18 juin 2011

A nephrite snuff bottle, 1780-1900

A nephrite snuff bottle, 1780-1900. Photo Bonhams The natural pebble well hollowed and of triangular shape, the tapered sides heightened by the russet brown skin setting off the honey-colored stone; 1 7/8in (4.8 cm) high. Estimate: US$1,500 - 2,000 Property from the Norman Stiller Collection, San Francisco, California Bonhams. Fine Asian Art, 21 Jun 2011, San Francisco www.bonhams.com
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06 juin 2011

Massive Qianlong Lacquer Vase Highlights June Auction In San Francisco

A fine red, black and yellow carved lacquer baluster vase, 18th Century. Estimate $80,000-120,000. Photo Bonhams San Francisco - Summer begins with a wealth of Chinese art at Bonhams & Butterfields, with fine objects in every collecting category going on the auction block June 21 at 10 a.m. A rare carved red, lacquer vase, Qianlong, discovered in an East Coast private collection, is a star lot and cover of the catalogue (est. $80,000-120,000). Carved with classic taotie masks, enclosed in stiff lappet bands on a ground of... [Lire la suite]
06 février 2011

18 Karat Gold, Nephrite and Colored Stone Pendant-Necklace, David Webb.

18 Karat Gold, Nephrite and Colored Stone Pendant-Necklace, David Webb. photo Sotheby's The pendant composed of a carved nephrite plaque, accented by a pear-shaped cabochon ruby measuring approximately 12.7 by 8.9 mm., a cabochon emerald measuring approximately 8.2 by 6.8 mm., and sapphire cabochons measuring approximately 5.7 by 4.9 mm. to 3.6 mm., completed by a gold necklace designed as lionheads, gross weight of necklace 139 dwts., gross weight of pendant approximately 60 dwts., length of necklace 27 inches, necklace and... [Lire la suite]
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28 novembre 2010

David Webb jade & nephrite jewelry @ Sotheby's Geneva

Important enamel, nephrite, ruby and diamond Chimera bangle, David Webb. photo Sotheby's The two 'Chimera' head terminals of carved nephrite enhanced with cabochon rubies and brilliant-cut diamonds, the sides set with fluted nephrite sections alternating with white enamel bands, mounted in platinum and yellow gold, signed Webb. Est. 60,000—100,000 CHF. Lot Sold 86,500 CHF LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Cf: Magnificent Jewels, Sotheby's, New York, 2008, page 220-221 for an example of a 'Chimera' bangle by David Webb. ... [Lire la suite]
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06 novembre 2010

A Fabergé Diamond-Studded Carved Nephrite Parasol Handle, Workmaster Henrik Wigström, St. Petersburg, circa 1904-1908

A Fabergé Diamond-Studded Carved Nephrite Parasol Handle, Workmaster Henrik Wigström, St. Petersburg, circa 1904-1908. photo courtesy Sotheby's the carved nephrite handle tau-shaped and set with sixteen circular-cut diamonds, the collar with a band of rose diamonds; length 3 in. - Estimate 10,000—15,000 USD. Lot Sold 15,000 USD marked with workmaster's initials and 56 standard, also with scratched inventory number 5446 PROVENANCE: Sotheby's, New York, December 16 and 17, 1982, lot 210. Sotheby's. Important Russian... [Lire la suite]
16 octobre 2010

Nephrite, rock crystal and onyx 'Swan' bowl, circa 1960, Van Cleef & Arpels

Nephrite, rock crystal and onyx 'Swan' bowl, circa 1960, Van Cleef & Arpels. photo courtesy Sotheby's Composed of carved nephrite, embellished by a swan of textured gold, the wings of carved rock crystal, accented by an onyx-set beak, mounted in 18 karat yellow gold, signed and numbered 124271 S.A. Dimensions approximately 190 x 150 x 80mm. Estimate 65,000—120,000 HKD. Lot Sold 275,000 HKD Accompanied by a fitted signed box. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels & Jadeite, 06 Oct 10, Hong Kong www.sothebys.com
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16 octobre 2010

Nephrite, enamel, mother of pearl and diamond table clock, circa 1925, Lacloche Frères, Paris.

Nephrite, enamel, mother of pearl and diamond table clock, circa 1925, Lacloche Frères, Paris. photo courtesy Sotheby's The carved nephrite frame, housing a black lacquer dial inlaid with mother of pearl, framed by patterned white enamel, the hands set with circular-cut diamonds, applied with Roman numerals set with rose-cut diamonds, manual winding movement, dial signed. Estimate 200,000—280,000 HKD. Lot Sold 250,000 HKD Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels & Jadeite, 06 Oct 10, Hong Kong www.sothebys.com
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26 juin 2010

An unusual white nephrite jade snuff bottle & a nephrite snuff bottle. 19th Century

An unusual white nephrite jade snuff bottle. photo Bonhams In the form of a bear on his haunches, the bottle has a flat mouth rim, well-hollowed inside, with coral stopper. 2 1/2in (6cm) - Sold for $8,540 Note: This bottle is possibly part of a group of white nephrite jade animal form bottles of the mid-Qing period which includes bears, pigs, dogs, chickens, and mythological animals, or a later example derived therefrom. A nephrite snuff bottle. 19th Century. photo Bonhams Of natural pebble form, with a slightly... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2010

An art deco nephrite, chalcedony and enamel desk clock, by Ostertag

An art deco nephrite, chalcedony and enamel desk clock, by Ostertag. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The black lacquer square case flanked on either side by a carved green nephrite parrot, to the two-tiered beige chalcedony and green nephrite pushpiece, the clock with gilt-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, the square red enamel dial of Chinese-inspired motif, enhanced by green, blue, pink, yellow and white flowers, with white Arabic numerals and hands, to the beige chalcedony, green nephrite and black lacquer stepped base,... [Lire la suite]
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03 avril 2010

A pair of nephrite and ruby earclips, by Verdura

A pair of nephrite and ruby earclips, by Verdura. photo Bonhams Each polished nephrite snail shell, with graduated cabochon ruby accents, signed Verdura, length 3.1cm. Estimate: £2,200 - 3,000 Bonhams. Fine Jewellery, 21 Apr 2010. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com
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