02 mai 2009

An Impressive Unheated Ceylon 32.08 carats Sapphire and Diamond Ring

An Impressive Unheated Ceylon 32.08 carats Sapphire and Diamond Ring Set with a sugarloaf cabochon unheated sapphire weighing approximately 32.08 carats, within a pavé-set diamond surround, to the polished gold half hoop, mounted in platinum, size 6 1/2.   With report no. GRS2003-03976 dated 25 March 2003 from the GRS Gem Research Swiss Lab, stating that the sapphire is natural color, no indications of thermal treatment, of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) origin. Est. CHF 38,000-50,000 Philips de Purry & Company.... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2009

Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973), Homme au mouton, mangeur de pastèque et flûtiste

Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973), Homme au mouton, mangeur de pastèque et flûtiste Executed between January 22-24, 1967. Signed Picasso and dated 22.1.67.II/23./24. Colored pencil on paper. 50 by 65 cm. Est. 500,000—700,000 USD PROVENANCE: (probably) Daniel Saidenberg Gallery, New York Private Collection (probably acquired from the above in the 1970s and sold: Sotheby's, New York, May 9, 2007, lot 320) Acquired at the above sale LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Christian Zervos, Pablo Picasso, oeuvres de 1967, vol. 25,... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2009

BUCCELLATI. An Important Emerald, Diamond and Gold Bangle

BUCCELLATI. An Important Emerald, Diamond and Gold Bangle The textured gold cuff, of pierced openwork design, decorated with circular-cut diamonds, centering upon a line of rectangular-cut emeralds, mounted in 18K yellow and white gold, diameter 6 cm.   Signed 'Buccellati' in the original blue silk Buccellati box.angular-cut emeralds, mounted in 18K yellow and white gold, diameter 6 cm.   Signed 'Buccellati' in the original blue silk Buccellati box. Est. CHF 65,000-75,000 Philips de Purry & Company.... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2009

VERDURA. A Jade and Gem-set 'Maltese' Cuff Bracelet, 1970

VERDURA. A Jade and Gem-set 'Maltese' Cuff Bracelet, 1970 Designed as a wide dark green jade cuff, centering upon a polished and matte-finished 18K gold Maltese Cross, set with cabochon amethyst, ruby, and bezel-set citrine, accented by cultured pearls,  5 1/2 cm  diameter. Circa 1970.   Signed 'Verdura'. Est. CHF 18,000-22,000 Philips de Purry & Company. Magnificent Jewels. 12 May 2009. Hotel de la Paix, 11 quai du Mont-Blanc, Geneva. jewelry@phillipsdepury.com
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02 mai 2009

Follower of Frans Snijders, A parrot perched on an abundance of fruit, including oranges, pears, grapes, prunes and a pomegranat

Follower of Frans Snijders, A parrot perched on an abundance of fruit, including oranges, pears, grapes, prunes and a pomegranate oil on canvas, a fragment. 48.4 by 31.5 cm. Est. 5,000—7,000 EUR Sotheby's. Old Master paintings. 05 May 09. Amsterdam www.sothebys.com Photo courtesy Sotheby's
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02 mai 2009

H.V. Oorschot (active in Antwerp (?) 1660), Still life of white grapes, apricots, cherries and plums in a basket,...

H.V. Oorschot (active in Antwerp (?) 1660), Still life of white grapes, apricots, cherries and plums in a basket, together with a bunch of hazelnuts on a ledge signed and dated lower left: H. V. oorschot. Fecit. 16 60. oil on canvas, laid down on panel. 50.6 by 82.3 cm. Est. 8,000—12,000 EUR NOTE: Very little is known about the artist of this fruit still life. Greindl mentions a still life in the style of Jan Davidsz. de Heem, quite similarly signed and dated F.H.V. oorschot 1651, once recorded with Leegenhoek.1 A Frans van... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2009

Magnificent Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond Ring

Magnificent Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond Ring Set to the center with a radiant-cut fancy vivid yellow diamond weighing approximately 6.02 carats, within a circular-cut yellow diamond surround and similarly-set twin hoop band, mounted in 18K yellow gold, size 6. 1/2.   With report no. 2105450247 dated 2 December 2008 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is Natural Fancy Vivid Yellow, with VS2 clarity. Est. CHF 170,000-200,000 Philips de Purry & Company. Magnificent Jewels. 12 May... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2009

DAVID WEBB, A Magnificent Suite of Coral and Diamond Jewelry

DAVID WEBB, A Magnificent Suite of Coral and Diamond Jewelry Comprising a necklace, centering upon an openwork pavé-set diamond plaque to the cabochon coral drop, to the diamond back chain, suspending a graduated cabochon coral drop fringe,  spaced by rectangular circular-cut diamond links; and a pair of earclips en suite, mounted in 18K yellow gold and platinum, necklace length 39 cm, ear pendant length 5 cm. Very good condition. necklace: 993 round brilliant-cut diamonds stated to weigh approximately 45.30 carats total,.... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2009

Jan van Kessel the Elder (Antwerp 1626 - 1679), The Eucharist: a gold chalice, a host and two silver candelabras in a stone nich

Jan van Kessel the Elder (Antwerp 1626 - 1679), The Eucharist: a gold chalice, a host and two silver candelabras in a stone niche, surrounded with bunches of grapes and corn, and a garland of roses, Morning Glory, Parrot tulips and other flowers, together with butterflies and other insects inscribed centre: EGO SVM PANIS/ VIVVS. oil on panel, stamped on the reverse with the panel maker's mark of François de Bout, who became a Master in the Antwerp Guild of Saint Luke in 1637/8. 36.9 by 27.3 cm. Est. 12,000—18,000 EUR NOTE:... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2009

Studio of Frans Pourbus the Elder (Bruges 1545/6 - 1581 Antwerp), The meeting of David and Abigail

Studio of Frans Pourbus the Elder (Bruges 1545/6 - 1581 Antwerp), The meeting of David and Abigail oil on panel. 101.8 by 157.2 cm. Est. 8,000—12,000 EUR NOTE: This is a studio version of the original by Pourbus in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna (inv. no. 1096) 1, which can be dated around 1570/80. Another version of this painting by Christiaen Jansz. van Bieselingen (circa 1557/8-1600), on loan to the Stedelijk Museum Het Prinsenhof, Delft, since 1909, shows the exact same composition, but is inferior in quality to... [Lire la suite]
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