18 février 2015

Natural pearl and diamond necklace, late 19th century

Natural pearl and diamond necklace, late 19th century. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's The pendant of stylised foliate design, set with baroque natural pearls of various colours and millegrain collet-set with circular-cut and cushion-shaped diamonds, suspended from a similarly-set necklace, length approximately 460mm, two pearls deficient.  Accompanied by The Gem & Pearl Laboratory report no. 09212, stating that the four pearls tested were found to be natural,... [Lire la suite]
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18 février 2015

Emerald and diamond brooch-pendant, late 19th century

Colombian Emerald and diamond brooch-pendant, late 19th century. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's Of foliate and scroll design, set with a trapeze-shaped emerald, circular-cut and rose diamonds, detachable brooch and pendant fittings.  Accompanied by the Gem & Pearl Laboratory report no. 10718, stating that the emerald was found to be Colombian, with evidence of moderate clarity enhancement. Sotheby's. Fine Jewels London, 18 Mar 2015, 10:30 AM
18 février 2015

Emerald and diamond brooch-pendant, late 19th century

Colombian Emerald and diamond brooch-pendant, late 19th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's The square step-cut emerald set within an open work scroll frame set with circular-cut, cushion-shaped and rose diamonds, brooch fitting and pendant loop detachable, hinged pendant bail.  Property of a gentleman of title  Accompanied by the Gem & Pearl Laboratory report no. 10717, stating that the emerald was found to be Colombian, with evidence of moderate clarity... [Lire la suite]
18 février 2015

Diamond ring and diamond and seed pearl ring, late 19th century

Diamond ring and diamond and seed pearl ring, late 19th century. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's Comprising: a ring set with five cushion-shaped diamonds, accented with rose diamonds, size O, two rose diamonds deficient; and a ring designed as a alternating series of half seed pearls and circular-cut diamonds, accented with rose diamonds, size M.  Sotheby's. Fine Jewels London, 18 Mar 2015, 10:30 AM
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25 juillet 2014

The Peabody Essex Museum's Chinese dresses

  Imperial Woman's Court Robe, China, first half of 1700s, silk, gold-wrapped thread © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. Second Degree Daoist Priest’s Robe, late 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Silk, satin, gold wrapped thread, 49 ¼ x 71 ¾ inches. Museum purchase, 2003, E302178 © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. The back of this robe is embellished with a panoramic portrayal of the entire universe. On the right and left shoulder are the sun and the moon, the gold discs represent stars, and the hem is... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2014

The Peabody Essex Museum's Masterpieces of Chinese Textile

Textile Folding Screen, China, 18th-19th century, silk, embroidered silk, cotton © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. Panel with Antique Motifs, Qing dynasty (1644-1911).Embroidered silk. Museum purchase, 2005, E302681 © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. This panel imitates ink rubbings of ancient roof tiles, complemented by a descriptive calligraphic inscription. In addition to serving as a testament to the persistence of antiquarian themes in Chinese art, the panel demonstrates the aesthetic of the brush,... [Lire la suite]

25 juillet 2014

Harvest Snuff Bottle, China, late 19th century, agate

Harvest Snuff Bottle, China, late 19th century, agate © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum.
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23 juillet 2014

A cloisonné enamel tray, Meiji period (late 19th century), attributed to the workshop of Namikawa Sosuke (1847-1910)

A cloisonné enamel tray, Meiji period (late 19th century), attributed to the workshop of Namikawa Sosuke (1847-1910). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The lobed tray decorated after a design by Watanabe Seitei (1851-1918) in silver wires and partly in wireless (musen) enamels with a pair of geese on a pale gray ground, signed Seitei and sealed; 10¾in. (27.3cm.) diameter. Estimation USD 10,000 - 15,000 Generally in good overall condition for its age except some very minor surface wear. Provenance: From a Private... [Lire la suite]
23 juillet 2014

A cloisonné enamel tray, Meiji period (late 19th century), sealed Sakigake (Workshop of Namikawa Sosuke; 1847-1910)

A cloisonné enamel tray, Meiji period (late 19th century), sealed Sakigake (Workshop of Namikawa Sosuke; 1847-1910). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The lobed tray decorated after a design by Watanabe Seitei (1851-1918), in gold and silver wires and partly in wireless (musen) enamels with a quail, bracken and blue orchid branch on a pale gray ground changing to orange at the top, signed Seitei and sealed; inlaid seal mark on reverse; 10¾in. (27.3cm.) diameter. Estimation: USD 20,000 - 30,000 Generally in excellent overall... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2014

Natural pearl and diamond pendant, late 19th century

Natural pearl and diamond pendant, late 19th century. Photo Sotheby's Set with natural pearls and cushion-shaped diamonds, pendant fitting detachable. Estimation 5,000 — 7,000 GBP Accompanied by The Gem & Pearl Laboratory report no. 09914, stating that the pearls were found to be natural, saltwater. Sotheby's, Fine Jewels , London | 16 juil. 2014 - www.sothebys.com
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