27 novembre 2017

An enamel and diamond-set 'Moon crater' necklace by Roy C. King Ltd.

Lot 78. An enamel and diamond-set 'Moon crater' necklace by Roy C. King Ltd. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000 (USD 6,640 - USD 9,296). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The textured tapering panel collar set at intervals with circular-cut diamonds against an abstract enamel ground of varying blue hues, 1960s, 39.5cm, in case by Garrard & Co. Designed by Roger King, made by Roy C. King Ltd. for Garrard & Co. Note: Born in 1913, in 1927 Roy King was apprenticed to a diamond mounting... [Lire la suite]
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27 novembre 2017

The Far-Reaching Fragrance of Tea: The Art and Culture of Tea in Asia at National Palace Museum, Taipei

  TAIPEI - The appreciation is a lifestyle, a fashion, an art, and a culture; it is a shared language of tea connoisseurs. The originated in China, and methods of tea making have undergone centuries of change, as have the equipment and the manner in which the tea has been enjoyed. In ancient times, tea was used both to quench the thirst, and also for its perceived medicinal qualities; during the Tang and Song dynasties, it was brewed by boiling then it was sipped gently. During the Ming and Qing dynasties, tea was brewed by... [Lire la suite]
27 novembre 2017

An Art Nouveau enamel and diamond bracelet, by Vever, circa 1905

Lot 77. An Art Nouveau enamel and diamond bracelet, by Vever, circa 1905. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000 (USD 6,640 - USD 9,296). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Of openwork foliate design, modelled as a series of blue and frosted colourless plique-à-jour enamel triple flowerheads with metallic foil inclusions, to further shaded green plique-à-jour enamel leaves, circa 1905, 17.6cm, with French marks for gold. Signed Vever Paris. Christie's. Important Jewels, 29 November... [Lire la suite]
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27 novembre 2017

An Art Nouveau pearl and enamel brooch, by Lalique, circa 1900

Lot 76. An Art Nouveau pearl and enamel brooch, by Lalique, circa 1900. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000 (USD 6,640 - USD 9,296). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Of stylised foliate spray design with pearl berries, shaded green plique-a-jour enamel leaves and blue enamel stems, suspending a single pearl drop, circa 1900, 6.2cm, French marks, in maker's case. Signed Lalique. Christie's. Important Jewels, 29 November 2017, London  
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27 novembre 2017

A mid 19th century enamel and diamond bangle

Lot 71. A mid 19th century enamel and rose-cut diamond-set cyrillic 'N' for Tsar Nicholas I,  bangle. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000 (USD 26,560 - USD 39,840). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The octagonal plaque with applied rose-cut diamond-set cyrillic 'N' for Tsar Nicholas I (reigned 1825-1855) beneath a similarly-set coronet on a cobalt blue enamel ground to a two-tiered rose and old-cut diamond cluster border and further elaborately chased hinged bangle half decorated with blue guilloché... [Lire la suite]
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27 novembre 2017

A late 19th century conch shell parure

Lot 59. A late 19th century conch shell parure. Estimate GBP 12,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 15,936 - USD 19,920). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Comprising: a necklace designed as a series of alternating carved stylised dolphin and shell links, suspending alternate graduated carved cherub and classical female bust cameos in shell shaped frames, interspersed with graduated carved shell drops, 40.0cm; the bracelet composed of a carved classical female bust in a shell frame applied on a carved shell and dolphin... [Lire la suite]
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27 novembre 2017

Two late 19th century gothic revival hat pins, by Louis Wièse, after 1890

Two late 19th century gothic revival hat pins, by Louis Wièse, after 1890. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 13,280 - USD 15,936). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each terminal modelled as the torso and head of a gargoyle perched on a corbel, after 1890, 2.9 and 3.1cm, pins 22.3cm, French marks, in maker's case. Both signed Wièse with maker's mark for after 1890 Christie's. Important Jewels, 29 November 2017, London
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27 novembre 2017

A diamond bracelet, by Van Cleef & Arpels

Lot 255. A diamond bracelet, by Van Cleef & Arpels. Estimate GBP 80,000 - GBP 100,000 (USD 106,240 - USD 132,800). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Designed as a highly articulated bombé strap set throughout with brilliant-cut diamonds, 1984, 17.5cm. Signed VCA for Van Cleef & Arpels, no.NY54387.1. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from Van Cleef & Arpels dated 3 March 2017. Christie's. Important Jewels, 29 November 2017, London
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27 novembre 2017

A 7.34 carats brilliant-cut diamond single stone ring & A 12.31 carats Fancy Yellow diamond single stone ring

Lot 273. A 7.34 carats brilliant-cut diamond single stone ring. Estimate GBP 140,000 - GBP 180,000 (USD 185,920 - USD 239,040). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The pear brilliant-cut diamond, weighing approximately 7.34 carats, to triangular-cut diamond shoulders, ring size M½. Accompanied by report no. 8537901 dated 3rd August 2017 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is D colour, VS2 clarity. Lot 272. A 12.31 carats Fancy Yellow diamond single... [Lire la suite]
27 novembre 2017

A Cizhou sgraffiato 'peony' vase, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 394. A Cizhou sgraffiato 'peony' vase, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 34.6 cm, 13 5/8  in. Estimate 70,000 — 100,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body surmounted by a tall trumpet neck, the lower body carved through a white slip to the buff-coloured body with a peony scroll below a band of detached floral sprays, all beneath a translucent milky glaze. Sotheby's. Chinese Art including Selected Works of Art from the T.Y. Chao Family Collection, Hong... [Lire la suite]