20 septembre 2018

A rock crystal, diamond and ruby bangle, David Webb

Lot 99. A rock crystal, diamond and ruby bangle, David Webb. Estimate US$ 60,000 - 80,000 (€ 51,000 - 69,000). Sold for US$ 70,000 (€ 59,528). © Bonhams 2001-2018 designed as two opposing carved rock crystal and black enamel chimera heads, each with pear-shaped ruby eyes, round brilliant-cut diamond crowns, grasping a similarly cut diamond-set and black enamel circular panel, the collars set of similar design; signed Webb; accompanied by a signed fitted box; estimated total diamond weight: 9.15 carats;... [Lire la suite]
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16 septembre 2018

Chinese Rock Crystal Figure of Buddha, Qing Dynasty

Lot 138. Chinese Rock Crystal Figure of Buddha, Qing Dynasty. Height 9 1/8 inches. Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000. Sold for $13,750. Courtesy Doyle. Seated in dhyanasana, the left hand resting on his feet with palm upward in vitarka mudra, the right hand holding a rice grain or jewel between thumb and forefinger of palm-upward hand, his robes gently folding around his body and open at the chest, his undergarment tied mid-torso, his face with a benign expression, his hair in tight curls - very good... [Lire la suite]
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04 juin 2018

A rock crystal brushrest, 17th century

Lot 474. A rock crystal brushrest, 17th century; 10.5 cm, 4 1/8  in. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 HKD. Lot sold 30,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of undulating outline, carved to resemble five bamboo segments, further incised with leaves. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 31 May 2018.  
14 octobre 2017

A Fatimid rock crystal chess piece, Egypt, 11th century

Lot 137. A Fatimid rock crystal chess piece, Egypt, 11th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. carved with deep bevel-cut scroll designs and dash details; 4.1cm.  From the Collection of Lothar Schmid (1928-2013) PUBLISHED: W. Seipel, Spielwelten der Kunst. Kunstkammer spiele (exh. cat.), Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, 21 May - 2 August, 1998, p.112, no.38.J. Petzold, Das königliche Spiel. Die Kulturgeschichte des Schachs, Stuttgart – Leipzig 1987,... [Lire la suite]
14 octobre 2017

A Fatimid rock crystal chess piece, Egypt, 11th century

Lot 136. A Fatimid rock crystal chess piece, Egypt, 11th century. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. carved in four sections with deep bevel-cut foliate designs, the base border with dash details; 3cm.  From the Collection of Lothar Schmid ((1928-2013) Note: For further information on rock crystal chess pieces, see A. Contadini, 'Rock Crystal: Rock Crystal Pieces in the V&A.', ch.1 in Fatimid Art at the Victoria and Albert Museum, V&A... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2017

Achaemenid Gold Bracelet with Inlaid Termini in the Form of Seated Ducks, mid-6th-4th century B.C.E.

Achaemenid Gold Bracelet with Inlaid Termini in the Form of Seated Ducks, mid-6th-4th century B.C.E. Gold with lapis lazuli, turquoise, onyx, and rock crystal inlay, mid-6th-4th century B.C.E., W. 10.5 cm. © Miho Museum The jeweler of this bracelet chose ducks as terminal figures and combined them with a rather heavy looking circlet that can be opened. The ducks were fashioned separately, and all the feathers and the eyes were originally characterized by inlays. The ducks' bills are not preserved. The birds are fixed to a single... [Lire la suite]

20 juin 2017

A rock crystal, demantoïd garnet, sapphire and gold pair of ear clips by René Boivin, circa 1980

Lot 117. A rock crystal, demantoïd garnet, sapphire and gold pair of ear clips by René Boivin, circa 1980. Estimation :5 000 € / 7 000 €. Photo: Tajan ls sont formés de deux arcatures de cristal de roche, ornées au centre d'un saphir ovale. Monture en or jaune 18K godronné soulignée de grenats démantoïdes. Travail français. Poids brut : 68,04 gr. (système clip) - Dimensions : 4,5 x 3,5 cm.  Les clips sont accompagnés d'un certificat d'authenticité de Madame Françoise CAILLES.  ... [Lire la suite]
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07 avril 2017

A rock crystal 'Immortals' ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 3662. A rock crystal 'Immortals' ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century, 35 cm, 13 3/4  in.. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 475,000 HKD (57,481 EUR) (61,128 USD). Photo: Sotheby's the ruyi-shaped terminal carved in low relief with the Three Star Gods standing in a landscape with overhanging pine trees, the curved shaft with a lobed panel enclosing the Eight Daoist Immortals amidst a landscape with a fruiting peach tree, above a shaped panel of... [Lire la suite]
15 novembre 2016

Sotheby's Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art December Auction series to take place on 1-2 December

Selection of jades from the Song to Qing dynasties. Estimates range from HK$80,000 – HK$300,000 / US$10,400 – 38,700. Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong December series of Chinese Works of Art sales will take place on 1 and 2 December at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery. The series will feature the dedicated sale of The Muwen Tang Collection of Chinese Jades, and the Chinese Art sale, encompassing fine European and Asian collections of ceramics from Song and Ming dynasties, scholarly works of art, and a rare... [Lire la suite]
27 octobre 2016

Figure of a lion, 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Figure of a lion, 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Rock crystal. H. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm); W. 4 in. (10.2 cm). Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902, 02.18.842. © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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