02 juin 2018

Two jadeite pendants, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 3158. Two jadeite pendants, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). The largest: 2 in. (5 cm). Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 275,000. © Christie's Images Ltd One pendant is carved and pierced as two interlocking cats which are highlighted by the translucent white and pale green parts of the stone. The other pendants is carved as two peaches with two bats amidst lingzhi and leaves. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 30 May 2018
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31 mai 2018

A jadeite pendant

Lot 3163. A jadeite pendant; 2 in. (5 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Price realised HKD 2,740,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The pendant is in the form of a pea pod and carved with a branch of lingzhi to one end. The stone is of a brigh apple-green tone with a glossy finish. A gemmological certificate from the Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory Limited confirms the present lot is natural green jadeite. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and... [Lire la suite]
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27 février 2018

Landmark exhibition featuring luxury arts of ancient Americas to open at The Met

NEW YORK, NY.- A major international loan exhibition featuring luxury arts created in the ancient Americas will go on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art beginning February 28. Showcasing more than 300 objects drawn from more than 50 museums in 12 countries, Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas will trace the development of goldworking and other luxury arts from Peru in the south to Mexico in the north from around 1000 B.C. to the arrival of Europeans in the early 16th century. Emphasizing... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2018

Deborah Elvira (Stand 151) at TEFAF Maastricht, March 10-18, 2018

Confraternity pendant, Iberian peninsula,  circa 1600. Gold, enamel and rock crystal, 6 x 4.5 cm (2.4 x 1.7 in.). © TEFAF 2018 Reliquary Cross, Spain, 17th century. Gold and enamel, 11 x 7 cm (4.3 x 2.8 in.). © TEFAF 2018 Pendant, Spain,  circa 1700. Gold, emeralds and enamel, 6 x 4.5 cm (2.4 x 1.8 in.). © TEFAF 2018 Deborah Elvira (Stand 151) at TEFAF Maastricht, March 10-18, 2018  
07 août 2017

Pendant of stylized birds (xian), China, Warring States Period (approx. 480-221 BCE)

Pendant of stylized birds (xian), China, Warring States Period (approx. 480-221 BCE). Nephrite. H. 15/16 in x W. 1 11/16 in. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60J639 © 2017 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture. Similar to the piece described above (#40), this piece features bird decoration; in this case a pair of bird heads attached to a flattened oval ring. The holes cut under the beaks of the bird and one on the side indicate that this piece functioned as part of a pendant. The central hole is outlined... [Lire la suite]
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07 août 2017

Pendant with dragon, China, Warring States Period (approx. 480-221 BCE)

Pendant with dragon, China, Warring States Period (approx. 480-221 BCE). Nephrite. H. 3 1/2 in x W. 9 3/4 in x D. 1/4 in, H. 8.89 cm x W. 24.77 cm x D. .64 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60J549 © 2017 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture. Exhibition History: "Stones of Eternity: Chinese Jades from the Asian Art Museum", Tooley & Company, The Hibernia Bank Building (201 California Street, San Francisco), 2/10/1986 - 2/1987"Magic, Art and Order: Jade in Chinese Culture", Palm Springs... [Lire la suite]
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30 juin 2017

Sandra Cronan Ltd at Masterpiece London 2017

Raymond Yard. An aquamarine and white opal dress of asymmetric design clip by Yard. Four tapered silvers of opal are set into two diagonally opposing corners with two rows of diamond running up each side of the emerald cut aquamarine. Mounted in platinum. American, circa 1933. Sandra Cronan Ltd, Stand D 15 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD A pair of Egyptian Revival earrings of circular design, featuring a central sphynx in relief, bordered by coloured enamel heiroglyphics. English, circa 1885. Sandra Cronan Ltd,... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2017

Van Gelder Traditional Indian Folk Jewellery, TEFAF Maastrich 2017, Stand 241

Guttapusal necklace,  India, Andhra Pradesh, probably Hyderabad, late 18th century © Van Gelder Traditional Indian Folk Jewellery Elaborate gold, made up of a series of eighty-three open, tubular elements, each set with a cabochon ruby or emerald and a natural pearl on top, alternated on either side with seven petal-shaped decoration and each set with a single diamond, ruby or emerald. Length 57 cm.  On either side of the center pendant is an oval-shaped element attached to the double tubular pendant, each... [Lire la suite]
13 mars 2017

Galerie Rhéa at TEFAF Maastrich 2017, Stand 436

Statuette of an ibex, Luristan, 1st millenium BC. Bronze and green patina, 5.2 x 10.6 cm © Galerie Rhéa Interesting figurine of an ibex with an extremely elongated body, short legs and large horns. This piece belongs to a group of exhibits bearing the title Abstract forms in antiquity. Intention or coincidence?, Provenance: Ex Swiss private collection S.C., Basel, before 1970 Literature: Cf. E. de Waele, Bronzes du Luristan et d’Amlash, Louvain 1982, p. 93 no. 105, p. 95, no. 107 (for the style of the head) Horse... [Lire la suite]
17 octobre 2016

Silver and gilded silver pendant, set with emeralds, rubies and rose- and table-cut diamonds, Germany, ca. 1700

Silver and gilded silver pendant, set with emeralds, rubies and rose- and table-cut diamonds, the back engraved. The central emerald a later addition. Germany, ca. 1700. Given by Dame Joan Evans (M.57-1962). © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2016.
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