10 avril 2016

A Baroque silvergilt chalice, 18th century

Lot 3. A Baroque silvergilt chalice, 18th century. Estimate 1 000 €. Photo Nagel Unreadable marks. C. 293g. Minor dents. H. 20 cm  Provenance: Formerly collection Carl von Weinberg (1861-1943). 1949 restituted to the next relative in legal order of succession, Richard von Szilvinyi, and since then in direct family property. Formerly from the chapel of the Weinberg'sche Villa Waldfried, Frankfurt a.M. Nagel. "Collection - Carl von Weinberg", 13th April 2016

10 avril 2016

An imperial Ottoman aigrette (surguc), Turkey, 18th century

Lot 162. An imperial Ottoman aigrette (surguc), Turkey, 18th century. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP (50,684 - 76,026EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. centred on a large foil-backed emerald encircled by rows of rubies and diamonds, surmounted by a turban-form mount also set with emeralds, rubies and diamonds, the stylised tulip-form terminals emanating peacock feathers, on a pin, with engraved foliate motifs and hook to reverse; 15cm; with feathers: 25.5cm.  Note: This... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2016

A jade carving of two birds, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 58. A jade carving of two birds, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate HKD 70,000 — 90,000 (7,902 - 10,160 EUR). Lot Sold 200,000 HKD (22,578 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. carved in the form of two long-tailed birds turning to face each other, their tails entwined in a tender embrace and finely incised with neat feathers, the beaks grasping a gnarled branch of flowering prunus, the stone of a white tone with attractive peach-orange and vermillion-red inclusions... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2016

A superbly carved yellow and russet jade 'three rams' waterpot, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3004. A superbly carved yellow and russet jade 'three rams' waterpot, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate HKD 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 (451,567 - 677,350 EUR). Lot Sold 4,880,000 HKD (550,911 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. the attractive stone of a warm yellow colour accentuated with attractive russet inclusions, boldly worked in the form of  a central vessel with a compressed globular body surmounted by a short waisted neck, the exterior... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2016

Multiple world records for Chinese jades highlight Bonhams' new Asia focus

Lot 35, A rare pale green jade figure of a male dancer, Eastern Han Dynasty. Estimate HK$ 300,000 - 400,000 (€35,000 - 46,000). Sold for HK$ 31,480,000 (€3,570,618) inc. premium. Photo: Bonhams. HONG KONG.- The Sze Yuan Tang Collection of Chinese Jades, formed by a distinguished Asian connoisseur/collector, comprised 73 outstanding lots of jade carvings dating from the Neolithic period (3000 BCE) until Imperial China’s Han, Song, Ming and Qing dynasties. The exceptional collection, mostly pieces never... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2016

An 18th century diamond and ruby brooch

Lot 6. An 18th century diamond and ruby brooch. Estimate £2,200 – £3,000 ($3,126 - $4,263). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The floral spray with foiled ruby and table and rose-cut diamond cluster flowerheads, and table-cut diamond foliate detail, in silver mount, circa 1770, later brooch fitting, 5.0cm Christie's. JEWELLERY, 6 April 2016, London, South Kensington
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05 avril 2016

An 18th century diamond and ruby cross pendant

Lot 5. An 18th century diamond and ruby cross pendant. Estimate £3,500 – £5,000 ($4,974 - $7,105). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The arms of the cross set with gold-mounted foiled oval ruby collets with table and old-cut diamond divisions and old-cut diamond three stone terminals, to a matching ruby and diamond fan-shaped cluster and two tapering connecting hinged links set in silver with gilt reverse, to a later neckchain, circa 1720, 6.0cm Christie's. JEWELLERY, 6 April 2016, London,... [Lire la suite]
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05 avril 2016

A pair of 18th century diamond ear pendants and a giardinetto brooch

Lot 2. A pair of 18th century diamond ear pendants and a giardinetto brooch. Estimate £2,000 – £2,500 ($2,842 - $3,553). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The ear pendants designed as closed-set rose-cut diamond flowerhead and ribbon bow drop panels, in silver mounts, circa 1770, probably Portuguese, later post fittings; the floral openwork spray brooch with closed-set foiled rose-cut diamonds, emeralds, rubies and hessonite garnets in silver mount, circa 1770, later brooch fitting, 3.5cm  ... [Lire la suite]
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05 avril 2016

Bonhams to offer Indian royal family's treasure at its Indian and Islamic sale in London

Lot 292. A diamond, ruby and emerald-set gold 'manga malai' necklace, Tamil Nadu, South India, 19th Century. Estimate £50,000 - 70,000 (€63,000 - 88,000). Photo: Bonhams.  LONDON.- International auction house Bonhams is to offer a collection of jewels belonging to an Indian royal family at its Indian and Islamic sale at Bonhams New Bond Street on Tuesday 19th April. The family, who are based in the UK and wish to remain anonymous, will be parting with a number of treasures that have been in... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2016

A carved cinnabar lacquer hexalobed box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 170. A carved cinnabar lacquer hexalobed box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate HK$80,000 – HK$120,000 ($10,362 - $15,543). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The cover of elongated hexalobed form is carved with a cartouche of conforming shape in the centre depicting an aged scholar accompanied by his attendant in a fenced garden looking over a lotus pond. The sides of the cover and box are carved with ogival cartouches enclosing florette-diaper divided by the Bajixiang, 'Eight Buddhist... [Lire la suite]