28 novembre 2007

A very fine famille verte rouleau vase - Kangxi

A very fine famille verte rouleau vase - Kangxi Brilliantly enamelled around the body with a detailed scene depicting a high official and his consort holding audience with various scholars on a terraced garden populated by plantain and other trees and rocks, the sky with iron-red clouds, the shoulder with a single wide band with iron-head flower-heads and four cartouches containing Buddhist emblems, the wide neck with a continuous riverscape.43cm (17in) high. - Estimate: HK$500,000 - 700,000, $65,000 - 90,000 - Non... [Lire la suite]
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28 novembre 2007

The T.Y. Chao famille verte rouleau vase - Kangxi

The T.Y. Chao famille verte rouleau vase - Kangxi Of tall rouleau form with high shoulder, slightly waisted neck and galleried rim, brightly enamelled around the exterior in a continuous scene with ten elegantly dressed ladies, two seated at a table playing the weiqi while another lady rests her elbow on the table between two other ladies holding fans, the reverse with another lady seated at a table painting a mountain scene with three other ladies looking on, the table suitably dressed with books, brushpots, inkstone and... [Lire la suite]
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28 novembre 2007

Acquisition de 16 dessins de Claude Lorrain par le Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

A Wooded Landscape with Distant Buildings, 1640-50, by Claude Lorrain, Black chalk, brown wash, black chalk framing lines, 20.7 x 28.3 cm. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts WILLIAMSTOWN, MA.- The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute has acquired sixteen drawings by the great seventeenth-century French landscape artist Claude Lorrain. The acquisition makes the Clark holder of one of the most important collections of Claude drawings outside of Europe. The drawings, which will be on view... [Lire la suite]
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27 novembre 2007

A jadeite snuff bottle

A jadeite snuff bottle Of rounded form, with mottled vivid emerald green colour and even tone throughout, to a pink tourmaline stopper, dimensions approximately 49.0 x 42.5 x 30.2mm. Sold for HK$30,000 plus Premium and tax Footnote: Accompanied by a report from the Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory, stating that the bottle is natural jadeite and no polymer was detected. Report number KJ25882, dated 17th August 2007. (Copyright © 2002-2007 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved) Bonhams.Fine... [Lire la suite]
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27 novembre 2007

A jadeite figurine carving of ‘Lui Hai’ and his three-legged toad

A jadeite figurine carving of ‘Lui Hai’ and his three-legged toad Carved from semi-translucent jadeite of pale green colour with darker patches, the character ‘Lui Hai’, considered to be one of the most auspicious of the Taoist deities, is depicted with a joyful expression, sitting and holding a string of Chinese coins, a lucky three-legged toad believed to have the power to grant wishes and desires sits on his left shoulder, dimensions 61.7 x 41.2 x 24.4mm. - Sold for HK$30,000 plus Premium and tax Footnote:... [Lire la suite]
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27 novembre 2007

A nephrite carving

A nephrite carving The predominantly icy colourless material with intense honey yellow patches finely carved to depict a mountain scene, with pavilions overhead and a couple chatting below on a bridge shaded with auspicious pine and cypress tress, representing the rebus ‘song bai chang qing’ or ‘may your life be as eternal as the pine and cypress trees’, the reverse carved to depict a detail of the same scene, to the wooden stand, dimensions 120.3 x 77.3 x 58.3mm - Sold for HK$190,000 plus Premium and tax Footnote:... [Lire la suite]
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27 novembre 2007

Cartier. Pasha, Ref: 2528, Case number 376364MG, Circa 2000

Cartier. A fine 18ct white gold automatic wristwatch with original set diamond bezel Pasha, Ref: 2528, Case number 376364MG, Circa 2000 26-Jewel, Cal 500MC, automatic, Cartier decorative winding rotor, silver guilloche dial, applied Arabic numeral index, baton hands, centre sweeping second, date aperture at 4 o’clock, polished 18ct white gold case, screw in diamond crown with security link, original Cartier diamond set bezel, heavy 18ct white gold bracelet with folding buckle, together with original box and certificate, case,... [Lire la suite]
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27 novembre 2007

Cartier. A Tank Americane Chronograph XL, Ref: W2609456, Case number 2894, Limited production

Cartier. A rare and fine 18ct white gold limited production wristwatch with chronograph and date A Tank Americane Chronograph XL, Ref: W2609456, Case number 2894, Limited production, Sold in 2007 37-jewel Cal.206 automatic movement, decorated movement, Cartier logo rotor, column wheel chronograph, rectangle case in 18ct white gold, guilloche silver dial with printed Roman numerals hour indexes, blued baton hour and minute hands, blued chronograph hand, sub dial indicating second, minute and hour register, date aperture at 12... [Lire la suite]
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27 novembre 2007

A finely carved tri-colour jadeite seal

A finely carved tri-colour jadeite seal Of square section and tri-coloured material representing the rebus ‘fu lu shou’, or ‘good fortune, prosperity and longevity’, one side of vivid emerald green colour carved to depict a dragon with a curling body grasping a thunder pearl highlighted in celadon toned jade, on the other sides, carved and pierced clouds signifying blessings and harmony and a pair of fu dogs evoking unity and protection, one of which is carved in a rich honey colour symbolising the balance of yin and yang,... [Lire la suite]
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27 novembre 2007

A lavender jadeite pendant

A lavender jadeite pendant Of very good translucency, glassy texture and intense lavender colour, carved as a heart with attachment loop to a red silk cord, dimensions 36.7 x 30.8 x 11.1mm. Sold for HK$280,000 plus Premium and tax Footnote: Lavender is one of the more uncommon colours of jadeite. Translucent lavender is also considered rare as strong even colour is typically characteristic of a delicate structure. This heart-shaped carving of good thickness is unusual because it does not optimise the potential usage of... [Lire la suite]
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