29 avril 2015

Ruby, diamond and enamel brooch, Philippe Wolfers, circa 1900

Ruby, diamond and enamel brooch, Philippe Wolfers, circa 1900. Estimate 32,000 — 53,000 CHF (30,189 - 50,000 EUR). Photo Sotheby's Designed as a winged insect, the wings applied with plique-à-jour enamel, the head, body and wings accented with an oval, two cabochon and calibré-cut rubies, and variously shaped diamonds of near colourless and yellow tints, maker's mark for Wolfers, inscribed EX. UNIQUE, brooch fitting detachable.  Please note that the diamonds of... [Lire la suite]
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29 avril 2015

Ruby and diamond brooch, circa 1900

Ruby and diamond brooch, circa 1900. Estimate 39,000 — 59,000 CHF (36,793 - 55,660 EUR). Photo Sotheby's Designed as a bat, the wings pavé-set with circular-cut rubies and diamonds, the eyes composed of marquise-shaped diamonds, French assay and maker's mark, likely by Aucoq, fitted case signed A. Aucoq. Bibliography: Cf: Henri Vever, La Bijouterie Français au XIXe Siècle (1800-1900), Vol. 3, Paris, 1908, pg. 576 for a brooch of similar design by... [Lire la suite]
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18 avril 2015

Bonhams to auction five masterpieces of the Meiji period

Iron model of a spiny lobster, made by an unknown artisan. Estimated at £30,000-40,000 (€42,000 - 56,000). Photo Bonhams. LONDON.- Five exquisite items from the Meiji Period, including delicate cloisonné and magnificent ironwork, will lead the Fine Japanese Art auction at Bonhams New Bond Street on 14 May. Estimates for the lots, made by some of the greatest craftsmen of the era, range from £5,000-8,000 to £30,000-40,000. The top lot of the Meiji Period items in the auction is a fully articulated iron model... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2015

Pair of Natural Pearl and Diamond Pendent Earrings, Circa 1900

Pair of Natural Pearl and Diamond Pendent Earrings, Circa 1900. Estimate 37,177 - 42,810 EUR. Photo Sotheby's. Each suspending on a natural pearl drop measuring approximately 8.50 - 9.10 x 12.50mm and 8.65 - 9.00 x 12.30mm respectively, to a stylized surmount millegrain-set with rose-cut diamonds and seed pearls, mounted in platinum.  Accompanied by SSEF report numbered 75863, dated 8 August 2014, stating that the two pearls are natural saltwater pearls. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels & Jadeite... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2015

Marjan Sterk Antique Jewellery at TEFAF 2015 Antiques

Cartier. Retro bracelet, Paris, circa 1940. Marjan Sterk Antique Jewellery (stand 178) - TEFAF 2015 Antiques (13-22 March 2015) A eighteen carat yellow gold Retro bracelet decorated with blue sapphires. Signed 'Cartier' and numbered.  Marchak. Two Necklaces with Matching Earrings. Marjan Sterk Antique Jewellery (stand 178) - TEFAF 2015 Antiques (13-22 March 2015) Two yellow gold longchains, each spectacle-set with either amethist or citrine; With matching 'day and... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2015

S.J. Phillips Ltd at TEFAF 2015 Antiques

A Bow Brooch and a pair of Drop Earrings. Diamond. Brooch circa 1890. Earrings circa 1840. S.J. Phillips Ltd (stand 114). TEFAF 2015 Antiques (13-22 March 2015) Length brooch 14.5 cm - Length earrings 6.6 cm Boucheron, Vase, Paris, Belle Epoque, circa 1900. Gold. Height 10.5 cm. Signed 'Boucheron'. S.J. Phillips Ltd (stand 114). TEFAF 2015 Antiques (13-22 March 2015) S.J. Phillips Ltd celebrated their 140th anniversary in 2009 and have an... [Lire la suite]


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]
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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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