18 mars 2010

Selection of jewelry sold @ Sotheby's, 18 Mar 10, London

Three gem-set brooches, Van Cleef & Arpels, 1950s Each designed as a duck graduated in size, set with a cabochon emerald body, and a cabochon ruby eye, each signed Van Cleef & Arpels and numbered, French assay and maker's marks, pouch. Est. 2,500—3,500 GBP. Lot Sold 12,500 GBP Sapphire brooch, Cartier, 1963. photo courtesy Sotheby's Designed as an owl on a branch with textured feathers and an articulated head, the eyes set with cabochon sapphires, signed Cartier, maker's marks, British hallmarks for London,... [Lire la suite]
14 juin 2009

An agate figure of a rhinoceros

An agate figure of a rhinoceros with emerald-set eyes. length: 12cm, 4 3/4 in. Est. 9,000—12,000 GBP. Lot Sold 31,250 GBP Sotheby's. Russian Works of Art, Fabergé and Icons Day Sale. 10 Jun 09. London www.sothebys.com
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18 avril 2009

An Extremely Rare Russian Gilded Silver and Shaded Enamel Pictorial Punch Bowl and Ladle, Feodor Rückert, Moscow, circa 1910

An Extremely Rare Russian Gilded Silver and Shaded Enamel Pictorial Punch Bowl and Ladle, Feodor Rückert, Moscow, circa 1910 the bulbous body repoussé in high relief with legendary bogatyrs and female portrait busts in the Old Russian style, and with flying eagles encircling the base, the bogatyrs holding aloft mugs of frothing ale, all exquisitely enameled in a multitude of colors, the gilded ground with a matted finish, the shoulder of the bowl repoussé with pear-shaped lobes each enameled with a flowering plant or... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2009

A Large Russian Silver and Champlevé Enamel Bread and Salt Plate, Khlebnikov, Moscow, 1893

A Large Russian Silver and Champlevé Enamel Bread and Salt Plate, Khlebnikov, Moscow, 1893 the wide border set with shield-shaped cartouches at intervals, the remaining border enameled with strapwork and Neo-Byzantine ornament in red, blue, white, green, and black, the center applied with a shaped circular design with stylized flowerheads on eight domes within borders of light blue strapwork. diameter 62.2 cm. Est. 70,000—90,000 USD NOTE: The magnificent decoration on this piece undoubtedly leads to the conclusion that it... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2009

A Large Russian Gilded Silver and Shaded Enamel Trunk-Form Box, The Eleventh Artel, Moscow, circa 1910

A Large Russian Gilded Silver and Shaded Enamel Trunk-Form Box, The Eleventh Artel, Moscow, circa 1910 the top and sides of the unusually large trunk-form box enameled with colorful Usolsk-style blooms within scrolling foliage in forest green and brick red, the borders decorated with geometric ornament in opaque and transparent blues, greens, and oranges highlighted with applied beaded ornament and fine cables, the panels separated by larger applied cables, all against a stippled ground, the handles and clasp similarly stylized... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2009

A Russian Porcelain Hors D'Oeuvres Plate from the Raphael Service, Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St. Petersburg, Period of Nic

A Russian Porcelain Hors D'Oeuvres Plate from the Raphael Service, Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St. Petersburg, Period of Nicholas II (1894-1917) the border decorated with panels with swans and antique heads among scrolls and foliage against an iron red ground framed within delicately beaded gilt bands alternating with medallions with figures of griffins and a nude boy en grisaille against a gray ground, all of this against a celadon green ground elaborated with a leafy vine en grisaille, the handle with smaller panels... [Lire la suite]
12 avril 2009

A Continental gilt bronze and malachite desk set with the arms of the Prince of Liechtenstein, possibly Russian, circa 1840

A Continental gilt bronze and malachite desk set with the arms of the Prince of Liechtenstein, possibly Russian, circa 1840 comprising: inkwell with crown finial, chamberstick with cherub bearing a crown, bell with handle formed as a figure in Renaissance dress, and a plateau, all set with malachite panels and cabochons, each piece applied with accollé arms. length of plateau 31.8cm. Estimate 15,000—25,000 USD. Lot Sold 12,500 USD PROVENANCE: The arms are those of Aloys II, Prince of Liechtenstein (1796-1858) and his wife... [Lire la suite]