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]
25 octobre 2015

'The Queen Maria-José ruby ring'. An exceptional ruby and diamond ring, late 19th century

  'The Queen Maria-José ruby ring'. An exceptional ruby and diamond ring, late 19th century. Estimate 5,860,000 — 8,780,000 CHF. Photo Sotheby's Set with an oval ruby stated to weigh 8.48 carats, framed with cushion-shaped diamonds, size 52.  Accompanied by SSEF report no. 60894, dated 29 September 2011, Gübelin report no. 11090047, dated 8 September 2011, and GIA report no. 7196800988, dated 10 April 2015, each stating that the ruby is of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating, ‘pigeon... [Lire la suite]
21 octobre 2015

Sale of Wrangham collection of Japanese miniature art continues at Bonhams

A very rare blue-lacquer two-case inro. Attributed to Heishusai (Ishibashi Sojiro, 1847-1918), Meiji Period. Estimate £40,000 - 50,000 (€54,000 - 68,000). Photo Bonhams LONDON.- Bonhams will hold the sixth (and penultimate) of a series of sales from the Edward Wrangham Collection on Tuesday 10 November at its New Bond Street headquarters in London. The five previous sales of the Edward Wrangham Collection - considered to be Europe's pre-eminent private collection of Japanese miniature art - have so far... [Lire la suite]
08 septembre 2015

Gold and Amethyst Necklace, late 19th century

Gold and Amethyst Necklace, late 19th century. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. The festoon-style necklace supporting oval, round and pear-shaped amethysts, gross weight approximately 30 dwts, length 15 inches; late 19th century. Sotheby's. Important Jewels, New York, 24 sept. 2015
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