25 août 2017

Bonhams announces three Chinese and Japanese Works of Art sales in September

NEW YORK, NY.- On September 11 and 13, Bonhams New York will offer three auctions of The Dr. Sylvan and Faith Golder Collection of Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles, Twentieth Century Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, and Japanese Works of Art. The sales present an array of rare and exquisite ceramics, jades, metalwork, prints, and paintings, many offered from important private collections including property from the Ackerman collection, the collection of Judi Blum and the collection of Dr. Sylvan and Faith Golder.  ... [Lire la suite]

14 mai 2017

Coral, icy jadeite, gem-set and diamond 'flamingo' ornament-brooch

Lot 192. Coral, icy jadeite, gem-set and diamond 'flamingo' ornament-brooch. Estimate HK$78,000 - 98,000 (US$10,000 - 12,600). © Tiancheng International Modelled as a flamingo, centring on a free-form coral weighing approximately 30.40 carats, to the body and neck embellished with rose- and brilliant-cut diamonds and circular-cut pink sapphires together weighing approximately 5.05 and 1.25 carats respectively, to the beak and legs decorated with black and white hard stone and circular-cut black diamonds... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2017

A rare coral 'sanduo' ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3661. A rare coral 'sanduo' ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 41.8 cm, 16 3/8  in.. Estimate 180,000 — 220,000 HKD. Lot sold 225,000 HKD (27,228 EUR) (28,955 USD). Photo: Sotheby's the ruyi head carved with two bats depicted hovering over globular peaches borne on gnarled stems, the arched shaft with the other two 'abundances', finger citron and pomegranates, as well as curling leaves, the end with a small aperture skilfully incorporated in... [Lire la suite]
04 août 2016

Coral, amethyst and diamond bracelet, Van Cleef & Arpels, 1970s

Lot 434. Coral, amethyst and diamond bracelet, Van Cleef & Arpels, 1970s. Estimate 28,000 — 47,000 CHF. Lot sold 194,500 CHF. Photo: Sotheby's 2012 The clusters set with cabochon corals, circular-cut amethysts and brilliant-cut diamonds, length approximately 185mm, signed Van Cleef & Arpels and numbered, French assay and maker's marks. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels, Geneva, 14 Nov 2012
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16 novembre 2015

Cultured pearls, coral, onyx and diamond necklace, Mikimoto

Cultured pearls, coral, onyx and diamond necklace, Mikimoto. Estimate HK$50,000 - 100,000 (US$6,400 - 12,800). Photo Tiancheng International The necklace composed of numerous coral, cultured pearl and onyx beads, to the front inset with corals and onyx with brilliant-cut diamonds, completed by a similarly-set clasp, the diamonds together weighing approximately 1.50 carats, mounted in 18 karat white gold, signed, length approximately 420mm. Coral beads measuring approximately 9.69 to 9.04mm; onyx beads approximately... [Lire la suite]
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23 septembre 2015

A pair of copper, coral and silver vases, Trapani, 17th century

A pair of copper, coral and silver vases, Trapani, 17th century. Estimate: €2,500 / € 3,500. Photo Wannenes Art Auction. circular base, rounded body and decorated with silver bands and dots and commas in coral, two volute handles, silver leaves and fruits in corallo- wear, defects, some failures and replacements Alt. 15.5 cm, larg. cm 6 WANNENES ART AUCTIONS , 16123 GENES. Furniture, Scupture and Work of Art from the Collection of Salvatore Iermano and Guiseppe Tirenna, 23 Septembre 2015... [Lire la suite]
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23 septembre 2015

A gilt bronze and copper, enamels, coral and wood capezzale, Trapani, 18th century

A gilt bronze and copper, enamels, coral and wood capezzale, Trapani, 18th century. Estimate: €10,000 / € 15,000. Photo Wannenes Art Auction. frame octagonal spiked volute opposing enamel and white coral, flowers and masks applied on the copper plate inciso the center and 'depicted Sant Antonio cherubini- wear, defects, some failures and replacements Alt. 29 cm, larg. 27 cm WANNENES ART AUCTIONS , 16123 GENES. Furniture, Scupture and Work of Art from the Collection of Salvatore Iermano and Guiseppe Tirenna,... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2015

A copper, coral and mother of pearl capezzale, Trapani, 17th century

A copper, coral and mother of pearl capezzale, Trapani, 17th century. Estimate: € 20,000 / € 30,000. Photo Wannenes Art Auction. octagonal frame embellished with dots and commas in coral and leaves in the middle and pearlescent 'depicted the Immacolata- wear, defects, some omissions and substitutions Alt. 23.5 cm, larg. 20 cm.  For comparison see such an exemplary display at Palazzo Madama in Turin (29 July to 28 September 2008), the exhibition 'Red coral, precious arts Sicilian Baroque' and published in... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2015

Zhang Daqian paintings lead fine Chinese works of art and paintings auction at Bonhams, 23 jun 2015

San Francisco - Two important paintings and a couplet by renowned artist Zhang Daqian (1899-1983) will headline the June 23 auction of Fine Chinese Works of Art and Paintings to be held at Bonhams in San Francisco. The Splashed-Ink Autumn Landscape, dated 1965, and titled "Qiu Shan Xiao Si" ("Buddhist Temple in Autumn Mountain") (est. $180,000-250,000) and a monumental landscape Mountain Retreat Among Clouds and Streams, dated 1972 (est. $150,000-250,000) were purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Hal Louchheim in the mid-1970s from the Erickson... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2015

Hardstone, Coral, Ruby and Lacquer Desk Clock, Lacloche Frères

Hardstone, Coral, Ruby and Lacquer Desk Clock, Lacloche Frères. Estimate $75,000 — 100,000 (68,164 - 90,885 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. The coral-hued dial with Arabic numeral indexes and stylized arrow hands, within a silver-gilt case applied with black and red lacquer, the frame and base composed of agate, coral and onyx carved and applied in geometric motifs, further decorated with cabochon rubies, onyx and agate sugarloaf cabochons and coral beads and rings, measuring approximately 5 by 6... [Lire la suite]
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