06 août 2016

Natural pearl, cultured pearl and diamond necklace, 1920s

Lot 203. Natural pearl, cultured pearl and diamond necklace, 1920s. Estimate 31,000 — 45,000 CHF. Lot sold 230,500 CHF. Photo: Sotheby's 2012 Designed as a single row of graduated natural pearls measuring from approximately 4.8 to 8.6mm, with four cultured pearls near the clasp, on a geometric clasp set with circular-cut and baguette diamonds, length approximately 575mm.  Accompanied by SSEF report no. 64901, stating that seventy-nine of the pearls were found to be natural, saltwater,... [Lire la suite]
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06 août 2016

Natural pearl and diamond pendent brooch, 1920s

Lot 312. Natural pearl and diamond pendent brooch, 1920s. Estimate 42,000 — 60,000 CHF. Lot sold 242,500 CHF. Photo: Sotheby's 2012 The surmount of bow design set with a seed pearl and rose diamonds, to a detachable pendant suspending a baroque-shaped natural pearl, the cap set with cushion-shaped, circular-, single-cut and rose diamonds. Accompanied by SSEF report no. 64896, stating that the pearl was found to be natural, saltwater. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels, Geneva, 14 Nov 2012 ... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2016

A diamond serpent necklace

Lot 217. A diamond serpent necklace. Estimate CHF140,000 – CHF200,000 ($144,626 - $206,609). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The coiled snake of openwork design, set with old-cut diamond millegrain-set palm-shaped links, to the old-cut diamond-set head, 1920s, 43.0 cm, mounted in platinum. Note: Cf, Rudoe J., Cartier 1900-1939, London, The Trustees of the British Museum, 1997, p. 264 for a similar example Christie's. GENEVA MAGNIFICENT JEWELS, 18 May 2016, Geneva
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13 février 2016

Pearl and diamond brooch, 1920s

Natural pearl and diamond brooch, 1920s. Photo Sotheby's 2011 Centring on a drop-shaped pearl within an octagonal frame millegrain-set with circular- and single-cut diamonds, French assay marks for platinum, frame 1920s. Lot 286. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Lot sold 56,450 GBP Accompanied by The Gem & Pearl Laboratory report no. 04155, stating that the drop pearl was found to be natural, saltwater. Sotheby's, Fine Jewels London, 13 Jul 2011
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13 février 2016

Diamond tiara, 1920s

Diamond tiara, 1920s. Photo Sotheby's 2011 Designed as a graduated series of open work plaques of palmette, acanthus leaf and floral cluster motifs, pierced and millegrain-set with circular-, single-cut and rose diamonds, inner circumference approximately 260mm, frame circumference approximately 350mm, detachable, most probably the tiara was designed to be worn also as a collier de chien but presently no further fittings accompany this lot, French assay marks, two small stones deficient. Lot 287. Estimate 35,000... [Lire la suite]
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01 janvier 2016

Callot Soeurs, dress in watered silk with metallic embroidery and iridescent sequins, 1920s

Callot Soeurs, dress in watered silk with metallic embroidery and iridescent sequins, 1920s. From Pennies Vintage.
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01 janvier 2016

Coat, Callot Soeurs, 1920s

Callot Soeurs (French, active 1895–1937),  Coat, 1920s, silk. Gift of Mrs. William Bamberger, 1940 (C.I.40.37.2a, b). The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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05 novembre 2015

Natural pearl, emerald and diamond jabot pin, Cartier, 1920s

Natural pearl, emerald and diamond jabot pin, Cartier, 1920s. Estimate 110,000 — 220,000 CHF. Photo: Sotheby's. Of Indian inspiration, set with natural pearls of various colours, a circular-cut emerald, cushion-shaped, circular-cut and rose diamonds, suspending a line of diamonds and natural pearls; the keeper set with circular-cut diamonds, calibré-cut emeralds and a natural pearl, signed Cartier, numbered, French assay and maker’s marks, case signed Cartier. Authentification: Accompanied by... [Lire la suite]
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28 octobre 2015

Mariano Fortuny (Spanish, 1871–1949), Evening gown, 1920s

Mariano Fortuny (Spanish, 1871–1949), Evening gown, 1920s. Pale-pink pleated silk with pink silk cord and glass beads; (a) L. at center back 47 5/8 in. (120.7 cm), (b) L. 42 1/2 in. (107.5 cm). Gift of Estate of Lillian Gish, 1995 (1995.28.6a) © 2000–2015 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Mariano Fortuny's pleated evening dresses, often accompanied by coordinated cloaks, shawls, or jackets, were originally designed to be worn as tea gowns. That is, they were intended as "undress" to be worn at home for... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2015

Shanghainese Deco: Vanities in the Roaring Twenties at the Liang Yi Museum

Vanity box, Cartier, 1920s © 2015 Liang Yi Museum. Compact. Lacloche, around 1925. Gold, enamel, diamonds and mother-of-pearl with internal mirror. © 2015 Liang Yi Museum Vanity box. China (Qing dynasty), 17th century. Huanghuali with coral and ivory inlays. © 2015 Liang Yi Museum. Nécessaire. Cartier, around 1930. Gold, toirtoiseshell, lacquer, lapis-lazuli and turquoise with internal mirror. © 2015 Liang Yi Museum. A minaudière by Van Cleef & Arpels with mirror and lipstick, 1925, coated in red enamel with a... [Lire la suite]