27 avril 2014

Christie's Hong Kong announces auction highlights and programmes from auctions on May 24 to 28

An Imperial Favourite – The Yongzheng Emperor’s Dragon Zun. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2014. Hong Kong – Christie’s Hong Kong will hold its 2014 Hong Kong Spring Auctions from May 24 to 28 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. From April, activities and events will take place throughout the season. Highlights from the auctions will tour six cities in Asia and five private sales exhibitions will also be organized. In addition, Christie’s Art Forums will be held and two short courses will be available through... [Lire la suite]

27 avril 2014

Sapphire and diamond ring, Gübelin

Sapphire and diamond ring, Gübelin. Photo Sotheby's The oval sapphire weighing 13.27 carats, set between triangular diamond shoulders, size 53, maker's mark. Estimation 135,000 — 225,000 CHF Accompanied by SSEF report no. 72030, stating that the sapphire is of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels. Genève, 13 mai 2014 - www.sothebys.com
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26 avril 2014

Pair of sapphire and diamond earrings

Pair of sapphire and diamond earrings. Photo Sotheby's Each set with an oval sapphire weighing 12.89 and 13.46 carats, framed with brilliant-cut diamonds, the gallery decorated with a scrolling heart motif, post and clip fittings. Estimation 90,000 — 135,000 CHF Accompanied by two gemmological reports. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels. Genève, 13 mai 2014 - www.sothebys.com
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26 avril 2014

Sapphire and diamond necklace, first half of the 19th century

Sapphire and diamond necklace, first half of the 19th century. Photo Sotheby's Composed of a series of alternating links set with cushion-shaped sapphires and cushion-shaped, circular-, single-cut and rose diamonds, the front suspending three detachable pendants featuring a pear- and a trapeze-shaped sapphire, length approximately 480mm, one small diamond deficient. Estimation 90,000 — 140,000 CHF Accompanied by SSEF report no. 72812, stating that the fifteen sapphires are of Ceylon origin, with no indications of heating. ... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2014

Sapphire and diamond brooch, circa 1915

Sapphire and diamond brooch, circa 1915. Photo Sotheby's Set with a cushion-shaped sapphire within a border of circular-cut diamonds, to a frame of radiating design millegrain-set with similarly cut stones, French assay mark. Estimation 72,000 — 110,000 CHF Accompanied by SSEF report no. 72344, stating that the sapphire is of Ceylon origin, with no indications of heating. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels. Genève, 13 mai 2014 - www.sothebys.com
26 avril 2014

Important sapphire and diamond ring

  Important sapphire and diamond ring. Photo Sotheby's The oval sapphire weighing 26.92 carats, set within a cluster of marquise and pear-shaped diamonds, size 52, ring designed by Maurice Galli. Estimation 1,100,000 — 1,600,000 CHF Accompanied by Gübelin report no. 14030231 and SSEF report no. 73932, each stating that the sapphire is of Kashmir origin, with no indications of heating; the SSEF report together with an appendix letter. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels. Genève, 13 mai 2014 - www.sothebys.com
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26 avril 2014

Rare and important unmounted sapphire

Rare and important unmounted sapphire. Photo Sotheby's The oval sapphire weighing 121.00 carats. Estimation 1,200,000 — 1,600,000 CHF Accompanied by SSEF report no. 71718 and Gübelin report no. 13110059, each stating that the sapphire is of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating. The SSEF report is included in a hardbound document with an appendix letter. The Gübelin report includes an appendix letter and information sheet. "The natural sapphire of 121.00 ct described in the above mentioned Gübelin Gem Lab Report... [Lire la suite]
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26 avril 2014

A blue and white olive-shaped vase, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

A blue and white olive-shaped vase, Yongzheng period (1723-1735). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The elagantly shaped vase rises to a slender flaring mouth and is decorated around the body with a deer standing below a pine tree with a crane perched towards the top and a further crane in flight and two bats to one side. 11 in. (28 cm.) high. Estimate £4,000 – £5,000 ($6,716 - $8,395) Christie's. THE C. PHILIP CARDEIRO COLLECTION OF CHINESE ART, 13 May 2014. London, King Street - www.christies.com
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26 avril 2014

An unusual blue and white and enamelled bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

An unusual blue and white and enamelled bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The bowl is of deep rounded form supported by a short slightly tapering foot. The exterior is decorated with a group of mandarin ducks on a lotus pond with various flowers and reeds, above a band of classic scroll to the foot. The interior has a dragon roundel. The base has an apocryphal Longqing six-character mark within double-circles. 9 ? in. (23.2 cm.) diam. Estimate £6,000 – £9,000 ($10,074 - $15,111) Christie's. THE C.... [Lire la suite]
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26 avril 2014

A bowl and a small blue and white vase, the bowl with a Kangxi six-character mark and of the period, the vase Kangxi period

A bowl and a small blue and white vase, the bowl with a Kangxi six-character mark and of the period, the vase Kangxi period (1662-1722). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The bowl is of deep rounded form with a gently flaring rim and is supported by a short foot. It is decorated on the exterior with a band of Lan?a characters above intertwined lotus flowers. On the interior is a peach spray. The vase is of slender tapering form, decorated with officials and attendants in garden scenes, the base has an apocryphal Chenghua mark. The... [Lire la suite]