24 septembre 2010

Life cast bronze human skull, 19th century

Life cast bronze human skull, 19th century. photo courtesy Freeman's Dark brown patina, with a separately cast jaw bone. L: 8 in. Estimate $1,000-1,500 Freeman's. Fine Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts. 7 october 2010. www.freemansauction.com
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20 septembre 2010

Topaz jewelry by Boucheron, Stern & mid 19th century

A topaz and diamond cluster ring, by Stern, circa 1970. photo courtesy Bonhams The oval fancy-cut topaz within a tiered border of marquise and tapered baguette-cut diamonds, to bifurcated shoulders, topaz approximately 21.50 carats, diamonds approximately 4.30 carats total, partially indistinct H Stern signature, ring size L Estimate: £10,000 - 15,000 A pair of topaz, hessonite garnet and diamond floral earclips, by Boucheron, circa 1940 photo courtesy Bonhams Each earclip designed as a single bloom, the marquise-cut... [Lire la suite]
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20 septembre 2010

A large carved coral vase. Qing dynasty, 19th century

A large carved coral vase. Qing dynasty, 19th century. photo courtesy Sotheby"s elaborately carved as a dragon entwined around a bottle-form vase, both emerging from a profusion of floret-form cloud scrolls, surmounted by a flaming pearl finial, the coral of rich salmon-pink with characteristic patches of speckling and cloudy swirls (2); height 13 1/8 in., 33.3 cm. Estimate 45,000—55,000 USD. Lot Sold 56,250 USD PROVENANCE: T. Y. Chao Collection.Sotheby's Hong Kong, 19th May 1987, lot 371. Sotheby's. Fine Ceramics... [Lire la suite]
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19 septembre 2010

A pair of waitless 'zitan" tables.. Qing dynasty, 19th century. A pair of waitless 'zitan" tables.. Qing dynasty, 19th century.

A pair of waitless 'zitan" tables.. Qing dynasty, 19th century. photo courtesy Sotheby's each with two rectangular top panels set within a rectangular frame, continuing down to fluted legs of rectangular cross-section and ending in scroll-end feet, the apron of lattice and archaistic scroll form (2); 33 by 45 by 15 3/4 in., 84 by 115 by 40 cm. Estimate 30,000—50,000 USD. Lot Sold  254,500 USD Sotheby's. Fine Ceramics and works of Art. 15 Sept 2010. New York www.sothebys.com
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18 septembre 2010

A late 19th century pearl and diamond brooch

A late 19th century pearl and diamond brooch. photo courtesy Bonhams The realistically designed leaves set with old brilliant and cushion-shaped diamonds, highlighted by five larger similarly cut diamonds, suspending a large detachable baroque pearl swing drop, mounted in silver and gold, diamonds approximately 8.25 carats total, width 5.5cm. Estimate: £12,000 - 15,000 Bonhams. Fine Jewellery, 22 Sep 2010 New Bond Street www.bonhams.com
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17 septembre 2010

A pair of mauve Peking glass bowls. Qing dynasty, 19th century

A pair of mauve Peking glass bowls. Qing dynasty, 19th century. photo courtesy Sotheby's each deeply carved around the sides with love birds and a parrot perched on flowering branches, the metal of even opaque mauve color (2); diameters 6 3/4 in., 17.1 cm - Estimate 7,000—9,000 USD. Unsold PROVENANCE: Sotheby's New York, 19th March 1997, lot 115. Sotheby's. Fine Ceramics and works of Art. 15 Sept 2010. New York www.sothebys.com
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17 septembre 2010

19th century amethyst necklace, a pair of amethyst and diamond earrings & an amethyst, diamond and cultured pearl brooch

An amethyst, diamond and cultured pearl brooch. photo courtesy Bonhams The large cushion-shaped amethyst within a 19th century openwork frame of old brilliant and rose-cut diamonds, suspending a detachable cultured pearl drop with rose-cut diamond cap, diamonds approximately 6.50 carats total, width 5.2cm. Estimate: £10,000 - 15,000 A 19th century amethyst necklace and a pair of amethyst and diamond earrings. photo courtesy Bonhams The necklace composed of graduating oval-cut foiled amethyst links, suspending a... [Lire la suite]
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11 septembre 2010

Fine and large Chinese hongmu framed kingfisher feather & Chinese applied kingfisher feather headdress

Fine and large Chinese hongmu framed kingfisher feather, ivory, metallic thread and velvet panel. 19th century. Photo courtesy Freeman & Co Of tall rectangular form, heavy scroll and bat carved hongmu frame enclosing a detailed and fine feather and ivory figural landscape, showing a pagoda and celestial clouds above a meeting of scholars over ivory table, scholar and attendants below, glazed. Total H: 29 1/2 L: 23 in. Estimate $10,000-12,000 Chinese applied kingfisher feather headdress. Late Qing dynasty. Photo... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2010

Chinese Coral Carving of a Demon & a Vase, 19th Century

Chinese Coral Carving of a Demon. 19th Century. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York  Shown standing on billowing clouds, holding a rope and sword, dressed in a long dhoti tied at the waist, the chest exposed with a dragon resting over his shoulders, the intense facial expression beneath long and upswept hair. Height 5 1/4 inches. Estimate $600-800 Minute chips to dorsal fin of dragon, very good color. Chinese Coral Carving of a Vase. 19th Century. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York The slender vase filled with... [Lire la suite]
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05 septembre 2010

Chinese Rank Badges, 19th Century

Pair of Chinese Rank Badges. 19th Century. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York Each of square form, depicting a pheasant and the pearl of wisdom before clouds and above waves, couched in gold, silver, green and lavender threads, worn by a civilian official, later silk floral borders, framed. 14 1/4 x 15 Inches. Estimate $700-900 Property of a Lady Three Pairs of Chinese Rank Badges. 19th Century. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York Comprising a pair worked in gold and colored silk with a... [Lire la suite]
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