11 août 2014

Back on Boucheron Art Deco Jewelry at Christie's, 17 November 1998, Geneva

An elegant emerald and diamond bracelet, by Boucheron. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 1998 Designed as three baguette, triangular and shield-shaped diamond openwork panels to the rectangular-cut emerald spacers, circa 1929, 18.5 cm., with French assay marks, in its original Boucheron blue leather case. Signed by Boucheron, Paris. Estimate: CHF44,000 - CHF50,000 ($32,023 - $36,390). Price Realized  CHF65,500 ($47,707) A mother-of-pearl, diamond, enamel and onyx vanity case, by... [Lire la suite]

11 août 2014

Back on Cartier's Art Deco Jewelry sold at Christie's Geneva , 17 November 1998

The Cartier Palm Tree Diamond Clip Brooch. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 1998 Set with circular and baguette-cut diamond leaves with briolette-cut diamond coconuts to the pavé-set articulated trunk, 1939, with French assay marks. Signed by Cartier, Paris, no. 07553 Estimate: CHF600,000 - CHF800,000 ($436,681 - $582,242). Price Realized  CHF641,500 ($466,885) Literature: "Cartier: Splendeurs de La Joaillerie", La Bibliothéque des Arts, Lausanne, 1996, page 155Franco Cologni and Eric Nussbaum, "Platinum by... [Lire la suite]
06 mars 2014

Mother-of-Pearl, Hardstone and Enamel Compact, circa 1928

Mother-of-Pearl, Hardstone and Enamel Compact, circa 1928. Photo courtesy of Christie’s. The rectangular-shaped black and blue enamel case set with mother-of-pearl and hardstone panel depicting a Chinese fishing scene and a diamond-set shou to the concealed push-piece, opening to reveal two compartments and a fitted mirror, 8.5 x 4.8 x 1.1 cm. Panel signed M for Vladimir Makovsky.The present vanity case is an exquisite example of Makovsky’s inlay work. The movement of light on the water in the Chinese fishing scene is brought to... [Lire la suite]
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21 novembre 2013

A very rare silver-mounted mother-of-pearl 'erotic-subject' rectangular box and cover, Qianlong, probably circa 1750

A very rare silver-mounted mother-of-pearl 'erotic-subject' rectangular box and cover, Qianlong, probably circa 1750. Photo courtesy Bonhams. The rectangular box with a silver frame to hold the fragile panels, the top brilliantly carved in crisp relief with an elegant scene of a male gazing at a lady at rest under a tree, the base depicting a pair of water nymphs emerging from waves embracing each other, the sides decorated with various scenes of cupids engaging in similar activities, all exquisitely and finely worked panels in... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2013

Diamond and mother-of-pearl 'Romantic Flowers' demi-parure, Van Cleef & Arpels

Diamond and mother-of-pearl 'Romantic Flowers' demi-parure, Van Cleef & Arpels. Photo: Sotheby's. The articulated necklace decorated to the front with brilliant-cut diamond-set scrolls extending to the back, highlighted by mother-of-pearl flower heads and pear-shaped diamonds, length approximately 370mm; and pair of earrings and ring en suite; the diamonds altogether weighing approximately 35.00 carats, mounted in 18 karat white gold, signed and numbered JH000647, JH000648 and JH000951... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2013

A pair of Italian ivory, mother-of-pearl, pewter and fruitwood inlaid walnut, ebony marquetry and parquetry console tables

A pair of Italian ivory, mother-of-pearl, pewter and fruitwood inlaid walnut, ebony marquetry and parquetry console tables, attributed to the De Lucci brothers, Venetian, circa 1686. Photo Sotheby's each with a rectangular top with projecting corners, one with a reserve decorated with a Turkish and European horseman engaged in armed combat, the other with two seated female figures in drapery flanked by tasselled curtains in a landscape, both within scrollwork cartouches and with reserves of flowers on tapering... [Lire la suite]


12 mai 2013

Jade, coral, mother-of-pearl, enamel and diamond compact, Cartier, circa 1925.

Jade, coral, mother-of-pearl, enamel and diamond compact, Cartier, circa 1925. Photo Sotheby's Of rectangular form, set with two bevelled jadeite panels, the sides decorated with mother-of-pearl engraved with a mosaic pattern, to a border of coral and black enamel highlighted with rose-cut diamonds, opening to reveal a powder compartment and a mirror, signed Cartier, Paris, London, New York, Made in France and numbered, French assay marks, fitted case. measurements approximately 90 x 62 x... [Lire la suite]
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17 avril 2013

18 Karat Gold, Lacque Burgauté, Enamel, Mother-of-Pearl, Jade and Diamond Vanity Case, Cartier, France

18 Karat Gold, Lacque Burgauté, Enamel, Mother-of-Pearl, Jade and Diamond Vanity Case, Cartier, France - Sotheby's The front and reverse set with two rectangular lacque burgauté panels depicting Chinoiserie garden scenes illustrating a scholar and his apprentice, decorated with a carved jade tablet and small rose-cut diamonds, bordered by red enamel, the edges heightened in black enamel applied in a geometric motif, the interior fitted with a mirror and two compartments, measuring approximately 3 by 2... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2013

18 Karat Gold, Mother-Of-Pearl, Coral and Onyx Brooch, Cartier, Paris - Sotheby's

18 Karat Gold, Mother-Of-Pearl, Coral and Onyx Brooch, Cartier, Paris - Sotheby's  Designed as a face set with mother-of-pearl plaques, with a coral mask accented by black onyx eyes and black enamelwork, signed Cartier Paris, numbered 12913 and indistinctly numbered 701223, with French assay marks. Estimation: 7,500 - 10,000 USD - Lot. Vendu 37,500 USD NOTE: During the 1930s Cartier introduced the idea of the “novelty brooch”. Meant to be worn during the day, these brooches were inspired by a... [Lire la suite]
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03 avril 2013

Works by the original celebrity jeweler featured at Bonhams New York Fine Jewelry Sale

An eighteen karat gold and diamond "Double Longhorn" bangle bracelet, Paul Flato, Mexico City, circa 1980. Est. US$ 8,000 – 12,000. Photo: Courtesy of Bonhams. NEW YORK, NY.- Works by the first jeweler to the stars, the infamous Paul Flato, will be included in Bonhams April 15 auction of Fine Jewelry at the Madison Avenue salesroom. Flato’s forward-thinking, whimsical creations were often worn on screen by devotees, and his impressive client list included Greta Garbo, Mae West, Rita Hayworth, Joan Crawford, Doris Duke, Ginger... [Lire la suite]


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