20 décembre 2018

Asian fine art and antiques tops one million dollars at Clars December sale

 OAKLAND, CA.- Clars December 15th and 16th auction was led by an exceptional array of Asian fine art, antiques and decorative art which came to the sale from several fine California estates, private collections and institutions. Two important paintings by Zhang Daqian (Chinese, 1899-1983) sparked what would become an international event drawing highly competitive bidding from around the globe and fueling more than $1,040,000 for the Asian collections offered alone. Exceptional results were seen throughout this weekend... [Lire la suite]

17 novembre 2017

Tiancheng International Jewellery and Jadeite Autumn Auction 2017 Highlighting Magnificent Gemstones, Diamonds and Jadeite

Lot 228. “The Red Romance”. Magnificent 139.14-Carat Natural Unheated Burmese Mogok Ruby and Diamond Necklace. Estimate: HK$ 58,000,000 - 88,000,000/ US$ 7,440,000 - 11,300,000. © Tiancheng International HONG KONG - Tiancheng International Jewellery and Jadeite Autumn Auction will take place on 3 December, offering a vast selection of important natural coloured gemstones, diamonds and jadeite. Leading the sale is a magnificent Burmese ruby necklace totalling 139.14 carats. The sale also highlights a stunning... [Lire la suite]
30 septembre 2017

Record price for an item of jewellery at Piguet Auction House

Lot 1698. From the Molly de Balkany Collection, An important Art Deco necklace set with an old-mine-cut 14ct (approx.) diamond and two Colombian 75ct and 78ct (approx.) drop emeralds. Estimate CHF 80,000-120,000. Sold CHF 520,000. © HDV Hôtel des Ventes SA  GENEVA.- Piguet Auction House ended its September sale yesterday evening with an overall result of CHF 5.2 million. The Fine Jewellery, Contemporary Art and Antiquarian Books sessions drew in passionate collectors and... [Lire la suite]
30 novembre 2016

The wonders of China: Fine watches and jewellery bring a sparkle to Piguet Auction House's Christmas sale

GENEVA.- This year Piguet Auction House will hold its Christmas sale from 12 to 15 December, offering a selection of 3100 lots with a global estimate of CHF 3.5-4.5 million. This winter, the focus is on Chinese art with an exceptionally rare collection of Ming/Qing (17th century) dynasty huanghuali wood furniture from a private Swiss collection, an unseen painting from the internationally renowned Chu The-Chun (1920-2014) and original bound lithographs signed Zao Wou-ki (1921-2013).  The Fine Jewellery and Watches... [Lire la suite]
08 septembre 2016

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Important Watches Autumn Sale 2016 To Take Place On 5 October

Patek Philippe, An Exceptional Platinum Tonneau-Shaped Automatic Minute Repeating Perpetual Calendar Wristwatch With Retrograde Date, Moon Phases And Leap Year Indication, REF 5013P, circa2004. Est. HK$ 2,800,000-3,800,000 / US$359,000 – 487,000*. Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Sotheby's Hong Kong Important Watches Autumn Sale 2016 will take place on 5 October at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Leading the sale is A Ref 5013, Exceptional Platinum Tonneau-Shaped Automatic Minute Repeating Perpetual... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2016

An extremely rare pocket watch by Patek Philippe Reference 844 in white gold sells for $475,488

Lot 227. Patek Philippe: A rare white gold open-faced minute repeating perpetual calendar watch with moon-phases, ref. 844, made in 1973. Estimate CHF: 280,000 - 380,000. Sold for CHF: 472,000 (475,488 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. GENEVA.- Yesterday’s sale of Important Watches at Sotheby’s in Geneva was led by an extremely rare pocket watch by Patek Philippe, which surpassed its estimate to reach CHF 472,000 / $475,488 (est. CHF 280,000 – 380,000). Thought to be one of only two models of reference 844 in white gold,... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2016

Sotheby's Sale of Important Watches includes historically significant timepieces

Lot 176. Bautte & Moynier. An exceptional three tune musical automaton bird cage clock with double singing birds and a butterfly, Geneva, 1825-1830. Estimate 400,000 — 800,000 CHF (367,960 - 735,919 EUR) (411,000 – 825,000 USD). Photo Sotheby's. GENEVA.- Sotheby’s Spring sale of Important Watches on Saturday 14 May will feature at its heart an exceptional and rare musical automaton clock, shaped as a bird cage, with double singing birds and a butterfly. This masterwork of... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2015

Sotheby's Hong Kong announces Fine Timepieces Sale to take place on 29 November

Patek Philippe, an important Platinum Perpetual Calendar Split Seconds Chronograph Wristwatch with Leap Year Indication And Moon-Phases  Ref 5004P Circa 2010. Est. HK$1,450,000 — 2,000,000 / US$187,094 - 258,060* (Lot 832). Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong presents the Fine Timepieces sale to be held on 29 November 2015 at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery. In the spirit of the fast-approaching holiday season, the sale will highlight a fascinating diamond-set Poetic... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2015

Wristwatch fetches record $7.3 million at Swiss charity auction

Patek Philippe. Reference 5016A-010, 5016A-010, Case material: Stainless steel. Interchangeable full back and sapphire-crystal case back. Case is humidity and dust protected only (not water resistant). 36.8 mm. Diameter. Calibre: Caliber R TO 27 PS QR. Manual winding. Minute repeater. Tourbillon. Perpetual calendar with retrograde date hand. Estimate CHF700 000 - 900 000. Sold for CHF7 300 000  ($7.3 million, 6.7 million euros). GENEVA (AFP).- A unique Patek... [Lire la suite]
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10 novembre 2015

Rare & vintage gems shine at Freeman's November 2 Jewelry & Watches Auction

A plique-à-jour enamel, conch pearl, diamond, platinum and eighteen karat gold brooch, Marcus & Co., circa 1900. Sold for $161,000.   HILADELPHIA, PA.- Prominent designers and brilliant gems sparkled at Freeman’s November 2nd auction of Jewelry and Watches. Realizing over $1.76 million, the sale was highlighted by whimsical and unique pieces from makers such as David Webb and Marcus & Co., as well as impressive diamonds, attracting bidders from around the globe. "The market for rare and vintage... [Lire la suite]