17 juillet 2012

Mariano Fortuny. Embossed linen from a Sample book. Venice, Italy, 1950s

Mariano Fortuny, born 1871 - died 1949. Embossed linen from a Sample book. Venice, Italy, 1950s. Museum number: CIRC.807-1967. Victoria & Albert Museum, London © V&A Images The sample illustrated in Art Deco Textiles has a design of silver grape vines on a dull green ground. This linen fabric is a sample from a book of fabrics that Mariano Fortuny (1871-1949) designed in 1927. The book, however, probably dates to the 1950s when Fortuny's successor was working with Lee Limited in England... [Lire la suite]
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30 juin 2012

Cartier Paris. Superb Carved Coral Diamond and Emerald Turtle Pin. France, 1950c

Cartier Paris. Superb Carved Coral, Diamond and Emerald Turtle Pin. France, 1950c. Photo by Macklowe Gallery A superb rare Cartier Paris pin of a nineteenth century carved coral serpent resting upon a rock adapted by Cartier into a mythological serpent wrapped around a turtle and mounted in gold set with diamonds and emeralds.An exceptional example of Cartier jewels illustrated in 'Amazing Cartier' Flammarion, chapter 'Chimeras, Crocodiles and other Reptiles'.  Macklowe Gallery. 667 Madison... [Lire la suite]
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01 mars 2012

Ruby, turquoise and diamond necklace, 1950s

Ruby, turquoise and diamond necklace, 1950s.Photo Sotheby's Set with rows of cabochon turquoise, accented to the sides with cabochon rubies, highlighted with brilliant-cut diamonds, length approximately 390mm. Estimate 6,000-7,500 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Jewels, Londres | 13 mars 2012 www.sothebys.com
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05 août 2011

G. Nardi. Ebony, Pearl, Coral, Garnet & Gold Blackamoor Brooch. Italy. Circa 1950's

G. Nardi. Ebony, Pearl, Coral, Garnet & Gold Blackamoor Brooch. Italy. Circa 1950's. photo by Nadine Krakov Collection Carved ebony, garnet, pearl, coral, 18k yellow & white gold. height: 2.25" - depth: 0.75" - width/length: 1.5" - weight: 23.2 grams. Price $8,900  Fantastic tastefully encrusted Blackamoor pin created by NARDI, a Venetian jeweler famous for his blackamoor brooches depicting the head and shoulders of a turbaned Moor of Venice. Giulio Nardi, the Nardi’s founder began creating blackamoors in the... [Lire la suite]
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20 mai 2011

Van Cleef & Arpels, David Webb, Cartier, Gübelin & Michele della Valle"s coral jewelry @ Sotheby's Geneva

Coral, emerald and diamond necklace/bracelet combination, Van Cleef & Arpels, 1970s. Photo Sotheby's The triple strand necklace composed of coral beads, with foliate connections accented with brilliant-cut diamonds, to a central lion's head motif set with pear-shaped emerald eyes and brilliant-cut diamonds, supporting a coral tassel, mounted in yellow gold, length approximately 400mm, detaches to form a shorter necklace and bracelet, signed Van Cleef & Arpels and numbered, pochette. Estimate 28,000—48,000 CHF. Lot Sold... [Lire la suite]
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05 février 2011

Jewellery Owned by Last Link to World of Proust and Monet for Sale at Bonhams, Edinburgh

  Born in Paris in 1904, Paulette Howard-Johnston (née Helleu), who died in 2009 aged 104, was one of the 21st Century’s last links to the Belle Époque. Photo: Bonhams EDINBURGH.- Jewellery and silver belonging to the daughter of the famous French society painter Paul Cesar Helleu, one of the models for a central character in Marcel Proust’s monumental novel ‘In Search of Lost Time’ (sometimes known as ‘Remembrance of Things Past’),’ is to be auctioned at Bonhams in Edinburgh on 2 March. Born in Paris in 1904, Paulette... [Lire la suite]
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24 octobre 2010

Sterlé. An emerald and diamond dress ring. France. Circa 1950's

Sterlé. An emerald and diamond dress ring. France. Circa 1950's. photo courtesy Symbolic & Chase The central cabochon emerald, with inclusions visible to the naked eye, some surface reaching, set within an openwork basket accented with circular-cut emeralds and diamonds, between triangular shoulders set with single-cut diamonds, to a graduated fluted band. Signed Sterlé Paris. Price $23,000 Symbolic & Chase, 30 Old Bond Street, London UK, W1S4QQ. Phone: 02074999902 - E-Mail: info@symbolicchase.com
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17 juillet 2010

Highly Collectible Nardi Blackamoor. Italy, ca. 1950s

Highly Collectible Nardi Blackamoor. Italy, ca. 1950s. photo by 1stdibs 18k Gold, Jet ruby, Emerald, Ebony and Diamonds, height: 5.08 cm (2 in.) width/length: 3.17 cm (1.3 in.). Price $8,500 Guilio Nardi, founder of the renowned Venetian jewelry house of the same name, first started to design blackamoors in the early 1920s. Since then these brooches, depicting a Moor’s head and shoulders, have become the house’s trademark. With an emerald in his gold and diamond turban and a ruby necklace embellishing his gold... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2010

Nardi's Bejeweled "Friendly Ogre". Italy, ca. 1950's

Nardi's Bejeweled "Friendly Ogre". Italy, ca. 1950's. photo by 1stdibs This bejeweled "friendly ogre" is characteristic of Nardi's playful designs. His hat, beard, and earrings are set with rubies and the hat is further ornamented with dangling emeralds. His nostrils are sapphires. The reverse is a gold carving of a male and female nude seen from the back. The large pendent (2.5 inches long) hangs from a black silk cord. height: 11 in. Price $8,500 Primavera Gallery NY, 210 11th Ave... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2010

Yellow gold & ruby 'Moretto' brooch by Nardi. Italy, circa 1950s

Yellow gold & ruby 'Moretto' brooch by Nardi. Italy, circa 1950s. photo by Hancocks Intricate 'Moretto' brooch with carved chalcedony head and yellow gold openwork body and headpiece, enhanced with millegrain-set circular-cut rubies Nardi, circa 1950s.  From top of head-piece to bottom of bust 48mm x 38mm x 18mm. Price $6,500 Nardi have always specialised in producing what they call 'Moretto' brooches. These are said to represent the historic emblem of Venice. All these Nardi brooches are unique, their jackets and... [Lire la suite]
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