26 décembre 2016

Baroque drop shaped natural pearl and diamond pendant, early 20th century

Lot 430. Baroque drop shaped natural pearl and diamond pendant, early 20th century. Estimate 295,000 — 485,000 CHF. Lot sold 658,000 CHF. Photo  Sotheby's. The slightly baroque drop shaped natural pearl measuring approximately 14.35 x 15.00 x 21.00mm,weighing 31.14 carats, capped with rose diamonds. Accompanied by SSEF report no. 79291, stating that the pearl was found to be natural, saltwater.  Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Genève, 12 mai 2015,... [Lire la suite]

26 décembre 2016

Natural pearl and diamond necklace

Lot 252. Natural pearl and diamond necklace. Estimate 146,000 — 245,000 CHF. Lot sold 706,000 CHF. Photo  Sotheby's. Composed of three rows of natural pearls measuring from approximately 4.65 to 9.45mm, the asymmetrically placed clasp of scroll design set with circular- and single-cut diamonds, length approximately 530mm. Accompanied by SSEF report no. 79259, stating that the two hundred and forty-two pearls were found to be natural, saltwater.  ... [Lire la suite]
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26 décembre 2016

Diamond tiara-necklace, last quarter of the 19th century, property of the Estate of Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe

Lot 493. Diamond tiara-necklace, last quarter of the 19th century, property of the Estate of Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe. Estimate 295,000 — 495,000 CHF. Lot sold 790,000 CHF. Photo  Sotheby's. Composed of fleurs de lys and confronting scroll motifs, swing-set with a graduated row of twenty pear-shaped diamond, on a band composed of lozenge and trefoil motifs, set throughout with cushion-shaped and rose diamonds, several small stones... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2016

Impressive natural pearl and diamond necklace from an European princely family

Lot 473. Impressive natural pearl and diamond necklace from an European princely family. Estimate 295,000 — 585,000 CHF. Lot sold 838,000 CHF. Photo  Sotheby's. Composed of a row of natural pearls measuring from approximately 5.15 to 12.20mm, alternating with seed pearls, on a pinched collet-set circular-cut diamond clasp, length approximately 640mm. Illustrated with five additional cultured pearls which have been subsequently removed. Accompanied by SSEF report no. 79509,... [Lire la suite]
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26 décembre 2016

Important ruby and diamond bangle-bracelet, Boucheron, circa 1935

Lot 472. Important ruby and diamond bangle-bracelet, Boucheron, circa 1935. Estimate 390,000 — 680,000 CHF. Lot sold 910,000 CHF. Photo  Sotheby's. Of hinged design, one side decorated with calibré-cut rubies in concealed settings, the other pavé-set with brilliant-cut and baguette diamonds, inner circumference approximately 185mm, signed Boucheron, French assay and maker's marks, four small diamonds deficient. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble... [Lire la suite]
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26 décembre 2016

12.15 carats step-cut diamond ring

Lot 408. A 12.15 carats step-cut diamond ring. Estimate 980,000 — 1,450,000 CHF. Lot sold 1,450,000 CHF. Photo  Sotheby's. Claw-set with a step-cut diamond weighing 12.15 carats, between tapered baguette diamond shoulders, size 51. Accompanied by GIA report no. 2175084764, stating that the diamond is D Colour, VVS2 Clarity, together with a working diagram stating that the diamond may be internally flawless after minor repolishing. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble... [Lire la suite]
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26 décembre 2016

Natural pearl and diamond necklace

Lot 458. Natural pearl and diamond necklace. Estimate 39,000 — 59,000 CHF. Lot sold 1,450,000 CHF. Photo  Sotheby's. Composed of a graduated row of light greyish brown to brown and brownish grey natural pearls, measuring from approximately 4.70 to 14.85mm, on a barrel clasp set with brilliant-cut diamonds, clasp signed V.C.A., numbered, French assay and maker's marks, one diamond deficient. Accompanied by SSEF report no. 79535, stating that the fifty-five pearls were... [Lire la suite]
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26 décembre 2016

Art Gallery of New South Wales exhibits nude art from the Tate Collection

Auguste Rodin, The kiss, 1901-04. Tate: purchased with assistance from the Art Fund and public contributions 1953. Image © Tate, London 2016. SYDNEY.- Nude: art from the Tate Collection at the Art Gallery of New South Wales tells the story of the nude through more than 100 powerful artworks spanning two centuries, as part of the Sydney International Art Series 2016-2017.   The evolution of the nude in Western art is a story of beauty and desire, eroticism and tenderness as well as scandal. From the history... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2016

A 'Dehua' 'Marco Polo' censer and cover, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 473. A 'Dehua' 'Marco Polo' censer and cover, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 800/1 200 €. Lot sold 3600 €. Photo Nagel B. 15 cm. Very slightly chipped Property from a North German private collection  Note: Censers of this type have always been associated with Marco Polo, as it was a popular belief in the 19th century that they were brought to Venice by the explorer. A similar censer ascribed to the Kangxi period is illustrated in P.J. Donnelly, Blanc de Chine, London, 1969, pl.... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2016

A blue and white porcelain cachepot with a figural scene, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 279. A blue and white porcelain cachepot with a figural scene, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 1 500/2 000 €. Lot sold 5 000 €. Photo Nagel carved wood cover, metal handles to side. D. 21,5 cm. Fine starcrack inside Property from a South German noble collection, bought prior 1990  Nagel. Asian Art, 09.12.2016