25 mars 2017

Onyx, enamel and diamond vanity case, Lacloche Frères, 1920s

Lot 4. Onyx, enamel and diamond vanity case, Lacloche Frères, 1920s. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. The rectangular black enamel case applied to the front with a line of millegrain-set rose diamonds framing a similarly set circular plaque, opening to reveal a mirror, powder compartment and lipstick holder, to a chain decorated with black enamel and onyx beads, measuring approximately 75 x 45 x 10mm, signed Lacloche Frères, numbered, French assay and maker's marks.  ... [Lire la suite]
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20 mars 2017

Lacloche Frères, Vanity case, Paris, ca. 1926

Lacloche Frères, Vanity case, Paris, ca. 1926. Gold, with black-stained jadeite and black-backed chalcedony; the lid set with rose- and brilliant-cut diamonds, lapis lazuli, turquoise, malachite, rhodonite, mother-of-pearl and pearl. Bequeathed by Miss J.H.G. Gollan, M.24-1976 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2017. Jewelled vanity cases were popular accessories during the 1920s, an indication of the wider acceptability of women wearing make-up in the years after the First World War (and of their even applying it in... [Lire la suite]
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26 janvier 2017

An Art Deco enamel, jade and diamond vanity case, by Van Cleef & Arpels 

Lot 239. An Art Deco enamel, jade and diamond vanity case, by Van Cleef & Arpels. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 16,350 - USD 19,620). Price realised GBP 55,250 (USD 90,665) © Christie's Image Ltd 2011 The rectangular red and black enamel case decorated with twin carved foliate jade plaques to the sugarloaf jade centre and ribbed onyx terminals, with rose-cut diamond push-piece and detail, opening to reveal a beveled mirror, two compartments and a lipstick holder, circa 1925, 9.7cm... [Lire la suite]
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11 septembre 2015

An ivory vanity case, by an unknown Japanese craftsman, circa 1915

An ivory vanity case, by an unknown Japanese craftsman, circa 1915 © 2015 LIANG YI MUSEUM
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07 mai 2015

Superb gem set vanity case, Cartier, 1925

Superb gem set vanity case, Cartier, 1925. Estimate 110,000 — 160,000 CHF. Photo Sotheby's The octagonal gold box decorated with white enamel wave motifs, mother-of-pearl inlay, and black enamel, the terminals covered in carved coral flowers, seed pearls, cabochon emeralds, and circular-, single-cut and rose diamonds, each end opening to reveal a powder compartment, the length opening on two sides to reveal a compartment, a lipstick holder and a fold out mirror, dimensions approximately 120 x 45 x... [Lire la suite]
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11 août 2014

Back on Van Cleef & Arpels Art Deco Jewelry at Christie's, 17 November 1998, Geneva

An exceptionally rare gem-set Egyptian Revival pendent sautoir, by Van Cleef & Arpels. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 1998 The pendant designed as a pavé-set diamond panel with central seated figure of Maat in domed calibré-cut rubies to the chevron border with lotus flower terminals and gem-set fringe, suspended by a series of twelve shaped rectangular panels, each depicting a falcon, with collet and buckle spacers to the ruby, emerald and diamond winged scarab clasp,December 1924, 75.5 cm., with French assay marks, in a... [Lire la suite]

06 mars 2014

Day and Night Vanity Case, Cartier Paris, 1927

Day and Night Vanity Case, Cartier Paris, 1927. Photo courtesy of Cartier. Yellow gold, platinum, two mother-of-pearl plaques with a daytime and a night-time landscape, a ruby half-cabochon (rising sun) and a sapphire cabochon (moon), gems, hardstone, nephrite, carnelian, baguette- and rose-cut diamonds, black enamel.The interior fitted with a mirror, two covered compartments, a lipstick holder, and a place for a comb.The landscapes are attributed to Vladimir Makovsky. Makovsky (1884–1966) was a Russian who moved to Paris where he... [Lire la suite]
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06 mars 2014

Chinese-inspired vanity case, circa 1925, Van Cleef & Arpels

Chinese-inspired vanity case, circa 1925, Van Cleef & Arpels’ Archives / Vanity in colored mother-of-pearl marquetry by artist Vladimir Makovsky, 1925, Van Cleef & Arpels’ Collection. Photo courtesy of Van Cleef & Arpels. Vanity cases offered another ideal surface for Japanese mother-of-pearl marquetry. Many of them were adorned with Far Eastern designs and landscapes. The 1925 green jasper creation is signed by the Russian artist Vladimir Makovsky, who created Van Cleef & Arpels’ most elaborate and impressive... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2014

Gem set, enamel and diamond vanity case, Lacloche Frères, 1920s

Gem set, enamel and diamond vanity case, Lacloche Frères, 1920s. Photo Sotheby's Of Chinoiserie design, set to the top with three carved jadeite plaques inset with cabochon sapphires and rubies, connected by millegrain-set rose diamonds, the edge of key design applied with black enamel, accented with barrel motifs set with polished jadeite, rose diamonds and red enamel, opening to reveal three compartments, lipstick holder and mirror, measuring approximately 75 by 50 by 10mm, signed Lacloche Frères, numbered, French assay... [Lire la suite]
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30 janvier 2014

Some nephrite, jade, jadeite jewelry in Christie's auctions.

  AN ART DECO NEPHRITE, LAPIS LAZULI AND DIAMOND VANITY CASE. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2007  The rectangular blue enamel case in-set with nephrite and a rectangular raised carved lapis lazuli plaque with collet-set and single-cut diamond accents, the terminals with openwork diamond detail, the diamond pushpiece opening to reveal a fitted mirror, two covered compartments and a lipstick holder, mounted in gold, circa 1930, 3¾ x 1¾ x 1 ins., with maker's mark Estimate $2,000 - $4,000. Price Realized $12,000  ... [Lire la suite]
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