11 juin 2019

An antique emerald, diamond and pearl sarpech, later adapted by Cartier

Lot 224. An antique Colombian emerald, diamond and pearl sarpech, circa 1890, later adapted by Cartier. Estimate USD 700,000 - USD 1,000,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The turban ornament set with a cushion mixed-cut emerald, oval-shaped old-cut diamond, rose and old-cut diamonds, pearl drop, silver-topped gold, fitted with plume holder, top element is detachable, lower section may be worn as a bazuband (armband), 4 5/8 ins., circa 1890, with later added brooch fitting by Cartier, Paris, 2012, red Cartier case. AGL,... [Lire la suite]
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22 septembre 2018

A Late 19th Century Emerald, Ruby and Diamond Bangle, Circa 1890

Lot 608. A Late 19th Century Emerald, Ruby and Diamond Bangle, Circa 1890. Estimate HK$ 32,000 - 48,000 (US$4,100 - 6,100). Sold for HK$ 40,000 (€ 4,355). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Modelled as a snake, the hinged bangle set with a pear-shaped emerald, with cabochon ruby eyes, the head accented by old brilliant-cut diamonds, one small diamond deficient, inner circumference 16.5cm.  Bonhams. JEWELS & JADEITE, 19 Sep 2018. Hong Kong, Admiralty
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02 mars 2017

Wartski at TEFAF Maastrich 2017

René Lalique (Ay 1860-1945 Paris), Necklace, Paris, circa 1899-1900 © Wartski Gold, enamel, pearls and glass. Height of pendant 8.8 cm. Signed 'Lalique' An unusually long necklace suspended with a pendant featuring a portrait of Lalique’s muse Augustine-Alice Ledru (circa 1870-1909), who would become his wife. The enamelled profile of Augustine-Alice Ledru is framed by gold stems bearing carved glass pine cones and needles which form the border of the jewel and suspend three baroque pearls, while the reverse is engraved... [Lire la suite]
13 décembre 2016

Perfection in Details. The Art of Japan in the Meiji Period (1868-1912) at the State Hermitage Museum

Suzuribako writing box, Last third of the 19th century. Box: wood, lacquer, mother-of-pearl, ivory, stone. Techniques: iro-urushi, takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, togidashi, nashiji, ohirame, inlay, carving. Water-dropper: silver, non-ferrous alloys, 24.3 × 22 × 4.9cm © 1998 - 2016 The State Hermitage Museum.  SAINT PETERSBURG - Around 700 first-rate exhibits – ceramics and metalwork finished in a variety of techniques, articles decorated with enamel and lacquer show visitors the beauty of the work of... [Lire la suite]
04 décembre 2016

700+ jewels make the season bright at Sotheby's New York

 Lot 457. Platinum, 18 Karat Gold, Mystery-Set Sapphire and Diamond Bracelet. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD & Lot 458. Platinum, Mystery-Set Ruby and Diamond Bracelet, Van Cleef & Arpels. Estimate 125,000 — 175,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Just in time for the holidays, Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Fine Jewels auctions will be held in New York on 8 & 9 December 2016. Both sales feature a wonderful array of... [Lire la suite]
03 juillet 2016

VÉRONIQUE BAMPS at Masterpiece London 2016

Tiffany & Co. Rare brooch circa 1890 designed as an orchid in enameled gold and one old brilliant cut diamond. Price on request. Courtesy Véronique Bamps. Castellani, circa 1880 necklace in archaeological revival style in yellow gold, cabochon cut rubies and natural pearls. Price on request. Courtesy Véronique Bamps. A similar necklace from the estate of Augusto Castellani's Granddaughter belongs to the collections of the Capitoline Museums in Rome. Cartier. Bangle bracelet in yellow gold... [Lire la suite]

12 février 2016

A rare late 19th century enamel orchid brooch, by Tiffany, circa 1890

A rare late 19th century enamel orchid brooch, by Tiffany, circa 1890. Photo Bonhams Realistically modelled as an Oncidium orchid, decorated in yellow enamel with flecks of brown and white, applied plaque to reverse signed Tiffany & Co, later pin, length 4.6cm. Lot 132. Sold for £43,200 (€55,573)  Notes: In 1889 Tiffany sensationally unveiled a series of enamelled orchid jewels at the Paris Exposition Universelle. These twenty five hair and bodice ornaments, realistically rendered in gold and... [Lire la suite]
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12 février 2016

Gold, enamel and diamond orchid brooch, Tiffany & Co., designed by Paulding Farnham

Gold, enamel and diamond orchid brooch, Tiffany & Co., designed by Paulding Farnham, circa 1890. Photo Sotheby's. Designed as the variety of orchid ‘oncidium varicosum rogersii,’ the petals decorated in vibrant yellow and faint orange enamel, accented by the lip with yellow, ochre and cream-colored enamel bordered by rose-cut diamonds, the descending curled sepals of chartreuse and orange-hued enamel supported by a column of rose-cut diamonds, signed Tiffany & Co., two diamonds missing; circa 1890. With original... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2016

An Art Nouveau Yellow Gold, Polychrome Enamel, Diamond and Emerald “Style No. 4: Calanthe Veitchii” Orchid Brooch, Tiffany & Co

An Art Nouveau Yellow Gold, Polychrome Enamel, Diamond and Emerald “Style No. 4: Calanthe Veitchii” Orchid Brooch, Paulding Farnham for Tiffany & Co., Circa 1890. Photo courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in an intricate naturalistic design, the curled petals of the yellow gold blossom accented front and reverse with pink, purple, yellow and orange enamel accurately mimicking the subtle coloration and veining of the orchid, the center of blossom accented with a silver wirework stamen containing an old mine cut brown... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2016

An Art Nouveau enamel, emerald and diamond orchid brooch, by Tiffany & Co.

An Art Nouveau enamel, emerald and diamond orchid brooch, by Tiffany & Co. Photo courtesy of Christie’s Realistically modelled as a matt pink enamel ‘Calanthe Veitchii’ orchid with emerald stem and diamond stamen, circa 1890, 5.0 cm long, in black suede Tiffany case. Signed Tiffany & Co. New York.