05 mai 2016

A pair of blue and white bowls, Kangxi six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1662-1722

Lot 79. A pair of blue and white bowls, Kangxi six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1662-1722). Estimate £40,000 – £60,000 ($58,240 - $87,360). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Each bowl is decorated to the exterior with six shou characters enclosed within foliate ruyi-shaped cartouches, with a further shou character to the interior with stylised scrolls, below a border of leaves and ruyi heads around the mouth rim.5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm.)... [Lire la suite]

05 mai 2016

10.17 carats, E Colour, VS1 Clarity marquise-shaped diamond ring

Lot 318. 10.17 carats, E Colour, VS1 Clarity marquise-shaped diamond ring. Estimate 290,000 — 480,000 CHF (265,036 - 438,680 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. Set with a marquise-shaped diamond weighing 10.17 carats, size 461/2, French assay and partial maker's marks. Accompanied by GIA report no. 5171539722, stating that the diamond is E Colour, VS1 Clarity. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Genève, 17 mai 2016, 10:00 AM
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05 mai 2016

15.44 carats, G Colour, VS1 Clarity pear-shaped diamond ring

Lot 382. Property of a lady of title. 15.44 carats, G Colour, VS1 Clarity pear-shaped diamond ring. Estimate 365,000 — 565,000 CHF (333,579 - 516,363 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. Set with a pear-shaped diamond weighing 15.44 carats, between tapered baguette diamond shoulders, size 52. Accompanied by GIA report no. 2175532775, stating the diamond is G Colour, VS1 Clarity. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Genève, 17 mai 2016, 10:00 AM
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05 mai 2016

8.36 carats D Colour, VS1 Clarity oval diamond ring, Graff

Lot 298. 8.36 carats D Colour, VS1 Clarity oval diamond ring, Graff. Estimate 365,000 — 565,000 CHF (333,579 - 516,363 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. Set with an oval diamond weighing 8.36 carats, between heart-shaped diamonds, size 51, signed Graff. Accompanied by GIA report no. 2171532924, stating that the diamond is D Colour, VS1 Clarity. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Genève, 17 mai 2016, 10:00 AM
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05 mai 2016

An aloeswood scholar's rock, Qing Dynasty

Lot 104. An aloeswood scholar's rock, Qing Dynasty. Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,500 - 3,800). Photo Bonhams. The gnarled section rising from a narrow basing and twisting towards a sharp peak, with overhangs and niches, the light tan hued wood with a fragrant aroma, fixed wooden base. 26cm (10 1/4in) high A European Private Collection of Scholar's Rocks Bonhams. AUCTION 23541: ASIAN ART, 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
05 mai 2016

A lingbi scholar's rock, Qing Dynasty

Lot 103. A lingbi scholar's rock, Qing Dynasty. Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,500 - 3,800). Photo Bonhams. The rock weathered to a jagged form, with strong diagonal movement, rising from a small base to a broad shoulder, with a carved hard wood stand. Including stand: 42cm (16 1/2in) high (2). A European Private Collection of Scholar's Rocks Bonhams. AUCTION 23541: ASIAN ART, 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE

05 mai 2016

A brown ying 'bridge' scholar's rock, Qing Dynasty

Lot 101. A brown ying 'bridge' scholar's rock, Qing Dynasty. Estimate £2,500 - 3,000 (€3,200 - 3,800). Photo Bonhams. The section resembling a soaring cliff, the material of mottled caramel and grey hues, simulating puddingstone in appearance, wood stand. Including stand: 31cm (12 1/8in) high (2). A European Private Collection of Scholar's Rocks Bonhams. AUCTION 23541: ASIAN ART, 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
05 mai 2016

A turquoise-ground famille rose 'five boys' vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in iron-red and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 78. A turquoise-ground famille rose 'five boys' vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in iron-red and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate £300,000 – £500,000 ($436,800 - $728,000). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The vase is elaborately decorated with bats, eternal knots, peaches and multi-coloured lotus sprays, set against a bright turquoise ground. The mouth is encircled by a ruyi border and a band of classic scroll. The short foot is decorated with lappets and a key-fret band. The shoulder... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2016

A moulded famille rose 'dragon and phoenix' bowl and cover, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820)

Lot 75. A moulded famille rose 'dragon and phoenix' bowl and cover, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820). Estimate £10,000 – £15,000 ($14,560 - $21,840). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The exterior of the bowl is elaborately moulded with a colourful phoenix and a gilt-decorated dragon, set against a background of crashing waves. The cover is moulded with the same design. The interior of the bowl and cover are decorated with a turquoise enamel.The bowl 4 ½ in. (11.5 cm.) diam.  Christie's. INSPIRED THEMES: A... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2016

A rare iron-red and underglaze-blue decorated square-form vase, gu, Wanli six-character mark and of the period

Lot 74. A rare iron-red and underglaze-blue decorated square-form vase, gu, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze-blue within a rectangle and of the period (1573-1620). Estimate £40,000 – £60,000 ($58,240 - $87,360). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The vase is decorated to the exterior with five-clawed dragons amidst foliage, with a moulded Buddhist lion head on each side of the mid-section. The mouth rim is surrounded by a key-fret border, with one side enclosing a rectangular panel showing the six-character reign... [Lire la suite]