29 avril 2015

Ruby and diamond bracelet, late 19th century

Ruby and diamond bracelet, late 19th century. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 CHF (23,585 - 33,019 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. The central plaque set with cushion-shaped rubies and similarly cut diamonds, on a detachable cushion-shaped diamond bracelet, length approximately 160mm, French assay mark. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Genève, 12 mai 2015, 10:30 AM
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29 avril 2015

Pair of ruby and diamond earrings, late 19th century

Pair of ruby and diamond earrings, late 19th century. Estimate 29,000 — 48,000 CHF (27,359 - 45,283 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. Each pendant set with a cushion-shaped ruby within a frame of similarly cut diamonds, suspended from a similarly set surmount, post and hinged back fittings. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Genève, 12 mai 2015, 10:30 AM
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25 mars 2015

“Tiara collection” from the “Gallery Precious”

Diamond tiara from the Maclesfield Diamonds Jewels, circa 1850. Copyright (c) 2012 Gallery Precious Diamond Emerald Tiara. Copyright (c) 2012 Gallery Precious Had been exhibited at [10th Doha Jewellery Fair], we purchased a diamond-emerald tiara. Belle Epoque diamond tiara. Copyright (c) 2012 Gallery Precious The graduated palmette-shaped panels interspersed with a series of tapering batons with trefoil terminals to the diamond collet line with trace-link neckchain, mounted throughout with old-cut... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2015

Rare Kamakura-period flask leads Fine Japanese & Korean Works of Art Sale at Bonhams

A large and rare Ko-Seto heishi (flask), Kamakura period (early 14th century), 12 1/16in (30.5cm) high. Sold for: $275,000. Photo: Bonhams. NEW YORK, NY.- Bonhams ended its Asia week sales in style when the Fine Japanese & Korean Works of Art on March 18 made more than $1.3 million. The rarest item on offer, an early 14th century large Japanese Ko-Seto heishi (flask), fetched $275,000 and was the top lot of the day. “Today’s sale of the important ko-seto flask underscores Bonhams’ commitment to bringing important... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

A silk and metal thread 'Nine Dragon' Chinese carpet, China, Qing dynasty, late 19th century, or possibly earlier

A silk and metal thread 'Nine Dragon' Chinese carpet, China, Qing dynasty, late 19th century, or possibly earlier. Estimate $30,000 - $50,000. Price Realized $341,000 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Woven with a three character inscription, Qianqing Gong, which translates to ‘The Palace of Heavenly Purity’. Having nine dragons chasing flaming pearls on the silver ground with a polychrome wave pattern border. Approximately 11 ft. 10 in. x 8 ft. 9 in. (361 cm. x 267 cm.) Provenance: By... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2015

Rare 14th century ceramic flask leads the Bonhams Fine Japanese & Korean Works of Art Sale

A large and rare Ko-Seto heishi (flask), Kamakura period (early 14th century), 12 1/16in (30.5cm) high. Est. $225,000-300,000. Photo: Courtesy of Bonhams. NEW YORK, NY.- Bonhams presents Fine Japanese & Korean Works of Art on March 18, an auction that will place superb examples of classic Japanese art, Meiji era craftsmanship and a much anticipated private collection of Korean works on the auction block. The rarest item on offer is an early 14th century large Japanese Ko-Seto heishi (flask) that is expected to fetch between... [Lire la suite]

20 février 2015

Emerald and diamond brooch, late 19th century

Emerald and diamond brooch, late 19th century. Estimation  800 — 1,200 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. Of fleur-de-lys design, set with cushion-shaped emeralds and rose diamonds. Sotheby's. Fine Jewels, Londres, 18 mars 2015, 10:30 AM
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20 février 2015

Diamond and seed pearl necklace-tiara, late 19th century

  Diamond and seed pearl necklace-tiara, late 19th century. Estimation  2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. Designed as an alternating series of floret motifs and knife-edge drops set with circular-cut diamonds and seed pearls, to a later chain, length approximately 195mm, detachable tiara fitting Sotheby's. Fine Jewels, Londres, 18 mars 2015, 10:30 AM
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20 février 2015

Diamond brooch and pair of earrings, late 19th century

Diamond brooch and pair of earrings, late 19th century. Estimation  3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. Comprising: a brooch, designed as a flower, set with cushion-shaped and rose diamonds and a pair of earrings similarly set, screwback fittings.  Sotheby's. Fine Jewels, Londres, 18 mars 2015, 10:30 AM
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20 février 2015

Natural pearl, cultured pearl and diamond necklace, late 19th century, composite

Natural pearl, cultured pearl and diamond necklace, late 19th century, composite. Estimation  3,500 — 5,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. Of negligée design, set with two natural pearls within surrounds of cushion-shaped diamonds, to a surmount set with a cultured pearl and similarly-cut diamonds, to a fine link chain, length approximately 420mm.   Accompanied by CISGEM report no. 84349, stating that the two smaller pearls were found to be natural, saltwater. Sotheby's. Fine Jewels, Londres, 18 mars 2015, 10:30... [Lire la suite]