03 juin 2014

The most prestigious salon of art and antiques in Monaco to be held from 12 to 16 June 2014 in Monte-Carlo

MONTE-CARLO.- Under the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, the fourth edition of the prestigious event, the POINT ART MONACO – FINE ART FAIR is to be held from Thursday, June 12th, through Monday, June 16th, at the Sporting d’Hiver Monte Carlo. Five days of dreaming, to admire hundreds of exceptional pieces!  After only three editions of PAM, the impressive Fine Art Fair rose through the ranks of major international gatherings of top professionals and art collectors, of worldwide criticism. These artistic... [Lire la suite]

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]
25 janvier 2014

S.J. Shrubsole Jewelry at 60th Annual Winter Antiques Show

An Antique English Victorian Moonstone and Diamond Brooch. Circa 1890. Photo courtesy S.J. Shrubsole. Silver over 15K gold, formed by two moonstone hearts, each in a rose cut diamond surround and surmounted by a bow set with rose cut and Old European cut diamonds, with original box. An Antique English Victorian Colored Stone Necklace by Giuliano, London, circa 1900. Photo courtesy S.J. Shrubsole. Of openwork 18k gold, set with round, cushion-shaped and pear-shaped tourmalines, aquamarines, pink topazes and citrines as... [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]
22 mars 2013

Antique Nephrite, Two-Color Gold and Diamond Box

Antique Nephrite, Two-Color Gold and Diamond Box. Photo Doyle 18 ct., the round box centering a gold band with a garland motif, with one oval old-mine cut diamond thumbpiece, with maker's mark, circa 1890. 1 7/16 x 1 7/16 x 1 1/16 inches. Estimate $6,000-8,000 Doyle New York. Important Jewelry - Monday, April 15, 2013 at 10am. http://www.doylenewyork.com
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10 février 2013

Incredible Victorian Snake Bracelet 18K & Diamond

Incredible Victorian Snake Bracelet 18K & Diamond.  18K Yellow Gold & Diamond Victorian Snake Bracelet - Superior and unique design to a classic Victorian bracelet theme, a smart design utilizes space and a lot of gold for a substantial and fashionable look (unlike most dainty Victorian snake motif bracelets), 1.271 oz. 24K Yellow Gold (1.695 oz. @ 18K total bracelet weight), Two large snakes heads with tails wrapping around wrist, very detailed and fully finished fine jewelry item, Safety chain, Clamping bracelet... [Lire la suite]
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10 février 2013

Victorian Snake

Victorian Snake.  Stunning Victorian snake pin set with rubies, rose cut diamonds and an emerald in 14kt yellow gold. pin measures 1 1/2 inches x 3/4 inch. circa 1890. Jerome Heidenreich, Inc.
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10 février 2013

Long gold and chalcedony drop pendent earrings with snake tops, English, circa 1890

Long gold and chalcedony drop pendent earrings with snake tops, English, circa 1890. Ralph Lauren
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10 février 2013

Antique Rose Cut Diamond Figural Snake Pin,USA, 1890

Antique Rose Cut Diamond Figural Snake Pin, USA, 1890.  Very fine antique figural stick pin. Undulating snake fully set with rose cut diamonds, faceted ruby eye grasping a natural pearl in its mouth. Set in 14K gold and silver. Alice Kwartler Antiques.
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31 décembre 2012

Chinese Export Silver Presentation Tankard

Chinese Export Silver Presentation Tankard. Circa 1890.  This beautiful presentation silver tankard by Wang Hing of Hong Kong is a magnificent example of late 19th-century Chinese export silver. This double-skinned vessel features a repoussé exterior of a battle executed in incredible detail. A dragon, the Chinese symbol of power and good fortune, serves as the handle of this fantastic tankard. Marked "WH". 4 1/2" wide (with handle) x 4 1/2" high. Price: $9,850 www.rauantiques.com
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