17 juillet 2012

Mariano Fortuny, Caftan of green/blue silk velvet printed with red metallic pigment, ca. 1920

Mariano Fortuny, born 1871 - died 1949. Caftan of green/blue silk velvet printed with red metallic pigment, ca. 1920. Given by Fr. Sebastian Bullough. Museum number: T.732-1972. Victoria & Albert Museum, London  © V&A Images It is lined and faced with green corded silk and has a circular label at the centre back of the neck. This gown belonged to the famous Italian actress Eleonora Duse (1858-1924), noted for her association with the poet and playwright Gabriele d'Annunzio.... [Lire la suite]

08 juillet 2012

Mariano Fortuny (born 1871 - died 1949), Delphos dress., ca. 1920

Mariano Fortuny (born 1871 - died 1949), Delphos dress., ca. 1920. Silk satin trimmed with ceramic beads, permanently pleated. Given by Elizabeth Sarachi Milburn. Museum number: T.150-2004. Victoria & Albert Museum  © V&A Images The ‘Delphos’ dress was inspired by the draped costume on Greek statuary. The designer Mariano Fortuny (1871-1949) registered his design in 1909. He achieved the column-like effect through his patented process of permanently pleating the silk so that it... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2012

Mariano Fortuny, 1920

Mariano Fortuny, 1920
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02 juillet 2012

Mariano Fortuny, 1920

Mariano Fortuny, 1920 Mariano Fortuny, 1920
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15 mai 2012

An Art Deco Diamond and Platinum BraceletAn Art Deco Diamond and Platinum Bracelet

An Art Deco Diamond and Platinum Bracelet. photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The flexible band of openwork geometric design, set with approximately 276 old European and single-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum, circa 1920, with French assay marks, 7¼ ins. Lot 160. Estimate 10,000 - $15,000 Christie's. The Van Cliburn Collection. 17 May 2012. New York, Rockefeller Plaza 
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08 mai 2012

Rare et impressive natural pearl and diamond tiara, Chaumet, 1920

Rare et impressive natural pearl and diamond tiara, Chaumet, 1920.  Photo Sotheby's Designed as a graduated series of foliate scrolls set with rose, single- and circular-cut and cushion-shaped diamonds, highlighted in the centre with a baroque button-shaped natural pearl measuring approximately 25.2 x 21.2 x 20.0mm, weighing 75.84 carats, (303.37 grains) and two button-shaped natural pearls measuring approximately 16.8-18.2 x 13.1 and 17.4 -18.4 x 12.8mm, inner circumference approximately 365mm,... [Lire la suite]
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02 avril 2012

Sapphire and diamond ring, circa 1920

Sapphire and diamond ring, circa 1920.  Photo Sotheby's Composed of a cushion-shaped sapphire weighing 3.13 carats and a Old European-cut diamond weighing 1.89 carats, to a mount embellished by circular-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum. Estimate 950,000-1,200,000 HKD NOTE: Ring size: 7Accompanied by AGL report numbered CS 46922, dated 9 January 2012, stating that the 3.13 carat sapphire is natural, of Kashmir origin, with no gemological evidence of heat; also accompanied by GIA report... [Lire la suite]
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30 décembre 2011

Diamond corsage ornament, Tiffany & Co., circa 1920

Diamond corsage ornament, Tiffany & Co., circa 1920. Photo Sotheby's Designed as a ribbon bow, set to the centre with a circular-cut diamond, within interlacing lines of single- and circular-cut diamonds, suspending similarly set articulated tassels, signed Tiffany & Co., brooch fitting. ESTIMATE 52,000-72,000 GBP. Lot Sold: 63,650 GBP LITERATURE: Cf: Clare Phillips, Bejewelled by Tiffany, 1837 - 1987, London, 2006, page 166 and 167 for examples of bows of a similar date by Tiffany & Co. NOTE: Bows and ribbons... [Lire la suite]
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07 décembre 2011

Platinum , fancy pink diamond and diamond ring, circa 1920

Platinum , fancy pink diamond and diamond ring, circa 1920. Photo Sotheby's The modified pear-shaped diamond of fancy pink color weighing 2.35 carats, flanked by old European-cut diamonds weighing approximately .25 carat, size 5½. Estimate 100,000-200,000 USD.  Lot Sold: 278,500 USD Accompanied by GIA report no. 2115848203 stating that the diamond is Fancy Pink, Natural Color, VS2 clarity. Together with a letter from the GIA stating that the diamond has been determined to be type IIa. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. New York... [Lire la suite]
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30 octobre 2011

Deux guéridons. Ebénisterie Aberlardo Linarès (Grenade et Tolède). Espagne pour le Maroc, XIXe - XXe s.

Superbe et grand guéridon octogonal. Ebénisterie Aberlardo Linarès (Grenade et Tolède). Espagne pour le Maroc, fin XIXe - début XXe siècle. Photo Tajan - Paris en bois marqueté d'ébène, d'os, de citronnier, de loup d'érable, de palissandre, de bois précieux et teintés à décor géométrique étoilé. Le plateau à décor de polygones étoilés rayonnants et de rosaces, est ceinturé d'un ruban de chevrons, repose sur huit pieds maintenus par une entretoise en forme d'étoile. Les pieds à arcatures polylobées finement sculptées de mihrab sont... [Lire la suite]
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