PREVIEWS & AUCTIONS
Highlights of the Bonhams sale include:
Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
A very rare imperial amber-inlaid gilt-bronze 'dragon and twelve chilong' box and cover, 18th century
Exceptionally rare, the box and cover is an outstanding example of boxes made in
the Imperial Palace Workshop, the Zaobanchu, under the supervision of the Neiwufu Imperial Household Department, which was in charge of the management of provisions for the Court, which included making of items for the personal use of the emperor and his family. The present box is a testament to the superb craftsmanship and technical perfection achieved during the 18th century.
Rare Jewels and Jadeite
A Rare Sapphire and Diamond Ring, Circa 1980
The cushion-shaped sapphire, weighing 12.92 carats, within a marquise, baguette and brilliant-cut diamond surround (with diamonds approximately 3.50 carats total) was recently discovered in a family’s bank vault. Sapphires were first discovered in Kashmir around 1880 but most Kashmir mines rapidly depleted soon after. Termed as 'blue velvet' due to the superiority of their superb cornflower blue hue, most Kashmir sapphires that appear on the market today were discovered more than 100 years ago.
DATE & TIME: 23 MAY - 29 MAY (WED - TUE)
VENUE: Bonhams Hong Kong Gallery ,Suite 2001, One Pacific Place ,88 Queensway, Admiralty
INFORMATION: For further details, call (852) 2918 4321 or visit http://www.bonhams.com/locations/HK/