14 juin 2019

An antique diamond and enamel sarpech, mid 19th century

Lot 334. An antique diamond and enamel sarpech, mid 19th century. Estimate USD 500,000 - USD 700,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The turban ornament set with variously-shaped table-cut diamonds, briolette-cut diamonds, blue, green, white and red enamel on the reverse with plume holder, foil, gold on a lac core, 7 ½ ins. Exhibited: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 2014, p. 56, ill. pp. 64-65Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2015, pp. 94-95, no. 46The Miho Museum, Koka 2016, p. 118, no. 85Grand... [Lire la suite]
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03 mars 2018

Bardith Ltd at Asia Week New York, 15-24 march 2018

Large blue and white bowl with landscape and floral decoration, circa 1700, Kangxi period (1662-1722). H 6.5 in. (17 cm). Asking price: €10.267,52. © Bardith Ltd Kangxi Chinese blue and white porcelain punch bowl, circa 1700. Painted in underglaze cobalt blue, the bowl is decorated to the exterior with alternating panels showing flowering fruit trees and scenes of mountains, along the seashore. The bowl has a traditional shape molded in the form of a lotus-flower, with a high side wall and a... [Lire la suite]
27 novembre 2017

A mid 19th century enamel and diamond bangle

Lot 71. A mid 19th century enamel and rose-cut diamond-set cyrillic 'N' for Tsar Nicholas I,  bangle. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000 (USD 26,560 - USD 39,840). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The octagonal plaque with applied rose-cut diamond-set cyrillic 'N' for Tsar Nicholas I (reigned 1825-1855) beneath a similarly-set coronet on a cobalt blue enamel ground to a two-tiered rose and old-cut diamond cluster border and further elaborately chased hinged bangle half decorated with blue guilloché... [Lire la suite]
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15 octobre 2017

Diamond and natural pearl brooch, mid 19th century

Lot 83. Diamond and natural pearl brooch, mid 19th century. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. Designed as a grape vine, set throughout with cushion-shaped diamonds, suspending five drop-shaped natural pearls.  Accompanied by a gemmological report. Sotheby's. S. J. Phillips: A Bond Street Legacy, London, 18 oct. 2017, 12:00 PM
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15 octobre 2017

Diamond necklace, mid 19th century

Lot 75. Diamond necklace, mid 19th century. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. Of foliate design, set with cushion-shaped and rose diamonds, suspending three similarly-set detachable pendents, French import marks, length approximately 415mm, one diamond deficient.  Sotheby's. S. J. Phillips: A Bond Street Legacy, London, 18 oct. 2017, 12:00 PM
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11 octobre 2017

Three serpent enamel and ruby necklace, mid 19th century

Lot 22. Enamel and ruby necklace, mid 19th century. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000. Photo: Sotheby's. Modelled as a snake, the fully articulated body applied with green, blue, yellow, black and white enamel, the eyes collet-set with circular-cut rubies, length approximately 540mm.   Lot 23. Enamel and ruby necklace, mid 19th century. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000. Photo: Sotheby's. Modelled as a snake, the fully articulated body applied with black... [Lire la suite]
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06 septembre 2017

The Vivien Leigh diamond bow brooch, mid 19th century

Lot 307. The Vivien Leigh diamond bow brooch, mid 19th century. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. designed as a bow suspending an articulated tassel, set with circular-cut and cushion-shaped diamonds, pendant and detachable brooch fittings, fitted case stamped S.J. Phillips; diamonds, silver, gold; approximately 61 x 81mm. Sotheby's. Vivien: The Vivien Leigh Collection, London, 26 Sep 2017, 10:30 AM
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03 janvier 2017

Manchu man’s semiformal court robe, mid 19th century

Manchu man’s semiformal court robe, mid 19th century. Woven silk and metal thread tapestry with painted details, length: 54 in, 137.16 cm; width: 82 in, 208.28 cm. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Miss Louise Steele, 1958.13 © Denver Art Museum Nine five-clawed blue dragons inhabit the clouds. The slanted, multi-colored stripes (lishui) at the bottom of the robe represent standing water above which the ocean surges and waves froth. At the front, back and sides, rocks representing the four directions rise up. Above in the skies... [Lire la suite]
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27 décembre 2016

Important diamond rivière, mid 19th century, property of the Estate of Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe

  Lot 492. Important diamond rivière, mid 19th century, property of the Estate of Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe. Estimate 245,000 — 340,000 CHF. Lot sold 586,000 CHF. Photo  Sotheby's. Designed as a graduated row of forty-three collet-set cushion-shaped diamonds, on a similarly set clasp framed with single-cut diamonds, length approximately 465mm.  Rivière [stream] is a term used to describe a necklace designed as a succession of gemstones... [Lire la suite]
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16 novembre 2016

Ultra-rich bid for all that glitters at Swiss auctions

A  pair of diamond earrings called "Miroir de l'Amour" created from two D-color, flawless pear-shaped diamonds of 52,55 carats and 50,47 carats were sold for USD 17,61 million during jewels sales in Geneva on November 15, 2016. Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. GENEVA (AFP).- Geneva's autumn jewel auctions got underway Tuesday, with Russian oligarchs and Chinese billionaires among those eyeing up the array of eye-wateringly expensive bling on offer.  The Swiss city's twice-annual sales of rare jewels are often... [Lire la suite]