22 avril 2014

The "100 Carats Club". Large Morganite--"A Member of the 100 Carats Club"

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The "100 Carats Club". Large Morganite--"A Member of the 100 Carats Club". Photo Bonhams.

This attractive oval-cut morganite, exhibits a "padparadscha-esque color with a correct balance of slightly pinkish orange which is delectible. Its well-faceted form is enhanced by its excellent clarity. Weighing approximately 146.5 carats and measuring 41.5 x 27.0 x 21.5mm. Estimate US$ 8,000 - 10,000 (€5,800 - 7,200)

Bonhams. GEMS, MINERALS, LAPIDARY WORKS OF ART AND NATURAL HISTORY. Los Angeles, 20 May 2014 10:00 PDT - www.bonhams.com

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The "100 Carats Club". Impressive Blue Topaz--"A Member of the 100 Carats Club", Brazil

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The "100 Carats Club". Impressive Blue Topaz--"A Member of the 100 Carats Club", Brazil. Photo Bonhams.

This faceted pear-shaped topaz is distinguished by a rich blue hue that is commonly referred to in the trade "London Blue". Both its luster and clarity are excellent. Despite its weight of well over two hundred carats, it is not too large to be fashioned into a pendant for a confident wearer. Weighing approximately 286.5 carats and measuring 61.0 x 33.0 x 20.0mm. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000 (€1,400 - 2,200)

Bonhams. GEMS, MINERALS, LAPIDARY WORKS OF ART AND NATURAL HISTORY. Los Angeles, 20 May 2014 10:00 PDT - www.bonhams.com

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The "100 Carats Club". Carved Smoky Quartz--"A Member of the 100 Carats Club"

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The "100 Carats Club". Carved Smoky Quartz--"A Member of the 100 Carats Club" Photo Bonhams.

Suitable for tabletop or cabinet display, carved of medium-toned smoky quartz and well-polished. Weighing approximately 609.27 carats and measuring 85.0 x 47.0 x 23.0mm. Estimate US$ 500 - 700 (€360 - 510)

Bonhams. GEMS, MINERALS, LAPIDARY WORKS OF ART AND NATURAL HISTORY. Los Angeles, 20 May 2014 10:00 PDT - www.bonhams.com

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The "100 Carats Club" Kunzite--"A Member of the 100 Carats Club", Brazil

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The "100 Carats Club" Kunzite--"A Member of the 100 Carats Club", Brazil. Photo Bonhams.

A delectable piece of eye-candy this stone is distinguished by its true baby pink color of good saturation and its fine luster. A number of fascinating needle like inclusions grace the interior and aid in the diagnostics of identification but do not detract from its beauty. Weighing approximately 168.40 carats and measuring 35.0 x 29.0 x 19.0 mm. Estimate US$ 2,500 - 3,500 (€1,800 - 2,500)

Bonhams. GEMS, MINERALS, LAPIDARY WORKS OF ART AND NATURAL HISTORY. Los Angeles, 20 May 2014 10:00 PDTwww.bonhams.com

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Three pairs of Chinese 19th century's rank badges at Nagel, "Asiatische Kunst", 8.5.2014

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A pair of paradise flycatcher rank badges of a second rank official, China, 19th century. Photo Nagel.

Dense knot stitch embroidery on blue satin, depicting the bird within auspicious flower and fruit on an ocean of eight buddhist symbols. Front badge resewn, good condition. 31 x 30 cmEstimate 1500/2500 €

Property from an old South German private collection.

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A pair of gold embroidered peacock rank badges of a third-rank official, China, 19th century. Photo Nagel.

Gold and silver wrapped threads on silk, couched stitch and appliqué bird, the peacock within eight buddhist symbols and dense cloud motifs. Front badge sewn, minor wear. 30 x 30 cm. Estimate 1500/2500 €

Property from an old South German private collection.

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A pair of kesi mandarin squares depicting a peacock symbolizing the third-rank official, China, early 19th  century. Photo Nagel.

Front badge resewn, minor wear. 29,5 x 29,5 cm. Estimate 1000/1500 €

Property from an old South German private collection.

Nagel. "Asiatische Kunst". 8.5.2014 - http://www.auction.de/



A black lacquer writing box decorated with painted gold lacquer showing an Imperial Dragon en face, China, Qianlong period

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A black lacquer writing box decorated with painted gold lacquer showing an Imperial Dragon en face, China, Qianlong periodPhoto Nagel.

