17 juillet 2016

A tourmaline ‘Monkey and Peach’ snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 635. A tourmaline ‘Monkey and Peach’ snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 32,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's the lustrous pink stone skilfully formed as a peach and carved with a monkey supporting the whole fruit; 4.2 cm., 1 5/8  in. Provenance: Collection of John Fell Ruckman (1901-1965), Pennsylvania.Collection of Charles V. Swain, thence by descent. Note: A tourmaline snuff bottle of similar quality from the Mary and George Bloch... [Lire la suite]

17 juillet 2016

A pair of tourmaline ‘lingzhi’ seals, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 511. A pair of tourmaline ‘lingzhi’ seals, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot sold 75,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's each of asymmetrical form, the green inclusions of the translucent stone cleverly worked in low relief to depict a lingzhi bloom borne on leafy stems, the top of the sides in openwork with two recumbent rams amidst further lingzhi blooms and jagged rockwork, wood stands; width 3.9 and 3 cm., 1 1/2  and 1 1/8  in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong... [Lire la suite]
16 juillet 2016

A Chinese Carved Tourmaline Necklace (1960 - 1970)

A Chinese Carved Tourmaline Necklace (1960 - 1970). Photo courtesy The Curator's The tourmalines late Qing Dynasty, the necklace circa 1960’s - China and the USA. For sale on Curatorseye.com  A magnificent necklace featuring eleven Chinese carved tourmalines ranging in color from pink, to green, yellow, and blue, all mounted in 18 karat gold on an 18 karat gold chain. Each toggle carved on both sides with auspicious symbols, including peaches (longevity), bats (happiness), lingzhi (immortality), lotus flowers... [Lire la suite]
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12 juin 2016

Tourmaline - Darra-i-Pech Pegmatite Field, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan

Tourmaline - Darra-i-Pech Pegmatite Field, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan
04 mai 2016

A pair of garnet, tourmaline, amethyst and diamond earclips, by JAR

Lot 193. A pair of garnet, tourmaline, amethyst and diamond earclips, by JAR. Estimate CHF250,000 – CHF300,000 ($263,620 - $316,344). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Centering a pear-shaped garnet, weighing approximately 24.53 carats, and a pear-shaped tourmaline, weighing approximately 28.95 carats, to the amethyst and diamond surround enhanced by diamond trefoil accents, 1995, 4.1 cm, with French assay marks for gold and silver. Signed JAR Paris Provenance: Christie's Geneva, 14 May 2012 'Jewels for Hope... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2016

Tourmaline on Cleavelandite, Brazil

Tourmaline on Cleavelandite, Brazil
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03 septembre 2015

Tourmaline, Cranberry Red Ruby Crystal, Corundum var. Sapphire, Opal, Rainbow Petrified Wood

Very deep green chrome crystal of Tourmaline. 350 ct and about 44 x 40 mm specimen. 1.7", 556ct Sharp Cranberry Red Ruby Crystal, India. Corundum var. Sapphire - Ratnapura, Ratnapura District, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka. Opal  - Tsehay Mewcha, Delanta Woreda, South Wello, Amhara Province, Ethiopia. Rainbow Petrified Wood (Araucarioxylon Arizonicum,  Triassic) - Chinle Formation, Arizona
23 août 2015

Tourmaline, Chrysocolla Slab

Tourmaline - Barra de Salinas, Coronel Murta, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil Translucent Chrysocolla Slab - Cantera Pisco, Pisco Province, Ica Department, Peru
12 juillet 2015

A tourmaline 'peach' pendant and a 'gourd' pendant, Qing dynasty, 19th century

A tourmaline 'peach' pendant and a 'gourd' pendant, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate  40,000 — 60,000  HKD.  Lot sold. 137,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. the first carved in the round from a pale pink translucent stone in the form of a plump gourd beneath flowering vines, the second carved from a purplish-pink stone in the form of a ripening peach attached to a gnarled leafy stalk, both set with embellished gold mounts for suspension - 5.3 and 3.8 cm., 2 1/4  and 1 1/2 ... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2015

A carved tourmaline ‘chilong’ snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A carved tourmaline ‘chilong’ snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate  15,000 — 20,000  HKD.  Lot sold. 400,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. of rounded rectangular form, carved with two chilong clambering on the sides forming the handle, the translucent stone with natural inclusions; 5.2 cm., 2 in. Sotheby's. CHINESE ART. 01 JUNE 2015 - 02 JUNE 2015 | 3:15 PM HKT - HONG KONG