05 juin 2011

'Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts' @ Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Shah Jahan Receives the Persian Ambassador, Muhammad Ali Beg. Folio from the Windsor Padshahnama, India, c. 1633. Ink, colors, and gold on paper. 12 5/8 x 8 5/8. The Royal Collection, Windsor. ©2011 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts, a major international loan exhibition, which explores Islamic art through the universal tradition of gift giving. Many of the most spectacular and historically significant... [Lire la suite]
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28 février 2011

Cameo, Paris, Pavillon Noir

Cameo, Paris, Pavillon Noir. Courtesy Artcurial - Briest-Poulain-F.Tajan - Paris Paire de boutons de manchettes "Têtes de mort" en argent canon de fusil orné de diamants noirs et blanc. Signés. Poids brut : 24 g. Estimation : 600 / 800 € Cameo, Paris, Pavillon Noir. Courtesy Artcurial - Briest-Poulain-F.Tajan - Paris Bague "Tête de mort" en argent et argent canon de fusil,orné de diamants noirs et diamants blancs. Signée. Poids brut : 26 g. Estimation : 400 / 500 € Artcurial - Briest-Poulain-F.Tajan - Paris. Vente... [Lire la suite]
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23 février 2011

Coral jewelry @ Doyle New York

Indian Silver, Gold, Foiled-Back Diamond and Coral Bead Fringe Necklace . Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York  Rose-cut & table-cut diamonds. With adjustable woven black cord. Estimate $1,500-2,000 Unsold Double Strand Coral Bead Necklace with Gold and Coral Cameo Pendant. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York 22 kt., gold, coral beads ap. 3.6 to 3.4 mm., pendant signed Steve Schultz. Length 17 1/2 inches. Coral: medium orange. Beads slightly out of round. Good condition. Estimate $400-600. Sold for $1,250 Pair... [Lire la suite]
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13 décembre 2010

18th & 19th century jewelry @ Bonhams

A late 19th century diamond necklace, circa 1870. photo Bonhams Designed as a single line of old brilliant-cut diamonds suspending a fringe of graduated old brilliant-cut diamond drops to pinched collet settings, mounted in silver and gold, diamonds approximately 20.30 carats total, length 38.4cm..Sold for £26,400 A Georgian diamond star brooch, circa 1800. photo Bonhams Of double starburst formation, the central star mounted en tremblant and set centrally with a cushion-shaped diamond within a surround of old... [Lire la suite]
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12 décembre 2010

Ancient Roman Jewelry @ Christie's New Yok

Three Roman gold-mounted sardonyx cameos. Circa 1st-2nd century A.D. and 3rd century  A.D.  Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2010 All once serving as the central element of an elaborate necklace of the 3rd century, each cameo mounted in an oval bezel with a pierced-work palmette frame, joined to each other by hooks and loops, an additional hook above the central element, centered by a large stone, carved in three layers, brown on white on dark brown, with a portrait bust of the young Emperor Nero, circa 54-59 A.D., in... [Lire la suite]
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21 novembre 2009

Christie's to Offer Exquisite Antiquities and Ancient Jewelry this December

A late Roman sardonyx cameo portrait of the Emperor Constantine. Circa early 4th-Century A.D. Estimate: $150,000-250,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2009. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s will present two sales of ancient art, Antiquities and Ancient Jewelry, on December 11 featuring over 350 lots showcasing the broad range of works from Predynastic Egypt through to the Roman period. Highlights of the Antiquities sale include a stunning Roman marble torso of Venus, a Roman marble portrait head of the emperor Hadrian, and a... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2009

A blackamoor cameo. Italian work, 18th century

A blackamoor cameo. Italian work, 18th century The oval bezel is set with a banded jasper cameo of two colors, sculpted with a nude bust of a blackamoor in profile to left, in dark brown on a beige ground.  Classical gold mounting. Size : 48 x 34 mms Size of the cameo : 44 x 29 mms. Price on application Fabian de MONTJOYE. Email address : fabian.de.montjoye@club.fr - Website : http://www.fabiandemontjoye.com
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