13 novembre 2015

Aquamarine and diamond bangle, René Boivin, 1937

Aquamarine and diamond bangle, René Boivin, 1937. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's Set with cushion-shaped and circular-cut aquamarines and circular-cut diamonds, inner circumference approximately 170mm, signed René Boivin, French assay and maker's marks, case stamped René Boivin.  Literature: Cf: Françoise Cailles, René Boivin Joaillier, Les Éditions de l'Amateur, Paris, 1994, page 191 for an illustration of this bangle. Note: Accompanied by a... [Lire la suite]
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19 octobre 2015

Jeanne Lanvin

Lee Miller, Jeanne Lanvin in Vogue, June 1, 1928. Photo Edward Steichen Joan Clement in Lanvin's crystal embellished robe de style, Vogue, November 1, 1926. Photo Edward Steichen Mme-Hilling, wears Lanvin's Russian diadem, Vogue, October 1, 1933. Photo George Hoyningen-Huene  Helen Lyons in Jeanne Lanvin Vogue, May 1, 1924. Photo Edward Steichen  Lanvin's romanticism, here Expressed with a butterfly bow at the back of a stunning evening dress, coexisted with Art Deco's streamlined aesthetic Vogue, May 1, 1927.... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2015

Zhang Daqian (Chang Dai-chien) 1899-1983; Luo Dunhuan 1874-1954, Bird and flowers, poem in running script, 1937

Zhang Daqian (Chang Dai-chien) 1899-1983; Luo Dunhuan 1874-1954, Bird and flowers, poem in running script, 1937. Estimate  50,000 — 80,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. Painting signed Daqian Yuan, dated dingchou (1937), the six lunar month, with four seals of the artist, you yi zhong yuan, shu ke, shu ke, zhang yuan. Calligraphy signed Luo Dunhuan, with a dedication and one seal of the artist, fu weng; ink and color on paper, fan leaves mounted as a hanging... [Lire la suite]
19 juin 2015

René Boivin, Année 1937. Rare et magnifique bracelet galon

René Boivin, Année 1937. Rare et magnifique bracelet galon. Estimation 80 000 € / 90 000 €. Photo Tajan. Large bracelet ruban souple en platine à décor de nid d'abeille entièrement serti de diamants taille brillant en serti clos hexagonale. Il comporte trois motifs articulés pavés de diamants, l'un formant le fermoir. Travail français. Poids brut : 53,6 gr. Poids total des diamants : 42 carats environ. Dimensions : 18,9 x 2 cm  Le bracelet est accompagné d'un certificat d'authenticité de Madame... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2014

Jewellery and Watches. Several diamonds ended in the six-digit range at Koller Zurich, 25 March 2014.

ZURICH - On 25 March, Koller auctioned off jewellery and watches. Once again, diamonds were highly coveted. The tourmaline and diamond ring by Graff with a tourmaline of 29.6 ct and two diamonds weighing 2.01 ct each, sold for CHF 132 000 CHF (lot 2130). The only item reaching a higher price was a classic solitaire with a brilliant-cut diamond weighing 16.9 ct. This ring sold for CHF 234 000 (lot 2144). One bidder was willing to pay CHF 102 000 for the diamond ear pendants by Graff (lot 2136). Among... [Lire la suite]
15 décembre 2013

René Boivin. Important clip de corsage. Exécuté vers 1937

René Boivin. Important clip de corsage. Exécuté vers 1937. Photo Artcurial - Briest-Poulain-F.Tajan. en platine et or gris stylisé d'un gardénia serti de diamants taillés en brillant sur lequel s'adapte deux clips de revers en forme de feuilles serties d'émeraudes calibrées. Poinçon du joaillier Profilet ayant travaillé pour la maison Boivin. Larg. : 7,2 cm. Poids brut : 71, 4g. Dans son écrin. Estimation : 35 000 / 40 000 €Voir la reproduction de ce clip dans l'ouvrage René Boivin de Madame Françoise Cailles page 246.AN... [Lire la suite]
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27 septembre 2013

The Patiño Collection Jewelry to be offered at Christie’s Geneva on 12 november 2013

A Magnificent Emerald and Diamond Necklace, by Cartier, 1937. JEWELS FROM THE PATIÑO COLLECTION. Estimate: SFr.6,600,000-9,400,000 / US$ 7,000,000-10,000,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013. Geneva – Three superb jewels from the world famous collection of Bolivian tycoon Simón Itturi Patiño are amongst the most important lots on offer in Christie's Geneva auction of Magnificent Jewels on 12 November 2013. These exceptional pieces feature rare gems of supreme quality, once owned by ‘The Tin King’, embody his taste... [Lire la suite]
10 août 2013

Cartier. Bangle, 1937, diamonds and a double row of rubies set in platinum with a 19th century Indian central motif

Cartier. Bangle, 1937, diamonds and a double row of rubies set in platinum with a 19th century Indian central motif of a flower set with cabochon rubies and diamonds and gold back enamelled with flowers. 2001,0505.4. © The Trustees of the British Museum The central motif with its enamelled flower sprays in white and green on a red ground on the reverse is characteristic of Jaipur work. The inner row of diamonds at the front however, bordering the central egg-shaped ruby, are an addition made by Cartier. To set off this antique... [Lire la suite]
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01 août 2013

Cartier London Citrine and Diamond Tiara made for the coronation of George VI in 1937

Cartier London Citrine and Diamond Tiara made for the coronation of George VI in 1937. The central element can be dismounted and worn as a brooch. Photo: N. Welsh
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31 juillet 2013

RM Auctions continues strong track record in Michigan at annual St. John's sale

1929 Duesenberg Model J Dual-Cowl Phaeton in the style of Murphy. Sold for $682,000. Photo: Courtesy of RM Auctions. BLENHEIM, ON.- RM Auctions continued its strong track record in Michigan over the weekend, with a highly successful single-day sale at the Inn at St. John’s, July 27, in Plymouth. The auction in America’s automotive heartland lifted the gavel on a total of 77 automobiles, two boats, and one motorcycle, generating more than $7.7 million in sales with a strong 90 percent of all lots sold.  Top honors... [Lire la suite]
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