18 novembre 2017

A Fine Sapphire and Diamond Ring, Mounted by Bulgari

Lot 620. A Fine 17.33 carats Burmese Sapphire and Diamond Ring, Mounted by Bulgari. Estimate HK$ 2,900,000 - 3,900,000 (€310,000 - 420,000). Unsold. Photo: Bonhams. The oval-cut sapphire, weighing 17.33 carats, between crescent-shaped diamond shoulders, diamonds approximately 1.20 carats total, signed 'mounting by Bulgari', numbered, ring size 6½, original case. Accompanied by a SSEF report stating that the natural sapphire has no indications of heat treatment and originates from Burma (Myanmar). Report number... [Lire la suite]
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18 novembre 2017

A Blue and White 'Dragon' Box and Cover, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 316. A Blue and White 'Dragon' Box and Cover, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620). 19.4 cm, 7 5/8  in.. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 200,000 HKD (21,496 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's of rectangular form with indented corners, the top of the cover vividly painted with a lobed panel enclosing a pair of five-clawed dragons ferociously writhing amongst clouds contesting a flaming pearl, above waves crashing against jagged mountains, all reserved against a diaper ground, the sides of... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2017

A Fine Emerald and Diamond Ring

Lot 574. A Fine 10.02 carats Colombian Emerald and Diamond Ring. Estimate HK$ 3,400,000 - 4,000,000 (€370,000 - 430,000). Sold for HK$ 6,100,000 (€657,724). Photo: Bonhams. The cushion-shaped emerald, weighing 10.02 carats, between trillion-cut diamond shoulders, diamonds 1.32 carats total, ring size 6. Accompanied by a SSEF report stating that the natural emerald has no indications of clarity enhancement and originates from Colombia. Report number 95268, dated 20 September 2017. Accompanied by a Gubelin... [Lire la suite]
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18 novembre 2017

A Rare Blue and White Ingot-Shaped ‘Dragon’ Box and Cover, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 315. A Rare Blue and White Ingot-Shaped ‘Dragon’ Box and Cover, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620). 21.6 cm, 8 1/2  in. Estimate: HK$400,000 - 600,000/US$51,000 - 77,000. Lot sold 2,500,000 HKD (268,697 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's powerfully painted in vivid shades of cobalt blue, the domed cover painted with a pair of confronting five-clawed dragons writhing amongst flames and cloud scrolls contesting a flaming pearl, the rounded sides of both the box and cover similarly... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2017

An Exceptional Ruby and Diamond Ring, by Harry Winston

Lot 619. An Exceptional 5.08 carats Burmese Mogok 'Pigeon's Blood' Ruby and Diamond Ring, by Harry Winston. Estimate HK$ 8,000,000 - 10,000,000 (€870,000 - 1,100,000). Unsold. Photo: Bonhams. The oval-cut ruby, weighing 5.08 carats, between crescent-shaped diamond shoulders, diamonds approximately 1.40 carats total, signed HW, ring size 6. Accompanied by a SSEF report stating that the natural ruby is of 'Pigeon's Blood' red colour, of strong saturation, has no indications of heat... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2017

Chinese porcelain famille verte saucer dish, Kangxi mark and period, circa 1670

Chinese porcelain famille verte saucer dish, Kangxi mark and period, circa 1670. 13 ¼ inches, 33.7 cm diameter. © Marchant Chinese porcelain famille verte saucer dish with gently flared rim, painted in the centre with the bearded equestrian warrior Zhang Fei of dark complexion holding a spear while riding a black enamelled horse beside his bannerman, surrounded by four other equestrian warriors including the confronting Zhang He with a standing general behind rockwork and the General Wei Yan in an encampment... [Lire la suite]

18 novembre 2017

A Rare and Impressive Fancy Coloured Diamond and Diamond Dress Ring, by Cindy Chao

Lot 575. A Rare and Impressive 4.23 carats Fancy Coloured Diamond and Diamond Dress Ring, by Cindy Chao. Estimate HK$ 8,000,000 - 10,000,000 (€870,000 - 1,100,000). Sold for HK$ 9,100,000 (€981,195). Photo: Bonhams. The oval-cut fancy pink-purple diamond, weighing 4.23 carats, within a stylised ribbon frame, pavé-set with brilliant-cut diamonds, extending to the hoop, highlighted by a cushion-shaped diamond, diamonds approximately 4.80 carats total, signed Cindy Chao, ring size 4½, with original... [Lire la suite]
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18 novembre 2017

A very rare wucai 'Boys' jar, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566)

 Lot 8005. A very rare wucai 'Boys' jar, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566). 5 1/2 in. (14 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 2,000,000 - HKD 3,000,000 (USD 257,337 - USD 386,006). Price realised HKD 4,420,000. © Christies Images Ltd 2017 The jar is painted with bright enamels with a continuous scene of eight boys at play engaged in various pursuits, including riding a wooden horse, holding a lotus leaf as a canopy, flying a flag, holding a... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2017

Barnes Foundation is sole U.S. venue for major exhibition exploring works of Anselm Kiefer and Auguste Rodin

Anselm Kiefer, The Cathedrals of France (Auguste Rodin les Cathédrales de France), 2016. © Anselm Kiefer. Photo: Georges Poncet PHILADELPHIA, PA.- To mark the centennial of Auguste Rodin’s death on November 17, the Barnes Foundation hosts the only US presentation of Kiefer Rodin, a major exhibition organized in collaboration with the Musée Rodin in Paris. On view in the Roberts Gallery through March 12, 2018, the exhibition features recent works by renowned contemporary artist Anselm Kiefer that offer a new way... [Lire la suite]
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18 novembre 2017

A sancai tripod jar, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 305. A sancai tripod jar, Tang dynasty (618-907). 17.2 cm, 6 3/4  in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot Sold 150,000 HKD (16,12 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. the compressed globular body supported on three animal feet, rising to a short waisted neck, the exterior decorated in ochre, green and blue, depicting pendent lappets alternating with trefoil motifs above a band of dots, falling short of the foot revealing the buff body. Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999),... [Lire la suite]