06 septembre 2016

Important Jewels at Sotheby's New York, 22 september 2016

From Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels to David Webb and beyond, the September 22nd sale of Important Jewels in New York is headlined by a vast selection of signed jewels from a variety of celebrated makers. Classic white diamonds, such as this 27.35 carat oval-shaped diamond, and colored stones are also on offer in this first sale of the fall auction season. Whether you are seeking bold gold looks for daytime or diamond-set dazzlers for the evening, the Important Jewels sale will ensure your fall gets off to a fashion-forward start.... [Lire la suite]

20 août 2016

Demantoid Garnet and diamond 'grasshopper' brooch, circa 1900

Lot 319. Demantoid Garnet and diamond 'grasshopper' brooch, circa 1900. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000. Lot sold 10,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's The realistically modelled insect set with numerous round demantoid garnets and with 36 old European-cut and single-cut diamonds weighing approximately .70 carat, the eye accented with a small cushion-shaped ruby, mounted in gold and silver.   Sotheby's. Important Jewels New York | 04 Feb 2009
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18 août 2016

Important natural pearl and diamond pendant earrings, circa 1900

Lot 839. Important natural pearl and diamond pendant earrings, circa 1900. Sold for 1,300,000 €. Photo Hampel. Total length: approx. 4.5 cm Total weight: approximately 14.8 g. Platinum. Estimate: € 80,000 to 100,000 Accompanied by a report no 023 983 by the "DSEF" (. German Foundation for Gemstone research), dated February 2015.  Magnificent, unusually large natural pearl and diamond pendant earrings with white-gray drop-shaped natural pearls measuring approximately 12:05 x 13.65 x 23 mm or about... [Lire la suite]
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30 juillet 2016

Pair of natural pearl and diamond pendent earrings, circa 1900

Lot 568. Pair of natural pearl and diamond pendent earrings, circa 1900. Estimate 180,000 — 280,000 CHF. Lot sold 386,500 CHF.Photo Sotheby's 2012 Each circular-cut diamond suspending a drop-shaped natural pearl measuring approximately 11.85 x 12.30 x 15.30mm and 12.00 x 12.10 x 16.80mm respectively, capped with a foliate surmount millegrain-set with a circular-cut and rose diamonds, screw back fittings. Accompanied by SSEF report no. 62923, stating that the pearls were found to be... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2016

A Belle Epoque amethyst and diamond brooch, circa 1900

Lot 278. A Belle Epoque amethyst and diamond brooch, circa 1900. Estimate £6,500 - £7,500 ($12,812 - $14,783). Price Realized £8,400 ($16,556).Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2006 The circular-cut amethyst within the diamond garland surround, suspending a graduated fringe of diamond leaves to the three pear-shaped drops, millegrain setting, mounted in platinum and gold, circa 1900, 6.9 cm. high.  Christie's. IMPORTANT JEWELLERY, 6 December 2006, London, King Street
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25 juillet 2016

A Belle Epoque emerald and diamond pendant, circa 1900

Lot 303. A Belle Epoque emerald and diamond pendant, circa 1900. Estimate £10,000 - £15,000 ($19,710 - $29,565). Price Realized £16,800 ($177,390).Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2006 The drilled emerald bead within the diamond fleur-de-lys cage, suspending a diamond crown with diamond line tassles, to the diamond collet and fleur-de-lys surmount, adapted, circa 1900, 12.0 cm. high .  Christie's. IMPORTANT JEWELLERY, 6 December 2006, London, King Street
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21 juillet 2016

A Symbolist necklace, by Charles Boutet de Monvel, circa 1900

A Symbolist necklace, by Charles Boutet de Monvel, circa 1900. Composed of gold, silver, opals, glass, rubies, pearls and diamonds. ©The Richard H. Driehaus Museum
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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]
18 mai 2016

A rare enamel and gold bracelet, circa 1900, by Bapst & Falize

Lot 216. A rare enamel and gold bracelet, circa 1900, by Bapst & Falize. Estimate CHF140,000 – CHF180,000 ($143,473 - $184,465). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016  Designed as a hinged band of nine translucent cloisonné enamelled panels, each depicting vibrant vari-coloured birds, surrounded by floral ornaments, against a pale gray ground; the yellow enamelled reverse embellished by vari-coloured leaves, 19.0 cm, circa 1900, mounted in gold, in blue leather Bapst & Falize case. Unsigned, no. 324 ... [Lire la suite]
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12 février 2016

Art Nouveau Enamel Diamond Gold Brooch, Attributed to Vever, Circa 1900's

Art Nouveau Enamel Diamond Gold Brooch, Attributed to Vever, Circa 1900's.  Photo courtesy Macklowe Gallery An Art Nouveau 18 karat gold and enamel brooch with diamonds, attributed to Vever. The three dimensional brooch has 3 old mine-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .45 carat and 57 rose-cut diamonds with the approximate total weight of .57 carat. The vibrantly enameled orchid brooch has diamond set details. Sold.Similar pictured in Art Nouveau Jewelry, by Vivian Becker, E.P.Dutton New York, 1985,... [Lire la suite]
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