02 août 2021

Four gold and gem repoussé rings, Champa, 14th century

Lot 1022. A gold and cabochon star sapphire repoussé ring, Champa, 14th century; d. 2.2 cm; 18.9 grams. Estimate: 13,000 - 15,000 HKD. Lot sold: 35,280 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Property from the Tuyêt Nguyêt and Stephen Markbreiter Collection. Literature: Susan Ollemans, 'Ancient Gold Rings from Asia. The Tuyet Nguyet Collection’, Arts of Asia, July-August 2017, pl. 21. Lot 1048. A gold and blue-gem 'four-pointed lotus' ring, Possibly  Champa, 14th century; d.... [Lire la suite]

25 juillet 2021

Golden Splendour – Gold Jewellery from the Collection of Tuyêt Nguyêt and Stephen Markbreiter at Sotheby's HK

Tuyêt Nguyêt (1934-2020) and Stephen Markbreiter (1921-2014) were passionate collectors of Asian Art, over the years amassing a comprehensive collection that includes a diverse range of arts from different cultures. Following the earlier successful sales of gilt-bronze Buddhist metalwork, jade carvings, China trade paintings, and snuff bottles, this online auction presents a remarkable assemblage of antique gold jewellery. Among Tuyêt Nguyêt's many passions was her antique jewellery collection which represents pieces she... [Lire la suite]