20 décembre 2016

Naga ring, Burma, second half 18th century

Lot 85. Naga ring, Burma, second half 18th century. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's partially enamelled gold, set with rubies - ring size: L - ring exterior diameter (including dragon head): 30mm., 1 3/16 in. Note: These impressive and rare dragon rings have been a feature of all the great ring collections, including the Harari, Guilhou, Spitzer, Franks, and Koch collections. They are known as 'Naga rings' because they are thought to represent the naga... [Lire la suite]
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03 juin 2016

Important pair of 5.06 and 4.01 carats Burma, Mogok "Pigeon's Blood" ruby and diamond pendent earrings

Lot 227. Important pair of 5.06 and 4.01 carats Burma, Mogok "Pigeon's Blood" ruby and diamond pendent earrings. Estimate HK$6,500,000 - 9,000,000 (US$833,300 - 1,150,000). Courtesy Tiancheng International. Each centring on an oval ruby weighing 5.06 and 4.01 carats respectively, surrounded by oval and brilliant-cut diamonds extending to the surmount, the diamonds altogether weighing approximately 8.95 carats, mounted in platinum and 18 karat yellow gold.  Accompanied by Gübelin report numbered... [Lire la suite]
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19 mai 2016

Rare Color-change Natural Spinel, Burma

Lot 1210. Rare Color-change Natural Spinel, Burma. Weighing approximately 10.01 carats and measuring 13.17 x 10.5 x 8.70mm. Sold for US$ 11,875 (€10,605). Photo: Bonhams. This rare color change spinel displays both excellent clarity and luster. A natural spinel, it changes from violetish blue in daylight to violet in incandescent light. Accompanied by an American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) report no. 99013309 dated September 14, 2006 stating that the 10.01 carats natural spinel changes from violetish blue in... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2015

Rich Red Spessartite Garnet, Mogok, Burma

Rich Red Spessartite Garnet, Mogok, Burma. Estimate US$ 3,000 - 4,000 (€2,600 - 3,500). Photo Bonhams.  Vivid red in color, this attractive oval-cut gem displays checkerboard faceting to both the top and the pavillion. Weighing approximately 13.05 carats and measuring 13.0 x 10.5 x 9.0 mm Bonhams. LAPIDARY WORKS OF ART, GEMSTONES AND MINERALS INCLUDING GOLD, 19 May 2015 10:00 PDT - LOS ANGELES
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15 mai 2015

Rare Star Peridot, Burma

Rare Star Peridot, Burma. Estimate US$ 7,500 - 9,500 (€6,600 - 8,300). Photo Bonhams.  The presence of minute inclusions which line up perfectly on two axes produces this rare effect of asterism. Burmese peridots are the only ones which are know to have this effect typically accompanied by a lesser schiller effect. The present circular cabochon has a strong and center four-rayed star present at its apex. Weighing approximately 39.59 carats and measuring 18.5 x 12.0mm The presence of minute inclusions... [Lire la suite]
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10 mars 2015

Dalton Somaré, Recent Acquisitions at Asia Week New York 2015

Yaksha, Greater Gandhara, 5th-6th century. Bronze, 36 cm. Dalton Somaré at Asia Week New York 2015  The Buddha. Pagan, Burma (Myanmar), 11th century. Bronze with silver inlay. Height: 57 cm. Dalton Somaré at Asia Week New York 2015  Head. Afghanistan, 5th century. Unfired clay with pigments. Height: 29 cm. Dalton Somaré at Asia Week New York 2015  Buddha in the Indrasala Cave. Greater Gandhara, 2nd-3rd century. Green schist. Height: 47... [Lire la suite]

10 mars 2015

Buddhist Art, 'Recent Acquisitions' at Asia Week New York 2015

Sino-Tibetan, 17th-18th century. Gilt bronze. Height: 20 cm. Buddhist Art at Asia Week New York 2015 A marble Buddha with lacquer and gilding. Burma (Myanmar), Ava period, 17th century. Height: 57 cm. Buddhist Art at Asia Week New York 2015 A Pair of Female Attendants. China, Ming Dynasty, Jiajing period, with a long donor’s inscription and dated to 1557 on the back. Cast iron. Height: 55 cm. Buddhist Art at Asia Week New York 2015 Marble Buddha Baisajyaguru (Medicine... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2014

Rare Spessartite Garnet, Burma

Rare Spessartite Garnet, Burma. Photo Bonhams. From a rare locality for the mineral, the present stone is exemplary for the species not only for its very large size but also for the saturation of its color, a rich, deep reddish-orange, unhindered by any brown. The transparency is of the highest degree, unmasked by any haze as so many spessartites are. This is a "gem" ---a stone truly worthy of that designation, making it worthy of attention by the most serious collector. Weighing approximately 15.24 carats and measuring 16.5 x 12.0... [Lire la suite]
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01 août 2014

Natural Burmese Ruby, Burma

Natural Burmese Ruby, Burma.Photo Bonhams. The moniker of "pigeon's blood" is a much sought-after name used to describe rubies, yet it is infrequently seen in the gemstone market. The present stone, with its fine, true red color, is deserving of that appellation. Found in an old estate, this stone, most likely originating from the fabled area of Mogok, was recently recut to improve its brilliance. This is a "pre-embargo" ruby, probably mined in the 1950s, natural, unheated, and with a weight of over 4 carats making it an extremely... [Lire la suite]
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02 avril 2014

An important ruby and diamond ring

An important ruby and diamond ring. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2014 Set with a cushion-cut ruby, weighing approximately 8.05 carats, flanked on either side by a shield-shaped diamond, mounted in 18k gold and platinum. Estimate $1,000,000 – $1,500,000 With report 1001641 dated 25 January 2010 from the Gübelin Gem Lab stating that gemmological testing revealed characteristics consistent with those of rubies originating from Burma (Myanmar). No indications of heating Christie's. MAGNIFICENT JEWELS, 16 April 2014, New York,... [Lire la suite]
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