27 août 2013

A natural pearl, diamond and ruby serpent brooch, circa 1880

Lot 7 – A natural pearl, diamond and ruby serpent brooch, circa 1880. Photo Bonhams The writhing old brilliant and rose-cut diamond sea monster with rose-cut diamond raised crest and circular-cut ruby eyes, holding a large natural pearl in its jaws, coiled around a cushion-shaped ruby and old brilliant and rose-cut diamond trident, mounted in silver and gold, circular-cut diamonds approximately 2.30 carats total, Portuguese assay marks, detachable brooch fitting, length 11.0cm. Estimate:  $23,000 – $28,000 ... [Lire la suite]
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27 août 2013

A fine micromosaic brooch, circa 1830

Lot 21 – A fine micromosaic brooch, circa 1830. Photo Bonhams The rectangular plaque of minute polychrome tesserae depicting a fox biting the neck of a mallard duck, on the banks of a wooded waterway with rolling countryside in the near distance, engraved on reverse “this mosaic was worked by Barbieri of Rome”, brooch fitting probably later, length including frame 6.6cm, fitted case by Mayer, 68 and 70 Lord Street, Liverpool. Estimate:  $9,300 – $12,000 Notes: The highly skilled and specialised technique... [Lire la suite]
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27 août 2013

A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed vase, Southern Song dynasty

A  'Longquan' celadon-glazed vase, Southern Song dynasty. Photo Sotheby's the broad cylindrical body angling at the shoulder, surmounted by a tall tapering neck extending to an everted rim with a slightly upturned lip, covered in a pale gray-green glaze/ Height 6 1/2  in., 16.5 cm. Estimation 20,000 — 30,000 USD  NOTE: See a slightly larger Longquan celadon vase of this shape illustrated in Sekai tôji zenshû, vol. 12, Tokyo, 1977, pl. 207; and another from the W.W. Winkworth... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2013

A 'Longquan' celadon 'Twin Fish' dish, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, late 13th-early 14th century

A 'Longquan' celadon 'Twin Fish' dish, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, late 13th-early 14th century. Photo Sotheby's rising from a short foot to a broad flaring rim, finely molded in high relief to the interior with a pair of swimming fish, the well encircled with an incised scroll band, the exterior carved with a band of upright lotus petals, covered overall in a thick sea-green glaze, the interior of the base with an unglazed orange ring within the foot. Diameter 15 in., 38 cm. Estimation 20,000 — 30,000 USD  ... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2013

A 'Longquan' celadon 'Twin Fish' dish, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, late 13th-early 14th century

A 'Longquan' celadon 'Twin Fish' dish, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, late 13th-early 14th century. Photo Sotheby's with shallow rounded sides rising to a broad flat rim, the interior crisply molded in relief with a pair of fish swimming in opposite directions with details burnt a striking orange in the firing, encircled by an incised scroll band around the well, the exterior molded with lotus petals radiating upwards from the foot, covered overall in a lustrous sea-green glaze except around the footrim. Diameter 13... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2013

An unusual 'Longquan' celadon pear-shaped vase, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty

An unusual 'Longquan' celadon pear-shaped vase, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty. Photo Sotheby's the slender ovoid body with petal-lobed sides rising elegantly to the flaring trumpet neck with bracket-lobed mouth simulating a morning glory blossom, the sides with hook handles suspending fixed rings, all under a sea-green glaze that thins on the ribs. Height 10 3/8  in., 26.3 cm. Estimation 40,000 — 60,000 NOTE: A 'longquan' celadon vase dated Song / Yuan dynasty of similar form and size but with dragon-head... [Lire la suite]

27 août 2013

An art deco emerald and diamond brooch, by Lacloche Frères, circa 1925

Lot 28 – An art deco emerald and diamond brooch, by Lacloche Frères, circa 1925. Photo Bonhams Designed as an openwork buckle composed of three old brilliant and single-cut diamond annular motifs, each millegrain-set with calibré-cut emerald and similarly cut diamond decoration, diamonds approximately 7.25 carats total, signed Lacloche Frères Paris, numbered, French assay marks, length 8.0cm. Estimate:  $12,000 – $16,000 Bonhams. Fine Jewellery. London, New Bond Street. 18 Sep 2013 -... [Lire la suite]
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27 août 2013

An art nouveau enamel and diamond maple leaf brooch, circa 1900

Lot 33 – An art nouveau enamel and diamond maple leaf brooch, circa 1900. Photo Bonhams Set with plique-à-jour enamel ranging from green at the centre to brownish orange at the tips, the veins and border millegrain-set with rose-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum and gold, French assay mark, detachable brooch fitting, pendant loops on reverse, length 4.7cm. Estimate:  $7,800 – $11,000 Bonhams. Fine Jewellery. London, New Bond Street. 18 Sep 2013 - www.bonhams.com
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27 août 2013

A turquoise bracelet, by Van Cleef and Arpels, circa 1965

Lot 50 – A turquoise bracelet, by Van Cleef and Arpels, circa 1965. Photo Bonhams The articulated bracelet designed as a row of curved links, each set with a cabochon turquoise, suspending a circular openwork pendant featuring two birds at sunset, signed Van Cleef et Arpels, pendant numbered 79227, bracelet numbered 80129, French assay marks, bracelet length 18.0cm, pendant diameter 3.0cm. Estimate:  $4,700 – $6,200 Bonhams. Fine Jewellery. London, New Bond Street. 18 Sep 2013 - www.bonhams.com
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27 août 2013

A diamond bird brooch, by Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1965

Lot 60 – A diamond bird brooch, by Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1965. Photo Bonhams The brilliant-cut diamond birds, with ruby eyes, balanced on a perch, diamonds approximately 2.80 carats total, signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered, French assay marks, length 5.4cm. Estimate:  $6,200 – $7,800 Bonhams. Fine Jewellery. London, New Bond Street. 18 Sep 2013 - www.bonhams.com
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