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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01 septembre 2013

Bulbous ornamental pot with lid, Milan, 1580-1585

Bulbous ornamental pot with lid, Milan, 1580-1585. Rock crystal, gold, enamel. H 25,7 cm, weight: 607 g. V 197. Green Vault © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden 2013 For precious inventory of the electoral treasury in Dresden Castle was a collection of 42 vessels of rock crystal. However, the descriptions in the inventory of 1586/87 fall mostly very short, so that an unambiguous identification with still preserved today in the Green Vault pieces is often no longer possible. Whether the... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2013

Shell shaped dish, Ottavio Miseroni (stone cutter), Prague, 1605-1610

Shell shaped dish, Ottavio Miseroni (stone cutter),  Prague, 1605-1610. Rock crystal, gold, enamel. 110.5 x 16.5 x 10.6 cm, base 6.7 x 5.0 cm. V 319. Green Vault © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden 2013 The abstracting imitation of a shell-shaped natural wonder succeeded in this fascinating way to ornamental pot and put virtuosic abilities in advance Crystal Cut: The vessel form was after the first honed their relatively thick wall. In further steps, small pointed teeth were cut out... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2013

Shell on a dolphin, Ottavio Miseroni (stone cutter), Prague, 1605-1610

Shell on a dolphin, Ottavio Miseroni (stone cutter),  Prague, 1605-1610. Rock crystal, gold, enamel. 12.8 x 17.5 x 9.8 cm, base 6.6 x 5.2 cm. V 310. Green Vault © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden 2013 Exotic sea snail shells and clams served as an ideal model for the delicate shell of rock crystal. Gems in inventory of 1725 it is described as "A Cristallne shell, then drehet than a bang eights screw back, [...], on the ground the herb ivy is cut, the foot of a Cristallen Delphingen so the... [Lire la suite]


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