17 novembre 2018

Rare Coloured Diamond and Diamond Ring

Lot 2052. Rare 1.63 carats VS2 Fancy Vivid Greenish Blue Diamond and Diamond Ring. Estimate HK$20,000,000.00 - HK$30,000,000.00 (US$2,500,000-3,800,000). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  Fancy vivid greenish blue round brilliant-cut diamond of 1.63 carats, pear and circular-cut diamonds, platinum, ring size 5¾GIA, 2011, report no. 1142097107: 1.63 carats, Fancy Vivid Greenish Blue colour, VS2 clarity, Appendix letter. Christie's. Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels, Hong Kong, 27... [Lire la suite]
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17 novembre 2018

An important Saxon gold and hardstone bonbonnière by Johann-Christian Neuber (1736-1808), signed on the flange 'Neuber à Dresde.

Lot 3775. An important Saxon gold and hardstone bonbonnière by Johann-Christian Neuber (1736-1808), signed on the flange 'Neuber à Dresde.', Dresden, circa 1780; 2½ in. (64 mm.) diam. Estimate: HK$3,200,000.00 - HK$5,200,000.000 (USD 410,160 - USD 666,510). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. circular gold-lined box, the cover, sides and base inlaid with radiating red and mocha-coloured striated agate ribbons heightened with carnelian mounts, the sides with alternating ovolos of striated agate and polished... [Lire la suite]
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17 novembre 2018

A fine teadust-glazed pear-shaped bottle vase, Qianlong impressed six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1371. A fine teadust-glazed pear-shaped bottle vase, Qianlong impressed six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795); 12 7/8 in. (32.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 360,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006.  The compressed globular body tapering towards the tall slender neck flaring slightly at the mouth rim, raised on a slightly spayed foot, covered overall with a lustrous glaze finely speckled dark olive-green tone, wood stand, Japanese box. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
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17 novembre 2018

A teadust-glazed double-gourd vase, Qianlong incised six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1370. A teadust-glazed double-gourd vase, Qianlong incised six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795); 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 220,000 - HKD 280,000. Price realised HKD 240,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006.  Well potted with a globular lower body surmounted by a waisted neck encircled by moulded upright and pendent petals, covered overall with a finely mottled olive-green glaze thinning to a russet-brown at the mouth rim and moulded ruyi-heads at the base of each loop... [Lire la suite]
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17 novembre 2018

A fine and extremely rare flambé-glazed vase, Yongzheng four-character sealmark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 1369. A fine and extremely rare flambé-glazed vase, Yongzheng four-character sealmark and of the period (1723-1735); 8 in. (20.3 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price realised HKD 2,248,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006.  Of mallet-form with everted neck rising from broad shoulders well-moulded in relief with three equidistant ram heads above the truncated straight sides of the lower body, covered with a predominantly lustrous purple glaze with pale lavender-blue streaks, the glaze... [Lire la suite]
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17 novembre 2018

A rare flambé-glazed archaistic vase, Hu, Yongzheng incised four-character sealmark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 1366. A rare flambé-glazed archaistic vase, Hu, Yongzheng incised four-character sealmark and of the period (1723-1735); 10 1/4 in. (26 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 400,000. Price realised HKD 1,320,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006.  The pear-shaped body with double-ribs at the shoulder and applied with two taotie mask handles suspending fixed rings, all under a characteristically thick and bright purple glaze with turquoise streaks thinning to a brown over the extremities and... [Lire la suite]
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17 novembre 2018

A fine and rare Ge-type glazed quatrefoil vase, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1365. A fine and rare Ge-type glazed quatrefoil vase, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795); 12 1/8 in. (30.8 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 2,360,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006.  Of an elegant baluster shape, the vase is finely potted with compressed quatre-lobed sides rising to a gently waisted neck flanked by a pair of dragon loop handles, the everted lipped mouth rim and and splayed foot of conforming foliate section, covered... [Lire la suite]
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17 novembre 2018

A fine and very rare green-enamelled incised stembowl, Yongzheng six-character sealmark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 1361. A fine and very rare green-enamelled incised stembowl, Yongzheng six-character sealmark and of the period (1723-1735); 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price realised HKD 1,320,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006.  Sturdily potted with flaring sides, finely incised with the bajixiang, each emblem with flowing ribbons and raised on a lotus blossom, above a ruyi band around the base of the bowl and raised on a low pedestal incised with a classic... [Lire la suite]
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17 novembre 2018

Gemeentemuseum Den Haag opens an exhibition that focuses on strong women in fashion

THE HAGUE.- The first female fashion designers had to hold their own in a man’s world. How different things are today. Never before have so many fashion houses been run by a female designer, some of whom are very vocal about their views on women’s rights and politics. The time is therefore ripe for the first ever fashion exhibition in history devoted exclusively to female designers. Femmes Fatales – Strong Women in Fashion will feature the work of a range of famous Dutch and international names, including Coco Chanel, Vivienne... [Lire la suite]
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17 novembre 2018

Sotheby's Contemporary Art Day Auction hits $100 million mark again in New York

NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s marquee November auctions continued yesterday in New York, with the Contemporary Art Day Auction achieving $100.1 million with 83.2% of lots sold. Sotheby’s worldwide sales of Contemporary Art have reached $1.6 billion year-to-date in 2018 – up 22% over the same period in 2017. Courtney Kremers, Head of Sotheby’s Day Auctions of Contemporary Art in New York, commented: “Today’s sale marks our third-consecutive Day Auction to reach the $100 million benchmark in New York, demonstrating demand... [Lire la suite]
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