04 août 2018

A magnificent antique diamond rivière

Lot 2085. A magnificent antique diamond rivière. Estimate: HK$16,000,000 - HKD 20,000,000 ($2,000,000-3,200,000). Price realised 18,040,000. © Christie’s Images Ltd 2014. Set with thirty-two graduated old european-cut diamonds, the seven central diamonds weighing (from left to right) 10.03, 10.93, 19.19, 24.38, 17.52, 12.28 and 9.90 carats, to the circular rose-cut diamond clasp, mounted in gold, late 19th century, 35.5 cm long Christie’s. Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels, 25 November 2014, Hong... [Lire la suite]
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07 juin 2018

A polychrome porcelain bowl, Qing dynasty, late 19th century

Lot 96. A polychrome porcelain bowl, Qing dynasty, late 19th century. D. : 16,5 cm (6 ½ in.). Estimation : 1 000 € / 1 500 €. Lot sold 4,030 EUR. Courtesy Artcurial. De forme polylobée, l'extérieur décoré du panorama d'un port et ses fortifications, accompagné d'un poème de Zhao Qing Xian, quatre caractères chinois Nan Pu Gui Fan à la base. Art d'Asie chez Artcurial, 75008 Paris, le 11 Juin 2018 à 15h00
27 novembre 2017

A late 19th century conch shell parure

Lot 59. A late 19th century conch shell parure. Estimate GBP 12,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 15,936 - USD 19,920). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Comprising: a necklace designed as a series of alternating carved stylised dolphin and shell links, suspending alternate graduated carved cherub and classical female bust cameos in shell shaped frames, interspersed with graduated carved shell drops, 40.0cm; the bracelet composed of a carved classical female bust in a shell frame applied on a carved shell and dolphin... [Lire la suite]
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07 septembre 2017

Nail protector, China, late 19th century

Nail protector, China, late 19th century, silver alloy, pigment; 1.8 × 8.0 × 1.5 cm; Felton Bequest, 1927; 2903-D3 © National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Nail protector, with relief Chinese character, extended nail edged with grid pattern. The Chinese character for longevity that decorates the nail protector is shou 壽 .
03 août 2017

A gemset gold and enamelled gold choker (galsari), North India, late 19th century

Lot 150. A gemset gold and enamelled gold choker (galsari), North India, late 19th century. Estimate £6,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 9,375. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The main band formed of a series of square panels each set with a large central ruby surrounded by smaller ones, each end with a small drop shaped panel with loop attachment, the band surrounded by a series of small seed pearls, a band of drop shapes below from which are suspended larger pearls and rubies, the reverse with enamelled... [Lire la suite]
13 juillet 2017

A diamond, miniature portrait, platinum and 18K gold pendant, by Fuset y Grau, Barcelona, late 19th century

Lot 242. A diamond, miniature portrait, platinum and 18K gold pendant, by Fuset y Grau, Barcelona, late 19th century. Estimation : 16 000 € / 18 000 € © Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo n or gris, de forme ovale à décor de feuilles d'or mat liées et soulignées de diamants. Il ouvre à usage de porte photo et est ajouré au revers de rinceaux et de fleurs. Dans son écrin d'origine à la forme en loupe et soie. Dimensions : 8 x 4 cm environ. Poids : 36,2 g (18K - 750/1000).   Importants... [Lire la suite]

08 mai 2017

Emerald and diamond necklace, late 19th century

Lot 28. Emerald and diamond necklace, late 19th century. Estimate CHF 55,000 — 85,000. Photo: Sotheby's. Set with cabochon emeralds framed with circular-cut diamonds, alternating with links of floral design set with cushion-shaped and rose diamonds, supporting a detachable pendant similarly set, length approximately 415mm.  Accompanied by SSEF report no. 91351, stating that the pear shaped cabochon emerald is of Colombian origin, with a moderate amount of oil in fissures.  Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
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01 mai 2017

A red-ground Manchu-style lady's wedding robe, late 19th century

Lot 288. A red-ground Manchu-style lady's wedding robe, late 19th century. Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,500 (USD 1,918 - USD 3,198). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The robe is embroidered with floss silks and Peking Knot with large hydrangea roundels, surrounded by colourful butterflies and peony sprays, all above a band of lishui waves to the hem. The gilt-edged collar and sleeves are similarly decorated, on a dark blue ground. Provenance: Acquired in Asia in the 1920s, then by descent within... [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]
04 mars 2017

A large famille verte 'pheasant' baluster vase, Late 19th century

Lot 2155. A large famille verte 'pheasant' baluster vase, Late 19th century. Estimate US$ 25,000 - 40,000 (€24,000 - 38,000). Photo: Bonhams. Of 'phoenix tail' vase form, with wide shoulder and flared trumpet neck, enameled with one pheasant perched on a rock, surrounded by blossoming peony and another pheasant perched in the branches of a magnolia tree, all reserved against a pale green ground. 33 1/8in (84.2cm) high Note: A similar vase was sold at Christie's, London, 15 May 2012, sale 5305, lot 204.... [Lire la suite]