24 novembre 2017

A highly important cinnabar tixi lacquer hexagonal ewer, Jiajing incised six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 8011. A highly important cinnabar tixi lacquer hexagonal ewer, Jiajing incised six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566). Estimate HKD 6,000,000 - HKD 8,000,000 (USD 771,984 - USD 1,029,312). Unsold. © Christies Images Ltd 2017 The ewer is elegantly formed with a pewter core, the wide body is finely carved through a thick layer of lacquer with ruyi clouds below the conforming sloping shoulder with classic scrolls, which are repeated on the arched handle and... [Lire la suite]

24 novembre 2017

Wallace Chan: the Beginning of a Genius at Christie's.

  Wallace Chan made his pledge to art at an early age. He made plastic flowers as a child and trained as a sculptor in his teens. From there, he expanded his creative universe and honed his skills for the next 40 years. Within these four decades, Wallace Chan has reinvented himself many times as an artist. At the beginning of his career, he often created exquisite pieces featuring traditional Chinese icons. As time progressed, several distinct features stood out: nature, philosophy, and sculpture. His butterflies and... [Lire la suite]
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23 novembre 2017

An important pair of 12.85 and 12.79 carats Type IIa pear-shaped diamond and diamond ear pendants

Lot 2037. An important pair of 12.85 and 12.79 carats Type IIa pear-shaped diamond and diamond ear pendants. Estimate HKD 12,500,000 - HKD 18,000,000 (USD US$1,600,000-2,300,000). Price realised HKD 12,760,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each set with a pear-shaped diamond, weighing approximately 12.85 and 12.79 carats, to the cushion-shaped surmount, weighing approximately 1.53 and 1.28 carats, mounted in gold, 3.3 cm.  Accompanied by four reports dated 13 July 2016 to 27 February... [Lire la suite]
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23 novembre 2017

An important 5.39 carats Type IIa pear-shaped fancy purplish pink diamond and diamond ring

Lot 2088. An important 5.39 carats Type IIa pear-shaped fancy purplish pink diamond and diamond ring. Estimate HKD 12,800,000 - HKD 18,000,000 (USD 1,650,000-2,300,000). Price realised HKD 14,500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The pear-shaped fancy purplish pink diamond, weighing approximately 5.39 carats, flanked by tapered baguette-cut diamonds, mounted in gold, ring size 6.  Accompanied by report no. 2165623401 dated 5 December 2014 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2017

A superb pair of ruby and diamond ear pendants

Lot 2083. A superb pair of 4.04 and 4.03 carats Burmese Mogok "pigeon blood red" ruby and diamond ear pendants. Estimate HKD 15,000,000 - HKD 25,000,000 (USD 2,000,000-3,200,000). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each oval-shaped ruby, weighing approximately 4.04 and 4.03 carats, within a circular-cut diamond surround, each weighing approximately 0.64 to 0.58 carat, to the diamond surmount, weighing approximately 0.20 and 0.20 carat, mounted in platinum, 3.5 cm  Accompanied by report no. 15105287/1 and... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2017

A blue and white 'Peach' moonflask, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 325. A blue and white 'Peach' moonflask, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). 24 cm, 9 1/2  in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot Sold 812,500 HKD (87,326 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. the flattened circular body rising from a short splayed foot to a waisted neck and flared rim, flanked by a pair of ruyi handles, the exterior moulded in low relief on both sides with a peach-shaped panel enclosing bats soaring around fruiting leafy sprays bearing clusters of ripe peaches, the... [Lire la suite]

23 novembre 2017

An extremely rare blue and white pen box and cover, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 324. An extremely rare blue and white pen box and cover, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). 22.1 cm, 8 3/4  in. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,625,000 HKD (282,132 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. of rectangular form, the cover painted with interlaced ruyi and foliate scrolls, similarly decorated to the sides with archaistic kui dragon scrolls, the interior of the box divided into four compartments with three circular and one elongated... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2017

A fine blue and white 'Peach' moonflask, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 323. A fine blue and white 'Peach' moonflask, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). 24.3 cm, 9 1/2  in. Estimate 1,800,000 — 2,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 3,000,000 HKD (322,436 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. the flattened circular body rising from a short splayed foot to a waisted neck and flared rim, flanked by a pair of ruyi handles, the exterior moulded in low relief on both sides with a peach-shaped panel enclosing bats soaring around fruiting leafy sprays... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2017

A superb padparadscha sapphire and diamond ring

Lot 2064. A superb 28.04 carats Ceylon padparadscha sapphire and diamond ring. Estimate HKD 15,500,000 - HKD 25,000,000 (USD 2,100,000-2,800,000). Price realised HKD 19,300,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Set to the center with an oval-shaped padparadscha sapphire, weighing approximately 28.04 carats, within a pear and marquise-shaped diamond two-tiered bombé surround, mounted in gold, ring size 5 ¾  Accompanied by premium report no. 89429 dated 17 January 2017 from the SSEF... [Lire la suite]
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23 novembre 2017

A rare sapphire and diamond ring

Lot 2082. A rare 11.22 carats Kashmir 'royal blue' sapphire and diamond ring. Estimate HKD 16,800,000 - HKD 22,000,000 (USD 2,100,000-2,800,000). Price realised HKD 17,620,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Set with a cushion-shaped sapphire, weighing approximately 11.22 carats, flanked by triangular-shaped diamonds, mounted in gold, ring size 5 ½  Accompanied by report no. CS 69259 dated 3 August 2015 and Jewelfolio from the AGL American Gemological Laboratories stating that the... [Lire la suite]
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