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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11 juillet 2014

Diamond Rivière, late 19th century

Diamond Rivière, late 19th century. Photo Sotheby's Designed as a graduated line of cushion-shaped diamonds, length approximately 380mm, fitted case stamped Edward Tessier. Estimation 25,000 — 35,000 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Jewels, London | 16 juil. 2014, 10:00 AM -www.sothebys.com
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03 juin 2014

Three centuries of snuff bottles are not to be sniffed at Lyon & Turnbull

 There are 157 bottles in the collection which are made from a wide variety of materials. EDINBURGH.- One of the largest collections of Chinese snuff bottles, valued at £40,000, are for sale at Lyon & Turnbull on the 4th June 2014, spanning three centuries the snuff bottles belong to Mrs Chris Bennett who lives in Perthshire. She started collecting in 1976 with a visit to a local auction, she said “I saw a small painted glass bottle. I bid for it and came away with the bottle in my pocket, having spent all of £3.”  ... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2014

A brown silk formal robe, chifu. Late 19th century

A brown silk formal robe, chifu. Late 19th century. Photo Bonhams. Embroidered in gilt thread with writhing dragons chasing flaming pearls, amidst cloud scrolls, bats, shou emblems, auspicious objects and floral baskets, above rockwork and crashing waves, the borders embellished with lishui stripes, framed. 132cm (52in) long. Estimate £4,000 - 6,000 (€4,900 - 7,300) Bonhams. ASIAN ART, London, Knightsbridge, 12 May 2014 - http://www.bonhams.com
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