Square box with silk interior. Traces of age, few cracks, edges partly chipped, stains of top of the cover. 30,5x27,5x4,5 cm. Estimate 2500/3500 €

Compare also with a Qianlong example, illustrated in Qing Legacies, The Sumptuous Art of Imperial Packaging, The MacauMuseum of Art, Exhib.cat., Macau, December 2000, no.24,p. 99.

Nagel. "Asiatische Kunst". 8.5.2014 - http://www.auction.de/

Eight Chinese robes at Nagel, "Asiatische Kunst", 8.5.2014

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A finely embroidered blue-ground silk dragon robe, China, 19th century. Photo Nagel.

Front discoloured, seams and edges slightly worn. L. 135 cm. Estimate 3000/4000 €

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A fine red 'kesi' robe with roundels depicting shou characters framed by butterflies,  China, Guangxu period. Photo Nagel.

Minor stains, the fur of the cuffs and selvages slightly worn. L. 130 cm. Estimate 3000/4000 €

Property from an old German private collection, bought in China prior 1930

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An embroidered blue-ground silk dragon robe with fine brocade collar and cuffs, China, 19th century. Photo Nagel.

 Minor traces of age, gold paper slightly worn, lining worn. L. 137 cm. Estimate 2500/3500 €

Property from an European private collection

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A fine blue-ground gauze robe (jifu) with dragon embroideryChina, 19th century. Photo Nagel.

Cuffs and collar slightly worn. L. 125 cm. Estimate 2000/3000 €

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A blue-ground dragon robe with fine embroidery decoration, China, 19th century. Photo Nagel

Minor tear, hole. L. 137 cm. Estimate 2000/3000 €

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An apricot coloured 'kesi' robe (changyi) with butterfly motifs and fine embroidered cuffs, China, 19th century. Photo Nagel.

Slightly discoloured, very minor traces of age. L.139 cm. Estimate 2000/3000 €

Property from a South German Noble collection 

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A  fine violet coloured silk robe with lotus embroidery, China, late Qing dynasty. Photo Nagel.

Shoulder and borders slightly worn, minor stains. L. 132 cm. Estimate 2000/3000 €

Property from a Scandinavian private collection

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A blue-ground silk robe with floss silk embroidery depicting a dragon, China, 19th century. Photo Nagel.

Cut short, length and width not original, partially resewn leaving the lishui border intact, comes with missing parts. L. 100 cm. Estimate 600 €

Property from an old German private collection

Nagel. "Asiatische Kunst". 8.5.2014 - http://www.auction.de/

 

A fine peachnloom-glazed porcelain box and cover, China, underglaze blue Kangxi six-character mark and of the period

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A fine peachnloom-glazed porcelain box and cover, China, underglaze blue Kangxi six-character mark and of the period. Photo Nagel.

Good condition. D. 7,5 cm. Estimate 6 000 - 8 000 €.

Former property from an old German private collection

Nagel. "Asiatische Kunst". 8.5.2014 - http://www.auction.de/

Large South Seas Cultured Pearl, Coastal Waters of Australia

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Large South Seas Cultured Pearl, Coastal Waters of Australia. Photo Bonhams.

A large and impressive, white South Seas cultured pearl of slightly bouton shape, having good luster to the front, drilled. Weighing approximately 44.22 carats and measuring 18.5 x 17.5mm. Estimate US$ 1,200 - 1,500 (€870 - 1,100)

Bonhams. GEMS, MINERALS, LAPIDARY WORKS OF ART AND NATURAL HISTORY. Los Angeles, 20 May 2014 10:00 PDT - www.bonhams.com

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Extremely Rare Natural Saltwater Pearl, Turban snail, Astraea undosa, Sea of Cortez, near Baja California. Photo Bonhams. A ver

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Extremely Rare Natural Saltwater Pearl, Turban snail, Astraea undosa, Sea of Cortez, near Baja California. Photo Bonhams.

A very large, nacreous pearl from the saltwater marine mollusk, the Turban snail, prevalent in the waters of the Gulf of California. Graceful and feminine in form, this extremely rare pearl has a strong pink and green orient as well as fine luster. Weighing approximately 48.33 carats and measuring 23.0 x 20.5 x 14.0mm. Estimate US$ 55,000 - 65,000 (€40,000 - 47,000)

See lot 1336, Auction 21032, 21 May 2013 for a comparable pearl, the only other Turban snail pearl to have been offered at public auction

Bonhams. GEMS, MINERALS, LAPIDARY WORKS OF ART AND NATURAL HISTORY. Los Angeles, 20 May 2014 10:00 PDT - www.bonhams.com

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