14 décembre 2012
Gold, pearl and enamel pendant, 16th Century - Photo Sotheby's Designed as a pouncing lion, the main body set with a baroque pearl, the legs and face decorated with enamel, later pendant loop, together with a later chain highlighted with pearls, length approximately 445mm. Estimation: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP. Lot. Vendu 25,000 GBP LITTERATURE: Cf: P.E.Mulller, Jewels in Spain, 1500-1800, New York 1972, fig 66 NOTE DE CATALOGUE: The use of the baroque pearl demonstrates the skill of the jeweller... [Lire la suite]
12 décembre 2012
An important diamond devant de corsage, late 18th Century. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- This afternoon at Sotheby’s London the Jewellery Collection of the Late Michael Wellby made an outstanding total of £2,836,300 – more than three times the pre-sale low estimate of £838,600-£1,194,100, in a rare “white glove” auction in which all 211 lots were sold. Collectors competed fiercely for key pieces. The sale’s top lot was an important late 18th Century diamond devant de corsage, which keen bidding drove to £385,250 – more than six times... [Lire la suite]
09 juin 2012
Pendant in the form of a seated cat Date: late 16th–early 17th century Culture: Spanish, probably Medium: Baroque pearl with enameled gold mounts and with pendant pearls Dimensions: H. 2-1/16 in. (5.2 cm) Classification: Metalwork-Gold Credit Line: The Jack and Belle Linsky Collection, 1982 Accession Number: 1982.60.391.
18 janvier 2012
Gold, baroque pearl and enamel pendant, René Lalique, circa 1898-1900. Photo Sotheby's The oblong openwork pendant depicting a off-white matte enamel face within pale and dark blue enameled poppies, accented by pale yellowish green enamel leaves, supporting a lavender-grey baroque pearl pendant, repoussé mirror image on reverse in gold, measuring approximately 12.0 to 10.5 mm, signed Lalique, French assay mark. ESTIMATE 60,000-80,000 USD NOTE: For René Lalique's illustration of this pendant see René... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2010
A late 19th century pearl and diamond brooch. photo courtesy Bonhams The realistically designed leaves set with old brilliant and cushion-shaped diamonds, highlighted by five larger similarly cut diamonds, suspending a large detachable baroque pearl swing drop, mounted in silver and gold, diamonds approximately 8.25 carats total, width 5.5cm. Estimate: £12,000 - 15,000 Bonhams. Fine Jewellery, 22 Sep 2010 New Bond Street www.bonhams.com
31 mai 2010
A Baroque pearl, crystal, glass and gold snuff bottle. snuff bottle, attributed to Guangzhou, 1760–1799. photo Bonhams 3.92cm high. Sold for HK$840,000 Footnote: Treasury 7, 1659 異形珍珠、水晶、玻璃、 金鼻煙壺御製品，推定為廣州作，1760～1799The Emperor's Southern PearlBaroque pearl, crystal, transparent red and green glass, and gold; well hollowed with flat lips and no functional foot; the baroque pearl body asymmetrically encased around the upper area with gold, giving way to a formal, waisted neck, the mantle encrusted with... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2009
Charming David Webb Emerald and Diamond Shell Brooch, USA, ca. 1960s width/length: 5.08 cm (2 in.) Price $16,500 The 1960’s was a time of imaginative jewelry designs capturing the beauty of the natural world. This shell brooch by David Webb is a charming example, using an actual shell, with cabochon- cut emeralds - a beautiful accent to the diamond- speckled textured gold leaves representing seaweed. This beautiful brooch was featured in the book "Brooches: Timeless Adornment" by Lori Ettlinger Gross on... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2008
A pair of baroque pearl and diamond pendant earrings Of stylised fruiting vine design, each bunch of baroque pearl grapes suspended from an articulated old brilliant-cut diamond stem decorated with old brilliant-cut diamond vine leaves, pearls untested, length 5.5cm. Estimate: £4,000 - 5,000 (Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved) Bonhams. Fine Jewellery, 25 Sep 2008. New Bond Street.