29 mai 2016

An exceptional pair of emerald and diamond ear pendants, by Etcetera

Lot 3025. An exceptional pair of Colombian emerald and diamond ear pendants, by Etcetera. Estimate HK$78,000,000 – HK$150,000,000 ($10,091,851 - $19,407,405). Price Realized HK$19,160,000 ($2,478,973). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  Each set with an emerald drop, weighing approximately 41.15 and 39.23 carats, suspended from a cabochon emerald, weighing approximately 5.30 and 3.99 carats, and a rectangular-cut diamond spacer, to the single-cut diamond gallery, mounted in gold, 5.5... [Lire la suite]

29 mai 2016

A magnificent very rare large blue and white ‘dragon’ jar, guan, Xuande four-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period

Lot 3012. A magnificent very rare large blue and white ‘dragon’ jar, guan, Xuande four-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1426-1435). Estimate HK$60,000,000 – HK$80,000,000 (US$7,500,000-10,000,000). Price Realized HK$158,040,000 ($20,447,642). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The vessel is boldly painted in underglaze blue with a powerful five-clawed dragon amidst scrolling clouds, below four monster masks and a four-character Xuande mark written in one... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2016

An exceptional art deco sapphire and diamond bracelet, by Cartier

Lot 3011. An exceptional art deco cushion-shaped Kashmir sapphire and diamond bracelet, by Cartier. Estimate HK$60,000,000 – HK$80,000,000 (US$7,500,000-10,000,000). Price Realized HK$56,120,000 ($7,260,957).  Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  Set with eight graduated cushion-shaped sapphires, weighing approximately 10.53 to 3.38 carats, with calibré-cut sapphire detail, to the pavé-set diamond intersections and four-stone diamond gallery, 1923, mounted in platinum, 18.0 cm, with French... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2016

A superb pair of 10.02 and 9.09 carats Mogok Burma “pigeon blood” oval-shaped ruby and diamond ear pendants

Lot 3030. A superb pair of 10.02 and 9.09 carats Mogok Burma “pigeon blood” oval-shaped ruby and diamond ear pendants. Estimate HK$78,000,000 – HK$150,000,000 ($10,091,851 - $19,407,405). Price Realized HK$89,720,000 ($11,608,216). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  Each set with an oval-shaped ruby, weighing approximately 10.02 and 9.09 carats, within a circular-cut diamond surround, to the similarly-cut diamond surmount and spacer, mounted in platinum and gold, 4.2 cm Accompanied by report no.... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2016

A pair of important 21.21 and 20.80 carats, J color, VS1 and VS2 clarity cushion brilliant-cut diamond ear pendants

Lot 53. A pair of important 21.21 and 20.80 carats, J color, VS1 and VS2 clarity cushion brilliant-cut diamond ear pendants. Estimate $1,300,000 – $1,800,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Each suspending a cushion brilliant-cut diamond, weighing approximately 21.21 and 20.80 carats, from a graduated trapezoid-cut diamond line, to the circular-cut diamond French wire, mounted in platinum Accompanied by report nos. 2171587959 and 5172585677 dated 15 and 20 April 2016 from the GIA Gemological Institute of... [Lire la suite]
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29 mai 2016

A highly important and extremely rare Guan mallow-shaped brush washer, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 3126. A highly important and extremely rare Guan mallow-shaped brush washer, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Estimate HK$30,000,000 – HK$40,000,000 ($3,880,110 - $5,173,480). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The brush washer is potted with ten lobes, each in the shape of a mallow petal, flaring from a slightly recessed base with six spur marks, covered overall with a thick pale bluish glaze suffused with a dense network of russet crackles thinning on the mouth rim. 4 3/4 in. (12... [Lire la suite]

29 mai 2016

An impressive 51.06 carats, VS1 clarity cut-cornered square modified brilliant-cut fancy intense yellow diamond ring

Lot 90. An impressive 51.06 carats, VS1 clarity cut-cornered square modified brilliant-cut fancy intense yellow diamond ring. Estimate $1,300,000 – $1,800,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Set with a cut-cornered square modified brilliant-cut fancy intense yellow diamond, weighing approximately 51.06 carats, ring size 6, mounted in 18k gold Accompanied by report no. 14460353 dated 28 August 2015 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is fancy intense yellow, natural color,... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2016

A Cizhou sgraffiato pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 3125. A Cizhou sgraffiato pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1127). Estimate HK$300,000 – HK$500,000 ($38,801 - $64,669). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The elegantly potted vase is carved through the blackish-brown glaze to the buff body with a wide band enclosing floral stems, set within borders of stylised scrolls at the neck and near the base. 11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm.) high, Japanese wood box  Provenance: William Doyle Galleries, New York, 31 March... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2016

A Henan russet-splashed black glazed conical tea bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 3124. A Henan russet-splashed black glazed conical tea bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Estimate HK$300,000 – HK$500,000 ($38,801 - $64,669). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The finely potted bowl with widely flared sides is covered on the interior with a lustrous black glaze and decorated with russet splashes. The exterior is applied with a plain russet glaze, thinning to a blackish-brown colour near the mouth rim and ending above the exposed buff biscuit foot. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm.)... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2016

A small Northern 'oil spot' black-glazed bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th century

Lot 3120. A small Northern 'oil spot' black-glazed bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th century. Estimate HK$80,000 – HK$150,000 ($10,347 - $19,401). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The bowl is delicately potted with rounded sides, covered inside and out in a lustrous black glaze falling irregularly above the foot. The interior is decorated with five roundles of large purplish silver 'oil spots' against a dense ground of fine 'oil spots', all below a band of large 'oil spots'. The exterior is with a band... [Lire la suite]