11 décembre 2008

Cabochon emerald and diamond necklace, Giované

Cabochon emerald and diamond necklace, Giované The center decorated with 9 oval cabochon emeralds weighing a total of approximately 121.75 carats, within borders of numerous round and marquise-shaped diamonds extending to double strands of round diamonds at the back, the total diamond weight approximately 75.70 carats, an additional cabochon emerald at the clasp, mounted in platinum, length approximately 16½ inches, signed Giované. Estimate 125,000—175,000 USD - Lot Sold 134,500 USD Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. 09 Dec... [Lire la suite]
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11 décembre 2008

Pair of jadeite, ruby and diamond earclips, Cartier

Pair of jadeite, ruby and diamond earclips, Cartier The cushion-shaped links set in the center with cushion-shaped jadeite cabochons framed by calibré-cut rubies and small round diamonds weighing approximately 1.00 carat, mounted in platinum and 18 karat gold, signed Cartier, numbered 865378. With signed box. Estimate 10,000—15,000 USD - Lot Sold 16,250 USD Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. 09 Dec 08. New York photos courtesy Sotheby's. www.sothebys.com
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11 décembre 2008

A pair of blue and white vases of cylindrical form. Kangxi

A pair of blue and white vases of cylindrical form. Kangxi Each one with cafe-au-lait rim, and decorated with arrangements of flowers between lappet designs (some restoration) (2). Estimate: £6,000 - 8,000 - Unsold. Bonhams. Chinese and other Asian Works of Art, 9 Dec 2008. Knightsbridge. Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved. www.bonhams.com
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11 décembre 2008

A blue and white dish of circular form. Six-character nien-hao of The Chenghua Emperor but Kangxi

A blue and white dish of circular form. Six-character nien-hao of The Chenghua Emperor but Kangxi Decorated around the rim with Sanskrit or Tibetan Characters (fan wen or zang wen), presumably as an incantation or quote from Buddhist Sutra; 16cm (6¼in) diameter. Sold for £576 Bonhams. Chinese and other Asian Works of Art, 9 Dec 2008. Knightsbridge. Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved. www.bonhams.com
11 décembre 2008

A 'Transitional' blue and white vase. Chongzhen

A 'Transitional' blue and white vase. Chongzhen Decorated on the oviform body with characters in a garden landscape; possibly a scene from classical literature (hairline crack). 36cm (14in) high. Sold for £5,760 Footnote: For a vase of similar form see: Regina Krahl and John Ayers 'Chinese Ceramics in The Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul' (Volume II/No.1627). Bonhams. Chinese and other Asian Works of Art, 9 Dec 2008. Knightsbridge. Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved.... [Lire la suite]
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11 décembre 2008

Portfolio: Matthew Mitcham by John McRae

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11 décembre 2008

Carved jadeite, diamond and enamel bracelet, French, circa 1920

Carved jadeite, diamond and enamel bracelet, French, circa 1920 Composed of four circular jadeite plaques carved and pierced in floral motifs, rimmed in black enamel, connected by segments of rectangular links set with a total of 82 old European-cut diamonds weighing approximately 5.00 carats, joined by black enamel bands, mounted in platinum and gold, length 7 inches, French assay marks. With fitted box. Estimate 20,000—30,000 USD - Lot Sold. 25,000 USD Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. 09 Dec 08. New York photos courtesy... [Lire la suite]
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11 décembre 2008

Pair of carved jadeite, diamond and enamel pendant-earrings, circa 1920

Pair of carved jadeite, diamond and enamel pendant-earrings, circa 1920 The delicate tapered fringes set with small single-cut and rose-cut diamonds and applied with black enamel, each supporting a jadeite bi carved and pierced in floral motifs, mounted in platinum. Estimate 8,000—12,000 USD - Lot Sold 13,750 USD Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. 09 Dec 08. New York photos courtesy Sotheby's. www.sothebys.com
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11 décembre 2008

Coral and Diamond 'Ballerina' Necklace and Matching Earclips, Van Cleef & Arpels, New York, 1997

Coral and Diamond 'Ballerina' Necklace and Matching Earclips, Van Cleef & Arpels, New York, 1997 The openwork collar decorated with a frieze of whimsical ballerinas, their flower-like skirts formed of carved coral in white, medium and deep coral hues, within borders of round diamonds accented at intervals with pear-shaped stones, the whole set with numerous round diamonds weighing approximately 48.50 carats and 31 pear-shaped diamonds weighing approximately 8.75 carats; the earclips, en suite, designed as paired... [Lire la suite]
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11 décembre 2008

A fine gilt bronze scroll (or other) weight. Warring States

A fine gilt bronze scroll (or other) weight. Warring States Designed as a curled Qilin, or similar, mythological animal; on a circular base (some verdigris/green agent). 7cm (2¾in) diameter.- Estimate: £6,000 - 8,000 - Unsold. Note: Similar weights, designed as gilt bronze leopards, are also known from the Western Han era. See the pair, discovered in 1968 from the tomb of Princess Tou Wan at Man-ch'eng in Hopei (Genius of China Exhibition, Royal Academy Nos. 150 and 151). The exact employment of these weights is somewhat... [Lire la suite]
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