07 juin 2011

Three aquamarine necklaces @ Christie's . Important Jewel

A platinum, aquamarine and diamond necklace. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Designed as a fringe of five graduated drop-shaped aquamarine pendants suspended from marquise and brilliant-cut diamond floral clusters to the scalloped diamond neckchain, 44.5cm long, with London hallmarks for platinum. Estimat£26,000 - £30,000  ($42,692 - $49,260) An 18 carat gold, aquamarine and diamond necklace. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Designed as a series of oval-shaped aquamarine and diamond floral clusters, interspersed by... [Lire la suite]
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29 octobre 2010

Diamonds Take The Center Stage In December @ Heritage Auction Galleries

Heritage Auctions' Fine Jewelry auction, on Monday, December 13th, will feature a dazzling display of diamonds and other gems. Highlighting the auction is an 18.40 carat emerald-cut diamond, platinum ring estimated to bring between $175,000 - $200,000. Other top diamonds offer a spectrum of shapes and sizes, ranging from 5.00 carats up to 11.50 carats. Diamond, Platinum Ring. Estimate: $175,000 - $200,000. photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries The ring features one emerald-cut diamond measuring 16.96 x 13.25 x 8.58 mm... [Lire la suite]
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19 février 2010

Chinese export & Chinoiseries @ Christie's Interiors - Style and Spirit. 23 February 2010

A Chinese export black and gilt lacquer cabinet, early 18th century, the stand later. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 The panel doors decorated with water scenes, enclosing a fitted interior on later sand with slender cabriole legs terminating in pad feet - 60 in. (153 cm.) high; 38 in. (97 cm.) wide; 20 in. (51 cm.) deep - Est. £3,000 - £5,000 A Victorian chinoiserie decorated cabinet on stand. The cabinet mid-19th century, the stand later. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Decorated throughout with Chinese... [Lire la suite]
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09 janvier 2010

Photocollages Reveal Wit and Whimsy of the Victorian Era in Metropolitan Museum Exhibition Opening February 2

Marie-Blanche-Hennelle Fournier (French, 1831–1906) Untitled page from the Madame B Album, 1870s.  Collage of watercolor, ink, and albumen silver prints. The Art Institute of Chicago, Mary and Leigh Block Endowment, 2005.297 In the 1860s and 1870s, long before the embrace of collage techniques by avant-garde artists of the early 20th century, aristocratic Victorian women were experimenting with photocollage. Playing with Pictures: The Art of Victorian Photocollage, on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art February 2 - May... [Lire la suite]
23 mai 2009

Victorian diamond butterfly tremblant brooch

Victorian diamond butterfly tremblant brooch Sparkling diamonds aren’t the only eye-catching features of this dazzling Victorian swallowtail butterfly brooch. The 220 Old Mine cut diamonds, weighing approximately 8.00 carats, ruby eyes and glistening red enamel are mounted “en tremblant”, a setting which results in life-like movements when the wearer walks. Price 56 000 € M.S. RAU ANTIQUES - info@rauantiques.com - http://www.rauantiques.com
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16 avril 2009

An unusual Victorian silver mounted novelty egg scent bottle, by Sampson Mordan & Co, London 1884

An unusual Victorian silver mounted novelty egg scent bottle, by Sampson Mordan & Co, London 1884 with flush screw-off cover with ring attachment on a brown-flecked egg-shaped porcelain body, height 5cm, together with another egg scent bottle, same date and maker, with typical screw off cover, height 6cm. (2). Sold for £600 Bonhams. Silver & Objects of Vertu including Flatware, 1 Apr 2009. Knightsbridge www.bonhams.com (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved)