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What: Art d'AsieWhere: Christie’s, 9 Avenue MatignonWhen: June 13, 2018, 10.30 amPublic Viewing: 9 Jun, 02.00 pm – 06.00 pm; 10 Jun, 02.00 pm – 06.00 pm; 11 Jun, 10.00 am – 06.00 pm; 12 Jun, 10.00 am – 06.00 pm- Rare and Important Flat Porcelain Blue White China, Dynasty Qing, Brand Six Characters in Cachet Blue under Cover and Time Qianlong (1736-1795): The dish is hollow with slightly rounded walls. The outside is adorned around the foot of these same waves breaking on rocks; diameter: 44.7 cm. (17 7/8 in). Estimate: EUR 300,000 - EUR 500,000 (USD 354,641 - USD 591,068)- Rare and Important Statue of Buddha Shakyamuni in Bronze Golden Tibet, Beginning of the XVth Century. He is represented sitting in vajrasana on a lotiforme base raised with a vajra placed in front of him. His hair and his ushnisha are curly and enhanced with blue; sealed, height: 46.5 cm. (18 1/4 in). Estimate: EUR 300,000 - EUR 500,000 (USD 354,641 - USD 591,068)- Rare and Important Statue of Padmapani in Golden Bronze Nepal, Beginning of the Time Malla, XIIIEM-14th Century. It is represented standing on a lotiform base, sketching the slight tribanga swing. He wears a fine dhoti and wears precious jewels and a wrought crown. The right hand in varadamudra , the other holding the end of a stem of a lotus flower is in vitarkamudra, height: 18.8 cm. (7 1/2 in). Estimate: EUR 300,000 - EUR 500,000 (USD 354,641 - USD 591,068)- Rare and Important Statue of Mythic Lion in Polychrome Wood China, Dynasty Song (960-1279): The mythical animal is represented in a dynamic posture on the lookout on all fours ready to pounce on his opponent. The mane and the tail are also rendered with realism; small gaps; Length: 67 cm (26 3/8 in), Width: 66 cm (26 in). Estimate: EUR 200,000 - EUR 300,000 (USD 236,427 - USD 354,641)- Rare and Important Statue of Luohan in Marble White China, Dynasty Jin (1115-1234): He is represented sitting cross-legged on a rock. The expression on his face is serene; Height: 75 cm (29 1/2 in). Estimate: EUR 200,000 - EUR 300,000 (USD 236,427 - USD 354,641)- Rare and Important Torse of Buddha Shakyamuni in Schist Gray Old Region of Gandhara, IIEME-IIIEME Century. He is shown standing, the left knee slightly forward. His left hand holds a piece of his clothing along his body, his right hand (missing) was raised, Height: 129 cm. (50 ¾ in.). Estimate: EUR 200,000 - EUR 300,000 (USD 236,427 - USD 354,641)- Signature of Qiu Ying (China, Dynasty Qing, 1644-1911): The River Walk on the Day of the Feast of Pure Light. The colophon bearing the apocryphal signature of Wen Zhengming with three seals. Estimate: EUR 100,000 - EUR 150,000 (USD 118,214 - USD 177,320)For details, visit: https://www.christies.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin
What: Jewels and JadeiteWhere: Phillips, 450 Park Avenue, New YorkWhen: 28 May, 02.30 pm HKTPublic Viewing: 24 to 27 May, Thursday 10am-6pm; Friday 10am-6pm; Saturday 10am-7pm; Sunday 10am-6pmTop lots of the sale:- A Very Fine Jadeite Cabochon and Diamond Necklace, and a Pair of Matching Earrings. Natural Emerald with Diamond Necklace and Earring Set (2). (Necklace). Thirty-one jadeite cabochons, measuring approximately 13.06 x 11.12 x 4.26mm to 10.26 x 9.45 x 4.04mm. (Earrings). Two jadeite cabochons, measuring approximately 13.87 x 10.01 x 5.76mm and 13.72 x 9.68 x 5.65mm. Brilliant-cut diamonds on necklace and earrings, totalling approximately 17.10 carats. 