08 août 2013

Nardi

The Tree of Life was created in 1947 by Giulio Nardi for his wife Giuseppina. Originally made in platinum, it was a unique piece until it was recreated in the 1970s. Photo courtesy Nardi Nardi's St Mark's Square gold lion cufflinks are a clear reference to the magnificent statues found in the main landmark of Venice. Photo courtesy Nardi Typical of Nardi's work is this trio of Tulip rings, which echo the richness of the colours of the tapestries of Venice as well as the exotic shapes of its architecture. Photo courtesy... [Lire la suite]
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08 août 2013

A yellow ground 'Bats' bowl, Yongzheng mark and period

A yellow ground 'Bats' bowl, Yongzheng mark and period. Photo Sotheby's of steeply rounded form supported on a slightly splayed foot, incised around the exterior with twelve iron-red bats in flight, each holding a pale green double-gourd suspended from a blue ribbon in its mouth, on a ground of swirling green clouds with incised detailing, between interlinked ruyi-heads around the rim and a band of upright lotus petals around the foot, all against a bright yellow ground extending into the interior,... [Lire la suite]
08 août 2013

An incised yellow and green enameled bowl, Jiaqing seal mark and period

An incised yellow and green enameled bowl, Jiaqing seal mark and period. Photo Sotheby's the deep rounded sides raised on a straight foot, decorated around the sides in green enamels with birds in flight between fruiting peach trees springing from rockwork, all against a yellow ground extending into the interior, the countersunk base with a seal mark in aubergine. Diameter 4 7/8 in., 12.3 cm. Estimation 6,000 — 8,000. Lot vendu: 17,500 USD PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM AND JENNIFER SHAW ... [Lire la suite]
08 août 2013

A yellow-glazed bowl, Jiaqing seal mark and period

A yellow-glazed bowl, Jiaqing seal mark and period. Photo Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to a flared lipped rim, covered overall with a rich egg-yolk yellow glaze darkening to an amber tone at the foot, seal mark in underglaze blue. Diameter 5 3/4 in., 14.5 cm. Estimation 7,000 — 9,000. Lot vendu: 20,000 USD PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM AND JENNIFER SHAW PROVENANCE: Christie's Hong Kong, 31st March 1992, lot 744. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works... [Lire la suite]
08 août 2013

A 'Langyao' bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A 'Langyao' bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Photo Sotheby's the pear-shaped body tapering into a tall slender neck, covered overall with a crushed deep-strawberry-crackled glaze, thinning at the mouth rim and pooling at the foot. Height 9 1/8 in., 23.2 cm. Estimation 20,000 — 30,000. Lot vendu: 17,500 USD PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM AND JENNIFER SHAW PROVENANCE: Property of the Estate of Dr. Ip Yee, Sotheby's Hong Kong, 19th November 1984, lot 214. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]
08 août 2013

A copper-red-glazed dish, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A copper-red-glazed dish, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Photo Sotheby's with rounded sides rising from a short foot to a slightly flared rim, applied overall with a red glaze leaving the rim and base a bluish-white, seal mark in underglaze blue. Diameter 8 1/8 in., 20.6 cm. Estimation 5,000 — 7,000. Lot vendu: 6,875 USD PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM AND JENNIFER SHAW PROVENANCE: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 16th November 1988, lot 341 (part). Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of... [Lire la suite]

08 août 2013

A teadust-glazed 'double-gourd' vase, Qianlong seal mark and period

A teadust-glazed 'double-gourd' vase, Qianlong seal mark and period. Photo Sotheby's well-potted with a globular lower bulb rising to a slender, tapering upper bulb flanked by a pair of S-shaped loop handles terminating in ruyi-heads at the shoulders of the lower bulb, the waist faintly molded with a band of petals divided by a central rib, covered  in an even, finely speckled yellowish-green glaze thinning to reddish-brown at the rim and handles, the footrim covered in a brown... [Lire la suite]
08 août 2013

A copper-red celadon-glazed 'Dragon' vase, Qianlong seal mark and period

A copper-red celadon-glazed 'Dragon' vase, Qianlong seal mark and period. Photo Sotheby's the body of compressed pear form rising to a flared rim, applied with a sinuous chilong coiled around the sloping shoulder, the lustrous pale blue-green glaze with splashes of russet-brown and blue-black, the unglazed foot stained brown, seal mark in underglaze blue. Height 13 1/4 in., 33.5 cm. Estimation 20,000 — 30,000. Lot vendu: 35,000 USD PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM AND... [Lire la suite]
08 août 2013

Codognato.

Founder Simeone Codognato’s fascination with the macabre was evident in his skull rings. Photo courtesy Codognato One of Codognato's now-legendary skull rings. Photo courtesy Codognato Codognato's skull rings, with twinkling diamond eyes, are designed to remind the wearer not to waste a precious day of life. Photo courtesy Codognato The skull makes its way onto other pieces of Codognato jewellery too, including earrings. Photo courtesy Codognato A uniquely macabre Codognato ring featuring a bejewelled coffin. Photo... [Lire la suite]
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08 août 2013

A puce-enameled 'Phoenix Medallion' bowl, Guangxu mark and period

A puce-enameled 'Phoenix Medallion' bowl, Guangxu mark and period. Photo Sotheby's with rounded sides rising from a straight foot to an everted rim, the exterior decorated with five phoenix roundels with wings outstretched and their tails curled underneath, with one further roundel in the center of the interior, six-character mark in underglaze blue. Diameter 5 5/8 in., 14.3 cm. Estimation 7,000 — 9,000. Lot vendu: 7,500 USD PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM AND JENNIFER SHAW ... [Lire la suite]