27 mars 2017

Major donation of Fabergé acquired for the nation and allocated to the V&A

Johann Christian Neuber, Snuff box, gold with specimen stones, Dresden, c. 1785-90 (c) Victoria and Albert Museum, London LONDON.- Nine superb works by Carl Fabergé and two by the eighteenth-century goldsmith, Johann Christian Neuber, have been donated to the Victoria and Albert Museum by Nicholas Snowman OBE from the Kenneth and Sallie Snowman Collection under the Cultural Gifts Scheme. The Scheme was introduced by the Government in 2013 as a major initiative to encourage life-time giving to UK public collections.... [Lire la suite]

19 janvier 2017

XVIIth century & XVIIIth century's Rings, Philippe d’Arschot at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017

Ring, France, begin of the XVIIIth century. Yellow gold, seven rubis and four diamonds. Philippe d’Arschot at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. Ring, France or Low-Countries, second half of the XVIIth century. Yellow gold, seven diamants. Philippe d’Arschot at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. Exhibition: Een eeuw van schittering, Anvers, Diamantmuseum, 1993, p. 178. Ring, Spain or Portugal, last quarter of the XVIIth century. Yellow gold and nine table cut emeralds. Philippe d’Arschot at Brafa Art... [Lire la suite]
20 décembre 2016

Ring, English, 15th century

Lot 2. Ring, English, 15th century. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 17,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's  inscribed in Gothic script on the outside of the bezel: kar bien . et . male . toutdy . ne . dure (As good and evil always endure) and on the inside of the bezel: + Coies Imale . en . nostre . coer (Quiet the evil in our heart), and traces of enamel - gold, set with a sapphire - ring size: Q - exterior diameter: 22mm., 7/8 in.. ... [Lire la suite]
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15 mars 2016

A small pale greyish greenish-white jade ring, huan, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8)

Lot 923, A small pale greyish greenish-white jade ring, huan, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8). Estimate USD 10,000 ~ 15,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Each side is crisply carved with a field of comma spirals between raised plain borders at the inner and outer edges. The semi-translucent stone is well-polished and has opaque ivory-colored alteration on one side and patches of the same alteration and some brown alteration on the reverse. 2 ¼ in. (5.7 cm.) diam., box Provenance: B. K .Wong,... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2016

Ring, Netherlands, c. 1670 - c. 1690

Ring, Netherlands, c. 1670 - c. 1690, gold, diamond, enamel, d 3.2 cm × d 2.2 cm. BK-NM-5750. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Ring of silver or gold. In the middle a large cut stone, surrounded by six smaller ones.
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18 janvier 2016

Ring, Netherlands, c. 1700

Ring, Netherlands, c. 1700, silver, diamond, d 1.8cm. BK-NM-5754. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Ring of silver. With five stones together.
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22 janvier 2013

Ring, Italy?, 16th-early 17th century, gold, turquoise and rock crystals.

Ring, Italy?, 16th-early 17th century, gold, turquoise and rock crystals.  Mined in Persia, turquoise is a soft porous mineral that has not survived the centuries well and is easily discolored even by the oils from the skin. It was highly prized in the Middle Ages for its talismanic virtues, promising contentment to the wearer, as well as protection against illness, drowning, poisoning, or having an accident while horseback riding...
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08 juin 2010

Two Central Javanese Period Gold Rings @ Theresa McCullough

Ring. Java, Central Javanese Period, 9th century. Solid cast and repoussé gold. Height: 1 ¼ in (3.2 cm) © Theresa McCullough Price on application Provenance: American Collection, purchased New York art market, 1995. A gold ring with a cast band, enlarged at the shoulders, and decorated with stylized floral motifs with central nagas, finished with a row of granulation in an oval shape to accommodate the bezel, which is elaborately formed with a cast moulded flange secured with two rows of coiled gold wire, and a... [Lire la suite]
12 avril 2010

David Webb jewelry @ Phillips de Pury & Company

David Webb, A Diamond and Yellow Gold Brooch. photo courtesy Phillips de Pury & Company Designed as a pavé-set diamond flowerhead, accented by polished gold wirework, centering upon a pavé-set diamond sphere, mounted in 18K yellow gold and platinum, length 2 inches.   Signed 'Webb' for David Webb - ESTIMATE $10,000-12,000 David Webb, A Multi-Gem and Diamond Bracelet. photo courtesy Phillips de Pury & Company Designed as a polished gold hinged cuff, set to the center with a cabochon emerald, ruby and... [Lire la suite]
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11 avril 2010

Buccellati jewelry @ Phillips de Pury & Company New York, 21 April 2010

Buccellati, A Sapphire and Diamond Bracelet. photo courtesy Phillips de Pury & Company Designed as a brushed yellow gold hinged cuff, set with a three oval-cut sapphires, within pierced openwork lozenge-shaped detail, mounted in 18k white and yellow gold, 2 1/4 inches diameter. Signed 'M.Buccellati' - ESTIMATE $18,000-20,000 Buccellati, A Gold and Diamond Bracelet, 1960. photo courtesy Phillips de Pury & Company Designed as a woven gold openwork band, accented by circular-cut diamonds, mounted in 18K... [Lire la suite]
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