17 mai 2013

Bijoux parisiens brings to Memphis rare jewel collection from the Petit Palais, Paris

Edouard Halouze, Advertisement for Van Cleef & Arpels, 1920. Gazette du bon ton Color lithograph on paper. Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris, Inv.: LDUT 01255, Achat sur les arrérages du legs Dutuit, 2003. MEMPHIS, TN.- Bijoux parisiens: French Jewelry from the Petit Palais, Paris opened at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens bringing to Memphis iconic and inimitable jewels from the famous French houses of Fannière, Boucheron, Crouzet, Cartier, and others. The exhibition traces the fascinating story of French... [Lire la suite]

09 mai 2013

Sapphire and diamond devant de corsage, late 19th century - Sothebys

Sapphire and diamond devant de corsage, late 19th century - Sothebys Of foliate and scroll design, set with an oval sapphire, cushion-shaped and circular-cut diamonds, pendent loops to reverse. Estimation: 15,000 - 22,000 CHF PROPERTY OF A NOBLE FAMILY Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels. Genève | 14 mai 2013 www.sothebys.com
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09 mai 2013

Sapphire and diamond devant de corsage, late 19th century - Sothebys

Sapphire and diamond devant de corsage, late 19th century - Sothebys Composed of floral and foliate motifs including lily of the valley, set with cushion-shaped and oval sapphires and rose diamonds, the cross motif later set with cushion-shaped and circular-cut diamonds. Estimation: 15,000 - 25,000 CHF PROPERTY OF A COUNTESS Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels. Genève | 14 mai 2013 www.sothebys.com
09 mai 2013

Diamond devant de corsage, 1860s

Diamond devant de corsage, 1860s - Sothebys Designed as a floral spray suspending three detachable pampilles from knife-edge linking, set with cushion-, pear-shaped and rose diamonds, two sprays detachable, central flower head motif detachable, additional fittings deficient. Estimation: 57,000 - 75,000 CHF Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels. Genève | 14 mai 2013 www.sothebys.com
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30 mars 2013

Ruby and Diamond devant de corsage, Late 19th Century

Ruby and Diamond devant de corsage, Late 19th Century - Sotheby's.   Designed as an articulated foliate spray surmounted by a bird of paradise, set with circular-cut and cushion-shaped rubies, one synthetic ruby, pear-shaped peridots, circular-cut and rose diamonds, detaches into four brooches. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP Sotheby's. Jewels. London | 11 Apr 2013 www.sothebys.com
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30 décembre 2012

Diamond Devant De Corsage

Diamond Devant De Corsage © Sotheby's This piece, signed by Vever, circa 1900, has remained in the same family collection for a century and is one of the most important pieces of French Belle Époque jewelry to come to the market in many years. It sold for 777,000 Swiss francs ($740,263). Designed as an articulated floral branch, it is set with cushion-shaped, circular and rose cut diamonds, the flower heads set en tremblant, mounted in silver, yellow and pink gold. It is from the Estate of Henriette de l'Espine, S.A.S. la... [Lire la suite]
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30 décembre 2012

Diamond Devant De Corsage

Diamond Devant De Corsage © Sotheby’s The design of this mid-19th century brooch was inspired by nature. It sold for 75,400 Swiss francs ($71,835). It is from the estate of Henriette de l'Espine, S.A.S. la Princesse Louis de Croÿ.
15 décembre 2012

Diamond devant de corsage, Mid 19th Century

Diamond devant de corsage, Mid 19th Century - Photo Sotheby's Designed as a bow suspending detachable tassels, set with cushion-shaped, circular-cut and rose diamonds, later brooch fitting, French import marks. Estimation: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP. Lot. Vendu 25,000 GBP LITTERATURE: Cf: Peter Hinks, ‘Nineteenth Century Jewellery’, London 1975, page 49 for jewels of similar design which were created by jeweller Lemmonier for the Queen of Spain, similar examples can be found illustrated in the 1851 Great... [Lire la suite]
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12 décembre 2012

The jewellery collection of the late Michael Wellby makes three times estimate in £2.8 million sale

An important diamond devant de corsage, late 18th Century. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- This afternoon at Sotheby’s London the Jewellery Collection of the Late Michael Wellby made an outstanding total of £2,836,300 – more than three times the pre-sale low estimate of £838,600-£1,194,100, in a rare “white glove” auction in which all 211 lots were sold. Collectors competed fiercely for key pieces. The sale’s top lot was an important late 18th Century diamond devant de corsage, which keen bidding drove to £385,250 – more than six times... [Lire la suite]
02 octobre 2012

Sotheby's to offer the personal jewellery collection of renowned silver dealer Michael Wellby

A late 19th Century diamond tiara designed as two sheaves of wheat tied with ribbon bows and set throughout with diamonds is expected to fetch between £60,000-80,000. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Sotheby’s London announced that it will offer the personal jewellery collection of Michael Wellby on December 11th 2012. The highly respected Mayfair silver dealer built up a remarkable private collection of jewellery over 60 years, featuring works of exquisite craftsmanship, ranging in date from the 16th to the 20th Century. The... [Lire la suite]
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