28 avril 2012

An art nouveau enamel, peridot and diamond brooch/pendant with opal drop, by Philippe Wolfers, circa 1902

An art nouveau enamel, peridot and diamond brooch/pendant with opal drop, by Philippe Wolfers, circa 1902. Photo Bonhams The openwork brooch/pendant with collet-set step-cut sapphire highlights, bi-coloured enamel and old brilliant-cut diamonds surrounding a gold Hoopoe with plique-à-jour wings and crest with a central step-cut peridot within a border of similarly-cut diamonds, the whole suspending an opal drop, maker's mark 'WP', length 7.8cm, cased. Sold for £23,750 Note: Philippe Wolfers (1858-1929) was the son of... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2012

A Longquan celadon-glazed 'Cong' vase. Song Dynasty

Lot 3122. A Longquan celadon-glazed 'Cong' vase. Song Dynasty. Estimation 400,000-600,000 HKD. Lot sold 524,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's modelled after the archaic jade cong, the body of attenuated square section supported on a short waisted footring, rising to a flat shoulder and a thick circular neck, each corner carved with eight raised horizontal bands, each within a raised rectangular panel, covered overall with a thick lustrous celadon glaze: 26 cm., 10 1/8 in.   ... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2012

An opal and diamond brooch-pendant, circa 1905

An opal and diamond brooch-pendant, circa 1905. Photo Bonhams The oval cabochon opal within a millegrain-set surround of single-cut diamonds, interspersed by three collet-set old brilliant-cut diamonds at each cardinal point, diamonds approximately 0.90 carat total, detachable brooch fitting deficient, length 3.6cm. Sold for £8,125 Bonhams. Fine Jewellery, 25 Apr 2012. London, New Bond Street www.bonhams.com
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28 avril 2012

A copper-red backed dish.. Seal mark and period of Qianlong

A copper-red backed dish.. Seal mark and period of Qianlong. Photo Sotheby's potted with shallow sides gently rising from a slightly tapered foot to a flaring rim, the exterior evenly applied with a rich strawberry-red glaze fired to a glossy finish, leaving the interior reserved in white, the white countersunk base inscribed with a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue; 20.3 cm., 8 in. Estimation 70,000-90,000 HKD. Unsold Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2012

A belle époque freshwater natural pearl, ruby and diamond brooch, circa 1905

A belle époque freshwater natural pearl, ruby and diamond brooch, circa 1905.  Photo Bonhams The circular-cut ruby and single-cut diamond fluttering ribbon bow surmount suspending a large freshwater baroque pearl drop with rose-cut diamond cap, within a millegrain-set single-cut diamond wreath surround, accented by calibré-cut ruby ribbons, length 4.0cm, cased by Kirkby & Bunn, successors to Streeter, 44 Old Bond Street. Sold for £8,125  Accompanied by a certificate from SSEF stating that the pearl is... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2012

A fine carved and incised 'Fish and crab' white vase. Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period

Lot 3118. A fine carved and incised 'Fish and crab' white vase. Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period. Estimation 150,000-250,000 HKD. Lot sold 200,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's of tall baluster shape tapering to the base with stepped foot, carved with three fish swimming amongst aquatic plants, opposite a crab on a leafy frond, divided by a raised horizontal fillet from floret and lozenge motifs around the base, and a further fillet at the shoulders covered overall in a transparent glaze, the... [Lire la suite]

28 avril 2012

A diamond necklace-tiara, circa 1880

A diamond necklace-tiara, circa 1880. Photo Bonhams The necklace composed of a series of collet-set old brilliant-cut diamonds, suspending a fringe of knife-wire and foliate motifs, set throughout with old brilliant-cut diamonds to a later knife-edge back-chain set with rose-cut diamond highlights, diamonds approximately 16.65 carats total, length 38.5cm. Estimate: £20,000 - 25,000, US$ 32,000 - 40,000. Unsold Bonhams. Fine Jewellery, 25 Apr 2012. London, New Bond Street www.bonhams.com
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28 avril 2012

A turquoise glass quadrilobed washer. Wheel-cut mark and period of Qianlong

A turquoise glass quadrilobed washer. Wheel-cut mark and period of Qianlong. Photo Sotheby's the plain opaque turquoise glass of quadrilobed section, supported on four low feet, the rounded sides gently rising to an everted rim, the underside wheel cut with a four-character reign mark within a square, wood stand with the Yamanaka company logo mark; 21 cm., 8 1/4 in. Estimation 300,000-400,000 HKD. Lot 3209 vendu: 524,000 HKD PROVENANCE: Yamanaka & Co. Sotheby's. Fine... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2012

A fine teadust-glazed vase. Incised seal mark and period of Qianlong

A fine teadust-glazed vase. Incised seal mark and period of Qianlong. Photo Sotheby's the body of compressed globular form rising smoothly from a short splayed foot to a straight cylindrical neck, covered overall in a bright olive-green glaze with golden speckles, the glaze stopping short of the brown-dressed footring, the base incised with a sixcharacter seal mark, beneath a brown slip; 32.6 cm., 12 7/8 in. Estimation 700,000-900,000 HKD. Lot 3120 vendu: 1,340,000 HKD.  ... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2012

A Greek sheet gold element. Circa 4th-3rd Century B.C.

A Greek sheet gold element. Circa 4th-3rd Century B.C. Photo Bonhams Probably a pectoral, with die-formed decoration composed of bunches of grapes with a border of grapes and leaves, strokes at the edge, the ends pierced with hanging triple-pointed pendants, 5in (12.8cm) wide Estimate: £1,200 - 1,500, US$ 1,900 - 2,400, € 1,400 - 1,800 - Unsold Provenance::The Aldo Branca Collection, Ascona, Switzerland, acquired between the 1960s and 1980s.  Bonhams. Antiquities, 25 Apr 2012. London, New Bond... [Lire la suite]
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