05 mai 2014

An amber Mandarin necklace, Late Qing Dynasty

An amber Mandarin necklace, Late Qing Dynasty. Photo Bonhams The strand of 108 circular amber beads, interspersed every 27 beads with a larger carved jade bead, with further strands of hardstone beads, and a smooth jadeite pendant. Length overall 96cm (38in). Estimate £1,000 - 1,500 (€1,200 - 1,800) Bonhams. ASIAN ART, London, Knightsbridge, 12 May 2014 - http://www.bonhams.com/
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05 mai 2014

A blue quartz Mandarin necklace, Late Qing Dynasty

A blue quartz Mandarin necklace, Late Qing Dynasty. Photo Bonhams The strand of 108 circular light blue crackled quartz beads, punctuated every 27 beads with a larger dark green bead, flanked by two tiny purple beads, with further strands of various hardstone and quartz beads. Total length, 101cm (39 3/4in). Estimate £1,000 - 1,500 (€1,200 - 1,800) Bonhams. ASIAN ART, London, Knightsbridge, 12 May 2014 - http://www.bonhams.com/
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01 mai 2014

A pink tourmaline 'Double-gourd' pendant, 18th-19th century

A pink tourmaline 'Double-gourd' pendant, 18th-19th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The pendant is carved in the form of two double-gourds growing from a vine with three monkeys clambering on it, and a bat to the reverse. The stone is of a vibrant pink tone. 2 ¼ in. (5.6 cm.) high. Estimate £5,000 – £8,000 ($8,405 - $13,448) Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 13 May 2014, London, King Street - http://www.christies.com/
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01 mai 2014

A pink tourmaline 'Three rams' carving, 19th-20th century

A pink tourmaline 'Three rams' carving, 19th-20th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The carving depicts three recumbent rams beneath a circular orb emerging from scrolling clouds, inscribed with the character ri meaning sun. The stone is of an attractive bright pink tone. 1 ? in. (4.2 cm.) long. Estimate £6,000 – £8,000 ($10,086 - $13,448) Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 13 May 2014, London, King Street - http://www.christies.com/
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01 mai 2014

A green and pink tourmaline 'Three-legged toad' carving, 19th century

A green and pink tourmaline 'Three-legged toad' carving, 19th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The stone is carved in the form of a three-legged toad holding a string with two coins in its mouth. The stone is of pale green and pink tones with some cloudy inclusions. 1 ¼ in. (3.2 cm.) wide. Estimate £5,000 – £8,000 ($8,405 - $13,448) Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 13 May 2014, London, King Street - http://www.christies.com/
01 mai 2014

A green and pink tourmaline 'Qilin and Bat' pendant, 19th century

A green and pink tourmaline 'Qilin and Bat' pendant, 19th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The pink section of the pendant is carved in the form of a recumbent bearded beast with a ruyi upon its back, standing on top of a bat carved from the green area of the stone. 1 ? in. (2.8 cm.) high. Estimate £8,000 – £12,000 ($13,448 - $20,172) Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 13 May 2014, London, King Street - http://www.christies.com/

01 mai 2014

A green and pink tourmaline figure of Guanyin, 19th-20th century

A green and pink tourmaline figure of Guanyin, 19th-20th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The bodhisattva is carved seated on a lotus base with her hands held together to the front. She is clothed in long flowing robes, with a headdress draped over her shoulders, and a calm expression on her face. The stone ranges from a vibrant pink tone to dark brownish-black, and rich green tones. 3 ¼ in. (8.2 cm.) high. Estimate £6,000 – £8,000 ($10,086 - $13,448) Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 13 May 2014,... [Lire la suite]
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01 mai 2014

A green and pink tourmaline double-gourd-shaped snuff bottle, 19th century

A green and pink tourmaline double-gourd-shaped snuff bottle, 19th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The bottle is carved in the form of a double-gourd with nine bats amongst ruyi heads and scrolling clouds. There is a stylised shou character on the lower bulbous section to one side. The stone is of a pale two-tone with cloudy inclusions; with stopper. 2 ½ in. (6.3 cm.) high. Estimate £4,000 – £6,000 ($6,724 - $10,086) Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 13 May 2014, London, King Street -... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2014

A pink and green tourmaline 'Twin cats' pendant, 18th-19th century

A pink and green tourmaline 'Twin cats' pendant, 18th-19th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The green section of the stone is carved to depict one cat, with the other lying alongside it carved from the pink section. The two-tone stone contains some cloudy inclusions. 1 ? in. (4.2 cm.) wide. Estimate £6,000 – £8,000 ($10,086 - $13,448) Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 13 May 2014, London, King Street - http://www.christies.com/
01 mai 2014

A pink and green tourmaline belt hook, 19th century

A pink and green tourmaline belt hook, 19th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The belt hook is carved to depict a crouching chilong grasping a lingzhi branch in its mouth, facing a dragon head. The curved shaft is later mounted with an inlaid metal fitting. The stone is of an attractive pale pink tone, shading to dark green. 3 ½ in. (8.9 cm.) wide. Estimate £10,000 – £15,000 ($16,810 - $25,215) Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 13 May 2014, London, King Street - http://www.christies.com/
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