16 avril 2011

A finely carved Imperial Lapis Lazuli Hawk. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period.

A finely carved Imperial Lapis Lazuli Hawk. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Photo Sotheby's the bird with finely carved partially outstretched wings perched on a rocky ledge, his beak clenching a ribboned bi disc with head turned sharply to one side, the stone of an intense blue color with gold flecks, imperial stand; 8.6 cm., 3 3/8 in. Estimate 300,000—400,000 HKD. Lot Sold 524,000 HKD Sotheby's. Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, 08 Apr 11, Hong Kong www.sothebys.com
03 février 2011

18 Karat Gold, Coral, Lapis Lazuli, Emerald and Diamond Brooch, David Webb.

18 Karat Gold, Coral, Lapis Lazuli, Emerald and Diamond Brooch, David Webb. photo Sotheby's The top composed of a carved coral segment depicting putti and an eagle set with round diamonds, supporting a pear-shaped cabochon lapis lazuli accented by round diamonds, and a carved coral flower suspending an emerald bead drop measuring approximately 21.0 by 14.0 mm., signed Webb. Estimate 10,000—15,000 USD. Lot Sold 25,000 USD Sotheby's. Important Jewels, 02 Feb 11, New York www.sothebys.com
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18 décembre 2010

Suzanne Belperron joaillerie @ Christie's. Paris Bijoux

Broche diamants, par Suzanne Belperron.  Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Formant une grappe de raisin souple sertie de diamants ronds taille brillant représentant les grains, la branche ornée de diamants ronds et baguettes, monture en platine et or gris, poinçons français, vers 1950. Poinçon de Darde et Fils pour Herz Belperron - Est. €100,000 - €150,000 . Price Realized  €265,000 Collier rubis et diamants, par Suzanne Belperron. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Formant un plastron souple serti de... [Lire la suite]
12 novembre 2010

Deux Ibis-Thot. Egypte, Basse Époque.

Ibis-Thot. Egypte, Basse Époque. photo courtesy Beaussant-Lefèvre - Paris Corps en albâtre, patte gauche et tête en bronze patine verte croûteuse. Hauteur : 15,5 cm. Longueur environ : 20,5 cm - Estimation : 6 000 / 8 000 € Ibis-Thot. Egypte Corps en bois, pattes et tête en bronze, les yeux incrustés d'un fragment de lapis. Hauteur : 20 cm - Estimation : 800 / 1 200 € Beaussant-Lefèvre - Paris. Vente du Jeudi 18 novembre 2010. Drouot Richelieu - Salle 4 - 9, rue Drouot - 75009 Paris. Pour tout renseignement,... [Lire la suite]
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11 octobre 2010

A superbly embellished and very rare reticulated gold censer and cover. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period.

A superbly embellished and very rare reticulated gold censer and cover in its original fitted leather case. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. photo courtesy Sotheby's the compressed globular body rising from a short straight foot to an incurved broad mouthrim, finely reticulated and inlaid in lapis lazuli with a beaded band enclosing the bajixiang in lapis lazuli divided by floral sprays in turquoise, each floret centred with a lapis stamen, between reticulated turquoise floret bands and lappet bands at the rim and... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2010

David Webb jewelry @ Camilla Dietz Bergeron

David Webb Coral Lapis Emerald Brooch. USA.. 1960s. photo by Camilla Dietz Bergeron, Ltd A carved coral, diamond, emerald and lapis lazuli brooch by David Webb. Price $16,500 David Webb gold, emerald, diamond and enamel leopard brooch. USA, 1970's. photo by Camilla Dietz Bergeron, Ltd A fabulous Dutchess of Windsor style 18 karat yellow gold, platinum-set diamond, emerald and black enamel leopard brooch. Signed David Webb. Price $10,500 David Webb Gold Figural Ring. USA. 1960s. photo by Camilla Dietz... [Lire la suite]
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25 juin 2010

Ruby-colored hardstone, lapis lazuli, aquamarine, turquoise snuff bottles

Two snuff bottles. photo Bonhams The first a ruby-colored hardstone snuff bottle, carved as a melon with leaves and crickets, the jade stem-form stopper with gilt metal ribbed collar; the second a lapis lazuli snuff bottle of gourd shape with leafy foliage, with coral stopper. 1 3/4 and 1 1/2in (4.4 and 4.2cm) Sold for $4,880 Illustrated: Hidden Treasures of the Dragon (1991), cat. no. 140 An aquamarine snuff bottle. photo Bonhams Of flattened rectangular form, with a flat mouth rim, oval mouth and oval foot... [Lire la suite]
06 juin 2010

Islamic gold Jewellery @ Bonhams, 9 Jun 2010. Knightsbridge

A group of Islamic gold Jewellery Items. photo Bonhams comprising; A garnet-set gold Ring, Greater Persia, 11th/ 12th Century, of stirrup-shape, the garnet inscribed in kufic; Three Seljuk Islamic gem-set gold Rings, Persia, 12th/ 13th Century, each with a rectangular high bezel, the sides of the gold settings variously engraved, one embellished with niello; An Islamic gold Ring, probably 19th Century; An Islamic inscribed gold Swivel, 19th Century or later, with a tear-shaped pendant engraved with inscriptions;... [Lire la suite]
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24 mai 2010

Van Cleef & Arpels @ Sotheby's, Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels. 11 May 10. Geneva

Very Fine Diamond ring, Van Cleef & Arpels. photo Sotheby's Claw-set with an oval diamond weighing 10.73 carats, between shoulders set with tapered baguettes, mounted in platinum, size 56, signed VCA NY and numbered. Est. 650,000—950,000 CHF Lot Sold 1,538,500 CHF Accompanied by GIA report no. 2115396577 stating that the diamond is D Colour, Internally Flawless. Emerald and diamond ring, monture Van Cleef & Arpels. photo Sotheby's The step-cut rectangular emerald framed with brilliant-cut diamonds, the... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2010

David Webb jewelry @ Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels. 11 May 10. Geneva

Pair of gold, enamel and diamond bracelet, David Webb. photo Sotheby's Each decorated with white enamel and brilliant-cut diamond scale motifs, mounted in yellow gold and platinum, length approximately 182mm, both signed David Webb. weight 155. Est. 15,000—20,000 CHF. Lot Sold 65,000 CHF Enamel, ruby, chrysoprase and diamond bangle, David Webb. photo Sotheby's Of cross over design, the front with two white enamel dragon head terminals, each with cabochon ruby eyes, decorated at the top with brilliant-cut diamonds and... [Lire la suite]
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