11 juin 2019

An Art Deco emerald, sapphire and diamond belt buckle-brooch, Cartier

Lot 228. An Art Deco Colombian emerald of 38.71 carats, sapphire and diamond belt buckle-brooch, Cartier, 1922. Estimate USD 500,000 - USD 700,000. Price realised USD 1,545,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 Octagonal step-cut emerald of 38.71 carats, buff-top calibré-cut sapphires and emeralds, old and single-cut diamonds, platinum and 18k white gold (French marks), 3 ½ ins., 1922, unsigned, partial maker's mark (Atelier Renault), no. 0346, red Cartier case. Cartier, 2004: Certificate of AuthenticityAGL, 2019, report no. 1100313:... [Lire la suite]

31 octobre 2016

Natural pearl and diamond necklace

Lot 323. Aline de Rothschild's Natural pearl and diamond necklace. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 CHF. Photo: Sotheby's. Composed of three rows of graduated natural pearls measuring from approximately 6.5 to 9.1mm, to a clasp set with circular- and single-cut diamonds, shortest length approximately 400mm. Accompanied by an SSEF report.  Provenance: Aline de Rothschild (1865-1909), who married Sir Edward Albert Sassoon, 2nd Baronet (1896-1912), then to their son, Sir Philip... [Lire la suite]
25 octobre 2015

An historic early 19th century emerald and diamond fringe necklace

An historic early 19th century Colombian emerald and diamond fringe necklace. Estimate CHF1,450,000 – CHF2,400,000 ($1,495,677 - $2,475,603). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Designed as a series of nine graduated emerald and diamond square-shaped clusters, the central cluster with a large cushion-shaped emerald drop suspended from a diamond-set scroll mount and flanked by two smaller drops, the diamond collet intersections with smaller emerald and diamond square-shaped cluster drops, circa 1810, 42.5 cm, mounted... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2010

The Houghton Porphyry Vases @ Christi'es, 500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe, 8 July 2010, London

The Houghton Porphyry Vases. Estimate £500,000 - £800,000. Sold £601,250 to an anonymous. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 A pair of Louis XV ormolu and porphyry vases, circa 1765, after a design by Ennemond -Alexandre Petitot, published in 1764. Each with a moulded bowl and everted rim fitted with gilt-bronze lining, wrapped in garlanded drapery and flanked by handles modelled as lions within acanthus-cast rings, the tapering body above a stiff-leaf base and entwined serpent socle, on pounced panelled square plinth; 15¼ in.... [Lire la suite]