09 mai 2011

JAR jewelry @ Sotheby's Geneva, Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, 17 May 2011

Spectucular pair of gem-set and diamond ear clips, JAR. Photo Sotheby's Each designed as a stylised articulated feather, set with circular-cut gemstones such as sapphires, garnets, tourmalines and spinels of various sizes and colours, accented with single-cut diamonds, mounted in gold and silver, signed JAR's Paris, French assay and maker's marks, case. Estimate 95,000 - 185,000 CHF LITERATURE: Cf: JAR Paris, London, 2002 for several examples of jewels of naturalistic inspiration using faceted gemstones in graduated colours. ... [Lire la suite]
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01 janvier 2011

Qianlong period & 18th century "Canton enamel"

A rare pair of "Canton enamel" candlesticks, 18th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 In Georgian silver style with columnar supports above square pedestal bases, all delicately enameled with scattered floral sprigs, the blooms lavender on grisaille leafy stems, between narrow borders in grisaille and blue enamel, inside the removable bobeche further blue borders; 12¼ in. (31.1 cm.) high (2) - Estimate $12,000 - $18,000 Notes: A very unusual form to find in Chinese enamel; other English silver shapes,... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2010

Mario Buccellati jewelry sold @ Sotheby's, Important Jewels, 03 Feb 10, New York

18 karat gold, tsavorite garnet and diamond cuff bracelet, Buccellati, Italy. photo Sotheby's Round diamonds weighing approximately 1.25 carats, accented by oval tsavorite garnets, mounted in 18 karat white and yellow gold, internal circumference 6½ inches, signed M. Buccellati, Italy. With signed box. Est. 25,000—35,000 USD. Lot Sold 31,250 USD Pair of 18 karat gold, diamond and coral pendant-earclips, Buccellati, Italy. photo Sotheby's Round diamonds weighing approximately .85 carat, suspending carved coral... [Lire la suite]
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06 février 2010

Selection of David Webb jewelery sold @ Sotheby's, Important Jewels, 03 Feb 10. New York

18 karat gold, platinum, enamel, colored stone and diamond fish bangle-bracelet, David Webb. Photo Sotheby's Set with round diamonds weighing approximately 2.00 carats, the eyes set with cabochon emeralds, the top of the head set with a cabochon ruby, the tail set with round emeralds, applied with white enamel, internal circumference 5¾ inches, signed David Webb. Est. 25,000—35,000 USD. Lot Sold 47,500 USD Pair of gold and diamond bangle-bracelets, David Webb. Photo Sotheby's Old European-cut and single-cut... [Lire la suite]
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04 février 2010

Ruby, Rubellite, Spinelle, Pink tourmaline @ Sotheby's. Important Jewels. 03 Feb 10. New York

Pair of rubellite and diamond pendant-earrings. Photo Sotheby's The faceted rubellite pendants weighing approximately 93.65 carats, rose-cut and round diamonds weighing approximately 2.45 carats, mounted in platinum. Est. 10,000—15,000 USD. Lot Sold 27,500 USD Pink tourmaline and diamond necklace. Photo Sotheby's Oval pink tourmalines weighing approximately 69.20 carats, round and pear-shaped diamonds weighing approximately 10.75 carats, mounted in white gold, length 17 inches. Est. 12,000—15,000 USD. Lot Sold 23,750... [Lire la suite]
13 décembre 2009

David Webb jewelry sold @ Sotheby's New York. Magnificent Jewels. 09 Dec 09

18 karat gold, platinum, diamond, emerald and ruby fish bangle-bracelet, David Webb. Photo Sotheby's Set with round diamonds weighing approximately 7.50 carats, round emeralds and round cabochon rubies, internal circumference 6 inches, signed David Webb. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium:  65,500 USD 18 karat gold, platinum, diamond and black enamel cuff bracelet, David Webb. Photo Sotheby's Round diamonds weighing approximately 6.40 carats, internal circumference 6 inches, signed David Webb. With signed box.... [Lire la suite]
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27 octobre 2009

A collection of David Webb jewelry sold @ Sotheby's NY

Pair of 18 karat white gold, platinum, diamond and cultured pearl pendant-earclips, David Webb. photo courtesy Sotheby's The tops set with marquise-shaped and pear-shaped diamonds weighing approximately 20.80 carats, signed Webb; the pendants set with marquise-shaped diamonds weighing approximately 22.75 carats, pendants detachable; together with a pair of interchangeable cultured pearl pendants set with a baroque cultured pearl measuring approximately 15.9 by 14.1 mm., and a baroque cultured pearl of gray color measuring... [Lire la suite]
14 juin 2009

A diamond-set bangle, by Buccellati

A diamond-set bangle, by Buccellati The satin-finished hinged bangle with applied brilliant-cut diamond foliate motif, circa 1965, 6.5 cm wide. Signed Buccellati.  Estimate £10,000 - £12,000 - Price Realized £20,000 ($32,700).Christie's. Jewellery. 10 June 2009. London, King Street www.christies.com
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05 mai 2009

Diamond bangle-bracelet, Cartier, France, circa 1930

Diamond bangle-bracelet, Cartier, France, circa 1930 The hinged bangle studded with 140 old European-cut diamonds weighing approximately 30.00 carats, mounted in platinum, internal circumference approximately 5½ inches, signed Cartier, Made in France, maker's mark, French assay marks. Est. 70,000—90,000 USDLot Sold 230,500 USD NOTE: This bracelet by Cartier displays a luminosity and brightness resulting from the exclusive use of diamonds and platinum, two of the most noble and enduring materials to be found in any... [Lire la suite]
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05 mai 2009

Green enamel and diamond snake bangle-bracelet, David Webb

Green enamel and diamond snake bangle-bracelet, David Webb The articulated snake formed of scale-like links applied with translucent green enamel, the head decorated with numerous round diamonds, 1 cushion-shaped sapphire, 2 pear-shaped emerald eyes and a pear-shaped ruby tongue, mounted in 18 karat gold and platinum, signed Webb. Est. 10,000—15,000 USD. Lot Sold 20,000 USD Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. 23 Apr 09. New York www.sothebys.com Photo courtesy Sotheby's
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