20 mars 2019

A World Exclusive Natural Pearl and Diamond Choker Necklace & A Magnificent Pair of Natural Pearl and Diamond Ear Pendants

Lot 2095. A Magnificent Pair of Natural Pearl and Diamond Ear Pendants. Estimate HKD 6,200,000 - 8,500,000 (USD 789,793 - 1,082,781). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Each set with a baroque button-shaped natural pearl, weighing 21.26 carats and 21.02 carats, measuring approximately 15.10 - 16.05 x 13.05 mm and 14.15 - 15.05 x 13.50 mm, framed by brilliant-cut diamonds, within a pear-shaped diamond surround, suspending three natural pearl drops, each to a diamond-set cap, spaced by a... [Lire la suite]

20 mars 2019

A rare wucai double-gourd 'Dragon' vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 345. A rare wucai double-gourd 'Dragon' vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Height 15 3/4  in., 40 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 50,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. superbly potted and boldly enameled, the globular lower section with a pair of sinuous striding dragons fiercely contesting a 'flaming pearl', the tapering upper bulb with a single writhing dragon coiled around the exterior in similar pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', all amid swirling polychrome and... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2019

A Highly Important Suite of Kashmir, Burmese, Sri Lankan Sapphire and Diamond Jewellery, By Harry Winston

  Lot 2194. A Highly Important Suite of Kashmir, Burmese, Sri Lankan Sapphire and Diamond Jewellery, By Harry Winston. Estimate HKD 38,000,000 - 48,000,000 (USD 4,840,782 - 6,114,672). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Comprising: a necklace set with 16 cushion-and oval-shaped sapphires weighing 75.22 carats in total, within a brilliant-cut diamond surround, spaced by vari-shaped diamonds, 206 diamonds altogether weighing 108.33 carats, pendant detachable; a ring centered by a cushion-shaped sapphire weighing... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2019

A rare blue and white seal paste box and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 310. A rare blue and white seal paste box and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Diameter 5 3/8 in., 13.7 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 50,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of circular outline, finely painted in 'Master of the Rocks' style of bold layering and faint 'blobby dots' for depth and perspective, the domed cover with a scene of five scholar-officials offering tribute to a dignitary standing beneath a canopy held by an attendant with a stately sedan in the... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2019

A fine blue white 'Story of the White Hare' bowl and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 362. A fine blue white 'Story of the White Hare' bowl and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Height 7 1/2  in., 19.1 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 52,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the steep rounded sides rising to a short upright rim and supported on a slightly tapered foot, the exterior vibrantly painted in rich and varied tones of underglaze blue with a lively, continuous narrative scene depicting the moment the young soldier, Yaoqi Lang,... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2019

A pair of fine blue and white 'Erotic' wine cups, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 365. A pair of fine blue and white 'Erotic' wine cups, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Diameter 2 5/8  in., 6.8 cm. Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000. Lot Sold 55,000 US$. Courtesy Sotheby's. each of deep 'U' form rising to an everted rim, freely painted around the exterior with a scene of a couple, the amorous pair locked in embrace atop a table amid further furnishings and a broad-leafed plantain tree, all below a slender crescent moon and a constellation, the base... [Lire la suite]

20 mars 2019

A fine famille-verte Daoist vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 321. A fine famille-verte Daoist vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Height 10 in., 25.4 cm. Estimate: US$15,000 - US$25,000. Lot Sold 55,000 US$. Courtesy Sotheby's. of baluster form rising to a flaring rim, the body brightly enameled with three Daoist immortals, one, possibly Dong Fangshou, carrying a branch of ripe peaches over one shoulder, another holding a gnarled ruyi scepter in one hand and a basket of pomegranates in the other, and the third bearing several... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2019

A fine and rare blue and white censer, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 305. A fine and rare blue and white censer, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Diameter 7 in., 17.8 cm. Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000. Lot Sold 77,500 US$. Courtesy Sotheby's. of bombé form supported on a gently splayed, channeled foot, finely painted with two rectangular panels, one a Daoist scene enclosing the Eight Immortals each holding an identifying attribute, gathering to pay homage to Shoulao sitting beneath a craggy pine tree flanked by a recumbent deer and a standing... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2019

Newly-discovered painting by Flemish Renaissance trailblazer Frans Floris unveiled at TEFAF Maastricht

Frans Floris de Vriendt (called Floris, 1519/20-1570), Susanna and the Elders.Oil on panel, 154 x 181 cm (605/8 x 711/4 in). Signed in monogram and dated: 1548 (or 7)/ FF. Photo: Carlo Orsi-Trinity Fine Art. MAASTRICHT.- A large, newly-discovered and unpublished early work by the influential Antwerp painter, draftsman and etcher Frans Floris de Vriendt (called Floris, 1519/20-1570), who “radically transformed Netherlandish art” and was more renowned in his day than Bruegel the Elder, has been unveiled at TEFAF... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2019

A very rare gilt-bronze scissors and tweezers set, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 137. A very rare gilt-bronze scissors and tweezers set, Tang dynasty (618-907). Length of scissors 5 1/2  in., 13.9 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 68,750 USD. © Sotheby's. the scissors with the looped spring handle welded to flat pointed blades, each finely engraved to one side with a striding scaly dragon detailed with a long tail formed from stylized foliate scrolls, the other side with a pair of birds in flight among scrolling foliage, all reserved... [Lire la suite]