11 décembre 2015

Exceptional stones & historic designs drive Sotheby's $52.3 million Auction of Magnificent Jewels

Lot 488. Exceptional Cushion-cut Sugarloaf Cabochon Kashmir Sapphire and Diamond Ring, 25.87 carats. Estimate $3,500,000 / 4,500,000. Sold for $5,122,000 ($197,990 per carat). WORLD AUCTION RECORD PRICE-PER-CARAT FOR A SUGARLOAF CABOCHON KASHMIR SAPPHIRE. Photo Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY.- Propelled by top prices for important diamonds, exceptional colored stones and historic designs, Sotheby’sfinal jewelry auction of 2015 concluded last night in New York with a $52.3 million total, raising... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2015

Historic jewels, exceptional stones & iconic designs: Discover Sotheby's Magnificent Jewels Auction

The December auction is led by a Magnificent and Historic Platinum and Diamond Necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels (estimate $3.6/4.6 million. Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Just in time for the holidays, Sotheby’s final jewelry auction of the fall season will be held in New York on 9 December 2015. The more than 500 pieces on offer – with estimates starting at $5,000 – will be on view in Sotheby's York Avenue galleries beginning 5 December, alongside the auctions of Important Watches and RM Sotheby’s Driven by... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2015

Opal, sapphire, ruby and diamond pendent necklace, 'Elephant', René Boivin, 1939

Opal, sapphire, ruby and diamond pendent necklace, 'Elephant', René Boivin, 1939. Estimate 33,000 — 38,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's Depicting an elephant, decorated to the front with cabochon opals, sapphires and circular-cut rubies, marquise-shaped, baguette and circular-cut diamonds, to a fancy link chain, length approximately 790mm, French assay and maker's marks. Bibliography: Cf: Françoise Cailles, René Boivin Joaillier, Les Éditions de l'Amateur, Paris, 1994, page 305... [Lire la suite]
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25 septembre 2015

Artcurial to offer fashion photographer Amedeo M. Turello's collection of photographs

Nickolas Murray, Frida Kahlo, 1939, collection Amedeo M. Turello (estimation 8 000 – 10 000 € / 8 900 – 11 150 $).  Paris – A l’occasion de la FIAC, Artcurial dispersera la collection de photographies d’Amedeo M. Turello. L’ensemble d’œuvres qu’il a réuni reflète ses goûts artistiques tout en étant autant de témoignage des rencontres qu’il a pu faire dans sa carrière de photographe de mode professionnel. Au gré des collaborations, il a été amené à cotoyer les plus célèbres photographes du XXe siècle. Certains sont... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2015

Cristóbal Balenciaga, Woman's Dinner Dress, 1939

Cristóbal Balenciaga (Spain, active France, 1895-1972), Woman's Dinner Dress, 1939. Silk serge appliquéd on silk chiffon. Gift of Donald P. Daniels in memory of Genevieve Winans Daniels (M.70.39.1).  Los Angeles County Museum of Art © Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
18 juin 2014

Beautiful Rings from Steven Fox Jewelry

Exceptional Oval Cushion Cut Diamond 8.70ct Engagement Ring © Steven Fox Jewelry. 7.72 ct Ascher Cut Diamond 1930's ring by Tiffany © Steven Fox Jewelry. 14.36 ct Asscher cut diamond ring, Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1939 © Steven Fox Jewelry. Rare Handmade Yellow Sapphire Diamond Platinum Ring © Steven Fox Jewelry. Important Art Deco Colombian Cushion Cut Natural Emerald Ring © Steven Fox Jewelry. Art Deco Hexagon Amethyst Ring © Steven Fox Jewelry Aquamarine, Diamond and Platinum Ring © Steven Fox Jewelry ... [Lire la suite]

21 novembre 2013

Platinum and diamond feather clip-brooch, Boucheron, France

Platinum and diamond feather clip-brooch, Boucheron, France. Photo courtesy Sotheby's. The curled feather set with numerous round and baguette diamonds weighing approximately 25.00 carats, signed Boucheron, with French assay and workshop marks; circa 1939. Estimation 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. New York | 11 Dec 2013 - www.sothebys.com
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02 septembre 2013

Trabert and Hoeffer-Mauboussin

14ct pink gold and platinum mounted discs bracelet set with emerald beads and single cut diamonds. With matching lapel clip. Trabert and Hoeffer-Mauboussin. Made in Paris for the New York boutique. Signed in full. French export marks. Date 1939. £45,000 - Request Further Information http://www.peteredwardsjewels.com 
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26 août 2013

Boivin’s tourmaline leaves similar to the pair ordered by Daisy Fellowes in 1939

One of Boivin’s tourmaline leaves similar to the pair ordered by Daisy Fellowes in 1939. The single leaf set with oval and cushion-shaped tourmalines in graduated pink and green hues, maker’s mark for Boivin, French assay marks. – Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s The jewels Daisy purchased and commissioned from the talented designers at Maison Boivin revealed, in particular, her great admiration for their spectacular brooches.  As one of Boivin’s most important and enthusiastic clients, she often acquired several pieces at one... [Lire la suite]
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25 juillet 2013

1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spider leads latest highlights for RM's multi-million-dollar Monterey sale

1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spider by Pinin Farina. Est. Available Upon Request. Monterey 2013. Photo courtesy RM AUCTIONS BLENHEIM. ON.- Reinforcing its reputation as the world’s largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, RM Auctions announced the latest premiere offerings for its flagship two-day sale in Monterey, California, August 16–17, during the world-famous Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance motoring week.  With no less than 25 cars estimated to achieve in excess of $1,000,000 each,... [Lire la suite]