15 mai 2009

Pair of cushion-shaped peridot, tsavorite and pink sapphire ear clips, Michele della Valle

Pair of cushion-shaped peridot, tsavorite and pink sapphire ear clips, Michele della Valle Each set with a cushion-shaped peridot, to a surround of circular-cut tsavorites and pink sapphires, mounted in pink gold, signed MdV and numbered, pochette. Est. 10,000—15,000 CHF. Lot Sold 18,750 CHF Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels And A Celebration of Taste and , Magnificent Jewels from a Private Collection. 12 May 09. Geneva www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's
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15 mai 2009

A pair of incised yellow-glazed dishes, Wanli six-character marks and of the period

A pair of incised yellow-glazed dishes, Wanli six-character marks and of the period Each incised with a central medallion enclosing a lotus-flower head, encircled by a band of interlocking rings at the well, all beneath a rich yellow glaze, stopping at the foot ring. 15.6cm (6¼in) diam. (2). Sold for £15,600 Provenance: R.H.R.Palmer, collection label no. 605. Purchased between 1943 and 1951.An incised yellow-glazed dish bearing a Wanli six-character mark was exhibited in the Chinese University of Hong Kong Art... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2009

Pear-shaped emerald and pear-shaped diamond ring

Pear-shaped emerald and pear-shaped diamond ring Of cross over design, set with a pear-shaped emerald weighing 5.30 carats and pear-shaped diamond weighing 5.67 carats, the shoulders highlighted with tapered baguettes, mounted in yellow gold and platinum, size 51, numbered. Est. 225,000—325,000 CHF. Lot Sold 338,500 CHF Accompanied by Gübelin report no. 0709185, stating that the emerald is of Colombian origin, with indications of minor clarity enhancement. Further accompanied by GIA report no.16884197 stating that the... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2009

An incised green, yellow and aubergine dish. Incised Wanli six-character mark and of the period

An incised green, yellow and aubergine dish. Incised Wanli six-character mark and of the period The interior finely incised at the centre with a medallion enclosing a zun-shaped vase containing yellow blossoming flowers, surrounded by the Eight Buddhist Emblems, bajixiang, at the well, painted in yellow and aubergine, the sides of the reverse with six lingzhi fungus, all on a vibrant green ground. 18.5cm (7¼in) diam. Sold for £22,800 Provenance: Lane Collection.R.H.R.Palmer, collection label no.239. Palmer Inventory... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2009

Emerald and diamond demi-parure, Cartier, 1970s

Emerald and diamond demi-parure, Cartier, 1970s Comprising: a necklace designed as stylised grapes of cabochon emeralds and marquise-shaped diamonds of yellow tint, alternating with brilliant-cut diamond clusters, mounted in gold and platinum, length approximately 380mm, signed Cartier Paris and numbered, French assay and maker's marks; together with a ring set with similar stones, mounted in yellow gold, size 50½, signed Cartier Paris and numbered, French assay and maker's marks. Est. 20,000—30,000 CH. Lot Sold 74,500 CHF ... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2009

“Unspoken Messages: The Art of the Necklace” @ the Minneapolis Institute of Art

Lei niho palaoa (whale-tooth necklace), Hawaii, first half of 19th century, Human hair, walrus ivory, plant fibers. MINNEAPOLIS, MN.- An exhibition showcasing the Minneapolis Institute of Arts’ recent acquisition of an exceptional early 19th-century Hawaiian necklace made of woven human hair and ivory, along with other necklaces in the museum’s collection, is on view June 6 through September 13, 2009. “Unspoken Messages: The Art of the Necklace” features jewelry from many of the world’s cultures and made with a variety of... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2009

An incised green and yellow 'dragon' dish, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period

An incised green and yellow 'dragon' dish, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period The exterior finely incised with two sinuous dragons chasing flaming pearls, the interior with a central medallion enclosing a full-faced dragon amidst cloud scrolls, all on a green ground stopping short of the base. 19.7cm (7¾in) diam. Sold for £27,600 Provenance: R.H.R.Palmer, collection label no.345. Palmer Inventory no.345, where it is stated that the dish was purchased in November 1934 for £50.Exhibited: Sassoon 1933.Exhibited:... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2009

A pair of blue and white 'mythical beasts' bowls, Daoguang seal marks and of the period

A pair of blue and white 'mythical beasts' bowls, Daoguang seal marks and of the period Each decorated on the exterior with nine mythical beasts finely painted in pale and dark blue tones, including dragons, horses, elephantine beast and tortoises, all amidst fire scrolls and white crested swirling waves, the interior with a medallion enclosing an elephantine beast amidst fire scrolls and crashing waves, box. 19cm (7½in) diam. (3). Sold for £8,400 Provenance: Bluett and Sons, London, labelsThe Robert Murray Bell and... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2009

Meissen Snuff-box Last Sold In 1855 for 16 Pounds, Now Estimated To Fetch Over GBP25,000

Lot 57: A Meissen Gold-Mounted Circular Snuff-Box and Cover, circa 1738, The Mounts probably contemporary. The cover painted with Harlequin and a musician entertaining two ladies by an urn and classical ruins in a river landscape, the waisted sides of the box with a continuous river landscape scene with a fortified bridge, a town, ruins and figures by large pedestals, the lower part with large half chrysanthemum and lotus heads against tightly scrolling red foliage, the underside with a harbour scene with figures in conversation,... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2009

A small blue and white bowl, Qianlong seal mark and of the period

A small blue and white bowl, Qianlong seal mark and of the period Painted around the exterior with three clusters of crab apples, loquats and melons, with a band of lappets at the base and a cloud scroll border at the rim, the interior with similar border at the rim and centred with a circular medallion enclosing a loquat spray. 12cm (4¾in) diam. Sold for £5,400 Provenance: the Jarras Collection, England Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 14 May 2009. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com