Asian Works of Art, Lots 1-423 Wednesday 6th June 2018 at 11am
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European Works of Art, Lots 424-749 Thursday 7th June 2018 at 11am
Lots: 701-749 of 749
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Lot 701
§A PORTRAIT MINIATURE OF A LADY, BY MARIE-HONORE RENAUD (BEFORE 1797- AFTER 1857), 1812
with a large white feather to her headdress, wearing a high-necked white chemise and blue silk dress, on ivory, gilt signature and date '23.7bre.1811' to right, in milled gilt-metal mount and square wood frame
7cm diameter

A pupil of Louis-Francois Aubry, this artist also worked in enamels. For another example of his work on ivory at this date, see Binoche & Giquello, Paris, 6th June 2012, Lot 72, also see Leo R. Schidlof, The Miniature in Europe, Graz, 1964, p.671
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 702
A PORTRAIT MINIATURE OF THE KING OF ROME, FRENCH SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY
after the portrait by Baron Gérard (François Pascal Gérard 1770-1837), the young 'Aiglon' shown reclining on green cushions wearing a white shirt with red sash clutching a sceptre to his chest, painted in enamels, with pink counter enamel, in a milled and beaded gilt-metal frame with suspension ring
oval 4cm

Napoleon François Charles Joseph Bonaparte (1811-1832), Prince Imperial, titular Emperor of the French as Napoleon II in 1815, was the son of Napoleon and his second wife, Archduchess Marie Louise of Austria, known from birth as the King of Rome.


Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 703
§THREE CONTINENTAL PORTRAIT MINIATURES, ALL EARLY 19TH CENTURY
one of a lady with lace bonnet and dove blue dress, on ivory, French School, circa 1825, with gilt-metal milled mount and leafy suspension clip to the black tole square frame, oval 10.5cm; one of a young lady with red shawl, pearl necklace and gold ear loops, on ivory, French School, circa 1805, plain gilt-metal mount with red-painted ivory surround and tortoiseshell backed (probably originally from the cover of a portrait box), 6.5cm diameter; and one of a young lady with white dress and black lace shawl, on ivory, probably Spanish School, circa 1805, plain gold mount and cloth surround, oval 5.2cm
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 704
§TWO PORTRAIT MINIATURES, BY ELIZABETH SUSAN (NEE LAW) LADY COLCHESTER (1799-1883), CIRCA 1850
of her son and husband respectively, on ivory, the Hon. Reginald Abbot (1842-1919, 3rd Baron Colchester) in a white dress with blue details, in a gilt-metal-mounted cloth-covered frame, Charles Admiral Lord Colchester (1798-1867, 2nd Baron Colchester) in a black coat and holding a letter, in gesso framed gilt mount under glass, each with inscribed details to reverse
largest image 10.7cm high
(2)
Estimate:  £120 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 705
§A GOLD, DIAMOND AND PORTRAIT MINIATURE PENDANT, LATE 18TH CENTURY
the English School miniature, late 1770s, of a young lady painted with dressed hair and pale blue dress with white edging, on ivory, oval 2.3cm, surrounded by a border of foiled cushion shaped and circular diamonds in cut down collet silver settings, the gold reverse of arched outline (perhaps for a ring) with hinged suspension ring and later brooch fitting
4cm high overall
Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 706
EIGHTEEN CARAT GOLD, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND BROOCH, FRENCH, LATE 19TH CENTURY
designed as an orchid decorated naturalistically in matte and translucent enamel with rose and circular diamond detailing, French assay mark, detachable brooch fitting, in a fitted later case stamped 'Tessier'

