05 décembre 2010

Emerald & diamond jewelry @ Christie's, The London Sale

An antique emerald and diamond bow brooch. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The articulated ribbon bow mounted with graduated old-cut diamond collets alternated by square-shaped emeralds to the diamond line borders and three-stone centre, mounted in silver and gold, circa 1880, 12.0cm wide, in original purple velvet fitted case by Garrard & Co. Estimate £100,000 - £150,000 Price Realized £265,250 Notes: Cf. Diana Scarisbrick, Ancestral Jewels, Andre Deutsch, 1989, p.131 Large bow-knot or sévigneé brooches were... [Lire la suite]