27 décembre 2016

Important diamond rivière, mid 19th century, property of the Estate of Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe

  Lot 492. Important diamond rivière, mid 19th century, property of the Estate of Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe. Estimate 245,000 — 340,000 CHF. Lot sold 586,000 CHF. Photo  Sotheby's. Designed as a graduated row of forty-three collet-set cushion-shaped diamonds, on a similarly set clasp framed with single-cut diamonds, length approximately 465mm.  Rivière [stream] is a term used to describe a necklace designed as a succession of gemstones... [Lire la suite]
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26 décembre 2016

Diamond tiara-necklace, last quarter of the 19th century, property of the Estate of Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe

Lot 493. Diamond tiara-necklace, last quarter of the 19th century, property of the Estate of Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe. Estimate 295,000 — 495,000 CHF. Lot sold 790,000 CHF. Photo  Sotheby's. Composed of fleurs de lys and confronting scroll motifs, swing-set with a graduated row of twenty pear-shaped diamond, on a band composed of lozenge and trefoil motifs, set throughout with cushion-shaped and rose diamonds, several small stones... [Lire la suite]
25 décembre 2016

Natural pearl and diamond necklace, circa 1920

Lot 496. Property of Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe. Natural pearl and diamond necklace, circa 1920. Estimation 245,000 — 345,000 CHF. Lot sold 1,630,000 CHF. Photo Sotheby's.  Composed of millegrain-set marquise-shaped and circular-cut diamonds, the front with garland and ribbon designs supporting seven oval and button shaped natural pearls measuring from approximately 11.40 x 11.50 x 9.90mm to 15.10 x 15.15 x 13.70mm, length approximately 360mm, case stamped Cartier,... [Lire la suite]
23 décembre 2016

The Estate of Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe. A Diamond Tiara, by Cartier, circa 1930s

Lot 497. The Estate of Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe. A Diamond Tiara, by Cartier, circa 1930s. Estimation 295,000 — 495,000 CHF. Lot sold 2,410,000 CHF. Photo Sotheby's.  Of geometric design, set throughout with circular-cut diamonds surmounted by a graduated series of thirty-one collet-set diamonds, inner circumference approximately 415mm, signed Cartier, fitted case stamped Cartier, the exterior of the case with monogram and coronet for Mary, Duchess of... [Lire la suite]
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27 octobre 2015

A pair of rare Chinese 'Pronk ' square tapering vases, Yongzheng-Early Qianlong period, circa 1734-1740

A pair of rare Chinese 'Pronk' square tapering vases, Yongzheng-Early Qianlong period, circa 1734-1740. Estimate £8,000 - £12,000 ($12,256 - $18,384). Price Realized £26,250 ($40,215). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015. Finely enamelled on each side with redcurrants on a branch with foliage, reserved on a black ground - 12 ¼ in. (31 cm.) high PROPERTY FROM DESCENDENTS OF MAY GOELET, DUCHESS OF ROXBURGHE (1878-1937)   Literature: International Exhibition of Chinese Art, The Royal Academy of Arts,... [Lire la suite]
07 mai 2015

The Estate of Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe. Pair of natural pearl and diamond earrings, Cartier, circa 1935

Lot 494. Property of Mary Duchess of Roxburghe. Pair of natural pearl and diamond earrings, Cartier, circa 1935. Estimate 39,000 — 69,000 CHF. Lot sold 394,000 CHF. Photo Sotheby's.  Each of chandelier design, set with light brownish grey to greyish brown natural pearls measuring from approximately 6.75 x 6.95mm to 9.45 x 9.55mm, highlighted with circular- and single-cut diamonds, unsigned, post and butterfly fittings.  Accompanied by SSEF report no. 79525, stating that the eight pearls were found to be... [Lire la suite]
07 mai 2015

The Estate of Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe. Natural pearl and diamond double clip brooch, Cartier, circa 1935

Lot 495. The Estate of Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe. Natural pearl and diamond double clip brooch, Cartier, circa 1935. Estimate 49,000 — 69,000 CHF. Lot sold 334,000 CHF. Photo Sotheby's Composed of a pair of shield-shaped plaques of geometric design, set with circular-, single-cut and baguette diamonds, framing a central detachable motif accented with three brownish grey natural pearls, one button shaped, and two round to roundish, measuring approximately 10.05 x 10.10 x 9.90mm, 9.60 x 9.80mm and 9.65 x 10.25mm, and baguette... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2015

Sotheby's to offer the historic collection of Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe

Duchess of Roxburghe’s Heir, Bamber Gascoigne, To Secure The Future of Her Country Retreat, West Horsley Place, by Channelling Funds from the Sale into Restoring the 16th Century House. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- From the remarkable story of the Duchess of Roxburghe’s life and the exquisite objects she was surrounded by emerges a portrait of an England that no longer exists but was preserved, untouched for almost half a century, at her country retreat West Horsley Place. A story that unites two of the most powerful British... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2009

Magnificent Jewels @ Sotheby's Geneva

The forthcoming sale of Magnificent Jewels in Geneva on 17 November 2009 includes a selection of exceptionally fine coloured diamonds, signed jewellery and jewels of historical significance and with impeccable provenance. Highlights include a fancy vivid blue diamond, weighing 5.96 carats, a fancy pink diamond, weighing 6.63 carats and an extremely rare fancy vivid green diamond, weighing 2.52 carats – the largest fancy green diamond to have been offered at auction. One of the important lots, from the Collection of Daisy... [Lire la suite]