10 avril 2014

A lacquered nanmu burlwood tree trunk brushpot, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

A lacquered nanmu burlwood tree trunk brushpot, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century. Photo: Sotheby's. formed from multiple sections of wood creating a free-form shape and naturalistic uneven surface of knots, holes and bumps, covered overall with a dark black lacquer, the grain of the wood revealed in patches on the exterior where the lacquer has worn thin, the interior and base with a very smooth even surface; width 19.5 cm., 7 5/8 in. Estimation 200,000 — 300,000 HKD - Unsold. Sotheby's. Contemporary Literati — A Gathering, Hong... [Lire la suite]

10 avril 2014

A diamond single-stone ring

A diamond single-stone ring. Photo Bonhams. The pear-shaped diamond, weighing 2.77 carats, on a chevron-shaped single-cut diamond hoop, with a square-cut diamond highlight, mounted in platinum, maker's mark, UK hallmark, ring size H. Estimate £15,000 - 20,000 (€18,000 - 24,000) Accompanied by a report from AnchorCert stating that the diamond weighing 2.77 carats is D colour, VVS2 clarity, Type IIa. Report number 20014873, dated 8 March 2014. Bonhams. FINE JEWELLERY, London, New Bond Street, 30 Apr 2014 - www.bonhams.com
Posté par Alain Truong à 22:46 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , ,
10 avril 2014

A huanghuali display stand, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3674. A huanghuali display stand, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 36.2 cm., 14 1/4 in. Estimate 70,000 — 90,000 HKD. Lot sold 87,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's modelled after a standard-size altar table, the flush top flanked by a pair of everted ends on the narrow sides, above a slightly figured waist and a straight beaded apron with ruyi-shaped cloud brackets on the corners, the square-sectioned legs with a vertical rib down the middle secured on foot stretchers and two spandrels with an openwork ruyi heads in the centre. ... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Alain Truong à 22:44 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , , ,
10 avril 2014

A diamond bracelet, by Cartier, circa 1935

A diamond bracelet, by Cartier, circa 1935. Photo Bonhams. Designed as a series of buckle-shaped links, pavé-set with old brilliant and single-cut diamonds, connected by highly articulated courses of old brilliant-cut diamonds, the principal old brilliant-cut diamond to the centre, mounted in platinum, principal diamond approximately 1.75 carats, remaining diamonds 12.80 carats total, signed Cartier, length 18.4cm. Estimate £60,000 - 70,000 (€73,000 - 85,000) Bonhams. FINE JEWELLERY, London, New Bond Street, 30 Apr 2014 -... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Alain Truong à 22:33 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , ,
10 avril 2014

A bronze spade-shaped object, Tang to Ming dynasty

Lot 3673. A bronze spade-shaped object, Tang to Ming dynasty; 21.6 cm., 8 1/2 in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 137,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the enigmatic object cast in the form of a warped and pointed triangular-shaped vessel, possibly of ritual significance, cast with a raised boss, reminiscent of a solar motif, amidst a semi-circle, alongside an illegible character cast in relief, the reverse cast with a small key-shaped aperture, the patina of a mottled grey with patches of malachite encrustation, hongmu... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Alain Truong à 22:30 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , ,
10 avril 2014

A diamond single-stone ring

A diamond single-stone ring. Photo Bonhams. The brilliant-cut diamond, weighing 12.25 carats, in an eight-claw setting, between single-cut diamond shoulders, ring size M. Estimate £60,000 - 70,000 (€73,000 - 85,000) Bonhams. FINE JEWELLERY, London, New Bond Street, 30 Apr 2014 - www.bonhams.com
Posté par Alain Truong à 22:26 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags :

10 avril 2014

A 'Lingbi' scholar's rock, Qing dynasty

Lot 3670. A 'Lingbi' scholar's rock, Qing dynasty; overall height 68.8 cm., 27 in. Estimate 1,800,000 — 2,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,200,000  HKD. Photo: Sotheby's the medium-grey limestone naturally shaped in the form of a three-peaked mountain landscape, with the centre peak the tallest, inscribed Guoyunlou cang shi, Zishan Gu Wenbin (‘Rock in the Guoyunlou Collection, [recorded by] Zishan, Gu Wenbin’) on the left side and on the right, Jiyun Feng, Yu Yue ti (‘Peak of Clouds after Rain, inscribed by Yu... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2014

A diamond bracelet, circa 1965

A diamond bracelet, circa 1965. Photo Bonhams. Designed as a series of elliptical links, connected by floral clusters, set throughout with brilliant, marquise and baguette-cut diamonds, diamonds approximately 21.50 carats total, inner diameter 5.4cm. Estimate £25,000 - 35,000 (€30,000 - 42,000) Bonhams. FINE JEWELLERY, London, New Bond Street, 30 Apr 2014 - www.bonhams.com
Posté par Alain Truong à 20:15 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : ,
10 avril 2014

A tree root table, Qing dynasty

Lot 3669. A tree root table, Qing dynasty; 46.5 cm., 18 1/8 in. Estimate 150,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 212,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's the top cut flat forming the tabletop, all supported on a base formed with two thick knotty tree roots marked with burls, the base extending to the side with two taut incurved feet, short contorted twigs suspending downward from the top and stemming upward from the base in an irregular, organic manner, the wood with a variegated tone of reddish-brown accented with chocolate-brown... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2014

A diamond single-stone ring

A diamond single-stone ring. Photo Bonhams. The rectangular step-cut diamond, weighing 5.00 carats, in a four-claw setting, ring size K. Estimate £20,000 - 30,000 (€24,000 - 36,000)Accompanied by a report from EGL USA stating that the diamond is I colour, VS1 clarity. Report number US 41399312D, dated 13 May 2013.Bonhams. FINE JEWELLERY, London, New Bond Street, 30 Apr 2014 -www.bonhams.com
Posté par Alain Truong à 19:55 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : ,