26 septembre 2016

Diamond Necklace, Harry Winston

Lot 1784. Diamond Necklace, Harry Winston. Estimate 2,300,000 — 4,000,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.    Designed as three rows of variously-shaped diamonds weighing approximately 80.00 carats in total, mounted in platinum, signed Winston and numbered, length approximately 370mm, case stamped Harry Winston. .  Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels & Jadeite Hong Kong, 04 Oct 2016, 02:00 PM
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26 septembre 2016

Magnificent Type IIa Diamond Necklace, Harry Winston

Lot 1798. Magnificent Type IIa Diamond Necklace, Harry Winston. Estimate 42,000,000 — 48,000,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.    Of fringe design, suspending nine pear-shaped diamonds weighing from 14.93 to 2.04 carats, supported by rows of circular-cut and pear-shaped diamonds; the diamonds weighing approximately 177.51 carats in total, mounted in platinum, signed Winston and with maker's mark for Jacques Timey, length approximately 405mm.  Accompanied by nine... [Lire la suite]
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26 septembre 2016

A beautiful and rare silk Kesi roundel, 19th Century

Lot 42. A beautiful and rare silk Kesi roundel, 19th Century. Estimate 600.00€ - 800.00 €. Photo: Czerny's Finely decorated with the eight Buddhist symbols of good omen and flowers, featuring a lantern at the center. Featuring other fabrics at the sides. diameter 30 cm. Notes: The decoration at the center is presumably related to the traditional Lantern Feast. See Celestial Silks, Chinese religious & court textiles; Judith Rutherford & Jackie Menzies; pag.44; obj. number 18. A similar... [Lire la suite]
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26 septembre 2016

A nice Kesi silk military rank badge (Buzi), 19th Century

Lot 45. A nice Kesi silk military rank badge (Buzi), 19th Century. Estimate 600.00€ - 800.00 €. Photo: Czerny's Depicting a leopard on the stones, it represented a third-rang soldier's wife; surrounded by swastikas. Slight scraping on the border. 29 x 29 cm. Czerny's. CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART
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26 septembre 2016

A nice and rare "Xiezhai" Kesi silk military rank badge (Buzi), late 19th Century

Lot 44. A nice and rare "Xiezhai" Kesi silk military rank badge (Buzi), late 19th Century. Estimate 800.00€ - 1 000.00 €. Photo: Czerny's Depicting the Xiezhai, a mythological animal, on a rock representing the Censor, with two bats flying among the clouds; the ground is finely decorated with gold, woven swastikas. Cut in half and re-sewn, featuring small pitting. 27.5 x 29 cm.  Czerny's. CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART
26 septembre 2016

A nice Kesi silk military rank badge (Buzi), 19th Century

Lot 43. A nice Kesi silk military rank badge (Buzi), 19th Century. Estimate 600.00€ - 800.00 €. Photo: Czerny's Depicting a third rang soldier's wife; embroidered with a leopard on a rock; featuring Buddhist symbols of good omen among clouds and around a red sun. Small scraping on the border. 30.5 x 29 cm. Notes: Women were allowed to wear a rank badge. The distinction between male and female rank badges was made by positioning the red disk (symbolizing the sun) differently. Both military and civil rank... [Lire la suite]
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26 septembre 2016

A finely carved imperial ruby-red overlay glass 'warriors' box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 117. A finely carved imperial ruby-red overlay glass 'warriors' box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.    exquisitely carved through the outer layer of ruby-red glass to the speckled white ground, the top of the cover decorated with a medallion enclosing a dramatic scene of two warriors, one rendered attacking the other with his long spear, the victim depicted falling off his horse, the landscape set... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2016

A pair of large ru-type bottle vases, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 114. A pair of large ru-type bottle vases, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 900,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.   each robustly potted after the Song dynasty prototype, the compressed globular body resting on a slightly splayed foot and sweeping up to a tall gently waisted neck and cupped mouth, the shoulder bordered with three horizontal raised ribs, the neck with two evenly spaced fillets above a further raised fillet collaring the lower neck, evenly applied... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2016

A lemon-yellow-ground underglaze-blue 'nine peaches' dish, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 115. A lemon-yellow-ground underglaze-blue 'nine peaches' dish, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Estimate 900,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.  the shallow interior decorated with a medallion in inky tones of cobalt-blue with nine peaches borne on gnarled leafy branches, the succulent ripe peaches and furled leaves accented by simulated 'heaping and piling', all within a double-line border repeated below the rim, the exterior with an undulating leafy... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2016

A fine, large and brilliantly enamelled doucai 'phoenix and peony' meiping and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 116. A fine, large and brilliantly enamelled doucai 'phoenix and peony' meiping and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. sturdily potted with a well-proportioned rounded shoulder tapering to a countersunk base and surmounted by a short waisted neck, the body divided into three main registers with three iron-red lines, the central frieze painted with large multi-coloured flowering peony blooms borne on a curling leafy... [Lire la suite]