14 février 2014

18th century jewelry at S. J. Phillips Ltd.

18th century diamond six petal flowerhead brooch, c.1770. Photo S. J. Phillips Ltd. centred by an oval rose cut diamond cluster, to slightly curved petals of pointed drop outline, pave set with lines of cushion cut diamonds, diamond line spurs between, close set in silver. Width 5.5cm / 2 1/8'' - Weight: 38.5g. Price range: £20,000-£50,000 18th century chrysolite ribbon bow and drop brooch-pendant, Portuguese c.1770. Photo S. J. Phillips Ltd. the double ribbon tied bow of openwork design, the loops centred by trailing... [Lire la suite]

09 février 2014

Spanish, last quarter 17th century and later pendant with a baroque pearl in the form of a hippocamp

Spanish, last quarter 17th century and later pendant with a baroque pearl in the form of a hippocamp. Photo Sotheby's pearl and enamelled gold; 5.7cm., 2¼in. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. LOT SOLD. 9,375 GBP The attractive enamelled gold frame from this pendant is very close to another belonging to the Hispanic Society of America, New York (Muller, op. cit. pp. 127-9, fig. 203). Such frames are believed to have been made in the Mediterranean regions of Spain. RELATED LITERATURE: P. E. Muller, Jewels in Spain 1500-1800, New York,... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2013

Spanish, second half 16th century, Pendant crucifix

Spanish, second half 16th century, Pendant crucifix. Photo courtesy Sotheby's  the cross with a cartellino inscribed: INRI in black enamel, enamelled gold with pearls: 7.2cm., 2 7/8 in overall. Estimation 3,000 — 4,000 GBP The goldsmith who made this beautiful crucifix has succeeded in creating a wonderful play of textures that would have captivated the Renaissance patron. In his attempt to represent a naturalistic cross, he has successfully employed several virtuoso techniques, which include enamelling the cut-off branches... [Lire la suite]
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24 novembre 2013

Spanish, late 16th century, Pendant in the form of a mermaid

Spanish, late 16th century, Pendant in the form of a mermaid. Photo courtesy Sotheby's  enamelled gold, set with a Baroque pearl, adorned with smaller pearls, suspended from a later metal pin; 7cm., 2 3/4 in. (excluding pin). Estimation 4,000 — 6,000 GBP The use of the Baroque pearl demonstrates the skill of the jeweller to adapt nature to a work of art. Such pendants were popular from the second half of the 16th century, in particular in Spain, Germany and the Netherlands. A very similar pendant was sold in these rooms on 17... [Lire la suite]
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05 août 2013

Detail. Late 16th century Spanish ensemble

Detail. Late 16th century Spanish ensemble
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25 juillet 2013

Ensemble, late 16th century. Spanish

Ensemble, late 16th century, Spanish, silk, linen; a) 17 x 43in. (43.2 x 109.2cm) b) 35 1/4 x 69in. (89.5 x 175.3cm) c) 28 3/4 x 48in. (73 x 121.9cm). Fletcher Fund, 1925. 25.118a–c. The Metropolitan Museum of Art © 2000–2013 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 


25 juillet 2013

Back on 17th century jewelry at Christie's. ANTIQUE & COLLECTABLE JEWELLERY. 6 November 2007

A 17th century Spanish gold and emerald ring. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2007 The cruciform bezel set with square-cut foiled emeralds with spur design divisions, circa 1650, finger size - H1/2 . Estimate £2,000 - £3,000. Price Realized £4,750 The following lot was recovered from the wreck of the Nuestra Senora De Esperanza which went down in 1658 at Banco Misteriosa west of Cuba.The Nuestra Senora De Esperanza was a Spanish galleon captained by Luis de Porras and owned by Sir Padro Arias Maldonado of Seville. She weighed 650... [Lire la suite]
19 février 2013

A rare pair of Spanish or Portuguese gold and amethyst earrings, 1st half of 18th ct

A rare pair of Spanish or Portuguese gold and amethyst earrings, 1st half of 18th ct. Photo Nagel Auktionen Tog.c. 35g. L. 11,5 cm - Minor restorations and additions. Estimate 3500 € Provenance: South German private collection. A similar pair to these earrings but with hessonite stones in the collection of the Jewellery Museum at Pforzheim.  Nagel Auktionen. February 20th 2013. www.auction.de
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17 juillet 2012

Spanish Hebrew Bible, Solsona, Catalonia, Spain, 1384.

Spanish Hebrew Bible, Solsona, Catalonia, Spain, 1384. Tetragrammaton BL King’s MS I, f. 2r.  © The British Library Board
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09 juin 2012

Pendant in the form of a seated cat Date: late 16th–early 17th century

Pendant in the form of a seated cat Date: late 16th–early 17th century Culture: Spanish, probably Medium: Baroque pearl with enameled gold mounts and with pendant pearls Dimensions: H. 2-1/16 in. (5.2 cm) Classification: Metalwork-Gold Credit Line: The Jack and Belle Linsky Collection, 1982 Accession Number: 1982.60.391.
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