20 août 2018

S. J. Shrubsole, Corp., Stand 334 at TEFAF New York Fall 2018

Francis Leake, A Charles II antique tankard, London, 1673. Silver-Gilt. Height 17.1 cm (6.7 in.). Fully Hallmarked. Image courtesy S. J. Shrubsole, Corp. / Stand 334. This tankard was given as a Bequest by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Engraved with the Latin inscription “Legatum Amicissimi Reverandissimi in Christo Patris Thomae Nuper Cantuar Archiepi”. The inscription relates to a bequest in the will of Thomas Tenison, Archbishop of Canterbury, dated 1715: “I give and bequeath unto the Rt. Rev. Father in... [Lire la suite]

21 août 2017

A Chinese Twelve Symbol Emperor's semi-formal court robe, jifu, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), circa 1850 

      Lot 204. A Chinese Twelve Symbol Emperor's semi-formal court robe, jifu, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), circa 1850. Estimate $ 35,000-55,000. Photo Leonard Joel. This robe made for the Emperor, is beautifully decorated with the twelve symbols of imperial authority, arranged discreetly among a number of other symbolic and auspicious motifs. On the shoulders of the robe are the sun and the moon, on the front panel above the dragon is a constellation, below that is the fu symbol and the axe head,... [Lire la suite]
07 février 2017

Primary Source to exhibit rare Tribal and Asian art at the San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show

LOS ANGELES, CA.- When the 2017 San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show opens at Fort Mason Center on February 9, an eye-alluring range of ancient artifacts from Primary Source will take center stage. Running through February 12, the San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show is the largest, most comprehensive and rigorously vetted fair in the United States.  Says John Strusinski, who founded Los Angeles-based Primary Source 28 year ago, “The Tribal & Textile Art Show is a must-attend destination for top... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2016

A fine antique diamond riviere, circa 1850

Lot 322. A fine antique diamond riviere, circa 1850. Estimate £40,000 - £50,000 ($78,840 - $98,550). Price Realized £110,400 ($217,598).Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2006 Comprising twenty-four graduated old-cut diamond collets to the pavé-set diamond floral clasp, mounted in silver and gold, each collet with small blue enamel plaque on either side, having E for Elizabeth and its number in Roman numerals, circa 1850, 36.0 cm. long, in original green leather case crown embossed 'E' for Archduchess Elisabeth of Austria... [Lire la suite]
03 juillet 2016

VÉRONIQUE BAMPS at Masterpiece London 2016

Tiffany & Co. Rare brooch circa 1890 designed as an orchid in enameled gold and one old brilliant cut diamond. Price on request. Courtesy Véronique Bamps. Castellani, circa 1880 necklace in archaeological revival style in yellow gold, cabochon cut rubies and natural pearls. Price on request. Courtesy Véronique Bamps. A similar necklace from the estate of Augusto Castellani's Granddaughter belongs to the collections of the Capitoline Museums in Rome. Cartier. Bangle bracelet in yellow gold... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2016

Isabella II, Queen of Spain single-row natural pearl necklace, circa 1850

Lot 248, Isabella II, Queen of Spain single-row natural pearl necklace, circa 1850. Estimate £30,000 - £40,000 ($56,100 - $74,800). Price Realized £39,435 ($73,743). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2004. Comprising ninety-four graduated pearls measuring 5.9 to 9.2 mm. diameter, circa 1850, 78.0 cm. long Accompanied by report No. 974992 dated 2 April 2004 from the Precious Stone Laboratory, London, stating that the pearls were found to be natural  Provenance: Isabella II, Queen of... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2015

“Tiara collection” from the “Gallery Precious”

Diamond tiara from the Maclesfield Diamonds Jewels, circa 1850. Copyright (c) 2012 Gallery Precious Diamond Emerald Tiara. Copyright (c) 2012 Gallery Precious Had been exhibited at [10th Doha Jewellery Fair], we purchased a diamond-emerald tiara. Belle Epoque diamond tiara. Copyright (c) 2012 Gallery Precious The graduated palmette-shaped panels interspersed with a series of tapering batons with trefoil terminals to the diamond collet line with trace-link neckchain, mounted throughout with old-cut... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2015

Véronique Bamps at TEFAF 2015 Antiques

Rare bracelet decorated with a gem set couple of laying tigers. Yellow gold, white and fancy intense yellow diamonds, emeralds and onyx. Cartier, Paris. Véronique Bamps (stand 136). TEFAF 2015 Antiques (13-22 March 2015) Rare diamond and multigem bracelet – Gold and silver, diamonds, rubies, garnet, topaz, peridot, tourmaline, imperial topaz. Circa 1850.  Véronique Bamps (stand 136). TEFAF 2015 Antiques (13-22 March 2015)
19 mars 2014

Horn and ivory veneered sandalwood box, Vizagapatam, circa 1850

Horn and ivory veneered sandalwood box, Vizagapatam, circa 1850. Photo courtesy Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. The sandalwood box entirely veneered in stained buffalo horn with engraved ivory straps and bosses and applied panels of ivory fretwork, eight of which with central cartouches engraved with Hindu deities, the domed lid opens to reveal a lift out compartmentalised tray with engraved ivory lids, on lion paw feet; 37cm wide, 19cm high, 17.7cm deep Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. MasterArt at TEFAF 2014. 14-23 march 2014 -... [Lire la suite]