25 novembre 2010

Coral jewelry @ Doyles New York

Antique Carved Coral Necklace and Pair of Pendant-Earrings. photo Doyles New York The necklace centering a large carved coral woman's visage topped and flanked by grape clusters and a pair of children's faces, suspending one carved cupid head, completed by 15 carved corals depicting putti, cupids, ram's heads, joined by gold circle links, with earrings of similar design, fittings added later to earrings. Length 16 1/4 inches. Estimate $5,000-7,000 Platinum, Oxblood Coral and Diamond Ring. photo Doyles New York One... [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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03 avril 2010

Two carved coral snuff bottles, 18th century & Republic Period @ Bonhams

A carved coral snuff bottle 珊瑚瓜形子孫萬代鼻煙壺 Republic Period 民國 photo courtesy Bonhams Of gourd form with small recessed shaped foot, carved in relief with leafy vines and a beetle, the tourmaline stopper carved as a branch. 2in (5.3cm) high. Sold for $7,320 inclusive of Buyer's Premium Provenance 來源: Wing Hing, purchased October, 1991Exhibited 展出: Frye Museum, Seattle, Washington, October, 1998Chinese Culture Center, San Francisco, July, 2000The bottle gourd (hulu 葫蘆) is a popular motif in Chinese art. As it contains hundreds of... [Lire la suite]