16 octobre 2010

Nephrite, enamel, mother of pearl and diamond table clock, circa 1925, Lacloche Frères, Paris.

Nephrite, enamel, mother of pearl and diamond table clock, circa 1925, Lacloche Frères, Paris. photo courtesy Sotheby's The carved nephrite frame, housing a black lacquer dial inlaid with mother of pearl, framed by patterned white enamel, the hands set with circular-cut diamonds, applied with Roman numerals set with rose-cut diamonds, manual winding movement, dial signed. Estimate 200,000—280,000 HKD. Lot Sold 250,000 HKD Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels & Jadeite, 06 Oct 10, Hong Kong www.sothebys.com
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15 juillet 2010

17th Century Automata Lion Clock Roars in £117,600 @ Bonhams

A very rare and important first half of the 17th Century continental gilt brass automata table clock. Photo: Bonhams LONDON.- An early 17th century gilt brass automata lion clock, which moves its eyes in time with the seconds and roars a chime every hour, sold for £117,600 at Bonhams, New Bond Street as part of its Fine Clocks and Barometers sale on Wednesday 14 July. The sale made an impressive £716,000 in total with a 74% sale rate by value. Made in France, the clock which had been estimated to sell for £70,000 to... [Lire la suite]