19 décembre 2010

A jadeite jade and gem-set elephant

A jadeite jade and gem-set elephant. photo Bonhams the jadeite jade elephant with a carved emerald figure riding in a gold howdah, accentuated throughout with various shapes of emeralds, sapphires, rubies and freshwater cultured pearls, with wooden stand; detailed in fourteen karat gold; dimensions: 7 3/4 x 3 1/4 x 7in. (please contact the jewelry department for details of the condition, elephant photographed without stand). Sold for $7,930 Bonhams and Butterfields. Fine Jewelry, 15 Dec 2010. New York, Los Angeles, San... [Lire la suite]
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06 décembre 2010

Mauboussin 'Jaipur' & 'Bolero' @ Sotheby's Geneva

o Gem-set, cultured pearl and diamond necklace and a pair of ear clips, 'Jaipur', Mauboussin. photo Sotheby"s. Comprising: a necklace set with cultured pearls of black tint enhanced with cabochon and fluted carved sapphires, buff-top amethyst, pink tourmaline and peridot, and brilliant-cut diamonds, length approximately 375mm, together with a pair of ear clips en suite, signed Mauboussin Paris, French assay and maker's marks. Estimate 40,000—60,000 CHF. Lot Sold 98,500 CHF Gem-set, mother of pearl, cultured... [Lire la suite]
26 novembre 2010

Nardi. A Blackamoor Brooch with Diamond, Pearls and Sapphires in Gold

Nardi. A Blackamoor Brooch with Diamond, Pearls and Sapphires in Gold. photo Philips de Pury & Co Designed as a blackamoor with a carved ebony head, wearing a textured and braided gold turban with sapphire-set star motifs, the top set with a white cultured pearl measuring approximately 8.05 mm, with collet-set diamond ear pendants, to the shield-shaped tunic decorated with circular-cut sapphires and a circular-cut diamond and pearl trim, mounted in 18K yellow gold, length 2 inches.   Signed 'S. Nardi' with a Nardi... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2010

Nardi's Bejeweled "Friendly Ogre". Italy, ca. 1950's

Nardi's Bejeweled "Friendly Ogre". Italy, ca. 1950's. photo by 1stdibs This bejeweled "friendly ogre" is characteristic of Nardi's playful designs. His hat, beard, and earrings are set with rubies and the hat is further ornamented with dangling emeralds. His nostrils are sapphires. The reverse is a gold carving of a male and female nude seen from the back. The large pendent (2.5 inches long) hangs from a black silk cord. height: 11 in. Price $8,500 Primavera Gallery NY, 210 11th Ave... [Lire la suite]
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31 janvier 2010

18K and Gemstone Chinese Foo Dog Brooch, USA, 1950's

18K and Gemstone Chinese Foo Dog Brooch, USA, 1950's Fantastic Stylized Foo Dog Brooch. Cast and engraved Gold with diamonds, rubies and sapphires. Beautiful hand finishing to the gold. Price $5,000 Dragonette LTD. 711 N. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles CA, 90069. Phone: 310-855-9091 - E-Mail: dragonette@mac.com
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