Flowers feature in jewellery from earliest times, but the 19th century is arguably when they bloomed most prolifically. New species of flowering plants were pouring in from all over the world and jewellers began to focus on ever greater accuracy in their imitations of nature. By the end of the century many were suffering from 'Orchidomania' or 'Orchidelirium'. New species of the exotic flower were sort after by obsessive collectors and became symbols of wealth and power. Joseph Chamberlain, Britain's Secretary of State for the Colonies in 1895, was never seen in public without an orchid in his button hole. Plants were dispatched daily from London to his Highbury estate near Birmingham, where he nurtured them in his orchid house. The Parisian jewellers, Duval and le Turq created an exceptional series of orchid and butterfly jewels which were exhibited at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1889 (D.Bennet & D.Mascetti, Understanding Jewellery, ACC Books Ltd, 2017, pl.344). At the same time Tiffany & Co.'s head designer, Paulding Farnham, designed twenty-five similarly enamelled orchid brooches. They were awarded the Gold Medal and sold out by the second day. Jay Gould, the American financier, who also collected real orchids, purchased a number of the Tiffany jewelled versions for his wife. Tiffany went on to design a further forty-one different varieties which sold in their London and Paris shops. Each enamelled orchid brooch was precisely modelled on an exotic variety using the latest reference book, or sketched straight from newly imported specimens. Ecstatic at their success, John Loring, Tiffany's design director, declared: 'Nature sells!'

Estimate:  £1800 - 2200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 707
ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL DAY-DATE, REF. 18038: A GENTLEMAN'S EIGHTEEN CARAT GOLD BRACELET WATCH, CIRCA 1987
No.9545722, cal.3055 automatic twenty-seven jewel movement, champagne dial with applied gold Roman numerals, baton hands and outer minute track with luminescent indicators, aperture for day (in English) at twelve and magnified date aperture at three o'clock, Oyster case with fluted bezel and screw-down back and crown, the President three-row block link bracelet with fold-over Crown clasp, dial, case, movement and bracelet signed, case and bracelet with 18 carat Swiss gold convention marks, bracelet No.8385
36mm diameter

With Rolex chronometer papers and receipt from Tyme (Watches of Switzerland Ltd.), 1 Old Bond Street, London, dated 20 February 1988.
Estimate:  £5000 - 7000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 708
SARCAR, GENEVA: TWO GOLD POCKET WATCHES COMMEMORATING THE SHAH OF IRAN'S CORONATION, CIRCA 1967
both with manual wind 17 jewel movements signed Sarcar, the gilt satin dials with the Shah's emblem and applied baton indexes and baton hands, the medallion form cases with broad bezel decorated with burnished stars on a frosted ground, milled edges, Swiss 18 carat gold marks, one with dial signed Sarcar, the reverse stamped with a scene from the coronation ceremony of the Empress kneeling before the Shah, with black tassel, black slip-case and its black box, the other with conjoined profiles of the Shah and the Empress Farah Diba to the reverse and with black tassel, black slip case and its fitted blue box, both boxes gilt stamped with the Shah's emblem
3.1cm diameter

A number of variants of these medallion form watches, all with the same bezel but differing backs, appear to have been produced as gifts from the Shah. For examples signed to dial and movement 'Vacheron & Constantin' see Sotheby's, Geneva, 10 November 2015, lot 153, and Phillips, Geneva, 12 November 2016, lot 83.


