03 mai 2013

Cultured pearl, ruby and diamond bracelet, Bulgari, 1980s

Cultured pearl, ruby and diamond bracelet, Bulgari, 1980s. Photo Sotheby's The front set with three oval cabochon rubies, surrounded with undulating lines of brilliant-cut diamonds, framed at either side with calibré-cut rubies, and embellished with rows of cultured pearls, length approximately 177mm, signed Bulgari, Italian assay and maker’s marks. Estimate:  38,000 – 58,000 CHF PROPERTY FROM A ROYAL COLLECTION Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels. Genève | 14 mai 2013,... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2013

A Rare Pair of Nishapur or Samarqand pottery bowls with inscriptions, Eastern Persia or Transoxiana, 10th century

A Rare Pair of Nishapur or Samarqand pottery bowls with inscriptions, Eastern Persia or Transoxiana, 10th century - Sothebys comprising two bowls, each of truncated conical form with flared, straight edges, composed of earthenware painted in manganese-black slip on a white slip ground under a transparent glaze, each with four lines of inscription near the rim, the exterior plain. Quantity: 2. Each: 21cm. diam. 7.4 and 7.3cm. height. Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 GBP. Unsold PROPERTY FROM THE HARVEY B.... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2013

Ruby and diamond demi-parure, Cartier, circa 1925

Ruby and diamond demi-parure, Cartier, circa 1925. Photo Sotheby's Comprising: a necklace millegrain-set with brilliant-cut and baguette diamonds, accented with carved rubies, length approximately 395mm; and a pair of pendent ear clips similarly set, pendants detachable; each signed Cartier Paris. Estimate:  40,000 – 60,000 CHF Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels. Genève | 14 mai 2013, www.sothebys.com
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03 mai 2013

A fine and large Nishapur or Samarqand Jug with Kufic inscription, Eastern Persia or Central Asia, 10th century

A fine and large Nishapur or Samarqand Jug with Kufic inscription, Eastern Persia or Central Asia, 10th century - Sotheby's the body of cylindrical form with a tall, flaring neck and mouth, curved handle, earthenware painted in manganese black on a white slip ground with a foliated Kufic inscription around the body; 23.4cm. Lot Sold: 25,000 GBP inscriptions: Repetition of possibly: :itiqq ‘Fear God!’ Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World. London | 03 Oct 2012 www.sothebys.com
03 mai 2013

Ruby and diamond necklace, circa 1935

Ruby and diamond necklace, circa 1935. Photo Sotheby's Designed as a graduated series of scroll motifs set with circular-cut and baguette diamonds, highlighted with cabochon rubies, length approximately 400mm, detachable links, may be shortened to approximately 365mm, French assay marks, one small diamond deficient. Estimate:  48,000 – 78,000 CHF PROVENANCE: By family tradition, this necklace was formally in the collection of Queen Nazli of Egypt (b.1894-1978). Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2013

Jug with Kufic Inscription, Samanid period, Nishapur or Samarkand, 819-1005.

Jug with Kufic Inscription, Samanid period, Nishapur or Samarkand, 819-1005. 2002.50.91. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, The Norma Jean Calderwood Collection of Islamic Art © 2009 President and Fellows of Harvard College  Reddish earthenware covered in white slip and painted with black (manganese and iron) under clear lead glaze with handle: H. 10.6 x W. 12.2 x D. 9.4 cm (4 3/16 x 4 13/16 x 3 11/16 in.). Diam. of rim: 8.8 cm (3 7/16 in.).   Among the most impressive... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2013

Ruby and diamond brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels, 1989

Ruby and diamond brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels, 1989. Photo Sotheby's Designed as a flower, the petals composed of calibré-cut rubies en serti mystérieux, the centre set with a brilliant-cut diamond, the stem with baguette diamonds, signed Van Cleef & Arpels and numbered, French assay and maker’s marks, case by Van Cleef & Arpels. Estimate:  57,000 – 75,000 CHF Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels. Genève | 14 mai 2013, www.sothebys.com
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03 mai 2013

Bowl with epigraphic decoration, Iran, 10th century

Bowl with epigraphic decoration, Iran, 10th century. Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford earthenware, with slip decoration in white on black, under a transparent glaze; 8.7 cm (height), 16 cm (diameter).   
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03 mai 2013

Pair of ruby and diamond ear clips, Van Cleef & Arpels, 1988

Pair of ruby and diamond ear clips, Van Cleef & Arpels, 1988. Photo Sotheby's Each designed as a leaf composed of calibré-cut rubies en serti mystérieux, and tapered baguette diamonds, signed Van Cleef Arpels and numbered, French assay and maker’s marks, pouch by Van Cleef & Arpels. Estimate:  75,000 – 115,000 CHF LITTERATURE: Cf: Sarah Coffin, Set in Style: The Jewellery of Van Cleef & Arpels, 2011, page 32 for a pair of similar ear clips by Van Cleef & Arpels. NOTE: A... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2013

Bowl. Probably Samarkand, Central Asia, 4th century AH/10th century CE

 Bowl. Probably Samarkand, Central Asia, 4th century AH/10th century CE Slip-painted earthenware with Arabic inscription reading “If ignorance turns the heart of a man it will destroy his wealth and his health”; 20.9 cm diameter; 6.3 cm high
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