11 novembre 2013

Emerald, ruby and diamond ring, mounted by Bulgari, 1980s

Emerald, ruby and diamond ring, mounted by Bulgari, 1980s. Photo courtesy Sotheby's Set to the centre with an oval emerald, the mount set with buff top calibré-cut rubies and brilliant-cut diamonds, size 52, signed Mont. Bulgari. Estimate   7,500 — 11,000 CHF PROPERTY OF AN ITALIAN NOBLE FAMILY Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. Genève | 13 nov. 2013 - www.sothebys.com
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11 novembre 2013

A large black-ground green-enamelled 'hydrangea' vase, tianqiuping, 18th-19th century

Lot 40. A large black-ground green-enamelled 'hydrangea' vase, tianqiuping, 18th-19th century; 46cm (18in) high. Sold for £92,500 (€110,368). Photo courtesy Bonhams Densely enamelled on the bulbous body in green hue with four large roundels, each enclosing a brilliantly-blooming hydrangea issuing from undulating leafy chrysanthemum scrolls, divided by four scrolling lotus sprays, the neck decorated with the Eight Buddhist Emblems surrounded by stylised lotus scrolls, all above angular rocks amidst rhythmically swirling... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2013

Ruby and diamond ring

Ruby and diamond ring. Photo courtesy Sotheby's Set with oval rubies weighing 4.46, 3.09 and 2.33 carats respectively, accented with brilliant-cut diamonds, size 511/2. Estimate 100,000 — 130,000 CHF Accompanied by three gemmological reports available in the condition report. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. Genève | 13 nov. 2013 - www.sothebys.com
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11 novembre 2013

A red-enamelled simulated-lacquer double-gourd vase, Qianlong

A red-enamelled simulated-lacquer double-gourd vase, Qianlong. Photo courtesy Bonhams The delicate vase shaped as a double gourd moulded with a geometric floral ground and enamelled in imitation of cinnabar lacquer, the foot with stiff lappets and the neck with pendent ruyi-heads and lappets, a moulded ribbon tied around the waist and highlighted with green enamel. 9.1cm (3¾in) high. Sold for £16,250 (€19,389)  Provenance: Beurdeley Collection, no.90 (label) Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART. London, New... [Lire la suite]
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11 novembre 2013

Pair of fancy yellow diamond earrings

Pair of fancy yellow diamond earrings. Photo courtesy Sotheby's Each set with a cut-cornered rectangular modified brilliant fancy yellow diamond weighing 12.08 and 14.07 carats respectively, post and hinged back fittings. Estimate 250,000 — 340,000 CHF Accompanied by GIA report no. 2155520648 and no.2155524778, stating that the diamonds are Fancy Yellow, Natural Colour, VS1 and VVS1 Clarity respectively. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. Genève | 13 nov. 2013 - www.sothebys.com
11 novembre 2013

A blue and yellow-glazed 'dragon' moonflask, bianhu, 18th century

A blue and yellow-glazed 'dragon' moonflask, bianhu, 18th century. Photo courtesy Bonhams The flattened circular body painted on each side with a front-facing five-clawed dragon encircling a flaming pearl amidst fire and cloud scrolls, the lobed handles each painted at the base with a ring suspending a musical stone, a brocade ball and a lozenge, the neck painted with a cloud scroll on each side, the vase covered with a rich translucent yellow glaze stopping at the blue dragons. 32.3cm (12¾in) high. Sold for £9,375... [Lire la suite]

11 novembre 2013

Emerald and diamond brooch-pendant, 19th century

Emerald and diamond brooch-pendant, 19th century. Photo courtesy Sotheby's Centring on a step-cut emerald measuring approximately 21.50 x 18.10 x 12.05mm, framed by a scrolling motif highlighted with single-cut and rose diamonds, encircled by pinched collet-set cushion-shaped stones, partial French maker's mark, pendant fitting and detachable brooch pin. Estimate 140,000 — 230,000 CHF Accompanied by SSEF report no. 69009, stating that the emerald is of Colombian origin, with a minor amount of oil in... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2013

A doucai cylindrical brushpot, bitong, 18th century

A doucai cylindrical brushpot, bitong, 18th century. Photo courtesy Bonhams Delicately outlined in blue and enamelled with green rocks issuing a twisting grisaille branch of iron-red prunus supporting a perching bird, beside clumps of iron-red and yellow chrysanthemum flowers and bamboo sprays, the reverse with two further birds in flight above three scattered rocks. 14.3cm (5 5/8in) high. Estimate £12,000 - 15,000 (€14,000 - 18,000) - Unsold Provenance: a former Governor of Hong Kong in the late 19th century, and... [Lire la suite]
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11 novembre 2013

Emerald and diamond brooch, second half of 19th century and later

Emerald and diamond brooch, second half of 19th century and later. Photo courtesy Sotheby's Set with cushion-shaped, oval and circular-cut diamonds, later set to the centre with a step-cut emerald, later brooch fitting. Estimate   46,000 — 65,000 CHF Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. Genève | 13 nov. 2013 - www.sothebys.com
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11 novembre 2013

A rare doucai 'five dragon' bottle vase, Yongzheng

A rare doucai 'five dragon' bottle vase, Yongzheng. Photo courtesy Bonhams The rounded body and tall slender neck enamelled in bright green, yellow, red and purplish grisaille with one front-facing four-clawed red dragon, three green dragons and one grisaille dragon, each writhing amidst delicate fire scrolls in pursuit of a flaming pearl. 36.8cm (14½in) high. Sold for £20,000 (€23,863) Provenance: acquired by the owner's father in the Netherlands, probably in 1950s. A European private collection ... [Lire la suite]