17 avril 2018

Ruby and Diamond Necklace, Marchak, France, circa 1950

Lot 386. Ruby and Diamond Necklace, Marchak, France, circa 1950. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot sold 100,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Composed of braided gold ropework, interspersed with baguette diamonds, embellished with carved rubies and floral motifs set with ruby beads and round and baguette diamonds, length 15 inches, signed Marchak, with French assay and workshop marks; circa 1950.  Sotheby's. The Jeweler’s Eye: The Personal Collection of Fred Leighton, New... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2018

Gold, Diamond and Colored Diamond Double Clip-Brooch, René Boivin, France

Lot 18. Gold, Diamond and Colored Diamond Double Clip-Brooch, René Boivin, France, circa 1940. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's Designed as a pair of gold flowers set with old European-cut diamonds, one of yellow hue, one flower embellished with antique square-cut diamonds, with French assay and maker's mark; circa 1940. Literature: Illustrated in René Boivin: Jeweler by Françoise Cailles, page 229. Please note that the diamond of yellow hue has not been tested for natural color of... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2018

A fossil Gigantopecten Restitutensis group, the Lady of Compostelle, Miocene (17 million years old), Lacoste Quarry, Vaucluse

Lot 3072. A fossil Gigantopecten Restitutensis group, the Lady of Compostelle, Miocene (17 million years old), Lacoste Quarry, Vaucluse, France; 140 by 49.8 by 40 cm, 55 1/8  by 19 5/8  by 15 3/4  in., overall h. 200.5 cm, 78 7/8  in. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 437,500 HKD. © Sotheby's 2018 the vertically orientated sculpture formed from a mass accumulation of scalloped pectens of attractive calcified white tone, all raised on a... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2018

A Platinum and Diamond ‘Rosebud’ Brooch, Verdura, France, 1958

Lot 894. A Platinum and Diamond ‘Rosebud’ Brooch, Verdura, France, 1958. Estimate 20,000 – 30,000 USD. Lot sold 92,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2012 Set with 206 round diamonds and 29 baguette diamonds weighing approximately 22.00 carats, partially signed Verdura, Made in France; with box.   Note: In 1934, after years of working as a textile and jewelry designer for Coco Chanel in Paris, Fulco di Verdura took the advice of Diana Vreeland, the fashion journalist and later Vogue editor, and... [Lire la suite]
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25 janvier 2018

Costermans at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 121b

Pieter Brueghel the Younger (Brussels 1564–1636 Antwerp), The Adoration of the Magi in a Snowy Landscape. Oil on oak panel, 36 x 57 cm. © Costermans On the back the trefoil mark of the panel maker Michiel Claessens and the Antwerp guild mark Provenance: anonymous sale Sotheby's London, 26 April 1950, lot 55 (as Brueghel the Elder); acquired by William Sabin and Sons, London; collection Huxley, Surrey, 1963; collection Roger Taverner; collection H.S. de Slowak, Montevideo, 1969; anonymous sale, Christie's... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2018

Galerie Berger at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 105c

Attributed to Pierre Gole (Bergen, Holland 1620-1684 Paris), French middle-table, France, Louis XIV period, circa 1680. Ebony and fruitwood marquetry, H 77 x W 117 x D 73 cm. © Galerie Berger Pierre Gole, an important cabinetmaker who was raised to 'furniture maker-in-ordinary’ under King Louis XIV. He was the first to create marquetry in tortoiseshell and brass, a technique which became famous with André Charles Boulle (1642-1732).   Attributed to Robert Osmond (Canisy 1711-1789... [Lire la suite]

06 décembre 2017

Gold and gem-set sautoir, Robert Goossens for Chanel, France, circa 1960

Lot 306. Gold and gem-set sautoir, Robert Goossens for Chanel, France, circa 1960. Estimate $80,000–120,000. Lot sold 187,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. The hammered gold chain suspending a cross pendant set with a spinel bead, tumbled turquoises and cultured pearls, the reverse engraved with an image of a saint, gross weight approximately 117 dwts, length 31 inches, with French assay and workshop mark for Robert Goossens. Literature: For additional information on Chanel's Byzantine jewels... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2017

Commode "Au panier fleuri", France, époque Louis XV

Lot 35. Commode "Au panier fleuri", France, époque Louis XV. Estimation 35 000 € / 50 000 €. Photo: Kohn. Satiné, amarante et bois teints, bronzes dorés et marbre brèche d’Alep. Poinçons au « C » couronné (1745-1749). H. 86 cm, L. 145 cm, P. 61 cm. Restauration d’usage, crochets anciennement changés, marbre restauré Provenance: Ancienne collection du Château de Beychevelle. Note: Cette importante commode de forme galbée ouvre en façade par deux tiroirs à traverses de soutien dissimulées. Sur... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2017

Console, France, époque Louis XIV

Lot 33. Console, France, époque Louis XIV. Estimation 60 000 € / 70 000 €. Photo: Kohn Bois doré et marbre rouge royal de Belgique. Sur la traverse, sous le marbre, inscription d’époque à l’encre comprenant un numéro d’inventaire «464 » et ses dimensions en pouces « 38 ½ 22 ½ » (soit 157 x 60,75 cm, sans le marbre). H. 80 cm, L. 160 cm, P. 68 cm. Dans sa vieille dorure. Provenance: Ancienne collection Jean Bloch, vente Paris Palais Galliera 13 juin 1961 n°133 pl. XLIV Vente Paris Palais Galliera, 7... [Lire la suite]
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11 septembre 2017

New exhibition at the Morgan Library & Museum explores rare luxury books of the Middle Ages

Jeweled Cover of the Lindau Gospels, France, ca. 875. Gold repoussé Crucifixion and ten mourning figures, including personifications of the sun and moon. Workshop of Charles the Bald, grandson of Charlemagne. On: The Lindau Gospels, in Latin Switzerland, Abbey of St. Gall, between 880 and 899. Manuscript on vellum. Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan, 1901. NEW YORK, NY.- Pierpont Morgan, the founding benefactor of the Morgan Library & Museum, was drawn to the beauty of gems. He acquired and later gave away large... [Lire la suite]