20 décembre 2016

Cameo with a portrait of the Roman emperor Galba, French or Italian, circa 1575

Lot 66. Cameo with a portrait of the Roman emperor Galba, French or Italian, circa 1575. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 12,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's entitled: GALBA - chalcedony, within a white and black enamelled gold mount, suspended with a later drop pearl -8.9cm., 3 1/2 in. overall Note: This handsome cameo, distinguished by the precise handling of the stone's strata to reveal a finely rendered portrait in the brown layer, which strongly contrasts with the polished... [Lire la suite]

20 décembre 2016

Cameo with a portrait of Queen Elizabeth I, English, circa 1570

Lot 65. Cameo with a portrait of Queen Elizabeth I, English, circa 1570. Estimate 7,000 — 10,000 GBP. Lot sold 27,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's chalcedony, set in a later gold mount - cameo: 23mm., 15/16 in., 28mm., 1 2/16 in. overall (excluding hoop) Note: In contemporary depictions of Queen Elizabeth's courtiers they are often shown wearing cameo portraits of the queen which were presented to her favourites as ambassadorial gifts; note in particular the painting by Robert... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2015

Chalcedony 'God of Prosperity' Pendent Necklace, Wang Kai

Chalcedony 'God of Prosperity' Pendent Necklace, Wang Kai. Estimate: HK$160,000 - 220,000 (US$20,500 - 28,000). Sold for HK$188,800 . Photo Tiancheng International. The carnelian agate pendant of orangy red colour, carved as 'God of Prosperity', strung on an adjustable bead necklace composed of decorative beads, signed, length approximately 760mm.  Accompanied by Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory report numbered KG4274, dated 26 March 2015, stating that the chalcedony is natural agate.  ... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2014

Chalcedony, sapphire and diamond ring, Suzanne Belperron, 1942

Chalcedony, sapphire and diamond ring, Suzanne Belperron, 1942. Photo Sotheby's The fluted chalcedony mount inset with an oval sapphire and circular- and single-cut diamonds, size 56. Estimation 15,000 — 22,000 CHF Accompanied by a certificate from Olivier Baroin. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels. Genève, 13 mai 2014 - http://www.sothebys.com/
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28 avril 2014

Pair of chalcedony, sapphire and diamond ear clips, Suzanne Belperron, 1942

Pair of  chalcedony, sapphire and diamond ear clips, Suzanne Belperron, 1942. Photo Sotheby's Each of scroll design, composed of carved chalcedony inset with a circular-cut sapphire and single-cut and rose diamonds, French assay and maker's marks for Groëné & Darde. Estimation 12,500 — 18,500 CHF Accompanied by a certificate from Olivier Baroin. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels. Genève, 13 mai 2014 - http://www.sothebys.com/
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28 avril 2014

Chalcedony, sapphire and diamond brooch, Suzanne Belperron, 1942

Chalcedony, sapphire and diamond brooch, Suzanne Belperron, 1942. Photo Sotheby's The heart-shaped sapphire framed with calibré-cut sapphires and circular-cut diamonds, inset to a carved chalcedony mount in the form of a leaf. Estimation 22,000 — 28,000 CHF Accompanied by a certificate from Olivier Baroin. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels. Genève, 13 mai 2014 - http://www.sothebys.com/
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20 avril 2014

Margherita Burgener. A Pair of Chalcedony Cufflinks

Margherita Burgener. A Pair of Chalcedony Cufflinks. Photo Phillips. Each designed as a square chalcedony plaque, centrally enhanced by a pavé-set sapphire bombé square, to the swivel link, mounted in 18K white gold, length 3/4 inch. Signed 'Margherita Burgener'. Estimate $1,800 - 2,500 Phillips. JEWELS NEW YORK 30 APRIL 2014 10AM - http://phillips.com/
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20 mars 2014

A chalcedony double fish snuff bottle, 1820-1880

A chalcedony double fish snuff bottle, 1820-1880. Photo Bonhams. Formed as two fish joined at the belly, with flat lips around their mouths, their curved tails overlapping, with the individual scales delineated, the interiors very well-hollowed. 2 1/4in (5.8cm) high. Sold for US$ 2,375 (€1,707) For a very similar example, see Hughes, The Blair Bequest, Chinese Snuff Bottles From the Princeton University Art Museum, Baltimore, 2002 no 46, where the author notes that while double fish bottles are not uncommon, the form in chalcedony... [Lire la suite]
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25 février 2014

White gold fancy center chalcedony with curved blue sapphire & diamond setting ring by Privé Jewellery

White gold fancy center chaldecony with curved blue sapphire & diamond setting ring by Privé Jewellery
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02 août 2013

An inscribed chalcedony ‘Ding’ snuff bottle, Official School, possibly Palace Workshops, Qing Dynasty, mid-18th-mid-19th century

An inscribed chalcedony ‘Ding’ snuff bottle, Official School, possibly Palace Workshops, Qing Dynasty, mid-18th-mid-19th century. Photo Sotheby's extremely well hollowed, with a flat lip and a concave foot, carved on one side with a cameo design of an ancient bronze ritual tripod vesse, ding, together with a description, in regular script, of the subject reading Bo He ding ('Earl of He's tripod vessel') and the texts that are inscribed on the reverse of the bottle, and on the other side with the original... [Lire la suite]