19 avril 2017

Gold and Colored Stone Choker, Designed by Paulding Farnham, circa 1908

Lot 80. Gold and Colored Stone Choker, Designed by Paulding Farnham, circa 1908. Estimate 50,000 — 75,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. The collar composed of an openwork ground of collet-set variously-cut colored stones including faceted citrines, amethysts and topazes, accented by cabochon pink and green tourmalines, the central motif with a cabochon pink tourmaline atop a cabochon green tourmaline atop a faceted citrine platform, gross weight approximately 129 dwts, length 13½ to 13 inches, with a removeable... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2017

Platinum, Gold, Natural Pearl and Diamond Pendant-Necklace

Lot 86. Platinum, Gold, Natural Pearl and Diamond Pendant-Necklace, circa 1910.  Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. The scrollwork pendant supporting one drop-shaped white natural pearl measuring approximately 13.2 by 12.2 mm and one semi-baroque shaped gray natural pearl measuring approximately 12.8 by 12.2 mm, suspended from a diamond-set chain with old European, old mine and single-cut diamonds weighing approximately 3.95 carats, length 16¼ inches; the pendant circa 1910. ... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2017

Platinum, 18 Karat Gold, Alexandrite and Diamond Ring

Lot 223. Platinum, 18 Karat Gold, 6.02 carats  Indian Alexandrite and Diamond Ring. Estimate 75,000 — 100,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Centering a cushion-cut alexandrite weighing 6.02 carats, accented by trapeze-cut and bullet-shaped diamonds weighing 1.38 carats, size 6½. Accompanied by AGL report no. 1082483 stating that the alexandrite is of Indian origin, with no indications of clarity enhancement, degree of color change: prominent to strong, quality of color change: excellent to very good. ... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2017

Rare and Exceptional Pieces at Bonhams Fine Chinese Art Sale in London

Lot 109. A rare and large gilt-bronze figure of Dharmapala Begtse Chen, 18th century, 36.8cm (14 1/2in) high (2). Estimate £150,000 – 200,000.  Photo: Bonhams. LONDON - The Fine Chinese Art sale, to be held at New Bond St, London on Thursday 11 May, will include many rare Chinese ceramics and works of art from European and Asian private collections. Following on The Jongen-Schleiper Collection of Fine Thangkas, this sale offers a diverse selection of Buddhist bronze figures from the Ming to the... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2017

Announcing the Exceedingly Rare Yongzheng Amphora to lead Christie’s Hong Kong May sale of Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art

A Magnificent Imperial Tang-Style Celadon-Glazed Amphora, Yongzheng Mark and of the period (1723-1735). 20 3/8 in. (51.8 cm.) high. Estimate on request. ©  Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Hong Kong – This spring, Christie’s Hong Kong will once again be presenting some of the world’s most coveted and sought after imperial works of art with the unveiling of the tremendously important Yongzheng-period celadon-glazed amphora. With powerful presence and remarkable design, the large amphora will be proudly offered as a... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2017

An aubergine and turquoise-glazed fahua-type baluster vase, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 144. An aubergine and turquoise-glazed fahua-type baluster vase, Wanli period (1573-1620), 46.2cm (18 1/4in) high. Estimate £6,000 - 8,000 (€7,100 - 9,500). Photo: Bonhams. Of elegant baluster form, flanked by a pair of handles moulded in the form of feathery peony flowers and leaves, the bulbous body decorated with large chrysanthemums and leaves enamelled in turquoise and white on a lustrous purple-aubergine ground. Provenance: Lady Ward, possibly Irene Mary Bewick, Baroness Ward of Tyneside (1895-1980),... [Lire la suite]

19 avril 2017

A rare ming-style blue and white and copper-red barbed-rim dish, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 205. A rare Ming-style blue and white and copper-red barbed-rim dish, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795), 37.5cm (14 3/4in) diam. Estimate £12,000 - 15,000 (€14,000 - 18,000). Photo: Bonhams. Painted in copper-red with flowering peony and lingzhi fungus issuing from blue branches and a grassy clump, all within double circles beneath four floral sprays at the cavetto, the rim with further lingzhi and meandering floral scrolls.  Provenance: Christie's London, 21 March 1988,... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2017

A fine puce-enamelled blue and white 'Eight Immortals' bowl, seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 3706. A fine puce-enamelled blue and white 'Eight Immortals' bowl, seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850), 22.1 cm, 8 5/8  in. Estimate 180,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot sold 225,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. well-potted with rounded sides resting on a tapered foot, the exterior painted in underglaze blue with the Eight Immortals carrying their various attributes, riding on various sea creatures or plants, journeying across a ground of cresting waves in puce enamel, all above a key-fret band,... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2017

A large underglaze-blue and copper-red decorated ‘lions’ vase, tianqiuping, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 134. A large underglaze-blue and copper-red decorated ‘lions’ vase, tianqiuping, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 22 3/4 in. (56.8 cm.) high, box. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 350,000 (USD 19,390 - USD 45,243). Price realised HKD 325,000 (USD 42,007). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The vase is decorated in underglaze blue and copper red to depict lions playing with brocade balls, including two around the neck and six around the globular body. The base is unglazed.  Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2017

A copper-red and underglaze-blue vase, fanghu, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3683. A copper-red and underglaze-blue vase, fanghu, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 15.5 cm, 6 1/8  in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,500,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. finely painted on the front and back with a pair of swooping phoenix in bright copper red, amidst a peony meander of red blooms and underglaze-blue leafy stems, the sides decorated with a similar floral design, the neck flanked by a pair of animal-mask and mock ring handles, all... [Lire la suite]