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April 26, the auctioneer Woolley and Wallis in Salisbury, United Kingdom, sold a pair of natural pearl and diamond earrings for £ 1.4 million
Let's look at this jewel and its history.» Read more
May 15, 2012, the auction house Sotheby's will sell at auction in Geneva, a diamond royal, the Beau Sancy, and witnessed four centuries of European history. This exceptional gem weighing 34.98 carats is cut in modified pear double rose is estimated between $2 and $4 million. A particularly low estimate let us remember» Read more
Friday, February 11, Art Valorem will auction the collection of Mrs. R. This sale includes a large collection of silverware of the 18, 19 and 20th centuries. We draw your attention to estimates that are particularly reasonable. Lets have a look on some lots that we spoted through the catalogue.
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To achieve the most lavish gifts of their time, Alexander III and Nicolas II, last Tsar of Russia, involve illustrious silversmith houses in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Often, colorful enamel, precious art objects from the workshops of Faberge or Ovchinnikov: kovsh, table service, vodka, cigarette, easter egg, are offered to the relatives and guests of prestige. For 10 years, these symbols of the splendor of the former Russian empire fetch record prices at auctions. » Read more
Some jewels are made of non-precious metal. Are they therefore not precious jewels? To answer this question the creator of unique jewelry, Salome Osorio, wants to remind us how this gem has established itself over the centuries against his older brother, the high jewelry. » Read more
In all the cutlery, spoon is the first to emerge from the Paleolithic, it is made of bone or wood. It is not until the fifteenth century that silver spoon develops coincident with the appearance of the fork with which they form what is called a couvert, a fork and a spoon of the same model, the same silversmith and made on the same date. » Read more
François-Désiré Froment-Meurice is one of the most important French Romantic artists. Leader of a famous nineteenth century dynasty of Parisian goldsmiths and jewelers it was nicknamed the "Cellini" in reference to the great Florentine sculptor of the Renaissance.» Read more
Whether reading an auction catalog, a book or a specialized article, amateur frequently meets the word "poincon", mark in english, attached to a piece of silverware or jewelry. What do they mean ? Do they have any influence on the price and value of jewelry and silverware on which they are found ?» Read more
Last week, a diamond known as the Wittelsbach became the most expensive gem ever sold at auction. Sold € 18.70 million by Christie's London to the famous London jeweler, Laurence Graff, the Wittelsbach diamond is an exception in many ways ...
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Jean Puiforcat is the leader of the Art Deco silverware in France. Modern artist, he is one of the first to develop simple and geometric lines in French luxury silverware.» Read more