14 novembre 2019

Coloured diamond and diamond ring, Bulgari

Lot 122. Fancy deep brown-pink diamond of 8.50 carats and diamond ring, Bulgari. Estimate CHF 300,000 - CHF 500,000. Price realised CHF 399,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Fancy deep brown-pink rectangular-cut diamond of 8.50 carats, trapeze-cut diamonds, platinum and gold, ring size 5 ½, signed Bvlgari. GIA, 2018, report no. 2195098842: 8.50 carats, Fancy Deep Brown-Pink colour, VVS2 clarity.  Christie's. Magnificent Jewels, Geneva, 12 November 2019 ... [Lire la suite]
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14 novembre 2019

Mid-20th century diamond earrings, Van Cleef & Arpels

Lot 244. Mid-20th century diamond earrings, Van Cleef & Arpels. Estimate CHF 300,000 - CHF 500,000. Price realised CHF 423,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Pear-shaped diamonds of 11.17 and 10.41 carats, circular, old, square and baguette-cut diamonds, platinum and gold, 1950s, 4.6 cm, maker's marks, no. 12.557. Provenance: Christie's Geneva, 16 May 1985, lot 416.  Christie's. Magnificent Jewels, Geneva, 12 November 2019
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14 novembre 2019

Diamond earrings, Pederzani

Lot 253. Diamond earrings of 5.20, 4.92, 1.65 and 1.47 carats, Pederzani. Estimate CHF 200,000 - CHF 300,000. Price realised CHF 435,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Pear brilliant-cut diamonds of 5.20, 4.92, 1.65 and 1.47 carats, platinum and gold, 2.8 cm, signed Pederzani, blue Pederzani case. GIA, 2019, report no. 6207532227: 5.20 carats, D colour, VVS1 clarity, potentially Internally FlawlessGIA, 2019, report no. 6204532244: 4.92 carats, D colour, VVS1 clarity, potentially Internally FlawlessGIA,... [Lire la suite]
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14 novembre 2019

Diamond ring

Lot 16. Diamond ring of 20.53 carats. Estimate CHF 250,000 - CHF 350,000. Price realised CHF 471,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Rectangular-cut diamond of 20.53 carats, tapered baguette-cut diamonds, platinum (French mark), ring size 5 ¾ GIA, 2019, report no. 6204211596: 20.53 carats, J colour, VVS1 clarity   Christie's. Magnificent Jewels, Geneva, 12 November 2019
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14 novembre 2019

Natural pearl and diamond necklace

Lot 128. Natural pearl and diamond necklace. Estimate CHF 150,000 - CHF 250,000. Price realised CHF 711,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Sixty-three and fifty-nine graduated natural pearls of approximately 11.65 to 5.95 mm, baguette and kite-shaped diamonds, platinum and gold, 47.5 cm. SSEF, 2019, report no. 108873: 122 saltwater natural pearls. Note: The origin of pearls is still a matter of great interest among gemmologists. We know that they are formed by oysters and mussels but we are... [Lire la suite]
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14 novembre 2019

Monet's $28 million 'Charing Cross Bridge' leads Sotheby's $209 million Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale

Lot 8. Claude Monet, Charing Cross Bridge, signed Claude Monet and dated 1903, lower left, oil on canvas, 65 by 100.3 cm. Painted in 1903. Estimate 20,000,000 — 30,000,000 USD. Sold for 27,600,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby’s. NEW YORK, NY.- Yesterday’s sale was led by Claude Monet’s Charing Cross Bridge from 1903, which sold for $27.6 million, one of the finest examples from Monet’s seminal London series ever to appear at auction. Previously in the collection of Andrea Klepetar-Fallek for the past 40 years, the... [Lire la suite]

14 novembre 2019

Bequest of Trustee Emerita and Longtime Patron Jayne Wrightsman to the Met

Jayne Wrightsman, wearing a satin gown by Givenchy, on a Louis XV cut-velvet sofa in her New York apartment. Photograph by Cecil Beaton, Vogue, October 1, 1966 (Cecil Beaton / Vogue; © Condé Nast) NEW YORK - The historic bequest includes over $80 million and more than 375 paintings, sculptures, works on paper, decorative art objects, and rare books. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced an exceptional bequest of over 375 works from the late Jayne Wrightsman (1919-2019), Trustee Emerita and one of the most... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2019

A very rare gilt and anhua-decorated green-enamelled ‘Deer and Phoenix’ bowl, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period

Lot 2927. A very rare gilt and anhua-decorated green-enamelled ‘Deer and Phoenix’ bowl, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1522-1566); 4 ¾ in. (12 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,500,000 (USD 102,636 - USD 192,443). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.    The exterior is covered with an iridescent green enamel with dark mottling, embellished with gilt depicting a pair of deer amidst butterflies, cranes and flowering trees,... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2019

A yellow-enamelled dish, Zhengde six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1506-1521)

Lot 2926. A yellow-enamelled dish, Zhengde six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1506-1521); 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000 (USD 64,148 - USD 89,807). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.    The dish with rounded sides is applied inside and out with a yellow enamel of deep egg-yolk tone, with the exception of the base covered with a clear glaze, box.  Provenance: Sold at Sotheby’s Paris, 12 June 2008, lot... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2019

A rare blue and white 'Dragon and Phoenix' jar, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 2925. A rare blue and white 'Dragon and Phoenix' jar, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 5 1/4 in. (13.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000 (USD 38,489 - USD 64,148). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.   The jar is painted to the sides with a pair of five-clawed dragons and a pair of phoenix in pursuit of 'flaming pearls', on a composite floral scroll ground, with a broad border at the shoulder encompassing 'The... [Lire la suite]