03 septembre 2015

A coloured diamond single-stone ring

An 11.80 carats coloured diamond single-stone ring. Estimate £80,000 - 120,000 (€110,000 - 160,000). Photo: Bonhams. The old brilliant-cut diamond, weighing 11.80 carats, within a single-cut diamond surround and similarly-cut diamond shoulders, ring size L (sizing band) Accompanied by a report from GCS stating that the diamond is Light Yellow, natural colour, VVS2 clarity. Report number 5775-1983, dated 12 May 2015. Bonham's. FINE JEWELLERY, 24 Sep 2015 12:00 BST - LONDON, NEW BOND STREET

03 septembre 2015

A coloured diamond and diamond "Tiger" brooch, by Cartier, circa 1990

A coloured diamond and diamond "Tiger" brooch, by Cartier, circa 1990. Estimate £40,000 - 60,000 (€54,000 - 82,000). Photo: Bonhams. Designed as a tiger on the prowl, with pear-shaped emerald eyes, its coat rendered in shaped onyx stripes and brilliant-cut orange, yellow and near-colourless diamond shading, diamonds approximately 2.90 carats total, coloured diamonds untested for natural colour, signed Cartier, numbered 634354, maker's mark and French assay marks, Cartier case, onyx nose and two tail stripes... [Lire la suite]
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03 septembre 2015

An emerald and diamond ring, by Van Cleef & Arpels, 1920

An 18.67 carats Colombian emerald and diamond ring, by Van Cleef & Arpels, 1920. Estimate £120,000 - 150,000 (€160,000 - 200,000). Photo: Bonhams. The octagonal step-cut emerald, weighing 18.67 carats, within a delicate mount millegrain-set with single-cut diamonds and engraved decoration, unsigned, numbered 8752, rubbed French assay mark, ring size M Accompanied by a report from SSEF stating that the emerald is of Colombian origin, with indications of clarity modification, moderate amount of oil in... [Lire la suite]
03 septembre 2015

The Hope Spinel. An exceptional 19th century spinel and diamond jewel

 The Hope Spinel. An exceptional 19th century 50.13 carats spinel and diamond jewel. Estimate £150,000 - 200,000 (€200,000 - 270,000). Photo: Bonhams. The large octagonal step-cut spinel, weighing 50.13 carats, within decorative old brilliant and rose-cut diamond claws, framed by larger old brilliant-cut diamonds, mounted in silver and gold, mounted as a brooch/pendant with detachable fittings, formerly the centrepiece of a larger jewel, diamonds approximately 6.50 carats, detachable brooch fitting, dimensions... [Lire la suite]
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03 septembre 2015

A very rare and important brown-glazed Dingyao molded conical bowl, Northern Song dynasty (AD 960-1279)

A very rare and important brown-glazed Dingyao molded conical bowl, Northern Song dynasty (AD 960-1279). Estimate $600,000 – $800,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowl has a widely flared body crisply molded on the interior with a lotus plant and sagittaria sagittifolia in the center below two fish swimming amidst further lotus plants, sagittaria sagittifolila, water weeds and grasses on the sides, and is covered overall with a glaze of ochre-brown color that stops at the unglazed rim exposing... [Lire la suite]
03 septembre 2015

A Cizhou carved pillow, Song dynasty, 11th-12th century

A Cizhou carved pillow, Song dynasty, 11th-12th century. Estimate $12,000 – $18,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The canted, cloud-shaped top of the pillow is carved through white slip with a large, flowering peony stem within a line border, all under a clear glaze. The underside of the rim and the sides are covered with a dark brown glaze that falls short of the flat base which is painted in black with an illegible inscription. 12 in. (30.5 cm.) wide, Japanese wood box Literature: 100 Ceramic Pillows: Formerly... [Lire la suite]
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03 septembre 2015

An exceptional Jianyao 'Hare's fur' tea bowl and a tixi lacquer stand bowl, Southern Song dynasty

 An exceptional Jianyao 'Hare's fur' tea bowl and a tixi lacquer stand bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); lacquer stand, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century. Estimate $80,000 – $120,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowl is mounted with a silver rim, covered with a thick black glaze finely streaked with iridescent 'hare's fur' markings, stopping irregularly above the foot exposing the chocolate-brown body. The tixi lacquer stand is constructed with a hexafoil... [Lire la suite]
03 septembre 2015

Tourmaline, Cranberry Red Ruby Crystal, Corundum var. Sapphire, Opal, Rainbow Petrified Wood

Very deep green chrome crystal of Tourmaline. 350 ct and about 44 x 40 mm specimen. 1.7", 556ct Sharp Cranberry Red Ruby Crystal, India. Corundum var. Sapphire - Ratnapura, Ratnapura District, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka. Opal  - Tsehay Mewcha, Delanta Woreda, South Wello, Amhara Province, Ethiopia. Rainbow Petrified Wood (Araucarioxylon Arizonicum,  Triassic) - Chinle Formation, Arizona
03 septembre 2015

A Junyao deep bowl, Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th-13th century

A Junyao deep bowl, Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th-13th century. Estimate $12,000 – $18,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowl has deep, rounded sides that rise from the small, slightly flared foot and is covered overall with a glaze of pale blue color that thins to mushroom at the rim and ends in a line on the foot. 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) diam. Provenance: George Eumorfopoulos (1863-1939) Collection, London.Sotheby's Hong Kong, 29 October 1991, lot 15. Literature: R. L. Hobson, The George Eumorfopoulos... [Lire la suite]
03 septembre 2015

A Dingyao carved bowl, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty, 11th-12th century

A Dingyao carved bowl, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty, 11th-12th century. Estimate $6,000 – $8,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The well-potted bowl has deep sides rising to the slightly everted rim, and is carved on the exterior with two lotus blossoms borne on graceful leafy stems. The bowl is covered all over, except the rim, with a glaze of ivory tone which continues over the foot to cover the base. 6 ½ in. (16.5 cm.) diam. Notes: It was a common practice of the potters at the Ding kilns in Hebei province to fire... [Lire la suite]