28 mai 2014

A small green-enamelled yellow-ground 'lotus' cup, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period

Lot 125. A small green-enamelled yellow-ground 'lotus' cup, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period; 7.6cm diam. Sold for HK$ 175,000 (€16,550). Photo: Bonhams. Delicately potted with deep rounded sides rising from a recessed circular base, the exterior decorated in green enamel above incised stylised lotus blooms borne on a single undulating leafy vine, covered inside and out with a lemon yellow glaze thinning at the mouth rim. This present lot belongs to a well-known group of wares made with incised... [Lire la suite]

28 mai 2014

A famille verte incised susancai bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period

Lot 124. A famille verte incised susancai bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period; 15cm diam. Sold for HK$ 62,500 (€5,910). Photo: Bonhams 2014 Potted with deep rounded sides rising to a flared rim, the exterior incised with two dragons, both in pursuit of flaming pearls, the design concealed below enamelling in yellow, aubergine, pale blue and green of blossoming branches over the dragons and butterflies over the flaming pearls, the interior glazed white.  Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 15 September... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2014

A fine small wucai 'boys and offerings' bowl, Wanli six-character mark and of the period

A fine small wucai 'boys and offerings' bowl, Wanli six-character mark and of the period. Photo: Bonhams. Potted with shallow rounded sides rising from a short slightly spreading foot, the exterior decorated with two boys holding cash-roundel offerings, one walking in front of a spotted deer and the other in front of an ox, within a landscape with distant mountain peaks behind scrolling clouds, all below a narrow band comprising leafy floral sprays, the interior with a central circular medallion enclosing a stylised dragon-fish... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2014

A blue-glazed carved 'dragon' bowl, Late Ming Dynasty

A blue-glazed carved 'dragon' bowl, Late Ming Dynasty. Photo: Bonhams. Sturdily potted with deep rounded sides rising from a short cleanly-cut brown-dressed foot, incised on the exterior with a pair of dragons amidst scrolling clouds, covered overall in an attractive deep blue glaze thinning at the gilt mouth rim. 18.5cm diam. Estimate HK$ 50,000 - 80,000 (€4,700 - 7,600). Unsold. Provenance: Carl Kempe Collection, no.806 A related blue-glazed bowl with incised dragon decoration, dated to the late Ming Dynasty, formerly in the... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2014

A celadon-glazed 'Buddhist lion' rectangular box and cover, Mid Ming Dynasty, 15th-16th century

A celadon-glazed 'Buddhist lion' rectangular box and cover, Mid Ming Dynasty, 15th-16th century. Photo: Bonhams. The rectangular box decorated with an incised checkered pattern on each side, with a short neck to the top on which the cover rests, the handles formed from moulded Buddhist lion-heads, the cover potted with a rectangular flat top surmounted by a pair of seated Buddhist lions, each detailed with jaws open below the prominent snout and large eyes, with one paw resting on a ribboned ball, all covered with pale sea-green... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2014

A Guan-type archaistic vase, gu, Chenghua six-character mark and of the period

A Guan-type archaistic vase, gu, Chenghua six-character mark and of the period. Photo: Bonhams. The vase potted with a slightly compressed globular mid-section, rising from a waisted spreading foot to a tall neck and flaring mouth rim, decorated with four ridged columns simulating flanges, covered overall in a pale greenish-blue crackled glaze. 15.9cm high. Sold for HK$ 687,500 (€65,019) Glazes on porcelain such as Guanyao, which originated in the Song Dynasty, continued to be made at the Imperial kilns at Jingdezhen in the... [Lire la suite]

28 mai 2014

Exhibition at Capitoline Museums in Rome lauds Michelangelo as a "universal artist"

  Jacopino del Conte, Ritratto di Michelangelo, circa 1535. © 2006 Musei in Comune ROME.- The exhibition Michelangelo. Incontrare un artista universale, covering the life and work of this colossus for all times, is to be held at the Musei Capitolini on the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the death of Michelangelo Buonarroti in Rome on 18 February 1564. In the heart of the city, in that very Piazza del Campidoglio which the genius of Michelangelo made unique in the world, over one hundred and fifty works, of... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2014

An important ruby and diamond ring

An important ruby and diamond ring. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Set with a cushion-shaped ruby weighing approximately 5.75 carats, within a surround set with oval-shaped diamonds alternating with brilliant-cut diamonds, mounted in 18k white and yellow gold, ring size 5½. Estimate HK$3,800,000 - HK$5,800,000 ($492,263 - $751,348). Price Realized HK$5,920,000 ($766,893) Accompanied by report no. 73108 dated 11 March 2014 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the approximately 5.70 carat ruby is... [Lire la suite]
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28 mai 2014

A magnificent ruby, sapphire, emerald and diamond necklace, by Bulgari

    A magnificent ruby, sapphire, emerald and diamond necklace, by Bulgari. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Designed as a graduated fringe of cabochon sapphires embellished with cabochon rubies and brilliant-cut diamonds, suspending five cabochon rubies weighing 11.89, 10.12, 9.59, 7.86 and 5.48 carats, each within a brilliant-cut diamond surround, linked throughout by cabochon emeralds and accented further by brilliant-cut diamonds, mounted in 18k gold, 38.7 cm long, in pink leather Bulgari case. Signed... [Lire la suite]
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27 mai 2014

A superb sapphire and diamond ring

  A superb sapphire and diamond ring. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Set with a cushion-shaped sapphire weighing approximately 16.45 carats, flanked by rectangular and baguette-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum and 18k white gold, ring size 5¼. Estimate HK$4,800,000 – HK$6,500,000 ($621,805 - $842,028). Unsold Accompanied by report no. 73385 dated 11 March 2014 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the approximately 16.00 carat sapphire is of Burma (Myanmar) origin, with no indications of... [Lire la suite]