Hommage à ma mère, Madame Truong Khac Huê, qui adorait les bijoux, qui m'a traîné très jeune chez les bijoutiers et à mon père qui adorait les lui offrir

05 juillet 2018

Lot 117. An Italian Art-Deco jewelled platinum-mounted jadeite cigarette-case, signed Janesich, circa 1925

Lot 117. An Italian Art-Deco jewelled platinum-mounted jadeite cigarette-case, signed Janesich, circa 1925, maker's mark for Atelier Strauss, Allard, Meyer, with inventory no 6656, French mark for platinum; 3¼ in. (85 mm.) high. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 25,000. Price realised GBP 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. rectangular jadeite case with platinum diamond-set mounts, overlaid with ruby, diamond and onyx flowers and foliage in chinoiserie style, with diamond-set onyx clasp. ... [Lire la suite]
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28 juin 2018

WARTSKI, Stand C1 at Masterpiece London 2018

A carved rock crystal and enamelled talisman, Iberian, 17th century. Courtesy Wartsky consisting of a carved rock crystal figa (a clenched hand with the thumb protruding between the first and second fingers) mounted beneath an elaborate enamelled yellow gold cuff in palette of white and blue, topped with a suspension loop. The figa is a potent symbol from the ancient world. It was worn as a powerful amulet to promote fertility and to protect its wearer from the evil eye – dark and magical forces. Rock crystal was... [Lire la suite]
28 juin 2018

VERDURA / HERZ-BELPERRON at Masterpiece London 2018

  VERDURA EST. 1939. Formerly from the collection of Baroness Mary de Rothschild, made in 1955. Vintage "Double Crescent" necklace. Composed of four strands totaling 201 natural saltwater pearls with a central platinum and diamond "double crescent" element and bar clasp. Courtesy VERDURA / HERZ-BELPERRON VERDURA EST. 1939. The "Fulco Y" necklace. Gold links with amethyst, rubellite, aquamarine, peridot, rose quartz, citrine, blue topaz, and South Sea cultured pearl. Courtesy VERDURA / HERZ-BELPERRON VERDURA EST. 1939.... [Lire la suite]
27 juin 2018

HANCOCKS, Stand B4 at at Masterpiece London 2018

William Ruser, Diamond, ruby and platinum 'Orchestra' bracelet, attributed to Ruser, circa 1940. Courtesy Hancocks. Bracelet designed as a row of eight orchestral musicians plus a conductor in the centre, the figures all set with a round cabochon star ruby forming the body with diamond set head, arms and legs and feet accented with black onyx, each musician plays a different instrument including timpani, cello, grand piano and harp and is joined by baguette diamond-set links. Provenance: Previously in the personal jewellery... [Lire la suite]
27 juin 2018

LES ENLUMINURES, Stand B1 at Masterpiece London 2018

Heart pendant, Spain or Italy, c. 1600. Gold, enamel, glass ; weight 17.2 grams; dimensions 45 × 31.4 × 13.8 mm. Courtesy Les Enleminures With its wonderful openwork structure covered with enamel flowers, strapwork, and “gems,” the magnificent heart captures the gaze and its shape moves effortlessly between secular and religious meanings — human or divine love, romantic or religious devotion. Double-sided heart-shaped pendant in gold and enamel openwork. A blue enameled frame surrounds an oval capsule with convex glass... [Lire la suite]
27 juin 2018

Sandra Conan Ltd at Masterpiece London 2018

SANDRA CRONAN LTD. 17th century cruciform pendant. Courtesy Sandra Conan Ltd. A 17th century pendant in the form of a cross. Carved gold on the reverse, silver on the front, set with petal shaped rose cut diamonds. Each point of the cross is set with a garnet engraved with a different devotional scene, and enamelled. From below upwards and across the settings represent: 1. The winged bull of St. Luke with scroll ( signifying writing) 2. The dove of the Holy Spirit or as there is a flowering wand it could be the symbol of St. Joseph... [Lire la suite]

26 juin 2018

Rare coral necklace sells for £36,830 at Ewbank's Auctions

Formerly the property of Louisa Molyneux-Berry and her husband Henry Blayds Molyneux, grandson of Thomas Molyneux, mayor of Liverpool and gentleman of Newsham House Liverpool. Once reputed to be the largest in the world, a 605.8 gramme coral necklace sold for £36,830 (Estimate £5,000-8000) at Ewbank’s Auctions of Surrey on June 20. Courtesy Ewbank's Auctions SEND MARSH.- This rare coral necklace – once thought to be the largest of its kind in the world – has sold for £36,830 at auction.  Expected to... [Lire la suite]
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25 juin 2018

Au Musée du Cinquantenaire, à Bruxelles, de la joaillerie Wolfers Frères, dessinée et conçue par l’architecte Victor Horta

BRUXELLES - Au Musée du Cinquantenaire, à Bruxelles, de la joaillerie Wolfers Frères, dessinée et conçue par l’architecte Victor Horta. 105 ans après l’inauguration officielle de la joaillerie Wolfers Frères en 1912, le magasin peut à nouveau être admiré dans son aménagement d’origine. Pour ce faire, une salle du Musée du Cinquantenaire disposant d’environ la même superficie et la même forme que celles prévues par Victor Horta dans le bâtiment de la rue d’Arenberg à Bruxelles a été dégagée. Sur base d’une étude historique... [Lire la suite]
23 juin 2018

Elegant Platinum, Emerald and Diamond Bracelet, Cartier, France

Lot 457. Elegant Platinum, Emerald and Diamond Bracelet, Cartier, France, circa 1930. Estimate 700,000 — 900,000 USD. Lot sold 845,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. The flexible line bracelet set with seven emerald-cut emeralds weighing 4.37, 3.98, 3.65, 3.39, 2.95, 2.18 and 2.06 carats, alternating with seven cushion-cut diamonds weighing a total of 17.91 carats, further spaced by baguette diamonds weighing approximately 3.90 carats, length 7½ inches, signed Cartier, partially numbered, with French... [Lire la suite]
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23 juin 2018

The El Dorado Emerald, a highly-important emerald-cut Colombian emerald weighing 36.53 carats

Lot 182. The El Dorado Emerald. Highly Important Platinum, 18 Karat Gold, 36.53 carats Colombian Emerald and Diamond Ring. Estimate 1,800,000 — 2,200,000 USD. Lot sold 2,165,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's The emerald-cut emerald weighing 36.53 carats, flanked by two triangle-shaped diamonds weighing approximately 6.00 carats, size 6¼, numbered 30315, with French workshop mark. Accompanied by AGL report no. CS 47386-1 stating that the emerald is of Classic Colombian origin, with no... [Lire la suite]
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