29 mai 2015

A late 19th century natural pearl, cultured pearl and diamond brooch, circa 1890

A late 19th century natural pearl, cultured pearl and diamond brooch, circa 1890. Estimate HK$ 130,000 - 180,000 (€15,000 - 21,000). Photo: Bonhams. Of stylised floral motif, centrally set with a button-shaped cultured pearl measuring 11.5mm, surrounded by old brilliant-cut diamonds, to openwork scrolls of similarly cut diamonds, suspending a detachable natural pearl drop, measuring 11.6 x 9.6mm, diamonds approximately 9.50 carats total, length 6.0cm Accompanied by a GIA report stating that the button-shaped... [Lire la suite]

23 mars 2015

The Lauren Bacall collection

American actress Lauren Bacall. NEW-YORK - On March 31st and April 1st, Bonhams New York will auction The Lauren Bacall Collection, an extensive sale comprising the actress’s jewelry, faience, majolica, provincial furniture, tribal works of art, prints and paintings. Over 740 lots tell the story of Bacall’s personal life and studied carefulness in collecting, items that once adorned her Los Angeles home she shared with Bogart; her former country home in Amagansett, New York; and her final residence in New... [Lire la suite]