04 octobre 2018

A rare gilt-bronze 'mythical beast' waterdropper, mark and period of Xuande(1426-1435)

Lot 3439. A rare gilt-bronze 'mythical beast' waterdropper, mark and period of Xuande(1426-1435);11.6 cm, 4 1/2  in. Estimate 700,000 — 900,000 HKD. Lot sold 875,000 HKD (111,615 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. skilfully cast in the form of a recumbent mythical beast with a gently upturned head, portrayed ferocious with piercing eyes set with glass paste above a prominent snout, the body masterfully rendered with powerful claws and muscular limbs, the sides emblazoned with flame-like hair, the hollow body... [Lire la suite]

04 octobre 2018

A finely reticulated and carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 3447. A finely reticulated and carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 15.7 cm, 6 1/8  in. Estimate: 800,000-1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,000,000 HKD (127,560 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the lustrously patinated variegated brown conically shaped horn carved with a deep U-shaped vessel modelled in the form of a large furled lotus leaf with an undulating rim, depicted borne on a stem surrounded by gnarled leafy stalks issuing budding magnolia blooms, lychees and a... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2018

A rare embellished gold 'peach' box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3430. A rare embellished gold 'peach' box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 11.7 cm, 4 5/8  in. Estimate: 1,000,000-1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,500,000 HKD (191,340 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. superbly modelled with each half of the box and cover forming a hollow peach meticulously joint together through an interlocking mechanism between the gnarled branches, each side of the exterior decorated with curling leafy stems extending across the rounded body, centred in... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2018

A rare inscribed black lacquered ivory brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3424. A rare inscribed black lacquered ivory brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 13.2 cm, 5 1/4  in. Estimate: 1,200,000-1,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,500,000 HKD (191,340 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. of cylindrical form resting on a countersunk base, the exterior lacquered black and reverse-decorated with a continuous scene depicting an idyllic landscape situated amongst towering mountains and villagers engaging in various activities, including one riding a donkey, one looking up at the... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2018

An outstanding and extremely rare large carved cinnabar lacquer ‘Phoenix’ square tray, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 3403. An outstanding and extremely rare large carved cinnabar lacquer ‘Phoenix’ square tray, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); 39 cm, 15 3/8  in. Estimate: 12,000,000-15,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 16,920,000 HKD (2,158,315 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded sides with indented corners, decorated to the interior with a pair of opposing phoenix in flight, both depicted with outstretched wings and finely incised plumage, hovering in front of large stems of lotus issuing... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2018

Fancy Vivid Bluish Green Diamond and Diamond Ring

Lot 1748. Fancy Vivid Bluish Green Diamond weighing 1.38 carats and Diamond Ring. Estimate: 5,600,000-7,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 6,360,000 HKD (811,282 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. Set with a cushion-shaped fancy vivid bluish green diamond weighing 1.38 carats, decorated with triangular and brilliant-cut diamonds, mounted in 18 karat white gold, size 6.  Accompanied by GIA report no. 5172080253, dated 27 March 2015, stating that the diamond is Fancy Vivid Bluish Green, Natural Colour, SI2... [Lire la suite]
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04 octobre 2018

An Important Padparadscha Sapphire and Diamond Ring

Lot 1711. An Important Padparadscha Sapphire and Diamond Ring. Estimate: 6,800,000-8,800,000 HKD. Lot sold 7,080,000 HKD (903,125 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. Set with a cushion-shaped padparadscha sapphire weighing 16.66 carats, within a surround of pear-shaped and old mine-cut diamonds, to the brilliant-cut diamond shoulders, mounted in 18 karat white and pink gold, size 6.  Accompanied by SSEF report no. 80335, dated 27 May 2015, and Gübelin report no. 15067341, dated 30 June 2015, each... [Lire la suite]
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04 octobre 2018

A Fine Emerald Ring

Lot 1888. A Fine Colombian Emerald Ring, weighing 12.85, 3.57 and 3.00 carats. Estimate: 7,000,000-8,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 7,080,000 HKD (903,125 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. Set with a step-cut emerald weighing 12.85 carats, flanked by two step-cut emeralds weighing 3.57 and 3.00 carats respectively, mounted in platinum, size 6¾.  Accompanied by three Gübelin and three SSEF reports, each stating that the emeralds are of Colombian origin, with no indications of clarity... [Lire la suite]
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04 octobre 2018

Diamond Ring

Lot 1744. Type IIA Diamond Ring, weighing 10.05 carats. Estimate: 6,400,000-8,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 7,320,000 HKD (933,739 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. Set with an old European-cut diamond weighing 10.05 carats, to the brilliant-cut diamond gallery and hoop, mounted in 18 karat white gold, size 6.  Accompanied by GIA report no. 1152098861, dated 22 June 2015 and Gübelin report no. 15070057, dated 13 July 2015, both stating that the 10.05 carat diamond is D Colour, Internally Flawless;... [Lire la suite]
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04 octobre 2018

Fancy Intense Purplish Pink Diamond and Diamond Ring

Lot 1751. Fancy Intense Purplish Pink Diamond weighing 4.31 carats and Diamond Ring. Estimate: 8,700,000-10,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 7,920,000 HKD (1,010,275 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. Set with a cut-cornered square modified brilliant-cut fancy intense purplish pink diamond weighing 4.31 carats, between trapeze-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum and 18 karat white gold, size 6.  Accompanied by GIA report no. 2183082670, dated 23 December 2016, stating that the diamond is Fancy Intense... [Lire la suite]
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