16 mai 2011

Seven watches, 18th & 19th century for the Chinese market

Bovet, Fleurier. A rare gold and enamel open faced centre seconds duplex watch made for the Chinese market . Circa 1835, no 523. Photo Sotheby's   • duplex movement with engraved and damascened with blued steel and gilt foliate decoration, Chinese calibre with mirror polished wheel train and bridges, standing barrel, three-arm balance with wedge shaped blued steel weights, flat balance spring and index regulator, signed Bovet, Fleurier • white enamel dial, Roman numerals, outer track minutes/seconds divisions,... [Lire la suite]
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16 mai 2011

Four watches made for the Indian market, from 1890 to 1920 @ Sotheby's Geneva, 15 may 2011

A rare gold, enamel, hunting cased minute repeating watch with noble portrait, made for the Indian market, circa 1920. Photo Sotheby's   • gilt lever movement, cut bi-metallic balance, jewelled to the centre, two hammers striking on a gong for the repeating mechanism, gold cuvette • white enamel dial, Roman numerals, outer track for the minute indication, subsidiary seconds • the front cover with enamel plaque representing His Highness the Maharaja of Patiala, border surrounded by engraved floral arabesques, the band... [Lire la suite]
06 mai 2011

Henri Dasson (1825 - 1896), A gilt-bronze mounted Imari porcelain clock. Paris, circa 1890, the Japanese Imari porcelain late 17

Henri Dasson (1825 - 1896), A gilt-bronze mounted Imari porcelain clock. Paris, circa 1890, the Japanese Imari porcelain late 17th/early 18th century. Photo Sotheby's the white enamel dial signed HRY DASSON, the movement stamped VILLARD A PARIS and numbered 2664; 61.5 cm. Estimate 6,000—8,000 USD. Lot Sold 7,500 USD Sotheby's. 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Ceramics, Silver & Works of Art, 15 Apr 11, New York www.sothebys.com
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06 mai 2011

A pair of Viellard & Co. turquoise glazed chinoiserie archaistic ceramic vases and stands. Bordeaux, circa 1890

A pair of Viellard & Co. turquoise glazed chinoiserie archaistic ceramic vases and stands. Bordeaux, circa 1890, retailed by Maison de L' Escalier de Cristal. Photo Sotheby's each in the shape of a bronze GU decorated with stylized mask, the underside stamped J. VIELLARD & CO. / BORDEAUX and numbered 262, each stand with the original label reading Maison de L'escalier de Cristal / Pannier-Lahoche & Co. / 1, Rue Auber & Rue Scribe, 6, [En face le Grand Opera]; 44 cm; 37 cm; 18 cm. Estimate 5,000—7,000... [Lire la suite]
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06 mai 2011

Frederick Goodall, R.A. (British, 1822-1904), Mrs. Charles Kettlewell.

Frederick Goodall, R.A. (British, 1822-1904), Mrs. Charles Kettlewell. Photo Sotheby's oil on canvas, signed with the artist's monogram FG and dated 1890 (lower left), 223.5 by 135 cm. Estimate 100,000—150,000 USD. Lot Sold 104,500 USD PROVENANCE: Sale: Sotheby's, London, March 11, 1998, lot 158, illustratedPrivate Collection, Texas EXHIBITED: London, Royal Academy, 1891, no. 188 LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Cecil Howard, ed., Dramatic Notes- A Yearbook of the Stage, vol 12-13, June 1891, p. 115"The Royal Academy," The Speaker,... [Lire la suite]
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30 avril 2011

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

Platinum, Emerald and Diamond Ring, Harry Winston, Circa 1955. Photo Sotheby's The square emerald-cut emerald weighing 16.93 carats, flanked by tapered baguette diamonds, size 5½, unsigned. With signed box. Estimate 800,000—1,000,000 USD. Lot Sold 1,874,500 USD Accompanied by AGL report no. CS 42210 stating that the emerald is of Colombian origin, clarity enhancement: insignificant. Together with a copy of proof of purchase from Harry Winston, dated May 23, 1980. Platinum, Emerald and Diamond Ring. Photo Sotheby's The... [Lire la suite]
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06 novembre 2010

A Fabergé Diamond-Set Carved Bloodstone Parasol Handle, Workmaster Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg, circa 1890

A Fabergé Diamond-Set Carved Bloodstone Parasol Handle, Workmaster Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg, circa 1890. photo courtesy Sotheby's the curved bloodstone handle carved with scrolling flowers, foliage, and rocaille, the end set with a single diamond, the collar set with a band of circular-cut diamonds; length 2 1/8 in. Estimate 8,000—12,000 USD. Lot Sold 11,250 USD marked with workmaster's initials and 56 standard PROVENANCE: Christie's, October 5, 1983, lot 441, illustrated p. 151. Sotheby's. Important Russian... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2010

Three Fabergé Carved Rock Crystal, Gold, Enamel and Diamond Parasol Handles

Fabergé Carved Rock Crystal, Gold, Enamel and Diamond Parasol Handle, Workmaster Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg, circa 1890. photo courtesy Sotheby's the carved rock crystal handle of T-shape, the collar enameled pink over a wavy guilloché ground and set with undulating bands of rose-cut diamonds and intertwined bands of chased gold laurel leaves, the upper and lower borders with bands of leaves enameled green interspersed with diamonds and circles of opaque white enamel; height 2 1/2 in. (excluding screw) - Estimate... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2010

A Fabergé Carved Agate, Gold and Enamel Gardening Knife, Workmaster Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg, circa 1890

A Fabergé Carved Agate, Gold and Enamel Gardening Knife, Workmaster Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg, circa 1890. photo courtesy Sotheby's the handle carved as a snail climbing a stem with the shell serving as the knop, with a gold collar and a longer, multicolored matt enamel collar in gold cagework and a steel blade; length 4 1/8 in. (excluding blade) - Estimate 40,000—60,000 USD Lot Sold 140,500 USD marked with workmaster's initials, Fabergé in Cyrillic, and 56 standard, also with scratched inventory number 1301 ... [Lire la suite]
01 octobre 2010

Annam - ordre du Kim Khanh, ordre du Dragon d'Annam & Médaille militaire

Annam, ordre du Kim Khanh.  insigne de 3e classe du règne de Bao Daï (1926-1945) en or, anneau de suspension, manque les pampilles. Hauteur: 37 mm - Largeur: 67 mm. TTB - Estimation : 500 / 600 € Annam - ordre du Dragon d'Annam. ondé en 1886, insigne d'officier à titre militaire en bronze doré et émail, ruban rouge à bordure jaune à rosette. On joint un insigne français des blessés en bronze doré et émail, avec deux étoiles sur le ruban. Hauteur: 90 mm - Largeur: 50 mm. SUP - Estimation : 100 / 150 € Annam -... [Lire la suite]
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