17 septembre 2010

A yellow sapphire, diamond and cultured pearl pendant/necklace, by Cartier

A yellow sapphire, diamond and cultured pearl pendant/necklace, by Cartier. photo courtesy Bonhams The pendant set with a large cushion-shaped yellow sapphire beneath an articulated buckle-shaped surmount pavé-set with brilliant-cut diamonds, suspended from a slightly graduated single-strand cultured pearl necklace, the 8.0-8.9mm., cultured pearls of aubergine tint, highlighted at intervals with pavé-set brilliant-cut diamond roundels and spheres, diamonds approximately 7.50 carats total, yellow sapphire untested, signed... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2010

A yellow glass snuff bottle, 1750-1795. Imperial, attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing

A yellow glass snuff bottle, 1750-1795. Imperial, attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing. photo courtesy Sotheby's of slender elongated oval form, with shoulders sloping to a waisted neck with slightly everted mouth, the glass of even rich yellow tone, finely carved in relief as if wrapped with a brocade cloth tied with a trailing ribbon; height 2 1/8 in., 5.4 cm. Estimate 20,000—30,000 USD. Lot Sold 31,250 USD PROVENANCE: Gerd Lester Collection.Sotheby's New York, 17th March 1997, lot 21. ... [Lire la suite]

17 septembre 2010

A pair of diamond earrings

A pair of diamond earrings. photo courtesy Bonhams Each of foliate design, set to the centre with a brilliant-cut diamond within a surround of smaller brilliant and marquise-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum with yellow gold overlay, diamonds approximately 4.80 carats total, maker's marks, UK hallmark, Kutchinsky velvet pouch - Estimate: £5,000 - 7,000 Bonhams. Fine Jewellery, 22 Sep 2010 New Bond Street www.bonhams.com
17 septembre 2010

A yellow glass snuff bottle, 1750-1800. Imperial, attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing

A yellow glass snuff bottle, 1750-1800. Imperial, attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing. photo courtesy Sotheby's well molded and carved in the form of a mallow flower, the glass of a transparent rich yellow-amber color; height 1 7/8 in., 4.8 cm. Estimate 8,000—12,000 USD. Lot Sold 8,125 USD PROVENANCE: Sotheby's London, 5th December 1983, lot 20. NOTE: An identical glass bottle, but of a more amber tone, is illustrated in Rachelle R. Holden, Rivers and Mountains Far From the World, New York, 1994, pp.... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2010

An Escada-cut diamond single-stone ring

An Escada-cut diamond single-stone ring. photo courtesy Bonhams The Escada-cut diamond, weighing 10.01 carats, between rectangular fancy-cut diamond shoulders, ring size N½ - Estimate: £35,000 - 40,000. Unsold Accompanied by an International Gemological Institute (IGI) certificate stating that the diamond is Fancy Yellow, natural colour, SI1 clarity. Certificate number 2-286-9636, dated 28 May 2010.Note: The Escada cut, created exclusively for the eponymous luxury fashion house, is a 12 sided cut with 97 facets, designed to... [Lire la suite]
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17 septembre 2010

A fine and rare yellow glass washer. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A fine and rare yellow glass washer. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. photo courtesy Sotheby's the rich yellow metal of compressed globular form, the rounded sides resting on a curled lotus leaf, subtly carved with carp in a lotus pond, moving amidst large lotus leaves and flowers; height 4 in., 10.2 cm - Estimate 30,000—40,000 USD. Unsold Sotheby's. Fine Ceramics and works of Art. 15 Sept 2010. New York www.sothebys.com
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17 septembre 2010

A diamond pendant/necklace

A diamond pendant/necklace. photo courtesy Bonhams The front designed as a slightly graduated row of cushion-shaped diamonds of yellow tint spaced by brilliant-cut diamonds, suspending a similarly-set articulated drop, to a brilliant-cut diamond backchain, diamonds approximately 32.50 carats total, yellow diamonds untested for natural colour, length 44.0cm - Estimate: £25,000 - 30,000 Bonhams. Fine Jewellery, 22 Sep 2010 New Bond Street www.bonhams.com
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17 septembre 2010

A yellow glass bottle vase. Qianlong mark and period.

A yellow glass bottle vase. Qianlong mark and period. photo courtesy Sotheby's the globular body supported on a splightly splayed foot rising to a tall cylindrical neck, the body of a rich lemon-yellow tone, the base with a wheel-cut four-character Qianlong mark; height 9 in., 22.8 cm. Estimate 50,000—70,000 USD. Unsold A translucent yellow glass vase of this form from the Andrew K. F. Lee Collection is illustrated bu Humphrey Hui and Peter Lam, Elegance and Radiance. Grandeur in Qing Glass, The Andrew K. F. Lee... [Lire la suite]
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17 septembre 2010

“Do or Die -The Human Condition in Painting and Photography” @ Wallraf

Bartholomäus Bruyn d.Ä. (Wesel [?] 1493 – 1555 Köln), Bildnis einer jüngeren Frau mit Nelke, um 1537-1539, Eichenholz, 37 x 30 cm, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud, Köln Hendrik Kerstens (* 1956 Den Haag lebt in Amsterdam und New York), „Bag“, November 2007, c-print/dibond, Ed./Aufl.: 5/6, 108 x 87 cm COLOGNE.- Helmut Newton & Ingres, Nan Goldin & François Boucher, Paul McCarthy & Wilhelm Leibl, Jack Pierson & Bartholomäus Bruyn the Elder – these are just four of the approximately fifty... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2010

Blackened White Gold, Green Garnet and Diamond Flower Brooch

Blackened White Gold, Green Garnet and Diamond Flower Brooch. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York  18 kt., 114 diamonds ap. 2.40 cts., 2 diamonds missing, ap. 19.3 dwt. Estimate $2,000-3,000 Round diamonds: I-VS. Marquise-shaped diamond: I-SI, at tip of stem. Green garnets: bright rich lively green, well-matched. Good condition. 2 7/8 x 2". Doyle New York. Important Estate Jewelry - Wednesday, September 29 at 10am www.doylenewyork.com
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