25 octobre 2015

'The Queen Maria-José ruby ring'. An exceptional ruby and diamond ring, late 19th century

  'The Queen Maria-José ruby ring'. An exceptional ruby and diamond ring, late 19th century. Estimate 5,860,000 — 8,780,000 CHF. Photo Sotheby's Set with an oval ruby stated to weigh 8.48 carats, framed with cushion-shaped diamonds, size 52.  Accompanied by SSEF report no. 60894, dated 29 September 2011, Gübelin report no. 11090047, dated 8 September 2011, and GIA report no. 7196800988, dated 10 April 2015, each stating that the ruby is of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating, ‘pigeon... [Lire la suite]

21 octobre 2015

Sale of Wrangham collection of Japanese miniature art continues at Bonhams

A very rare blue-lacquer two-case inro. Attributed to Heishusai (Ishibashi Sojiro, 1847-1918), Meiji Period. Estimate £40,000 - 50,000 (€54,000 - 68,000). Photo Bonhams LONDON.- Bonhams will hold the sixth (and penultimate) of a series of sales from the Edward Wrangham Collection on Tuesday 10 November at its New Bond Street headquarters in London. The five previous sales of the Edward Wrangham Collection - considered to be Europe's pre-eminent private collection of Japanese miniature art - have so far... [Lire la suite]
08 septembre 2015

Gold and Amethyst Necklace, late 19th century

Gold and Amethyst Necklace, late 19th century. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. The festoon-style necklace supporting oval, round and pear-shaped amethysts, gross weight approximately 30 dwts, length 15 inches; late 19th century. Sotheby's. Important Jewels, New York, 24 sept. 2015
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08 septembre 2015

Silver-Topped Gold, Pearl and Diamond Tiara-Necklace, late 19th century

Silver-Topped Gold, Pearl and Diamond Tiara-Necklace, late 19th century. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. The graduating scrollwork flourishes set with numerous single, rose and old mine-cut diamonds weighing approximately 4.70 carats, accented by 14 button-shaped pearls measuring approximately 6.4 to 4.1 mm; together with a tiara fitting, the sides of the design are detachable for variety of wear; late 19th century.With fitted box stamped Carrington & Co. Jewellers.  ... [Lire la suite]
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04 septembre 2015

Magnificent painting by Ike Taiga leads Bonhams Japanese Art Sale in New York

Ike Taiga (1723-1776), Kochukenkon 壷中乾坤 (The Universe in a Jar), dated 1755. Estimate US$ 100,000 - 150,000 (€89,000 - 130,000). Photo: Bonhams. NEW YORK, NY.- An important handscroll with an unbroken line of provenance since it was first commissioned in 1775 leadsBonhams Japanese Art sale in New York on 15 September.  Painted by the artist Ike Taiga (1723-1776), Kochukenkon – The Universe in a Jar was created at the request of the noble Yoshimitsu family. Subsequently it was held in the collection of... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2015

An embroidered silk lady's informal court robe, Qing dynasty, late 19th century

An embroidered silk lady's informal court robe, Qing dynasty, late 19th century. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. embroidered with eight medallions, each with a pair of cranes surrounded by and wide band of prunus sprigs and butterflies, the design repeated on the cuffs, collar and sleeve bands, edged in black and gold brocade, with terrestrial diagram and lishui border at the hem - Length  55 in., 140 cm;  Width 80 in., 203 cm Provenance: James Acheson,... [Lire la suite]

30 août 2015

An unusual embroidered midnight-blue-ground surcoat with crane roundels, gua, late 19th century

An unusual embroidered midnight-blue-ground surcoat with crane roundels, gua, late 19th century. Estimate $20,000 – $30,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The midnight-blue satin is embroidered with eight crane roundels interspersed with various auspicious treasures above the terrestrial diagram and lishui stripe, the decoration repeated again on the cuffs. 54 ¾ in. (139 cm.) long x 71 ¾ in. (182.2 cm.) wide Provenance: Ethno-Textil, Germany, 2005.  Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2015

Chinese Famille Rose enameled porcelain vase, reticulated design, Qianlong apocryphal mark, late 19th century

Chinese Famille Rose enameled porcelain vase, reticulated design, Qianlong apocryphal mark, late 19th century. Estimate $30,000 – $50,000. Photo 888 Auctions. with an inset medallion depicting auspicious waves in front of crashing waves, above and below the geometric dragon band features foreign lotus scrolls borne on lobed-tipped branches; flared rim decorated with a narrow meander register above pendant trefoil shaped heads; six-character Qianlong mark on base but late 19th century. H: 41 cm, D: 25 cm. ... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2015

A late 19th century natural pearl, cultured pearl and diamond brooch, circa 1890

A late 19th century natural pearl, cultured pearl and diamond brooch, circa 1890. Estimate HK$ 130,000 - 180,000 (€15,000 - 21,000). Photo: Bonhams. Of stylised floral motif, centrally set with a button-shaped cultured pearl measuring 11.5mm, surrounded by old brilliant-cut diamonds, to openwork scrolls of similarly cut diamonds, suspending a detachable natural pearl drop, measuring 11.6 x 9.6mm, diamonds approximately 9.50 carats total, length 6.0cm Accompanied by a GIA report stating that the button-shaped... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2015

A large carved coral "three Guanyin with peacock and rooster", China, Qing Dynasty, late 19th century

A large carved coral "three Guanyin with peacock and rooster", China, Qing Dynasty, late 19th century. Estimate 15 000 € / 20 000 € © Cambi Casa D'Aste gr 1989, cm 29x41 CAMBI CASA D'ASTE, La Splendeur du Corail Chinois, le 26 Mai 2015 à 9h0 - 20121 MILANO