20 décembre 2016

Pendant cross, Southern Italian, 17th century

Lot 63. Pendant cross, Southern Italian, 17th century. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Lot sold 4,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's rock crystal, with enamelled gold mounts - 69 by 42mm., 2 11/16  by 1 10/16 in. Note: Compare with the very similar pendant sold in these rooms on 10 July 2014, lot 106. RELATED LITERATURE: Ori e Argenti in Sicilia. exh.cat. Mueo regionale Pepoli, Trapani, Milan, 1989. Sotheby's. Old Master Sculpture and Works of Art Including... [Lire la suite]

12 décembre 2012

The jewellery collection of the late Michael Wellby makes three times estimate in £2.8 million sale

An important diamond devant de corsage, late 18th Century. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- This afternoon at Sotheby’s London the Jewellery Collection of the Late Michael Wellby made an outstanding total of £2,836,300 – more than three times the pre-sale low estimate of £838,600-£1,194,100, in a rare “white glove” auction in which all 211 lots were sold. Collectors competed fiercely for key pieces. The sale’s top lot was an important late 18th Century diamond devant de corsage, which keen bidding drove to £385,250 – more than six times... [Lire la suite]
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]