28 août 2017

Achaemenid Gold Bracelet with Inlaid Termini in the Form of Seated Ducks, mid-6th-4th century B.C.E.

Achaemenid Gold Bracelet with Inlaid Termini in the Form of Seated Ducks, mid-6th-4th century B.C.E. Gold with lapis lazuli, turquoise, onyx, and rock crystal inlay, mid-6th-4th century B.C.E., W. 10.5 cm. © Miho Museum The jeweler of this bracelet chose ducks as terminal figures and combined them with a rather heavy looking circlet that can be opened. The ducks were fashioned separately, and all the feathers and the eyes were originally characterized by inlays. The ducks' bills are not preserved. The birds are fixed to a single... [Lire la suite]

11 juillet 2017

A turquoise, enamel and gold necklace, by Louis Comfort Tiffany, Tiffany & Co

Lot 149. A turquoise, enamel and gold necklace, by Louis Comfort Tiffany, Tiffany & Co. Estimate: USD 30,000-USD 50,000. Price realised USD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Suspending a rectangular green and blue champlevé enamel plaque, centering upon an oval turquoise cabochon, to the finelink double-strand neckchain, set with turquoise cabochon and ancient Egyptian lotus motif enamel links, circa 1910, 15 ins., mounted in gold. Signed Tiffany & Co. Provenance: The... [Lire la suite]
03 juillet 2017

Turquoise frog, Shang dynasty

Turquoise frog, Shang dynasty. Excavated in Tengzhou, Shangdong province, China.
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09 mai 2017

Turquoise, sapphire and diamond demi-parure, M. Gérard

Lot 161. Turquoise, sapphire and diamond demi-parure, M. Gérard. Estimate 82,000 — 142,000 CHF. Photo: Sotheby's.  Comprising: a necklace set with turquoise cabochons, cabochon sapphires and brilliant-cut diamonds, length approximately 600mm, and a pair of ear clips; each signed M. Gerard, numbered, French assay and maker's marks.  Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Sessions 1 and 2, Genève, 16 mai 2017, 10:30 AM
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12 octobre 2016

Bitter melons, 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Bitter melons, 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Turquoise. H. 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm). Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.913) © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 
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11 juillet 2016

Rare rocher de lettré en turquoise, Chine, XVIIIe-XIXe siècle

Lot 49. Rare rocher de lettré en turquoise, Chine, XVIIIe-XIXe siècle. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 €. Lot sold 23,750  €. Photo Sotheby's de forme naturaliste à l'imitation des rochers naturellement érodés, la pierre présentant de belles veines naturelles, sur un socle en bois imitant une feuille de lotus (2) - 11 cm; 4 3/8  in. An unusual turquoise matrix scholar's rock, Qing dynasty, 18th/19th century Provenance: Collection of Mme Florine Langweil (1861-1958), Paris (no. 266).Sale... [Lire la suite]

15 mai 2016

Turquoise, sapphire, emerald and diamond bracelet, Van Cleef & Arpels, 1960s

Lot 384. Turquoise, sapphire, emerald and diamond bracelet, Van Cleef & Arpels, 1960s. Estimate 96,000 — 145,000 CHF (87,736 - 132,518 EUR). Photo Sotheby's.  Of floral design, set with cabochon turquoise, emeralds and sapphires within gold corded wires, and brilliant-cut diamonds, length approximately 175mm, signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered, French assay and maker's marks.  Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Geneva, 17 May 2016, 10:00... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2015

A turquoise 'scholar's rock' (gongshi), Qing dynasty

Lot 45. A turquoise 'scholar's rock' (gongshi), Qing dynasty. Estimate 8,000 — 10,000 USD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. vertically orientated, carved in imitation of a scholar's rock and evokative of mountain peaks, the turquoise matrix with an uneven surface and pierced with large circular openings, ridges and jagged protrusions. Height 4 7/8  in., 12.4 cm Provenance: Ji Zhen Zhai Collection.  Bibliography: Fang Jing Pei, Treasures of the Chinese Scholar, New York,... [Lire la suite]
02 juin 2015

Le Jardin Exotique: Farah Khan jewellery new collection for summer 2015

Turquoise, tsavorite and diamond Farah Khan earrings in yellow gold from the new Le Jardin Exotique collection. A magnificent Farah Khan ruby cuff shaped like a dragon in yellow gold with emeralds and diamonds, from the new Le Jardin Exotique collection. A multi-finger kyanite, rubellite and diamond Farah Khan ring in yellow gold from the new Le Jardin Exotique summer jewellery collection. Farah Khan Le Jardin Exotique cabochon emerald, blue sapphire and diamond earrings in yellow gold. Parrot armlet in yellow gold with... [Lire la suite]
18 février 2015

Gold, turquoise, garnet and diamond necklace and turquoise and seed pearl bangle, 1850s

Gold, turquoise, garnet and diamond necklace and turquoise and seed pearl bangle, 1850s. Estimate 5,500 — 7,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. Comprising: a necklace designed as an articulated serpent set with cabochon turquoise, the head decorated with rose diamonds and garnet eyes, length approximately 400mm, inscribed J.R.C & M.A.C 1856-1906; and a hinged bangle set with graduated lines of turquoise and seed pearls, suspending a heart-shaped turquoise locket, inner circumference... [Lire la suite]