13 avril 2016

A Spanish rock crystal, enamel, and gem-set gold pendant, circa 1600

Lot 118. A Spanish rock crystal, enamel, and gem-set gold pendant, circa 1600. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's 2016. the openwork frame enclosing a scene of the Resurrection enameled en ronde bosse, the coffin set with a diamond, hung with three pearls, in a fitted case; length overall 4 1/2 in., 11.4 cm Sotheby's. Collections: Silver, Vertu, Ceramics, and Russian Works of Art, New York, 15 Apr 2016, 10:00 AM
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08 février 2016

Enamel, diamond and sapphire monkey brooch, Tiffany & Co

Enamel, diamond and sapphire monkey brooch, Tiffany & Co. Photo Sotheby's 2011 Modelled as a swinging rhesus monkey, its furred body applied with yellow enamel highlighted with brown enamel face and paws, sapphire set eyes and diamond cluster accents to its rear, mounted in 18ct gold, minor enamel deficiency, signed Tiffany & Co., length approximately 57mm. Lot 37. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000 Sotheby's. Important Jewels, 6 Dec 2011
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05 février 2016

Gold and pearl pendant jewel of the Lamb of God, Spanish, 1600-1650

Gold and pearl pendant jewel of the Lamb of God, Spanish, 1600-1650, ruby, pearl, gold, enamel. Bequeathed by Baron Ferdinand Anselm Rothschild, 1898. Ex-collection Baron Anselm von Rothschild (1866 cat. no. 339). WB.164. British Museum collection. © Trustees of the British Museum Pendant jewel; gold; lamb in white enamel, back formed of baroque pearl, seated on closed book; back of book with three bands, panels enamelled blue; underside is open-work with scrolls; clasps jewelled with rubies;... [Lire la suite]
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10 novembre 2015

Rare & vintage gems shine at Freeman's November 2 Jewelry & Watches Auction

A plique-à-jour enamel, conch pearl, diamond, platinum and eighteen karat gold brooch, Marcus & Co., circa 1900. Sold for $161,000.   HILADELPHIA, PA.- Prominent designers and brilliant gems sparkled at Freeman’s November 2nd auction of Jewelry and Watches. Realizing over $1.76 million, the sale was highlighted by whimsical and unique pieces from makers such as David Webb and Marcus & Co., as well as impressive diamonds, attracting bidders from around the globe. "The market for rare and vintage... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2015

A late 19th century enamel, diamond and ruby bird brooch

A late 19th century enamel, diamond and ruby bird brooch. Estimate CHF40,000 – CHF45,000 ($40,341 - $45,384). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Modelled as a swallow in flight, applied with black enamel, to the old and rose-cut diamond wing borders, tail and head, with ruby eyes, circa 1890, 10.5 cm  Note: An iconic model of the late 19th Century, the swallow in flight has been the inspiration for numerous jewels, including a horn comb by Eugene Feuillatre with very similar black enamelled birds.  ... [Lire la suite]
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08 septembre 2015

Gold, Silver, Natural Pearl, Enamel and Diamond Brooch, circa 1890

Gold, Silver, Natural Pearl, Enamel and Diamond Brooch, circa 1890. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Of floral design, set with nine variously-shaped natural pearls measuring approximately 7.5 to 4.8 mm, accented by old mine and single-cut diamonds weighing approximately .75 carat, highlighted with green and peach-hued enamel, gross weight approximately 12 dwts; circa 1890. With fitted box.  Accompanied by GIA report no. 1176217257 stating that the pearls are natural, saltwater.... [Lire la suite]
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25 juillet 2014

Debut installation of Peabody Essex Museum's new curator of Chinese and East Asian art

Wedding Headdress, China, kingfisher feathers, silk, enamel, brass, beads, pearls, semi-precious stone. © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum SALEM, MASS.- The Peabody Essex Museum presents Double Happiness: Celebration in Chinese Art, an installation featuring a selection of more than 30 works spanning 3,000 years which have been drawn from the museum's renowned Chinese collection. Organized by Daisy Yiyou Wang, PEM's recently appointed curator of Chinese and East Asian art, this installation examines how festivals, ceremonies... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2014

Onyx, enamel, coral and diamond vanity case, Lacloche Frères, 1920s

Onyx, enamel, coral and diamond vanity case, Lacloche Frères, 1920s. Photo Sotheby's The circular case set to the front with four bevelled onyx plaques, the central shòu character and edges set with rose diamonds, to a twisted silk cord set with coral bead and rose diamond slider, terminating on a similarly set tassel with onyx beads, opening to reveal a mirror, lipstick holder and powder compartment, signed Lacloche Frères, numbered, French assay and indistinct maker's marks, one diamond deficient. Estimation 8,000 — 12,000 GBP ... [Lire la suite]
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27 avril 2014

Enamel, glass and diamond jewel, Lalique, circa 1900

Enamel, glass and diamond jewel, Lalique, circa 1900. Photo Sotheby's Designed as stylised white bryony, the leaves decorated with plique-à-jour enamel, circular-, single-cut and rose diamonds, the berries in glass, signed Lalique, later brooch fitting. Estimation 45,000 — 75,000 CHF Litterature: Cf: Sigrid Barten, René Lalique, 1890-1910, Bonn, 1989, pg. 389 for a similar design by René Lalique. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels. Genève, 13 mai 2014 - http://www.sothebys.com/
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10 janvier 2014

Vacheron Constantin Japanese Style Watch, 1925

Vacheron Constantin Japanese Style Watch, 1925. Gold, sapphire, enamel. Private Collection.
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