19 mai 2011

Yellow diamonds @ Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, 17 May 11, Geneva

Fancy Intense Yellow diamond and sapphire ring. Photo Sotheby's The fancy intense yellow circular-cut diamond weighing 8.94 carats accented with a single row of calibré-cut sapphires, mounted in yellow gold, size 53. Estimate 110,000—150,000 CHF. Lot Sold 398,500 CHF Accompanied by GIA report no. 2135130942 stating that the diamond is Fancy Intense Yellow, Natural Colour, SI1 Clarity. Attractive Pair of fancy intense yellow diamond and diamond ear clips, Van Cleef & Arpels. Photo Sotheby's Each designed as a cluster of... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2011

La collection de tabatières de Lucien Lelong @ ROIS

Flacon tabatière en bronze et émaux cloisonnés Marque Qianlong. Photo ROIS Hauteur : 8,5 cm - Estimation : 1200/1800€ Collection Lucien Lelong Flacon tabatière en porcelaine polychrome. Photo ROIS Hauteur : 7,5 cm - Estimation : 800/12000€ Collection Lucien Lelong  Flacon tabatière en porcelaine bleu blanc. Photo ROIS Hauteur : 11 cm - Estimation : 800/1200€ Collection Lucien Lelong  Flacon tabatière en agate jaune, bouchon corail, main de Bouddha. Photo ROIS Longeur : 8 cm - Estimation : 600/800€ ... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2011

Objets de lettré chinois de la collection Lucien Lelong @ ROIS

Ruyi, sceptre en bois, XIXe siècle. Photo ROIS Longueur : 60 cm - Estimation : 2000/3000€ Collection Lucien Lelong Coupe libatoire en porcelaine blanche,  XIXe siècle. Photo ROIS décor cerf, biche et singe dans feuillage. Longueur : 14,5 cm - Estimation : 400/600€ Collection Lucien Lelong Coupe libatoire en porcelaine blanche, XIXe siècle. Photo ROIS décor dragon, poisson et oiseau dans feuillage. Longueur : 14,5 cm Hauteur : 8,5 cm - Estimation : 400/600€ Collection Lucien Lelong Godet en porcelaine. Lettré.... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2011

Two rock crystal 'lotus' & 'chilong' brush washers. Late 18th-early 19th century

A rock crystal 'lotus' brush washer. Late 18th-early 19th century. Photo Bonhams Deeply carved in the form of a curled lotus leaf with undulating rim, its stem forming the base, with further stems and lotus flowers carved in high relief to the sides, the crystal of a smokey brown hue. 9.8cm (4in) wide. Sold for £3,360 A rock crystal 'chilong' brush washer. Late 18thearly 19th century The deep quatrefoil vessel carved in high relief around the sides with two clambering chilongs and sprouting lingzhi fungus, the crystal of a... [Lire la suite]
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19 mai 2011

A fine Mughal-style agate brush washer. Early 18th century

A fine Mughal-style agate brush washer. Early 18th century. Photo Bonhams Of deep oval form, the sides finely carved in imitation of a chrysanthemum, each side with chrysanthemum-form handles suspending loose-ring handles, carved wood stand. 14.5cm (5¾in) wide (2). Sold for £14,40 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 12 May 2011, New Bond Street www.bonhams.com  
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19 mai 2011

An extremely rare translucent banded agate oval dish. Incised Yongzheng horizontal four-character mark and of the period

An extremely rare translucent banded agate oval dish.  Incised Yongzheng horizontal four-character mark and of the period. Photo Bonhams Finely and thinly carved as a slender deep bowl, entirely plain, the stone containing natural whorls of banded white and grey tone, the mark carefully carved within a recessed oval forming the underside. 18.7cm (7 3/8in) wide. Sold for £216,000 Provenance: a British private collection. According to the family, the agate dish has been with the family from at least as early as the... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2011

"Pastel Portraits: Images of 18th-Century Europe" @ Metropolitan Museum

Jean Baptiste Perronneau (French, Paris 1715-1783 Amsterdam), Olivier Journu (1724-1764), 1756. Pastel on blue-gray laid paper, laid down on canvas, 22 7/8 x 18 ½ in. (58.1 x 47 cm). Signed and dated (upper right, in graphite): Perronneau / 1756. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Wrightsman Fund, 2003 (2003.26) NEW YORK, N Y.- Pastel quite suddenly became popular throughout Europe in the 18th century, so much so that, by 1750, some 2,500 artists and amateurs were working in pastel in Paris alone. Portraits in pastel were commissioned... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2011

Blanc de Chine @ Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, 11 May 11, London

A Blanc-de-chine figure of Guandi. Qing dynasty, 19th century. Photo Sotheby's the deity seated on a raised platform draped with a tiger skin, wearing armour under his long flowing robes belted at his chest, his face with a stern expression and surmounted by an official cap with two tassels falling on his shoulders, covered overall with a cream ivory glaze; 23.8cm., 9 3/8 in. Estimate 3,000—5,000 GBP. Lot Sold 15,000 GBP A Blanc-de-chine figure of Guanyin. Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Photo Sotheby's standing on a rocky... [Lire la suite]