27 décembre 2008

A set of emerald, ruby, peridot and diamond jewelry, Schlumberger, Tiffany & Co.

A set of emerald, ruby, peridot and diamond jewelry, Schlumberger, Tiffany & Co. comprising an emerald necklace, ruby bracelet and peridot bracelet, each designed as a beaded torsade, together with an interchangeable clasp of flame motif set with round brilliant-cut diamonds; signed Schlumberger Studios, Tiffany & Co; estimated total diamond weight: 2.75 carats; mounted in platinum and eighteen karat gold; lengths: 16in., 9in. and 8 1/2in. respectively. Estimate: $10,000 - 12,000 - Unsold. Bonhams. Fine Jewelry, 16... [Lire la suite]
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27 décembre 2008

An enamel, cultured pearl and diamond flower brooch

An enamel, cultured pearl and diamond flower brooch in the form of an orchid with plique-à-jour pink and purple enamel petals, with a round brilliant-cut diamond cluster center and a scrolling stem terminating with five drop-shaped cultured pearls; estimated total diamond weight: 2.20 carats; mounted in platinum and eighteen karat gold; length: 4 1/4in. (pearls not tested for origin). Estimate: $5,000 - 7,000 - Unsold. Bonhams. Fine Jewelry, 16 Dec 2008. San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York. Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams... [Lire la suite]
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27 décembre 2008

A peridot and diamond ring

A peridot and diamond ring centering a rectangular-cut peridot, weighing 17.69 carats, with oval-shaped diamond shoulders and a plain mount; estimated total diamond weight: 2.05 carats; mounted in platinum and eighteen karat gold; size: 7. Estimate: $8,000 - 10,000 - Unsold. Bonhams. Fine Jewelry, 16 Dec 2008. San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York. Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved. www.bonhams.com
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27 décembre 2008

John Wootton (Snitterfield circa 1682-1764 London). An Italianate landscape at dusk with a drover and his cattle

John Wootton (Snitterfield circa 1682-1764 London). An Italianate landscape at dusk with a drover and his cattle amongst the ruins of a temple oil on canvas. 39.2 x 52.1cm (15 7/16 x 20 1/2in). Sold for £3,600 PROVENANCE: Sale, Sotheby's Parke-Bernet London, 2 March 1983, lot 89With Ackermann and Johnson, London (according to a label on the reverse)NOTE: Although best known today as an equestrian artist, Wootton was much sought after by connoisseurs of his own day for his classical landscapes, even being put on a par with... [Lire la suite]
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27 décembre 2008

John Wootton (Snitterfield 1682-1764 London). An Italianate river landscape with fishermen hauling in their nets

John Wootton (Snitterfield 1682-1764 London). An Italianate river landscape with fishermen hauling in their nets oil on canvas. 51.2 x 66.2cm (20 3/16 x 26 1/16in). Sold for £4,800 Footnote: The present landscape shows Wootton's indebtedness to Gaspar Dughet, an influence that was detected by his contemporary, George Vertue when he wrote that 'Mr. J. Wootton has distinguished himself in his late paintings of Landscape very much like the pictures of Gaspar Pousin both as to Invention, design and Colouring, he haveing studied... [Lire la suite]
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27 décembre 2008

Attributed to Apollonio Domenichini, An Italianate landscape with a traveller on horseback before the ruins of a temple

Attributed to Apollonio Domenichini, alternatively identified as Master of the Langmatt Foundation Views (active Venice circa 1740-1760). An Italianate landscape with a traveller on horseback before the ruins of a temple oil on canvas. 65 x 90.8cm (25 9/16 x 35 3/4in). Sold for £12,000 Footnote: The present work is sold with a copy of the certificate from Dario Succi, suggesting the attribution to the Master of the Langmatt Foundation views. Bonhams. Old Master Paintings, 3 Dec 2008. New Bond Street. Copyright © 2002-2009... [Lire la suite]


27 décembre 2008

A diamond solitaire ring

A diamond solitaire ring centering a round brilliant-cut diamond, with a micro pavé-set diamond surround and mount; central diamond weighing approximately: 3.00 carats; mounted in fourteen karat bicolor gold; size: 6 1/4. Sold for $12,000 Bonhams. Fine Jewelry, 16 Dec 2008. San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York. Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved
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27 décembre 2008

An emerald and diamond ring

An emerald and diamond ring centering a rectangular-cut emerald, with triangular-cut diamond shoulders in a stylized bicolor mounting; emerald weighing approximately: 5.95 carats; estimated total diamond weight: 1.20 carats; mounted in platinum and eighteen karat gold; size: 5 1/2. Sold for $12,000 Bonhams. Fine Jewelry, 16 Dec 2008. San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York. Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved
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27 décembre 2008

A sapphire and diamond ring

A sapphire and diamond ring centering an  oval-shaped sapphire with calibré-cut sapphire shoulders, within a round brilliant-cut surround; estimated total sapphire weight: 5.65 carats; mounted in eighteen karat white gold; size: 7. Sold for $7,200 Bonhams. Fine Jewelry, 16 Dec 2008. San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York. Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved
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27 décembre 2008

Maria Callas, "Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix "

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