18 karat white gold. Length approximately 420mm. Estimate: HK$19,000,000 - 30,000,000 ($2,400,000-3,800,000)- A Very Rare and Important Sapphire and Diamond Necklace. «Kashmir» Natural Sapphire and Diamond Necklace, Sapphire weighs 52.50 Carats, Unheated. Twenty-one cushion-shaped sapphires, totalling 52.50 carats. Spaced by brilliant-cut and fancy-shaped diamonds, totalling approximately 35.25 carats. Platinum. Length approximately 405mm. Estimate: HK$17,000,000 - 23,000,000 ($2,200,000-3,000,000)- An Unmounted Diamond. 21.05 Carat E/IF (Excellent Cut, Polished, and Ratio) Round Diamonds. One brilliant-cut diamond, 21.05 carats. (21.05-carat Diamond).GIA report, numbered 2191057186, dated 15 February 2018, E colour, Internally Flawless clarity, Excellent Cut, Polish and Symmetry. Estimate: HK$15,000,000 - 18,000,000 ($1,900,000-2,300,000)- A Magnificent Pair of Emerald and Diamond Pendent Earclips, Earclips Signed Harry Winston. A pair of 14.59 and 12.54 carat “Mousso Colombia” natural emeralds with diamond hanging earrings. Diamonds are engraved with Winston-Winston. Emerald is not impregnated. Diamonds weighs 23.84 ct. Two pear-shaped emeralds, 14.59 and 12.54 carats. Cluster tops set with twelve pear-shaped diamonds, totalling 23.84 carats. Platinum. Ear-pendants detachable. Earclips signed HW for Harry Winston and numbered 67522. Estimate: HK$13,800,000 - 17,000,000 ($1,800,000-2,200,000)- A Fine and Rare Emerald and Diamond Ring, Graff. 18.08 carat «Mousso Colombia» natural green diamond ring, Graf, emerald without oil treatment. One cushion-shaped emerald, 18.08 carats. Flanked by two tapered baguette diamonds. Platinum and 18 karat yellow gold. Signed GRAFF. Size 5¾. Estimate: HK$12,000,000 - 14,000,000 ($1,500,000-1,800,000)- An Impressive and Fine Jadeite Cabochon and Diamond Ring. Natural Emerald with Diamond Ring. One oval jadeite cabochon, measuring approximately 25.15 x 20.52 x 12.57mm. Flanked by two heart-shaped diamonds, 1.04 and 1.01 carats. Brilliant-cut diamonds on the shank and basket, totalling approximately 3.25 carats. 18 karat white gold. Size 6½. Estimate: HK$8,800,000 - 10,000,000 ($1,100,000-1,300,000)- An Exceptional and Rare Padparadscha Sapphire and Diamond Ring. 21.20 carat natural «Sri Lanka» orange pink corundum with diamond ring, corundum without heat treatment. One oval padparadscha sapphire, 21.20 carats. Pear-shaped and brilliant-cut diamonds in the surround, totalling approximately 8.00 carats. Platinum and 14 karat white gold. Size 6. Estimate: HK$6,300,000 - 7,300,000 ($800,000-950,000)For details, visit: https://www.phillips.com/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin
What: Handbags & AccessoriesWhere: Christie’s, 8 King Street St. James 'sWhen: June 12, 01.00 pmPublic Viewing: 7 Jun, 10 am - 04:30 pm; 8 Jun, 10.00 am - 04:30 pm; 9 Jun, 12.00 pm – 05.00 pm; 10 Jun, 12.00 pm – 05.00 pm; 11 Jun, 10.00 am – 04.30 pm; 11 Jun, 06.00 pm – 08.30 pm; 12 Jun, 10.00 am – 12.00 pmTop lots of the sale:- An Exceptional, Matte White Himalaya Niloticus Crocodile Diamond Birkin 30 with 18k White Gold & Diamond Hardware. Hermes, 2008. Grade: 2. 30 w x 22 h x 15 d cm includes lock, keys, clochette and dustbag. Crocodylus niloticus, Annexe Cites II-B. Estimate: GBP 100,000 - GBP 150,000 (USD 135,000 - USD 202,500)- A Rare, Matte Gris Cendre Himalaya Niloticus Crocodile Birkin 30 with Palladium Hardware. Hermes, 2011. Grade: 1.5. 30 w x 22 h x 15 d cm includes lock, keys, clochette and dustbag. Crocodylus niloticus, Annexe Cites II-B. Estimate: GBP 62,000 - GBP 80,000 (USD 83,700 - USD 108,000)- An Exceptional, Shiny Bleu Roi Porosus Crocodile Diamond Birkin 30 with 18k White Gold & Diamond Hardware. Hermes, 2006. Grade: 2.5. 30 w x 22 h x 15 d cm includes lock, keys, clochette, small dustbag and dustbag. Crocodylus porosus, Annexe Cites II-B. Estimate: GBP 60,000 - GBP 80,000 (USD 81,000 - USD 108,000)- An Exceptional, Shiny Vert Fonce Porosus Crocodile Diamond Birkin 35 with 18k Yellow Gold & Diamond Hardware. Hermes, 2010. Grade: 2. 