24 avril 2018

A richly-jewelled two-coloured gold snuff box, Johann Wilhelm Keibel, St. Petersburg, 1845

Lot 386. A richly-jewelled two-coloured gold snuff box, Johann Wilhelm Keibel, St. Petersburg, 1845; 9.2cm., 3 5/8 in. wide. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. rectangular with rounded corners, the lid applied with an emerald, diamond and ruby-set lozenge centred by an octagonal step-cut emerald and framed by diamond-set scrolls mounted in yellow gold over red enamel on a wavy engine-turned ground, a diamond at each corner, chased with scrollwork on... [Lire la suite]
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23 novembre 2016

Russian diamond brooch, St. Petersburg, ca 1880

Lot 2013. Russian diamond brooch, St. Petersburg, ca 1880. Estimate: € 50000-60000. Photo Hampel Auction A very fine rare brooch in the shape of an oak branch with leaf and two acorns from teardrop old-cut diamonds, approx 2.4 ct Cape / Si, covered with small diamond roses, total approx. 0.3 ct. Drops with minimal Prom. In original Fabergé case.  Hampel. Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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05 novembre 2016

Princess Alice of Battenberg's gem-set necklace by Fabergé,

A wedding gift from Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia to Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark (born Princess Alice of Battenberg). A gem-set necklace by Fabergé composed of graduated oval Ceylon sapphires bordered with diamonds alternating with diamond-set elements of inverted square form centred with a diamond. Signed with the initials of Albert Holmström, St. Petersburg, 1908-1917. Private Collection. Princess Alice of Greece and Denmark (born Princess of Battenberg) wearing the Fabergé necklace.
03 juillet 2015

Wartski at Masterpiece London 2015

A magnificent neo-classical gold fringe necklace by Eugene Fontenay, Paris, circa 1875. Wartski at Masterpiece London 2015, stand C1. A Pair of Antique Gold Earrings. French. Circa 1880. Wartski at Masterpiece London 2015, stand C1. in the form of pails suspended on movable gold chains from well wheel pulleys, the yellow gold pails finely chased to represent wooden staves, bound by platinum hoops.  A Gold, Enamel and Gem-Set Frame by Carl Fabergé. Workmaster: Johann Victor Aarne, St.... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2015

Christie's Russian Works of Art Sale features collections with imperial provenance

An Important Jeweled and Enameled Gold Imperial Presentation Snuff Box, St. Petersburg, 1899. 3¼ in. (8.2 cm.) wide. Estimate: $120,000 – 180,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2015. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces the sale of Russian Works of Art on May 20 in New York. Offering an exceptional selection of fresh to the market Fabergé and Russian works of art from American private collections, the auction includes rare books and photographs from the Russian imperial family as well as fine icons, porcelain and early... [Lire la suite]
13 juillet 2014

Gray Kalgan seated circus elephant sculpture with rose diamond eyes, by Faberge, St. Petersburg, ca. 1900

Gray Kalgan seated circus elephant sculpture with rose diamond eyes, by Faberge, St. Petersburg, ca. 1900. Provenance: HRH Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester; Constance Gladys Robinson (1859-1917), Lady de Grey, later Marchioness of Ripon; Lady (Gladys Mary), Juliet Duff nee Lowther (1881-1965).
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13 avril 2014

Russian decorative arts book written by Cynthia Coleman Sparke offers secrets of the Tsars

“Some lucky person is going to pick up a decorative Easter egg at a car boot sale one day and find they have won the arts lottery when it sells for £20m” says author Cynthia Coleman Sparke, whose book is being launched at Bonhams. LONDON.- With Easter drawing near and the recent discovery of The Third Imperial Easter Egg, thought lost for over 100 years, all eyes are on the legendary Russian designer, Fabergé. Each of the 50 Fabergé eggs created for the Tsar took one year to complete - from the original conception to delivery on... [Lire la suite]
25 janvier 2014

"A La Vieille Russie" Jewelry at 60th Annual Winter Antiques Show

Edwardian Scenic Diamond Brooch. English, ca. 1910. Photo courtesy A La Vieille Russie Edwardian brooch with a diamond swan molded in relief, with a gold beak and a sapphire eye, floating on aquamarine water, the background with a diamond and natural pearl balustrade, shaded with emerald-leaf palm trees, in a frame of brilliants. Mounted in platinum. Antique Diamond Knot Necklace. English, circa 1880. Photo courtesy A La Vieille Russie Old-mine diamond necklace set in gold and silver, in a knot design, apparently a Savoy... [Lire la suite]
22 septembre 2013

Georgia Museum of Art to examine Catherine the Great’s art patronage

Round Box with Catherine II as Minerva, Paris, 1781–82. Gold, verre eglomisé Dia. 7.3 cm Acc. no. 11.17-1-2. courtesy Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens ATHENS, GA.- The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will present the exhibition “Exuberance of Meaning: The Art Patronage of Catherine the Great” September 21, 2013, to January 5, 2014. This exhibition features works of decorative art the Russian empress Catherine the Great commissioned for her own use or as gifts for courtiers, including a large... [Lire la suite]
07 juillet 2013

A jewelled coloured gold mounted nephrite handle by Carl Fabergé, St. Petersburg, inventory number: 3146

A jewelled coloured gold mounted nephrite handle  by Carl Fabergé, St. Petersburg, inventory number: 3146. Photo courtesy Wartsky the tau shaped handle cut from a single piece of nephrite, its gold mount enamelled with seven translucent red arches divided by columns of rose diamonds between reeded bands of green gold applied with red gold laurel leaves, the shaft of the handle mounted with finely chased yellow gold swags and festoons tied with red gold bands and suspended from two rose... [Lire la suite]
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