10 mai 2009

A rare blue and white jar for the Portuguese market, circa 1610-1630

A rare blue and white jar for the Portuguese market, circa 1610-1630 the hexa-lobed ovoid body rising from a knopped domed foot to a short waisted neck, applied at the shoulder with three cherub head masks above underglaze-blue leafy sprays and divided by floral sprays, all above a simple lotus band at the foot and below a floral band at the neck, together with a Japanese domed and pierced metal cover, Japanese wood box. 11.5cm., 4 1/2 in. Est. 3,500—4,500 GBP NOTE: Jars of this form take their shape from European metal... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2009

Fine Sapphire and diamond ring, monture Van Cleef & Arpels

Fine Sapphire and diamond ring, monture Van Cleef & Arpels Claw-set with an octagonal step-cut sapphire weighing 19.08 carats, between triangular diamonds, mounted in yellow gold and platinum, size 54, signed Monture VCA and numbered. Accompanied by SSEF report no. 53119 stating that the sapphire is of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating. Est. 180,000—295,000 CHF Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels And A Celebration of Taste and , Magnificent Jewels from a Private Collection. 12 May 09. Geneva... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2009

A small 'qingbai' cup and stand. Song dynasty

A small 'qingbai' cup and stand. Song dynasty the cup with deep rounded sides rising from a short spreading foot, the stand of flower form rising from a high spreading foot, covered overall with an ice-blue glaze save for the rim of the cup, 9cm., 3 1/2 in; together with a Qingbai bowl, Song Dynasty, of foliate form, the interior carved with 'petals' radiating out from the base. Est. 2,000—3,000 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 13 May 09. London www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's.
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10 mai 2009

Very Fine Sapphire and diamond brooch, 1880s

Very Fine Sapphire and diamond brooch, 1880s Of flower head design, set at the centre with an octagonal step-cut sapphire, the petals set with cushion-shaped, circular-, single and rose-cut diamonds. Accompanied by SSEF report no. 53389 stating that the sapphire, estimated to weigh approximately 32.00 carats, is of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating. Est. 95,000—135,000 CHF Provenance: Property of a princely european family. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels And A Celebration of Taste and ,... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2009

A 'qingbai' lobed bowl. Song dynasty

A Qingbai lobed bowl. Song dynasty the steep sides rising from a straight foot, the interior carved with three ogival panels of babies, alternating with floral sprays, covered in a pale blue glaze, 18.6cm., 7 3/8 in; together with a Qingbai bowl, Song Dynasty, the interior carved with 'flying' babies amongst foliage. Est. 4,000—6,000 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 13 May 09. London www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's.
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10 mai 2009

Emerald and diamond brooch, 1920s

Emerald and diamond brooch, 1920s Of stylised giardinetto open work design, centring on a pear-shaped emerald highlighted with circular- and single-cut diamonds. Est. 45,000—60,000 CHF Note:  Mrs Edith Deuchar pictured in the photograph wearing the emerald and diamond brooch was married to Alexander Deuchar who was the founder of the Scottish and Newcastle Brewers. He was a direct descendent of Alexander Deuchar (1777-1844) who was a seal engraver and Lyon herald at the Court of the Lord Lyon, the authority for heraldry... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2009

A small 'longquan' mallet vase. Song dynasty

A small 'longquan' mallet vase. Song dynasty the slightly tapering cylindrical body rising from a recessed base to an angled shoulder and cylindrical neck with a broad dished mouth, set at the neck with a pair of stylised phoenix handles and covered overall in a thick soft bluish-green glaze. 16.3cm., 6 3/8 in. Est. 25,000—30,000 GBP PROVENANCE: Christie's Hong Kong, 30th October 2001, lot 777. NOTE: The present vase is unusual for its small size, although a closely related example was sold in our New York rooms, 19th... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2009

Emerald and diamond bracelet of the Maharani of Karurthala, circa 1925

Emerald and diamond bracelet of the Maharani of Karurthala, circa 1925 Designed as a wide open work band of palmette and scroll design, collet-set at intervals with cabochon emeralds, millegrain-set with circular- and single-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum, French assay marks, case by Henri Lyon et ses fils, 12, Rue de la Paix, Paris. length approximately 184mm. Est. 60,000—95,000 CHF Provenance: Formerly the property of Anita Delgado, fifth wife of Maharaja Jagatjit Singh of Kapurtala NOTE: The life of Anita Delgado is... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2009

A large longquan celadon 'dragon' dish. Ming dynasty, 15th century

A large longquan celadon 'dragon' dish. Ming dynasty, 15th century the interior carved to the centre with a writhing five-claw dragon amongst cloud scrolls, with a wide band of scrolling lotus to the well, Japanese wood box. 40.5cm., 15 7/8 in. Est. 8,000—12,000 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 13 May 09. London www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's.
10 mai 2009

Diamond necklace

Diamond necklace Designed as a series of graduated quatrefoil motifs set with circular-cut diamonds suspending an articulated fringe set with variously cut stones, to an oval diamond clasp, length approximately 110mm. Est. 17,000—27,000 CHF Provenance: Property of a Spanish ducal family (continued) 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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