35 w x 25 h x 18 d cm includes lock, keys and dustbag. Crocodylus porosus, Annexe Cites II-B. Estimate: GBP 60,000 - GBP 80,000 (USD 81,000 - USD 108,000)- An Exceptional, Shiny Graphite Porosus Crocodile Diamond Birkin 30 with 18k White Gold & Diamond Hardware. Hermes, 2006. Grade: 2. 30 w x 22 h x 15 d cm includes lock, keys, clochette and dustbag. Crocodylus porosus, Annexe Cites II-B. Estimate: GBP 60,000 - GBP 80,000 (USD 81,000 - USD 108,000)- An Exceptional, Shiny Cocoan Porosus Crocodile Sapphire Birkin 35 with 18k White Gold & Yellow Sapphire Hardware. Hermes, 2010. Grade: 1.5. 35 w x 25 h x 18 d cm includes lock, keys, clochette and dustbag. Crocodylus porosus, Annexe Cites II-B. Estimate: GBP 60,000 - GBP 80,000 (USD 81,000 - USD 108,000)- An Exceptional, Shiny Bleu Jean Porosus Crocodile Sellier Diamond Kelly 32 with 18k Yellow Gold & Diamond Hardware. Hermes, 1997. Grade: 2.5. 32 w x 23 h x 10.5 d cm includes lock, keys, clochette and dustbag. Crocodylus porosus, Annexe Cites II-B. Estimate: GBP 50,000 - GBP 60,000 (USD 67,500 - USD 81,000)- A Red Classic Monogram Supreme Boite Skateboard Trunk with Silver Hardware. Louis Vuitton, 2017. Grade: 1. 86 w x 21 h x 26 d cm includes skateboard, wheels, canvas zipped toolkit, clochette, keys, luggage tag, leather straps and dustbag. Estimate: GBP 40,000 - GBP 60,000 (USD 54,000 - USD 81,000)For details, visit: https://www.christies.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin
What: Modern Decorative Art & DesignWhere: Bonhams, 580 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022, USAWhen: 7 June, 02.00 pm EDTAuction Preview: June 1, 10.00 am – 05.00 pm; June 2, 12.00 pm – 05.00 pm; June 3, 12.00 pm – 05.00 pm; June 4, 10.00 am – 05.00 pm; June 5, 10.00 am – 05.00 pm; June 6, 10.00 am – 05.00 pmTop lots of the sale:- Harry Bertoia (1915 - 1978): Untitled (Bush Form), circa 1970. Welded copper and bronze, with applied patina, height 24 1/2 in (62 cm); width 22 1/2 in (57 cm); depth 21 in (53.5 cm). Estimate: US$ 80,000 - 120,000- Robert Goossens (1927 - 2016): Water Lilies Chandelier, circa 1970. Hand hammered ormolu and brass, with rock crystal, drop 48 in (122 cm); diameter 47 1/2 in (121 cm). Estimate: US$ 60,000 - 80,000- Thorolf Holmboe (1866 - 1935): Rare Centerpiece, circa 1907. For David-Andersen, plique-a-jour enamel, silver mounted, engraved 'Til Gustav Jebsen og Frue Fra Elektrokemisk, 29 Juni 1917', stamped 'David Andersen Christiana 830S', height 6 1/2 in (16.5 cm); width 6 in (15.3 cm). Estimate: US$ 50,000 - 70,000- Marc du Plantier (1901 - 1975): Coffee Table, 1955. Gilt bronze, glass, height 16in (41cm); width 57in (145cm); depth 23 1/2 in (60 cm). Estimate: US$ 50,000 - 70,000- Harry Bertoia (1915 - 1978): (Untitled) Sonambient, circa 1970. Beryllium copper rods silvered to brass base, one in a circle, one in a semi-circle configuration, seventy-six rods in total, on teak sound box, height including sound box 34in (86.5cm); width including box 10in (25cm); depth including box 6 1/2 in (16.5 cm). Estimate: US$ 40,000 - 60,000- Jean-Michel Frank (1895 - 1941): Gueridon, circa 1925. Gilt patinated wrought iron, parchment, height 22 1/2in (57cm); diameter 14 1/4 in (36 cm). Estimate: US$ 30,000 - 50,000- Carlo Scarpa (1906 - 1978): Rare Monumental Battuto Vase, circa 1942. Model 3990, for Venini, pale amethyst tinted glass, with deep wheel carved surface texture, acid stamp 'venini murano', height 18 1/4in (45.5cm); diameter 9 1/2 in (24 cm). Estimate: US$ 30,000 - 50,000- Kam Tin: Pair of Bedside