06 août 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]

24 juillet 2014

Rare Belle Epoque Conch Pearl Diamond Platinum Butterfly Brooch, Circa 1900

Rare Belle Epoque Conch Pearl Diamond Platinum Butterfly Brooch, Circa 1900. Photo (c) MOBOCO Rare Belle Epoque Platinum Diamond and Conch Pearl Butterfly Brooch. Circa 1900. 8 Carats of Diamonds (the center Antique Cushion Cut Diamond is about 1 Carat). Beautifully hand fabricated with complete back azuring. 2 inches wide and 1 inch tall. The Conch Pearl is 4 Carats. Typically Conch Pearls are only found in sizes of 3 Carats or less. Conch pearls are one of the most Rare and valuable of all natural pearls. They cannot be cultured... [Lire la suite]
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13 juillet 2014

Masriera. Paire de pendants d'oreilles Art Nouveau, Barcelone, circa 1900

Masriera. Paire de pendants d'oreilles Art Nouveau, Barcelone, circa 1900. Photo HÔTEL DES VENTES DE MONTE-CARLO en or jaune émaillé de vert, en feuilles de maronnier, agrémentés de petits diamants taillés en rose, le cœur piqué d'une perle. Signés. Hauteur : 5,5 cm. Poids : 19,8 g. Estimation : 25 000 € / 35 000 € Bibliographie : Rolende van Strydonck de Burckel, Le bijoux Art Nouveau, Bibliothèque des Arts, édition Racine, Bruxelles, 1998, p. 149 A pair of diamond, enamel, natural pearl and 18K gold Art Nouveau pendants by... [Lire la suite]
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07 juin 2014

An enamel, pearl and citrine peacock brooch, by Child & Child, circa 1900

An enamel, pearl and citrine peacock brooch, by Child & Child, circa 1900. Photo courtesy Bonhams. The peacock with fanned tail feathers in blue and green enamel and suspending two pearls and an oval-cut collet-set citrine, maker's mark, pearls untested, length 4.0cm, fitted case by Child & Child of Queens Gate. Estimate £1,000 - 1,500 (€1,200 - 1,900) Notes: The brothers Walter and Harold Child began making jewellery in 1880 in London. They started making neo-renaissance pieces, but became well known for their Art Nouveau... [Lire la suite]
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07 juin 2014

An enamel butterfly brooch, by Child & Child, circa 1900

An enamel butterfly brooch, by Child & Child, circa 1900. Photo courtesy Bonhams. The butterfly decorated with vivid green enamel and delicate guilloché work, maker's mark, width 3.7cm, fitted case by Child & Child. Estimate £1,000 - 1,500 (€1,200 - 1,900) Bonhams. JEWELLERY, London, Knightsbridge, 11 Jun 2014 -http://www.bonhams.com/
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05 mai 2014

Natural pearl and diamond brooch, Bolin, circa 1900

Natural pearl and diamond brooch, Bolin, circa 1900. Photo Sotheby's. Of organic design, set with a baroque-shaped natural pearl and single-cut and rose diamonds, Russian assay marks, case by Bolin. Estimation 55,000 — 65,000 CHF Accompanied by SSEF report no. 73567, stating that the pearl was found to be natural, saltwater, with no indications of artificial colour modification. Cf: Christian Bolin and Pavel Bulatov (ed.), Bolin in Russia. Court Jeweller, Moscow, 2001, pg. 159, no. 85, for a brooch of similar design by Bolin. ... [Lire la suite]
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30 avril 2014

Four kesi silk panels, circa 1900

Four kesi silk panels, circa 1900. Photo Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions. finely woven with scholars amid mountainous landscape scenes, circa 1900, 23.5cm high and 23.5cm wide. Estimate £800-1,000 Mountainous scenes featuring scholars were a popular motif decorating brush washers, boxes, porcelain wares and paintings, in Chinese art, especially that dating to late imperial China. Mountains in China were highly regarded, especially by the scholarly elites,... [Lire la suite]
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27 avril 2014

Enamel, glass and diamond jewel, Lalique, circa 1900

Enamel, glass and diamond jewel, Lalique, circa 1900. Photo Sotheby's Designed as stylised white bryony, the leaves decorated with plique-à-jour enamel, circular-, single-cut and rose diamonds, the berries in glass, signed Lalique, later brooch fitting. Estimation 45,000 — 75,000 CHF Litterature: Cf: Sigrid Barten, René Lalique, 1890-1910, Bonn, 1989, pg. 389 for a similar design by René Lalique. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels. Genève, 13 mai 2014 - http://www.sothebys.com/
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27 avril 2014

Enamel, glass and diamond brooch, Lalique, circa 1900

Enamel, glass and diamond brooch, Lalique, circa 1900. Photo Sotheby's Designed as glass flowers spiralling out from a hexagonal diamond, the branches applied with translucent enamel, signed Lalique, French assay mark; together with a similarly set baton link necklace, length approximately 535mm, French assay marks. Estimation 60,000 — 90,000 CHF Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels. Genève, 13 mai 2014 - http://www.sothebys.com/
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27 avril 2014

Gold ad enamel pendent necklace, Lalique, circa 1900

Gold ad enamel pendent necklace, Lalique, circa 1900. Photo Sotheby's The pendant designed as two swans in a pond, decorated with iridescent enamel, suspended from a fine link chain, length approximately 610mm, signed Lalique, French assay and maker's marks. Estimation 60,000 — 80,000 CHF Litterature :Cf: Sigrid Barten, René Lalique, 1890-1910, Bonn, 1989, pgs. 298-300 for similar designs by René Lalique. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels. Genève, 13 mai 2014 - http://www.sothebys.com/
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