18 février 2016

Ruby and diamond brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels, 1989

Ruby and diamond brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels, 1989. Photo Sotheby's 2013 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. Lot 609. Estimate 57,000 — 75,000 CHF. Lot sold 161,000 CHF Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Geneva, 14 May 2013
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18 février 2016

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 2013 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. Lot 608. Estimate 75,000 — 115,000 CHF. Lot sold 197,000 CHF Litterature: Cf: Sarah Coffin, Set in Style: The Jewellery of Van Cleef & Arpels, 2011, page 32 for a pair of... [Lire la suite]
18 février 2016

Ruby and diamond ring

Burmese 'pigeon blood red' 4.31 carats ruby and diamond ring. Photo Sotheby's 2013 The oval ruby weighing 4.31 carats, claw-set between triangular diamonds, size 54. Lot 448. Estimate 145,000 — 235,000 CHF. Lot sold 653,000 CHF Accompanied by SSEF report no. 67458, stating that the ruby is of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating, 'pigeon blood red' colour. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Geneva, 14 May 2013
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18 février 2016

Property of a Spanish ducal family. Ruby and diamond necklace, 1930s

Property of a Spanish ducal family. Burmese ruby and diamond necklace, 1930s. Photo Sotheby's 2013 Designed as a series of geometric links set with cushion-shaped rubies, circular-, single-cut and baguette diamonds, length approximately 345mm, separates into two bracelets, lengths approximately 175 and 170mm, each with French assay and maker's marks, one small diamond deficient. Lot 570. Estimate 90,000 — 145,000 CHF. Lot sold 545,000 CHF Accompanied by Gübelin report no.... [Lire la suite]
18 février 2016

Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc. at Asia Week New York 2016

Chinese Archaistic Bronze Gong (Bovine) Vessel, Song type though possibly Ming-early Qing, ca 16th-17th century. Height: 7 ½ inches. Length: 8 ½ inches © Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc.  Fine and Very Rare Langyao Porcelain Vase. China, early to mid-18th century. Height: 17 1/4 inches. © Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc.   Large Chinese Lacquered Carved Wood Figure of a Seated Guanyin, Bodhisattva of Mercy. Ming Dynasty, circa 15th-early 16th century. Height: 34... [Lire la suite]
18 février 2016

Gem set and diamond brooch

Burmese ruby, Colombian emerald, cultured pearl, natural pearl drops and diamond brooch. Photo Sotheby's 2013 Set with a cushion-shaped ruby, an oval emerald and a cultured pearl suspending natural pearl drops, highlighted with brilliant- and single-cut diamonds. Lot 650. Estimate 11,500 — 17,000 CHF. Lot sold31,250 CHF Accompanied by SSEF report no. 62592, stating that the ruby is of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating, further stating... [Lire la suite]

18 février 2016

Gem set, enamel and diamond pendent necklace, Rajasthan

Ex-collection of Gina Lollobrigida. Gem set, enamel and diamond pendent necklace, Rajasthan. Photo Sotheby's 2013 Designed as a series of links set with flat-cut diamonds, suspending a fringe of seed pearls and polished emerald beads, some inset with diamonds, the detachable pendant at the front set with a carved paste stone encircled with diamonds, the reverse of the necklace decorated with bird, floral and foliate motifs decorated with safed chalwan enamel, length approximately 380mm. Lot... [Lire la suite]
18 février 2016

Natural pearl, emerald and diamond necklace

Natural pearl, emerald and diamond necklace. Photo Sotheby's 2013 Designed as a graduated row of natural pearls measuring from approximately 6.6 to 12.2mm, to a clasp set with a rectangular faceted emerald within a border of circular-cut diamonds, length approximately 525mm. Lot 345. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 CHF. Lot sold 629,000 CHF Accompanied by SSEF report no. 67611, stating that the pearls were found to be natural, saltwater PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT ITALIAN NOBLE FAMILY Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
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18 février 2016

Attractive natural pearl, emerald and diamond brooch-pendant, circa 1925

Attractive natural pearl, emerald and diamond brooch-pendant, circa 1925. Photo Sotheby's 2013 The natural pearl drop measuring approximately 12.90 x 11.95 x 18.85mm, connected by a carved fluted emerald bead to an articulated surmount set with step-cut emeralds, cushion-shaped, circular-cut and baguette diamonds, pendant loops, detachable brooch fitting to reverse, French assay mark, accompanied by fine link chain highlighted with single-cut diamonds, length approximately 460mm. Lot 637. Estimate 170,000 — 210,000... [Lire la suite]
18 février 2016

Buddhist Art at Asia Week New York 2016

A rare bronze of the Bon deity Nampar Gyalwa, 15-16th century with silver and copper inlaid eyes. © Buddhist Art Head of Buddha, Tibet, 15th century. Gilt bronze. Height: 30 cm. © Buddhist Art Stele of Lokesvara, India, Pala Period, 11th century. Height: 70 cm. © Buddhist Art Buddha, Thai Lopburi (Khmer Art in Thailand), 13th century. Height: 15,5 cm. © Buddhist Art Buddhist Art at Asia Week New York 2016. March 10–19. Sacred Images from Nine... [Lire la suite]