14 mai 2019

Natural pearl and diamond necklace, 19th century and later

Lot 351. Natural pearl and diamond necklace, 19th century and later. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 CHF. Lot sold 250,000 CHF. Courtesy Sotheby's Designed as a graduated line of button shaped pearls suspending a fringe of natural pearl drops measuring from approximately 12.90 x 14.00 x 17.00mm to approximately 9.45 x 9.80 x 12mm, accented with rose diamonds, inner circumference approximately 380mm. Accompanied by SSEF report no. 106333, stating that the nineteen drop-shaped pearls,... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2019

Impressive ruby and diamond necklace

Lot 423. Impressive Burmese ruby and diamond necklace. Estimate 300,000 — 600,000 CHF. Lot sold 350,000 CHF. Courtesy Sotheby's Set with oval rubies, brilliant-cut and pear-shaped diamonds, supporting a detachable pendant centering on a cushion-shaped ruby weighing 20.43 carats, length approximately 440mm, signed Athenia. Accompanied by SSEF report no. 105715, stating that the necklace contains rubies of Burmese origin, with indications of heating and a moderate amount of... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2019

Diamond and opal demi-parure, 'Pig' from the Animal World collection, Chopard

Lot 320. Diamond and opal demi-parure, 'Pig' from the Animal World collection, Chopard. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 CHF. Lot sold 350,000 CHF. Courtesy Sotheby's The detachable pendant designed as a pig pavé-set with brilliant-cut diamonds of pink tint, supporting four briolette diamonds, the eyes highlighted with cabochon tourmalines, on a row of pink opal beads measuring from approximately 14.95 to 7.55mm, decorated with swirl motifs set with brilliant-cut diamonds of pink tint, length... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2019

Sapphire, ruby and diamond necklace, Bulgari, 1950s

Lot 271. Sapphire, ruby and diamond necklace, Bulgari, 1950s. Estimate 350,000 — 450,000 CHF. Lot Sold 437,500 CHF. Courtesy Sotheby's Designed as four graduated rows of cabochon rubies, brilliant-cut and baguette diamonds supporting a fringe of tumbled, faceted and fluted sapphires, length approximately 380mm, unsigned. Accompanied by a gemmological report and an invoice from Bulgari. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Amanda Triossi. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2019

Thai Ruby and diamond parure

Lot 326. Thai Ruby and diamond parure. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 CHF. Courtesy Sotheby's Comprising: a necklace with cushion-shaped and oval rubies, highlighted with circular-cut and oval diamonds, length approximately 425mm; a bracelet, length approximately 180mm; and a pair of earrings of cluster design, each set with an oval ruby, pear-, marquise-shaped and oval diamonds, post and clip fittings. Accompanied by Gübelin report no. 0002012, no. 0002013, and no. 20002014, each... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2019

Nicolas de Staël (1914-1955), Ciel, 1953

Lot 54. Nicolas de Staël (1914-1955), Ciel, signed 'Staël' (lower right); signed again and dated 'Staël 1953' (on the reverse), oil on canvas, 39 ¼ x 28 ¾ in. (100 x 73 cm.) Painted in 1953. Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 1,335,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. Provenance: Paul Rosenberg, New York (by November 1953). Galerie Philippe Reichenbach, Paris (by November 1956). Sarah Campbell-Blaffer, Houston (acquired from the... [Lire la suite]

14 mai 2019

Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964), Natura morta, 1955

Lot 5. Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964), Natura morta, signed 'Morandi' (lower left), oil on canvas, 10 1/8 x 16 in. (25.7 x 40.6 cm.) Painted in 1955. Estimate USD 500,000 - USD 700,000. Price realised USD 1,695,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. Provenance: Acquired from the artist by the late owner, 19 June 1956. Exhibited: Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute, The 1955 Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting, October-December 1955, no. 201. Edinburgh, Ingleby... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2019

A very rare carved biscuit porcelain 'Eight Horses of Muwang' brushpot, bitong, Signed Liang, 19th century

Lot 34. A very rare carved biscuit porcelain 'Eight Horses of Muwang' brushpot, bitong, Signed Liang, 19th century; 16cm (6 1/4in) high. Estimate £ 5,000 - 8,000 (€ 5,800 - 9,200). Sold for £ 37,562 (€ 42,882). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Of cylindrical form naturalistically modelled imitating bamboo with pin-prick marks on the rim, intricately and deftly carved around the body in various levels of relief with a continuous scene of eight horses and five grooms within a mountainous riverscape with rocky... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2019

A rare carved biscuit porcelain 'bamboo' tool holder, Signed Chen Guozhi, 19th century

Lot 33. A rare carved biscuit porcelain 'bamboo' tool holder, Signed Chen Guozhi, 19th century; 7.7cm (3 1/8in) high. Estimate £ 1,000 - 2,000 (€ 1,200 - 2,300). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Deftly and naturalistically formed in the shape of a hollowed bamboo tube with nodules and incised grain on the rims, finely carved around the exterior with three goldfish in low relief amidst finely incised water plants, box. Provenance: an English private collection. Note: Chen Guozhi 陳國治 (circa 1820-1860) was a... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2019

A red-glazed bottle vase, Daoguang seal mark and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 32. A red-glazed bottle vase, Daoguang seal mark and of the period (1821-1850); 16.5cm (6 1/2in) high. Estimate £ 25,000 - 35,000 (€ 29,000 - 41,000). Sold for £ 31,312 (€ 35,740). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Of elegant baluster form, rising from a countersunk base to a tall gently-flaring cylindrical neck, the exterior with a rich raspberry-red glaze thinning at the mouth and pooling to a darker tone around the foot, the base and interior white, box. Note: Compare with a very similar... [Lire la suite]