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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16 juin 2013

Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles opens at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts

1934 Pierce-Arrow Silve Arrow Sedan. Collection of Academy of Art University, San Francisco. Photograph © 2013 Peter Harholdt. NASHVILLE, TENN.- This summer, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts presents Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles, an exhibition of unique and luxurious autos from the 1930s and ’40s. Sensuous Steel includes 18 automobiles and two motorcycles drawn from some of the most renowned car collectors and collections in the world. Organized by Guest Curator Ken Gross, former director of Petersen Automotive Museum,... [Lire la suite]
24 juillet 2012

Belperron. Clip de corsage stylisé d'une grappe de raisins en agate beige

Belperron. Clip de corsage stylisé d'une grappe de raisins en agate beige à cinq grains, ornés chacun d'une perle d'imitation retenue à une barrette en platine sertie de diamants taillés en brillant, le système en or gris. Poinçon du joaillier Groene et Darde ayant travaillés pour la maison Belperron. Exécuté vers 1937. Photo Artcurial Poids brut : 26,3 g. Hauteur : 5 cm - Lot 707. Estimation : 12 000 / 15 000 € Voir la reproduction d'un bijou semblable page 123 et 242 du livre Suzanne Belperron par Sylvie... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2012

Ecole française, XXe siècle, Vue des pavillons indochinois de l'Exposition de 1937

Ecole française, XXe siècle,  Vue des pavillons indochinois de l'Exposition de 1937. Photo SVV ALAIN SCHMITZ - FREDERIC LAURENT Huile sur toile. Au dos ancienne étiquette situant l uvre. 38 x 54,5 cm. Estimation : 400/500€ SVV ALAIN SCHMITZ - FREDERIC LAURENT. DIMANCHE 25 MARS à 14H30. 13, rue Thiers 78100 Saint-Germain-en-Laye. Tél. : 01.39.73.95.64 - Fax : 01.39.73.03.14 - Email : contact@sgl-encheres.com
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22 août 2011

RM Auctions Sets New World Record for a Mercedes-Benz Sold @ Auction in Monterey Sale

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster. Photo: Shooterz.biz ©2011 Courtesy of RM Auctions MONTEREY, CA.- RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house, continued its strong track record in Monterey, California last night, setting a new world record for a Mercedes-Benz sold at auction and selling 12 automobiles for individual million-dollar-plus results. The star of the night, a spectacular 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster, chassis number 154140 (pictured), attracted spirited bidding in the room and on... [Lire la suite]
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