01 janvier 2011

Fontaine couverte en émaux de Canton, Chine, dynastie Qing, XVIIIE siècle

Fontaine couverte en émaux de Canton, Chine, dynastie Qing, XVIIIE siècle. photo Sotheby's la fontaine polylobée décorée de chevaux dans un paysage montagneux planté d'arbres, fixée à une plaque rectangulaire ornée de rinceaux fleuris sur fond jaune, la prise du couvercle entourée d'une belle fleur de lotus; 50 x 23,5 x 9,5 cm, 19 5/8 x 9 1/4 x 3 3/4 in. Est. 6,000—8,000 EUR. Lot Sold 7,500 EUR Sotheby's. Asian Art, 16 Dec 10, Paris www.sothebys.com
01 janvier 2011

Qianlong period & 18th century "Canton enamel"

A rare pair of "Canton enamel" candlesticks, 18th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 In Georgian silver style with columnar supports above square pedestal bases, all delicately enameled with scattered floral sprigs, the blooms lavender on grisaille leafy stems, between narrow borders in grisaille and blue enamel, inside the removable bobeche further blue borders; 12¼ in. (31.1 cm.) high (2) - Estimate $12,000 - $18,000 Notes: A very unusual form to find in Chinese enamel; other English silver shapes,... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2011

Chrysoberyl, Tourmaline, Demantoid garnet, Conch pearl, yellow sapphires, amethyst & blue topaz @ Sotheby's

Chrysoberyl brooch , probably Portuguese, second ahalf of the 18th  century. photo Sotheby's Designed as a floral and foliate spray tied with a ribbon, set with foil backed cushion-, pear-shaped, oval and mixed-cut chrysoberyl, later brooch fitting, accompanied by original shaped tooled leather case. Est. 5,500—6,500 GBP. Lot Sold 20,000 GBP Tourmaline, enamel and diamond brooch, J.E.Caldwell & CO., 1920s. photo Sotheby's Of annular open work design, centring on a stylised violet the petals of cabochon... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2011

A light yellow round brilliant-cut diamond ring

A diamond ring. photo Bonhams centering a within a bezel-set broad mounting of pavé-set round brilliant-cut diamonds; central diamond weighing approximately: 8.75 carats; remaining diamonds weighing approximately: 2.00 carats total; mounted in platinum; size 6 1/2 (central diamond not tested for origin of color); Sold for $73,200 Bonhams. Fine Jewelry, 15 Dec 2010, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco www.bonhams.com
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01 janvier 2011

A Multi-Colored Sapphire and Diamond Brooch

A Multi-Colored Sapphire and Diamond Brooch. photo Philips de Pury & Co Designed as a topiary, the top decorated with a bouquet of multi-colored vari-cut sapphires, accented by circular-cut diamonds, to the rectangular-cut peach sapphire stem and squarecut yellow sapphire, weighing approximately 7.60 carats, the pot accented by circular-cut diamond trim, mounted in platinum, length 2 1/2 inches.  ESTIMATE $7,000-9,000 - SOLD AT $10,000 Philips de Pury & Co. Jewels. 8 december 2010. www.phillipsdepury.com ... [Lire la suite]
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01 janvier 2011

Famille rose @ Christie's Chinese Export Art, 25 January 2011, New York

A large pair of famille rose  jars and covers. Yongzheng-Early Qianlong period. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Very finely enameled in a delicate famille rose palette with a continuous scene of the Yang Family Lady Generals practicing in the rose-trellised courtyard of a palace, two ladies galloping out of the palace gate while court gentleman cheer them on from a balcony above, all below richly colored and patterned lappets issuing blossoms around the shoulders, repeated on the cover centering a blue and gilt lotus... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2011

Les voeux de Marie Catherine Daffos & Jean Luc Estournel

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01 janvier 2011

"Passion for Perfection" @ De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam

Portrait miniature of the Qajar ruler, Fath‘ali Shah, Iran, early 19th century. Gold sheet, painted with opaque and translucent enamels, JLY 1231 © Nour Foundation AMSTERDAM.- De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam presents highlights from one of the world’s most renowned collections of Islamic art. Passion for Perfection will include some 500 objects from the collection of Professor Nasser D. Khalili. On view through April 17 2011, De Nieuwe Kerk glitters with richly illuminated Qur’ans and manuscripts, paintings, gold, jewels,... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2011

Bonne Année 2011 Happy New Year
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