A French Mid-20th Century 18 karat white gold ring with diamonds and natural pearl by Pierre Sterlé. The ring has 90 round diamonds with an approximate total weight of 2.00 carats, and a natural pearl measuring 8.35 mm carats. The ring is designed as a dimensional swirl culminating with the natural pearl.
|Artist: Pierre Sterlé|
|Signed: Sterlé house mark and French control marks|
|Dimensions: Ring size 3-3/4; this ring can be sized.|
|Item #: R-17197|
|Price: $32,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An American Art Nouveau 18 karat gold and enamel pendant brooch with opals and chrysoprase by Marcus & Co.. The pendant brooch has 6 cabochon white opals, 63 cabochon chrysoprase stones and plique-à-jour enamel. Suspended from the brooch is an opal and chrysoprase pendant drop. Detachable brooch finding and flip-down bail.During the first decade of the twentieth century the firm offered a variety of Revivalist style jewelry. Egyptian inspired pieces along with Renaissance Revival and Mughal style were created. The venerable firm of Marcus & Co. was established in 1892 by William, Herman and George Elder Marcus with a shop in New York. The firm distinguished itself as an early proponent of the Art Nouveau style in America, of which this ring is an exquisite example. During the Art Deco period of the 1920's, the firm continued producing fine jewels in the new Art Deco style and expanded with branches in London, Paris, and Palm Beach.Shown in the Poster House (New York) exhibition "Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau./Nouvelle Femme," June 20-October 6, 2019.
|Artist: Marcus & Co.|
|Signed: “Marcus & Co.”|
|Dimensions: 3-1/2'' length x 2'' width|
|Item #: PT-17467|
|Price: $50,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An Italian Estate 18 karat white and yellow gold ring with emerald and diamonds by Buccellati. The ring has an oval-cut Colombian emerald with an approximate total weight of 2.19 carats, and 30 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .80 carat. The ring is composed in a classic Mario Buccellati foliate design, set with round diamonds that center on the engraved bezel-set emerald. With certificate from Mario Buccellati dated June 14, 2012, stating the ring has ''a Colombian emerald weighing 2.19 ct. and 20 diamond weighing .80 ct in total."
|Signed: “M.Buccellati Italy”|
|Dimensions: Ring size 6-1/4; this ring can be sized smaller.|
|Item #: R-17510|
|Price: $30,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French Late-20th Century 18 karat white and gold ring by Van Cleef & Arpels. The polished yellow and white gold ring is designed in a multi-strand twisted motif.
|Artist: Van Cleef Arpels|
|Signed: "VCA" "OR 750" 0518 1R7|
|Circa: 1970 - 80's|
|Dimensions: Ring size 7; this ring can be sized.|
|Item #: R-18367|
|Price: $2,750 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A modern 18 karat white gold Or Amour Et Trinity ring by Cartier. Unlike with the classic Trinity design, the Or Amour Et Trinity ring has bands of graduating size and features the eponymous text on one of the bands.
|Signed: "Cartier 56 c.1998", Numbered "09696P"|
|Dimensions: Ring size 7|
|Item #: R-19124|
|Price: $2,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A Tiffany Studios New York "Harp" floor lamp with patinated bronze base and green blown-glass "Damascene" shade. This "Damascene" floor lamp is of a lead composition with a transparent green, "dychroide" glass and iridized glass combed decoration. Of particular note is the complexity of the iridization on the lamp that uses two distinct metallic oxides applied in two different techniques. Initially, a shell of transparent green glass was blown onto a core of opaque white glass core, forming the lamp's white interior and thin transparent green exterior. Subsequently, "Dychroide" glass was carefully trailed twenty-nine times around the form. This particular variety of "Dychroide" glass, an innovation by Arthur J. Nash, production manager at the Tiffany Furnaces, has the unique quality of appearing green in reflected light and amber in transmitted light. This innovation gives a dynamic quality to Tiffany's lamps that proved to be a true unification of form and function. When lit, the amber of the "Dychroide" glass causes the green to perceptually vibrate, further amplifying the effect of radiation in the lamp. The network of threads was subsequently marvered into the glass and evenly iridized with gold metallic oxides in the top half of the lamp and platinum metallic oxides in the bottom half of the lamp. Gold metal oxides that transition into strokes of platinum metallic oxides were then painted obliquely around the form. The piece was then blown and tooled into a dome shape. Evidence that the glass was first iridized then blown can be found in the subtle craquelure of the iridescence towards the base of the lamp. The double iridization creates a high luster and an added depth to the piece. A comb with twenty-nine teeth (equivalent to the number of "Dychroide" glass trails) was evenly raked through the semi-molten glass. The combing was purposefully offset from the trails so that they could still be seen in the final wave pattern. The green trails without "Dychroide" threads transmit the most light, creating a vivid amber starburst pattern when lit. The lamp shade is surmounted by a cast bronze aperture ring with three ball screws, liliform heat cap, terminating in a ball-shaped finial. The ventilation holes in the heat cap are subtly concealed by the five petals of the flower. The heat cap holds a light bulb and pull chain that terminates in an acorn pendant. The heat cap is supported on both sides by a harp with two component parts, a double ogee shoulder, and a single ogee base. The two parts of the harp are held together with a pin that allow the user to change the position of the light if they so wish. This mechanism is fitted with rosette motif side knobs that beautifully complement the liliform socket holder. The base of the harp splays into petals, connecting to the globular molding of a five-foot stem which swells, tapers, reswells, straightens, then reswells at the base. The stem is supported by five dartform feet. The cast bronze stem, harp, and base all have acid etched finishes giving them a red-speckled green patina. A similar base and shade are pictured separately in: Tiffany Lamps and Metalware: An illustrated reference to over 2000 models, by Alastair Duncan, Woodbridge: Suffolk: Antique Collectors' Club, 1988. Shade: p. 211, plate 827; base: p. 210, plate 821.
|Artist: Tiffany Studios|
|Dimensions: Lamp: 15'' diameter x 58'' high; Shade 12"|
|Shade Signed: "L.C.T."|
|Base Signed: "Tiffany Studios New York 423 H"|
|Item #: L-18654|
|Price: Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400|
An 18 karat white and yellow gold ring by Van Cleef & Arpels. The center of the ring is white gold with a twisted rope pattern.
|Artist: Van Cleef & Arperls|
|Signed: "Van Cleef Et Arpels" C5055 S4 K18|
|Dimensions: Ring is a size 6. This ring can be resized.|
|Item #: R-18805|
|Price: $7,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An Antique 22 karat gold ring with a black and white enamel band with gold accents, prominently featuring a reddish intaglio that predates its setting. The intaglio depicts a touching scene of mother and child, executed in sparse, elegant brush strokes.
|Dimensions: Ring size 7-1/2|
|Item #: R-19100|
|Price: $9,950 – Call: (212) 644-6400|