23 juin 2018

Elegant Platinum and Diamond Ring, David Webb

Lot 213. Elegant Platinum and Diamond Ring, David Webb, 14.26 carats, G color, VVS2 clarity. Estimate 700,000 -- 900,000 USD. Lot sold 815,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Centering an emerald-cut diamond weighing 14.26 carats, flanked by two triangle-shaped diamonds weighing approximately 1.75 carats, size 6, signed Webb Accompanied by GIA report no. 2165004044 stating that the diamond is G color, VVS2 clarity. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels, New York, 29 avr. 2014   
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23 juin 2018

Elegant Platinum, Emerald and Diamond Bracelet, Cartier, France

Lot 457. Elegant Platinum, Emerald and Diamond Bracelet, Cartier, France, circa 1930. Estimate 700,000 — 900,000 USD. Lot sold 845,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. The flexible line bracelet set with seven emerald-cut emeralds weighing 4.37, 3.98, 3.65, 3.39, 2.95, 2.18 and 2.06 carats, alternating with seven cushion-cut diamonds weighing a total of 17.91 carats, further spaced by baguette diamonds weighing approximately 3.90 carats, length 7½ inches, signed Cartier, partially numbered, with French... [Lire la suite]
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23 juin 2018

The El Dorado Emerald, a highly-important emerald-cut Colombian emerald weighing 36.53 carats

Lot 182. The El Dorado Emerald. Highly Important Platinum, 18 Karat Gold, 36.53 carats Colombian Emerald and Diamond Ring. Estimate 1,800,000 — 2,200,000 USD. Lot sold 2,165,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's The emerald-cut emerald weighing 36.53 carats, flanked by two triangle-shaped diamonds weighing approximately 6.00 carats, size 6¼, numbered 30315, with French workshop mark. Accompanied by AGL report no. CS 47386-1 stating that the emerald is of Classic Colombian origin, with no... [Lire la suite]
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23 juin 2018

A blue and white 'Dragon' jar, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619)

Lot 3664. A blue and white 'Dragon' jar, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619); 20.9 cm., 8 1/4  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD( EUR) . Lot sold 325,000 HKD (37,361 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's the ovoid sides rising to broad shoulders below a tapering neck, painted with two fierce five-clawed dragons flying through a dense design of lotus scrolls, all between a band of stylised ruyi below the neck and upright lappets at the foot, the neck encircled with a... [Lire la suite]
23 juin 2018

Christie's announces highlights from its Classic Week sales in July

Spanning 14 auctions in total, remarkable lots with extraordinary provenance will be offered across mediums, periods and price points. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018 LONDON.- Christie’s Classic Week sales in July present a vibrant array works of art dating from antiquity to the 20th century. Spanning 14 auctions in total, remarkable lots with extraordinary provenance will be offered across mediums, periods and price points. Works range from a rich offering of paintings, drawings and watercolours across Old Masters,... [Lire la suite]
23 juin 2018

Exhibition at The Laing Art Gallery explores the garden as a "stage" for the extraordinary

Simeon Solomon (1840-1905), Sappho and Erinna in a Garden at Myteline, 1864. Watercolour on paper, 330 x 381mm © Tate, London 2018. NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE.- The Laing Art Gallery’s new exhibition, The Enchanted Garden, explores the garden as a ‘stage’ for the extraordinary, the magical, the atmospheric and the nostalgic and casts new light on the work of the our best-loved artists. From the Pre-Raphaelites and French Impressionists to the Bloomsbury Group and 20th century abstraction, artists have taken inspiration directly... [Lire la suite]

23 juin 2018

Asian Arts Society in the Netherlands and Rijksmuseum co-acquire Chinese masterpiece

Ye Shuangshi, 'Silver Pheasants under Spring Blossoms', ca. 1500. Gezamenlijke aankoop met de Vereniging van Vrienden der Aziatische Kunst, mede mogelijk gemaakt door een bijdrage uit het legaat B.J. Peiser. AMSTERDAM.- The Rijksmuseum and the Asian Arts Society in the Netherlands (VVAK) have joined forces to acquire a rare 15th-century painting by the Chinese artist Ye Shuangshi. Silver Pheasants under Spring Blossoms represents the very pinnacle of Chinese painting, and its acquisition is the highlight of this year’s... [Lire la suite]
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21 juin 2018

A Gilt-Bronze Figure of a Water Buffalo, Late Ming-Early Qing Dynasty

Lot 90. A Gilt-Bronze Figure of a Water Buffalo, Late Ming-Early Qing Dynasty; 17.2 cm., 7 in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 500,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. naturalistically cast as a muscular buffalo sturdily standing on four cloven feet, the raised head turned to the left, its dignified features depicted with alert round eyes and a ruyi-shape nose, framed by a pair of curved mighty horns, above pointed ears with finely incised lines representing the fur, the hunched shoulder... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2018

A Naturalistically Cast Gilt-Bronze ‘Duck’ Incense Burner and Cover, Mark and Period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 85. A Naturalistically Cast Gilt-Bronze ‘Duck’ Incense Burner and Cover, Mark and Period of Xuande (1426-1435); overall height 28.5 cm., 11 1/4  in. Estimate 20,000,000 — 25,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 29,240,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the incense burner and cover extremely well cast in the round in the form of a standing duck, its head slightly raised, with an open beak as if calling out and small beady eyes framed by long sinuous feathers trailing down its gracefully curved... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2018

A fine doucai 'floral' bowl, Daoguang six-character seal mark and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 4005. A fine doucai 'floral' bowl, Daoguang six-character seal mark and of the period (1821-1850); 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000. Price Realized HKD 400,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011  Enamelled on the exterior of the deep rounded sides with six different floral heads surrounded by scrolling leafy tendrils, all between double-lines encircling the rim and overlapping ruyi lappets at the base, the interior glazed white.  ... [Lire la suite]