28 juin 2018

WARTSKI, Stand C1 at Masterpiece London 2018

A carved rock crystal and enamelled talisman, Iberian, 17th century. Courtesy Wartsky consisting of a carved rock crystal figa (a clenched hand with the thumb protruding between the first and second fingers) mounted beneath an elaborate enamelled yellow gold cuff in palette of white and blue, topped with a suspension loop. The figa is a potent symbol from the ancient world. It was worn as a powerful amulet to promote fertility and to protect its wearer from the evil eye – dark and magical forces. Rock crystal was... [Lire la suite]

27 octobre 2017

Wartsky at TEFAF New York Fall 2017

René Lalique (Ay 1860-1945 Paris). Necklace, Paris, circa 1899-1900. Gold, enamel and pearl. © Wartsky Giacinto Melillo (1846-1915). Bracelet, Naples, circa 1899. Gold. © Wartsky  Van Cleef and Arpels. Art Deco brooch, Paris, circa 1928. Platinum, diamond and feather. © Wartsky Carl Fabergé (St Petersburg 1846-1920 Pully). Négligée necklace, St Petersburg, circa 1900. Aquamarine and diamond. © Wartsky Van Cleef and Arpels. Yellow diamond ring. ©... [Lire la suite]
03 juillet 2017

Wartski at Masterpiece London 2017

An enamel and gem-set Neo-Egyptian brooch by Gustave Baugrand. Wartski, Stand C1 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD centred with an oval rock crystal panel applied with an enamelled portrait of the Egyptian goddess Isis, her head-dress and twin necklaces lavishly set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds, the border similarly decorated and set with three carved emerald scarabs. René Lalique. A gold, enamel and glass necklace in the Egyptian taste. Paris, c.1905. Wartski, Stand C1 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD ... [Lire la suite]
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]
01 mars 2017

Giacinto Melillo (Naples 1845-1915), Archeological revival bracelet, Naples, circa 1870

Giacinto Melillo (Naples 1845-1915), Archeological revival bracelet, Naples, circa 1870. Gold, pearls and enamel. Length 19 cm. Weight 105 g © A. Aardewerk Antiquair Juwelier  This archeological style bracelet is a rare example of the work of the renowned jeweller Giacinto Melillo, who started off as a pupil of Castellani. The seven heavy, square panels are joined by large gold hinges with semicircular end plaques. Each panel is decorated with elaborate motifs in the Etruscan style executed in fine granulation and wirework... [Lire la suite]
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13 décembre 2010

18th & 19th century jewelry @ Bonhams

A late 19th century diamond necklace, circa 1870. photo Bonhams Designed as a single line of old brilliant-cut diamonds suspending a fringe of graduated old brilliant-cut diamond drops to pinched collet settings, mounted in silver and gold, diamonds approximately 20.30 carats total, length 38.4cm..Sold for £26,400 A Georgian diamond star brooch, circa 1800. photo Bonhams Of double starburst formation, the central star mounted en tremblant and set centrally with a cushion-shaped diamond within a surround of old... [Lire la suite]