15 novembre 2017

A rare copper-red decorated bracket-lobed cup stand, Hongwu period (1368-1398)

Lot 8001. A rare copper-red decorated bracket-lobed cup stand, Hongwu period (1368-1398). 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000 (USD 64,369 - USD 90,116). © Christies Images Ltd 2017 The centre is painted with a quatrefoil ruyi surrounded by a raised collar to support the cup and by a continuous chrysanthemum scroll bearing six blossoms, the petal-moulded cavetto further painted with lotus sprays below a classic scroll on the everted bracket-lobed rim. The... [Lire la suite]

15 novembre 2017

‘THE EASTERN RENAISSANCE’. Important Ming Imperial Works of Art from the Le Cong Tang Collection

© Christies Images Ltd 2017 ‘THE EASTERN RENAISSANCE’ THE SPIRIT OF ARTMaster of Le Cong Tang Compared to many animals, we humans fall far behind when it comes to certain physical abilities. Birds fly effortlessly in the sky and fish breathe underwater, neither of which human can do; nor can human compete in speed and strength with some ferocious animals. Yet, humans consider themselves as the “spirit” of all species on Earth. Why?  Personally, I think humans surpass animals in at least three important aspects:First of all,... [Lire la suite]
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15 novembre 2017

A square cut-cornered diamond ring

Lot 494. A square cut-cornered diamond weighing approximately 33.21 carats, I colour, VVS2 clarity ring. Estimate CHF 1,250,000 - CHF 1,550,000. Price realised CHF 1,272,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Set with a square cut-cornered diamond, weighing approximately 33.21 carats, to the plain hoop, ring size 5 ¾, mounted in gold. Accompanied by report no. 1186573968 dated 7 July 2017 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is I colour, VVS2 clarity. ... [Lire la suite]
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15 novembre 2017

A 20.28 carats marquise-cut Type IIa diamond ring

Lot 381. A 20.28 carats marquise-cut Type IIa diamond ring. Estimate CHF 1,200,000 - CHF 2,000,000. Price realised CHF 1,392,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Set with a marquise-cut diamond, weighing approximately 20.28 carats, between tapered baguette-cut diamond shoulders, ring size 5 ½. Accompanied by report no. 6183665346 dated 25 August 2017 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is D colour, VVS2 clarity, and a Diamond Type Classification letter stating that... [Lire la suite]
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15 novembre 2017

A pair of 10.49 and 10.29 carats cushion-shaped Kashmir sapphire and diamond earrings

Lot 485. A pair of 10.49 and 10.29 carats cushion-shaped Kashmir sapphire and diamond earrings. Estimate CHF 1,100,000 - CHF 1,500,000. Price realised CHF 1,692,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each cushion-shaped sapphire, weighing approximately 10.49 and 10.29 carats, within a cushion-shaped diamond surround and surmount, 3.0 cm, mounted in platinum and gold. Accompanied by report no. 17090205/1 and 2 dated 26 September 2017 from the Gübelin GemLab stating that the origin of the sapphires is... [Lire la suite]
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15 novembre 2017

A 50.51 carats octagonal step-cut Ceylon sapphire and diamond ring, by Harry Winston

Lot 382. A 50.51 carats octagonal step-cut Ceylon sapphire and diamond ring, by Harry Winston. Estimate CHF 1,200,000 - CHF 2,000,000. Price realised CHF 1,872,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Set with an octagonal step-cut sapphire, weighing approximately 50.51 carats, within a circular-cut diamond surround, ring size 6. Signed Winston for Harry Winston. Accompanied by report no. 17090196 dated 28 September 2017 from the Gübelin GemLab stating that the origin of the sapphire is Sri Lanka... [Lire la suite]

15 novembre 2017

A 5.08 carats fancy pink oval-cut diamond ring

Lot 504. A 5.08 carats fancy pink oval-cut Type IIa diamond ring. Estimate CHF 1,250,000 - CHF 1,500,000. Price realised CHF 3,252,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Set with a fancy pink oval-cut diamond, weighing approximately 5.08 carats, to the plain hoop, ring size 5 ½, mounted in gold. Accompanied by report no. 2185638033 dated 7 August 2017 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is Fancy Pink colour, VS1 clarity, and a Diamond Type Classification letter... [Lire la suite]
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15 novembre 2017

A ruby and diamond ring

Lot 393. A 8.27 carats Burmese ruby and diamond ring. Estimate CHF 800,000 - CHF 1,200,000. Price realised CHF 5,487,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Set with a cushion-shaped ruby, weighing approximately 8.27 carats, to the marquise-cut diamond twin shoulders, ring size 4 ¾, mounted in platinum. Accompanied by report no. 94184 dated 21July 2017 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the origin of the ruby is Burma (Myanmar), with no indications of heating, that the colour... [Lire la suite]
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15 novembre 2017

A Record-Setting Man Ray and a Vandalized 'Trump l'oeil' Mark Paris Photo Week

Lot 8. Man Ray, Noire et Blanche, 1926, tirage argentique, image/feuille: 20.6 x 27.5 cm. (8 1/8 x 10 ¾ in.). Estimate EUR 1,000,000 - EUR 1,500,000. Price realised EUR 2,688,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 PARIS - Paris Photo, the premier international fair dedicated to the photographic medium, closed Sunday after a flurry of activity, including rapid sales and an unsolved mystery over a vandalized work --- a Trump "Trompe l'œil." High notes of the 21st edition of the fair, held... [Lire la suite]
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15 novembre 2017

"Considérer le Monde" au Musée d’art moderne et contemporain de Saint Étienne

  Candida Höfer, "Palacio Real Madrid IV 6/6", 2000. Photographie couleur sous plexiglas. Collection du MAMC+. © ADAGP, Paris 2017. SAINT-ETIENNE - L’exposition « Considérer le Monde » au Musée d’art moderne et contemporain de Saint Étienne Métropole invite à redécouvrir ses collections à travers un parcours thématique qui mêle peinture, dessin, sculpture, installation et photographie. De médiums, de nationalités et d’époques variés, les plus de trois cents œuvres de cent soixante-dix artistes témoignent des... [Lire la suite]