07 décembre 2010

David Webb Black enamel, ruby, emerald, amethyst and diamond

Enamel, ruby and diamond bangle, David Webb. photo Sotheby"s Modelled as a ram, decorated with cabochon rubies and brilliant-cut diamonds, the body applied with black enamel, mounted in yellow gold, circumference approximately 168mm, signed Webb. Estimate 40,000—60,000 CHF. Lot Sold 50,000 CHF Enamel, emerald and diamond bangle, David Webb. photo Sotheby"s Modelled as a panther, decorated with black and white enamel and brilliant-cut diamonds, accented with circular-cut emerald eyes, mounted in yellow gold,... [Lire la suite]
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06 décembre 2010

A ruby and silver 'peach' snuff bottle. Probably Imperial, 1700–1900

The Imperial Birthday Ruby. A ruby and silver 'peach' snuff bottle. Probably Imperial, 1700–1900. photo Bonhams Ruby with silver; very well hollowed and carved in the form of a peach, the mouth lined with silver. Probably imperial, 1700–1900. Height: 3.58 cm . Mouth: 0.5 cm. Stopper: coral, a fragment of a pendant carved as a fish. Condition: Natural flaws to the underside, nothing too obtrusive; otherwise, in workshop condition. 3.58cm high.- Sold for HK$240,000 Treasury 3, no. 406Provenance: Robert Hall... [Lire la suite]
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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

An important antique ruby and diamond ring & A Belle Epoque ruby, diamond and pearl brooch

An important antique ruby and diamond ring. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The circular-shaped ruby weighing 9.20 carats between pear-shaped diamond shoulders to the openwork gallery and plain hoop, circa 1910, in pink leather Garrard & Co. case. Estimate £400,000 - £600,000. Price Realized £2,169,250 ($3,373,184)Accompanied by report No. 57833 dated 12 November 2010 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating the ruby is of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating Notes: The flat shape and irregular... [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

M. Gérard jewelry @ Sotheby's Geneva

Important Diamond ring, M. Gérard. photo courtesy Sothebys The pear-shaped diamond weighing 16.48 carats, flanked by baguette diamonds, mounted in yellow gold, size 52, with ring sizer, signed M. Gérard and numbered, French assay and maker's marks. Est. 600,000—900,000 CHF. Lot Sold 1,874,500 CHF Accompanied by GIA report no. 5121664993 stating that the diamond is D Colour, VVS1 Clarity. Together with an additional GIA worksheet stating that the diamond may be Potentially Flawless after repolishing. Diamond... [Lire la suite]
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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]