05 octobre 2018
A rare carved amethyst brush washer and stained ivory stand, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)
Lot 3402. A rare carved amethyst brush washer and stained ivory stand, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 10.5 cm, 4 1/8 in.; overall 11.1 cm, 4 3/8 in. Estimate: 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot sold 375,000 HKD (USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. finely carved in the form of two adjacent lingzhi-shaped washers with a bat perched on one edge, borne on gnarled leafy stems issuing further smaller lingzhi heads with a chilong clambering atop, the beast with a... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2017
Lot 2299. "A Member of the 100 Carats Club". Exceptional Arizona Amethyst, Four Peaks, Arizona; weighing approximately 118.0 carats and measuring 40.67 x 23.95 x 18.92mm. Sold for US$ 27,500 (€23,200) inc. premium. Photo: Bonhams. In fact, the Arizona Four Peaks Amethyst mine is believed to be the only precious stone mine in the United States that requires a helicopter to transport supplies in and take mined material out. Located in the most rugged parts of the Matzanal Mountains, forty-six miles from Phoenix, the miners... [Lire la suite]
07 février 2017
Amy Burton Fine Jewellery, Disorient bangle. 123.70 ct Amethyst in 18ct yellow gold, ALB, London assay and makers marks, London 2016. Courtesy Hancocks.
03 janvier 2017
Container in the shape of a Buddha’s hand, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 18th century. Amethyst. H. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm); L. 8 in. (20.3 cm). Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902, 02.18.853 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
13 novembre 2016
Lot 229. An amethyst ‘squirel and melon’ pendant, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Lot sold 2,500GBP. Photo Sotheby's. carved in the form of a squirrel climbing on melon vines; 4.6 cm, 1¾ in.. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 09 Nov 2016
12 octobre 2016
Container in the shape of a Buddha’s hand, 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Amethyst. H. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm); L. 8 in. (20.3 cm). Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.853) © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
12 septembre 2016
Lot 235. A carved amethyst 'cicada' snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000. Photo: Sotheby's. well hollowed, of archaistic form, the carapace and folded wings finely incised, the underside with legs tucked under the thorax and the abdomen carved with notched ridges, the mouth open below bulging eyes, stopper (2). Length 2 1/2 in., 6.5 cm. Property from the collection of Robert and Maurine Muntz Provenance: Hugh Moss, London,... [Lire la suite]
16 janvier 2016
Nautilus Cup, Joachim Hiller, ca. 1600, silver, nautilus shell, amethyst. H 42.4 cm × W × 19.7 cm d 11.5 cm. BK-1958-44. Rijskmuseum, Amsterdam. Nautilus Cup with gilded silver mounts in the form of an ostrich. The shell is painted with drapes, flowers and birds. In the head of the ostrich is an amethyst contained. Are driven into the base edge between scrolls and ostrich feathers, displayed twice a cobbled, which faces two goats and two horses averted. Ingeniously nautilus shell is used as the body of the... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2015
Stephen Webster ‘Gold Struck’ Crystal Haze Two Finger Ring in rose gold set with Rhodolite garnet, ruby, amethyst and amethyst over hematite from the new Gold Struck collection, which was inspired by the Cheapside Hoard. Baselworld 2015, 19 - 26 mars 2015
01 mars 2015
An amethyst 'landscape' snuff bottle, Rustic Crystal Master School, 1750-1860. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000 (€1,800 - 2,700). Photo Bonhams. The rounded rectangular bottle standing on an oval foot ring, rising to a straight cylindrical neck beneath a very subtly concave lip, carved in low relief with a continuous scene depicting an expand of lake surrounded by tree-accented rocky banks under a group of swallows flying high in the sky; the natural cloudy inclusions in the stone well incorporated into the landscape... [Lire la suite]