29 novembre 2008

A pair of gilt-bronze-mounted Chinese blue and white porcelain vases, the porcelain Kangxi 17th c., the mounts late 19th c.

A pair of gilt-bronze-mounted Chinese blue and white porcelain vases, the porcelain Kangxi 17th century, the mounts late 19th century each with a foliate cast neck above a gourd-shaped body painted with reserves of vases and Chinese utensils and writing implements, with rope-twist handles terminating in acanthus leaves, on a shaped base cast with flowers on a stippled ground within a rope-twist border; one vase restored, the other with a chip to the base. each 35.5cm. high; 1ft. 2in. Estimate 3,000—5,000 GBP Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]

06 novembre 2008

Pearl And Diamond Brooch, Late 19th Century

Pearl And Diamond Brooch, Late 19th Century Designed as an articulated foliate spray decorated with pearl drops representing acorns, the leaves set with cushion-shaped, circular- and rose-cut diamonds. Lot Sold 5,250 GBP NOTE: Accompanied by a report from The Gem Testing Laboratory of Great Britain, no. 0128655, stating that two pearls were found to be natural. Sotheby's. Fine Jewels. 06 Nov 08. London - Photo courtesy Sotheby's. www.sothebys. com
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06 novembre 2008

Pair Of Diamond Pendent Earrings, Late 19th Century

Pair Of Diamond Pendent Earrings, Late 19th Century Each surmount of flower head design set with cushion-shaped diamonds, suspending a floral motif set with circular-cut stones and three pear-shaped diamond drops, screw fittings, one diamond deficient. Lot Sold 6,000 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Jewels. 06 Nov 08. London - Photo courtesy Sotheby's. www.sothebys.com
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27 octobre 2008

After Francesco Guardi, late 19th Century. Santa Maria della Salute and the Punta della Dogana, Venice

After Francesco Guardi, late 19th Century. Santa Maria della Salute and the Punta della Dogana, Venice oil on canvas - 89.6 x 120cm (35 1/4 x 47 1/4in).- Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000, €2,500 - 3,800 Footnote: The present painting is after Guardi's original now in the Crespi Collection, Milan. (Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved) Bonhams. Old Master Paintings, 29 Oct 2008. Knightsbridge - www.bonhams.com
14 septembre 2008

Small "Grotto" Furniture Ensemble, Italy, late 19th century.

Small "Grotto" Furniture Ensemble, Italy, late 19th century. Richly carved, polychrome painted, and parcel gilt and silver-plated wood. "Causeuse" 125x50x44x70 cm. Guéridon 48x48x83 cm. Hanging console 43x27x80 cm. Requires some restoration. Estimation : 6 000 / 10 000 CHFProvenance: : - Palazzo Serristori, Florence.-West Swiss castle collection. Vente du Jeudi 18 septembre 2008. Meubles et Objets d'Art. Koller - CH-8031 Zurich. Tel: + 41/44/445 63 63