26 juin 2010

Pair of Imperial Porcelain Vases Highlight Sotheby's Treasures Sale

A pair of Magnificent Pair of Imperial Porcelain Vases, Period of Nicholas I (1825-1855), St Petersburg. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- Sotheby's announced that a pair of Magnificent Pair of Imperial Porcelain Vases, Period of Nicholas I (1825-1855), St Petersburg, will headline Sotheby’s Treasures: Aristocratic Heirlooms Sale in London on Tuesday, July 6, 2010. The auction – the first ever sale of its type at Sotheby’s – will bring together some 21 lots, the intrinsic quality and importance of which will be matched by the... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2009

Sotheby's London Sale Of Rediscovered Fabergé Totals $11.6 Million

Fabergé Jewelled and Two-Color Gold-Mounted Silver Cigarette Case. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- From a busy saleroom opened to capacity, with two banks of 60 telephone lines reserved to execute bids on behalf of potential buyers, clients enthusiastically competed to acquire a piece of Russian Imperial history in Sotheby’s Sale of ‘Romanov Heirlooms: The Lost Inheritance of the Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna’. The auction, which saw every lot contested by several bidders, exceeded all pre-sale expectations (estimate:... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2009

An Imperial Presentation jewelled gold pendant, probably Morozov, St Petersburg, workmaster's initials I.P in Cyrillic, c. 1913

An Imperial Presentation jewelled gold pendant, probably Morozov, St Petersburg, workmaster's initials I.P in Cyrillic, circa 1913 formed as a diamond-set Imperial eagle on an openwork grid below the Crown of Monomakh set with diamonds, rubies and sapphires, varicoloured gold drops, 56 standard. height: 7.2cm, 3 7/8 in. Est. 10,000—15,000 GBP. Lot Sold 10,000 GBP CATALOGUE NOTE: A nearly identical example, its Crown of Monomakh lacking diamonds, was presented by Empress Alexandra Feodorovna to her lady-in-waiting,... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2009

An Imperial presentation jewelled gold ring, St Petersburg, 1856

An Imperial presentation jewelled gold ring, St Petersburg, 1856 centred with an opal within circular-cut diamonds, the inside of the shank engraved: Présenté par I.M. L'Empereur de toutes les Russies à Henry Bradbury 1857, with maker's mark A.P. or A.B. in Latin, 72 standard. size y 3/4. Est. 6,000—8,000 GBP. Lot Sold 9,375 GBP PROVENANCE: The engraved inscription presumably refers to the great English naturist, Henry Bradbury (1831-1860), whose work, The Ferms of Great Britain and Ireland (1855), was... [Lire la suite]