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]