02 mai 2011

Pair of 18 Karat Gold, Silver, Diamond, Sapphire and Emerald Earclips, JAR, Paris, 1998

Pair of 18 Karat Gold, Silver, Diamond, Sapphire and Emerald Earclips, JAR, Paris, 1998.  Photo Sotheby's The stylized hoops set with marquise-shaped diamonds weighing approximately 8.50 carats, accented by round sapphires and emeralds, maker's marks. Estimate 100,000—200,000 USD. Lot Sold 326,500 USD EXHIBITED: The Jewels of JAR, Paris, Somerset House, London, 2002-2003. NOTE: Illustrated in JAR, Joel Rosenthal and Pierre Jeannet, Art Books International, Paris, 2002, plate 378. Sotheby's.. Magnificent Jewels, 14 Apr... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2011

Tang dynasty parcel-gilt silver, silver and gilt-bronze @ Christie's London

A magnificent rare parcel-gilt silver lobed bowl and cover. Tang dynasty (618-907). Photo Christies 2011 Ltd The bowl divided into five lobes by raised ridges, each lobe superbly engraved and gilt with floral and fruit clusters amidst luscious foliage, the interior with a central medallion enclosing large blooms and fruit surrounded by feathery leaves, the gently everted rim engraved and gilt with a band of overlapping petals, the exterior mirroring the decoration to the interior, the gently domed cover with a central medallion... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2011

Verdura jewelry @ Sotheby's.. Magnificent Jewels, 14 Apr 11, New York

Two-Color Gold, Diamond and Colored Diamond Ring, Verdura. Photo Sotheby's Of bombé form set in the center with a round diamond of fancy yellow-brown color weighing 10.53 carats, framed by round diamonds of brown, orange and yellow hues weighing approximately 2.80 carats, accented by round near colorless diamonds weighing approximately 2.75 carats, size 5½, signed Verdura. Estimate 75,000—100,000 USD. Lot Sold 98,500 USD Accompanied by GIA report no. 2125860483 stating that the 10.53 carat diamond is Fancy Yellow-Brown,... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2011

"Illuminating the Serenissima: Books of the Republic of Venice" @ Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Commissione of Doge Francesco Donato to Vincenzo Gritti as Lieutenant of Udine, 1546. leone andante, St. Vincent Ferrer, Latin inscription reading ‘I Francesco Donato, by the grace of God, Doge of Venice, etc’, putti raising the Gritti family arms, antique armor and trophies. Paint and gold paint on vellum, height 24 cm by width 17 cm by depth 4 cm (closed). BOSTON, MA.- From May 3 to June 19, visitors to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum are invited to take a closer look at seven Venetian manuscripts from the museum’s extensive... [Lire la suite]
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