12 juillet 2011

Mariano Fortuny Pink Coral Stencilled Velvet Long Coat

Mariano Fortuny Pink Coral Stencilled Velvet Long Coat. Photo Vintage Luxury Silk, velvet ,metallic pigments.. Pattern: Nicolo and Pomegranates. Length 46". Sleeve 30". Hem 70". Price contact dealer Fortunys coats take their inspiration from a myrid of references,renaissance ,persian,arabic .These are often elaborately decorated in historical motifs surprisingly unrelated to the cut itself.The hand stenciling is done with real silver metallic pigments aged to a mellow, burnished color. Fortuny built his stenciled pieces layer... [Lire la suite]
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18 juin 2011

A carved coral snuff bottle.

A carved coral snuff bottle. Photo Bonhams The baluster body with a flat lip and recessed oval footrim, carved on one side with a deer and bat reversed by Shoulao holding a staff suspending a double gourd, mock lion mask and ring handles to each side, the stone an even deep color with occasional white flecks; 2 1/4in (5.8 cm) high. Etimate: US$2,000 - 3,000   Property from the Norman Stiller Collection, San Francisco, California Bonhams. Fine Asian Art, 21 Jun 2011, San Francisco www.bonhams.com
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16 juin 2011

An art deco laque burgauté and coral box, Cartier, circa 1925

An art deco laque burgauté and coral box, Cartier, circa 1925. Photo Bonhams designed on both sides as a landscape scene with Chinese scholars and attendants, accentuated by scalloped-shaped coral corners;signed Cartier Paris Londres New York, no. 05637; mounted in eighteen karat gold and silver; gross weight approximately: 99.8 grams; dimensions: 3 x 3 x 5/8in. (some loss to mother-of-pearl and lacquer, some fissures, some coral deficient). Sold for US$24,400 :Note: Much of the jewelry and objects created in Paris during... [Lire la suite]
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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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09 mai 2011

René Boivin jewelry @ Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. 14 Apr 11. New York

18 Karat Gold and Diamond 'Tulip' Double-Clip Brooch, René Boivin, France, Circa 1940.  Photo Sotheby's The polished gold flowers designed as tulips set throughout with rose-cut diamonds, maker's mark for Boivin, French assay marks, flowers detach to be worn separately. Estimate 25,000—35,000 USD. Lot Sold 40,625 USD NOTE: A similar brooch is illustrated in René Boivin: Jeweller, Françoise Cailles, p. 229. The tulip clip is a true signature design of the House of Boivin. When many French firms moved away from naturalism in... [Lire la suite]
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26 février 2011

Chinese Coral Figural Group, 19th Century

Chinese Coral Figural Group, 19th Century. photo courtesy Doyle New York Carved as a woman dressed in a leaf tunic holding a lotus leaf above her head, beside a tree trunk and blossoming peony tree, fitted wood box, wood stand. Height 7 inches. Crack through female midsection extending through the peonies, restoration to two peony flowers, crack reglued  Estimate $2,000-4,000 Doyle New York. Asian Works of Art. Monday, March 21, 2011 www.doylenewyork.com
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23 février 2011

Coral jewelry @ Doyle New York

Indian Silver, Gold, Foiled-Back Diamond and Coral Bead Fringe Necklace . Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York  Rose-cut & table-cut diamonds. With adjustable woven black cord. Estimate $1,500-2,000 Unsold Double Strand Coral Bead Necklace with Gold and Coral Cameo Pendant. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York 22 kt., gold, coral beads ap. 3.6 to 3.4 mm., pendant signed Steve Schultz. Length 17 1/2 inches. Coral: medium orange. Beads slightly out of round. Good condition. Estimate $400-600. Sold for $1,250 Pair... [Lire la suite]
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23 février 2011

Pair of Gold, Shell and Coral Earclips, Seaman Schepps

Pair of Gold, Shell and Coral Earclips, Seaman Schepps. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York  Signed P.S.V.OF, Seaman Schepps, ap. 15.4 dwt. Clip-backs. 1 x 1 1/8". Estimate $1,500-2,000. Sold for $2,250. Doyle New York. Fine Jewelry and Contents of Abandoned Safe Deposit Boxes from Bank of America. Tuesday, February 22, 2011 www.doylenewyork.com
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23 février 2011

Chinese coral carvings, 20th century.

A carved coral study of a dragon. 20th Century. photo courtesy Bonhams The intricately worked branch of coral terminating as a many whiskered dragon head at one end and a feathered tail at the other, the sides carved as individual scales amongst ruyi-shaped cloud tufts. 15 1/2in (39.5cm) long - Estimate: $1,000 - 1,500 A pair of coral figural carvings. 20th Century. photo courtesy Bonhams Including one of Budai portrayed with gleeful expression in loose fitting robes with his eponymous sack slung over his... [Lire la suite]
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03 février 2011

18 Karat Gold, Coral, Lapis Lazuli, Emerald and Diamond Brooch, David Webb.

18 Karat Gold, Coral, Lapis Lazuli, Emerald and Diamond Brooch, David Webb. photo Sotheby's The top composed of a carved coral segment depicting putti and an eagle set with round diamonds, supporting a pear-shaped cabochon lapis lazuli accented by round diamonds, and a carved coral flower suspending an emerald bead drop measuring approximately 21.0 by 14.0 mm., signed Webb. Estimate 10,000—15,000 USD. Lot Sold 25,000 USD Sotheby's. Important Jewels, 02 Feb 11, New York www.sothebys.com
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