10 janvier 2014
Vacheron Constantin Japanese Style Watch, 1925. Gold, sapphire, enamel. Private Collection.
02 janvier 2014
Pair of sapphire, opal and diamond earrings. Photo courtesy Sotheby's. Of floral design, each flower head centring on a cushion-shaped sapphire altogether weighing approximately 10.00 carats, highlighted by three jelly opal petals altogether weighing approximately 17.20 carats, embellished by leaves set with circular-cut diamonds, sapphires and tsavorite garnets, mounted in 18 karat blackened and white gold. Estimation 160,000 — 220,000 HKD. Lot. Vendu 200,000 HKD Accompanied by SSEF reports numbered 67032, stating that the... [Lire la suite]
12 décembre 2013
18 karat gold, silver and sapphire 'Jody' necklace, Marilyn F. Cooperman. Photo Sothebys. Formed with bombé clusters set with numerous round and oval-shaped sapphires weighing approximately 150.00 carats, length 18 inches, signed MFC for Marilyn F. Cooperman; pendant detachable. Estimation 25,000 — 35,000 USD. Lot. Vendu 62,500 USD Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. New York | 11 déc. 2013 www.sothebys.com
22 novembre 2013
18 karat gold, sapphire, diamond and cultured pearl bracelet. Photo courtesy Sotheby's. The multi-strand bracelet composed of 170 cultured pearls measuring approximately 7.9 to 3.8 mm, the clasp of basketweave design set with two marquise-shaped diamonds weighing approximately .90 carat and round diamonds weighing approximately 1.25 carats, further set with round and calibré-cut sapphires, length 8½ inches, with French assay and maker's mark. Estimation 7,000 — 9,000 USDPROPERTY FROM THE HOUDRY FAMILY COLLECTION, FRANCEThis... [Lire la suite]
22 novembre 2013
18 karat gold, sapphire, ruby and diamond brooch, France. Photo courtesy Sotheby's. The foliate brooch of flexible design, set with cabochon and cushion-cut sapphires accented by round rubies, the stem further set with round diamonds weighing approximately .30 carat, gross weight approximately 27 dwts, with French assay and maker's marks. Estimation 25,000 — 35,000 USDPROPERTY FROM THE HOUDRY FAMILY COLLECTION, FRANCEBearing a maker's mark for Davière, one of René Boivin's most well-known workshops, this brooch is similar in... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2013
Sapphire, diamond and cultured pearl brooch and an unmounted diamond, circa 1910 with later modification
Sapphire, diamond and cultured pearl brooch and an unmounted diamond, circa 1910 with later modification. Photo courtesy Sotheby's The brooch centring on a baroque cultured pearl of iridescent aubergine tint, encircled within lines of millegrain-set circular- and single-cut diamonds, and calibré-cut sapphires, to a similarly set pendant of ribbon design; the unmounted cushion-shaped diamond weighing 17.13 carats. Estimate 135,000 — 210,000 CHF In April 1972, the cushion-shaped diamond weighing 17.13... [Lire la suite]
08 septembre 2013
An antique pearl, sapphire and diamond tiara. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2004 Designed as five graduating pearl and sapphire-set sprays and diamond-set scroll motifs, centring on a diamond-set marquise's coronet, mounted in silver and gold, with six brooch fittings, five hairpin fittings and a screwdriver, each spray and coronet detachable, circa 1880, inner circumference 17.0 cm., in fitted maroon leather Auger case stamped with a count's coronet. Price Realized £11,950Notes: Alphonse Auger established himself as a jeweller... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2013
The Cheapside Hoard: London's Lost Jewels , London - Courtesy of Museum of London LONDON- The Museum of London will open a major new exhibition investigating the secrets of the Cheapside Hoard. This extraordinary and priceless cache of late 16th and early 17th century jewels and gemstones – displayed in its entirety for the first time in over a century – was discovered in 1912, buried in a cellar on Cheapside in the City of London.Through new research and state-of-the-art technology, the exhibition will showcase the... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2013
An Antique Sapphire and Diamond Necklace. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Composed of three sapphire and diamond clusters joined by diamond collet quatrefoil accents, suspending a further sapphire and diamond drop pendant, with diamond-set back chain, mounted in silver and gold, 19th century with later alterations, 56.0cm long. Estimate: $211,260 – $241,440 Christie's. JEWELLERY. 5 June 2013. London, King Street.
23 mai 2013
An Antique Sapphire, Spinel And Diamond "Blue Venus" Sculpture. Provenance: Prince Youssoupov. Circa mid-19th century
An Antique Sapphire, Spinel And Diamond "Blue Venus" Sculpture. Provenance: Prince Youssoupov. Circa mid-19th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2009 Designed as a sculpted light blue sapphire depicting Venus, carved from a single light blue 11-cm-long sapphire, enhanced by a rose-cut diamond openwork foliate base, encasing a carved oval red spinel seal, depicting the profile of a Strozzi Medusa head, circa mid 19th century, 4¼ ins., in a black leather fitted case.