11 novembre 2010

One of Only 19 Fabergé Snuff-Boxes with Portrait of Emperor Nicholas II Offered by Christie's

The snuff-box was presented to the Turkish diplomat, Turkhan Pasha (1846-1927), in December 1913. Estimate: £400,000-600,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 LONDON.- Christie’s upcoming Russian Works of Art sale on 29 November 2010 will be led by an important jewelled vari-coloured gold and guilloché enamelled Imperial presentation snuff-box, marked Fabergé, with the workmaster’s mark of Henrik Wigström. It was presented to the Turkish diplomat, Turkhan Pasha (1846-1927), in December 1913 on behalf of Emperor Nicholas II... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2010

Fabergé Diamond-Set Carved Emerald, Gold and Enamel Parasol Handle, Workmaster Henrik Wigström, St. Petersburg, circa 1910

Fabergé Diamond-Set Carved Emerald, Gold and Enamel Parasol Handle, Workmaster Henrik Wigström, St. Petersburg, circa 1910. photo courtesy Sotheby's the carved and polished emerald with a collar of pale peach transparent enamel over a finely ridged guilloché ground mounted en cage within repeating arrows, the upper and middle bands set with diamonds, the lower band with two-color gold laurel leaves; height 2 1/2 in. (excluding screw) - Estimate 15,000—20,000 USD. Lot Sold 37,500 USD marked with workmaster's initials... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2010

A Fabergé Diamond-Studded Carved Nephrite Parasol Handle, Workmaster Henrik Wigström, St. Petersburg, circa 1904-1908

A Fabergé Diamond-Studded Carved Nephrite Parasol Handle, Workmaster Henrik Wigström, St. Petersburg, circa 1904-1908. photo courtesy Sotheby's the carved nephrite handle tau-shaped and set with sixteen circular-cut diamonds, the collar with a band of rose diamonds; length 3 in. - Estimate 10,000—15,000 USD. Lot Sold 15,000 USD marked with workmaster's initials and 56 standard, also with scratched inventory number 5446 PROVENANCE: Sotheby's, New York, December 16 and 17, 1982, lot 210. Sotheby's. Important Russian... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2010

A Rare Fabergé Carved Smoky Quartz, Gold and Enamel Figural Parasol Handle, Workmaster Henrik Wigström, St. Petersburg, 1910

A Rare Fabergé Carved Smoky Quartz, Gold and Enamel Figural Parasol Handle, Workmaster Henrik Wigström, St. Petersburg, circa 1910. photo courtesy Sotheby's the smoky quartz handle depicting a naked cherub clinging to the top of a baluster-shaped handle with a pattern of trailing vines, mounted with a collar in translucent salmon pink enamel over a wavy guilloché ground within two-color gold laurel bands; height 3 1/4 in. - Estimate 40,000—60,000 USD. Lot Sold 68,500 USD with workmaster's initials and 56 standard ... [Lire la suite]
29 octobre 2009

Sotheby's Auctioning Russian Rarity Discovered in Arizona

Peter the Great: a rare russian award portrait miniature with diamonds, early 18th century. Height 3 1/2 in. 8.9 cm. Est. 80,000 - 120,000 USD. photo Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY (AP).- A miniature portrait of Czar Peter the Great in a diamond-encrusted frame — owned for decades by an Arizona family that didn't realize its historic significance — is going on the auction block. The rare Russian treasure will be offered Monday at Sotheby's. Its presale estimate is $80,000 to $120,000. The estate of the original owner,... [Lire la suite]