07 mai 2014

A sapphire and diamond ring, by Bulgari

A sapphire and diamond ring, by Bulgari. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Set with a cabochon sapphire in a brilliant-cut diamond surround, mounted in platinum, ring size 5¼. Signed Bulgari. Estimate CHF12,000 – CHF18,000 ($13,724 - $20,585) Christie's. GENEVA MAGNIFICENT JEWELS. 14 May 2014, Geneva - http://www.christies.com/
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07 mai 2014

A sapphire and diamond ring. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Set with a cushion-shaped sapphire, weighing approximately 11.62 c

A sapphire and diamond ring. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Set with a cushion-shaped sapphire, weighing approximately 11.62 carats, to the shield-shaped diamond shoulders, mounted in gold, ring size 6¾. Estimate CHF40,000 – CHF50,000 ($45,745 - $57,182) Accompanied by report no. 72584 dated 5 February 2014 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the sapphire is of Ceylon origin, with no indications of heating Christie's. GENEVA MAGNIFICENT JEWELS. 14 May 2014, Geneva - http://www.christies.com/
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07 mai 2014

An Ottoman tile with cintamani design, Turkey, 17th century. Photo Sotheby's. decorated with cintamani motifs in underglaze cob

An Ottoman tile with cintamani design, Turkey, 17th century. Photo Sotheby's. decorated with cintamani motifs in underglaze cobalt blue with black outlines; 24 by 24cm. Estimation 15,000 — 20,000 GBP - Lot. Vendu 18,750 GBP Provenance: Ex-private collection, France, mid-20th century This tile presents a powerfully graphic example of the use of the cintamani design on an Ottoman ceramic. The cintamani motif, comprising three dots, has been associated to a tale in which the ruler Timur "dipped three fingers in the blood of an enemy... [Lire la suite]
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07 mai 2014

A calligraphic 'Dome of the Rock' pottery tile, Damascus or Jerusalem, mid-16th century

A calligraphic 'Dome of the Rock' pottery tile, Damascus or Jerusalem, mid-16th century. Photo Sotheby's. of square form, the white calligraphic letters with black outlines on a cobalt blue ground with turquoise foliate scrolls; 24.7 by 24.1cm. Estimation 5,000 — 8,000 GBP - Lot. Vendu 22,500 GBP Provenance: Acquired by Reginald Poland, Former Director, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, 1961 PROPERTY FROM THE HIGH MUSEUM OF ART, SOLD TO BENEFIT FUTURE ACQUISITIONS Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London | 09 avr.... [Lire la suite]
07 mai 2014

A Belle Epoque ruby and diamond ring, by Boucheron

A Belle Epoque ruby and diamond ring, by Boucheron. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Set with an oval-shaped ruby, weighing approximately 5.52 carats, to the diamond-set line shoulders, 1910s, ring size 7, with French assay mark for platinum. Signed Boucheron. Estimate CHF350,000 – CHF450,000 ($400,271 - $514,634) Accompanied by report no. 72506 dated 23 January 2014 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the ruby is of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating Report no. 14040064 dated 15 April 2014 from the... [Lire la suite]
07 mai 2014

A ring set with an oval-shaped diamond and calibré-cut ruby and pavé-set diamond shoulders, by Fasano

A ring set with an oval-shaped diamond and calibré-cut ruby and pavé-set diamond shoulders, by Fasano. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Set with an oval-shaped diamond, weighing approximately 5.25 carats, to the calibré-cut ruby and pavé-set diamond shoulders, mounted in gold, ring size 9½, in red leather Fasano case. Signed Fasano. Estimate CHF220,000 – CHF320,000 ($251,599 - $365,962) Accompanied by report no. 5151834381 dated 8 January 2014 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is D colour, VVS2... [Lire la suite]
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07 mai 2014

An Ilkhanide pottery star tile, Persia, early 14th century. Photo Sotheby's. moulded in relief and decorated in underglaze coba

An Ilkhanide pottery star tile, Persia, early 14th century. Photo Sotheby's. moulded in relief and decorated in underglaze cobalt blue outlined in black with lotus head and rosette stem, white border; 20.2cm. diam. Estimation 2,000 — 3,000 GBP - Unsold. This tile belongs to the so-called Sultanabad group that takes many of the shapes and designs of the Kashan repertory and reworks them in an underglaze palette that prefigures the tilework of the Timurid period. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London | 09 avr.... [Lire la suite]
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07 mai 2014

A Kashan lustre pottery star tile, Persia, circa 1300

A Kashan lustre pottery star tile, Persia, circa 1300. Photo Sotheby's. eight-pointed stellar form, decorated in lustre over an opacified tin glaze with inglaze cobalt blue, featuring an onager within a ground of foliate sprays, enclosed by a border of calligraphic decoration, old collection label to reverse; 20.6cm. diam. Estimation 1,500 — 2,000 GBP - Lot. Vendu 3,250 GBP Inscriptions: Two couplets from the Shahnameh of Firdawsi in the Rustam and Suhrab section (part of inscription undecipherable). This tile is related in style... [Lire la suite]
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07 mai 2014

A pair of ruby and diamond chandelier design earrings, by M. Gérard

A pair of ruby and diamond chandelier design earrings, by M. Gérard. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Of chandelier design, the oval and cushion-shaped rubies set in brilliant-cut and marquise-shaped diamond surrounds, 6.8 cm, with French assay mark for gold. By M. Gerard, not signed (en suite with lot 255) . Estimate CHF55,000 – CHF70,000 ($62,900 - $80,054) Accompanied by report no. 73451 dated 7 March 2014 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the rubies are of Burmese origin, with no indications of... [Lire la suite]
07 mai 2014

A ruby and diamond necklace, by m. Gérard, and a ruby and diamond pendant, by Van Cleef & Arpels

A ruby and diamond necklace, by m. Gérard, and a ruby and diamond pendant, by Van Cleef & Arpels. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The necklace composed of oval and cushion-shaped rubies in brilliant-cut, pear and marquise-shaped diamond clusters, to the detachable brilliant-cut diamond cluster pendant/brooch centering upon seven rubies, can detach to be worn as a shorter necklace and a bracelet, necklace 56.0 cm, pendant/brooch 4.5 cm, with French assay marks for gold. The necklace signed M. Gérard, no. CS220, the pendant... [Lire la suite]