28 novembre 2019

A huanghuali waistless footrest, jiaota, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 3042. A huanghuali waistless footrest, jiaota, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 8 1/4 in. (20.9 cm.) high, 28 5/8 in. (72.6 cm.) wide, 12 5/8 in. (32 cm.)deep. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 400,000. Price realised HKD 375,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The single-panel top set within the rectangular frame above plain aprons, the whole raised on short legs of square section terminating in hoof feet. Provenance: Grace Wu Bruce, Hong Kong, 1994Fine Chinese Furniture From Private... [Lire la suite]

28 novembre 2019

A huanghuali recessed-leg side table, tiao’an, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 3051. A huanghuali recessed-leg side table, tiao’an, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 31 1/8 in. (81 cm.) high, 72 5/8 in. (184.5 cm.) wide, 21 1/4 in. (54 cm.) deep. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,600,000. Price realised HKD 2,000,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The single-panel top is set in a moulded rectangular frame above plain aprons and spandrels. The whole is raised on slightly splayed legs of round section, which are joined by pairs of stretchers. Note: The... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2019

A pair of huanghuali lowback armchairs, meiguiyi, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3052. A pair of huanghuali lowback armchairs, meiguiyi, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 32 1/2 in. (82.4 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,500,000. Price realised HKD 2,750,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Each armchair is composed of members fitted together with characteristic pipe joints. The back is formed by an open rectangular back frame, decorated with beaded aprons carved with keyfret scrolls and a gallery rail with narrow struts running around the enclosed rectangular... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2019

A rare celadon-glazed square-section vase, Yongzheng six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 2919. A rare celadon-glazed square-section vase, Yongzheng six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735); 12 in. (30.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 687,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The vase is potted with a square mid-section with sides flaring up to an angled shoulder, surmounted by a trumpeting square neck below a galleried rim, supported on a spreading square foot. It is covered overall with an even glaze of pale... [Lire la suite]
27 novembre 2019

A rare and important diamond necklace, Shinde

Lot 356. A rare and important diamond necklace, Shinde. Estimate GBP 100,000 - GBP 200,000. Price realised GBP 539,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019  Elongated baguette, rectangular and square-cut diamonds, inner circumference 43.0 cm, circa 1954, unsigned. Note: Cf. R. Keswani, Shinde Jewels, New York, 2004, p. 39 for a series of ink and watercolour renderings of diamond scroll necklaces, one of which is near-identical to the necklace in question, p. 77 for the plate caption... [Lire la suite]
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27 novembre 2019

Mid-20th century diamond necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels

Lot 346. Mid-20th century diamond necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels. Estimate GBP 120,000 - GBP 150,000. Price realised GBP 347,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019  Circular, baguette and pointed baguette-cut diamonds, circa 1950, 36.8 cm, signed VCA, no. NY39075 12. The property of a lady of title. Note; Cf. Van Cleef & Arpels, Diffusion Paris-Musees, 1992, p. 139, fig. 51 for a necklace of very similar design dated 1950. A set of diamond Van Cleef & Arpels jewels including a... [Lire la suite]
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27 novembre 2019

19th century diamond tiara-necklace

Lot 155. 19th century diamond tiara-necklace. Estimate GBP 150,000 - GBP 200,000. Price realised GBP 200,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019  Old-cut cushion shaped diamonds, silver and gold, as a tiara 7.3 cm high, as a necklace 41.4 cm, blue velvet case. Property belonging to the late Betty, Lady Grantchester. Christie's. Important Jewels, London, 27 November 2019
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27 novembre 2019

An important diamond ring

Lot 357. An important 18.02 carats D VVS1 Type IIa diamond ring. Estimate GBP 800,000 - GBP 1,200,000. Price realised GBP 881,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019  Cut-cornered rectangular step cut diamond of 18.02 carats, circular and rose-cut diamonds, ring size M. GIA, 2008, report no.16884985, 18.02 carats, D colour, IF clarity - copy onlyGIA, 2019, report no.16884985, 18.02 carats, D colour, VVS1 pot clarity, no fluorescence, Type IIa. Christie's. Important Jewels, London, 27... [Lire la suite]
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27 novembre 2019

A pair of large famille rose ‘Hundred deer’ hu-form vases, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 2088. A pair of large famille rose ‘Hundred deer’ hu-form vases, Guangxu period (1875-1908); 18 in. (45.8 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 325,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019  Each vase is decorated with a herd of deer and their young, grazing, gamboling and resting in a lush landscape of pine and peach trees and a meandering stream flowing through blue-shaded rock formations from high mountains in the distance. On the shoulders, each side is flanked with... [Lire la suite]
27 novembre 2019

A pair of dayazhai yellow-ground grisaille-decorated jardinieres and stands, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 3086. A pair of dayazhai yellow-ground grisaille-decorated jardinieres and stands, Guangxu period (1875-1908); 5 1/2 in. (14 cm.) diam.. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 100,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019  Each jardinière is decorated with a bird on a flowering branch of peonies, beside an iron-red seal reading Tian di yi jia chun (spring throughout heaven and earth) and the characters Dayazhai (The Hall of Great Elegance). The stands are decorated... [Lire la suite]