08 septembre 2015

Gold, Silver, Pearl and Diamond Brooch, circa 1890

Gold, Silver, Pearl and Diamond Brooch, circa 1890. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Of openwork scrollwork design, suspending a natural pearl drop measuring approximately 10.5 by 9.6 by 8.6 mm, the top centering one pearl measuring approximately 10.5 by 9.0 mm, accented by four natural pearls measuring approximately 7.3 to 7.0 mm, decorated with single, rose, old European and old mine-cut diamonds weighing approximately 5.00 carats; circa 1890.  Accompanied by GIA report no.... [Lire la suite]
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08 septembre 2015

Silver, Gold and Diamond Rivière Necklace, 19th century

Silver, Gold and Diamond Rivière Necklace, 19th century. Estimate 35,000 — 55,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Of graduated design, set with 55 old mine-cut diamonds weighing approximately 30.00 carats, length 15¾ inches.  Sotheby's. Important Jewels, New York, 24 sept. 2015
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07 septembre 2015

A Cantonese 'mandarin' fan, 19th century

A Cantonese 'mandarin' fan, 19th century. Estimate £500 - 700 (€680 - 960). Photo Bonhams. With sixteen black lacquered sticks decorated in gilt, the paper fan painted in gouache with a charming arrangement of figures in landscape, the faces embellished with appliqué ivory pieces. 28cm (11in) long Note: For a comparable painted fan, 19th century, see Hwajeong Museum, Fans from Europe and East Asia, Korea 2002, p. 113, pl. 94. Bonhams. ASIAN ART, 23 Sep 2015 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
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06 septembre 2015

A 19th century diamond necklace

A 19th century diamond necklace. Estimate £40,000 - 60,000 (€55,000 - 82,000).  Photo: Bonhams. The graduating chain of 44 collet-set old brilliant-cut and cushion-shaped diamonds suspending at the front a fringe of pear-shaped diamond drops, the largest to the centre, connected by swags of old brilliant and rose-cut diamonds, mounted in silver and gold, diamonds approximately 49.15 carats total, three paste replacements, length 38.0cm, cased by Mrs Newman, Goldsmith & Court Jeweler, 10 Savile Row, W. ... [Lire la suite]
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30 août 2015

An Imperial dark blue-ground 'dragon roundel' kesi surcoat, gunfu, 19th century

An Imperial dark blue-ground 'dragon roundel' kesi surcoat, gunfu, 19th century. Estimate US$ 35,000 - 50,000 (€31,000 - 44,000). Photo: Bonhams. The robe opening down the front, the dark blue silk ground woven in kesi technique with four roundels, each containing a golden five-clawed front-facing dragon encircling a flaming pearl above rolling waves and surrounded by pink and blue bats and two elaborate shou medallions, each dragon beneath one of the Twelve Symbols of Imperial Authority, the moon on the... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2015

A very fine embroidered blue-ground dragon robe, mangpao, 19th century

A very fine embroidered blue-ground dragon robe, mangpao, 19th century. Estimate $20,000 – $30,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vibrant blue ground is worked in couched gold threads and satin stitch with highlights in lime-green in the front and back with five-clawed dragons confronting flaming pearls around a bowl of fruit, amidst eight cranes on both front and back and bats woven in shades of lime-green and forest-green, all amidst Daoist emblems. The terrestrial diagram and lishui stripe at the hem are... [Lire la suite]


30 août 2015

A rare yellow embroidered twelve-symbol semi-formal 'dragon' robe, Qing dynasty, 19th century

A rare yellow embroidered twelve-symbol semi-formal 'dragon' robe, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. couched in gold-wrapped threads with nine five-clawed dragons, one on the inner flap, surrounded by swirling clouds, interspersed with bats carrying auspicious objects, with stylized shou characters and the 'Twelve Symbols of Imperial Authority', the sun, moon, mountains and constellation around the neck, the fu symbol, ax, small dragon and pheasant... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2015

A child's silk 'dragon' robe, Qing dynasty, 19th century

A child's silk 'dragon' robe, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. couched in gold-covered threads with dragons chasing 'flaming pearls', amid clouds and auspicious objects, above terrestrial diagram and lishui border, framed and glazed. Length 27 1/2  in., 69.8 cm; Width 46 1/4  in., 117.5 cm Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 9th and 10th October 1987, lot 81. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 15 sept. 2015
28 août 2015

Fresh-to-market estates highlight 1,000+ lots of fine & decorative arts at Heritage Auctions

A Ninety-Six Piece Sèvres-Style Porcelain Service, 19th century. Marks: (imitation Sèvres marks) Offert par le Duc de Richelieu a Mme. de Lamballe; signed F. AULDET to painted cartouches. Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000. Photo Heritage Auctions DALLAS, TX.- Treasured objects from fresh-to-market private collections, including a 96-Piece Sèvres-Style Porcelain Service (est. $30,000+) will cross the block in Heritage Auctions' Fine & Decorative Arts Including Estates Auction... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2015

A Chinese lime green brocade silk robe decorated with landscape medallions throughout, 19th century

A Chinese lime green brocade silk robe decorated with landscape medallions throughout, 19th century. Estimate $1,500-2,000 © 2015 Freeman's. L: 57 in., 145 cm  Freeman's. ASIAN ARTS. 12 SEPTEMBER 2015
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