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Auction Description for Lempertz: Decorative Arts - Session 2
Viewing Notes:
Friday 3rd May. 10am - 5.30pm. Saturday 4th May 10am - 4pm. Sunday 5th May 11am - 3pm. Monday 6th May - Wednesday 8th May 10am - 5.30pm. Thursday 9th May 11am - 2pm. Friday 10th May 10am - 5pm. Brussels (selected items) Thursday 25th April - Saturday 27th April 10am - 6pm
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www.lempertz.com

Decorative Arts - Session 2

(346 Lots)

by Lempertz

Platinum House

346 lots with images

May 10, 2013

Live Auction

Neumarkt 3

Cologne, 50667 Germany

Phone: +49 221 92 572917

Fax: +49 221 92 57296

Email: info@lempertz.com

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An antique Greek bronze seal ring

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Description: An antique Greek bronze seal ring depicting a fighting bull. Very fine patina. Minimal traces of corrosion to the inner side of the ring band. C. 3rd century B.C.

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An 18 ct gold and antique bronze ring

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Description: An 18 ct gold and antique bronze ring. Fragmentary Ptolemaic bronze ring head with portrait of Queen Berenice II., c. 246 - 222 B.C., modern gold mounting circle of Elisabeth Treskow (Bochum 1898 - Brühl 1972). Stamped fineness mark 750.

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An 18 ct gold link-chain

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Description: An 18 ct gold linkchain by Falco Marx, Cologne 1941 - 2012. Hand-forged. With maker's mark "FM".

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An antique Roman gold and black jasper intaglio ring

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Description: An antique Roman fine gold and black jasper intaglio ring. Stone engraved with a head of a young actor wearing a mask of a bearded old man on the back of his head. 1st century B.C./1st century A.D.

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An 18 ct gold seal ring by Falco Marx

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Description: An 18 ct gold seal ring by Falco Marx (Cologne 1941 - 2012) with cast of a late Roman intaglio depicting a bird. Fineness mark 750, maker's mark FM.

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A Roman fine gold ring

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Description: A Roman fine gold ring. Thin sheet gold band with stamped relief of an intaglio depicting two clasping hands ("dextrarum junctio"). 2nd/3rd century A.D.

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An iron, gold and chalcedony antique Roman intaglio ring

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Description: An iron, gold and antique Roman chalcedony intaglio ring by Falco Marx (Cologne 1941 - 2012). The intaglio depicting a standing Venus tying her sandals. Unmarked. 3rd century A.D.

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An 18 ct gold and agate ring with Roman intaglio

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Description: An 18 ct gold and agate ring by Falko Marx (Cologne 1941 - 2012) with Roman intaglio depicting a standing Minerva. 2nd/3rd century A.D.

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An antique Roman Hellenistic fine gold and Onyx intaglio ring

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Description: An antique Roman-Hellenistic fine gold and onyx intaglio ring. Stone engraved with a winged head of an eros en face. 1st/2nd Century A.D. The ring mount reworked.

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A possibly English early 19th century 14 ct gold and carved carnelian scarabaeus pendant

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Description: A possibly English early 19th century 14 ct gold and carved carnelian scarabaeus pendant mounted as hinged fob-seal. Intaglio in Etruscan style depicting a standing warrior.

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A pair of 18 ct gold Antique Revival earclips set with a Roman cornelian cameo and a cast of it

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Description: A pair of 18 ct gold Antique Revival earclips by Peter Heyden (born Schweinitz 1932, lives in Cologne). One set with an antique Roman-Augustus cornelian cameo. 1st century B.C./1st century A.D.), the other with a cast. Stamped with fineness mark 750, maker's mark and mark of Cologne goldsmith guild.

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A 14 ct gold brooch with ivory carving

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Description: A 14 ct gold brooch with ivory carving in finely pierced high relief, depicting a tea ceremony in front of a court house. China, probably for the European market.

