01 novembre 2020

A snuff box, French, circa 1810

Lot 9. A snuff box, French, circa 1810; 1 in. (2.4 cm.) high; 3 in. (7.8 cm.) diameter. Estimate: GBP 800 - GBP 1,200 (USD 1,008 - USD 1,512). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. walnut with a tortoiseshell lining; the lid decorated with three skulls illustrating the anatomical theory of phrenology developed by Franz Joseph Gall (1758-1828) and a list of Gall's 27 'fundamental faculties' to the reverse. Note: The theory of phrenology was first developed in Vienna in circa 1800 by... [Lire la suite]
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01 novembre 2020

A snuff box, French, circa 1810

Lot 9. A snuff box, French, circa 1810; 1 in. (2.4 cm.) high; 3 in. (7.8 cm.) diameter. Estimate: GBP 800 - GBP 1,200 (USD 1,008 - USD 1,512). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. walnut with a tortoiseshell lining; the lid decorated with three skulls illustrating the anatomical theory of phrenology developed by Franz Joseph Gall (1758-1828) and a list of Gall's 27 'fundamental faculties' to the reverse. Note: The theory of phrenology was first developed in Vienna in circa 1800 by... [Lire la suite]
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01 novembre 2020

An ormolu-mounted Sicilian red coral branch, French, First half 19th century

Lot 4. An ormolu-mounted Sicilian red coral branch, French, First half 19th century; 6 in. (15.5 cm.) high. Estimate: GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,500 (USD 1,890 - USD 3,150). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. coral; on a later green marble base, the base not affixed. Provenance: A private collection, Europe, acquired in London, 1980s. Note: Coral, fished from the coastal waters of Sicily, was prized from the Middle Ages for its amuletic power to ward off evil. Christie's. Finch and Co’s Cabinet of... [Lire la suite]
12 avril 2018

A pair of gilt-bronze mounted Fahua enamelled stoneware stools, Ming, 16th-17th centuries, French, 19th century

Lot 305. A pair of gilt-bronze mounted Fahua enamelled stoneware stools, the stoneware Chinese, Ming, 16th-17th centuries, the mounts French, 19th century. Haut. 44 cm., diam. 38 cm.; Height 17 1/4 in., diameter 15 in. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 €. Lot sold 18,750 €. Courtesy Sotheby's. in barrel-shape, with cranes and lotus, each stool with two handles, the mounts Rocaille; (one cover and one stool restored). Quantity: 2 Sotheby's. Important Mobilier,... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2017

Fancy vivid colored diamonds, Art deco classics and rare jewelry from Cartier, Verdura and René Boivin headline Bonhams New York

  Photo: Bonhams. NEW YORK - Fancy vivid colored diamonds, an impressive selection of jewelry from Cartier, Verdura and René Boivin, along with highly collectable pieces from the Art Deco and 1960s and 1970s eras headline Bonhams New York Fine Jewelry sale next month (24 April 2017). Leading the sale is An Important Fancy Colored Diamond and Diamond Ring estimated at US$400,000-600,000. The ring centers on an old European brilliant-cut Fancy Vivid Yellow diamond, weighing 6.32 carats, which is set between two... [Lire la suite]
31 janvier 2017

Gothic Bishop's Ring, French, 13th century

Gothic Bishop's Ring, French, 13th century. Gold and sapphire. Height 26 mm.; hoop inner diam. 20.6 mm.; hoop outer diam. 24.6 mm.; bezel 14.4 x 15 mm.; Weight 8.94 grams. Griffin Collection, L.2015.72.50. © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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30 janvier 2017

Merovingian Cloisonné Architectural Ring, French, ca. 500

Merovingian Cloisonné Architectural Ring, French, ca. 500. Gold and garnet. Height 31.03 mm; exterior diam. of hoop 22.3 mm; bezel 20.5 {x} 21.3 mm Weight 10.7 grams U.S. size 8.5; U.K. size Q 1/2. Griffin Collection, L.2015.73.6 © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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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]
01 décembre 2016

Exceptional 17-carat Diamond Solitaire Ring Leads Bonhams Fine Jewellery Auction

Lot 179. An important 17.97 carats Type IIa diamond solitaire ring. Estimate US$ 1,000,000 - 1,500,000 (€940,000 - 1,400,000). Photo: Bonhams. An important diamond solitaire ring, weighing 17.97 carats, leads the Fine Jewellery auction at Bonhams on December 6 at 11am in New York. With a strong interest from collectors across the globe during its October sale, Bonhams yet again presents an excellent selection of diamond, noteworthy coloured gemstones and a plethora of signed jewellery, many from the Alhambra... [Lire la suite]
20 août 2016

Maurice Pierre André Daurat, Art Nouveau Grasshopper Pendant, French, circa 1910

Maurice Pierre André Daurat, Art Nouveau Grasshopper Pendant, French, circa 1910. Gilded silver, turquoise & pearl.