23 mai 2013
An Antique Sapphire, Spinel And Diamond "Blue Venus" Sculpture. Provenance: Prince Youssoupov. Circa mid-19th century
An Antique Sapphire, Spinel And Diamond "Blue Venus" Sculpture. Provenance: Prince Youssoupov. Circa mid-19th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2009 Designed as a sculpted light blue sapphire depicting Venus, carved from a single light blue 11-cm-long sapphire, enhanced by a rose-cut diamond openwork foliate base, encasing a carved oval red spinel seal, depicting the profile of a Strozzi Medusa head, circa mid 19th century, 4¼ ins., in a black leather fitted case.
22 septembre 2009
New York - Christie's is delighted to announce further details of its upcoming flagship auction on October 21, 2009. The day will feature two distinct sales, beginning with Jewels: The New York Sale & The Annenberg Diamond. Led by the perfect D color Flawless Annenberg Diamond of 32.01 carats, the auction will also include rare gemstones and signed pieces by designers such as Boucheron, BVLGARI, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, David Webb, and Harry Winston, among others. For collectors of period jewels, the day’s second... [Lire la suite]