Estimate:  £800 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 709
EIGHTEEN CARAT GOLD 'TAURUS' PENDANT, CIRCA 1988
designed as the head of a bull
London hallmarks for 1988, maker's mark HL
43.5gr
Estimate:  £1000 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 710
TWO CHAINS
both of rope design, the smaller chain with 9 carat gold import marks for 1997, length approximately 400mm, the larger chain length approximately 520mm
4.8gr and 16.2gr respectively
Estimate:  £220 - 280 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 711
KNOT BRACELET
signed Puig Doria
length approximately 180mm, 13.4gr
Estimate:  £250 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 712
A NINE CARAT GOLD FOB CHAIN / BRACELET
double graduated filed curb links, hallmark, maker's mark WHW Ltd
length185mm, approximately, 29gr
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 713
SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING, CIRCA 1979
the circular sapphire within a border of single-cut diamonds, hallmarked London, 1979, maker's mark EJ
size K
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 714
EIGHTEEN CARAT GOLD, SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING, 1880s
the tapering band collet with a cushion shaped sapphire between circular diamonds and similarly cut sapphires, hallmarked Chester, date letter indistinguishable, maker's mark I.J.
size Q
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 715
GOLD HALF SOVEREIGN BRACELET, COMPOSITE
the articulated bracelet composed of a series of eight George III half sovereigns dated 1797-1810, connected by oval chain links
length approximately 200 mm, 27gr
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 716
NINE CARAT GOLD RETRO BRACELET, 1950s
designed as an articulated row of geometric links, Birmingham hallmarks for 1952, maker's mark C & F
length approximately 190mm, 53.5gr
Estimate:  £1000 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 717
GARNET PENDANT, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
the pear shaped garnet in a foil back setting suspended within a surround of oval garnets similarly set; together with a pair of paste cluster buttons, late 18th century, of whorl design, with later earring post fittings (one paste deficient)
(3)
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 718
CHRYSOBERYL BROOCH, PORTUGUESE, 18TH CENTURY
designed as a flowerhead with cushion shaped and calibré-cut 'chrysolites' in foiled closed back settings, later pin
diameter 32mm approximately
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 719
PEARL AND ENAMEL LOCKET, MID 19TH CENTURY
the oval black enamel locket decorated with a pearl wreath opening to reveal two photographic compartments on a fine back chain, length approximately 695mm excluding locket (locket length approximately 34mm from base of bale); together with a banded agate brooch, circa 1867, designed as a cartouche and suspending three plaque drops with granulated detail to the frames

Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 720
GOLD AND DIAMOND LOCKET, LATE 19TH CENTURY
of heart design with a central circular diamond opening to reveal a photograph compartment
Estimate:  £250 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 721
PURPLE TASSIE TYPE GLASS INTAGLIO RING, CIRCA 1800
the oval amethyst coloured glass carved with a profile of a bearded man after the Antique (gold shank sawn through, one piece provided, one small section lacking); together with a gold mourning ring the blue enamel shank inscribed 'In memory of Geo.Hen.Earl of Litchfield. 1772' (central stone deficient), size K½; two further gold mourning rings: one enamelled in black and white inscribed 'John.Townson.Esqr. OB.3.Mar.1797.AE 71', hallmarked London 1796, size N ½, the other wide band with white border enamel (original black enamel to centre now deficient) engraved to the inside of the shank 'Frances Penelope Thackthwaite Obt 21st May1793 at 28', size W ½
(4)

George Henry Lee, 3rd Earl of Lichfield (1718-1772) was a Member of Parliament for the county of Oxford in 1741-42, inheriting the title from his father in 1743. In 1760 he became the High Steward of the University of Oxford and in the same year Lord of the Bedchamber to King George III, in which position he may have been witness to a brief episode in 1765 of the King's mania (probably caused by porphyria). Having joined the Privy Council in 1762, Lord Lichfield assumed the role of Chancellor of the University of Oxford in the same year.
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 722
AMETHYST PENDANT, MID 19TH CENTURY
the embellished cruciform set with oval amethysts and granulated detailing
length approximately 55mm (including bale)
Estimate:  £800 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 723
GOLD LONG CHAIN, CIRCA 1840
each triple textured gold link decorated with granulation on an engraved barrel clasp
length approximately 975mm, 44grs
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 724
TWO DIAMOND BROOCHES, 18TH / 19TH CENTURY
one bow brooch set throughout with foil backed rose and lasque-cut diamonds in cut down collet settings, the other a composite brooch of ribbon, garland and floral design similarly set, two diamonds deficient, one supplied in detached claw setting
(2)
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 725
PAIR OF MULTI COLOURED GEMSTONE PENDENT EARRINGS
each designed as an articulated cascade of oval stones including citrines, garnets, amethysts and smoky quartz
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 726
MOONSTONE, AQUAMARINE, SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND LONGCHAIN
the filed curb link chain spectacle set with oval aquamarines alternating with similarly shaped cabochon moonstones, accented with oval sapphires and brilliant-cut diamonds
length approximately 740mm

