05 mai 2018

Rare pink sapphire and diamond pendant

Lot 372. Rare 95.45 carats Ceylon pink sapphire and diamond pendant. Estimate 580,000 — 960,000 CHF. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. The oval pink sapphire weighing 95.45 carats set in a mount highlighted with brilliant-cut diamonds. Accompanied by SSEF report no. 99327, stating that the pink sapphire is of Ceylon origin, with no indications of heating, together with an appendix letter. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Geneva, 15 May 2018, 10:30 AM
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05 mai 2018

Fancy vivid yellow diamond ring

Lot 278. Internally Flawless Fancy vivid yellow diamond ring, weighing 15.10 carats. Estimate 655,000 — 820,000 CHF. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. The cut-cornered square modified brilliant-cut fancy vivid yellow diamond weighing 15.10 carats, size 511/2. Accompanied by GIA report no. 5182497295, stating that the diamond is Fancy Vivid Yellow, Natural Colour, Internally Flawless. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Geneva, 15 May 2018, 10:30 AM
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05 mai 2018

A famille rose inscribed 'landscape' bottle vase, Republic period (1912-1949)

Lot 24. A famille rose inscribed 'landscape' bottle vase, Republic period (1912-1949); 8 in. (20.3 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 13,580 - USD 20,370). Price realised GBP 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The exterior of the body is delicately enamelled with a continuous lakeside landscape scene, featuring fishermen and travellers within tall mountains, trees and rocks, below a long poetic inscription to the neck which ends with two red seals. The base bears the iron-red... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2018

A blue and white and famille rose conjoined vase, 19th century

Lot 23. A blue and white and famille rose conjoined vase, 19th century; 5 in. (12.8 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 13,580 - USD 20,370). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The vessel is skilfully potted in the form of two conjoined vases, one decorated in underglaze-blue with lotus blooms and bats, the other in famille rose enamels depicting bamboo, pine and prunus. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 31 October 2004, lot 264. Christie's. Rarity and Refinement: Treasures from... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2018

A rare famille rose yellow-ground 'medallion' bowl, Xianfeng six-character mark in iron-red and of the period (1851-1861) 

Lot 22. A rare famille rose yellow-ground 'medallion' bowl, Xianfeng six-character mark in iron-red and of the period (1851-1861); 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 25,000 (USD 20,370 - USD 33,950). Price realised GBP 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The bowl is enamelled with four gilt-bordered medallions on the exterior, two depicting Daoist figures and two with dragon-boat racing scenes featuring a phoenix-head boat on one and a dragon-head boat on the other, divided by lotus... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2018

A pair of famille verte 'month' cups, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 16. A pair of famille verte 'month' cups, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000 (USD 40,740 - USD 67,900). Price realised GBP 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Each potted with deep flaring sides, the cups are painted in underglaze-blue and enamels with clusters of narcissi growing beside blue ornamental rocks and roses, emblematic of the eleventh month of the calendar year.  ... [Lire la suite]

05 mai 2018

Picasso portrait of Marie-Thérèse from 1932 to lead Sotheby's London summer season

Pablo Picasso, Buste de femme de profil. Femme écrivant, signed Picasso (upper left), oil on canvas, 116.2 by 73.7cm., 45¾ by 29in. Painted in April 1932. Estimate upon request. Courtesy Sotheby’s. LONDON.- Painted during Pablo Picasso’s ‘year of wonders’[1], this monumental, yet remarkably tender and intimate, painting of Marie-Thérèse absorbed in the act of writing evokes a private moment from the artist’s clandestine relationship with his most beloved muse. Awake or asleep, writing or reading, Marie-Thérèse appears in... [Lire la suite]
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05 mai 2018

A rare Junyao crackle-glazed dish, 13th century

Lot 4. A rare Junyao crackle-glazed dish, 13th century; 19.3cm (7 5/8in) diam. Estimate £ 2,000 - 4,000 (€ 2,300 - 4,500). Sold for £ 8,125 (€ 9,301) inc. premium © Bonhams 2001-2018 Heavily potted with shallow rounded sides supported on a recessed base raising to an everted rim, all under a thick lavender-blue glaze suffused with fine crackling, thinning above the foot to reveal the buff ware.  Provenance: Francesco Maria, Marchese Taliani de Marchio (1887 - 1968), Grand Officer of the Italian Crown,... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2018

A rare cizhou marbled spittoon, zhadou, Song Dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 3. A rare Cizhou marbled spittoon, zhadou, Song Dynasty (960-1279); 15.1cm (6in) diam. Estimate £ 2,000 - 3,000 (€ 2,300 - 3,400). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Supported on a short straight foot, the globular body rising to a waisted neck and wide incurving and flaring rim, decorated to the exterior and interior with marbled pattern in brown slip reserved on a straw-glazed ground, all below a band of creamy white slip to the mouth rim.  Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 17 May 2018, 10:30 BST, LONDON, NEW... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2018

A Jianyao 'Hare's fur' 'Imperial tribute' tea bowl, Gong Yu mark, Song Dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 2. A Jianyao 'Hare's fur' 'Imperial tribute' tea bowl, Gong Yu mark, Song Dynasty  (960-1279); 11.8cm (4 5/8in) diam. Estimate £ 3,000 - 5,000 (€ 3,400 - 5,700). Sold for £ 4,750 (€ 5,437) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Of conical form with steep sides and a slight indentation below the gently everted rim, covered in a glossy caramel-russet glaze with black streaks emanating from the centre of the interior, the exterior similarly decorated with the glaze pooling above the unglazed foot... [Lire la suite]