18 mai 2023

Tiaras sold at Christie's Geneva, Magnificent Jewels, 17 may 2023

  Lot 534. The Bessborough Diamond Tiara. An impressive Chaumet Art Deco diamond tiara. Marquise-shaped diamond, single and old-cut diamonds, platinum (French marks), 1931, maker's mark. Price realised CHF 945,000 (Estimate CHF 800,000 – CHF 1,500,000). © Christie's Images Ltd 2023 Size/Dimensions: inner circumference 52.5 cm. Gross weight: 136.5 grams.  Provenance: Vere Brabazon Ponsonby, 9th Earl of Bessborough (1880-1956) for his wife, Roberte Countess of Bessborough [née Poupart de... [Lire la suite]

10 décembre 2021

Van Cleef & Arpels: Art Deco amethyst, jade, diamond and enamel nécessaire, circa 1925-30

Lot 58. Van Cleef & Arpels: Art Deco amethyst, jade, diamond and enamel nécessaire, circa 1925-30. Sold for £ 31,500 (€ 36,738) (Est: £4,000 - £6,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The cover set with buff-top sugarloaf amethysts and rose cut diamonds between borders of carved and fluted jade panels, rose-cut diamonds and black enamel, opening to reveal a mirror, two powder compartments and a lipstick holder, via a rose-cut diamond-set thumbpiece, enamel with losses, signed Van Cleef & Arpels Paris, numbered... [Lire la suite]
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03 avril 2021

From Empress Nam Phương of Vietnam (1914 - 1963), René Boivin Art Deco diamond necklace

Lot 94. René Boivin Art Deco diamond necklace. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021. Round and baguette-cut diamonds, platinum, central two links detachable and may be worn as two clip brooches, circa 1935, unsigned. Size/Dimensions: 36.3 x 3.1 cm (14 ¼ x 1 ¼ in). Gross Weight: 166.9 grams.Françoise Cailles, 2010: Copy of Certificate of Authenticity. Provenance: Empress Nam Phương of Vietnam (1914 - 1963)Christie's, Geneva, 17 November 2010, lot 255. ... [Lire la suite]
17 novembre 2020

Christie’s announces Magnificent Jewels, New York, 8 December 2020

From left to right:  Property from the DuPont family collection, ‘The Du Pont Padparadscha’ Sapphire Ring of 24.58 carats, $500,000-700,000; Property from an exceptionl private collection, An extraordinary Kashmir Sapphire and Diamond Bracelet, $5,000,000-7,000,000; Property of a lady, Sapphire and Diamond Necklace, $800,000-1,600,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. New York – Christie’s New York announces the December 8 auction of Magnificent Jewels and the ... [Lire la suite]
14 décembre 2019

Natural pearl Jewelry from the Rothschild Family sold at Christie's. Magnificent Jewels, New York, 11 December 2019

Property from the Rothschild Family Including the Late Baroness Edouard de Rothschild and the Late Jacqueline de Rothschild Piatigorsky. Lot 426. Double-strand natural pearl, diamond and sapphire necklace. Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 250,000. Price realised USD 393,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Seventy-eight button and slightly drop-shaped natural pearls ranging from 10.83 to 8.07 mm, old-cut diamonds, oval and pear-shaped sapphires, 18k gold, shortest strand 14 ¾ ins. SSEF, 2019, report no. 104866: Natural Pearls,... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2019

An art deco lacquer and enamel desk clock, by Cartier, circa 1930

Lot 150. An art deco lacquer and enamel desk clock, by Cartier, circa 1930. Estimate £10,000 - £15,000. Courtesy Bonham's.  The square black lacquer case on a stepped plinth, the silver coloured square dial with enamelled Roman numerals and hands, in a shaped frame of geometric design applied with red lacquer decoration, dial signed Cartier, movement signed European Watch & Clock Co. Inc., 16.7cm x 16.0cm x 8.8cm, fitted maker's case. Bonham's. London Jewels, December 4, 2019 2:00 PM... [Lire la suite]
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25 novembre 2019

An art deco nephrite and aventurine quartz partners clock, by Cartier, circa 1930

Lot 151. An art deco nephrite and aventurine quartz partners clock, by Cartier, circa 1930. Estimate £15,000 - £20,000. Courtesy Bonham's.  Double-sided, the octagonal nephrite case with carved tiling and an aventurine quartz base and stepped pediment, the cream dials with applied black enamelled Roman numerals, black enamelled and hands and a gold bezel, dials signed Cartier, base plate signed Cartier, numbered 2130, 13.0cm x 10.0cm x 7.0cm. Bonham's. London Jewels, December 4, 2019 2:00 PM... [Lire la suite]
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25 novembre 2019

An Art Deco rock crystal, enamel, onyx and diamond Demi-Mystery clock, by Boucheron, circa 1921

Lot 140. An Art Deco rock crystal, enamel, onyx and diamond Demi-Mystery clock, by Boucheron, circa 1921. Estimate £25,000 - £45,000. Courtesy Bonham's.  The faceted rock crystal case framed by a gold and black enamel surround, with rose-cut diamond Roman numerals, the central dial decorated with gold and black enamel forming a rosette with rose-cut diamond geometric style hands and black and gold enamel bezel, on rock crystal supports and a vase-shaped plinth further applied with black and gold enamel,... [Lire la suite]
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25 novembre 2019

An art deco silver, enamel, onyx and diamond-set quarter repeating and petite sonnerie striking desk clock, by Cartier

Lot 144. An art deco silver, enamel, onyx and diamond-set quarter repeating and petite sonnerie striking desk clock with electrically illuminated dial, by Cartier. Estimate £25,000 - £35,000. Courtesy Bonham's.  The rectangular case decorated with blue guilloché enamel with rose-cut diamond floral motifs to the sides, the onyx dial with Roman numerals and fine rose-cut diamond hands, within an enamel strung border, the onyx handle and repeat button at the top, mounted on an onyx base, signed Cartier,... [Lire la suite]
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24 novembre 2019

An art deco rock crystal and diamond 'éventail' clip brooch, by Suzanne Belperron, circa 1935

Lot 35. An art deco rock crystal and diamond 'éventail' clip brooch, by Suzanne Belperron. Estimate £50,000 - £70,000. Courtesy Bonham's. The carved rock crystal shield highlighted by old brilliant-cut diamond volutes and old brilliant-cut diamond borders, French maker's mark GD flanking a fleur-de-lys, for Groëné et Darde, a known maker for Belperron, French assay mark, length 4.4cm. Provenance: The original fan or 'éventail' model designed by Belperron was created during her time at Maison René Boivin.... [Lire la suite]