22 avril 2014

A brown-splashed Henan bowl, China, Song-Yuan dynasty

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A brown-splashed Henan bowl, China, Song-Yuan dynastyPhoto Nagel.

Short hairline under the rim. D. 19,2 cm. Estimate 1300/1800 €

Property from an old North German private collection, purchased in the 1960ies and 1970ies 

Nagel. "Asiatische Kunst". 8.5.2014 - http://www.auction.de/

 

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A necklace consisting of 109 green jade beads, China

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A necklace consisting of 109 green jade beads, China. Photo Nagel

Slightly chipped. L. 67 cm. Estimate 2500/3500 €

Property from a North German private collection 

Nagel. "Asiatische Kunst". 8.5.2014 - http://www.auction.de/

 

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The "100 Carats Club". Large and Impressive Gem Moonstone -"A Member of the 100 Carats Club", India

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The "100 Carats Club". Large and Impressive Gem Moonstone -"A Member of the 100 Carats Club", India. Photo Bonhams.

A high domed oval cabochon of gem moonstone, displaying a pale celadon hue and a billowy adularescence. This is an exceptional stone for the collector of 100 cts+ gems, yet it can still be mounted and worn as an impressive statement jewel. Weighing approximately 128.5 carats and measuring 32.0 x 23.5 x 23.5mm. Estimate US$ 4,000 - 6,000 (€2,900 - 4,300)

Bonhams. GEMS, MINERALS, LAPIDARY WORKS OF ART AND NATURAL HISTORY. Los Angeles, 20 May 2014 10:00 PDT - www.bonhams.com

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The "100 Carats Club". Star Sapphire-"A Member of the 100 Carats Club", Mogok, Burma

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The "100 Carats Club". Star Sapphire-"A Member of the 100 Carats Club", Mogok, Burma. Photo Bonhams.

This large, near-circular cabochon sapphire possesses a light to medium "denim" blue hue with a well-polished dome of medium height. The asterism is strong and central. Weighing approximately 110.25 and measuring 26.0 x 24.5 x 15.0mm. Estimate US$ 11,000 - 15,000 (€8,000 - 11,000)

Accompanied by an Asia Glory Gemmological Laboratory of Myanmar report no. 012165 dated November 23, 2013 stating that the natural star sapphire, weighing 110.72 carats from Mogok, Myanmar shows no indication of thermal treatment.

Bonhams. GEMS, MINERALS, LAPIDARY WORKS OF ART AND NATURAL HISTORY. Los Angeles, 20 May 2014 10:00 PDT - www.bonhams.com

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The "100 Carats Club". Exceptional Amethyst--"A Member of the 100 Carats Club", Namibia

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The "100 Carats Club". Exceptional Amethyst--"A Member of the 100 Carats Club", Namibia. Photo Bonhams.

This oval-cut amethyst displays a rich, violet grape hue which is exceptionally well-saturated, yet at the same time is not so dark that its beauty does not shine through. The luster and clarity are excellent. Weighing approximately 124.28 carats and measuring 38.5 x 27.0 x 23.0mm. Estimate US$ 3,000 - 4,000 (€2,200 - 2,900)

Bonhams. GEMS, MINERALS, LAPIDARY WORKS OF ART AND NATURAL HISTORY. Los Angeles, 20 May 2014 10:00 PDT - www.bonhams.com

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The "100 Carats Club". Large Morganite--"A Member of the 100 Carats Club"

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The "100 Carats Club". Large Morganite--"A Member of the 100 Carats Club". Photo Bonhams.

This attractive oval-cut morganite, exhibits a "padparadscha-esque color with a correct balance of slightly pinkish orange which is delectible. Its well-faceted form is enhanced by its excellent clarity. Weighing approximately 146.5 carats and measuring 41.5 x 27.0 x 21.5mm. Estimate US$ 8,000 - 10,000 (€5,800 - 7,200)

Bonhams. GEMS, MINERALS, LAPIDARY WORKS OF ART AND NATURAL HISTORY. Los Angeles, 20 May 2014 10:00 PDT - www.bonhams.com

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The "100 Carats Club". Impressive Blue Topaz--"A Member of the 100 Carats Club", Brazil

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The "100 Carats Club". Impressive Blue Topaz--"A Member of the 100 Carats Club", Brazil. Photo Bonhams.

This faceted pear-shaped topaz is distinguished by a rich blue hue that is commonly referred to in the trade "London Blue". Both its luster and clarity are excellent. Despite its weight of well over two hundred carats, it is not too large to be fashioned into a pendant for a confident wearer. Weighing approximately 286.5 carats and measuring 61.0 x 33.0 x 20.0mm. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000 (€1,400 - 2,200)

Bonhams. GEMS, MINERALS, LAPIDARY WORKS OF ART AND NATURAL HISTORY. Los Angeles, 20 May 2014 10:00 PDT - www.bonhams.com

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The "100 Carats Club". Carved Smoky Quartz--"A Member of the 100 Carats Club"

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The "100 Carats Club". Carved Smoky Quartz--"A Member of the 100 Carats Club" Photo Bonhams.

Suitable for tabletop or cabinet display, carved of medium-toned smoky quartz and well-polished. Weighing approximately 609.27 carats and measuring 85.0 x 47.0 x 23.0mm. Estimate US$ 500 - 700 (€360 - 510)

Bonhams. GEMS, MINERALS, LAPIDARY WORKS OF ART AND NATURAL HISTORY. Los Angeles, 20 May 2014 10:00 PDT - www.bonhams.com

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The "100 Carats Club" Kunzite--"A Member of the 100 Carats Club", Brazil

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The "100 Carats Club" Kunzite--"A Member of the 100 Carats Club", Brazil. Photo Bonhams.

A delectable piece of eye-candy this stone is distinguished by its true baby pink color of good saturation and its fine luster. A number of fascinating needle like inclusions grace the interior and aid in the diagnostics of identification but do not detract from its beauty. Weighing approximately 168.40 carats and measuring 35.0 x 29.0 x 19.0 mm. Estimate US$ 2,500 - 3,500 (€1,800 - 2,500)

Bonhams. GEMS, MINERALS, LAPIDARY WORKS OF ART AND NATURAL HISTORY. Los Angeles, 20 May 2014 10:00 PDTwww.bonhams.com

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Three pairs of Chinese 19th century's rank badges at Nagel, "Asiatische Kunst", 8.5.2014

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A pair of paradise flycatcher rank badges of a second rank official, China, 19th century. Photo Nagel.

Dense knot stitch embroidery on blue satin, depicting the bird within auspicious flower and fruit on an ocean of eight buddhist symbols. Front badge resewn, good condition. 31 x 30 cmEstimate 1500/2500 €

Property from an old South German private collection.

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A pair of gold embroidered peacock rank badges of a third-rank official, China, 19th century. Photo Nagel.

Gold and silver wrapped threads on silk, couched stitch and appliqué bird, the peacock within eight buddhist symbols and dense cloud motifs. Front badge sewn, minor wear. 30 x 30 cm. Estimate 1500/2500 €

Property from an old South German private collection.

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A pair of kesi mandarin squares depicting a peacock symbolizing the third-rank official, China, early 19th  century. Photo Nagel.

Front badge resewn, minor wear. 29,5 x 29,5 cm. Estimate 1000/1500 €

Property from an old South German private collection.

Nagel. "Asiatische Kunst". 8.5.2014 - http://www.auction.de/



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