20 mai 2011

Van Cleef & Arpels, David Webb, Cartier, Gübelin & Michele della Valle"s coral jewelry @ Sotheby's Geneva

Coral, emerald and diamond necklace/bracelet combination, Van Cleef & Arpels, 1970s. Photo Sotheby's The triple strand necklace composed of coral beads, with foliate connections accented with brilliant-cut diamonds, to a central lion's head motif set with pear-shaped emerald eyes and brilliant-cut diamonds, supporting a coral tassel, mounted in yellow gold, length approximately 400mm, detaches to form a shorter necklace and bracelet, signed Van Cleef & Arpels and numbered, pochette. Estimate 28,000—48,000 CHF. Lot Sold... [Lire la suite]
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05 février 2011

Jewellery Owned by Last Link to World of Proust and Monet for Sale at Bonhams, Edinburgh

Born in Paris in 1904, Paulette Howard-Johnston (née Helleu), who died in 2009 aged 104, was one of the 21st Century’s last links to the Belle Époque. Photo: Bonhams EDINBURGH.- Jewellery and silver belonging to the daughter of the famous French society painter Paul Cesar Helleu, one of the models for a central character in Marcel Proust’s monumental novel ‘In Search of Lost Time’ (sometimes known as ‘Remembrance of Things Past’),’ is to be auctioned at Bonhams in Edinburgh on 2 March. Born in Paris in 1904, Paulette... [Lire la suite]
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24 octobre 2010

Sterlé. An emerald and diamond dress ring. France. Circa 1950's

Sterlé. An emerald and diamond dress ring. France. Circa 1950's. photo courtesy Symbolic & Chase The central cabochon emerald, with inclusions visible to the naked eye, some surface reaching, set within an openwork basket accented with circular-cut emeralds and diamonds, between triangular shoulders set with single-cut diamonds, to a graduated fluted band. Signed Sterlé Paris. Price $23,000 Symbolic & Chase, 30 Old Bond Street, London UK, W1S4QQ. Phone: 02074999902 - E-Mail: info@symbolicchase.com
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17 juillet 2010

Highly Collectible Nardi Blackamoor. Italy, ca. 1950s

Highly Collectible Nardi Blackamoor. Italy, ca. 1950s. photo by 1stdibs 18k Gold, Jet ruby, Emerald, Ebony and Diamonds, height: 5.08 cm (2 in.) width/length: 3.17 cm (1.3 in.). Price $8,500 Guilio Nardi, founder of the renowned Venetian jewelry house of the same name, first started to design blackamoors in the early 1920s. Since then these brooches, depicting a Moor’s head and shoulders, have become the house’s trademark. With an emerald in his gold and diamond turban and a ruby necklace embellishing his gold... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2010

Nardi's Bejeweled "Friendly Ogre". Italy, ca. 1950's

Nardi's Bejeweled "Friendly Ogre". Italy, ca. 1950's. photo by 1stdibs This bejeweled "friendly ogre" is characteristic of Nardi's playful designs. His hat, beard, and earrings are set with rubies and the hat is further ornamented with dangling emeralds. His nostrils are sapphires. The reverse is a gold carving of a male and female nude seen from the back. The large pendent (2.5 inches long) hangs from a black silk cord. height: 11 in. Price $8,500 Primavera Gallery NY, 210 11th Ave... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2010

Yellow gold & ruby 'Moretto' brooch by Nardi. Italy, circa 1950s

Yellow gold & ruby 'Moretto' brooch by Nardi. Italy, circa 1950s. photo by Hancocks Intricate 'Moretto' brooch with carved chalcedony head and yellow gold openwork body and headpiece, enhanced with millegrain-set circular-cut rubies Nardi, circa 1950s.  From top of head-piece to bottom of bust 48mm x 38mm x 18mm. Price $6,500 Nardi have always specialised in producing what they call 'Moretto' brooches. These are said to represent the historic emblem of Venice. All these Nardi brooches are unique, their jackets and... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2010

Two Nardi Blackamoor Clips, Italy, 1940 & 1950s @ Vendome Inc

Emerald & Diamond Nardi Blackamoor Clip, Italy, 1940. photo Vendome Inc 18kt pink gold Blackamoor brooch, set with emerald and diamonds, height: 1-1/8 - width/length: 1-3/4. NARDI (partial signature). Price  contact dealer Nardi Blackamoor, Italy, 1950s.  photo Vendome Inc Gold, Silver, Diamond,garnet, & ebony Blackamoor, signed G. Nardi. Diamond weight approx. 4.25 cts. height: 2" - width/length: 1-1/4". Price  contact dealer Vendome Inc. 1187 Coast Village Rd Santa Barbara CA,... [Lire la suite]
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04 juillet 2010

CARTIER PARIS Superb Carved Coral Diamond and Emerald Turtle Pin. France, 1950c.

CARTIER PARIS Superb Carved Coral Diamond and Emerald Turtle Pin. France, 1950c. photo by Macklowe Gallery A superb rare Cartier Paris pin of a nineteenth century carved coral serpent resting upon a rock adapted by Cartier into a mythological serpent wrapped around a turtle and mounted in gold set with diamonds and emeralds. Signed Cartier Paris and numbered. Price $97,000 An exceptional example of Cartier jewels illustrated in 'Amazing Cartier' Flammarion, chapter 'Chimeras, Crocodiles and other Reptiles'. Macklowe... [Lire la suite]
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11 avril 2010

Buccellati jewelry @ Phillips de Pury & Company New York, 21 April 2010

Buccellati, A Sapphire and Diamond Bracelet. photo courtesy Phillips de Pury & Company Designed as a brushed yellow gold hinged cuff, set with a three oval-cut sapphires, within pierced openwork lozenge-shaped detail, mounted in 18k white and yellow gold, 2 1/4 inches diameter. Signed 'M.Buccellati' - ESTIMATE $18,000-20,000 Buccellati, A Gold and Diamond Bracelet, 1960. photo courtesy Phillips de Pury & Company Designed as a woven gold openwork band, accented by circular-cut diamonds, mounted in 18K... [Lire la suite]
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31 janvier 2010

18K and Gemstone Chinese Foo Dog Brooch, USA, 1950's

18K and Gemstone Chinese Foo Dog Brooch, USA, 1950's Fantastic Stylized Foo Dog Brooch. Cast and engraved Gold with diamonds, rubies and sapphires. Beautiful hand finishing to the gold. Price $5,000 Dragonette LTD. 711 N. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles CA, 90069. Phone: 310-855-9091 - E-Mail: dragonette@mac.com
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