13 avril 2014

Russian decorative arts book written by Cynthia Coleman Sparke offers secrets of the Tsars

“Some lucky person is going to pick up a decorative Easter egg at a car boot sale one day and find they have won the arts lottery when it sells for £20m” says author Cynthia Coleman Sparke, whose book is being launched at Bonhams. LONDON.- With Easter drawing near and the recent discovery of The Third Imperial Easter Egg, thought lost for over 100 years, all eyes are on the legendary Russian designer, Fabergé. Each of the 50 Fabergé eggs created for the Tsar took one year to complete - from the original conception to delivery on... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2014

Petit diadème. Travail vers 1880

Petit diadème. Travail vers 1880. Photo Tajan. à décor de volutes et treillages sertis de petits diamants taille brillant (TA) et de diamants taillés en rose. Il porte au centre un saphir ovale facetté et deux petits saphirs ovales facetés de chaque côté. L’élément central peut se porter en broche et le panache qui le surmonte est amovible. Monture de collier postérieure. Monture en or et argent. Poids brut : 30,91 gr. Estimated Price: €6,400 - €7,000 A diamond, sapphire, silver and gold tiara circa 1880 Tajan. 12 mars 2014. 37,... [Lire la suite]
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01 février 2014

Renaissance Revival 18kt Gold Gem-set Armlet, c. 1880

Renaissance Revival 18kt Gold Gem-set Armlet, c. 1880. Photo courtesy Skinner. the chased and engraved grillework form with foliate devices and strapwork, bezel-set with sapphire and diamond florets, bezel-set sapphire, emerald, and ruby accents, rose-cut diamond highlights, 115.7 dwt, interior cir. 10 in., (several gemstones missing and three small drill holes). Estimate $2,500-3,500. Sold for: $40,290 Note: For similar highly articulated grillework from this period by E. Fontenay, see Bijouterie Francaise au XIX Siecle, by Henri... [Lire la suite]
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25 janvier 2014

Kentshire Jewelry at 60th Annual Winter Antiques Show

Victorian Gold Bangle with Pearl and Enamel Accents. England. Circa 1880. Photo courtesy Kentshire An antique gold buckle bangle bracelet with half pearl and blue enamel decoration, in 15k. Edwardian Diamond and Platinum Ring. Circa 1915. Photo courtesy Kentshire An Edwardian diamond ring with filigreed lozenge-shaped top and chased shank, in platinum. Atw 2.85 cts. (three old European cut diamonds est. 0.90 cts.) An Art Nouveau Amethyst and Gold Necklace. Circa 1900. Photo courtesy Kentshire An Art Nouveau amethyst and... [Lire la suite]
25 janvier 2014

"A La Vieille Russie" Jewelry at 60th Annual Winter Antiques Show

Edwardian Scenic Diamond Brooch. English, ca. 1910. Photo courtesy A La Vieille Russie Edwardian brooch with a diamond swan molded in relief, with a gold beak and a sapphire eye, floating on aquamarine water, the background with a diamond and natural pearl balustrade, shaded with emerald-leaf palm trees, in a frame of brilliants. Mounted in platinum. Antique Diamond Knot Necklace. English, circa 1880. Photo courtesy A La Vieille Russie Old-mine diamond necklace set in gold and silver, in a knot design, apparently a Savoy... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2014

A silver-gilt Japanese  cloisonné enamel cup, Tiffany & Co., New York, dated 1880

A silver-gilt Japanese cloisonné enamel cup, Tiffany & Co., New York, dated 1880. Photo Sotheby's cylindrical form, bands of geometric and fish scale patterns bordering a central band of dense flowers, cranes, and birds, front with an assymetrical reserve depicting an interior scene of a woman reading, raised on three vermiculated feet, engraved with foliate script monogram MJM on base; marked on base "TIFFANY & CO. N.Y."; height 3 5/8 in.; 9.2cm; 6oz 5dwt gross; 196g. Estimation 7,000 — 9,000 USD Provenance: The... [Lire la suite]
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06 janvier 2014

An American silver-mounted Chinese style tusk ewer, Tiffany & Co., New York, dated 1880

An American silver-mounted Chinese style tusk ewer, Tiffany & Co., New York, dated 1880. Photo Sotheby's with plain tusk-section body, the silver mounts chased with floral and foliate motifs, fully-modelled dragon handle, engraved on base: H.V.N. from G.C.C. November 1880 and Matilda and Hermann From H. Victor Newcomb upon the occasion of their Marriage, Nov. 9th 1898.; marked on base and numbered 5828-1499; height 13 in.; 33 cm. Estimation 15,000 — 25,000 USD Horatio Victor Newcomb (1844-1911) was a banker originally... [Lire la suite]
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04 novembre 2013

Inoue Company. A superb inlaid bronze charger.Signed Yukikazu with kakihan, the reverse with three seals, Kyoto, Inoue sei, Hiro

Inoue Company. A superb inlaid bronze charger with a central panel decorated with the Seven Gods of Good Fortune delicately worked in honzogan and takazogan in gold, silver, copper, shakudo and shibuichi. Signed Yukikazu with kakihan, the reverse with three seals, Kyoto, Inoue sei, Hiromasa. Circa 1880. Dimensions (diameter): 61.0 cm. Photo courtesy Malcolm Fairley Ltd ASIAN ART IN LONDON. 31st October - 9th November 2013. Malcolm Fairley Ltd. Malcolm Fairley, Valerie Sturgeon, Asako... [Lire la suite]
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11 août 2013

Edouard Lièvre (1829-1886). Cabinet Japonisme, ca 1880

Edouard Lièvre (1829-1886). Cabinet Japonisme, ca 1880. Photo courtesy Lempertz Noirci en palissandre et placage de palissandre sur chêne, finement ciselé, partiellement ajourée en bronze sculpté et doré, velours rouge sombre, verre taillé originale. Toutes les serrures avec des clés originales et partiellement signé "THEAU SERRURIER PARIS". Chacune des dix touches dirige le ajouré ligaturé monogramme EL carré. . H 294,6, 281,5 W, D 78.5 cm.  Estimation € 400000-500000. Résultat: € 540.000 ... [Lire la suite]
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11 août 2013

Edouard Lièvre (1829-1886), Cabinet japonisant, ca 1880

Edouard Lièvre (1829-1886), Cabinet japonisant, ca 1880. Monogramme "EL" au revers des bronzes. Palissandre de Rio, bronze doré, verre biseauté. Cabinet des Médailles, Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
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