11 janvier 2008

A green and yellow 'dragon' bowl - Kangxi six-character mark and of the period

A green and yellow 'dragon' bowl - Kangxi six-character mark and of the period The gently rounded sided rising from a short straight foot to an everted mouth rim, finely incised and glazed in green around the exterior with two scaly five-clawed dragons, each in pursuit of a flaming pearl amidst fire and clouds, above a band of foaming waves, the rim bound with metal (mouth rim chip). 14.5cm (5¾in) diam. - Sold for £3,000 plus Premium and tax Exhibited: The Oriental Ceramic Society, London (undated as per label). Bonhams.... [Lire la suite]
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11 janvier 2008

A rare small anhua wine cup - Wanli six-character mark and of the period

A rare small anhua wine cup - Wanli six-character mark and of the period The white-glazed cup entirely unadorned except for a design impressed in shallow relief on the interior wall of the cup, depicting two coiling dragons of typical late Ming style striding in mutual pursuit of small flaming pearls. 6 cm (2¼in) diam. - Sold for £8,500 plus Premium and tax Footnote: For a similar example with less evident decoration and dated to the Jiajing period, see Shimmering Colours, Monochromes of the Yuan to Qing Periods. The... [Lire la suite]
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11 janvier 2008

An abstract diamond brooch, by Kutchinsky

An abstract diamond brooch, by Kutchinsky The textured twisted wirework set to the centre with a brilliant-cut diamond arrowhead motif, signed Kutchinsky, diamonds approx. 1.80ct. total, maker's case - Sold for £1,300 plus Premium and tax Bonhams. Jewellery, 9 Jan 2008. Knightsbridge
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11 janvier 2008

A diamond dress ring, by Grima, circa 1970

A diamond dress ring, by Grima, circa 1970 Composed of a series of textured 18 carat yellow gold tiered batons with pear-shaped diamond accents, rubbed London assay mark, workshop mark HJ&Co., diamonds approx. 1.30ct. total, ring size J - Sold for £3,000 plus Premium and tax Bonhams. Jewellery, 9 Jan 2008. Knightsbridge
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11 janvier 2008

A blue and white kendi - Wanli

A blue and white kendi - Wanli Finely painted around the slightly flattened globular body with a band of lotus flowers scroll, above a stylised band of ruyi clouds, the base and top of the neck mounted with a metal collar (restored).19cm (7½in) high. Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000 - Unsold. Provenance: The Bloxham CollectionNote: A similar blue and white kendi in the Ardebil Shrine collection is illustrated by John Pope, Chinese Porcelains from the Ardebil Shrine, Washington, 1956, pl.69. The Bloxam family collection... [Lire la suite]
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11 janvier 2008

A rare documentary inscribed blue and white incense burner - Dated equivalent to AD1597 and of the period

A rare documentary inscribed blue and white incense burner - Dated equivalent to AD1597 and of the period Heavily potted with rounded sides and waisted neck below a straight-sided mouth rim, the exterior finely painted in rich tones of cobalt blue depicting the Guardian King and other figures in a rocky garden, a raised band in the centre of the neck inscribed: 'Dedicated by the Buddhist disciple Huang Hui-san when he was sixty-one years old in the Spring of the twenty-fifth year of the Wanli period of the Great Ming... [Lire la suite]
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11 janvier 2008

A turquoise and diamond flower brooch, 1966

A turquoise and diamond flower brooch, 1966 The domed cluster of circular cabochon turquoise highlighted with brilliant-cut diamonds, set to the centre with a single brilliant-cut diamond, to a surround of 18 carat yellow gold textured leaves, hallmarked London 1966, diamonds approx. 0.55ct. total, length 5.5cm. Sold for £650 plus Premium and tax Bonhams. Jewellery, 9 Jan 2008. Knightsbridge
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11 janvier 2008

A pair of earclips, by Lalaounis

A pair of earclips, by Lalaounis Each of textured foliate design, maker's mark, length 5.2cm. Sold for £480 plus Premium and tax Bonhams. Jewellery, 9 Jan 2008. Knightsbridge
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11 janvier 2008

A pair of wucai six-sided dishes for the Japanese market - Circa 1620

A pair of wucai six-sided dishes for the Japanese market - Circa 1620 Each centrally enamelled in green, brown, yellow and iron-red with two insects perched in a cluster of leafy ripe fruit, within border panels of solitary figures and upright shrubs. 14cm (5½in) wide. (2). Estimate: £800 - 1,200 - Unsold. Bonhams. Fine Asian Art, 6 Nov 2006. New Bond Street
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11 janvier 2008

A very rare kinrande pear-shaped ewer - 16th century

A very rare kinrande pear-shaped ewer - 16th century The flattened body moulded in slight relief on both sides with a heart-shaped panel originally gilt with dense leafy foliage now rather worn, within iron-red cell pattern reserved with turquoise squares and iron-red lobed oval plain cartouches, a band of stiff leaves below the cup-shaped rim (old repair and some regilding, handle stabilized with an old bronze support), Japanese hardwood box. 24cm (9½in) high. (2). Estimate: £18,000 - 20,000 - Unsold.Provenance: a Japanese... [Lire la suite]
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