13 mai 2016

A 5.20 carats Kashmir cushion-shaped sapphire and diamond ring, by David Morris

Lot 98. A 5.20 carats Kashmir cushion-shaped sapphire and diamond ring, by David Morris. Estimate CHF200,000 – CHF300,000 ($206,442 - $309,664. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Set with a cushion-shaped sapphire, weighing approximately 5.20 carats, within a pear-shaped diamond surround, to the pavé-set diamond shoulders, ring size 6, mounted in gold. With maker's mark DM for David Morris Accompanied by report no. 85369 dated 31 March 2016 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the origin... [Lire la suite]

05 mars 2016

Fine Oriental rugs & carpets on offer at Skinner; Chinese "Imperial" carpets highlight March 13 sale

Lot 87, Beijing “Nine Dragon” Silk Pile and Metal Thread Chinese "Imperial" Carpet, detail, late 19th century. Estimate $20,000-25,000  BOSTON, MASS.- Skinner, Inc. announced its auction of Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets on Sunday, March 13 at 12PM. With over 300 lots on offer, the sale features a number of early, striking collector’s pieces, as well as a broad range of 19th century furnishing rugs and carpets, many of which were consigned from estates or private collections.  Chinese... [Lire la suite]
25 décembre 2015

An important sapphire and diamond ring

Lot 141. An important 5.23 carats Kashmir sapphire and diamond ring. Sold for US$ 269,000 (€245,729). Photo: Bonhams. set with an oval-cut sapphire, weight 5.23 carats, flanked by half-moon-cut diamonds; mounted in platinum; size 6 Accompanied by AGL report #CS 71620, dated November 10, 2015, stating the sapphire is: Kashmir origin, no indications of heat or clarity enhancement. Accompanied by GIA reports #2145141415 and #1142141404, dated December 15, 2011 and November 30, 2011, stating that the diamonds... [Lire la suite]
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01 mai 2015

Sapphire and diamond ring

Property of a European princess. Kashmir sapphire and diamond ring. Estimate 78,000 — 115,000 CHF (73,585 - 108,491 EUR). Photo  Sotheby's. The circular-cut sapphire weighing 4.69 carats, set within a border of similarly cut diamonds, size 46. Accompanied by SSEF report no. 79269 and Gübelin report no. 15040170, each stating that the sapphire is of Kashmir origin, with no indications of heating. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Genève, 12 mai 2015, 10:30... [Lire la suite]
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31 mars 2014

Norton Simon Museum's first large-scale exhibition of Himalayan Buddhist art opens

Buddha and Adorants on the Cosmic Mountain, India: Kashmir, c. 700. Bronze with silver and copper inlay, 13-1/4 x 9-1/2 x 4-3/4 in. (33.7 x 24.1 x 12.1 cm). The Norton Simon Foundation.. © Norton Simon Museum. PASADENA, CA.- The Norton Simon Museum presents its first large-scale exhibition of Himalayan Buddhist art. In the Land of Snow: Buddhist Art of the Himalayas brings together exceptional Buddhist sculpture and thangka paintings from India, Nepal and Tibet. Comprising nearly 40 works of art, mostly from the Museum’s... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2014

Very Rare Pair of Sapphire and Diamond Pendent Earrings

Very Rare Pair of Sapphire and Diamond Pendent Earrings. Photo Sotheby's Each suspending a cushion-shaped sapphire weighing 9.46 and 8.55 carats respectively, surrounded by brilliant-cut diamonds, to a surmount set with marquise-shaped and brilliant-cut diamonds, the diamonds altogether weighing approximately 14.50 carats, mounted in 18 karat white gold. Estimation 8,000,000 — 11,000,000 HKD Accompanied by AGL, Gübelin and SSEF reports numbered CS 58714 A and B, 13111063, 13111064 and 72490, dated 14 January 2014, 4 December 2013... [Lire la suite]

15 mars 2014

Two great Persian illustrated manuscripts for sale at Bonhams in London

The Book of Kings, is estimated at £40,000 to £60,000. Photo: Bonhams LONDON - Bonhams sale of Indian and Islamic art on April 8th in London features two rare and beautiful illustrated manuscripts covering many aspects of courtly life and epic deeds – one with 110 exquisite images and one with 65. The first, The Book of Kings, is estimated at £40,000 to £60,000, and the second, The Book of Akbar, is estimated to sell for £30,000 to £50,000. The Book of Kings, the great Persian epic poem by Firdausi, originally composed in the... [Lire la suite]
30 novembre 2013

A sapphire and diamond ring. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013.

A sapphire and diamond ring. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013.  Of bombé design, set with a cushion-cut sapphire, weighing approximately 14.54 carats, within an old European and old mine-cut diamond surround, mounted in platinum. Estimate: $725,000 – $925,000 With report CS 42693 dated 30 July 2010 from the American Gemological Laboratories stating that it is the opinion of the Laboratory that the origin of this sapphire would be classified as Kashmir. Heat enhancement: None.  With report 12055254 dated 11 May... [Lire la suite]
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04 novembre 2013

Head of Vaikuntha Vishnu, Kashmir, 8th-early 9th century

Head of Vaikuntha Vishnu, Kashmir, 8th-early 9th century. Grey-black chlorite. Dimensions: (height) 28.5 x 33cm (11 1/4 x 13 in.). Photo courtesy John Eskenazi Ltd ASIAN ART IN LONDON. 31st October - 9th November 2013. John Eskenazi Ltd. John Eskenazi. Phone +44 (0)20 7409 3001 - Fax +44 (0)20 7629 2146 - Email john.eskenazi@john-eskenazi.com - Website www.john-eskenazi.com
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29 avril 2013

Important sapphire ring

Important sapphire ring - Sotheby's The cushion-shaped sapphire weighing 11.71 carats, size 58. Estimate:  940,000 – 1,500,000 CHF Accompanied by SSEF report no. 66372 and Gübelin report no. 12100117, each stating that the sapphire is of Kashmir origin, with no indications of heating. NOTE: ‘The natural sapphire described in the Gemstone report 66372 from the Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF possesses extraordinary characteristics and merits special mention and appreciation. The described gemstone of... [Lire la suite]
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