18 juin 2011

An amethyst snuff bottle

An amethyst snuff bottle. Photo Bonhams Of compressed globular form, well hollowed with flat lip and small recessed oval foot, carved with a chilong confronting a bat in flight reversed by five bats amidst clouds, the purple suffused stone displaying natural inclusions.; 2 1/8in (5.5cm)high. Estimate: US$1,000 - 1,500   Property from the Norman Stiller Collection, San Francisco, California   Bonhams. Fine Asian Art, 21 Jun 2011, San Francisco www.bonhams.com
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16 juin 2011

An amethyst and diamond blackamoor stick pin, Nardi

An amethyst and diamond blackamoor stick pin, Nardi. Photo Bonhams designed with an amethyst headdress and bodice each detailed with round brilliant-cut diamonds, and accentuated with diamond earrings;signed S. Nardi; mounted in eighteen karat gold; length: 1 1/2in. Sold for US$7,320 Property from the Private Collection of Lauren Bacall Bonhams. Fine Jewelry, 15 Jun 2011, New York, California, San Francisco and California, Los Angeles www.bonhams.com
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16 avril 2011

Ruby, Rubellite & Red spinel @ Sotheby's.. Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite, 06 Apr 11, Hong Kong

Fine ruby and diamond ring. Photo Sotheby's Centring on an oval ruby weighing 6.01 carats, surrounded by marquise-shaped diamonds together weighing approximately 2.50 carats, highlighted by circular-cut yellow diamonds, mounted in 18 karat white and yellow gold. Estimate 4,700,000—6,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 5,660,000 HKD Ring size: 5¾ Accompanied by Gübelin report numbered 0706528, dated 29 June 2007, stating that the 6.01 carat ruby is natural, of Burmese (Myanmar) origin, with no indications of heating. This colour variety of... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2011

Chrysoberyl, Tourmaline, Demantoid garnet, Conch pearl, yellow sapphires, amethyst & blue topaz @ Sotheby's

Chrysoberyl brooch , probably Portuguese, second ahalf of the 18th  century. photo Sotheby's Designed as a floral and foliate spray tied with a ribbon, set with foil backed cushion-, pear-shaped, oval and mixed-cut chrysoberyl, later brooch fitting, accompanied by original shaped tooled leather case. Est. 5,500—6,500 GBP. Lot Sold 20,000 GBP Tourmaline, enamel and diamond brooch, J.E.Caldwell & CO., 1920s. photo Sotheby's Of annular open work design, centring on a stylised violet the petals of cabochon... [Lire la suite]
07 décembre 2010

David Webb Black enamel, ruby, emerald, amethyst and diamond

Enamel, ruby and diamond bangle, David Webb. photo Sotheby"s Modelled as a ram, decorated with cabochon rubies and brilliant-cut diamonds, the body applied with black enamel, mounted in yellow gold, circumference approximately 168mm, signed Webb. Estimate 40,000—60,000 CHF. Lot Sold 50,000 CHF Enamel, emerald and diamond bangle, David Webb. photo Sotheby"s Modelled as a panther, decorated with black and white enamel and brilliant-cut diamonds, accented with circular-cut emerald eyes, mounted in yellow gold,... [Lire la suite]
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06 décembre 2010

Mauboussin 'Jaipur' & 'Bolero' @ Sotheby's Geneva

o Gem-set, cultured pearl and diamond necklace and a pair of ear clips, 'Jaipur', Mauboussin. photo Sotheby"s. Comprising: a necklace set with cultured pearls of black tint enhanced with cabochon and fluted carved sapphires, buff-top amethyst, pink tourmaline and peridot, and brilliant-cut diamonds, length approximately 375mm, together with a pair of ear clips en suite, signed Mauboussin Paris, French assay and maker's marks. Estimate 40,000—60,000 CHF. Lot Sold 98,500 CHF Gem-set, mother of pearl, cultured... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2010

The Duchess of Windsor's gem-set and diamond cross bracelet, Cartier, 1934-1944.

The Duchess of Windsor's gem-set and diamond cross bracelet, Cartier, 1934-1944. The chain bracelet spectacle-set with circular- and brilliant-cut diamonds, suspending nine gem-set Latin crosses, to a navette-shaped clasp, length approximately 190mm, signed Cartier, French assay and maker's marks. Comprising: A cross set with calibré-cut sapphires, emeralds, one similarly cut ruby and a baguette diamond, inscribed and dated: Our marriage Cross Wallis 3.VI.37 David, slightly imperfect. Est. 350,000—450,000 GBP. Lot... [Lire la suite]
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17 septembre 2010

An amethyst snuff bottle, 1730-1850

An amethyst snuff bottle, 1730-1850. photo courtesy Sotheby's of flattened tapering form with a slightly everted mouth, resting on a concave oval base, one face well carved in low relief with Liu Hai playing with a string of coins, crouched near his leaping three-legged toad, the reptile issuing vapor in the direction of a flying bat, the reverse carved with Li Taibo asleep on his qin, with two vessels in the foreground, the natural citrine inclusion carved to depict Li Taibo and the bat; height 2 1/2 in., 6.3 cm.... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2010

19th century amethyst necklace, a pair of amethyst and diamond earrings & an amethyst, diamond and cultured pearl brooch

An amethyst, diamond and cultured pearl brooch. photo courtesy Bonhams The large cushion-shaped amethyst within a 19th century openwork frame of old brilliant and rose-cut diamonds, suspending a detachable cultured pearl drop with rose-cut diamond cap, diamonds approximately 6.50 carats total, width 5.2cm. Estimate: £10,000 - 15,000 A 19th century amethyst necklace and a pair of amethyst and diamond earrings. photo courtesy Bonhams The necklace composed of graduating oval-cut foiled amethyst links, suspending a... [Lire la suite]
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18 juillet 2010

Amethyst @ Sotheby's. Jewels. 15 Jul 10. London

Gold and amethyst demi-parure, circa 1820. photo Sotheby's Est. 7,000—10,000 GBP. Lot Sold 15,625 GBP Amethyst, pearl and diamond pendant, 19th century. photo Sotheby's Est. 7,000—10,000 GBP Lot Sold 9,375 GBP Amethyst and diamond combination jewel and cultured pearl necklace. photo Sotheby's Est. 4,000—6,000 GBP Lot Sold 8,500 GBP Amethyst and diamond brooch/pendant, late 19th century. photo Sotheby's Est. 5,000—7,000 GBP. Lot Sold 8,125 GBP Amethyst and diamond pendant, circa... [Lire la suite]
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