06 avril 2014

A pair of diamond earrings

A pair of diamond earrings. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Each designed as a cluster of marquise-cut and pear-shaped diamonds, mounted in 18k white gold, with pendant hook for suspension. Estimate: $125,000 – $175,000Christie's. MAGNIFICENT JEWELS, 16 April 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza -www.christies.com
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06 avril 2014

A diamond and cultured pearl pendant brooch, by Van Cleef & Arpels

A diamond and cultured pearl pendant brooch, by Van Cleef & Arpels. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Designed as a circular-cut diamond plaque, trimmed with marquise-cut diamonds, centering upon a cultured pearl, measuring approximately 13.45 mm, mounted in platinum, with pendant hoop for suspension. Signed V.C.A. for Van Cleef & Arpels, N.Y., no. 41073. Estimate: $30,000 – $50,000 Christie's. MAGNIFICENT JEWELS, 16 April 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza -www.christies.com
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06 avril 2014

A diamond line bracelet

A diamond line bracelet. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Designed as a line of thirty-two graduated rectangular-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum, 6¼ ins., accompanied by additional links. Estimate: $100,000 – $150,000 Christie's. MAGNIFICENT JEWELS, 16 April 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza -www.christies.com
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06 avril 2014

A diamond necklace, by Van Cleef & Arpels

A diamond necklace, by Van Cleef & Arpels. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Of v-shaped design, composed of five rows of circular-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum, with pendant hook for suspension, 14¼ ins., may also be worn as two bracelets of 6½ ins. each, mounted in platinum, in a Van Cleef & Arpels navy velvet envelope. Signed V.C.A. for Van Cleef & Arpels, N.Y., no. 35828. Estimate: $120,000 – $180,000Christie's. MAGNIFICENT JEWELS, 16 April 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza -www.christies.com
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06 avril 2014

A painted lacquer circular dish, Western Han dynasty

A painted lacquer circular dish, Western Han dynasty. Photo Sotheby's of circular form with shallow rounded sides rising from a flat base to a shallow well and a thick flanged rim, lacquered overall in contrasting brownish-black and red lacquers, the interior with a central medallion picked out with red scrolls, below a wide band of red lacquer bearing a single character tian painted in black, and five red ‘IB’ motifs evenly scattered on two black borders encircling the interior rim, the exterior lacquered in brownish-black and... [Lire la suite]
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06 avril 2014

An incised lacquer inkstone set, Western Han dynasty

  An incised lacquer inkstone set, Western Han dynasty. Photo Sotheby's of rectangular section with rounded corners, the interior of the box with two rectangular recesses to fit in the inkstone slab and grinding stone and the cover pierced with a circular opening for the knob of the grinding, the slab stone polished on one side and left rough on the underside, the top of the grinding stone lacquered in black and finely incised with a bear, the exterior of the box and cover lacquered in brownish black and further incised with... [Lire la suite]
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06 avril 2014

A pair of painted lacquer cups, Western Han dynasty

A pair of painted lacquer cups, Western Han dynasty. Photo Sotheby's each delicately constructed with deep rounded sides tapering towards a flat foot, the exterior lacquered in black and further painted in pale brown and red lacquer, one cup with a double-dragon, the other with a double-phoenix, between a band of knotted geometric motifs at the rim and a row of ‘S’-scrolls encircling the base, the interior lacquered in red; 12.2 and 12.5 cm, 4 3/4 and 4 7/8 in. Estimation 80,000 — 120,000 HKD Exposition: Layered Beauty: The... [Lire la suite]
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06 avril 2014

A pair of painted lacquer 'Ear cups', Western Han dynasty

A pair of painted lacquer 'Ear cups', Western Han dynasty. Photo Sotheby's each of elliptical form, delicately constructed with deep rounded sides supported on a flat base, set with a pair of crescent-moon shaped handles set at a slight angle, the delicate wood body covered on the exterior, ears and interior rim with a pale brownish-black lacquer, the interior with a red lacquer, one cup inscribed on the interior with a five-character mark in clerical script da Weicaichi yong ('for the use of elder Weicaichi'), the other... [Lire la suite]
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06 avril 2014

A black and red painted lacquer 'Ear cup', Warring States Period

A black and red painted lacquer 'Ear cup', Warring States Period. Photo Sotheby's of elliptical form, with deep rounded sides supported on a flat base, flanked by a pair of 'butterfly-wing' shaped ears set at a low angle, the exterior, ears and interior rim lacquered in black with red-painted specks on the handles and rim and stylized bird’s heads on the interior mouth, the interior lacquered in red; 17.6 cm., 6 7/8 in. Estimation 40,000 — 60,000 HKD Exposition: 2000 Years of Chinese Lacquer. Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2014

A set of three black lacquer 'Ear cups', Western Han dynasty

A set of three black lacquer 'Ear cups', Western Han dynasty. Photo Sotheby's each of elliptical form, delicately constructed with deep rounded sides supported on a slightly raised oval base, set with a pair of rounded 'ear'-shaped handles, the interior lacquered in pale brown and finely incised with a different mythical animal, two felines and a deer, each with spotted fur and a feathery tail striding among 'C' scrolls within a plain oval border divided by thin hatched lines and further repeated on the edges of the handles; 14 in.... [Lire la suite]
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