25 octobre 2013

A cream-glazed porcelain figure of standing Buddha, China, marked, 18th century

A cream-glazed porcelain figure of standing Buddha, China, marked, 18th century.  Fingers partly restored, very slightly chipped. H. 55,5 cm. Estimate 8000/12000 € Property from the estate of Juergen L. Fischer, Ascona  Nagel Auktionen. 2013/10/30. http://www.auction.de  
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25 octobre 2013

Diamond ring, Harry Winston

Diamond ring, Harry Winston. Photo courtesy of Sotheby's. Featuring a pear-shaped diamond weighing 23.63 carats, set between tapered baguette diamond shoulders, size 48, signed Winston. Estimation 455,000 — 725,000 CHF  Accompanied by GIA report no. 2155617049, stating that the diamond is I Colour, VS1 Clarity.  Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. Genève | 13 nov. 2013 - http://www.sothebys.com
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25 octobre 2013

A light turquoise-glazed Dehua model of seated Guanyin, China, 18th-19th century

A light turquoise-glazed Dehua model of seated Guanyin, China, 18th-19th century.  Short firing cracks. H. 36,3 cm. Estimate 12 000/15 000 € Nagel Auktionen. 2013/10/30. http://www.auction.de
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25 octobre 2013

Fine diamond ring, Cartier.

Fine diamond ring, Cartier. Photo courtesy of Sotheby's.  Centring on a marquise-shaped diamond weighing 15.69 carats, between tapered baguette diamond shoulders,size 521/2, signed Cartier, numbered, case by Cartier. Estimation 1,000,000 — 1,650,000 CHF. Accompanied by GIA report no. 2155644037, stating that the diamond is D Colour, VVS1 Clarity, together with a working diagram stating that the diamond may be internally flawless after repolishing.  Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. Genève... [Lire la suite]
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25 octobre 2013

A fine and rare bronze-form ge-type vase 'hu', China, Qianlong six-character sealmark and probably of the period.

A fine and rare bronze-form ge-type vase 'hu', China, Qianlong six-character sealmark and probably of the period.  The sturdily potted vase of flattened oval section, the elegant pear-shaped body rising to a slightly waisted neck flanked by twin tubular. H. 37,5 cm. Estimate 22 000/25 000 € Nagel Auktionen. 2013/10/30. http://www.auction.de
25 octobre 2013

An important and rare Fancy Vivid Blue diamond ring.

An important and rare Fancy Vivid Blue diamond ring. Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s Claw-set with a cut-cornered rectangular mixed cut fancy vivid blue diamond weighing 5.04 carats, size 52. Estimation 5,100,000 — 5,700,000 CHF  Accompanied by GIA report no. 1142945155, stating that the diamond is Fancy Vivid Blue, Natural Colour, SI1 Clarity.  Of all the colour grades awarded by the GIA to blue diamonds, the highest and most coveted is Fancy Vivid Blue. The diamond offered here exhibits a very... [Lire la suite]

25 octobre 2013

A good clair-de-lune vase with mask handles, China, 18th ct.

A good clair-de-lune vase with mask handles, China, 18th century.  Small glaze frits to handles. H. 34,5 cm. Estimate 2500/3500 €  Property from an European private collection  Nagel Auktionen. 2013/10/30. http://www.auction.de
25 octobre 2013

The Richelieu Sapphires, a pair of rare Kashmir sapphires and diamond earrings

The Richelieu Sapphires, a pair of rare Kashmir sapphiresand diamond earrings. Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s Each set with a cushion-shaped sapphire weighing 26.66 and 20.88 carats respectively, suspended from a star surmount set with a cushion- and pear-shaped diamonds, post and hinged back fittings. Estimation 2,300,000 — 4,200,000 CHF  Accompanied by SSEF report no. 69008 and Gübelin reports no. 13050112 and no. 13050113, each stating that the sapphires are of Kashmir origin, with no indications of... [Lire la suite]
25 octobre 2013

A very large pear-shaped vase 'yuhuchun ping' with blue glaze, China, underglaze-blue six-character Qianlong seal mark and of th

A very large pear-shaped vase 'yuhuchun ping' with blue glaze, China, underglaze-blue six-character Qianlong seal mark and of the period.  The pear-shaped body rests on a short splayed foot and tapers sharply up to a waisted neck with wide everted mouth. H. 46 cm. Estimate 60 000/80 000 €  Provenienz: Ehemals aus einer alten amerikanischen Privatsammlung Provenienz: Ehemals aus einer alten amerikanischen Privatsammlung Cf. 'Ethereal Elegance - Porcelain Vases of the Imperial Qing - The Huaihaitang... [Lire la suite]
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25 octobre 2013

The 114.74-carat Burmese ‘Royal Blue’ sapphire

The 114.74-carat Burmese ‘Royal Blue’ sapphire. Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s The unmounted oval sapphire weighing 114.73 carats. Estimation 1,650,000 — 2,600,000 CHF Accompanied by SSEF report no. 69915 and Gübelin report no. 13100121, each stating that the sapphire is of Burmese origin, 'Royal Blue' colour, with no indications of heating; both additionally accompanied by an appendix letter expressing the exceptional nature of this sapphire. "Its saturated blue colour, poetically also referred to as 'royal blue',... [Lire la suite]
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