02 mai 2016

Gold, ruby and 21.04 carats, D Colour, VVS1 Clarity diamond sautoir, M. Gérard

Lot 416. Gold, ruby and 21.04 carats, D Colour, VVS1 Clarity diamond sautoir, M. Gérard. Estimate 865,000 — 1,440,000 CHF (790,537 - 1,316,039 EUR). Photo Sotheby's Composed of a line of gold plaques set with brilliant-cut diamonds, alternating with oval and cushion-shaped rubies, supporting a pendant set with a pear-shaped diamond weighing 21.04 carats, one detachable link, length approximately 700mm, shortest length approximately 630mm, signed M. Gérard,... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2016

A black-ground polychrome-enamelled teapot and cover, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795)

Lot 69. A black-ground polychrome-enamelled teapot and cover, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795). Estimate £1,000 - 1,500 (€1,300 - 1,900). Photo: Bonhams. The pear-shaped pot with leaf-shaped cut out panels with quails amongst rockwork and flowers, butterflies and floral sprays, all flanked with a straight spout and loop handle, the domed lid with a bud-shaped knop. 16cm (6 1/4in) wide (2). Bonhams. AUCTION 23541: ASIAN ART, 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
02 mai 2016

A rare part-set of grisaille enamelled and gilt nesting tea cups, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 68. A rare part-set of grisaille enamelled and gilt nesting tea cups, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate £1,500 - 2,000 (€1,900 - 2,600). Photo: Bonhams. Each delicately enamelled with roundels enclosing the Hundred Antiques, on a gilt and grisaille foliate meander ground, the well with a lotus flower head. The largest: 6.6cm (2 5/8in) diam. (3). Bonhams. AUCTION 23541: ASIAN ART, 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
02 mai 2016

71.20 carats, VVS1 Clarity Fancy deep orange-brown Type IIa diamond ring

Lot 321. 71.20 carats, VVS1 Clarity Fancy deep orange-brown Type IIa diamond ring. Estimate 915,000 — 1,440,000 CHF (836,233 - 1,316,039 EUR). Photo Sotheby's Set with a cushion mixed-cut fancy deep orange-brown diamond weighing 71.20 carats, size 50, illustrated unmounted.  Accompanied by GIA report no. 2155834345, stating that the diamond is Fancy Deep Orange-Brown, Natural Colour, VVS1 Clarity, together with a Type IIa classification letter.  ... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2016

17.58 carats, D Colour, VVS2 Clarity Type IIa diamond ring, Bulgari

Lot 393. From a noble family. 17.58 carats, D Colour, VVS2 Clarity Type IIa diamond ring, Bulgari. Estimate 960,000 — 1,920,000 CHF (877,359 - 1,754,719 EUR). Photo Sotheby's Set with a step-cut diamond weighing 17.58 carats, between tapered baguette diamond shoulders, size 531/2, signed Bulgari. Accompanied by GIA report no. 1172413842, stating that the diamond is D Colour, VVS2 Clarity, together with a working diagram stating that the diamond may be internally flawless... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2016

Fine 8.27 carats Kashmir 'royal blue' sapphire and diamond ring

Lot 385. Property of a European noble family. Fine 8.27 carats Kashmir 'royal blue' sapphire and diamond ring. Estimate 960,000 — 1,150,000 CHF (877,359 - 1,051,003 EUR). Photo Sotheby's Set with a cushion-shaped sapphire weighing 8.27 carats, between marquise-shaped diamonds, size 51. Accompanied by SSEF report no. 85132 and Gübelin report no. 0607047, dated 2 August 2006, each stating that the sapphire is of Kashmir origin, with no indications of heating, 'royal blue'... [Lire la suite]

02 mai 2016

Un palais au Rajasthan par Jérôme Neutres

Le palais Umaid Bhawan, érigé sur la colline de Chettar, surplombe Jodhpur de son dôme inspiré Renaissance italienne et de ses tours traditionnelles rajpoutes. © Alexis Armanet Dans ce salon qui fait partie du musée du palais, une fresque de Stefan Norblin propose une relecture d’une scène du Ramayana, texte de la mythologie hindoue, en version Art déco haute en couleur. © Alexis Armanet Le palais abrite désormais un palace, dont la porte en cuivre ouvre sur deux salles de réception.... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2016

A pair of metal-mounted iron-red, green and aubergine enamelled vases, zhadou, 17th century, the mounts later

Lot 66. A pair of metal-mounted iron-red, green and aubergine enamelled vases, zhadou, 17th century, the mounts later. Estimate £800 - 1,200 (€1,000 - 1,500). Photo: Bonhams. The short, cylindrical pots with bulging body and flaring neck, with a flower head meander over each section, the mouth and foot rim with beaded metal mounts. 14.6cm (5 3/4in) high (2). Bonhams. AUCTION 23541: ASIAN ART, 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
02 mai 2016

A rare miniature wucai 'Romance of the Western Chamber' wine pot, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 65. A rare miniature wucai 'Romance of the Western Chamber' wine pot, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate £1,800 - 2,200 (€2,300 - 2,800). Photo: Bonhams. he bee-hive form pot with a upright loop handle and S-shaped spout, the exterior enamelled with the departure scene from Xixiangji with Cui Yingying and Zhang Sheng leaving each other, the circular lid with a small knop, the base with a yu, or 'jade' character. 10.5cm (4 1/8in) high (2). Bonhams. AUCTION 23541: ASIAN ART, 10:30 BST... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2016

A doucai 'prunus' bottle vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 64. A doucai 'prunus' bottle vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate £1,500 - 2,000 (€1,900 - 2,600). Photo: Bonhams. The elegantly potted vessel rising from a high tapering footrim to an oviform body and tall straight neck, finely enamelled with a blossoming prunus tree issuing from the base of rockwork, with flying insects to the reverse. 24cm (9 1/2in) high Bonhams. AUCTION 23541: ASIAN ART, 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
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