18 mai 2023

Tiaras sold at Christie's Geneva, Magnificent Jewels, 17 may 2023

  Lot 534. The Bessborough Diamond Tiara. An impressive Chaumet Art Deco diamond tiara. Marquise-shaped diamond, single and old-cut diamonds, platinum (French marks), 1931, maker's mark. Price realised CHF 945,000 (Estimate CHF 800,000 – CHF 1,500,000). © Christie's Images Ltd 2023 Size/Dimensions: inner circumference 52.5 cm. Gross weight: 136.5 grams.  Provenance: Vere Brabazon Ponsonby, 9th Earl of Bessborough (1880-1956) for his wife, Roberte Countess of Bessborough [née Poupart de... [Lire la suite]

12 février 2022

Diamond Tiara, Late 19th Century

  Lot 218. Diamond Tiara, Late 19th Century. Estimate 300,000 - 500,000 HKD. © 2021 Sotheby's Designed as a floral wreath embellished with old European-, old-mine-, single- and rose-cut diamonds, mounted in silver-topped-gold, tiara frame inner circumference approximately 420mm. Sotheby's. Important Jewels, Hong Kong, 18 February 2022  
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21 janvier 2022

An exceptional diamond set tiara, probably Great Britain, circa 1900

Lot 2085. An exceptional diamond set tiara, probably Great Britain, circa 1900 . Sold: €47,000 (Est: €6,000 - €10,000). © 2021 Nagel Auctions 5,3 x 15 cm 12kt yellow gold and silver (tested). Openwork in lozenge and meander shapes and set with 752 briolette and rose cut diamonds (total approx. 17.7 ct.). Approx. 75.3 g. With original case. Provenance: From the Estate of the jewellery expert Dr. Carl Ludwig Fuchs.  Note: The diadem experienced its greatest heyday in the period of classicism... [Lire la suite]
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02 octobre 2020

Tiaras of the Eras at Sotheby's Hong Kong,

Courtesy Sotheby's. A universal symbol of poise, elegance and sophistication, the tiara has long been an inspiration for fascination worn by the most powerful and beautiful women in history. Stemming from the ancient world when victors were crowned with laurel wreaths, and newlyweds with myrtle, sacred to Aphrodite, to festive, celebratory daisy chains, gold wreaths were the evolution of endless possibilities made possible through the craft of goldsmiths. Gold wreaths established an important role in Ancient Greece, often worn as... [Lire la suite]
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21 février 2020

Diamond tiara, circa 1790

Diamond tiara, circa 1790. Estimate 24,000 — 28,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. Of scrolling design, set with rose diamonds in closed settings, inner circumference approximately 450mm. Sotheby's. Fine jewels, London, 24 march 2020, 10:00 AM
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08 avril 2019

Deux chefs-d'oeuvre emblématiques de deux périodes clés de l'histoire de la joaillerie chez Sotheby's Genève

Genève – Au mois de mai prochain à Genève, Sotheby’s offrira deux chefs-d’œuvre emblématiques de deux périodes clés de l’histoire de la joaillerie. Dans la foulée de la vente record des Bijoux Royaux de la Famille Bourbon-Parme en novembre dernier, ces deux bijoux jouissent d’une provenance prestigieuse : tous deux ont fait partie des collections de femmes influentes qui ont marqué leur temps par leur élégance et leur style. Le premier est un sublime collier Art Déco en émeraudes et diamants certainement créé par Van... [Lire la suite]

04 juin 2018

Jewels sparkle at Sotheby's this summer

Lot 379. Important diamond necklace, the centre supporting a briolette diamond weighing 20.30 carats, by Cartier. Estimate: £220,000 - £280,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. LONDON.- Swing into the summer season with Sotheby’s: The Fine Jewels and online sales bring together a fabulous array of jewels for every occasion. The sales will offer pieces from across the decades – from antique jewels through 1920s chic to contemporary glamour – including eye-catching accessories for daytime as well as elegant evening jewels.... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2018

Impressive diamond tiara, circa 1830

Lot 376. Impressive diamond tiara, circa 1830. Estimate 140,000 — 180,000 CHF. © Sotheby's 2018. Of foliate scroll design, collet-set with cushion-, pear-shaped, circular- and single-cut diamonds, inner circumference approximately 290mm, French assay marks for gold and silver, later fitted case stamped Mellerio.  Provenance: This diamond tiara probably comes from the Bourbon Lignières family. On 12 November 1927 in Lignières, France, Madeleine de Bourbon Lignières (1898-1984),... [Lire la suite]
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01 décembre 2017

13 tiaras sold at Christie's

The Poltimore Tiara. Designed as a graduated line of cushion-shaped and old-cut diamond clusters alternating with diamond-set scroll motifs, each surmounted by old-cut diamond terminals, to the collet-set diamond line, mounted in silver and gold, circa 1870, 19.2 cm maximum diameter, convertible to a necklace and eleven brooches, with screwdriver and brooch fittings, in fitted blue leather case. Sold for £926,400 on 13 June 2006 at Christie’s in London. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006   A late 19th-century diamond... [Lire la suite]
13 octobre 2017

Diamond tiara, early 20th century

Lot 111. Diamond tiara, early 20th century. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. Designed as an upright floral motif flanked by a pair of wings mounted en tremblant, set throughout with circular-cut diamonds and a pear-shaped diamond to the centre, to a headband millegrain-set with rose diamonds, inner circumference approximately 255mm, headband signed Boucheron, French assay and maker's marks, floral motif detachable, band with two rose diamonds deficient.  ... [Lire la suite]
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