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]
04 décembre 2010

The Duchess of Windsor's emerald, ruby and diamond 20th anniversary brooch, mounted by Cartier, Paris, 1957

The emerald, ruby and diamond 20th anniversary brooch, mounted by Cartier, Paris, 1957. photo Sotheby's Of heart-shaped design, applied to the centre with a monogram of the initials W and E set with calibré-cut emeralds, above the Roman numeral XX set with calibré-cut rubies, surmounted by a Royal Duke's coronet similarly set, to a background pavé-set with brilliant- and single-cut diamonds, measuring approximately 34mm x 38mm x 10mm, Cartier maker's mark and numbered, French assay marks. Est. 100,000—150,000 GBP. Lot Sold... [Lire la suite]
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02 décembre 2010

The Duchess of Windsor's gem-set and diamond cross bracelet, Cartier, 1934-1944.

The Duchess of Windsor's gem-set and diamond cross bracelet, Cartier, 1934-1944. The chain bracelet spectacle-set with circular- and brilliant-cut diamonds, suspending nine gem-set Latin crosses, to a navette-shaped clasp, length approximately 190mm, signed Cartier, French assay and maker's marks. Comprising: A cross set with calibré-cut sapphires, emeralds, one similarly cut ruby and a baguette diamond, inscribed and dated: Our marriage Cross Wallis 3.VI.37 David, slightly imperfect. Est. 350,000—450,000 GBP. Lot... [Lire la suite]
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02 décembre 2010

The ruby, sapphire, emerald, citrine and diamond flamingo clip, mounted by Cartier, Paris, 1940.

The ruby, sapphire, emerald, citrine and diamond flamingo clip, mounted by Cartier, Paris, 1940. photo Sotheby's Designed as a flamingo in a characteristic pose, the plumage set with calibré-cut emeralds, rubies and sapphires, the beak set with a cabochon citrine and sapphire, the eye set with a similarly cut sapphire, the head, neck, body and hinged legs pavé-set with circular-, brilliant- and single-cut diamonds, measuring approximately 95mm x 65mm x 22mm, signed to the clasp MONTURE Cartier and indistinctly numbered,... [Lire la suite]
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28 novembre 2010

David Webb jade & nephrite jewelry @ Sotheby's Geneva

Important enamel, nephrite, ruby and diamond Chimera bangle, David Webb. photo Sotheby's The two 'Chimera' head terminals of carved nephrite enhanced with cabochon rubies and brilliant-cut diamonds, the sides set with fluted nephrite sections alternating with white enamel bands, mounted in platinum and yellow gold, signed Webb. Est. 60,000—100,000 CHF. Lot Sold 86,500 CHF LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Cf: Magnificent Jewels, Sotheby's, New York, 2008, page 220-221 for an example of a 'Chimera' bangle by David Webb. ... [Lire la suite]
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24 novembre 2010

Coral, emerald, ruby and diamond bracelet, Michele della Valle.

Coral, emerald, ruby and diamond bracelet, Michele della Valle. photo courtesy Sotheby's Suspending five carved coral skulls, accented with circular-cut rubies and emeralds and brilliant-cut diamonds, some of black tint, to a bone diamond set chain, mounted in white and blackened gold, length approximately 175 mm, maker's marks. Est. 6,000—9,000 CHF. Lot Sold 23,750 CHF Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels, 16 Nov 10, Geneva www.sothebys.com
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17 novembre 2010

Bulgari jewelry @ Sotheby's Geneva

Sapphire and diamond ring, Bulgari. photo courtesy Sothebys The cushion-shaped sapphire weighing 13.08 carats, to a mount set with baguette, fancy- and brilliant-cut diamonds, mounted in white gold, size 50, signed Bulgari. Est. 70,000—100,000 CHF. Lot Sold 98,500 CHF Accompanied by Gübelin report no. 9406059, dated June 30th, 1994, stating that the sapphire is of Burmese origin, with no evidence of thermal treatment. Sapphire and diamond ring, Bulgari. photo courtesy Sothebys Centring on a sugarloaf cabochon... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2010

Two Blackamoor Clips, one from Nardi @ Doyle New York

Gold, Ruby and Blackamoor Clip, Nardi © Doyle New York 18 kt., the face of carved ebony, with textured gold turban set with 8 round rubies, his jacket of openwork textured gold decorated with 11 round rubies, accented by a fringe of 16 round rubies, signed G. Nardi, approximately 15.6 dwt. Estimate $5,000-7,000 Gold and Emerald Blackamoor Fringe Clip-Brooch © Doyle New York 18 kt., ap. 15.6 dwt. Estimate $2,000-3,000 Doyle New York. Important Estate Jewelry. Wednesday, December 8 at 10am. www.doylenewyork.com
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15 novembre 2010

Seaman Schepps jewelry @ Doyle New York

Gold and Multicolored Cabochon Colored Stone and Freshwater Pearl Clip-Brooch, by Seaman Schepps. photo Doyle New York 14 kt., the cluster of 15 oval cabochon emeralds, tourmalines, citrines and aquamarines, topped by 7 freshwater pearls and accented by florets of 31 small cabochon and round rubies, unsigned, with letter, approximately 21 dwt. Estimate $3,000-4,000 Pair of Gold, Shell and Dyed Green Chalcedony Earclips, Seaman Schepps. photo Doyle New York 14 kt., signed Seaman Schepps, P.S.V.OF. With signed... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2010

Fabergé Diamond-Set Carved Emerald, Gold and Enamel Parasol Handle, Workmaster Henrik Wigström, St. Petersburg, circa 1910

Fabergé Diamond-Set Carved Emerald, Gold and Enamel Parasol Handle, Workmaster Henrik Wigström, St. Petersburg, circa 1910. photo courtesy Sotheby's the carved and polished emerald with a collar of pale peach transparent enamel over a finely ridged guilloché ground mounted en cage within repeating arrows, the upper and middle bands set with diamonds, the lower band with two-color gold laurel leaves; height 2 1/2 in. (excluding screw) - Estimate 15,000—20,000 USD. Lot Sold 37,500 USD marked with workmaster's initials... [Lire la suite]