16 octobre 2010

Antique jewelry from the Blanche Thebom collection

An antique diamond necklace, circa 1880. © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd designed as elaborate graduated openwork sections of rose-cut diamonds in a floral motif, completed by a (later) gold backchain; sections can be converted to brooches and earrings with fittings provided; accompanied by an associated pair of earclips; with (later) fitted box; mounted in fourteen karat gold; length: 17 1/4in. (tiara and some brooch fittings deficient) - Estimate: $15,000 - 25,000 An antique diamond and pearl necklace and earclips, circa... [Lire la suite]
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24 juillet 2010

Sixteen hellenistic gold laurel leaf hair ornaments. Ca. 2nd-1st Century BC

Sixteen hellenistic gold laurel leaf hair ornaments. Ca. 2nd-1st Century BC Mounted in a modern circlet, each devised as three joined leaves. The dried aromatic leaf of the laurel or bay (laurus nobilis) used as a seasoning in cooking to which the Greeks and Romans attributed magical properties. Maximum diam. 8 in. (20.3 cm.); Ls. of leaves 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm.) - 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.) - Price: $9,500 Ex French private collection. Royal-Athena Galleries 153 East 57th Street, NY 10022 New York - USA. Tel : (1) 212 355-2034... [Lire la suite]
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16 juillet 2010

Citrine hair ornament

Citrine hair ornament. photo Sotheby's Est. 3,000—4,000 GBP Lot Sold 3,750 GBP Sotheby's. Jewels. 15 Jul 10. London www.sothebys.com
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