08 mai 2011

A Mughal-style carved jade bowl, China, 18th century

A Mughal-style carved jade bowl, China, 18th century. Photo Sotheby's of pale green tones, the walls carved with six lobes, decorated in relief with flowering lily plants and scrolling leaves above a palmette arcade, the well with a central lotus flower with enveloping petals, the base with concentric bands of lotus petals; 10cm. diam. Estimate 8,000—12,000 GBP. Lot Sold 39,650 GBP PROVENANCE: Ec-Collection of Charles Kelekian (inv. no.632)Sold in these rooms 15 October 1998, lot 133 NOTE: The Chinese interest in... [Lire la suite]
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08 mai 2011

Mughal gem-set gold and jade objects and jewelry, India, 17th,18th & 19th century

A rare Mughal gem-set gold spoon, India, 17th-18th century.  Photo Sotheby's the shallow bowl delicately inlaid on the reverse with a lotus rosette comprised of radiating foil-backed diamond petals and rubies, the faceted tapering shaft inlaid with emeralds and bands of ruby quatrefoils within an engraved and chiselled gold framework, gold lotus bud terminal; 14.5cm. Estimate 80,000—120,000 GBP. Lot Sold 409,250 GBP NOTE: This spoon is comparable to the magnificent early-seventeenth-century spoon in the Victoria and Albert... [Lire la suite]
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08 mai 2011

A Kangxi blue and white porcelain huqqa base for the Indian market, China, 1662-1722

A Kangxi blue and white porcelain huqqa base for the Indian market, China, 1662-1722. Photo Sotheby's of squat bulbous form with a narrow neck with a broad horizontal flange and swollen neck, the underglaze decoration composed of six bracketed cartouches each enclosing a flowering stem, the shoulder with a frieze of stylised floral motifs within a collar of serrated leaves, the flange with a further series of leaves, the neck with a register alternately of blossoming and unopened flowers, the mouth and flange edge in brown; 18.2cm.... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2011

Safavid Polychrome & blue and white, Persia, 17th century

A Safavid Polychrome Bottle, Persia, second half 17th Century. Photo Sotheby's the bulbous body with slender elongated neck on a short foot, the slip painting with central decoration comprising lobed cartouches with blue, black and red floral motifs; 29cm. Estimate 30,000—40,000 GBP. Lot Sold 32,450 GBP NOTE: This is a rare form in Safavid pottery and would appear to evolve around the middle of the seventeenth century. Examples in blue and white are in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum (Crowe 2002, pp.148-151,... [Lire la suite]
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08 mai 2011

HERMES Paris. Neuf rares carrés en soie en édition limitée

HERMES Paris. Rare et beau carré en soie imprimée, titré Pékinois, 1959, signé X. de Poret. Photo Artcurial Très bon état général (roulotté restauré par la Maison Hermès. Estimation : 1 200 / 1 500 € Rare and beautiful printed silk scarf, entitled Pékinois, 1959, signed X. de Poret. Very good overall condition. (The edge rolls have been remade by Hermès house). HERMES Paris. Exceptionnel et rare carré en soie imprimée brochée, titré Edward Rex-La Tapisserie de Bayeux, 1940, dessiné par Pittner. Photo Artcurial Très bon état... [Lire la suite]
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08 mai 2011

Blue Diamond @ Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. 14 Apr 11. New York

A Magnificent and Rare Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond Ring. Photo Sotheby's The marquise-shaped diamond of fancy vivid blue color weighing 3.18 carats, within an openwork mounting designed as a flower set throughout with small round near colorless diamonds, mounted in 18 karat pink gold, size 6. Estimate 3,000,000—4,000,000 USD. Lot Sold 3,274,500 USD Accompanied by GIA report no. 2125196928 stating that the diamond is Fancy Vivid Blue, Natural Color, Internally Flawless. When Jean-Baptiste Tavernier, the explorer and merchant, sold... [Lire la suite]
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08 mai 2011

Two incised-decorated 'Anhua' stembowl. Mark and period of Qianlong

A finely incised-decorated 'Anhua' stembowl. Mark and period of Qianlong. Photo Sotheby's with well-potted rounded sides everted at the rim, springing from a slightly flared tall pedestal foot, decorated on the interior in anhua technique with a six-character reign mark in the centre, enclosed by a continuous frieze of lotus scrolls, the exterior and pedestal foot with matching lotus designs divided by a ring of upright petal lappets, covered overall with an even white glaze of warm tone; 14.5 cm., 5 3/4 in. Estimate... [Lire la suite]
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08 mai 2011

An incised-decorated 'Anhua' stembowl. Mark and period of Yongzheng

An incised-decorated 'Anhua' stembowl. Mark and period of Yongzheng. Photo Sotheby's the shallow bowl with a flaring rim supported on a tall hollow slightly flared foot, finely incised on the exterior with ribbon-tied Bajixiang emblems, each supported on a lotus pedestal, above a border of ruyi-heads encircling the base, the foot further incised with lotus floretes, all beneath a bright white glaze, the interior of the foot inscribed with a six-character mark in underglaze blue; 10.8 cm., 4 1/2 in. Estimate 90,000—120,000 HKD.... [Lire la suite]
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08 mai 2011

Hermès Paris vintage crocodile @ Artcurial - Briest-Poulain-F.Tajan - Paris

Hermès Paris made in france. Exceptionnel et rarissime sac Kelly 32 cm en crocodile porosus rouge braisier. Photo Artcurial garniture en métal plaqué or, clefs, cadenas gainé de crocodile rouge, à l'intérieur 2 poches ouvertes sur le devant et une poche zippée à l'arrière, poignée. Année: 1989. Etat neuf. Estimation : 18 000 / 20 000 € A Red porosus crocodile Kelly bag, gilt metal hardware, keyfob and padlock, handle. Year : 1989. Dim. : 12,60. Mint condition. Hermès Paris Sac Kelly 32 cm en crocodile noir. Photo Artcurial ... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2011

Yellow diamonds @ Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. 14 Apr 11. New York

Platinum, 18 Karat Gold, Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond and Near Colorless Diamond Ring, Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co., 1972. Photo Sotheby's The cushion-shaped diamond of fancy vivid yellow color weighing 11.13 carats., framed by bees set with small round and marquise-shaped near colorless diamonds weighing approximately 2.05 carats, size 6¼, signed Tiffany, Schlumberger. With box signed Tiffany & Co. designed by Schlumberger. Estimate 500,000—700,000 USD. Lot Sold 1,082,500 USD NOTE: Accompanied by GIA report no.... [Lire la suite]