28 avril 2009

25.69 carats oval cabochon opal and diamond ring

25.69 carats oval cabochon opal and diamond ring The oval cabochon opal weighing 25.69 carats, framed by small round diamonds, the sides and band further decorated with small round diamonds, the total diamond weight approximately 1.80 carats, mounted in platinum, size 6. Est. 10,000—15,000 USD. Lot sold 18,750 USD NOTE: Accompanied by GIA report no. 15682925 stating that the opal is natural, natural color Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. 23 Apr 09. New York www.sothebys.com Photo courtesy Sotheby's
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28 avril 2009

A Roman mosaic panel. Circa 2nd-3rd Century A.D.

A Roman mosaic panel. Circa 2nd-3rd Century A.D. Composed of pink, russet, yellow, ochre, green, pale blue, grey, white and black tesserae, depicting a Nereid or Venus seated on the back of a bearded triton, naked with her drapery over her right leg and beneath her, holding a swag of drapery billowing behind, wearing a necklace, armlets and anklets, the triton holding her drapery in his upraised left hand, his lower chest in the form of a horse with raised forelegs and a dolphin swimming beneath, his lower body a scrolling fish... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2009

13.69 carats Burmese cushion-shaped ruby and diamond ring, circa 1930

13.69 carats Burmese cushion-shaped ruby and diamond ring, circa 1930 The cushion-shaped ruby weighing 13.69 carats, flanked by 2 trapeze-cut diamonds weighing approximately 3.00 carats, mounted in platinum, size 6¼, French assay mark. Est. 40,000—60,000 USD. Lot sold 65,500 USD NOTE: Accompanied by AGTA report no. 93002112 stating that the ruby is of Burmese origin; no indications of heating. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. 23 Apr 09. New York www.sothebys.com Photo courtesy Sotheby's
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28 avril 2009

A Roman marble female portrait bust. North Africa, circa 2nd Century A.D.

A Roman marble female portrait bust. North Africa, circa 2nd Century A.D. With an acquiline nose, shapely lips and small rounded chin, her large heavy lidded eyes set beneath a defined brow, her wavy hair centrally parted, wearing earrings and a tunic, the back roughly hewn, probably from a relief, 14½in (36.8cm) high, mounted. Estimate: £10,000 - 15,000 Provenance:Private collection since the early 1980s.Literature: For a similar bust, cf. S. Walker & M. Bierbrier, Ancient Faces, Mummy Portraits from Roman Egypt,... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2009

20.83 carats Colombian Emerald and diamond ring

20.83 carats Colombian Emerald and diamond ring The emerald-cut emerald weighing 20.83 carats, flanked by baguette and tapered baguette diamonds weighing a total of approximately 1.35 carats, mounted in platinum, size 6¼. Est. 80,000—120,000 USD. Lot sold 104,500 USD NOTE: Accompanied by AGTA report no. 10003211 stating that the emerald is of Colombian origin, moderate clarity enhancement: oil. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. 23 Apr 09. New York www.sothebys.com Photo courtesy Sotheby's
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28 avril 2009

A Roman marble sarcophagus fragment. Early 3rd Century A.D.

A Roman marble sarcophagus fragment. Early 3rd Century A.D. From the corner of a sarchophagus, carved in high relief on one side with a nude satyr, facing right, with pointed ears and deeply drilled locks, a goat-skin falling in folds over his left shoulder, bending down and pouring wine from a bucket, his left foot on a wine skin, with a diminutive Eros on the right, looking up into the bucket and clasping the rim with his left hand, the remains of a hand in the upper right corner, holding a theatre mask aloft; the left side... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2009

A diamond plaque brooch, by Buccelatti

A diamond plaque brooch, by Buccelatti The octagonal plaque, pierced in a honeycomb design, decorated with cushion-shaped and old brilliant-cut diamonds, within a stylised foliate border, diamonds approximately 3.45 carats total, signed Buccelatti, length 4.3cm. Estimate: £4,000 - 6,000 Bonhams. Fine Jewellery, 29 Apr 2009. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved
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28 avril 2009

Brûle-parfum couvert et tripode en néphrite légèrement céladonnée. Chine, époque Qianlong, 18e siècle.

Brûle-parfum couvert et tripode en néphrite légèrement céladonnée. Chine, époque Qianlong, 18e siècle. l'épaulement orné de deux anses en forme de qilong. Les pieds sont en forme de masque de chimère, et la prise du couvercle est sculptée et ajourée d'un dragon lové. Largeur : 21,5 cm. Estimation : 60 000 / 100 000 €Provenance : Collection du Général de Vassoigne. En 1860, colonel, il commanda le Fort de Takov à Tianjin. Vente du Mercredi 29 avril 2009. Art d'Asie. Beaussant-Lefèvre - Paris
28 avril 2009

A paste girandole brooch/pendant, 2nd half of the 18th century

A paste girandole brooch/pendant, 2nd half of the 18th century Of scrolled foliate design with two flowerhead motifs, suspending three detachable pear-shaped drops, set throughout with circular and cushion-shaped colourless and foiled green paste, all within closed-back settings, length 7.3cm., Harvey and Gore case. Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000 Bonhams. Fine Jewellery, 29 Apr 2009. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved
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28 avril 2009

Flacon tabatière en calcédoine grise et brune. Ecole de Suzhou, 1750-1860.

Flacon tabatière en calcédoine grise et brune. Ecole de Suzhou, 1750-1860. sculpté en relief avec un militaire et son cheval à genoux dans un col de montagne enneigé, le revers avec Liu Hai, et son crapaud à trois pattes, exhalant un nuage de vapeur. Hauteur : 5,9 cm. Bouchon en corail sur un collier d'ivoire teinté. Estimation : 10 000 / 12 000 €Bibliographie : Robert Hall, Chinese Snuff Bottles III, page 89.Robert Hall, The Button Collection, n° 106. Vente du Mercredi 29 avril 2009. Art d'Asie. Beaussant-Lefèvre - Paris
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