14 juillet 2017

A multi-colored sapphires and 18K gold demi parure by René Boivin

Lot 546. A multi-colored sapphires and 18K gold demi parure by René Boivin, comprising a pair of ears pendant and a bracelet. Estimation : 20,000 - €30,000 € © Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo en or jaune. Elle comprend un bracelet et une paire de clips d'oreilles au même modèle. Le bracelet en jonc bombé, est pavé de saphirs multicolores, interrompus de godrons d'or. Signés. Tour de poignet : 17 cm environ. Dimensions des boucles d'oreilles : 4 cm environ. Poids total : 143,5 g... [Lire la suite]
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14 juillet 2017

A diamond and 18K gold elephant necklace, by René Boivin

Lot 540. A diamond and 18K gold elephant necklace, by René Boivin. Estimation : 20,000 - €30,000 € © Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo en or jaune et argent d'inspiration indienne, il est couvert d'un caparaçon d'apparat en or ciselé imitant la fourrure, incrusté de motifs de bothés, sertis de diamants jaunes et cognac et sommé d'un dais torsadé également serti de diamants blancs et cognac. La coiffe et le caparaçon retiennent des petits diamants sertis clos en pampille. Les pattes et les défenses sont en... [Lire la suite]
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14 juillet 2017

A lacquered bronze figure of Guanyin seated in royal ease, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 174. A lacquered bronze figure of Guanyin seated in royal ease, Song dynasty (960-1279), height 16.5 cm. Estimate CHF 5,000 / 8,000 (€4 630 / 7 410). Sold for CHF 15 000 © Koller Bronze with black lacquer and traces of gilding. The Bodhisattva of Mercy sits loosely lalitasana, the right arm resting on the knee. In the crown she wears Buddha Amithaba, whose emanation he holds. In this attitude, the figure is often referred to as water-moon Guanyin. Provenance: Swiss private collection,... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2017

A gilt cast-bronze figure of a seated bear, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 24)

Lot 172. A gilt cast-bronze figure of a seated bear, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 24), height 5.7 inches. Estimate CHF 6,000 / 9,000 (€5 560/8 330). Sold for CHF 7 500 © Koller Fire-gilt bronze. Figure of a stocky bear with fine details like the claws. His head slightly tilted forward, he sits on his hind legs, on which he supports the front paws. Gilding partially rubbed. Applies partly rubbed. Purchased at Lempertz 7 June 2013, lot 153. Then from a German private... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2017

A magnificent bronze mirror with turquoise and gold inlays, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States

Lot 159. A magnificent bronze mirror with turquoise and gold inlays, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States, diameter 18 cm. Estimate CHF 30 000 / 50 000 (€ 27 780 / 46 300). Sold for CHF 35 000  © Koller Bronze with turquoise inserts and gold exchange. Stylized kite decor on square basic structure, in the corners four circles, which appear again on the edge border. In the center small ring knob. Koller. Asian Art: Himalaya, China - Tuesday 29 October 2013
14 juillet 2017

A large famille rose phoenix tail vase depicting the Eight Immortals, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 384. A large famille rose phoenix tail vase depicting the Eight Immortals, Yongzheng period (1723-1735), height 78 cm. Estimate CHF 8 000 / 12 000 (€ 7 410 / 11 110). Sold for CHF 40 000 © Koller Baluster shape with funnel neck. Living representation of the Eight Immortals in fresh enamels. The scenery with colorful cloud bands is bordered by a powerful jaw, a symbol of longevity. Lip slightly rest. Wooden stand. Minor rim restorations. Koller. Asian Art: Himalaya,... [Lire la suite]

14 juillet 2017

A blue and white cylindrical vase with figural scenes. China, 17th century

Lot 353. A blue and white cylindrical vase with figural scenes. China, 17th century; Height 48 cm. Estimate CHF 12,000 / 18,000 (€ 11 110/16 670). Sold for CHF 48 000 © Koller The under-glass-blue decor consists of a figural scene in a garden with banana trees, pastures and pines in front of mountains in the background. The scene is bordered by an inset with clouds and vegetation. Lancet leaves complete the decor on the lip. Provenance: Old Swiss private collection. ... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2017

Two fine copper-red decorated 'sanduo' bowls, Yongzheng six character marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 379. Two fine copper-red decorated 'sanduo' bowls, Yongzheng six character marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735), diameter 12 and 12.2. cm. Estimate CHF 50 000 / 80 000 (€ 46 300 / 74 070). Sold for CHF 60 000 © Koller Copper red decoration under a transparent glaze with a bluish tinge. The three fruits of peach, pomegranate and kaki symbolize the three-fold fullness (sanduo). At the base, Yongzheng underglaze blue six-characters mark in double ring. Provenance: Swiss private... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2017

A white jade facetted baluster vase and cover, Late Qing dynasty-Early Republic period

Lot 3274. A white jade facetted baluster vase and cover, Late Qing dynasty-Early Republic period; 9 7/8 in. (25 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 1,375,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Of rectangular section, the vase has plain sides and two ruyi-shaped loop handles, each incised on the top with a Shoumedallion and suspending a loose ring, and the cover has a stepped finial. The pale greenish-white stone has some natural cloudy inclusions and is softly... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2017

A white jade archaistic rectangular censer and cover, fangding, Late Qing dynasty-Early Republic period

Lot 3275. A white jade archaistic rectangular censer and cover, fangding, Late Qing dynasty-Early Republic period; 7 3/8 in. (18.8 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 160,000 - HKD 200,000. Price realised HKD 1,620,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The censer is carved in low relief on the thick sides with bands of archaistic decoration and on each cylindrical leg with a mask-like motif and square spirals above a pendent leaf. The wide, flat rim is surmounted by two openwork, squared scroll handles, and the cover has a... [Lire la suite]