19 mars 2019

A fine and rare pair of blue and white 'Dragon' jarlets and covers, Kangxi marks and period(1662-1722)

Lot 508. A fine and rare pair of blue and white 'Dragon' jarlets and covers, Kangxi marks and period(1662-1722). Height 4 3/8 in., 11.2 cm. Estimate: US$200,000 - US$300,000. Lot sold 450,000 USD. © Sothebys  each elegantly potted with the tapering sides rising from a recessed base to rounded shoulders surmounted by a short, waisted neck, decorated around the body in fine shades of cobalt blue with two ferocious three-clawed dragons, each in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', the domed cover with... [Lire la suite]

19 mars 2019

An extremely rare and large blue and white 'Dragon' moonflask, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 534. An extremely rare and large blue and white 'Dragon' moonflask, Qing dynasty, 18th century; Height 15 1/2 in, 39.4 cm. Estimate: US$300,000 - US$500,000. Lot Sold 920,000 USD. © Sothebys skillfully potted with a broad, gently compressed, rounded body rising to a waisted neck and lipped rim, the neck flanked by a pair of archaistic chilong-form handles, each side of the body exquisitely and richly painted in shades of cobalt blue with a frontal five-clawed dragon, limbs outstretched and soaring... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2019

A fine ruby-ground 'Floral' medallion bowl, the porcelain Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735), the enamels later-added

Lot 524. A fine ruby-ground 'Floral' medallion bowl, the porcelain Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735), the enamels later-added. Diameter 5 5/8 in., 14.3 cm. Estimate: US$300,000 - US$500,000. Lot sold 375,000 USD. © Sothebys the rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot, the exterior with four medallions reserved against a rich fuchsia-colored ground, each medallion finely painted with auspicious flowers in full bloom, two of the medallions enclosing lush peonies and blossoming white magnolia... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2019

A rare pair of large doucai octagonal 'Immortals' jardinières, Kangxi marks and period (1662-1722)

Lot 514. A rare pair of large doucai octagonal 'Immortals' jardinières, Kangxi marks and period (1662-1722). Width 22 1/4  in., 56.5 cm. Estimate: US$300,000 - US$500,000. © Sothebys each sturdily potted with flaring sides rising from a conforming splayed base to a wide everted, lipped and barbed rim, the gently curving sides divided neatly into eight rectangular panels, brilliantly enameled with finely painted scenes depicting Daoist Immortals receiving auspicious... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2019

Mauritshuis receives Portrait of Van Kretschmar by Perronneau

Jean-Baptiste Perronneau, Portrait of Jacob van Kretschmar (1721-1792), 1754. Pastel and crayon on paper, 60 x 45 cm, Mauritshuis, The Hague. Gift of Jonkheer F.G.L.O. van Kretschmar, 2018. THE HAGUE.- Last year the Mauritshuis received a generous gift from Jonkheer F.G.L.O. van Kretschmar: a magnificent pastel portrait by the French artist Jean-Baptiste Perronneau (c. 1715-1783), 1754. The portrait shows Jacob van Kretschmar of The Hague, the donor’s ancestor. The pastel, which had remained in the family, is a... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2019

A 15.6 Carat D Colour, Type IIa, Flawless Unmounted Diamond

Lot 2182. A 15.6 Carat D Colour, Type IIa, Flawless Unmounted Diamond. Estimate HKD 15,000,000 - 20,000,000 (USD 1,910,820 - 2,547,760). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2019 The brilliant-cut diamond weighing 15.6 carats. Accompanied by GIA report dated 28 September 2018 stating that the 15.6 carat is D color, flawless clarity, with excellent cut, excellent polish, and excellent symmetryAlso accompanied by a GIA diamond type classification report stating that the 15.6 carat Round Brilliant diamond is... [Lire la suite]
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19 mars 2019

A Pair of 10.15 and 10.05 Carat, D Colour, Type IIa, Flawless, Diamond Ear Pendants

Lot 2070. A Pair of 10.15 and 10.05 Carat, D Colour, Type IIa, Flawless, Diamond Ear Pendants. Estimate HKD 15,000,000 - 20,000,000 (USD 1,910,820 - 2,547,760). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2019 Suspending a pear-shaped diamond weighing 10.15 and 10.05 carats respectivelty, to a brilliant-cut diamond surmount, mounted in 18K gold, ear pendants approximately 2.9 cm. Accompanied by report no. 5172926868 dated 07 October 2016 from GIA stating that the 10.15 carat diamond is D color, flawless clarity, with... [Lire la suite]
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19 mars 2019

A 20.3 Carat D Colour, Type IIa, Flawless Unmounted Diamond

Lot 2181. A 20.3 Carat D Colour, Type IIa, Flawless Unmounted Diamond. Estimate HKD 18,000,000 - 24,000,000 (USD 2,292,984 - 3,057,312). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2019 The emerald-cut diamond weighing 20.3 carats. Accompanied by GIA report dated 09 July 2018 stating that the 20.3 carat is D color, flawless clarity, with excellent polish, and excellent symmetry, none fluorescenceAlso accompanied by a GIA diamond type classification report stating that the 20.3 carat emerald-cut diamond is... [Lire la suite]
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19 mars 2019

An Exceptional 33.25 Carat, D Colour, Type IIa, Flawless Unmounted Diamond

Lot 2071. An Exceptional 33.25 Carat, D Colour, Type IIa, Flawless Unmounted Diamond. Estimate HKD 29,800,000 - 36,000,000 (USD 3,796,162 - 4,585,968). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2019 The pear-shaped brilliant-cut diamond weighing 33.25 carats. Accompanied by GIA report no. 5182740856 dated 5 October 2017 stating that the 33.25 carat diamond is D color, flawless clarity, with excellent polish, and symmetry, none fluorescenceAlso accompanied by GIA appendix stating that the 33.25 carat diamond described in... [Lire la suite]
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19 mars 2019

A Highly Important 3.01 Carat Fancy Vivid Blue, Type IIb, Diamond and Diamond Ring

Lot 2180. A Highly Important 3.01 Carat Fancy Vivid Blue, Type IIb, Diamond and Diamond Ring. Estimate Upon Request. © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2019 Set with a rectangular-cut fancy vivid blue diamond weighing 3.01 carats, flanked by two similarly-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum, ring size 6. Accompanied by appendix no. 5191327174 dated 19 December 2019 from GIA stating that the 3.01 carat diamond is fancy vivd blue color, natural color, VS1 clarityAlso accompanied by GIA appendix stating that the 3.01... [Lire la suite]
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