18 octobre 2008

Mon horoscope du jour


Ne négligez pas les opportunités qui se présenteront à vous aujourd'hui. Vous en serez plus convaincant!

Évitez tout nouveau projet. Une confiance exagérée en vos capacités vous mènerait à une fatigue exagérée!

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17 octobre 2008

A Double-Strand Pearl And Cultured Pearl Necklace

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A Double-Strand Pearl And Cultured Pearl Necklace

Of forty and forty-two graduated pearls and cultured pearls, measuring from approximately 6.25 x 6.80 to 12.40 x 13.90 mm, to the old European-cut diamond openwork clasp, mounted in platinum, may be worn as a single or a double-strand, 17 ins. and 18½ ins. - Price Realized $302,500

With report 17211288 dated 21 May 2008 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that fifty-eight pearls are natural and twenty-four are saltwater cultured pearls

Christie's. Jewels: The New York Sale. 15 October 2008. New York, Rockefeller Plaza - www.christie's.com - Image Christie's Ltd 2008

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A Continental Silver-gilt Figural Tazza, probably Moldavian or Transylvanian, mid 17th century

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A Continental Silver-gilt Figural Tazza, probably Moldavian or Transylvanian, mid 17th century

the hexafoil bowl finely chased with six scenes each in lobate cartouche comprising:
Pan and Syrinx
The Story of Io turned into a cow
Mercury with the head of Argus
Phaeton before his father Apollo
Phaeton mounting the chariot of the Sun
The Death of Phaeton
the center embossed in high relief with Argus and Hermes with Io in the background, the stem formed as a rearing horse, shaped oval base chased with lobate strapwork and shells and topped by a frog, the base struck with maker's mark IF device below and an unclear town mark, the bowl with a monogram mark ?IGV

weight 11oz 15dwt (367g) - measurements height 8in. (20.3cm) - Lot Sold 7,500 USD

NOTE: The same monogram mark appears on a parcel-gilt tankard, catalogued as Hungarian, second half seventeenth century, sold Sotheby's, Geneva, 12 November 1990, lot 146. A similiar monogram mark appears on an ewer and basin with Moldavian armorials, in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, sold Christie's, Geneva, 15 May 1990, lot 218, where that mark was described as a "fouled anchor" and the date was given as circa 1650.

Sotheby's. Silver. 17 Oct 08. New York  - www.sothebys.com. Photo Courtesy Sotheby's

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A 9.68 carats Heart-shaped Diamond Ring

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A 9.68 carats Heart-shaped Diamond Ring

Set with a heart-shaped diamond, weighing approximately 9.68 carats, with a circular-cut diamond gallery and shoulders, mounted in platinum, (accompanied by a textured 18k gold ring mounting) -  Price Realized $314,500

With report 17445808 dated 23 June 2008 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is F color, VS2 clarity

Christie's. Jewels: The New York Sale. 15 October 2008. New York, Rockefeller Plaza - www.christie's.com - Image Christie's Ltd 2008

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A Pair of French Empire Silver Urns and Covers, Jean-Baptiste-Claude Odiot, Paris, 1809-19

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A Pair of French Empire Silver Urns and Covers, Jean-Baptiste-Claude Odiot, Paris, 1809-19

of campana form, applied with butterfly-handled urns flanked by addorsed recumbant maidens with baskets of flowers, the handles formed as twin-tailed classical females with arches of reeds, the flat covers with wreath finials surrounded by an engraved band of running leaves, mounted on square plinths applied on one side with a partly-draped classical maiden led by Eros, the other side with Eros and a fully-dressed maiden holding a lyre, the sides with stylized classical foliage, the bodies engraved on one side with English arms - weight 149oz (4634g) - measurements height 15in. (38.2cm) - Lot Sold 50,000 USD

NOTE: The arms are those of Nicholas Vansittart of Foot's Cray Place, Kent, 5th son of Henry V, M.P., Governor of Bengal. He was born in 1766, M.P. for Hastings 1796-1802, for Old Sarum 1802-12, East Grinstead 1812, Harwich 1812-23, envoy to Denmark 1801, Joint Secretary of Treasury 1801-4 and 1806-76, P.C. 1805, Chancellor of the Exchequer 1812-23, created on his resignation for that post Baron Bexley of Bexley, co. Kent with a pension of 3000 pounds per year. In 1806 he married Catherine Isabella, 2nd daughter of Sir Gilbert Eliot Bart. He died without issue in 1851 when the peerage became extinct.

Sotheby's. Silver. 17 Oct 08. New York  - www.sothebys.com. Photo Courtesy Sotheby's



A Colored 22.95 carats Diamond Ring

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A Colored 22.95 carats Diamond Ring

Set with a square-cut fancy yellow diamond, weighing approximately 22.95 carats, flanked on either side by a trapeze-cut diamond, mounted in platinum and 18k gold - Price Realized $320,500

With report 17461769 dated 11 July 2008 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is fancy yellow, natural color, VVS2 clarity; accompanied by a working diagram indicating that the clarity may be potentially internally flawless

Christie's. Jewels: The New York Sale. 15 October 2008. New York, Rockefeller Plaza - www.christie's.com - Image Christie's Ltd 2008

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An Italian Silver "naturalistic" Tureen and Cover, Buccellati, Rome, 20th century

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An Italian Silver"naturalistic" Tureen and Cover, Buccellati, Rome, 20th century

formed as a head of cabbage with overlapping veined leaves, marked on base - weight 66oz 4dwt (2059g) - measurements width 11 1/2 in. (29.2cm), height 9 1/4 in. (23.5cm) - Lot sold 8,125 USD

Sotheby's. Silver. 17 Oct 08. New York  - www.sothebys.com. Photo Courtesy Sotheby's

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A Pair Of Diamond Ear Studs, By Graff

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A Pair Of Diamond Ear Studs, By Graff

Each set with a cut-cornered rectangular-cut diamond, weighing approximately 4.35 and 4.49 carats, mounted in platinum, in a Graff navy leather pouch. Signed Graff, no. 7089  -  Price Realized $362,500

With reports 14572691 and 14572700 dated 9 August 2005 and 3 August 2005 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamonds are E color, internally flawless clarity

Christie's. Jewels: The New York Sale. 15 October 2008. New York, Rockefeller Plaza - www.christie's.com - Image Christie's Ltd 2008

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A Diamond Ring, By Henry Dunay

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A Diamond Ring, By Henry Dunay

Set with a rectangular-cut diamond, weighing approximately 7.00 carats, flanked on either side by a baguette-cut diamond, mounted in platinum. Signed Dunay for Henry Dunay - Estimate $375,000 - $500,000 - Unsold.

With report 17489468 dated 27 August 2008 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is F color, VVS2 clarity

Christie's. Jewels: The New York Sale. 15 October 2008. New York, Rockefeller Plaza - www.christie's.com - Image Christie's Ltd 2008

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An Italian Silver Lobster, Mario Buccellati, Rome, 20th century

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An Italian Silver Lobster, Mario Buccellati, Rome, 20th century

realistically modeled as a Caribbean spiney lobster, with detachable antennae, one leg signed M. BUCCELLATI ITALY - weight 56oz 15dwt (1766g) - measurements length overall 19in. (48.2cm), height 17 1/2 in. (44.5cm) - Lot sold 25,000 USD

Sotheby's. Silver. 17 Oct 08. New York  - www.sothebys.com. Photo Courtesy Sotheby's

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