29 avril 2016

Ippolito Caffi (Belluno 1809 - Lissa 1866), La place Saint Pierre de Rome au clair de lune

Lot 160. Ippolito Caffi (Belluno 1809 - Lissa 1866), La place Saint Pierre de Rome au clair de lune. Huile sur toile, 37 x 47 cm ; 14 1/2 by 18 1/2 in. Estimation: 50,000 — 70,000 EUR. Photo Sotheby's.  IPPOLITO CAFFI ; SAINT PETER'S SQUARE IN ROME AT MOONLIGHT ; OIL ON CANVAS  Provenance: Dipinti e Disegni Antichi, vente Christie's à Milan, le 28 novembre 2007, lot 145, vendu 151 400 €  Ippolito Caffi excelle dans la représentation de vues urbaines... [Lire la suite]

29 avril 2016

An important ruby and diamond 'Flora' necklace, by Bulgari

Lot 205. An important Mogok, Burma ruby and diamond 'Flora' necklace, by Bulgari. Estimate CHF2,800,000 – CHF3,500,000 ($2,903,630 - $3,629,537). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The bib necklace, designed as an openwork panel of thirty oval-cut rubies, weighing from approximately 7.00 to 1.21 carats, connected by keystone and whistle-cut diamond overlapping circular links, interspersed by pear-shaped diamond florets, accented by circular-cut diamonds, extending to the backchain, 36.0 cm long, mounted in gold, in... [Lire la suite]
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29 avril 2016

A Cizhou bottle vase, Yuan Dynasty

Lot 9. A Cizhou bottle vase, Yuan Dynasty. Estimate £800 - 1,200 (€1,000 - 1,500). Photo Bonhams. The exterior vigorously painted with abstracted floral designs over a cream-coloured slip background, two copper metal infilled repairs; together with a green lead-glazed saddle-bag form ewer with incised lotus decoration and two high-relief figures at the spout, Probably Liao Dynasty. 21.5cm (8 1/2in) high (2). Provenance: Purchased from Artemesia Oriental Porcelain on 22 December 1988... [Lire la suite]
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29 avril 2016

A Cizhou painted baluster jar, Yuan Dynasty

Lot 8. A Cizhou painted baluster jar, Yuan Dynasty. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€3,800 - 6,400). Photo Bonhams. Of compressed baluster form rising from a recessed base, painted in black slip on a cream ground, with a band of three lozenge-shaped panels, variously depicting a lotus spray and scholarly figures in landscape, all within decorative bands and spiral borders. 31cm (12 1/8 in) high Provenance: Sir Harry and Lady Garner CollectionBluett & Sons Ltd., London, Catalogue, 1973, no.30,... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2016

A pair of 29.39 and 28.03 carats cushion-shaped diamond earrings

Lot 103. A pair of 29.39 and 28.03 carats cushion-shaped diamond earrings. Estimate CHF1,250,000 – CHF1,550,000 ($1,296,263 - $1,607,367). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  Each cushion-shaped diamond, weighing approximately 29.39 and 28.03 carats, to the diamond-set articulated pyramid-shaped surmount, 5.5 cm, mounted in platinum  Accompanied by reports nos. 1176440420 and 1176440423 dated 6 January 2016 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that both diamonds are L colour, VS2 clarity. ... [Lire la suite]
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29 avril 2016

Italie, Gênes, début XVIIIe siècle, Paire de bustes de femmes, probablement Diane et Athéna

Lot 34. Italie, Gênes, début XVIIIe siècle, Paire de bustes de femmes, probablement Diane et Athéna. Estimation: 70,000 — 100,000 EUR. Photo Sotheby's en marbre; sur des piédouches en marbre gris et des colonnes en marbre polychromeHaut. (bustes) 98 et 101 cm, haut. (colonnes) 126 cm ; height (busts) 38 1/2 & 39 4/5 in., height (columns) 49 in.  REFERENCE BIBLIOGRAPHIQUE: Kunst in der Republik Genua (1528-1815), cat. exp., Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, 1992, pp. 242-255. ... [Lire la suite]

29 avril 2016

Carlo Beretta (1687-1764), Ottone Visconti et Guido Visconti, Milan, vers 1716-1734

Lot 55. Carlo Beretta (1687-1764), Ottone Visconti et Guido Visconti, Milan, vers 1716-1734. Estimation: 100,000 — 150,000 EUR. Photo Sotheby's paire de bustes en terre cuite; sur des piédouches en bois noirci; sur des bases en bois peintHaut. (bustes) 76 et 72 cm, haut. (socles) 95 cm; height (busts) 30 & 28 1/3 in., height (bases) 37 1/3 in.  A PAIR OF MILANESE, EARLY 18TH CENTURY, CIRCA 1716-1734, TERRACOTTA BUSTS OF OTTONE AND GUIDO VISCONTI, BY CARLO BERETTA  ... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2016

A pair of diamond and superb colored diamond ear pendants

Lot 234. A pair of diamond and superb colored diamond ear pendants. Estimate CHF5,400,000 – CHF6,400,000 ($5,599,858 - $6,636,868). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  Each heart-shaped diamond surmount, weighing approximately 1.51 and 1.45 carat, one suspending a fancy intense blue pear-shaped diamond, weighing approximately 1.51 carat, and a fancy intense pink pear-shaped diamond, weighing approximately 3.08 carats; the other suspending a fancy intense pink pear-shaped diamond, weighing approximately 1.65 carat, and... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2016

A Junyao two-handled vase, hu, Ming Dynasty

Lot 7. A Junyao two-handled vase, hu, Ming Dynasty. Estimate £1,200 - 1,500 (€1,500 - 1,900). Photo Bonhams. Flanked with two narrow tubular lug handles, all covered in a thick lavender blue phase-separated glaze with a fine crackle and violet splashes, falling short of the tapered foot. 27cm (10 5/8in) high Bonhams. AUCTION 23541: ASIAN ART, 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
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29 avril 2016

A junyao tripod incense burner, Jin-Yuan Dynasty

Lot 5. A junyao tripod incense burner, Jin-Yuan Dynasty. Estimate £1,200 - 1,500 (€1,500 - 1,900). Photo Bonhams. Set on three cabriole style feet, the compressed globular body rising to a cylindrical neck and everted rim, covered overall in a lightly crackle suffused turquoise glaze, reserved with a deep pinkish purple splash to one side of the body, rising to the rim and continuing to the interior, two further small violet splashes to the interior. 10cm (4in) diam. ... [Lire la suite]
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