21 mai 2017

A fine small Longquan celadon fish-handled censer, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368)

Lot 3137. A fine small Longquan celadon fish-handled censer, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368), 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm.) wide, box. Estimate HKD 180,000 - HKD 260,000 (USD 23,243 - USD 33,573). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The censer is flanked on either side with a stylised fish-form handle, covered overall with a thick, satiny glaze of sea-green tone, leaving the foot ring unglazed revealing the fine brown body.  Provenance: Sold at Christie’s London, 10 December 1990, lot... [Lire la suite]

21 mai 2017

A fine Longquan celadon ‘lotus’ bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 3136. A fine Longquan celadon ‘lotus’ bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279), 5 1/4 in . (13.1 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 400,000 (USD 25,825 - USD 51,650) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The bowl is moulded to the exterior with a band of slender lotus petals, emanating from the foot. It is covered in a glaze of soft bluish sea-green tone, pooling in the crevices of the decoration and stopping neatly at the foot, inscribed Japanese double wood boxes Provenance: Collection... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2017

A fine and rare Longquan celadon ‘kinuta’ vase, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 3126. A fine and rare Longquan celadon ‘kinuta’ vase, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279), 6 3/4 in. (17 cm.) high, box. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,000,000 (USD 103,300 - USD 129,126) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The mallet-shaped body rising to a wide everted rim, set to the neck with a pair of stylised phoenix handles with detailed crown and wings, covered overall with a glaze of pea-green tone stopping at the foot rim. Provenance: Sold at Christie’s Hong Kong, 31 October 1994, lot... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2017

An important pair of Type IIa diamond ear studs

Lot 2070. An important pair of 7.88 and 7.04 carats Type IIa diamond ear studs. Estimate HKD 12,000,000 - HKD 15,000,000 (US$1,500,000-1,900,000) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each set with a circular-cut diamond, weighing approximately 7.88 and 7.04 carats, mounted in platinum Accompanied by report no. 5101674964 dated 1 March 2017 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the 7.88 carat diamond is D colour, VVS1 clarity, with excellent cut, polish and... [Lire la suite]
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21 mai 2017

A Qingbai ‘chilong’ cup, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 3125. A Qingbai ‘chilong’ cup, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279), 5 3/ 4 in. (14.5 cm.), diam., box. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 260,000 (USD 19,369 - USD 33,573). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The cup is potted with a deep rounded sides, flanked on the sides with a pair of modelled clambering chilong with long bifurcated tails curling around the vessel forming the handles. It is covered overall with a glaze of pale sky-blue tone with the exception of the unglazed mouth rim revealing... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2017

A unique pair of natural pearl and diamond ear pendants, by Etcetera for Paspaley

Lot 2078. A unique pair of natural pearl and diamond ear pendants, by Etcetera for Paspaley. Estimate HKD 4,000,000 - HKD 6,400,000 (US$500,000-800,000) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each of chandelier design, the undrilled button-shaped natural pearl surmount, measuring approximately 10.71 x 9.32 and 10.86 x 10.66 x 8.94 mm, suspending two reverse-set triangular-cut diamonds and a undrilled button-shaped natural pearl, measuring approximately 11.57 - 11.67 x 10.15 and 11.86 x 9.12 mm, terminating in two... [Lire la suite]

21 mai 2017

An exceptional natural pearl and diamond necklace, by Paspaley

Lot 2079. An exceptional natural pearl and diamond necklace, by Paspaley. Estimate HKD 9,500,000 - HKD 14,000,000 (USD 1,200,000-1,800,000). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The three-strand necklace composed of two hundred thirty-seven natural pearls, measuring approximately 6.05 to 12.55 mm, gathered by a button-shaped natural pearl, measuring approximately 13.10 - 13.35 x 8.90 mm, within a circular-cut diamond surround, extending to the similarly-cut diamond links, terminating in two natural pearl... [Lire la suite]
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21 mai 2017

A Ding carved ‘lotus’ dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 3124. A Ding carved ‘lotus’ dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127), 6 3/4 in. (16.2 cm.), diam., box. Estimate HKD 1,300,000 - HKD 2,600,000 (USD 167,863 - USD 335,726) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The shallow dish is delicately potted with angled flaring sides rising from the foot ring to the circular rim, and fluidly carved on the interior with a lotus flowerhead on a stem of scrolling leaves at the centre. All is covered in a translucent ivory-tinted glaze. The rim bound in copper.  ... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2017

Canaletto exhibition reunites two of the Venetian master's greatest series of paintings

Canaletto (Venice 1697-Venice 1768), The Bacino di San Marco on Ascension Day, c.1733–4. Oil on canvas, 76.8 x 125.4 cm, RCIN 404417, Royal Collection Trust/ © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2016 LONDON - A new exhibition at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace reunites two of Canaletto's finest sets of paintings, displayed side by side for the first time in almost 40 years.  Canaletto & the Art of Venice, opening tomorrow (19 May),  shows six views of Venice produced early in the artist's career in... [Lire la suite]
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21 mai 2017

Exhibition at Cleveland Museum of Art features works from the recent bequest of medieval Japanese art

Reeds and Geese (detail), c. 1314–17. Inscription by Yishan Yining (Chinese, 1247–1317). Japan, Kamakura period (1185–1333). Hanging scroll, ink on paper; mounted: 158.5 x 42.2 cm; painting: 80.4 x 32.2 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift from the Collection of George Gund III, 2015.464. CLEVELAND, OH.- Reeds and Geese: Japanese Art from the Collection of George Gund III celebrates the 2015 bequest to the Cleveland Museum of Art of significant works of Japanese art from the collection of Cleveland native... [Lire la suite]