumpet mouth tapering to a waisted cylinder resting on a small flared foot, the middle section cast in relief with a pair of taotie masks divided down the center with raised flanges, all between upright plantain leaves and snakes around the neck and a further pair of masks around the foot, the dry surface... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2017

An Archaic bronze drinking vessel, jue, Shang Dynasty (c.1600-1046 BCE)

Lot 149. An Archaic bronze drinking vessel, jue, Shang Dynasty (c.1600-1046 BCE). 8 1/4 in., 21 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 19,200 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep U-shaped body raised on three slender blade legs, crisply cast in low relief with a pair of taotieanimal masks reserved on a leiwen ground and centered by a raised flange on one side and a loop handle on the other side, all set below a band of upright plantain leaves around the flaring rim... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2017

An archaic bronze drinking vessel, gu, Shang Dynasty (c.1600-1046 BCE)

Lot 148. An archaic bronze drinking vessel, gu, Shang Dynasty  (c.1600-1046 BCE). 9 3/4 in., 24.7 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 9,600 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of classic gu form with a wide trumpet mouth tapering to a waisted cylinder with a slightly bulging belly and a flared foot, the belly cast in low relief with two pairs of bosses and a flange forming a taotie mask reserved on a leiwen ground, the foot similarly cast but with a... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2017

An Archaic bronze drinking vessel, gu, Shang Dynasty (c.1600-1046 BCE)

Lot 147. An Archaic bronze drinking vessel, gu, Shang Dynasty  (c.1600-1046 BCE). 9 in., 22.9 cm. Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 USD. Lot sold 7,800 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the waisted cylindrical vessel with a wide trumpet mouth, crisply cast around the middle with a pair of taotiemasks consisting of raised bosses for eyes and centered with a low flange on a leiwen ground, the middle section set off by raised filets and four cruciform holes, all above... [Lire la suite]

28 octobre 2017

A rare early archaic bronze wine vessel, (jue), Erlitou Period (c. 1900 – c. 1500 BC), Shang Dynasty

Lot 146. A rare early archaic bronze wine vessel, (jue), Erlitou Period (c. 1900 – c. 1500 BC), Shang Dynasty. length 11 in., 28 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 120,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the thinly cast vessel, elegantly balanced on three thin tapered legs, rising to a flat-bottom hourglass body flaring at the rim to a sharp elliptical point opposite a long channeled spout flanked by two small nail-head posts on the rim, one side cast with a curved... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2017

A rare sancai-glazed pottery figure of a court lady, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 108. A rare sancai-glazed pottery figure of a court lady, Tang dynasty (618-907). 13 1/4in (33.7cm) high. Estimate US$ 12,000 - 18,000 (€10,000 - 16,000). Sold for US$ 81,250 (€69,814). Photo: Bonhams. Modeled with an oval face with delicately painted features, a floral huadian centering the forehead, beneath a 'double-conch' coiffure, wearing a long skirt, tied above the waist, the left hand resting on one knee and holding the end of a long scarf, the right hand holding a long stemmed... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2017

A small sancai-glazed waterpot, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 107. A small sancai-glazed waterpot, Tang dynasty (618-907). 3 3/4in (9.5cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 1,500 - 2,500 (€1,300 - 2,200). Sold for US$ 3,750 (€3,222). Photo: Bonhams. Of compressed globular form, the mouth encircled by a neatly incised ring, decorated with streaks of intermingling amber and green glaze, stopping short of the buff foot. Provenance: Uragami Sokyu-do Ltd., Tokyo, 31 March 2006 Bonhams. ASIAN WORKS OF ART. 30 Oct 2017, 10:00 EDT, NEW YORK
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28 octobre 2017

A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a lady, Tang dynasty, 8th century

Lot 106. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a lady, Tang dynasty, 8th century. 8 3/4in (22.2cm) high. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€4,300 - 6,000). Sold for US$ 9,375 (€8,055). Photo: Bonhams. Modeled in a dance pose, grasping her long skirt in her right hand, her long-sleeved left arm raised over her head, the hair in an elaborate coiffure above the full, round face, wood stand. Provenance: Priestley and Ferraro, London, 28 March 2003. Bonhams. ASIAN WORKS OF ART. 30 Oct 2017,... [Lire la suite]