06 avril 2020

A rare numbered purple-glazed Junyao tripod 'narcissus' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 1304. A rare numbered purple-glazed Junyao tripod 'narcissus' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm.) diam. Estimate 3,800,000 - HKD 4,800,000. Price Realized HKD 3,480,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006.  The strongly potted shallow bowl has a band of fifteen 'nail-head' bosses applied above the three ruyi feet, and a further eighteen bosses between a horizontal rib and the lipped rim, all covered in a thick glaze, the exterior predominantly a rich... [Lire la suite]

13 mai 2017

Ruby and diamond brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels

Lot 318. Ruby and diamond brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels. Estimate 105,000 — 205,000 CHF. Photo: Sotheby's. Of floral design, the petals set with calibré-cut rubies en serti mystérieux, the pistil embellished with brilliant-cut diamonds, the detachable stem and leaf set with brilliant-cut and baguette diamonds, signed Van Cleef Arpels, numbered, French assay and maker's marks, pouch stamped Van Cleef & Arpels. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Session 3. Geneva.... [Lire la suite]