06 décembre 2017

Pair of 16.51 and 15.79 carats Ceylon Sapphire and Diamond Earclips, Harry Winston

Lot 207. Pair of 16.51 and 15.79 carats Ceylon Sapphire and Diamond Earclips, Harry Winston. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 USD. Lot sold 300,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Featuring two emerald-cut sapphires weighing approximately 16.51 and 15.79 carats, surrounded by pear-shaped diamonds, numbered A3103; circa 1957. Provenance: Sotheby's New York, October 30, 1997, Extraordinary Jewels from a Private Collection, lot 32. Accompanied by AGL report no. 1084701 A and B stating that the sapphires are of... [Lire la suite]
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06 décembre 2017

Diamond Necklace, Harry Winston

Lot 254. Diamond Necklace, Harry Winston. Estimate 175,000 — 200,000 USD. Lot sold 325,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Of cluster design, composed of an articulated tapered band of round and pear-shaped diamonds, length 16 inches, with maker's mark for Jacques Timey, numbered 5622. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels New York, 05 Dec 2017
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06 décembre 2017

A porcelain dish, Nabeshima Ware, Okawachi official kilns, Hizen (Imari City), Late 17th - early 18th century

Lot 97. A porcelain dish, Nabeshima Ware, Okawachi official kilns, Hizen (Imari City), Late 17th - early 18th century; 14.8 cm. diam. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000. Price realised GBP 11,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The circular dish on a high ring foot, decorated in iron red on underglaze blue with falling cherry blossoms, three wicker baskets and seigaiha [stylised waves], the reverse with threehana-karakusa [Chinese style flowers with scrolling foliage], the ring foot with comb... [Lire la suite]
06 décembre 2017

A large Arita dish with the monogram of the VOC [Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie], Edo period, late 17th century

Lot 87. A large Arita dish with the monogram of the VOC [Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie], Edo period, late 17th century; 38.5 cm. diam. Estimate GBP 12,000 - GBP 18,000. Price realised GBP 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The shallow dish decorated in underglaze blue with the central roundel containing the initials of the Dutch East India Company, VOC [Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie], surrounded by two ho-o birds amongst pomegranate and camellia, the six radiating border... [Lire la suite]
06 décembre 2017

A porcelain dish, Nabeshima ware, Okawachi official kilns, Hizen (Imari city), Edo period, Late 17th - early 18th century

Lot 94. A porcelain dish, Nabeshima ware, Okawachi official kilns, Hizen (Imari city), Edo period, Late 17th - early 18th century; 20.3 cm. diam. Estimate GBP 12,000 - GBP 15,000. Price realised GBP 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The circular dish on a high ring foot, decorated in iron red and yellow enamel on underglaze blue with camellia blossoms strung on a thread, the reverse with three tasselled coin clusters, the ring foot with comb design Note: For similar examples,... [Lire la suite]
06 décembre 2017

A Yoshidaya Kutani dish, Fuku mark, Edo period, 19th century

Lot 100. A Yoshidaya Kutani dish, Fuku mark, Edo period, 19th century; 24.8 cm. diam. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Decorated in green, yellow, blue, aubergine, and black enamels with hydrangea flowers against geometric designs, the reverse with scrolling foliage, pine needles inside the foot ring. Christie's. Art of Japan, 5 December 2017, London  
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06 décembre 2017

A porcelain dish, Nabeshima ware, Okawachi official kilns, Hizen (Imari city), Edo period (Late 17th - early 18th century)

Lot 95. A porcelain dish, Nabeshima ware, Okawachi official kilns, Hizen (Imari city), Edo period (Late 17th - early 18th century); 20.3 cm. diam. Estimate GBP 12,000 - GBP 15,000. Price realised GBP 22,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The circular dish on a high ring foot, decorated in iron red and yellow enamel on underglaze blue with camellia blossoms strung on a thread, the reverse with three tasselled coin clusters, the ring foot with comb design Note: For similar examples,... [Lire la suite]
06 décembre 2017

Maruyama Okyo (1733-1795), Ferocious Tiger (Mouko zu)

Lot 102. Maruyama Okyo (1733-1795), Ferocious Tiger (Mouko zu). Hanging scroll, ink and colour on silk, signed and dated Meiwa kinototori aki hachigatsu Heian Senryo [Meiwa 2 (1765), August], sealed Heian jininshijichukin and Senryo, 35.8 x 47.5 cm. (painting only), 131 x 63.5 cm. (including silk and brocade mount). Estimate GBP 50,000 - GBP 70,000. Price realised GBP 175,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Provenance: Duke Matsukata (Matsukata... [Lire la suite]
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06 décembre 2017

Supercars and timeless classics triumph at multi-million pound Bond Street sale

Lot 107. Left-hand drive 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage Saloon. Registration no. not UK registered. Chassis no. DB5/2214/L. Sold for £830,300 (€941,564). Photo: Bonhams.  LONDON.- Bonhams Bond Street Sale took place in London on Saturday 2 December, and saw an impressive £8,605,940 realised from the 30 motor car entry. The top lot of the day was the 80s icon, the 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO Coupé, which achieved £1,883,333. Taking the second spot was the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 4.2-Litre Sports... [Lire la suite]
06 décembre 2017

Save Venice Inc. restores Titian's Madonna di Ca' Pesaro

Titian, Madonna di Ca’ Pesaro, After Restoration, 1519–1526. Church of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Venice. Photo by Matteo de Fina. VENICE.- Titian’s famed Madonna di Ca' Pesaro can once again be admired by visitors to the church of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari in Venice following a painstaking four-year conservation treatment funded by the American nonprofit organization Save Venice Inc. with major support from The Thompson Family Foundation, Inc. and The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. The... [Lire la suite]
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