31 juillet 2009
A cultured pearl and black diamond necklace cultured pearls measuring approximately: 8.2 to 7.3mm; mounted in eighteen karat gold; length: 57 1/2in. (black diamonds not tested for origin of color) - Estimate: $2,500 - 3,500 A moonstone, black diamond and diamond ring mounted in eighteen karat white gold; size: 6 1/2 (black diamonds not tested for origin of color). Estimate: $1,500 - 2,000 A black rough diamond necklace estimated total diamond weight: 132.20 carats; mounted in eighteen karat white... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2009
Sèvres. Pair of mounted vases (vase à monter) c.1785. Hard-paste porcelain, gilt bronze mounts, onyx stand. Overall height 35 cm; dimensions excluding stand 32.7 x 19.2 x 12.8 cm. Purchased by George IV. RCIN 253.2. The Royal Collection © 2009, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II The elegance and beauty of these vases lies in the skilful combination of a simple form, mottled brown-black ground in simulation of lacquer and finely chased gilt bronze mounts, including mermaid figures and lion’s paw monopodia. The vases resemble... [Lire la suite]
20 juillet 2009
Black teabowl, 2007. By Hosokawa Morihiro (b. 1938) Japan, Heisei period (1989–) Raku ware. Glazed earthenware. Collection of the artist, H2 © Shinchōsha Publishing Co, Ltd. Photo by Nonaka Akio.