03 décembre 2016

18 Karat Gold, Platinum, 8.78 carats Classic Thailand Ruby and Diamond Ring

Lot 234. 18 Karat Gold, Platinum, 8.78 carats Classic Thailand Ruby and Diamond Ring. Estimate $250,000 — 350,000. Photo Sotheby's Centering an oval-shaped ruby weighing 8.78 carats, framed by oval-shaped diamonds weighing approximately 2.75 carats, size 7¼. Accompanied by AGL report no. CS 1077028 stating that the ruby is of Classic Thailand origin, with no indications of heating. Together with a letter from the AGL on Thai rubies stating that, 'This very fine ruby possesses an intense pure red color and a... [Lire la suite]
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03 décembre 2016

18-karat white gold, purplish-pink sapphire and diamond ‘Jacinthe’ ring, Cartier, Paris

Lot 309. 18-karat white gold, purplish-pink sapphire and diamond ‘Jacinthe’ ring, Cartier, Paris. Estimate $80,000–120,000. Photo Sotheby's Of floral design, the center set with three pear-shaped pink sapphire cabochons weighing 8.14 carats, framed by six polished violet sapphires weighing 27.20 carats, the petals and the reverse of the petals set with round diamonds weighing 8.90 carats, size 6¾, signed Cartier, numbered QH4734, with French assay and workshop marks. Accompanied by C. Dunaigre report no. CDC... [Lire la suite]
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03 décembre 2016

A pair of famille rose 'lantern' bowls, Shendetang Zhi marks in iron red, Daoguang Period (1821-1850)

Lot 3332. A pair of famille rose 'lantern' bowls, Shendetang Zhi marks in iron red, Daoguang Period (1821-1850). Estimate: HKD 280,000 - HKD 350,000 (USD 36,262 - USD 45,328). Price Realised HKD 400,000 (USD 51,811) © Christie’s Images Limited 2016. Each bowl is enamelled and gilt with the fengdeng, the 'Lanterns of Abundance', within four medallions that are divided by floral sprays. 6 7/8 in. (17.4 cm.), box Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 30... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2016

A fine yellow-ground famille rose 'medallion' bowl, Shendetang Zhi mark in iron red, Daoguang Period (1821-1850)

Lot 3330. A fine  yellow-ground famille rose 'medallion' bowl, Shendetang Zhi mark in iron red, Daoguang Period (1821-1850). Estimate: HKD 80,000 - HKD 150,000 (USD 10,361 - USD 19,426). Price Realised HKD 275,000 (USD 35,620) © Christie’s Images Limited 2016. The bowl is finely enamelled on the exterior with four medallions enclosing sprays of chrysanthemums, lingzhi fungus and other flowers, interspersed with auspicious objects, all reserved on a yellow ground. 4 1/2... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2016

A 38.68 carats Burma, Mogok Valley sugarloaf ruby cabochon and diamond ring

Lot 142. A 38.68 carats Burma, Mogok Valley sugarloaf ruby cabochon and diamond ring. Estimate US$ 80,000 - 120,000 (€75,000 - 110,000). Photo: Bonhams. centering a sugarloaf ruby cabochon, weighing 38.68 carats, flanked by two modified trapezoid diamonds, weighing a total of approximately 2.05 carats; mounted in platinum; size 6 1/2 Accompanied by AGL report # CS 1079268, dated October 21, 2016, stating the ruby as: Kenyan origin, no indications of heat or clarity enhancement.  Accompanied by... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2016

A 13.82 carats Colombian emerald and diamond ring

Lot 173. A 13.82 carats Colombian emerald and diamond ring. Estimate US$ 280,000 - 380,000 (€260,000 - 360,000). Photo: Bonhams. centering a rectangular step-cut emerald, weighing 13.82 carats, flanked either side by trapezoid-shaped diamonds; estimated total diamond weight: 1.50 carats; mounted in platinum; size 6 1/2 Accompanied by AGL report # CS 85364, dated June 13, 2016, stating the emerald as: Colombian origin, indications of minor (modern) clarity enhancements. Accompanied by Gubelin report #... [Lire la suite]
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03 décembre 2016

A blue and white hu-form vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3329. A blue and white hu-form vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate: HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,200,000 (USD 103,606 - USD 155,409). Price Realised HKD 1,500,000 (USD 194,292) © Christie’s Images Limited 2016. The vase is vividly painted with a lotus scroll band and a composite floral scroll, above cresting waves and below overlapping stylised plantain leaves around the waisted neck, all divided by raised double-moulded line borders. The... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2016

Two fine blue and white 'Eight immortals' bowls, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period

Lot 3328. Two fine blue and white 'Eight immortals' bowls, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate: HKD 500,000 - HKD 800,000 (USD 64,754 - USD 103,606). Price Realised HKD 625,000 (USD 80,955) © Christie’s Images Limited 2016. Each bowl is decorated on the exterior with the Eight Daoist Immortals shown with their attributes standing amidst vapour above a wave border. The centre of the interior is decorated with the Three Star Gods under a... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2016

Brian Sewell bequeaths painting to the National Gallery

Louis Jean François Lagrenée, 'Maternal Affection', 1773. Oil on copper, 43.5 x 34.5 cm. A gift from the estate of Brian Sewell, 2016. © The National Gallery, London. LONDON.- ”As a child, there was not a major museum or art gallery in London I didn’t know, and the National Gallery was my favourite.” (Brian Sewell interviewed in 'The Daily Telegraph', June 2012)  The legendary 'Evening Standard' art critic would often talk about the weekly visits he made to the National Gallery as a child imbuing him with his... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2016

Monographic exhibition of works by Master Mateo opens at the Prado Museum

Master Mateo in the Museo del Prado. MADRID.- The Museo del Prado, the Real Academia Gallega de Bellas Artes and the Fundación Catedral de Santiago are the joint organisers of this monographic exhibition of works by Master Mateo for the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, offering visitors an in-depth focus on a golden period in the history of the building, spanning the years 1168 to 1211.  The exhibition features the nine known sculptures that have survived from the lost façade of the Portico of Glory, including a... [Lire la suite]