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]

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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02 janvier 2014

Silver, Gold, Emerald Bead, Pearl, Diamond, Enamel, Seed Pearl and Coral Bead Tassel Pendant

Silver, Gold, Emerald Bead, Pearl, Diamond, Enamel, Seed Pearl and Coral Bead Tassel Pendant. Photo courtesy Doyle New York. The segmented pendant of finely detailed decoration applied with red and green enamel, edged and accented by rose-cut diamonds, spaced by 2 emerald beads approximately 16.0 x 17.2 x 13.2 mm. and 15.6 x 15.4 x 13.8 mm., joined by 4 pearls approximately 6.0 to 5.6 mm., supporting two multistrand seed pearl tassels tipped by coral beads, circa 1920, several diamonds missing. Emerald beads: medium green,... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2013

Rough Diamond, Enamel and Gold Egg Creation with Snowman Pendant-"The Winter Egg" By Manfred Wild, Idar-Oberstein, Germany

Rough Diamond, Enamel and Gold Egg Creation with Snowman Pendant-"The Winter Egg" By Manfred Wild, Idar-Oberstein, Germany. Photo courtesy Bonhams. Evokative of a frosty wintery landscape this unique egg creation features white guilloche enamel decoration to the egg which rests atop a jewel-like base of lustrous quartz crystals, with 300 diamonds, weighing approximately 2.59 carats, the rough diamonds weighing approximately 10.0 carats. The hinged lid opening to reveal a removable pendant designed in the form of a snowman, created... [Lire la suite]


21 novembre 2013

Gold, platinum, enamel, diamond and pearl evening bag, Cartier, Paris

Gold, platinum, enamel, diamond and pearl evening bag, Cartier, Paris. Photo courtesy Sotheby's.  The black satin purse suspending a tassel thumbpiece decorated with a fluted rock crystal bead and supporting numerous pearl strands, set with old European and rose-cut diamonds weighing approximately 3.25 carats, measuring approximately 8¾ by 5¼ inches, signed Cartier Paris, Londres, New York, numbered 0763, with French assay and maker's mark, one pearl strand missing; circa 1925. Estimation 15,000 — 20,000 USD ... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2013

High cover of rock crystal trophy, Saracchi, workshop, Milan, 1575-1580

High cover of rock crystal trophy, Saracchi, workshop, Milan, 1575-1580. Rock crystal, gold, enamel, garnets. H 48.1 cm, Dm lid 13.3 cm, 12.6 cm diam foot. V 217. Green Vault © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden 2013 Large quartz crystals were found in the central ranges of the Alps, were as rare and coveted as the magnificent decorative vessels that have been honed in the late Renaissance from this hard and brittle quartz. Especially the Milanese workshops and Miseroni Saracchi and Annibale... [Lire la suite]
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01 septembre 2013

Round cup, Saracchi, workshop, Milan, 1575-1580

Round cup, Saracchi, workshop, Milan, 1575-1580. Rock crystal, gold, enamel. H 15.5 cm, 18.5 cm diam cuppa. V 344. Green Vault © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden 2013 The bottom of the crystal bowl filled a circular water zone, which is formed from a strip of ocean waves. At the edge appear loosely draped and arranged in pairs assigned mermaids and deities of the sea. Trees with wide flaring branches give mythological scene of a landscape background. The very thin-walled shell... [Lire la suite]
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01 septembre 2013

Cup with grotesque mask, Milan, 1590-1600

Cup with grotesque mask, Milan, 1590-1600. Rock crystal, gold, enamel; 14.3 x 15.4 x 10.0 cm. V 283. Green Vault © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden 2013 Sublime cut motifs and delicate INTAGLI harmonize with this rock crystal vessel on 6 August 1746 from the legacy of Duke Johann Adolf II of Saxe-Weissenfels to the vault came open. Although the small bowl of the spectacular works from the Milanese workshops Saracchi Miseroni and can not be assigned, it follows that stylistic models.
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