25 juillet 2016

An antique ruby and diamond tiara

Lot 320. An antique ruby and diamond tiara, circa 1860. Estimate £14,000 - £18,000 ($27,594 - $35,478). Price Realized £16,800 ($33,113).Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2006 Composed of five oval-shaped ruby and diamond clusters to the diamond-set panels of foliate design, mounted in silver and gold, circa 1860, 19.6 cm. inner circumference  Provenance: by family tradition, given by Emperor Franz Joseph (1830-1916) as wedding gifts to Archduchess Elisabeth of Austria (1878-1960), on her marriage in 1903 to... [Lire la suite]
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04 février 2016

Pearl and diamond brooch, circa 1860

Pearl and diamond brooch, circa 1860. Photo Sotheby's Of tied bow design, set with circular-cut and cushion-shaped diamonds, suspending a detachable pearl pendant, the cupola mount set with rose-cut stones, signed G. Confalonieri Milano. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 CHF. Lot 262. Sold 31,250 CHF Accompanied by SSEF report no. 53493 stating that the pearl is natural. Provenance: Duke Wilhelm II von Urach (1864-1928) and his wife Amélie (1865-1912), born Duchess in Bayern. Duke Wihelm II... [Lire la suite]
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08 septembre 2015

Silver-Topped Gold, Natural Pearl and Diamond Brooch, circa 1860

Silver-Topped Gold, Natural Pearl and Diamond Brooch, circa 1860. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. The oval-shaped design set with four natural pearls measuring approximately 6.7 to 4.8 mm, accented by numerous old mine and rose-cut diamonds weighing approximately 3.25 carats, fitted with pendant hook and removable pin finding; circa 1860. With fitted case stamped Collingwood Jewellers Ltd. Sotheby's. Important Jewels, New York, 24 sept. 2015
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31 mars 2015

Christie's South Kensington announces a sale of European Noble & Private Collections

LONDON.- On 30 April Christie’s South Kensington presents a sale of European Noble & Private Collections, which brings together an impressive selection of works of art all linked by noble and private provenance. The sale celebrates the collecting traditions of aristocratic dynasties across Europe, exploring the development of styles and tastes, ranging from Old Masters and 19th century paintings to furniture, European and Chinese works of art and porcelain to books, tapestries and silver. Leading the sale is a... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2014

An emerald and eighteen karat gold Chi Rho brooch, Castellani, circa 1860

An emerald and eighteen karat gold Chi Rho brooch, Castellani, circa 1860. Photo Freemans centering a carved emerald measuring approximately 16.00 x 14.00mm, depicting the face of Jesus, accented by sugarloaf and heart-shaped emeralds, with rope borders; maker's mark for Castellani. L: 2 1/2 in., 19.7 dwt. Estimate $15,000-25,000  Freemans. JEWELRY & WATCHES. Monday, May 5 at 12 noon - http://www.freemansauction.com/
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