03 avril 2018

Imperial Alchemy. The H.M. Knight Falangcai Bowl

Lot 1.  The H.M Knight Falangcai Bowl. A superbly enamelled, fine and exceedingly rare pink-ground falangcai bowl, puce-enamel Yuzhi mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 14.7 cm, 5 3/4  in. Estimate Upon Request. Lot sold 238,807,500 HKD (24,710,443.73 EUR) (30,426,463.58 USD). © Sotheby's 2018 conjured out of immaculate kaolin clay with steep rounded sides flaring out just barely at the rim, fired plain in the imperial kilns in Jingdezhen and thereafter carted off to... [Lire la suite]

02 avril 2018

An Important Unmounted Diamond

Lot 1781. An Important Unmounted 17.63 carats Type IIa Diamond. Estimate: 17,200,000 — 22,000,000 HKD (2,198,848 - 2,812,480 USD). Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby’s 2018 The brilliant-cut diamond weighing 17.63 carats. Accompanied by GIA report numbered 2185649320, dated 13 November 2017, stating that the diamond is D Colour, Flawless, with Excellent Cut, Polish and Symmetry; further accompanied by diamond type classification report stating that the... [Lire la suite]
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02 avril 2018

An Impressive Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond and Diamond Ring

Lot 1659. An Impressive 30.16 carats Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond and Diamond Ring. Estimate 19,000,000 — 25,000,000 HKD (2,428,960 - 3,196,000 USD). Lot Sold 22,320,000 HKD (2,843,791 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. Claw-set with a cut-cornered rectangular step-cut fancy vivid yellow diamond weighing 30.16 carats, the mount decorated with two shield-shaped diamonds and brilliant-cut diamonds of pink and near colourless tint, mounted in platinum and 18 karat yellow gold, size 6½. ... [Lire la suite]
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02 avril 2018

An Impressive Pair of Diamond Pendent Earrings

Lot 1656. An Impressive Pair of 13.01 and 12.97 carats Type IIa Diamond Pendent Earrings. Estimate 20,500,000 — 27,000,000 HKD (2,620,720 - 3,451,680 USD). Lot Sold 23,160,000 HKD (2,950,816 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's 2018 Each set with a pear-shaped diamond weighing 13.01 and 12.97 carats respectively, the surmount set with brilliant-cut diamonds weighing 1.03 and 1.01 carats, mounted in 18 karat white gold, post and butterfly fittings. Accompanied by two GIA reports numbered... [Lire la suite]
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02 avril 2018

An Important Ruby and Diamond Ring

Lot 1763. An Important 7.13 carats Burmese “Pigeon Blood” Ruby and Diamond Ring. Estimate: 21,500,000 — 28,000,000 HKD (2,748,560 - 3,579,520 USD). Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby’s 2018. Set with an oval ruby weighing 7.13 carats, within a surround of triangular, marquise-shaped and brilliant-cut diamonds, mounted in 18 karat white gold, size 6. Accompanied by SSEF report numbered 97004, dated 21 December 2017 and Gübelin report numbered 17061158, dated 29 June 2017,... [Lire la suite]
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02 avril 2018

An Important and Spectacular Ruby and Diamond Ring

Lot 1779. An Important and Spectacular 24.70 carats Burmese “Pigeon Blood” Ruby and Diamond Ring. Estimate: HK$82,000,000-92,000,000 / US$10,490,000-11,770,000. Lot Sold 86,392,500 HKD (11,007,268 USD). Courtesy Sotheby’s 2018. Set with a cushion-shaped ruby weighing 24.70 carats, within a surround of pear-shaped diamonds, the shank pavé-set with brilliant-cut diamonds of pink tint, size 7. ccompanied by SSEF report numbered 80220, dated 11 June 2015, Gübelin report numbered 1003549, dated 12 March... [Lire la suite]
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02 avril 2018

An extremely rare celadon-glazed 'Chrysanthemum' bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3201. An extremely rare celadon-glazed 'Chrysanthemum' bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 18.4 cm, 7 1/4  in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,800,000 HKD (125,182 - 187,773 EUR). Lot Sold 1,250,000 HKD (129,343 EUR). © Sotheby's 2018 with deep rounded sides divided into twenty-eight slender fluted petals with rounded tips radiating from a slightly tapered foot of corresponding form simulating a chrysanthemum bloom, covered overall save for the base with a... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2018

A large celadon-glazed carved 'Chilong' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3210. A large celadon-glazed carved 'Chilong' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 75.8 cm, 29 7/8  in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD (104,318 - 156,478 EUR). Lot Sold 1,125,000 HKD (116,409 EUR).  © Sotheby's 2018 sturdily potted with a baluster body surmounted by a tall trumpet neck flaring at the rim, the neck crisply carved with two chilong writhing sinuously amidst undulating scrolls issuing curling leaves and lingzhiblooms, the... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2018

A rare biscuit-enamelled sancai 'Dragon' dish, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3209. A rare biscuit-enamelled sancai 'Dragon' dish, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 36 cm, 14 1/8  in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,000,000 HKD (156,478 - 208,637 EUR).Unsold. © Sotheby's 2018 with shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to a flat everted rim, the interior centred with a large incised medallion enclosing two dragons soaring around a 'flaming pearl' amidst flaming wisps and ruyiclouds, encircled by floral sprigs on the cavetto,... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2018

A rare and brilliantly enamelled famille-rose 'Quail' vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3205. A rare and brilliantly enamelled famille-rose 'Quail' vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 34 cm, 13 3/8  in. Estimate 7,000,000 — 9,000,000 HKD (730,229 — 938,866 EUR). Lot Sold 17,520,000 HKD (1,812,870 EUR).  © Sotheby's 2018 the well-potted ovoid body rising from a short splayed foot to a tall waisted neck and flaring rim, the neck flanked by a pair of iron-red ruyi handles with gilt highlights, the exterior of the ovoid body finely... [Lire la suite]