11 juillet 2011

Three vietnamese ceramics from the Rick Btionennet collec

Very Fine Ancient Celadon Ceramic Bowl. Vietnam, circa 1500. Pale celadon glaze. Hand potted clay in bowl. Height 3.4 cm - Diameter 6.9 cm - 52 g. Good condition. Price realised : environ 118,52 EUR Provenance: Excavated by native people from old village site in Makassar, Sulawesi. Private collection of Rick Bennet Two Antique Blue & White Medicine Jars. Vietnam, circa 1500. Hand worked clay with under glaze blue painting. Traditional foliate motifs. Firing faults to one end some wear to The other is rim.... [Lire la suite]
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13 juin 2011

A pair of titanium 'violet' earclips, by JAR Paris;

A pair of titanium 'violet' earclips, by JAR Paris. Photo Philips de Pury & Co Each designed as a sculpted purple titanium violet blossom, length 3 cm, signed ‘Jar’, maker’s mark. Accompanied by original signed leather pouch. ESTIMATE £700-1,500 - SOLD AT £6,875 PROVENANCE These limited edition earrings were launched in 2002 to coincide with the exhibition of JAR’s work at Somerset House in London. Philips de Pury & Co. Jewels. 1 june 2011. London www.phillipsdepury.com
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09 mai 2011

JAR jewelry @ Sotheby's Geneva, Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, 17 May 2011

Spectucular pair of gem-set and diamond ear clips, JAR. Photo Sotheby's Each designed as a stylised articulated feather, set with circular-cut gemstones such as sapphires, garnets, tourmalines and spinels of various sizes and colours, accented with single-cut diamonds, mounted in gold and silver, signed JAR's Paris, French assay and maker's marks, case. Estimate 95,000 - 185,000 CHF LITERATURE: Cf: JAR Paris, London, 2002 for several examples of jewels of naturalistic inspiration using faceted gemstones in graduated colours. ... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2011

Pair of 18 Karat Gold, Silver, Diamond, Sapphire and Emerald Earclips, JAR, Paris, 1998

Pair of 18 Karat Gold, Silver, Diamond, Sapphire and Emerald Earclips, JAR, Paris, 1998.  Photo Sotheby's The stylized hoops set with marquise-shaped diamonds weighing approximately 8.50 carats, accented by round sapphires and emeralds, maker's marks. Estimate 100,000—200,000 USD. Lot Sold 326,500 USD EXHIBITED: The Jewels of JAR, Paris, Somerset House, London, 2002-2003. NOTE: Illustrated in JAR, Joel Rosenthal and Pierre Jeannet, Art Books International, Paris, 2002, plate 378. Sotheby's.. Magnificent Jewels, 14 Apr... [Lire la suite]
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27 avril 2011

La plus importante tiare en émeraudes et en diamants mise aux enchères depuis pius de 30 ans et Un superbe diamant rose

  Magnifique tiare en émeraudes et diamants d’une extrême rareté, env. 1900. Ayant appartenu à la Collection de la Princesse Katharina Henckel von Donnersmarck/ Est. CHF 4,6-9,2 millions/$5-10 millions. Photo Sotheby's Le 17 mai 2011, six mois après la vente record de Sotheby’s Genève qui totalisa 105 millions de dollars et fut marquée par la vente du « Graff Pink » pour 46 millions de dollars — le prix le plus haut jamais atteint pour un diamant et tout bijou dans l’histoire des enchères, Sotheby’s Genève mettra en vente la... [Lire la suite]
23 décembre 2010

Daily Life in "The world of Kubilai Khan" @ Metropolitan Museum, New York

The first section of the exhibition presents objects that relate to daily life in Yuan China. They include examples of men’s and women’s dresses and ornaments; vessels for ritual purposes and everyday use; and articles associated with travel. In every category, there are objects made using in traditional forms and decoration and others that display influences from Northern and Central Asia that arrived with the Mongols. Nearly all objects in this section are recent archaeological finds from China. Scene of a Family Watching a... [Lire la suite]
16 décembre 2010

Exceptionnels bijoux JAR @ Christie's Paris

Paire de pendants d'oreilles morganites, rubis et diamants, par JAR. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Sertis de morganites de forme poire dans un entourage chantourné de petits diamants ronds et ponctué de motifs trilobés sertis de rubis ronds, monture en or et argent, poinçons français, vers 2003, dans leur écrin signé JAR. Signés JAR Paris. Estimate €100,000 - €120,000 - Price Realized €301,000 Il est rare qu'une vente aux enchères propose cinq bijoux JAR. En effet, les collectionneurs des bijoux de ce joaillier de... [Lire la suite]
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11 décembre 2010

Jewelry Records Continue to Fall at Sotheby’s

Magnificent Platinum and Diamond Pendant-Necklace, Tiffany & Co.  photo Sotheby's Following record-breaking Jewelry sales at Sotheby’s Hong Kong in October and Sotheby’s Geneva in November, yesterday’s auctions of Magnificent Jewels and Jewels from the Estate of William B. Dietrich achieved $53.2 million in total, the highest ever total for a day of Jewelry sales at Sotheby’s New York and the market’s best New York Jewelry auction this autumn. Buyers responded to quality in the Magnificent Jewels sale, with each of the... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2010

A large and rare Imperial yellow jar. Kangxi Mark and Period

A large and rare Imperial yellow jar. Kangxi Mark and Period. photo Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a recessed ring base to a broad short neck with everted rim, covered overall in a rich egg-yolk yellow glaze, the base glazed white; 35.5cm., 14in. Estimate 10,000—15,000 GBP. Lot Sold 37,250 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 10 Nov 10. London www.sothebys.com
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12 novembre 2010

A large blue and white jar. Wanli

A large blue and white jar. Wanli © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd The robustly-potted jar painted around the sides with a continuous scene depicting a phoenix perched on rockwork amidst a gnarled pine tree and blossoming peonies, all above a band of lappets at the foot, the shoulder with four shaped panels enclosing floral sprays at the rim against a blue diaper ground. 42.6cm (16¾in) high. Estimate: £4,000 - 6,000, HK$ 49,000 - 74,000, USD 6,300 - 9,500. UnsoldProvenance: a European private collection, gifted to the present... [Lire la suite]
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