22 mai 2016

An important 9.43 carats Kashmir octagonal-shaped sapphire and diamond ring, by Tiffany & Co.

Lot 2063. An important 9.43 carats Kashmir octagonal-shaped sapphire and diamond ring, by Tiffany & Co. Estimate HK$5,600,000 – HK$8,000,000 (US$700,000-1,000,000). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Set with an octagonal-shaped sapphire, weighing approximately 9.43 carats, flanked by vari-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum, ring size 6¼. Signed Tiffany & Co. (indistinct) Accompanied by report no. 14120080 dated 16 December 2014 from the Gübelin GemLab stating that the sapphire is of Kashmir... [Lire la suite]

22 mai 2016

An Imperial blue-glazed altar vessel and cover for the Temple of Heaven, dou, Qianlong seal marks and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 7. An Imperial blue-glazed altar vessel and cover for the Temple of Heaven, dou, Qianlong seal marks and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate HK$250,000 - 350,000 (€29,000 - 40,000). Photo: Bonhams. The stem bowl raised on a high splayed hollow foot, moulded with decorative bands around the sides, the domed cover decorated with overlapping wave bands, surmounted by a pair of rope-twist handles, covered overall with a rich lustrous glaze of deep violet-blue. 27cm (10 1/2in) high (2). ... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2016

An important 10.76 carats, VS2 clarity square-shaped fancy vivid yellow diamond and diamond ring

Lot 1972. An important 10.76 carats, VS2 clarity square-shaped fancy vivid yellow diamond and diamond ring. Estimate HK$9,500,000 – HK$15,000,000 (US$1,200,000-1,900,000). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Set with a square-shaped fancy vivid yellow diamond, weighing approximately 10.76 carats, flanked by trapeze-cut diamonds, mounted in gold, ring size 6 Accompanied by report no. 6173365208 dated 29 October 2015 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is fancy vivid yellow... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2016

A rare Imperial cloisonné enamel 'eight Buddhist emblems' alms bowl, Enamelled Qianlong four-character mark and of the period

Lot 5. A rare Imperial cloisonné enamel 'eight Buddhist emblems' alms bowl, Enamelled Qianlong four-character mark and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate HK$250,000 - 350,000 (€29,000 - 40,000). Photo: Bonhams. The compressed globular body finely cast with rounded bulging shoulders below a slightly incurved lipped mouth rim, the exterior vibrantly enamelled in red, yellow, blue, green and white with the Eight Buddhist Emblems scattered amidst leafy tendrils issuing from blossoming lotus, between crashing waves and... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2016

An Imperial cloisonné enamel double-gourd wall vase, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 4. An Imperial cloisonné enamel double-gourd wall vase, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate HK$200,000 - 300,000 (€23,000 - 34,000). Photo: Bonhams. Cast as a double-gourd vase and stand, the upper and lower lobes finely enamelled with the characters da and ji in gilt, encircled by the Eight Daoist Emblems, anbaxian, and the Eight Buddhist Emblems, bajixiang, respectively, tied at the waist with a gilt ribbon, all on a rich turquoise ground embellished with extensive... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2016

An impressive 5.79 carats Kashmir cushion-shaped sapphire and 5.01 carats cushion-shaped diamond, by Bulgari

Lot 2061. An impressive 5.79 carats Kashmir cushion-shaped sapphire and 5.01 carats, E colour, VS1 clarity cushion-shaped diamond, by Bulgari. Estimate HK$7,000,000 – HK$9,000,000 (US$900,000-1,150,000). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Designed as a crossover ring, each terminal set with a cushion-shaped sapphire, weighing approximately 5.79 carats, and a cushion-shaped diamond, weighing approximately 5.01 carats, joined to the baguette-cut diamond quarter-hoop, mounted in platinum and gold, ring size... [Lire la suite]

22 mai 2016

A large Ming-style blue and white 'nine-chilong' vase, meiping, 18th century

Lot 3. A large Ming-style blue and white 'nine-chilong' vase, meiping, 18th century. Estimate HK$ 300,000 - 400,000 (€34,000 - 46,000). Photo: Bonhams. Of tapering form, rising from the slightly flared foot to the high rounded shoulders, surmounted by the waisted neck and rounded rim, finely painted in varying shades of blue around the central register with nine chi dragons amidst a meandering leafy lotus blossom scroll, between a continuous lotus scroll around the shoulders and lotus petal panels framing... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2016

An impressive 90.97 carats Ceylon cushion-shaped sapphire and diamond pendant necklace

Lot 2064. An impressive 90.97 carats Ceylon cushion-shaped sapphire and diamond pendant necklace. Estimate HK$9,500,000 – HK$15,000,000 (US$1,200,000-1,800,000). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The pendant set with a cushion-shaped sapphire, weighing approximately 90.97 carats, within a tapered baguette and circular-cut diamond surround, surmounted by a square-shaped diamond, suspended from a line of graduated rectangular and circular-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum, 41.0 cm Accompanied by report no. 84127... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2016

A blue and white 'dragon' dice bowl, Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 2. A blue and white 'dragon' dice bowl, Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435). Estimate HK$ 800,000 - 1.2 million (€92,000 - 140,000). Photo: Bonhams. Sturdily potted with deep rounded sides, the exterior brilliantly painted in vivid and varying tones of cobalt blue with characteristic 'heaping and piling' effect, with two striding five-clawed dragons chasing after one another amidst wispy clouds, between a band of lappets encircling the foot and a border of crashing waves, the interior well... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2016

A circular-cut diamond ring & An important pair of Type IIa circular-cut diamond ear studs

Lot 2051. An important 9.58 carats, D colour, internally flawless clarity circular-cut diamond ring. Estimate HK$8,000,000 – HK$12,000,000 (US$1,000,000-1,500,000) & Lot 2052. An important pair of 6.42 and 6.09 carats D colour, internally flawless clarity Type IIa circular-cut diamond ear studs. Estimate HK$8,800,000 – HK$12,000,000 (US$1,100,000-1,500,000). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Lot 2051. An important 9.58 carats, D colour,... [Lire la suite]