Estimate:  £1000 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 727
MULTI COLOURED GEMSTONE NECKLACE
spectacle set with oval blue topaz, citrine, amethyst, peridot and garnet
length approximately 540mm
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 728
PAIR OF AMETHYST AND DIAMOND PENDENT EARRINGS, 1960s
each oval shaped amethyst detachable drop decorated with graduated single- and brilliant-cut diamonds suspended from a circular amethyst surmount similarly decorated
length of entire earring 50mm approximately
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 729
ROCK CRYSTAL AND PASTE RING
the foiled pink paste cabochon centrally set between rose cut rock crystal and granulated decoration, size I; together with a gold and carnelian intaglio ring depicting the helmeted profile of Minerva, size K, damage to carnelian
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 730
AMETHYST AND DIAMOND RING, 1960s
the oval amethyst within an asymmetric surround set with single-cut and cushion and baguette diamonds, one diamond deficient
size R½
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 731
DIAMOND RING
the two central brilliant-cut diamonds set asymmetrically within two undulating rows of brilliant- and single-cut stones
size N
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 732
AMETHYST NECKLACE
of negligeé design, set throughout with oval amethysts in collet settings
adjustable length (not including pendant maximum length approximately 42mm) 490mm-530mm approximately
Estimate:  £1000 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 733
DIAMOND HAIR SLIDE
of abstract leaf design, set with a row of brilliant-cut diamonds and a line of marquise-cut stones
length approximately 62mm
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 734
BLACK OPAL DOUBLET AND DIAMOND RING, 1970s
the oval black opal doublet within a surround of single-cut diamonds in millegrain settings
size O
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 735
THREE STONE DIAMOND RING
claw set with three brilliant-cut diamonds
size K
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 736
BALTIC AMBER NECKLACE, CIRCA 1920
the row of thirty one graduated knotted ovoid amber beads measuring from 19.6mm to 35mm approximately, together with a photograph of the vendor's mother wearing the necklace taken in the early 1920s
length approximately 890mm, 146gr all in

Accompanied by a certificate from Gemmological Certification Services, London, No.78148-05, stating that the beads are natural Baltic amber with no indications of heating, dated 26 March 2018.
Estimate:  £1200 - 1800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 737
OPAL NECKLACE, GERMAN, 1970s
the asymmetric pendant mounted with three graduating opals in a bi-coloured wire surround to a similarly coloured back chain of hinged ball links
length approximately 415-450mm (excluding pendant length approximately 40mm)
Estimate:  £1000 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 738
AQUAMARINE AND TOURMALINE NECKLACE
designed as a row of alternating oval aquamarines and similarly cut pink tourmalines
length approximately 530mm

Estimate:  £800 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 739
JADE NECKLACE
designed as a row of knotted beads measuring between 5mm-10mm approximately, length approximately 710mm; together with a pair of carved jade pendent earrings
(3)
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 740
GOLD, TURQUOISE, PEARL AND ENAMEL NECKLACE, NORTH INDIA, PROBABLY JAIPUR OR DEHLI, CIRCA 1860
designed to one side as a series of stylised blossoms 'kundan' set with turquoises, each motif with seed pearl and enamel bead surmount and articulated pendant, a central larger pendant featuring facing birds similarly set, the other side decorated with 'meenakari' enamelling in red, green, blue and white, on a golden cord with tassel terminals, two seed pearls deficient, in its contemporary leather case with cream velvet and silk lining, underside gilt stamped 'HOWELL / JAMES & CO. / REGENT STREET'
length approximately 440mm to later bale clasp, 770mm to the start of the tassel terminals

Provenance: the Cecil family of Hatfield House, Marquesses of Salisbury. Within the Cecil family this piece was always called 'The Palmerston Necklace' since it was reputedly given by the 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1784-1865) to a member of the Cecil family; thence by descent until given by Lady David Cecil (née Rachel McCarthy, 1909-1982) to the present vendor in the mid sixties.

