09 février 2017

A rare inside-painted glass snuff bottle, signed Ma Shaoxuan, circa 1900

Lot 323. A rare inside-painted glass snuff bottle, signed Ma Shaoxuan, circa 1900. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bottle is decorated on one side with a figure holding a staff while walking on a winding path within a mountainous landscape with tall trees and two huts. The reverse has a long inscription which incorporates a name, Fuchen, and excerpts of the poem Lou Shi Ming ('A Eulogy On My Humble Abode'), followed by the name and seal of the artist. 2 3/8... [Lire la suite]

13 décembre 2016

Perfection in Details. The Art of Japan in the Meiji Period (1868-1912) at the State Hermitage Museum

Suzuribako writing box, Last third of the 19th century. Box: wood, lacquer, mother-of-pearl, ivory, stone. Techniques: iro-urushi, takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, togidashi, nashiji, ohirame, inlay, carving. Water-dropper: silver, non-ferrous alloys, 24.3 × 22 × 4.9cm © 1998 - 2016 The State Hermitage Museum.  SAINT PETERSBURG - Around 700 first-rate exhibits – ceramics and metalwork finished in a variety of techniques, articles decorated with enamel and lacquer show visitors the beauty of the work of... [Lire la suite]
09 décembre 2016

A Belle Epoque 58.04 carats old mine brilliant-cut fancy intense yellow diamond and diamond pendant necklace, circa 1900

Lot 211. A Belle Epoque 58.04 carats old mine brilliant-cut fancy intense yellow diamond and diamond pendant necklace, circa 1900. Estimate USD 2,000,000 - USD 3,000,000. Price Realised USD 2,647,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2016. Suspending an old mine brilliant-cut fancy intense yellow diamond, weighing approximately 58.04 carats, enhanced by a single and old-cut diamond surmount of foliate design, to the fine link platinum neckchain set with collet-set old-cut diamonds, circa 1900, 2 1/2 ins.... [Lire la suite]
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01 décembre 2016

Exceptional 17-carat Diamond Solitaire Ring Leads Bonhams Fine Jewellery Auction

Lot 179. An important 17.97 carats Type IIa diamond solitaire ring. Estimate US$ 1,000,000 - 1,500,000 (€940,000 - 1,400,000). Photo: Bonhams. An important diamond solitaire ring, weighing 17.97 carats, leads the Fine Jewellery auction at Bonhams on December 6 at 11am in New York. With a strong interest from collectors across the globe during its October sale, Bonhams yet again presents an excellent selection of diamond, noteworthy coloured gemstones and a plethora of signed jewellery, many from the Alhambra... [Lire la suite]
16 octobre 2016

A Makara Kanti, Tamil Nadu, India, circa 1900

Lot 259. A Makara Kanti, Tamil Nadu, India, circa 1900. Estimate 35,000 — 45,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. composed of linked stylised bird-form elements leading towards a central openwork plaque formed of stylised addorsed peacocks amidst floral elements, with a pendant comprising foliate tendrils around a central rosette, set with foil-backed rock crystals and gemstones, incised details to design of central pendant to reverse; 37.5cm. length Notes: This necklace derives its name from its resemblance to... [Lire la suite]
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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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