15 juin 2016

Agate - Anarak District, Esfahan Province, Iran

Agate - Anarak District, Esfahan Province, Iran
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05 mai 2016

An agate peach-form cup, 18th-19th century

Lot 170. An agate peach-form cup, 18th-19th century. Estimate £1,500 - 1,800 (€1,900 - 2,300). Photo Bonhams. The exterior carved with leafy stems in low relief, flanked with a naturalistic branch form handle topped with a peach, the stone of a variegated beige hue. 11cm (4 1/4in) wide Provenance: Christie's South Kensington, 26-27 April 1989, lot 532 (label)The Bootham Smallwood Collection Bonhams. AUCTION 23541: ASIAN ART, 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
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05 mai 2016

An agate two-handled cup, 18th-19th century

Lot 169. An agate two-handled cup, 18th-19th century. Estimate £1,500 - 2,000 (€1,900 - 2,500). Photo Bonhams. The cup with an everted rim and raised on a short footrim, flanked with two lingzhi-form loop handles, the stone of a variegated caramel hue. 11cm (4 1/4in) wide Provenance: Christie's South Kensington, 26-27 April 1989, lot 532 (label)The Bootham Smallwood Collection Bonhams. AUCTION 23541: ASIAN ART, 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
26 mars 2016

A rare pale yellowish-brown jade and agate spoon with gilt-bronze fitting, Warring States Period-Han Dynasty

Lot 39, A rare pale yellowish-brown jade and agate spoon with gilt-bronze fitting, Warring States Period-Han Dynasty. Estimate HK$ 200,000 - 300,000 (€23,000 - 35,000). Photo: Bonhams. The flat petal-shaped pale yellow and brown jade receptacle, incised with archaic scrolls, attached to a gilt bronze animal-head fitting joined to an undulating 'S'-shaped translucent white agate handle, the handle drilled in the centre with a very small circular aperture. 14.6cm (5 3/4in) long Note: The present lot is rare... [Lire la suite]
11 mars 2015

Jadestone, 'Scholarly Pursuits' at Asia Week New York 2015

Qian Shiquan, Painting of a gnarled pine tree and calligraphy. Dated 1733. Collected by Arthur B. Guenther in the 1960's. Jadestone at Asia Week New York 2015 A Fine Zitan Brush Pot. China, Qing Dynasty. Zitan wood. Height: 7.1 inches (18 cm). Jadestone at Asia Week New York 2015 Agate snuff bottle carved with a Qilin. Official School, 1760-1850. 5 cm tall without stopper. Jadestone at Asia Week New York 2015 Jadestone... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2014

A greyish-white and black jade carving of a cat, Ming dynasty, 17th century

A greyish-white and black jade carving of a cat, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2008 Carved from the natural pebble form as a recumbent cat wrapped in a long cloth tied in a bow at its back, its eyes wide open in an intent gaze above its long whiskers, with its head resting on its front paws and its long tail flicked up onto its back, the stone of a mottled greyish-white color with some black inclusions; together with a small agate carving, 18th/19th century, in the form of a conch shell on a... [Lire la suite]

11 août 2014

Back on Boucheron Art Deco Jewelry at Christie's, 17 November 1998, Geneva

An elegant emerald and diamond bracelet, by Boucheron. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 1998 Designed as three baguette, triangular and shield-shaped diamond openwork panels to the rectangular-cut emerald spacers, circa 1929, 18.5 cm., with French assay marks, in its original Boucheron blue leather case. Signed by Boucheron, Paris. Estimate: CHF44,000 - CHF50,000 ($32,023 - $36,390). Price Realized  CHF65,500 ($47,707) A mother-of-pearl, diamond, enamel and onyx vanity case, by... [Lire la suite]
08 août 2014

A Carved Agate, Gold and Multi Gem Centerpiece & A Rhodochrosite and Silver Cup, Chaumet Paris

A Carved Agate, Gold and Multi Gem Centerpiece, Pierre Sterlé for Chaumet Paris, Circa 1960, Paris, France, 27.90 x 33.00 x 27.90 cm. Estimate $ 20,000-30,000. a dramatic work combining a fine freeform agate bowl with variegated reddish brown, pale yellow and light grey hues in swirling patterns with a sculpted stylized ram formed from solid 18 karat gold with intricately textured and layered surface emulating fur interspersed with numerous round brilliant cut diamonds, the eyes inset with emeralds, the front of the... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2014

Harvest Snuff Bottle, China, late 19th century, agate

Harvest Snuff Bottle, China, late 19th century, agate © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum.
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19 juillet 2014

The Masterworks of Harold Van Pelt

Agate Rhyton by Harold Van Pelt: carved agate drinking vessel with gold capped nose with a hole to restrict the flow of liquid. (Photo courtesy Bowers Museum) Quartz Twin Vases by Harold Van Pelt: Rock crystal vases measuring 10 ½ in high × 3 in. in diameter at the top and 3 ½ in. at the base. Each vase has 96 facets. The tops of the covers are made of green and pink tourmalines. (Photo courtesy Bowers Museum) Balancing Act' by Harold Van Pelt. An acorn-shaped Quartz container suspended from a base of Rutilated Quartz ... [Lire la suite]