27 mars 2016

Queen Amelia of Portugal's Important Colombian Emerald and Diamond Brooch, late 19th century

Lot 1712, Queen Amelia of Portugal's Important Colombian Emerald and Diamond Brooch, late 19th century. Estimate 9,500,000 — 12,000,000 HKD (1,098,240 - 1,387,250 EUR). Photo Sotheby's Designed as an old-mine- and rose-cut diamond scroll cartouche, centring on a cushion modified mixed-cut emerald and two modified calf's head step-cut emeralds weighing 12.22, 3.43 and 2.95 carats respectively, the diamonds together weighing approximately 23.00 carats,... [Lire la suite]

05 mars 2016

Fine Oriental rugs & carpets on offer at Skinner; Chinese "Imperial" carpets highlight March 13 sale

Lot 87, Beijing “Nine Dragon” Silk Pile and Metal Thread Chinese "Imperial" Carpet, detail, late 19th century. Estimate $20,000-25,000  BOSTON, MASS.- Skinner, Inc. announced its auction of Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets on Sunday, March 13 at 12PM. With over 300 lots on offer, the sale features a number of early, striking collector’s pieces, as well as a broad range of 19th century furnishing rugs and carpets, many of which were consigned from estates or private collections.  Chinese... [Lire la suite]
08 février 2016

A group of Meissen monkey band figures, late 19th century

A group of Meissen monkey band figures, late 19th century. Photo Sotheby's 2014 after the 18th century models by Peter Reinicke and Johann Joachim Kändler, comprising: a conductor, two drummers and a drum bearer, a triangle player, a basoonist, a clarinetist, a flautist, a trumpeter, a hurdy-gurdy player, a bagpiper, a guitarist, a violinst, a cellist, a harpist, a harpsichord player seated astride a monkey and four singers, crossed swords marks in underglaze-blue. Together with a French porcelain music... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2016

A Rare Antique Conch Pearl, Pearl and Diamond Tiara-Necklace, late 19th century

Lot 381: A Rare Antique Conch Pearl, Pearl and Diamond Tiara-Necklace, late 19th century. Hammer Price $44,000 CAN. Photo Dupuis Designed as a tapering fringe, embellished by a series of conch pearls alternated with pearls, terminals of old European-cut diamond trefoil motifs extending from a line of graduated old-cut diamonds, with a diamond-set knife-edge necklet, length 15 1/4 ins in necklace form, mounted in silver and gold, with tiara attachment fitting and original fitted box, pearls not tested for natural.
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30 novembre 2015

Jewellery from celebrated designers along with gems from a European Princess for auctions at Bonhams

 A 2.97 carats fancy grayish blue diamond ring, by Andrew Grima, 1971. Estimate £500,000 - 700,000 (€710,000 - 1 million). Photo: Bonhams. LONDON - Leading the sale is a fancy greyish-blue, 2.97cts step-cut diamond ring by the society jeweller to the royals and the stars in the sixties and seventies Andrew Grima estimated at £500,000-700,000. A 2.97 carats fancy grayish blue diamond ring, by Andrew Grima, 1971. Estimate £500,000 - 700,000 (€710,000 - 1 million). Photo:... [Lire la suite]
20 novembre 2015

A rare late 19th century coloured natural half pearl and diamond pendant

A rare late 19th century coloured natural half pearl and diamond pendant. Estimate £80,000 – £100,000 ($121,680 - $152,100). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bronze coloured natural half-pearl centre measuring approximately 14.6mm, to an old-cut diamond cluster surround, suspending two grey natural pearl drops each with a rose-cut diamond cusp and terminal, mounted in silver and gold, circa 1880, 5.0cm Accompanied by report no.82551 dated 9th October 2015 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the... [Lire la suite]

13 novembre 2015

Sapphire and diamond brooch-pendant, late 19th century

5.07 carats Kashmir sapphire and diamond brooch-pendant, late 19th century. Estimate 130,000 — 180,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's Claw-set with a cushion-shaped sapphire weighing 5.07 carats within a double frame of circular-cut diamonds, brooch fitting detachable, hinged pendant bail. Accompanied by Gübelin report no. 14100041 and SSEF report no. 81863, each stating that the sapphire is of Kashmir origin, with no indications of heating. Sotheby's. Fine Jewels, London, 1 dec. 2015, 10:00 AM
07 novembre 2015

Natural pearl and diamond brooch, Chaumet, late 19th century

Natural pearl and diamond brooch, Chaumet, late 19th century. Estimate 11,000 — 17,000 CHF. Photo Sotheby's Designed as a holly branch, set with cushion-shaped, circular-, single-cut, rose diamonds, and three button shaped natural pearls measuring approximately 9.31 x 9.51 x 9.71mm, 9.01 x 9.28 x 8.79mm, and 9.12 x 9.13 x 8.48mm, French assay mark and maker's mark for Chaumet.  Accompanied by SSEF report no. 81032, stating that the pearls were found to be natural, saltwater.   Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
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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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30 octobre 2015

Large covered vase with dragon and landscape, China for Vietnam, approx. late 19th century

Large covered vase with dragon and landscape, China for Vietnam, approx. late 19th century. Estimated Price: €2,500 - €5,000. Photo Galerie Zacke A striking vase with lavish landscape painting in Chinese style, called “Gom Han- Viet“. Around the foot are large borders with blossoms and trapezoid flat pattern, around the neck large wheel-shaped blossoms with bud tendrils. The landscape picture offers some high mountains, lake with sailing ships and fishers, as well as huts and pavilions with people inside enjoying... [Lire la suite]