18 mars 2011

Enamel and gem-set brooch, Verdura.

Enamel and gem-set brooch, Verdura. photo Sotheby's Designed as a swan decorated with white and black enamel, holding a pearl in its beak, the eye set with a cabochon ruby, the wings highlighted with brilliant- and single-cut diamonds, signed Verdura. Estimate 8,000—10,000 GBP. Lot Sold 17,500 GBP LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Patricia Corbett, Verdura: The Life and Work of a Master Jeweller, London, 2008, pages 140-143. NOTE: Verdura used the image of swans in many jewels. He had a following of many high profile clients including... [Lire la suite]
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14 novembre 2010

A magnificent Indian sarpech, circa 1925.

A magnificent Indian sarpech, circa 1925. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 The turban ornament designed as a central line of four diamonds, with three branches each of which suspends a circular-cut diamond, to the detachable diamond rosette brooch with twin baguette-cut diamond spacers suspending a pear shaped diamond cluster drop, 15.0 cm - Estimate CHF1,000,000 - CHF1,500,000 ($1,028,223 - $1,542,335) The 17 principal diamonds weighing a total of 152.64 carats Christie's. Jewels: The Geneva Sale, 17 November 2010.... [Lire la suite]
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01 novembre 2010

Sapphire and diamond jewelry by Mouawad @ Christie's Dubai

An important sapphire and diamond bracelet, by Mouawad. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Of flexible design, the bracelet mounted with a sugarloaf cabochon sapphire weighing 180.86 carats, set within an emerald-cut diamond demi-surround to the tapered lattice-work band composed of a series of vari-cut diamonds and circular-shaped cabochon sapphires, with presentation case, 18.0cm long. Smaller sapphires stated to weigh a total of 11.07 carats. Diamonds stated to weigh a total of 50.36 carats. Stated to be mounted in 18k... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2010

Highly Collectible Nardi Blackamoor. Italy, ca. 1950s

Highly Collectible Nardi Blackamoor. Italy, ca. 1950s. photo by 1stdibs 18k Gold, Jet ruby, Emerald, Ebony and Diamonds, height: 5.08 cm (2 in.) width/length: 3.17 cm (1.3 in.). Price $8,500 Guilio Nardi, founder of the renowned Venetian jewelry house of the same name, first started to design blackamoors in the early 1920s. Since then these brooches, depicting a Moor’s head and shoulders, have become the house’s trademark. With an emerald in his gold and diamond turban and a ruby necklace embellishing his gold... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2010

Nardi's Bejeweled "Friendly Ogre". Italy, ca. 1950's

Nardi's Bejeweled "Friendly Ogre". Italy, ca. 1950's. photo by 1stdibs This bejeweled "friendly ogre" is characteristic of Nardi's playful designs. His hat, beard, and earrings are set with rubies and the hat is further ornamented with dangling emeralds. His nostrils are sapphires. The reverse is a gold carving of a male and female nude seen from the back. The large pendent (2.5 inches long) hangs from a black silk cord. height: 11 in. Price $8,500 Primavera Gallery NY, 210 11th Ave... [Lire la suite]
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31 janvier 2010

18K and Gemstone Chinese Foo Dog Brooch, USA, 1950's

18K and Gemstone Chinese Foo Dog Brooch, USA, 1950's Fantastic Stylized Foo Dog Brooch. Cast and engraved Gold with diamonds, rubies and sapphires. Beautiful hand finishing to the gold. Price $5,000 Dragonette LTD. 711 N. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles CA, 90069. Phone: 310-855-9091 - E-Mail: dragonette@mac.com
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