26 novembre 2019

A very rare semi-opaque green glass peach-form box and cover with tourmaline ink palette, 18th-19th century

Lot 1221. A very rare semi-opaque green glass peach-form box and cover with tourmaline ink palette, 18th-19th century. Box 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm.) across; palette 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm.) across. Estimate $60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 200,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The emerald-green glass box and cover made in imitation of green jade and well carved in high relief with a leafy branch issuing from one side, the two leaves carved on the underside framing an inscribed mark,... [Lire la suite]

07 août 2018

Enormous 'lightning bolt' gold nugget - rarer than any diamond - to bring $100,000 at auction

Lot 72036. Gold Nugget "Lightning Bolt", Victoria, Australia; 10.63 x 2.36 x 1.43 inches (27.00 x 6.00 x 3.64 cm), 1,241 grams (39.9 oz t). Estimate: $70,000 - $100,000.  DALLAS, TX.- An enormous, 40-ounce gold nugget, nicknamed “Lightning Bolt” for its jolting, bright yellow glow and rarity beyond any diamond found on Earth, could take top lot honors in in Heritage Auctions’ Nature & Science Auction Aug. 18. The 11-inch nugget was discovered in Victoria, Australia, and experts have deemed the... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2016

A tourmaline ‘Monkey and Peach’ snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 635. A tourmaline ‘Monkey and Peach’ snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 32,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's the lustrous pink stone skilfully formed as a peach and carved with a monkey supporting the whole fruit; 4.2 cm., 1 5/8  in. Provenance: Collection of John Fell Ruckman (1901-1965), Pennsylvania.Collection of Charles V. Swain, thence by descent. Note: A tourmaline snuff bottle of similar quality from the Mary and George Bloch... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2016

A pair of tourmaline ‘lingzhi’ seals, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 511. A pair of tourmaline ‘lingzhi’ seals, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot sold 75,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's each of asymmetrical form, the green inclusions of the translucent stone cleverly worked in low relief to depict a lingzhi bloom borne on leafy stems, the top of the sides in openwork with two recumbent rams amidst further lingzhi blooms and jagged rockwork, wood stands; width 3.9 and 3 cm., 1 1/2  and 1 1/8  in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong... [Lire la suite]
16 juillet 2016

A Chinese Carved Tourmaline Necklace (1960 - 1970)

A Chinese Carved Tourmaline Necklace (1960 - 1970). Photo courtesy The Curator's The tourmalines late Qing Dynasty, the necklace circa 1960’s - China and the USA. For sale on Curatorseye.com  A magnificent necklace featuring eleven Chinese carved tourmalines ranging in color from pink, to green, yellow, and blue, all mounted in 18 karat gold on an 18 karat gold chain. Each toggle carved on both sides with auspicious symbols, including peaches (longevity), bats (happiness), lingzhi (immortality), lotus flowers... [Lire la suite]
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12 juin 2016

Tourmaline - Darra-i-Pech Pegmatite Field, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan

Tourmaline - Darra-i-Pech Pegmatite Field, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan

04 mai 2016

A pair of garnet, tourmaline, amethyst and diamond earclips, by JAR

Lot 193. A pair of garnet, tourmaline, amethyst and diamond earclips, by JAR. Estimate CHF250,000 – CHF300,000 ($263,620 - $316,344). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Centering a pear-shaped garnet, weighing approximately 24.53 carats, and a pear-shaped tourmaline, weighing approximately 28.95 carats, to the amethyst and diamond surround enhanced by diamond trefoil accents, 1995, 4.1 cm, with French assay marks for gold and silver. Signed JAR Paris Provenance: Christie's Geneva, 14 May 2012 'Jewels for Hope... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2016

Tourmaline on Cleavelandite, Brazil

Tourmaline on Cleavelandite, Brazil
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03 septembre 2015

Tourmaline, Cranberry Red Ruby Crystal, Corundum var. Sapphire, Opal, Rainbow Petrified Wood

Very deep green chrome crystal of Tourmaline. 350 ct and about 44 x 40 mm specimen. 1.7", 556ct Sharp Cranberry Red Ruby Crystal, India. Corundum var. Sapphire - Ratnapura, Ratnapura District, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka. Opal  - Tsehay Mewcha, Delanta Woreda, South Wello, Amhara Province, Ethiopia. Rainbow Petrified Wood (Araucarioxylon Arizonicum,  Triassic) - Chinle Formation, Arizona
23 août 2015

Tourmaline, Chrysocolla Slab

Tourmaline - Barra de Salinas, Coronel Murta, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil Translucent Chrysocolla Slab - Cantera Pisco, Pisco Province, Ica Department, Peru