17 avril 2014

Sotheby's Geneva to sell an impressive selection of magnificent jewels and noble jewels

 GENEVA.- On 13 May 2014, Sotheby’s Geneva auction of Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels will present an impressive selection of signed and period jewels from private collections, some with noble provenance. The array of important diamonds in the sale includes the ‘Graff Vivid Yellow’, an exceptional 100.09 carat daffodil yellow diamond ring and the Victory Diamond, named in honour of the Allied victory in World War II. Coloured stones include an important 121.00 carat Burmese sapphire and an exquisite 12.46 carat Burmese ruby.... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2014

A diamond tiara-brooch-ring combination, circa 1900

A diamond tiara-brooch-ring combination, circa 1900. Photo Bonhams. The central sunburst and crescent moon motifs above a large cushion-shaped diamond, on a scrolling frame of shooting stars, set throughout with old brilliant-cut diamonds, mounted in gold, principal diamond approximately 1.75 carats, remaining diamonds approximately 14.00 carats total, brooch, hair ornaments, ring and tiara fittings and screw supplied, fitted case by Cav. Vincenzo Giura Giojelliere, Napoli. Estimate £18,000 - 20,000 (€22,000 - 24,000) Bonhams.FINE... [Lire la suite]
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09 avril 2014

A conch pearl and diamond brooch and earring suite, circa 1900

A conch pearl and diamond brooch and earring suite, circa 1900. Photo: Bonhams. The brooch designed as two opposing highly stylised flower heads set throughout with old brilliant-cut diamonds, each issuing a rose-cut diamond and conch pearl bud, connected by a single cushion-shaped diamond in a lozenge-shaped collet, accompanied by a pair of old brilliant-cut diamond and conch pearl cluster earrings, mounted in silver and gold, diamonds approximately 9.50 carats total, earrings later converted, brooch diameter 5.5cm, earring length... [Lire la suite]
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04 avril 2014

Natural pearl and diamond tiara, circa 1900

Natural pearl and diamond tiara, circa 1900. Photo Sotheby's The openwork tiara of foliage motif, set with old mine-cut diamonds together weighing approximately 9.00 carats, the centre highlighted by a natural pearl measuring approximately 12.96 x 12.44 x 11.99mm, mounted in silver-topped gold, length approximately 190mm, one tiny diamond deficient. Estimation 400,000 — 460,000 HKD Accompanied by GIA report numbered 2145529884, dated 3 April 2012, stating that the pearl is natural saltwater pearl. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels... [Lire la suite]
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15 mars 2014

Silver repousse on copper box, Tanjore, India, circa 1900

Silver repousse on copper box, Tanjore, India, circa 1900. Photo courtesy Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. On the lid of the box is an exact depiction of the Brihadisvara temple in Tanjore with its distinctive crowned vimana and with a recumbent bull on a stepped nandi mandapa on a North-South axis with the main shrine. The Shrine is dedicated to the worship of Shiva. Its intricately carved walls are covered with the 108 poses of the Bharata-Natyam, a classical Indian dance, mimed by Shiva in person. The box is covered on all sides... [Lire la suite]
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15 mars 2014

A Japanese study of silver turtles on a rock by Nogami Ryuki, Circa 1900, Late Meiji period

A Japanese study of silver turtles on a rock by Nogami Ryuki, Circa 1900, Late Meiji period. Photo courtesy Grace Tsumugi Fine Art. Okimono of Two Turtles on a Rock with Fungus. A Japanese study of two silver minogame turtles climbing up a rock, the eyes of the turtles inlaid in shakudō and shibuichi and the bronze rock patinated for effect. Signed on the base of each minogame: Ryūki; seal on the base: Ryūki zō ki (Made and inscribed by Ryūki); 23.5 × 38.1 × 29.2 cm (9 1/4 × 15 × 11 1/2 in.). Exhibition: Similar Example Tokyo... [Lire la suite]
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14 mars 2014

A gold openworked necklace, a Guluband, kundan, North India, Rajasthan, Jaipur, circa 1900

A gold openworked necklace, a Guluband, kundan, North India, Rajasthan, Jaipur, circa 1900. Photo courtesy Van Gelder Indian Jewellery. Set with diamonds in a sun and crescent moon decor and crowned with pearls. Suspended from the Guluband are small gold pendants, also kundan set with diamonds and suspended pearls. The reverse is decorated with polychrome safed chalwan enamel in a floral and bird motif. Van Gelder Indian Jewellery. MasterArt at TEFAF 2014 on stand 241. 14-23 march 2014 - http://www.masterart.com/
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13 février 2014

An antique emerald and diamond brooch

An antique emerald and diamond brooch. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Set with a cushion-cut emerald within an old mine-cut diamond frame, mounted in gold and platinum, circa 1900. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Price Realized $16,250. Christie's. MAGNIFICENT JEWELS. 15 October 2013. New York, Rockefeller Plaza - www.christies.com
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25 janvier 2014

Gold, platinum, demantoid garnet and diamond ring

Gold, platinum, demantoid garnet and diamond ring. Photo Sotheby's Centering an oval-shaped demantoid garnet weighing approximately 9.50 carats, framed by old European-cut diamonds weighing approximately .70 carat, size 6¾; circa 1900. Estimation 70,000 — 90,000 USD Sotheby's. Important Jewels. New York | 06 Feb 2014 - www.sothebys.com
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25 janvier 2014

Gold, platinum, emerald, pearl and diamond brooch, Marcus & Co

Gold, platinum, emerald, pearl and diamond brooch, Marcus & Co. Photo Sotheby's Designed as a heart composed of scrollwork motifs, centering a round emerald weighing 2.82 carats, accented by two old European-cut diamonds weighing approximately 2.00 carats, further set with smaller old European and old mine-cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.00 carat, framed by 12 pearls measuring approximately 4.4 to 4.2 mm, signed Marcus & Co., fitted with retractable pendant loop; circa 1900. Estimation 15,000 — 20,000 USD ... [Lire la suite]


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