14 juin 2011

A diamond and enamel demi-parure, by Frascarolo

A diamond and enamel demi-parure, by Frascarolo. Photo Philips de Pury & Co Comprising an articulated bangle designed as a pair of opposing tigers grasping a circular-cut diamond ring in their jaws, decorated with polychrome enamel with circular-cut ruby eyes and highlighted with brilliant- and single-cut diamonds, inner diameter 5.3 cm, a pair of earclips and ring of similar design en suite, ring size G½, maker’s marks, gross weight 143.2 grams. ESTIMATE £9,000-12,000 - Unsold Philips de Pury & Co. Jewels. 1 june... [Lire la suite]
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25 décembre 2010

Shopping of David Webb jewelry @ Philips de Pury & Co

David Webb, A Diamond, Ruby, Enamel and Gold 'Centaur' Brooch. photo Philips de Pury & Co The textured body accented by black enamel armor, and pavé-set diamond tail, with a circular-cut diamond belt suspending a pear-shaped ruby, holding a pavé-set diamond bow and arrow, mounted in 18K yellow gold and platinum, length 3 inches   Signed 'David Webb'. ESTIMATE $8,000-10,000 - SOLD AT $12,500 David Webb, A Coral, Jade and Diamond Necklace. photo Philips de Pury & Co Designed as 10 strands of coral... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2010

Platinum and Diamond Ring, Tiffany & Co. © Doyle New York Centering one asscher-cut diamond approximately 3.19 cts., flanked by 8 square-cut diamonds, the basket set with 12 single-cut diamonds, signed Tiffany & Co., circa 1920, approximately 2.2 dwt. Size 4 1/2. Estimate $30,000-50,000 With GIA report no. 2125771817 stating that the diamond is F color, VVS2 clarity. Estate of Ann Meserole Wilson Platinum and Diamond Ring, Tiffany & Co. © Doyle New York Centering one emerald-cut diamond approximately... [Lire la suite]
25 octobre 2010

Rare antique Japanese painting from shoheiga in sumi and colors on gold leaf. Japan. Late 17th Century, Edo (Tokugawa) Period

Rare antique Japanese painting from shoheiga in sumi and colors on gold leaf applied paper (kinpaku), mounted as two panel folding screen. Japan. Late 17th Century, Edo (Tokugawa) Period. courtesy Imari Gallery www.imarigallery.com
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24 octobre 2010

Burrell Collection Hopes to Acquire Rare 18th Century Golden Tiger Head from India

Glagow Museums still need to raise more than £110,000 towards the asking price of £398,600. LONDON.- The Art Fund has offered a major grant to help save a golden, jewel-encrusted tiger’s head from 18th century India for public collections. The tiger’s head is known as the Tipu Sultan’s Throne Finial and was created in eighteenth century India for Tipu Sultan, ruler of Mysore. The precious item was brought to the UK by Thomas Wallace, 1st Baron Wallace (1763 – 1844) and has remained in the country ever since. Alongside the... [Lire la suite]
28 septembre 2010

Précieuse ménagerie @ Sotheby's New York

18 Karat Gold, Colored Diamond, Emerald and Onyx 'Tiger' Ring, Cartier. photo courtesy Sotheby's Set with round single-cut diamonds of yellow hue, accented by black onyx stripes and nose, the eyes set with marquise-shaped emeralds, size 4½, signed Cartier, numbered 607984, partial maker's mark, one onyx segment missing. Estimate 12,000—15,000 USD. Lot Sold 43,750 USD 18 Karat Gold, Peridot, Ruby and Diamond Seahorse Brooch, Tiffany & Co. photo courtesy Sotheby's The body set with round peridots, accented by a... [Lire la suite]
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07 septembre 2010

David Webb Tiger Ring & Tiger Dress Set

Gold, Enamel, Emerald, Ruby and Diamond Tiger Ring, David Webb . Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York 18 kt., the tiger's head accented by 2 cabochon ruby eyes and black enamel whiskers, its head topped by one cushion-shaped emerald framed by 8 old-mine cut diamonds, its tail wrapped around its body, with black enamel stripes, signed Webb, enamel loss, approximately 18 dwt. Size 5 1/2. Estimate $4,500-5,500 Gold and Enamel Tiger Dress Set, David Webb . Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York 18 kt., including a pair of cufflinks... [Lire la suite]
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08 mai 2010

Coloured jadeite 'tiger' pendant necklace

Coloured jadeite 'tiger' pendant necklace. photo Sotheby's The translucent yellowish orange pendant, carved on one side as a tiger under the moon and pine trees, and the other side inscribed with ji xiang ru yi(吉祥如意), suspending from an emerald bead and brilliant-cut diamonds, mounted in 18 karat white gold, completed by a bead necklace composed of jadeite beads of matching colour and translucency measuring approximately 4.60 to 8.40mm, length approximately 650mm, pendant detachable, signed Dily's - plaque approximately 50.02 x... [Lire la suite]
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15 avril 2010

Sotheby's Islamic Sale Doubles Its Pre-Sale Low Estimate

16th century Ottoman gem-set box sells for £2.93million – more than four-times its pre-sale estimate of £500,000. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Sotheby’s bi-annual Arts of the Islamic World Sale, which presented for sale works of art that span from the rise of Islam in the 7th century through to the 19th century, today achieved the record total of £15,447,450 ($23,772,081), well in excess of pre-sale expectations (est. £6.3-9.1 million). The well-attended auction, which achieved sell-through rates of 93.1% by value and 72.8% by... [Lire la suite]
19 février 2010

Trophées et curiosités @ Christie's Interiors - Style and Spirit, 23 February 2010

An Edwardian mounted rhinoceros horn, circa 1910, mounted by Rowland Ward, London. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 The shield-shaped backplate with paper label to reverse 'ROWLAND WARD, LIMITED/NATURALISTS/THE JUNGLE, 167 PICCADILLY, LONDON W1'. The shield 16¼ in. (41.3 cm.) high; 20 in. (50.8 cm.) protrudence. Est. £7,000 - £10,000 A taxidermy mounted tiger skin mounted by Van Ingen and Van Ingen, Mysore, circa 1930. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 With label 'VAN INGEN & VAN INGEN, MYSORE' - 118 in.... [Lire la suite]