28 juin 2018

WARTSKI, Stand C1 at Masterpiece London 2018

A carved rock crystal and enamelled talisman, Iberian, 17th century. Courtesy Wartsky consisting of a carved rock crystal figa (a clenched hand with the thumb protruding between the first and second fingers) mounted beneath an elaborate enamelled yellow gold cuff in palette of white and blue, topped with a suspension loop. The figa is a potent symbol from the ancient world. It was worn as a powerful amulet to promote fertility and to protect its wearer from the evil eye – dark and magical forces. Rock crystal was... [Lire la suite]

03 juin 2018

Sotheby's sale headlined by a rare Symbolist work on paper by avant-garde master Kazimir Malevich

LONDON.- On 5 June, Sotheby’s will bring to the market works by celebrated Russian artists and craftsmen from Malevich to Fabergé in the Russian Pictures and Russian Works of Art, Fabergé & Icons Sales taking place in London. With consignments drawn from prestigious collections from around the world, the sales will offer a unique opportunity to purchase works by some of the most pre-eminent creators of Russian art.  RUSSIAN PICTURES  Lot 64. Kazimir Severinovich Malevich (1879-1935), The... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2017

Wartski at TEFAF Maastrich 2017

René Lalique (Ay 1860-1945 Paris), Necklace, Paris, circa 1899-1900 © Wartski Gold, enamel, pearls and glass. Height of pendant 8.8 cm. Signed 'Lalique' An unusually long necklace suspended with a pendant featuring a portrait of Lalique’s muse Augustine-Alice Ledru (circa 1870-1909), who would become his wife. The enamelled profile of Augustine-Alice Ledru is framed by gold stems bearing carved glass pine cones and needles which form the border of the jewel and suspend three baroque pearls, while the reverse is engraved... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2014

Wartski at MASTERPIECES London 2014

Two Gold and Enamel Cigarette Cases by Carl Fabergé - Photo courtesy Wartski decorated with opaque champlevé enamel, the thumb pieces set with rose cut diamonds. Chief Workmaster: Henrik Wigstrom, St Petersburg 1908-1917. A Pair of Jewelled Platinised Silver and Gold Cufflinks by Carl Fabergé - Photo courtesy Wartski the yellow gold terminals topped with matt platinised silver and mounted with cabochon chrysoprases and lines of rose diamonds, their shape mimicking that of a button hole Workmaster: August Hollming, St.... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2014

A jewelled silver and platinum-mounted nephrite pendant By Fabergé, St Petersburg, circa 1914, scratched inventory number 98948

A jewelled silver and platinum-mounted nephrite pendant By Fabergé, St Petersburg, circa 1914, scratched inventory number 98948. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Modelled as an elephant, its trunk and tail forming a continuous sphere, with rose-cut diamond-set eyes and stylised howdah, the pendant mount with a brilliant diamond suspended from a diamond-set loop; together with a later pearl, diamond and hardstone necklace and bracelet, the pearls untested for natural origin, unmarked. The pendant 1 ¾ in. (4.5 cm.) high, including... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2013

Masterpieces from Wartski at Mastepiece London 2013

A Diamond set Feather Brooch by Van Cleef and Arpels. Paris, circa 1928 – Photo courtesy of Wartski, London. Masterpiece London 2013 Two Gold and Enamel Cigarette Cases by Carl Fabergé decorated with opaque champlevé enamel, the thumbpieces set with rose cut diamonds. Chief Workmaster: Henrik Wigstrom, St Petersburg, 1908-1917. Photo courtesy of Wartski, London. Masterpiece London 2013 An Art Deco Rock Crystal and Diamond set Sautoir by Georges Fouquet. Paris, circa 1925. Photo courtesy of Wartski, London. Masterpiece London... [Lire la suite]

05 août 2012

Rectangular snuffbox with wavy sides, 1740s. Made by Jérémie Pauzié, St Petersburg

Rectangular snuffbox with wavy sides, 1740s. Made by Jérémie Pauzié, St Petersburg. Gold, silver, cut diamonds, sapphires, quartz; chased, polished and pounced.
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19 octobre 2011

The most important pair of Russian vases to appear on the market this Autumn

By the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, period of Nicholas I, 1835 and 1836 54 in. (137.2 cm.) high, including plinth £1,700,000-2,200,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2011. LONDON.- A magnificent and important pair of porcelain vases by the Imperial Porcelain Factory will highlight this autumn’s Russian Art Week in London (estimate: £1,700,000-2,200,000). In their 28 November Russian Art Sale, Christie's will offer perhaps the finest and grandest pair of Russian porcelain vases to appear at auction in recent memory.... [Lire la suite]
26 juin 2010

Pair of Imperial Porcelain Vases Highlight Sotheby's Treasures Sale

A pair of Magnificent Pair of Imperial Porcelain Vases, Period of Nicholas I (1825-1855), St Petersburg. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- Sotheby's announced that a pair of Magnificent Pair of Imperial Porcelain Vases, Period of Nicholas I (1825-1855), St Petersburg, will headline Sotheby’s Treasures: Aristocratic Heirlooms Sale in London on Tuesday, July 6, 2010. The auction – the first ever sale of its type at Sotheby’s – will bring together some 21 lots, the intrinsic quality and importance of which will be matched by the... [Lire la suite]
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01 décembre 2009

Sotheby's London Sale Of Rediscovered Fabergé Totals $11.6 Million

Fabergé Jewelled and Two-Color Gold-Mounted Silver Cigarette Case. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- From a busy saleroom opened to capacity, with two banks of 60 telephone lines reserved to execute bids on behalf of potential buyers, clients enthusiastically competed to acquire a piece of Russian Imperial history in Sotheby’s Sale of ‘Romanov Heirlooms: The Lost Inheritance of the Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna’. The auction, which saw every lot contested by several bidders, exceeded all pre-sale expectations (estimate:... [Lire la suite]