03 mai 2014

THE ROMANOVS JEWELS. Tsar Nicholas II's Quartz

THE ROMANOVS JEWELS.  Tsar Nicholas II's Quartz Belonged to Emperor Nicholas II. St. Petersburg, beginning of the twentieth century. Firm Denisova-Ural (processing). Quartz; grinding, polishing.  Quartz, unique in its size (more than three and a half pounds), transparency and color - smoky golden - was in the imperial property. It is mentioned in the inventory drawn up in 1922 at the opening of the Commission Gokhran boxes Palace property department evacuated from Petrograd to... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2014

An amethyst and diamond ring, by Van Cleef & Arpels

An amethyst and diamond ring, by Van Cleef & Arpels. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014. Centering upon a cabochon amethyst with four diamond corners and square-shaped hoop, ring size 6, with French assay mark for gold, in dark blue Van Cleef & Arpels case. With maker's mark and signed Van Cleef & Arpels, no.BL30784. Estimate CHF2,000 – CHF3,000 ($2,281 - $3,422) Christie's. GENEVA MAGNIFICENT JEWELS, 14 May 2014, Geneva - http://www.christies.com/
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03 mai 2014

Alberto Giacometti (1901 – 1966), Atelier I

Alberto Giacometti (1901 – 1966), Atelier I. Photo Sotheby's. Signed and dated Alberto Giacometti 1950 (lower right), oil on canvas, 25 3/4 by 18 1/8 in., 65.2 by 46 cm. Painted in 1950. Estimation 3,000,000 — 4,000,000 USD Provenance: Galerie Maeght, ParisPrivate Colletion, USA (acquired from the above circa 1960)Sale: Christie's, New York, November 6, 2007, lot 4Acquired at the above sale Exposition: New York, Gagosian Gallery, Isabel and Oher Intimate Strangers. Portraits by Alberto Giacometti and Francis Bacon, 2008,... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2014

A ruby and diamond ring

A ruby and diamond ring. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014. Set with a cushion-shaped ruby, weighing approximately 4.31 carats, to the cushion-shaped diamond surround, mounted in platinum and gold, ring size 7¼. Estimate CHF28,000 – CHF36,000 ($31,935 - $41,059) Accompanied by report no. 11085153 dated 29 August 2011 from the Gübelin GemLab stating that the ruby is of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating, and two notes on Burmese rubies and large gem-quality rubies. Christie's. GENEVA MAGNIFICENT JEWELS, 14 May 2014,... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2014

Alberto Giacometti (1901 – 1966), Annette d'après nature (Nu debout)

Alberto Giacometti (1901 – 1966), Annette d'après nature (Nu debout). Photo Sotheby's. Inscribed with the signature Alberto Giacometti, numbered 0/6 and inscribed with the foundry mark Susse Fondeur Paris. Bronze. Height: 20 5/8 in., 52.5 cm. Conceived in 1954 and cast in 1962. Estimation 3,500,000 — 4,500,000 USD Provenance: Acquired from the artist in April 1964PROPERTY FROM THE PIERRE AND TANA MATISSE FOUNDATION, NEW YORK Litterature: James Lord, “Alberto Giacometti” in L’Oeil, January 15, 1955, illustration of another cast p.... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2014

A retro diamond cocktail ring, by Van Cleef & Arpels

A retro diamond cocktail ring, by Van Cleef & Arpels. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014. entering upon a brilliant-cut diamond within two rows of diamonds to the fluted wirework hoop, 1950s, ring size 6, with French assay marks for platinum and gold. Signed Van Cleef & Arpels, no. 4.290cs . Estimate CHF18,000 – CHF27,000 ($20,530 - $30,795) Christie's. GENEVA MAGNIFICENT JEWELS, 14 May 2014, Geneva - http://www.christies.com/
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03 mai 2014

Alberto Giacometti (1901 – 1966), Buste d'Annette IV

Alberto Giacometti (1901 – 1966), Buste d'Annette IV. Photo Sotheby's. Inscribed with the signature Alberto Giacometti, numbered 5/6 and inscribed with the foundry mark Susse Fondeur, Paris. Bronze. Height: 23 inches, 58.5 cm. Conceived in 1962 and cast in 1963. Estimation 3,000,000 — 5,000,000 USD Provenance: Théodore FraenkelLéna LerclerqAcquired in May 1965 Litterature: Jean-Raoul Moulin, Giacometti: Sculptures, Paris, 1964, illustration of another cast no. 24Alberto Giacometti: Sculpture, Paintings and Drawings (exhibition... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2014

A diamond rivière necklace, by Massoni

A diamond rivière necklace, by Massoni. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014. Designed as a line of graduated brilliant-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum, 38.5 cm. Signed Massoni. Estimate CHF170,000 – CHF220,000 ($193,892 - $250,919 Christie's. GENEVA MAGNIFICENT JEWELS, 14 May 2014, Geneva - http://www.christies.com/
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03 mai 2014

Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) Femme de Venise V

Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) Femme de Venise V. Photo Sotheby's. Inscribed with the signature Alberto Giacometti, stamped with the foundry mark Susse Fondeur Paris and numbered 3/6. Bronze. Height: 43 1/2 in., 110.6 cm. Conceived in 1956 and cast in 1958. Estimation 6,000,000 — 8,000,000 USD Provenance: Pierre Matisse Gallery, New YorkPrivate Collection (acquired from the above on November 22, 1960 and sold: Sotheby's, New York, November 7, 2001, lot 27)Acquired from the above sale Exposition: Vienna, Albertina Museum, Goya bis... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2014

A fine pair of diamond pendent earrings, by Harry Winston

A fine pair of diamond pendent earrings, by Harry Winston. Photo Bonhams. The pear-shaped diamond surmounts, weighing 1.01 carats each, suspending an asscher-cut diamond highlight above pear-shaped diamonds, weighing 3.02 and 3.06 carats, maker's mark, length 3.0cm. Estimate HK$ 2.2 million - 3 million €200,000 - 280,000 Accompanied by a GIA report stating that the 3.02 carat diamond is D colour and Internally Flawless. Report number 2155525974, dated 6 December 2013. Accompanied by a GIA report stating that the 3.06 carat... [Lire la suite]
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