13 janvier 2018

A pair of fine large Dehua 'Blanc-de-Chine' figures of Manjusri and Samantabhadra, by Xu Yunlin, Qing dynasty, early 20th centur

Lot 3196. A pair of fine large Dehua 'Blanc-de-Chine' figures of Manjusri and Samantabhadra, by Xu Yunlin, Qing dynasty, early 20th century; 46 and 46.5 cm., 18 1/8  and 18 1/4  in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,400,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2013 each impressive bodhisattva modelled seated in lalitasana, dressed in flowing robes partly covering his bejeweled torso and fastened at the waist by long tasseled strings, his face... [Lire la suite]

12 décembre 2017

A ruby-ground famille-rose bowl, Early 20th century

Lot 332. A ruby-ground famille-rose bowl, Early 20th century; 14.8 cm, 5 7/8  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot sold 125,000 HKD (13,435 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's painted in brilliant enamels around the exterior with colourful clusters of floral sprays including peony, hibiscus, exotic lily, chrysanthemum, camellia and aster, all reserved on a rich ruby-red ground, the interior and base left white, inscribed with an apocryphal Yongzheng mark to the base. ... [Lire la suite]
31 octobre 2017

A spinach jade 'Taotie' censer and cover, Early 20th century

Lot 6. A spinach jade 'Taotie' censer and cover, Early 20th century. Estimate USD  6,000 - 8,000. Sold for US$ 17,500 (€15,036). Photo: Bonhams. The compressed globular body and domed cover each carved with a taotie band, the cover surmounted by a button finial carved as a coiled chilong, the body flanked by opposing chilong-head handles suspending loose rings and supported on three short feet, wood stand. 4 1/4in (10.8cm) high. Bonhams. ASIAN WORKS OF ART, 30 Oct... [Lire la suite]
13 octobre 2017

Diamond tiara, early 20th century

Lot 111. Diamond tiara, early 20th century. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. Designed as an upright floral motif flanked by a pair of wings mounted en tremblant, set throughout with circular-cut diamonds and a pear-shaped diamond to the centre, to a headband millegrain-set with rose diamonds, inner circumference approximately 255mm, headband signed Boucheron, French assay and maker's marks, floral motif detachable, band with two rose diamonds deficient.  ... [Lire la suite]
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31 août 2017

Sapphire and diamond brooch, early 20th century

Lot 60. Sapphire and diamond brooch, early 20th century. Estimate £10,000–15,000. Photo: Sotheby's. Of openwork garter design, set with oval and cushion-shaped sapphires, with cushion and circular-cut diamond borders, Russian assay and maker's mark, later brooch fitting to the reverse.  Accompanied by a gemmological report. Sotheby's. Fine Jewels, London, 20 Sep 2017, 10:00 AM
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25 mars 2017

A bronze coin-shaped ritual plaque, early 20th century

Lot 73. A bronze coin-shaped ritual plaque, early 20th century. EstimateHKD 10,000 - HKD 15,000 (USD 1,293 - USD 1,940). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The coin-shaped plaque is cast on one side with a four-character inscription, Xianfeng zhongbao, ‘Treasured Currenty of the Xianfeng period’, and on the other with a two-character inscription, Zhenku, ‘Protecting the Treasury’, and another inscription from left to right in Manchu, above a four-character inscription in a line, Neiting gongfeng, ‘For... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2017

Van Gelder Traditional Indian Folk Jewellery, TEFAF Maastrich 2017, Stand 241

Guttapusal necklace,  India, Andhra Pradesh, probably Hyderabad, late 18th century © Van Gelder Traditional Indian Folk Jewellery Elaborate gold, made up of a series of eighty-three open, tubular elements, each set with a cabochon ruby or emerald and a natural pearl on top, alternated on either side with seven petal-shaped decoration and each set with a single diamond, ruby or emerald. Length 57 cm.  On either side of the center pendant is an oval-shaped element attached to the double tubular pendant, each... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2016

Baroque drop shaped natural pearl and diamond pendant, early 20th century

Lot 430. Baroque drop shaped natural pearl and diamond pendant, early 20th century. Estimate 295,000 — 485,000 CHF. Lot sold 658,000 CHF. Photo  Sotheby's. The slightly baroque drop shaped natural pearl measuring approximately 14.35 x 15.00 x 21.00mm,weighing 31.14 carats, capped with rose diamonds. Accompanied by SSEF report no. 79291, stating that the pearl was found to be natural, saltwater.  Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Genève, 12 mai 2015,... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2016

Sotheby's Hong Kong announces Important Jewels and Jadeite Sale

Lot 1790. Gem-set and Diamond Dragon Bracelet, Early 20th Century. Estimate HK$640,000 – 800,000 / US$82,500 – 104,000. Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong Important Jewels and Jadeite sale will take place on 28 November at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery. The sale is highlighted by a tasteful selection of signed jewellery by renowned brands such as Van Cleef & Arpels and Cartier, alongside a collection of specially-curated pieces for cosmopolitan gentlemen, further complemented by an... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2016

A Dehua standing figure of Magu and deer, Republic period (1912-1949), early 20th century

Lot 169. A Dehua standing figure of Magu and deer, Republic period (1912-1949), early 20th century. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 80,000 (USD 6,478 - USD 10,365). Price Realised HKD 93,750 (USD 12,142). Photo Christie’s Images Limited 2016. The figure is elegantly potted modelled standing beside a deer, her back impressed with a Xu Yunlin zhi seal mark. 15 3/4 in. (40 cm.) high.  Christie’s. Sale 12557. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]