Cabinets, 2017. Hurquoise, brass, lacquered wood, cast metal label to each 'K', height 29 1/4 in (74 cm); width 18 1/4 in (46 cm); depth 17 in (43 cm). Estimate: US$ 30,000 - 50,000- Robert Goossens (1927 - 2016): Mirror with a Crown of Wheat, 1973. Ormolu, glass, engraved 'Robert Goossens 1973', diameter 29 in (74 cm); depth 4 1/2 in (11.5 cm). Estimate: US$ 30,000 - 50,000- William Morris (born 1957): Fish Trap (Oval with Amber Hook), 2007. Blown and lamp worked glass, enameled steel stand, glass engraved 'William Morris 07', height 17 3/4 in (45 cm); width 12 in (30.5 cm); depth 4 in (10 cm). Estimate: US$ 30,000 - 40,000For details, visit: https://www.bonhams.com/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin
What: Fine Watches, Wristwatches and ClocksWhere: Bonhams, 580 Madison Avenue, New York NY 10022When: June 6, 1:00 PM EDTTop Lots of the Sale:- «A fine and rare diamond set 18K gold minute repeating bracelet watch with perpetual calendar and moon phase» - Breguet. Reference: 3438. Date: 1990's. Strap/Bracelet: Gold, brushed and polished molded links. Buckle/Clasp: Deployant. Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet. Estimated Price: US$ 80,000 - 100,000- «A Small Olivewood Marquetry Longcase Clock» - Thomas Tompion, London, pre-numbered, circa 1680, the case attributed to Jasper Braem. The backboard mounted with a movement securing bracket 77 in. Measured at (195cm) High. Estimated Price: US$ 60,000 - 80,000- «A fine and rare 18K gold minute repeating wristwatch with erotic automaton” – Blancpain. Model: Piece Unique. Date: 1990's. Dial: White with applied gold roman numerals, gold leaf hands. Case: Circular with molded bezel, glazed back revealing an amorous couple. Measured at Size: 33.5mm. Estimated Price: US$ 60,000 - 80,000- »A fine 18K gold chronograph wristwatch with perpetual calendar and moon phase« - Patek Philippe; Reference: 3970 E, second series. Date: circa 1990. Case: Circular with polished concave bezel and chamfered lugs, brushed solid screw down back, no. 2860442. Strap/Bracelet: Maker's leather. Buckle/Clasp: Maker's 18K gold deployant. Measured at Size: 36mm. Estimated Price: US$ 55,000 - 75,000- »A fine and rare Quarter Repeating Ebonized Table Clock« - Signed by Thomas Tompion's journeyman, James Tunn, London circa 1715. The backplate profusely engraved with leafy scrolls and birds flanking the scale work signature cartouche 17 in. Measured at (43cm)high. Estimated Price: US$ 50,000 - 70,000- »A fine Dutch Striking Small Ebonized table Clock« - Joseph Knibb, London, circa 1680. the tulip engraved backplate signed Joseph Knibb Londini fecit in a slight curve. Measured at 12 in. (30cm) high. Estimated Price: US$ 50,000 - 70,000- »A fine platinum automatic center seconds watch with perpetual calendar, retrograde date and moon phase« - Patek Philippe; Reference: 5059P - 001. Date: Circa 2000. Movement: 31 – jewel Cal. 315 S – QR. Dial: White with fifth seconds ring enclosing roman numerals, date ring and aperture for moon phase, small apertures for day, month and Leap Year indication, blued hands. Measured at Size: 36mm. Estimated Price: US$ 45,000 - 55,000- »A fine Empire month going skeleton clock with calendar, moon phase and annual calendar indicating Equation of Time and time of sunrise and sunset"; signed 'Verneuil a Dijon', circa 1810. beat adjustment to crutch, twin going barrels, pinwheel escapement. Measured at (66cm) high. Estimated Price: US$ 40,000 - 60,000For details, visit: http://www.bonhams.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.https://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin
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