13 juin 2016

Azurite and Malachite

Azurite and Malachite - Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Cu-Zn-Pb deposit, Rudnyi Altai, Altaiskii Krai, Western-Siberian Region, Russia

19 mai 2016

Garnet var. Demantoid, Ural Mountains, Russia

Lot 1067. Garnet var. Demantoid, Ural Mountains, Russia. Weighing approximately 4.28 carats and measuring 10.01 x 8.34 x 6.55mm. Sold for US$ 18,750 (€16,745). Photo: Bonhams. Vivid green in hue, of the most desirable shade, this large oval-cut demantoid garnet has a textbook, classic horsetail inclusion which is sure to interest serious collectors of andradite garnet. Particularly large in size for the species and unusual for its oval cut. This is an exceptionally fine demantoid garnet for the serious... [Lire la suite]
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12 novembre 2015

World's Largest Meteorite Carving Offered At Bonhams Auction

Unique Life-sized Skull-form Carving of a Gibeon Meteorite with Tridymite Inclusion By Lee Downey. Iron, Fine Octahedrite, Namibia, Africa. Weighing approximately 21,070 grams (21.07 kilos, 46.45 lbs). Estimate on request. Photo: Bonhams. LOS ANGELES – The first skull to be carved out of one of the rarest materials on Earth will be offered in Bonhams' Lapidary Works of Art, Gemstones and Minerals auction on November 24 at Bonhams, Los Angeles. A life-size model of a male skull and the world's largest known meteorite... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2015

Rare natural pink Sapphire on offer in gems auction at Bonhams

Exceptional and Rare 24.69 carats Natural Pink Sapphire, Classic TM Ceylon (Sri Lanka). Estimate on request. Photo: Bonhams. LOS ANGELES, CA.- An exceptional and rare natural pink sapphire that is among the finest the market has seen in the last decade leads Bonhams’ auction of Lapidary Works of Art, Gemstones and Minerals including Gold on May 19 at Bonhams in Los Angeles. The sapphire, a classic beauty from the locality of Ceylon, weighing nearly 25 carats, is estimated to bring... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2015

Pyritized Ammonite, Russia

Pyritized Ammonite, Russia
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15 octobre 2013

TSAREVICH’S ICON OFFERED FOR SALE. Major London Exhibition of Russian and Greek Icons in November

St Aleksei, Metropolitan of Moscow, Russia, Mount Athos. Presented to Tsarevich Aleksei and dated 1904 on the reverse; 35.8 x 31 cm. Collection: Jan Morsink Ikonen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. LONDON - An exceptional exhibition of sixty important Russian and Greek Icons will be staged by Jan Morsink Ikonen of Amsterdam, one of the leading international specialists in the field, at the Willow Gallery, 40 Duke Street, St. James’s, London SW1, from 23 to 29 November 2013 as part of Russian Art Week, a... [Lire la suite]

01 juillet 2013

A pair of Russian glass and hardstone panels attributed to the Ust-Ruditsa Lomonosov glass workshops, Russia, circa 1765-1770

A pair of Russian glass and hardstone panels attributed to the Ust-Ruditsa Lomonosov glass workshops, Russia, circa 1765-1770. Photo courtesy Sotheby's each of rectangular form, one with a ribbon-tied pail applied with a ladybird, together with a wicker basket of fruit including pears, grapes, peaches, cherries, pomegranates flanked by butterflies, carrots, a watering can, gardening hat, and scythe, the other with a scrolled bracket surmounted by two male masks and a baluster fruit-filled vase with various... [Lire la suite]
11 juin 2013

Two hundred years of decorative arts under the Romanovs on display at the Bowers Museum

Durnuvo Jewel Casket, Firm of Ovchinnikov, Russia, 1889, silver gilt, enamel and lapis lazuli. Photos: © Giovanni Lundardi Photography, courtesy Bowers Museum SANTA ANA, CA.- The Bowers Museum hosts The Tsars’ Cabinet, which highlights two hundred years of decorative arts under the Romanovs, from the time of Peter the Great in the early eighteenth century to that of Nicholas II in the early twentieth century. Many of the more than 230 objects in the exhibition were designed for public or private use of the tsars or other... [Lire la suite]
02 juin 2013

Demantoid Garnet - 4.21 ct, Russia

Demantoid Garnet - 4.21 ct, Russia. Photo Heritage Auctions There's something about the Russian version of this exotic Garnet that sets it apart from all other localities. The Russian material contains enough Chromium in its structure to give it a clean green with no hints of the blue or brown tones common to other source material. The Diamond like optical properties are the origin of the name: Demantoid = "Diamond-like" in Greek. As is typical for Russian material there are "horse-tail" type inclusions, but not... [Lire la suite]
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15 février 2013

Cross- Religuarium and casket , Russia, 1680 (cross), 19 c (casket)

Cross- Religuarium and casket , Russia, 1680 (cross), 19 c (casket). The State Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg, Russia.
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