27 avril 2015

An exceptional pair of natural pearl and diamond ear pendants

An exceptional pair of natural pearl and diamond ear pendants. Estimate CHF1,300,000 – CHF1,500,000 ($1,368,087 - $1,578,561). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015. Each suspending a drop-shaped natural pearl, measuring approximately 12.2 x 14.6 x 20.0 and 11.8 x 14.8 x 20.2 mm, with a pavé-set diamond cap, a half-moon and brilliant-cut diamond spacer, to the button-shaped natural pearl top, measuring approximately 16.6 x 16.7 x 11.7 and 16.4 x 16.9 x 11.2 mm, 5.0 cm, with French assay marks for platinum and gold  ... [Lire la suite]

27 avril 2015

A superb late 19th century single-strand natural pearl and diamond necklace

A superb late 19th century single-strand natural pearl and diamond necklace. Estimate CHF1,500,000 – CHF2,500,000 ($1,578,561 - $2,630,936). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015. Composed of forty-three graduated natural pearls, measuring approximately 11.1 to 7.8 mm, to the circular-cut diamond pinched collet clasp, mounted in gold, 1890s, 44.0 cm  Accompanied by report no. 79742 dated 30 March 2015 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the 43 pearls are natural saltwater pearls, and an... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2015

A magnificent coloured diamond and natural pearl necklace, by Cartier

A magnificent coloured diamond and natural pearl necklace, by Cartier. Estimate CHF2,000,000 – CHF2,500,000 ($2,104,749 - $2,630,936). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015. Composed of three graduated rows of natural pearls in various shades of pink, measuring approximately 11.0 x 2.7 mm, suspending a central pear-shaped fancy brown-pink diamond drop, weighing approximately 11.76 carats, with further brilliant-cut fancy light blue diamond surmount, weighing approximately 1.02 carats, to the pink diamond-set bar... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2015

An impressive natural pearl and diamond necklace

The property of a Royal family. An impressive natural pearl and diamond necklace. Estimate CHF2,500,000 – CHF3,500,000 ($2,630,936 - $3,683,310). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015. The single-strand composed of forty-three graduated natural pearls, measuring approximately 16.3 to 7.6 mm, to the Indian floral old-cut diamond links and clasp, 44.4 cm  Accompanied by report no. 79132 dated 16 March 2015 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that 42 pearls are natural saltwater pearls and 1 pearl is a... [Lire la suite]
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27 avril 2015

Two white glazed wares, Northern Song, 10th century

Two white glazed wares, Northern Song, 10th century. Estimate £1,200 - 1,800 (€1,700 - 2,500). Photo Bonhams. Comprising a cup stand, set on a flaring stem foot, with cylindrical body and rounded tapering rim, 8.3cm (3.1/4in) high; and a footed deep bowl with everted 'pie-crust' rim, the ivory glaze falling short of the foot, 12.5cm (4.7/8in) diam. (2). Notes: For a similar form of 'pie-crust' rim bowl and cup stand see 'Chinese Ceramics In the Carl Kempe Collection', Bo Gyllensvard, p.155, nos. 495... [Lire la suite]
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27 avril 2015

A Ding-type ivory-glazed bowl, 12th century

A Ding-type ivory-glazed bowl, 12th century. Estimate £5,000 - 8,000 (€7,000 - 11,000). Photo Bonhams. The gently flaring sides rising from a short foot with unglazed recessed base, the interior crisply moulded with a variety of flower sprays and scrolling foliage encircling a central lotus flowerhead, copper rim mount. 16.2cm (6.3/8in) diam. Bonhams. ASIAN ART, 11 May 2015 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE


27 avril 2015

A large carved ‘Ding’ bowl, Northern Song dynasty

A large carved ‘Ding’ bowl, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 18,000 — 20,000 GBP (24,417 - 27,130 EUR). Photo Sotheby's 2015 the deep rounded sides resting on a gently tapered foot, divided into six lobes accentuated by vertical ribs, the interior freely carved to the central medallion with a single lotus spray, covered overall in a creamy ivory glaze falling in characteristic teardrops to the exterior;20.7cm., 8 1/8 in. Provenance: Collection of Edward T. Chow.Christie's... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2015

A moulded ‘Ding' bowl, Song-Jin Dynasty

A moulded ‘Ding' bowl, Song-Jin Dynasty. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP (5,426 - 8,139 EUR). Photo Sotheby's 2015 the deep rounded sides resting on a short foot, moulded to the interior with a duck swimming amongst a lotus pond in the centre, the well with a pair of phoenix in flight amongst leafy floral scrolls beneath a keyfret band, covered overall in a beige-ivory glaze, the rim bound with silver;19.2cm., 7 5/8 in. Provenance: Collection of Frank William Pierce (d.1978), Surrey. ... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2015

A carved 'Ding' Lotus dish, Song Dynasty

A carved 'Ding' Lotus dish, Song Dynasty. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP (6,783 - 9,496 EUR). Photo Sotheby's 2015 the shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to a widely flaring rim, freely carved to the interior with a leafy lotus scroll and covered overall in an ivory-white glaze, characteristically pooling in tear-drops to the exterior; 16.4cm., 6 1/2 in. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 13 mai 2015, 11:00 AM
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27 avril 2015

A group of five Song wares, Song dynasty

  A group of five Song wares, Song dynasty. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP (8,139 - 10,852 EUR). Photo Sotheby's 2015 comprising: two Qingbai bowls, one carved with wave-like swirls and the other moulded with a flowerhead, a Jun bowl, a Yaozhou lobed bowl and a Ding-type foliate bowl. Quantité: 5. The largest: 18.3cm., 7½in. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 13 mai 2015, 11:00 AM  
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