08 avril 2014

The Hutton-Mdivani necklace sets world auction record for any Jadeite at Sotheby's Hong Kong

The Hutton-Mdivani necklace was acquired by the Cartier Collection for HK$214 million / US$27.44 million. Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- The Hutton-Mdivani Necklace (Expected to fetch in excess of HK$100 million / US$12.8 million*) has the most illustrious provenance spanning members of Western nobility and Imperial China since the turn of last century, and is widely recognised as the most important piece of jadeite jewellery known to the world. This jadeite bead necklace, with an innovative clasp by Cartier, comprises 27 gigantic... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2014

A Highly Important Jadeite Bead, Ruby and Diamond Necklace, Cartier, circa 1933

A Highly Important Jadeite Bead, Ruby and Diamond Necklace, Cartier, circa 1933. Photo Sotheby's Composed of twenty-seven graduated jadeite beads of highly translucent bright emerald green colour, completed by a clasp set with calibré-cut rubies and baguette diamonds, mounted in platinum and 18 karat yellow gold, length approximately 530mm, unsigned. Beads approximately 19.20 to 15.40mm. Estimation sur demande Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Barbara Hutton, Louise Van Allen and the Princess Nina Mdivani ... [Lire la suite]
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21 février 2014

Sotheby's Hong Kong unveils the world's greatest jadeite bead necklace of supreme historical importance

An Exceptional Jadeite Bead Necklace of Extreme Importance Formerly in the Collection of Barbara Hutton. Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong presents The Hutton-Mdivani Necklace, the Greatest Jadeite Bead Necklace of Historical Importance (Expected to fetch in excess of HK$100 million / US$12.8 million*), at its Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Spring Sale to take place on 7 April at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Hutton-Mdivani Necklace has the most illustrious provenance spanning members of... [Lire la suite]
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28 novembre 2011

10 carat yellow diamond ring, estimated at $100,000+, leads jewelry sale @ Heritage Auctions

Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond, Diamond, Platinum, Gold Ring, Underwood's. Photo courtesy Heritage Auctions DALLAS, TX.- A Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond, Diamond, Platinum, Gold Ring, custom-made by Underwood's, is expected to bring in excess of $100,000 when it comes to auction on Dec. 5 as the lead lot in Heritage Auctions' Fine Jewelry Signature(r) Auction, being held at the company's Design District Annex, 1518 Slocum Street. The ring, featuring a cut-cornered rectangular modified brilliant-cut fancy intense yellow diamond... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2011

"Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals" @ The National Gallery of Art, Washington

Canaletto, The Piazza San Marco, looking East, about 1723 (detail). © Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid. Photo: José Loren WASHINGTON, DC.- The National Gallery of Art, Washington, presents 20 of Canaletto's finest paintings of Venice with 33 by his most important contemporaries, including Gaspar Vanvitelli, Luca Carlevarijs, Michele Marieschi, Bernardo Bellotto, and Francesco Guardi, in Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals, on view from February 20 through May 30, 2011, in the East Building. These dazzling cityscapes represent the... [Lire la suite]
03 juin 2010

A superb rare pair of famille rose 'peach' dishes. Yongzheng six-character marks within double-squares and of the period

A superb rare pair of famille rose 'peach' dishes. Yongzheng six-character marks within double-squares and of the period. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Each dish thinly potted with low rounded sides rising from a shallow foot ring to a flaring rim with a gently rounded edge, finely enamelled in shades of pink, green, brown, yellow, white, black and iron-red, the exterior with three peaches on flowering branches besides two bats, the design continuing over the rim to the interior with a further five peaches and three bats... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2010

Le ballet enchanté de Van Cleef & Arpels

Clip danseuse espagnole, 1941 © DR Van Cleef and Arpels Réalisée en 1941, cette danseuse en platine serti de diamants, d'émeraudes, de rubis et de saphirs, fait partie des premières créations de la maison sur le thème de la danse. Pour évoquer la souplesse du tissu, son costume joue sur les tailles et les couleurs des pierres précieuses. Clip Fée à la baguette magique, 1944 © DR Van Cleef and Arpels Sur une monture en platine, le visage est composé d'un diamant taille rose, tout comme le corps et les ailes,... [Lire la suite]


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