01 décembre 2017

13 tiaras sold at Christie's

The Poltimore Tiara. Designed as a graduated line of cushion-shaped and old-cut diamond clusters alternating with diamond-set scroll motifs, each surmounted by old-cut diamond terminals, to the collet-set diamond line, mounted in silver and gold, circa 1870, 19.2 cm maximum diameter, convertible to a necklace and eleven brooches, with screwdriver and brooch fittings, in fitted blue leather case. Sold for £926,400 on 13 June 2006 at Christie’s in London. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006   A late 19th-century diamond... [Lire la suite]

13 mars 2017

Hancocks at TEFAF Maastricht, Stand 243

Art Deco suite, circa 1925. Sapphires of 200 carats, pearls of 42 carats and old cut diamonds of 3.2 carats © Hancocks Comprising a necklace, bracelet and pair of drop earrings, each is set with graduated polished oval sapphire cabochon beads, interspersed by white pearl and old-cut diamond trio connections. The necklace features a suspended large sapphire cabochon pearl and diamond articulated drop. Typical of the era, the suite is transformable with the bracelet and necklace being able to be joined together to form a long... [Lire la suite]