EMERALD, SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND BROOCH, BOUCHERON, CIRCA 1920 Designed as a stylised lotus flower, embellished with millegrain set rose, pear-shaped, single- and circular-cut diamonds, and calibré-cut sapphires and emeralds, signed Boucheron Paris and indistinctly numbered, French assay and maker's marks.
French Sampler: Christmas Cards discovered by helvarsh deer
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The Maharaja is Coming
[Detail view: Durbar of Bijay Singh of Marwar Jodhpur, 1750–1800; Opaque watercolor and gold on paper; Harvard Art Museum/Arthur M Sackler Museum.] For what seems like eons, we've been anticipating the East Coast debut of Maharaja: The Splendour of India's Royal Courts, the V & A's opulent 2009 blockbuster. [Tea case Louis Vuitton Paris, 1926; Leather with silver, ceramic and glass; Collection Louis Vuitton.] But now the exhibition opening, at the VMFA in Richmond, is finally in sight -- May…
Art Deco Silvered Salt Shaker Penguin, Designed by Sandoz for Christofle, 1935
Art Deco salt or sugar dispenser in the form of a penguin. Artist or Maker: Christofle. Design by Sandoz. Signature and marks: Christofle stamped mark. Modelnumber. Style: Art Deco. Date: 1935. Material: Silvered metal. Origin: France. Size: H 5.1 inch. / L 2.4 inch / W 2 inch. H 13 cm. / L 6 cm. / W 5 cm. Condition: Original good condition. See pictures. Literature: Metalkunst vom Jugendstil zur Moderne, Karl H. Bröhan, Bröhan Museum Berlin. 150 ans d’orfèvrerie…
ART DECO DIAMOND AND MULTI-GEM CASES A hinged rock crystal case, with carved sapphire, cabochon sapphire and rose-cut diamond plaque detail, mounted in platinum, circa 1925, 3 1/2 x 2 5/8 x 3/4 ins., signed Bourdier, Paris