30 septembre 2017

Record price for an item of jewellery at Piguet Auction House

Lot 1698. From the Molly de Balkany Collection, An important Art Deco necklace set with an old-mine-cut 14ct (approx.) diamond and two Colombian 75ct and 78ct (approx.) drop emeralds. Estimate CHF 80,000-120,000. Sold CHF 520,000. © HDV Hôtel des Ventes SA  GENEVA.- Piguet Auction House ended its September sale yesterday evening with an overall result of CHF 5.2 million. The Fine Jewellery, Contemporary Art and Antiquarian Books sessions drew in passionate collectors and... [Lire la suite]

12 août 2017

Belle Epoque "Naiad & Sturgeons" Brooch, France, c. 1895

Belle Epoque "Naiad & Sturgeons" Brooch, France, c. 1895. Gold, Carved Agate & Pearl. H 3.80 cm (1.50 in); W 3.50 cm (1.38 in) © Tadema Gallery. A rare depiction in jewelry of a naiad* (fresh water mermaid) encircled by two sturgeon & water lily leaves. It appears that the naiad has called the sturgeon up stream to spawn.Inspiration & workmanship worthy of a Faberge Jewel. A Fin de Siecle homage to caviar? *see painting by J W Waterhouse 1896 Hylas is abducted by the... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 2017

Emile Olive (1852-1902), An Impressive Belle Epoque Brooch Pendant, France, c. 1895

Emile Olive (1852-1902), An Impressive Belle Epoque Brooch Pendant, France, c. 1895. Gold, silver, plique-à-jour enamel, emerald, diamond & pearl. H 9.00 cm (3.54 in); W 5.20 cm (2.05 in) © Tadema Gallery. Emile Olive succeeded Georges Le Saché as designer for Lucien Falize. He left Falize in 1885 to form a partnership with Georges Fonsèque in Paris. After Olive’s death in 1902 Fonseque continued the business for a further twenty years.   This pendant is an exceptional example of the fusion of Japonisme and Art... [Lire la suite]
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16 décembre 2016

$1 Million Emerald Sparks Green Fire in Rago’s December Jewelry Auction

Lot 2427 Magnificent Unenhanced Classic Columbian Emerald Approx. 29 cts. Sold for: $1,030,000. Courtesy of Rago Auctions. Lambertville, NJ: An unenhanced Colombian emerald weighing some 29 carats brought $1,030,000 in Rago’s $4.25 million dollar jewelry auction on December 4, 2016.  A pear-shaped diamond of approximately equal size, suspended as a pendant, followed closely at a sale price of $850,000. In all, it was an auction in which the flashiest prices were achieved by serious gemstones and pieces by renowned makers... [Lire la suite]
09 décembre 2016

A Belle Epoque 58.04 carats old mine brilliant-cut fancy intense yellow diamond and diamond pendant necklace, circa 1900

Lot 211. A Belle Epoque 58.04 carats old mine brilliant-cut fancy intense yellow diamond and diamond pendant necklace, circa 1900. Estimate USD 2,000,000 - USD 3,000,000. Price Realised USD 2,647,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2016. Suspending an old mine brilliant-cut fancy intense yellow diamond, weighing approximately 58.04 carats, enhanced by a single and old-cut diamond surmount of foliate design, to the fine link platinum neckchain set with collet-set old-cut diamonds, circa 1900, 2 1/2 ins.... [Lire la suite]
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26 juillet 2016

A Belle Epoque sapphire and diamond brooch and a pair of ear pendants, circa 1905

Lot 280. A Belle Epoque sapphire and diamond brooch and a pair of ear pendants, circa 1905. Estimate £8,000 - £12,000 ($15,768 - $23,652). Price Realized £13,200 ($26,017).Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2006 The central circular-cut sapphire and diamond cluster drop within the rose-cut diamond floral wreath with diamond bow terminals, suspending a sapphire and diamond drop, earrings en suite, adapted, mounted in platinum, circa 1905, brooch 6.7 cm. high, in original cream leather fitted case (3).  ... [Lire la suite]

26 juillet 2016

A pair of Belle Epoque pearl and diamond pendants, circa 1905

Lot 283. A pair of Belle Epoque natural pearl and diamond pendants, circa 1905. Estimate £7,000 - £10,000 ($13,797 - $19,710). Price Realized £16,800 ($33,113).Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2006 Each composed of a pearl drop measuring 14.55 and 14.48 mm. high to the diamond twin line surmount, circa 1905, in original red leather fitted case embossed with initials P.A. for Philip Alexius de Laszlo (1869-1937) Accompanied by report No. 981295 dated 24 August 2006 from the Precious Stone Laboratory, London,... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2016

A Belle Epoque amethyst and diamond brooch, circa 1900

Lot 278. A Belle Epoque amethyst and diamond brooch, circa 1900. Estimate £6,500 - £7,500 ($12,812 - $14,783). Price Realized £8,400 ($16,556).Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2006 The circular-cut amethyst within the diamond garland surround, suspending a graduated fringe of diamond leaves to the three pear-shaped drops, millegrain setting, mounted in platinum and gold, circa 1900, 6.9 cm. high.  Christie's. IMPORTANT JEWELLERY, 6 December 2006, London, King Street
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25 juillet 2016

A Belle Epoque emerald and diamond pendant, circa 1900

Lot 303. A Belle Epoque emerald and diamond pendant, circa 1900. Estimate £10,000 - £15,000 ($19,710 - $29,565). Price Realized £16,800 ($177,390).Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2006 The drilled emerald bead within the diamond fleur-de-lys cage, suspending a diamond crown with diamond line tassles, to the diamond collet and fleur-de-lys surmount, adapted, circa 1900, 12.0 cm. high .  Christie's. IMPORTANT JEWELLERY, 6 December 2006, London, King Street
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21 mars 2016

A Belle Epoque diamond tiara-necklace, circa 1910

Lot 206, A Belle Epoque diamond tiara-necklace, circa 1910. Estimate £40,000 - £50,000 ($74,800 - $93,500). Price Realized £50,190 ($93,855). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2004. Designed as thirteen graduated openwork panels, set with old-cut diamonds, five of which are centred with rectangular-cut emerald simulants, circa 1910, 44.5 cm. wide, with French assay marks for platinum  Note: Sold Christie's New York 24 October 1997, lot 193, together with fitted case by Chaumet  ... [Lire la suite]
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