18 juin 2011

A miniature aquamarine snuff bottle, 1850-1900

A miniature aquamarine snuff bottle, 1850-1900. Photo Bonhams Of flattened ovoid form, with straight lip and recessed oval foot enclosing a short footrim, the pale translucent stone carved to the front with a flying bat reversed by a cluster of cloudscrolls set off at one side by a coiled dragon; 1 3/8in (3.6cm) high. Estimate: US$1,000 - 1,500 Property from the Collection of Linda Riddell Hoffman Bonhams. Fine Asian Art, 21 Jun 2011, San Francisco www.bonhams.com
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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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07 juin 2011

An aquamarine 'cicada and gourd' snuff bottle, ('The Imperial Cicada and Gourd Aquamarine'). Probably imperial, 1760–1840

An aquamarine 'cicada and gourd' snuff bottle, ('The Imperial Cicada and Gourd Aquamarine'). Probably imperial, 1760–1840. Photo Bonhams Treasury 3, no. 409. Aquamarine; reasonably well hollowed, carved in the form of a gourd growing from a vine, with leaves and tendrils, the bottom of the gourd serving as a natural foot; carved in relief with a butterfly and a cicada. Height: 5.6 cm - Mouth: 0.47 cm. Stopper: tourmaline, carved to suggest a double-gourd shape. Sold for HK$108,000 Condition: Original material: suffused... [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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20 novembre 2010

Herz-Belperron jewelry @ Christie's. Jewels: The Geneva Sale

A pair of emerald and diamond ear clips, by Herz-Belperron. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Each designed as a fluted emerald bead, suspended from a pavé-set diamond crescent and carved emerald bead surmount, circa 1935, 3.1 cm, with French assay mark for gold. Designed by Suzanne Belperron, with maker's mark for Atelier Groene et Darde. Estimate CHF12,000 - CHF16,000 - Price Realized CHF 56,250 An art deco emerald and diamond ring, by Herz-Belperron. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 The octagonal-cut emerald... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2010

Andrew Grima, six rings from the Collection of Laura Speiser

A ruby and diamond ring, Andrew Grima © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 the oval-shaped ruby within a surround of square-cut diamonds further accented with square and baguette-cut diamonds down the sides, completed by a broad bark-textured mount; signed Grima; ruby weighing approximately: 8.50 carats; estimated total diamond weight: 6.00 carats; mounted in eighteen karat bicolor gold; size 7 3/4 - Sold for $20,740 A yellow sapphire and diamond ring, Andrew Grima, circa 1984 © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 centering an oval-shaped... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2010

A carved aquamarine snuff bottle, 1750-1795. Possibly Imperial, attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing

A carved aquamarine snuff bottle, 1750-1795. Possibly Imperial, attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing. photo courtesy Sotheby's . of slender tapering rectangular form, with shoulders sloping to a waisted neck, and supported on a concave oval foot, finely carved in low relief with archaistic motifs of confronting qilong, a taotie mask at the center of each face, the striated crystal of an even sky-blue color; height 2 3/4 in., 6.9 cm. Estimate 25,000—35,000 USD. Lot Sold 59,375 USD PROVENANCE: Phillips... [Lire la suite]
25 juin 2010

Ruby-colored hardstone, lapis lazuli, aquamarine, turquoise snuff bottles

Two snuff bottles. photo Bonhams The first a ruby-colored hardstone snuff bottle, carved as a melon with leaves and crickets, the jade stem-form stopper with gilt metal ribbed collar; the second a lapis lazuli snuff bottle of gourd shape with leafy foliage, with coral stopper. 1 3/4 and 1 1/2in (4.4 and 4.2cm) Sold for $4,880 Illustrated: Hidden Treasures of the Dragon (1991), cat. no. 140 An aquamarine snuff bottle. photo Bonhams Of flattened rectangular form, with a flat mouth rim, oval mouth and oval foot... [Lire la suite]
13 juin 2010

A multi-gem necklace, including the Tsar Alexander III amethyst, by Prince Dimitri.

A diamond, peridot, tourmaline, garnet, heliodor, aquamarine, cultured pearl and multi-gem necklace, including the Tsar Alexander III amethyst, by Prince Dimitri. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The front suspending the cushion-cut Tsar Alexander III amethyst, weighing approximately 42.44 carats, within a circular-cut diamond surround, set at the four corners and cardinal points with old European-cut diamonds and cabochon moonstones, from a sculpted 22k gold Knot of Savoy link, to the graduated series of oval-cut peridot,... [Lire la suite]
11 juin 2010

Ten best results from Jewels: The London Sale @ Christie's London

Keith Penton, Head of Jewels Christie’s London comments: “The London sale encompassed a wide variety of jewellery ranging from the mid-9th to the 21st century. Fine quality diamonds, natural pearls and signed jewels were especially sought after, exemplified by the Belle Epoque aquamarine necklace by Koch, which realised five times its pre sale estimate. Following on from the success of last week’s Hong Kong sale Chinese buyers were in the forefront of much of the bidding. The traditional Cartier section was enthusiastically... [Lire la suite]
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