12 avril 2019

A pair of Roman gold bracelets, cica 3rd century A.D.

Lot 152. A pair of Roman gold bracelets, cica 3rd century A.D.; Each: 3 in. (7.7 cm.) width; weight: 206 and 210 grams respectively. Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Provenance: with Heidi Vollmoeller (1916-2003), Zurich, acquired by 1966. The Heidi Vollmoeller Collection, Christie's, London, 29 October 2003, lot 415. Christie's . Antiquities, New York, 29 April 2019
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12 avril 2019

A European gold bracelet, Late Bronze Age, circa 1390-1000 B.C.

Lot 150. A European gold bracelet, Late Bronze Age, circa 1390-1000 B.C.; 3 7/8 in. (9.7 cm.) wide; Weight: 1.32 lbs. (599 grams). Estimate: US$400,000 - US$600,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Provenance: Reputedly from Portalegre. Art Market, Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal, acquired by 1959. Private Collection, Switzerland, acquired by 1979; thence by descent. Antiquities , Christie's, London, 2 May 2013, lot 139. Christie's . Antiquities, New York, 29 April 2019
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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]
08 novembre 2017

The Crown of Kerch and Other Treasures at Neues Museum

The "Crown of Kerch", tiara set with red garnet inserts, late 4th / 1st half of the 5th century AD, © Roman-Germanic Museum / Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln, photo: Anja Wegner. BERLIN - The exhibition titled “The Crown of Kerch. Treasures from the Dawn of European History” is currently on view at Neues Museum, Berlin. The show features gold jewelry dating back to the migration period found near the Black Sea. The exhibition comprises of silver brooches, ornaments crafted in the shape of animals and mythical creatures, and... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2017

Gold Bracelet, Islamic, possibly Fatimid Syria, 10th-13th Century A.D.

Gold Bracelet, Islamic, possibly Fatimid Syria, 10th-13th Century A.D., Gold, D: 6.8cm, H: 6.8cm © David Aaron This Islamic bracelet has an unusual, simple beauty. It exemplifies early Islamic taste for gold, and for the aniconic relationship between precious metal and geometric ornament.[1] It has a circular band in a torc design, open at the top. The two terminals are delicately shaped, widening from the slender stem of the band to two flat circular nodes. On the uppermost rim a pattern is carved, composed of diagonal... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2016

Gold Bracelet, China, late 18th-19th century, Qing dynasty

Gold Bracelet, China, late 18th-19th century, Qing dynasty. © 2015 Smithsonian Institution
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26 octobre 2016

A Pair of Gold Bracelets with the Design of Nine Dragons Playing with Pearls, Qing Dynasty.

A Pair of Gold Bracelets with the Design of Nine Dragons Playing with Pearls, Qing Dynasty.
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03 décembre 2015

A Roman gold bracelet, circa 2nd century AD.

A Roman gold bracelet, circa 2nd century AD. Estimation: USD 2,500 - 3,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The hoop formed of four hollow wires twisted together and tapering to a single wire, crossed over and spiraled around the hoop for adjustment - 3¼ in. (8.2 cm.) wide; weight: .94 oz.PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Rotterdam, acquired prior to 1961; thence by descent. Christie's. Ancient Jewelry sale - Online auctions December 1 -10.
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02 décembre 2015

An Achaemenid gold bracelet, circa 5th century BC.

An Achaemenid gold bracelet, circa 5th century BC.  Estimation: USD 20,000 - 30,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The solid hoop of pennanular form, bulging at the center, with flaring terminals - 33⁄16 in. (8.1 cm.) wide; weight: 7.35 oz. Private Collection, Iran, 1960s.with Aaron Gallery, Tehran.with Bluett & Sons, London, acquired from the above, 1979.Private Collection, U.S., acquired from the above, 1981.with Acanthus, New York, 1993.  PROVENANCE: with Gallery Six, New York.Acquired by... [Lire la suite]
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02 décembre 2015

A Greek gold bracelet, circa 3rd century BC

A Greek gold bracelet, circa 3rd century BC. Estimation: USD 15,000 - 20,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Formed from a solid hoop, round in section, the overlapping ends each terminating in a lion head, the long mane of thick flame-like locks extending back, the eyes framed by bulging brows, the mouth open - 3¼ in. (8.2 cm.) wide; weight: 1.81 oz. PROVENANCE: with Surena Ancient Art, London, 1994.Antiquities, Christie’s, London, 7 December 1994, lot 171.Art Market, London, 1996. Christie's. Ancient... [Lire la suite]
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