While most Indian jewellery favoured colourful stone combinations, the elegant and rare restraint of just turquoise and pearl to one side of this necklace probably indicates outside influence on the jeweller, perhaps a commission specifically for the British market. Although the use of the probably Persian mined turquoise to one side is unusual, the colourfully rich enamelling of the other side is typical of Mughal ornamentation. Comparable work is found on a hair ornament attributed to Delhi, circa 1850, published in S. Stronge, N. Smith and J.C. Harle, A Golden Treasury: Jewellery from the Indian Subcontinent, Exh. cat., Cartwright Hall, Bradford Art Galleries and Museums, 24 Sept.-27 Nov. 1988; Zamana Gallery, London, 13 April-25 June 1989, p.57.

Howell, James & Co. was a successful and innovative Victorian luxury goods retailer, dealing in a broad range of goods including haberdashery, jewellery and clocks. As well as showing at the International Exhibitions of the period, they mounted variously themed 'Exhibitions' at their premises. These exhibitions were perhaps forerunners of those held rather later by another famous retailer, Liberty's. It is possible Lord Palmerston may have purchased this necklace at an Indian themed exhibition held by Howell, James & Co. Located in Lower Regent Street, a visitor in 1865 described their main room as 'arranged in the best style of modern shop-building: the carpeted floor soft to the tread and pleasing to the eye; and around the room are arranged time-pieces of every variety and design, and counters glazed like ferneries, but containing white velvet cases in which repose jewels of every kind and value' (John Culme, The Directory of Gold & Silversmiths, Woodbridge, 1987, pp.241/2).
Estimate:  £4000 - 6000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 741
LADY'S ENAMEL, GOLD AND DIAMOND FOB WATCH, SWISS, LATE 19TH CENTURY
the blue guilloché enamel case decorated with a bird and foliage set with rose diamonds opening to reveal a white face with Roman numerals suspended from an associated swirling pin brooch, cuvette signed 'Ate Aubert à Lausanne' and numbered 1414
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 742
SILVER-GILT AND CLOISONNE ENAMEL EGG PENDANT, RUSSIAN LATE 19TH CENTURY
the turquoise girdle flanked by geometric and stylised foliate motifs in variously coloured enamels, suspension ring with maker's mark YaR (in Cyrillic) and '84'
28mm approximately long overall
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 743
COLLECTION OF JEWELLERY
comprising: a cultured pearl necklace with single-cut diamond clasp, length approximately 930mm; a pair of cultured pearl and brilliant-cut diamond earrings, 1960s; a turquoise and diamond cluster ring, 1960s, size P½; a sapphire and cultured pearl bombé ring, size J½; and a five stone step-cut amethyst mesh bracelet, length approximately 191mm
(6)
Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 744
TURQUOISE BROOCH, PROBABLY IRANIAN, 1970s
designed as a perched 'Bird of Paradise' decorated with oval and circular turquoise, two turquoise unset (provided), in velvet presentation case

Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 745
PAIR OF CULTURED PEARL AND DIAMOND PENDENT EARRINGS, 1960s
each detachable surmount set with single-cut, marquise shaped and baguette diamonds suspending a similarly set articulated drop terminating in a cultured pearl
length of entire earring 66mm approximately
Estimate:  £1200 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 746
CULTURED PEARL, SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND NECKLACE, 1950s
the clasp of geometric design set throughout with brilliant- and single-cut diamonds, circular and calibré-cut sapphires on two rows of graduated knotted cultured pearls measuring from 6-9mm approximately (one row deficient)
length approximately 553mm
Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 747
PEARL, EMERALD, RUBY AND SAPPHIRE BRACELET, 1930s
designed as an articulated chain accented with carved emerald, sapphire and ruby beads with pearl decoration (pearls untested)
length approximately 195mm
Estimate:  £1200 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 748
EMERALD AND DIAMOND RING
the oval emerald within a plaque surround of brilliant-cut diamonds and calibré-cut emeralds with shaped quatrefoil accents to the terminal points
size N
Estimate:  £2200 - 2500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 749
SET OF THREE GEMSTONE ETERNITY RINGS, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
each channel set with calibré-cut ruby, sapphire or emerald stones respectively
size N/O
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
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