28 novembre 2008

An art deco diamond volute brooch, by Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1935

An art deco diamond volute brooch, by Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1935 Designed as three volutes, or fluttering ribbon scrolls, pavé-set with old brilliant-cut diamonds with pierced detail and applied tapered section of baguette-cut diamonds, diamonds approximately 13.00 carats total, signed Van Cleef & Arpels and numbered, French maker's mark and French assay marks, each section detaches to form three separate clips, length at longest point 4.7cm. Estimate: £7,000 - 9,000 Footnote: From 1934 Van Cleef introduced... [Lire la suite]
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28 novembre 2008

A very fine and rare gilt-bronze-mounted Chinese black and gilt lacquer commode stamped Delorme, early Louis XV, circa 1730

A very fine and rare gilt-bronze-mounted Chinese black and gilt lacquer commode stamped Delorme, early Louis XV, circa 1730 with a later moulded serpentine brèche d'alep marble top above three long drawers decorated with chinoiserie figures amongst pavilions and a river, the flared sides decorated with birds on branches with crysanthenums and rockwork, the front with gilt-bronze foliate and scrolled mounts with two ribbon-tied espangnolette female masks, the knees with c-scroll and foliate cast mounts terminating in gilt-bronze... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2008

A 11.31 carats diamond single-stone pendant

A 11.31 carats diamond single-stone pendant The brilliant-cut diamond, weighing 11.31 carats, within a four-claw setting with tapered suspensory loop, length 2.0cm. Estimate: £70,000 - 80,000 Bonhams. Fine Jewellery, 4 Dec 2008. New Bond Street - www.bonhams.com Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved
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28 novembre 2008

A red and gilt lacquered chinoiserie bureau cabinet, possibly Southern Italian or Iberian, circa 1730

A red and gilt lacquered chinoiserie bureau cabinet, possibly Southern Italian or Iberian, circa 1730 the upper section with a domed top, with seven baluster turned finials opening to reveal two later shelves, the back decorated with a seascape, each side and the inside of the doors with coats-of-arms within scrolling foliage and flowers, the lower section with a fall-front enclosing a fitted interior with four shaped drawers with scrolled mouldings flanking a cupboard door enclosing a recess and slides, the far right... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2008

A pair of diamond clip brooches, by Cartier, circa 1950

A pair of diamond clip brooches, by Cartier, circa 1950 Of opposing looped ribbon scroll design, each tapered ribbon with pierced detail and scalloped borders, set with rows of brilliant-cut diamonds, diamonds approximately 14.50 carats total, signed Cartier Paris, maker's marks, French assay marks, length of each clip 4.4cm. Estimate: £16,000 - 20,000 Bonhams. Fine Jewellery, 4 Dec 2008. New Bond Street - www.bonhams.com Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved
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28 novembre 2008

A Japanese Monoyama lacquer casket, 17th century

A Japanese Monoyama lacquer casket, 17th century with a domed top with a gilt-bronze handle and engraved hinges cast with a trefoil motif and with a handle on each side, the top decorated with ogee-shaped reserves the inside decorated with floral sprays, the whole decorated with birds on branches, flowers and leaves in black aventurine lacquer inlaid with mother-of-pearl - 27cm. high, 45.5cm. wide, 23.5cm. deep; 10½in., 1ft. 6in., 9¼in. Estimate 12,000—18,000 GBP Sotheby's. Important Continental Furniture, Ceramics and... [Lire la suite]
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28 novembre 2008

An art deco diamond brooch, circa 1930

An art deco diamond brooch, circa 1930 Designed as 'un cercle', of pierced geometric form, pavé-set with graduating brilliant-cut diamonds and applied baguette-cut diamond detail, to a hinged opening, diamonds approximately 5.80 carats total, numbered, French assay marks, length 4.2cm. Estimate: £3,000 - 4,000 Footnote: Van Cleef & Arpels invented the 'circle' brooch, which could be clipped to a collar, hat or bag, circa 1930. Cf: Raulet, Sylvie, Van Cleef & Arpels, New York, 1987, page 179, for design illustrations... [Lire la suite]
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28 novembre 2008

A pair of Italian polychrome and ivory lacquered wood chinoiserie vases on stands, possibly Piedmontese. 19th century

A pair of Italian polychrome and ivory lacquered wood chinoiserie vases on stands, possibly Piedmontese. 19th century each of square tapering form with a red lacquered rim above a concave sided neck decorated with a band of flowers and leaves, each side decorated with a chinoiserie figure within a floral and foliate cartouche, with a gilt-bronze lion mask ring handle on each side, on a detachable square base - each: 92cm. high, 3ft.¼in. Estimate 6,000—8,000 GBP Sotheby's. Important Continental Furniture, Ceramics and... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2008

An impressive 7.24 carats diamond single-stone ring, by Dianoor

An impressive 7.24 carats diamond single-stone ring, by Dianoor The oval-cut diamond, weighing 7.24 carats, within a four-claw setting, the claws, gallery and hoop decorated with brilliant-cut diamonds of pink tint, signed Dianoor, diamond weights engraved to interior, ring size M. Estimate: £220,000 - 280,000 Footnote: Accompanied by a GIA certificate stating that the diamond is D colour, VVS2 clarity. Certificate number 2105344302, dated 21st October 2008.Bonhams. Fine Jewellery, 4 Dec 2008. New Bond Street -... [Lire la suite]
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28 novembre 2008

A rare meissen silver-gilt mounted ewer (Schnabelkanne), circa 1725, the hinged silver-gilt cover with Augsburg town mark

A rare meissen silver-gilt mounted ewer (Schnabelkanne), circa 1725, the hinged silver-gilt cover with Augsburg town mark and maker's mark EA for Elias Adam the cylindrical body probably painted by J.G.Höroldt, with a continuous scene of Orientals at various pursuits including a mandarin being carried in a palanquin by two bearers, a couple embracing, a kneeling boy playing with a toy, between bands of gilt Laub-und Bandelwerk, the circular spreading foot with a broad gilt band, the cover and handle mount flat chased with... [Lire la suite]
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