10 août 2019

Chinese Gold from the Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth at Christie's New York, 26 March 2010

Lot 1292. A rare gold funerary mask, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 8 in. (20.3 cm.) high, Wt. 103.3 g. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 146,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Worked from thin gold sheet, with a decorative border stamped at the outer edge, the sheet crimped over the mouth, the nose, ears, eyes and brows which are incised with hair markings, as is a mustache above the mouth, with creases and wrinkles in the gold, the stamped design of the border also seen on two 'ribbons' attached to the... [Lire la suite]

25 décembre 2018

Mesopotamian Jewelry from 'The Body Transformed' At The Met Fifth Avenue

Necklace pendants and beads, Old Babylonian, ca. 18th–17th century B.C., Mesopotamia, said to be from Dilbat. Gold. L. 42 in. (3.6 cm); D. of largest medallion 1 3/8 in. (3.6 cm), Fletcher Fund, 1947, 47.1a-h. © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. These gold pendants and beads exemplify the finest craftsmanship in gold from the ancient Near East, and each represents a deity or the symbol of a deity. The two female figures, wearing horned headdresses and long flounced dresses, probably represent Lama, a protective goddess; the... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2017

Turquoise and diamond necklace, Bulgari, a pair of earrings, Rave, and a ring

Lot 133. Turquoise and diamond necklace, Bulgari, a pair of earrings, Rave, and a ring. Estimate 80,000 — 140,000 CHF. Photo: Sotheby's.  The necklace set with turquoise cabochons within frames of brilliant-cut diamonds, length approximately 390mm, signed Bulgari, pouch stamped Bulgari; the pair of earrings similarly set, signed Rave, post and hinged back fittings; the ring en suite, size 52. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Sessions 1... [Lire la suite]
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19 décembre 2016

Earrings, Korea, Three Kingdoms period, Silla Kingdom (57 B.C.–A.D. 676), 6th century

Earrings, Korea, Three Kingdoms period, Silla Kingdom (57 B.C.–A.D. 676), 6th century. Gold. a) H. 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm); W. 1 5/16 in. (3.4 cm) b) H. 3 9/16 in. (9 cm); W. 1 5/16 in. (3.4 cm). Excavated by NMK from Noseori Tomb No 138 in Gyeongju, 1953. National Museum of Korea, L.2016.43.3a–c. Photograph courtesy the National Museum of Korea Gold earrings were worn by both men and women of the Silla and Gaya elite and are the most prevalent type of jewelry found in tombs. Goldsmith techniques on display here range from simple... [Lire la suite]
19 décembre 2016

Earrings, Korea, Three Kingdoms period, Silla Kingdom (57 B.C.–A.D. 676), 6th century

Earrings, Korea, Three Kingdoms period, Silla Kingdom (57 B.C.–A.D. 676), 6th century. Gold and garnet. H. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm). Excavated by NMK from Noseori Tomb No 138 in Gyeongju, 1953. National Museum of Korea, L.2016.43.2a–c. Photograph courtesy the National Museum of Korea Gold earrings were worn by both men and women of the Silla and Gaya elite and are the most prevalent type of jewelry found in tombs. Goldsmith techniques on display here range from simple hammering to the more complex method of granulation, in which tiny... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2015

Buccellati's Art Inspirations

Buccellati. A necklace inspired by a Pierre Bonnard painting of flowers in a vase. Courtesy of Buccellati   Detail of a painting by Pierre Bonnard. Courtesy of Buccellati Buccellati. Cuff bracelet inspired by waves in Winslow Homer’s painting. Courtesy of Buccellati Detail of a painting by Winslow Homer. Courtesy of Buccellati Buccellati. A ring inspired by a painting by Mikhail Larionov. Courtesy of Buccellati Detail of a painting by Mikhail... [Lire la suite]

24 novembre 2013

South German, circa 1600, pair of earrings in the form of pomegranates

South German, circa 1600, pair of earrings in the form of pomegranates. Photo courtesy Sotheby's  enamelled gold, adorned with pearls; 33mm and 34mm., 1 4/16  by 1 5/16 in. Estimation 4,000 — 6,000 GBP  Sotheby's. European Sculpture & Works of Art. London | 04 déc. 2013, 11:00 AM -www.sothebys.com
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19 février 2013

Earring with ram's headEarring with ram's head. Egyptian, gold

Earring with ram's head. Egyptian, gold, 5/8 x 9/16 in., 3/16 in. (1.6 x 1.5 cm, 0.4 cm). Gift of Mrs. Cole Porter. JE.1.C. © 2011 Williams College of Art The god Amun was often portrayed as a ram and both were associated with creativity and virility. Earrings were worn by men and women, both in life and after death, and were made in many different shapes, using a variety of materials. Gold was commonly used, as were inlays of precious stones and glass. The Egyptians were excellent goldsmiths. Gold was... [Lire la suite]
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28 mars 2010

Indian jewelry @ Christie's Amsterdam

A pair of indian ruby earrings. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Of stepped bell-shaped form, each set with numerous cabochon rubies and a fringe of gold balls, later clips (2) - Est. €1,600 - €1,800 An antique indian necklace. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Strung with flower blossom-shaped gold beads divided by pairs of gold spheres, to an adjustable textile strap, 19th Century - Est. €1,500 - €2,500 An indian enamel and gem-set navratna bracelet. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Composed of... [Lire la suite]
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28 mars 2010

Jade and diamond earrings, pendant & cufflinks

A pair of jade and diamond earrings. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Each teardrop-shaped jade plaque carved with flowers and fruits, suspended from a diamond set surmount (2) - Est. €1,200 - €1,400 A contemporary jade and diamond pendant. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Designed as a stylised vase composed of a pierced celadon-green jade top with fire opal double gourd elements and pierced wood squash base with diamond set bombé bulb button - Est. €800 - €1,200 A pair of jade and diamond cufflinks.... [Lire la suite]
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