19 avril 2014

A fancy coloured diamond and diamond ring

A fancy coloured diamond and diamond ring. Photo Bonhams. The fancy intense yellow diamond, weighing 5.74 carats, between radiant-cut diamond shoulders, the gallery and hoop set with brilliant-cut diamonds, remaining diamonds approximately 2.00 carats total, ring size 6. Estimate HK$ 11.2 million - 13.2 million (€1 million - 1.2 million) Accompanied by a GIA report stating that the 5.74 carat diamond is Fancy Intense Yellow colour and SI1 clarity. Report number 15214729, dated 28 August 2006. Bonhams. FINE JEWELLERY &... [Lire la suite]

19 avril 2014

Imperial bowl, wan. The base with six-character mark of Jiajing within a double ring in underglaze blue and of the period

Imperial bowl, wan. The base with six-character mark of Jiajing within a double ring in underglaze blue and of the period, 1522-1566. Photo courtesy Marchant covered overall in a rich even egg-yolk yellow glaze slightly thinning towards the gently flared rim. 18cm diameter. Price on request• Formerly in a European private collection.• Purchased from Marchant circa 1980.• A similar bowl is illustrated by William Jay Rathburn and Jay Gates in In Pursuit of the Dragon, Traditions and Transitions in... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2014

A multi gem-set necklace and earclip suite, circa 1950

A multi gem-set necklace and earclip suite, circa 1950. Photo Bonhams. The necklace set to the front with a row of circular cabochon emeralds, suspending a fringe of carved sapphire, emerald and ruby leaves and briolette drops, with three larger variously shaped carved emerald plaques to the centre, with brilliant-cut diamond highlights throughout, the pair of earrings en suite, earrings with hinged post fittings, earclip length 5.0cm. Estimate £10,000 - 15,000 (€12,000 - 18,000) Bonhams. FINE JEWELLERY. London, New Bond Street,... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2014

Imperial dish, pan. The base with six-character mark of Zhengde within a double ring in underglaze blue and of the period

Imperial dish, pan. The base with six-character mark of Zhengde within a double ring in underglaze blue and of the period, 1506-1521. Photo courtesy Marchant with upright rim carved in the centre with a green five-clawed dragon amongst ruyi-head clouds and flames within a single ring, with a further ring beneath the rim, the underside with two similar dragons on an anhua wave and mountain peak ground. 22.5cm diameter. Price on request• Formerly in an English private collection.• Two similar... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2014

A pair of diamond flower brooches, circa 1935

A pair of diamond flower brooches, circa 1935. Photo Bonhams. Each designed as a flower in bloom, the stamens set with a cluster of brilliant-cut diamonds, the petals pavé-set with old brilliant, brilliant and single-cut diamonds, diamonds approximately 10.00 carats total, length 3.5cm. Estimate £5,000 - 7,000 (€6,100 - 8,500)Bonhams. FINE JEWELLERY. London, New Bond Street, 30 Apr 2014 - www.bonhams.com
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19 avril 2014

A diamond flowerspray brooch, circa 1950

A diamond flowerspray brooch, circa 1950. Photo Bonhams. The three pear-shaped and brilliant-cut diamond blooms on pear-shaped and baguette-cut diamond stems, diamonds approximately 10.00 carats, length 8.0cm. Estimate £4,000 - 6,000 (€4,900 - 7,300) Bonhams. FINE JEWELLERY. London, New Bond Street, 30 Apr 2014- www.bonhams.com
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19 avril 2014

Imperial blue and white square bowl. The base with six-character mark of Jiajing in underglaze blue and of the period, 1522-1566

Imperial blue and white square bowl. The base with six-character mark of Jiajing in underglaze blue and of the period, 1522-1566. Photo courtesy Marchant with gently flared rim and slightly inverted foot, painted on the exterior with four lobed square medallions each with a camellia flower on a single branch amongst leaves and between a different pair of the eight treasures on a lingzhi cloud-scroll ground, the interior painted in the well with a large shou-character within a double square,... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2014

Blue and white saucer dish, pan, Ming dynasty, Chenghua-Hongzhi, circa 1485

Blue and white saucer dish, pan, Ming dynasty, Chenghua-Hongzhi, circa 1485. Photo courtesy Marchant with gently flared rim painted in the centre with a lotus bouquet consisting of central flowerhead, leaves, a bud, a pod and arrow heads, all tied with a ribbon above stylised water, within a double ring encircled by a geometric cross-hatch design at the rim, the underside decorated with the eight Buddhist emblems, ba bao, each supported by a flowerhead on a continuous scrolling branch with leaves and... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2014

Torbernite, Scepter Quartz, Rubellite on Quartz

Torbernite - Margabal, Aveyron, France. Scepter Quartz; Orange River District, South Africa. Rubellite on Quartz - Palelni Mine, Ketchel, Burma.
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19 avril 2014

Longquan celadon large saucer dish, Early Ming, 14th-15th century

Longquan celadon large saucer dish, Early Ming, 14th-15th century. Photo courtesy Marchant with gently flared rim, carved in the centre with the sacred-seed symbol hrih inSiddham script, within a lotus-shaped medallion encircled by double rings, all on a short glazed foot rim, the base with a circular unglazed ring burnt red from the firing. 36.2 cm diameter. Price on requestJapanese wood box.• Formerly in a Japanese private collection.• The Siddham script sacred-seed symbol hrih is used by both... [Lire la suite]