02 août 2021

Italian, circa 1540, The Arundel Zodiac

Lot 11. Italian, circa 1540, The Arundel Zodiac, carnelian, within a mid 16th-century, emamelled gold pendant mount set with diamonds and rubies, intaglio: 43mm., 1 3/4 in., 116mm., 4 1/2 in. overall. Estimate: 120,000 - 180,000 GBP. Lot sold: 559,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Possibly Federico II Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua (1500-1540);by descent in the Gonzaga collection, Mantua;certainly Daniel Nys Gem wundercabinet;Thomas Arundel, 14th Earl of Arundel... [Lire la suite]

02 août 2021

Four gold and gem repoussé rings, Champa, 14th century

Lot 1022. A gold and cabochon star sapphire repoussé ring, Champa, 14th century; d. 2.2 cm; 18.9 grams. Estimate: 13,000 - 15,000 HKD. Lot sold: 35,280 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Property from the Tuyêt Nguyêt and Stephen Markbreiter Collection. Literature: Susan Ollemans, 'Ancient Gold Rings from Asia. The Tuyet Nguyet Collection’, Arts of Asia, July-August 2017, pl. 21. Lot 1048. A gold and blue-gem 'four-pointed lotus' ring, Possibly  Champa, 14th century; d.... [Lire la suite]