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]

13 octobre 2017

A pair of Iberian parcel-gilt silver chargers, 16th century

Lot 102. A pair of Iberian parcel-gilt silver chargers, 16th century. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. circular, corded silver-gilt rim, the silver-gilt bombé centre engraved with the Arms of the Avalos family,unmarked; 40cm., 15 3/4 in. diameter; 2950gr., 94oz. 16dwt. Note: The Avalos family was a Spanish family originating from Castille whose members were prominent figures of the Renaissance. Alfonso de Avalos y de Aquino (1502-1546) was under the service of... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2014

An 18th century Iberian gold and emerald pendant

An 18th century Iberian gold and emerald pendant. Photo: Bonhams. Designed to be the centrepiece of a choker, the double-loop bow surmount with openwork and engraved floral and foliate decoration, suspending a quatrefoil cross, connected by a highly stylised floral motif, the whole set throughout with table-cut emeralds in box-collet settings with additional scrolling and beadwork, foiled closed-back settings throughout, the reverse with further engraving, mounted in yellow gold, length 11.0cm. Estimate £6,000 - 8,000 (€7,300 -... [Lire la suite]
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14 février 2014

18th century jewelry at S. J. Phillips Ltd.

18th century diamond six petal flowerhead brooch, c.1770. Photo S. J. Phillips Ltd. centred by an oval rose cut diamond cluster, to slightly curved petals of pointed drop outline, pave set with lines of cushion cut diamonds, diamond line spurs between, close set in silver. Width 5.5cm / 2 1/8'' - Weight: 38.5g. Price range: £20,000-£50,000 18th century chrysolite ribbon bow and drop brooch-pendant, Portuguese c.1770. Photo S. J. Phillips Ltd. the double ribbon tied bow of openwork design, the loops centred by trailing... [Lire la suite]
15 décembre 2012

Ruby and diamond demi parure, Late 18th Century, possibly Iberian - Sotheby's

Ruby and diamond demi parure, Late 18th Century, possibly Iberian - Sotheby's Comprising: a necklace and a pair of pendent earrings of girandole form, all of ribbon and foliate design, the necklace suspending two interchangeable pendants, one designed as a bird with a ruby eye, length of necklace approximately 265mm, earrings with post fittings, fitted case. Estimation: 5,000 - 7,000 GBP. Lot. Vendu 20,000 GBP NOTE DE CATALOGUE: Similar examples of these jewels can be found at the Victoria and Albert... [Lire la suite]
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28 novembre 2008

A red and gilt lacquered chinoiserie bureau cabinet, possibly Southern Italian or Iberian, circa 1730

A red and gilt lacquered chinoiserie bureau cabinet, possibly Southern Italian or Iberian, circa 1730 the upper section with a domed top, with seven baluster turned finials opening to reveal two later shelves, the back decorated with a seascape, each side and the inside of the doors with coats-of-arms within scrolling foliage and flowers, the lower section with a fall-front enclosing a fitted interior with four shaped drawers with scrolled mouldings flanking a cupboard door enclosing a recess and slides, the far right... [Lire la suite]