09 mai 2011

René Boivin jewelry @ Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. 14 Apr 11. New York

18 Karat Gold and Diamond 'Tulip' Double-Clip Brooch, René Boivin, France, Circa 1940.  Photo Sotheby's The polished gold flowers designed as tulips set throughout with rose-cut diamonds, maker's mark for Boivin, French assay marks, flowers detach to be worn separately. Estimate 25,000—35,000 USD. Lot Sold 40,625 USD NOTE: A similar brooch is illustrated in René Boivin: Jeweller, Françoise Cailles, p. 229. The tulip clip is a true signature design of the House of Boivin. When many French firms moved away from naturalism in... [Lire la suite]
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09 mai 2011

JAR jewelry @ Sotheby's Geneva, Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, 17 May 2011

Spectucular pair of gem-set and diamond ear clips, JAR. Photo Sotheby's Each designed as a stylised articulated feather, set with circular-cut gemstones such as sapphires, garnets, tourmalines and spinels of various sizes and colours, accented with single-cut diamonds, mounted in gold and silver, signed JAR's Paris, French assay and maker's marks, case. Estimate 95,000 - 185,000 CHF LITERATURE: Cf: JAR Paris, London, 2002 for several examples of jewels of naturalistic inspiration using faceted gemstones in graduated colours. ... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2011

Turquoise jewelry @ Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels, 14 Apr 11, New York

Pair of 18 Karat White Gold, Turquoise and Diamond Earclips, de Grisogono, Geneva. Photo Sotheby's Set with cabochon turquoise segments weighing 29.80 carats, accented by small round diamonds weighing 2.00 carats, with retractable posts, signed de Grisogono, Geneve, numbered B41268. With signed box. Estimate 15,000—20,000 USD. Lot Sold 17,500 USD Together with a Certificate of Authenticity from de Grisogono. Platinum, Cultured Pearl, Turquoise, Sapphire and Diamond Brooch.  Photo Sotheby's Of bombé design set in the... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2011

Pair of 18 Karat Gold, Silver, Diamond, Sapphire and Emerald Earclips, JAR, Paris, 1998

Pair of 18 Karat Gold, Silver, Diamond, Sapphire and Emerald Earclips, JAR, Paris, 1998.  Photo Sotheby's The stylized hoops set with marquise-shaped diamonds weighing approximately 8.50 carats, accented by round sapphires and emeralds, maker's marks. Estimate 100,000—200,000 USD. Lot Sold 326,500 USD EXHIBITED: The Jewels of JAR, Paris, Somerset House, London, 2002-2003. NOTE: Illustrated in JAR, Joel Rosenthal and Pierre Jeannet, Art Books International, Paris, 2002, plate 378. Sotheby's.. Magnificent Jewels, 14 Apr... [Lire la suite]
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05 février 2011

A. Aletto & Aletto Brothers jewelry @ Sotheby's

18 Karat Gold, Platinum, Fancy Yellow Diamond and Diamond Ring, A. Aletto. photo Sotheby's The cut-cornered square modified brilliant-cut diamond of fancy yellow color weighing 5.09 carats, flanked by triangular-shaped near colorless diamonds weighing approximately .60 carat, size 5½, signed A. Aletto. Estimate 30,000—50,000 USD. Lot Sold 46,875 USD  Accompanied by GIA report no. 14462355 stating that the diamond is Fancy Yellow, Natural Color, VS1 clarity. Pair of 18 Karat Gold, Platinum, Diamond and Sapphire... [Lire la suite]
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27 décembre 2010

Bulgari jewelry @ Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels, 09 Dec 10, New York

18 Karat Gold, Emerald and Colored Diamond Necklace, Bulgari. photo Sotheby's Set with emerald-cut emeralds weighing approximately 44.50 carats, alternating with cut-cornered rectangular modified brilliant-cut diamonds of light yellow hue weighing approximately 44.00 carats, length 16 inches, signed Bulgari. With signed box and pouch. Est. 200,000—300,000 USD. Lot Sold 362,500 USD 18 Karat Gold, Sapphire, Ruby and Diamond Fringe Necklace, Bulgari. photo Sotheby's Designed as a graduated fringe set throughout... [Lire la suite]

07 décembre 2010

David Webb Black enamel, ruby, emerald, amethyst and diamond

Enamel, ruby and diamond bangle, David Webb. photo Sotheby"s Modelled as a ram, decorated with cabochon rubies and brilliant-cut diamonds, the body applied with black enamel, mounted in yellow gold, circumference approximately 168mm, signed Webb. Estimate 40,000—60,000 CHF. Lot Sold 50,000 CHF Enamel, emerald and diamond bangle, David Webb. photo Sotheby"s Modelled as a panther, decorated with black and white enamel and brilliant-cut diamonds, accented with circular-cut emerald eyes, mounted in yellow gold,... [Lire la suite]
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02 décembre 2010

The Duchess of Windsor's gem-set and diamond cross bracelet, Cartier, 1934-1944.

The Duchess of Windsor's gem-set and diamond cross bracelet, Cartier, 1934-1944. The chain bracelet spectacle-set with circular- and brilliant-cut diamonds, suspending nine gem-set Latin crosses, to a navette-shaped clasp, length approximately 190mm, signed Cartier, French assay and maker's marks. Comprising: A cross set with calibré-cut sapphires, emeralds, one similarly cut ruby and a baguette diamond, inscribed and dated: Our marriage Cross Wallis 3.VI.37 David, slightly imperfect. Est. 350,000—450,000 GBP. Lot... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2010

The ruby, sapphire, emerald, citrine and diamond flamingo clip, mounted by Cartier, Paris, 1940.

The ruby, sapphire, emerald, citrine and diamond flamingo clip, mounted by Cartier, Paris, 1940. photo Sotheby's Designed as a flamingo in a characteristic pose, the plumage set with calibré-cut emeralds, rubies and sapphires, the beak set with a cabochon citrine and sapphire, the eye set with a similarly cut sapphire, the head, neck, body and hinged legs pavé-set with circular-, brilliant- and single-cut diamonds, measuring approximately 95mm x 65mm x 22mm, signed to the clasp MONTURE Cartier and indistinctly numbered,... [Lire la suite]
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28 novembre 2010

David Webb jade & nephrite jewelry @ Sotheby's Geneva

Important enamel, nephrite, ruby and diamond Chimera bangle, David Webb. photo Sotheby's The two 'Chimera' head terminals of carved nephrite enhanced with cabochon rubies and brilliant-cut diamonds, the sides set with fluted nephrite sections alternating with white enamel bands, mounted in platinum and yellow gold, signed Webb. Est. 60,000—100,000 CHF. Lot Sold 86,500 CHF LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Cf: Magnificent Jewels, Sotheby's, New York, 2008, page 220-221 for an example of a 'Chimera' bangle by David Webb. ... [Lire la suite]
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