A lapis lazuli, turquoise, chrysoprase and gold cuff bracelet, by Boucheron. Estimate $15,000 – $20,000. Price Realized $21,250. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2014
Designed as a cartouche-shaped textured 18k gold cuff, centering upon a row of cabochon lapis lazuli, with cabochon turquoise and chrysoprase detail, mounted in 18k gold, with French assay mark and maker’s mark. Signed Boucheron, Paris, no. 1134
Christie’s. IMPORTANT JEWELS, 22 October 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza
18 karat gold, coral, lapis lazuli, turquoise and diamond brooch, Trio. Photo Sotheby’s
The carved coral face decorated with a twisted lapis lazuli headdress and a collar decorated with turquoise cabochons, set with round and single-cut diamonds weighing approximately .55 carat, gross weight approximately 27 dwts, signed Trio; fitted with pendant loop.. Estimation 6,000 — 8,000 USD
Sotheby’s. Important Jewels. New York | 23 Sep 2014, 10:00 AM
Brooch in the form of an eagle, pave-set turquoises in silver with ruby eyes, diamond beak and a pearl in each claw; backed in gold. Designed by Albert, Prince Consort, 1840, turquoise, silver, ruby, pearl, gold, diamond. Length: 45 millimetres. 2002,0301.1. © Trustees of the British Museum
Twelve of these brooches, the Coburg eagle of Prince Albert, were given to the train-bearers at the wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
An inscribed turquoise snuff bottle, Qianlong mark and period. Photo Sotheby’s
of ovoid form, inscribed in clerical script with an excerpt from an essay written by statesman and historian Ouyang Xiu in 1056, the base inscribed with a four-character seal mark. Height 2 1/8 in., 5.5 cm. Estimation 10,000 — 15,000 USD
Provenance: Collection of Christopher Sin, prior to 1994.
Louise Randall Collection, prior to 2011.
PROPERTY FROM A MIDWEST PRIVATE COLLECTION
A Qianlong mark and period turquoise snuff bottle with an inscription in a similar style of calligraphy from the Mary and George Bloch Collection was sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 26th November 2013, lot 55.
SOTHEBY’S. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART, NEW YORK | 16 SEPT. 2014, 10:30 AM