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An antique Chinese gold filigree and ivory necklace

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Description: An antique Chinese gold filigree and ivory necklace comprising six delicately carved ivory plaques alternating with gold filigree links set with coral coloured glass pearls. C. 1900. Added a carved Chinese wooden box.

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A fine gold meshwork chain

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Description: A fine gold meshwork chain.

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A Spanish Renaissance silver gilt reliquiary pendant

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Description: A Spanish Renaissance silver gilt reliquiary pendant with verre églomisé panel depicting the crucification, verso inlaid glazed copper plate depicting St. Veronica. Eglomisé with minimal losses to the lower rim.

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A pair of Chinese fine gold granulation and filigree earrings

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Description: A pair of Chinese fine gold granulation and filigree earrings. Kashgar, c. 19th century. Minor losses.

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A silver gilt filigree bracelet

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Description: A silver gilt filigree bracelet composed of rosette links. South or East Europe, first third 20th century.

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A Mughal style silver gilt necklace

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Description: A Mughal style silver gilt necklace set with foiled coloured paste cabochons with pearl fringe. One stone lost. India, possibly 19th century.

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A gold portrait brooch of Maharaja

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Description: A gold portrait brooch of a Maharaja, the historical photo overpainted with polychrome gouache and gilt. Archaeological-historical frame with cord bandwork. Original case with leather covering. Loss of colour and foxing to edges. India, third quarter 19th century, the mount probably Victorian.

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A pair of Mughal gold and turquoise ear pendants

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Description: A pair of Indian Mughal gold and turquoise ear pendants. Pearl and turquoise coloured glass hanging droplets later. Stud mount also later.

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An Indian 18 ct gold Mughal style pendant

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Description: An Indian 18 ct gold Mughal style pendant set with rose-cut and square-cut diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds and foiled paste. With freshwater pearl fringe. Minimal chips to stones.

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An Indian fine gold and enamel turban ornament

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Description: An Indian fine gold and enamel turban ornament (Sarpech) set with diamonds, beryls and emeralds. Reverse with partial enamel remains. Possibly North India, 19th century.

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An Iranian gold and enamel pendant

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Description: An Iranian gold and enamel pendant set with coloured stones and hanging pearls. Both sides with floral enamel decoration. Losses to enamel and later pendant loop. Probably 19th century.

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A Mughal gold and turquoise bracelet

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Description: A Mughal gold and turquoise bracelet. Flowerhead links joined by a double coiled wire chord. Minor damage and some losses to turquoises.

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An gold, enamel and diamond brooch

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Description: A gold, enamel and diamond brooch depicting a bird's nest, set with pearls, rubies and a garnet. Probably by Wolfe & Co, London 1970s.

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An Art Nouveau 18 ct gold, plique-à-jour enamel and diamond pendant

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Description: An Art Nouveau 18 ct gold, plique-à-jour enamel and diamond pendant marked Julien Duval (born Paris 1859), the medal with praying saint by Frédéric Charles Victor Vernon (Paris 1858 - 1912). Reverse with engraved French dedication. Pendant-loop marked with Paris "petite garantie", 1838 - 1919 and maker's mark Julien Duval. French 18 ct gold chain added.

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A Belle Epoque, 18 ct gold, plique-à-jour enamel and diamond pendant-brooch

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Description: A Belle Epoque, 18 ct gold, plique-à-jour enamel, diamond and pearl pendant-brooch marked Lucien Gautrait and Léon Gariot (both worked in Paris late 19th century).

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An Art Nouveau 18 ct gold, enamel and pearl brooch

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Description: An Art Nouveau 18 ct gold, enamel and pearl brooch depicting a maple branch. Marked with Paris "petite garantie", 1838 - 1919 (Tardy, 161). Unidentified maker's mark "AF".

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An Art Nouveau 18 ct gold and pearl pendant brooch depicting a parakeet

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Description: An Art Nouveau 18 ct gold and pearl pendant brooch depicting a parakeet by Maison Arthus Bertrand. Stamped "Arthus Bertrand" and numbered 3457. Needle with Paris "petite garantie", 1838 - 1919 and unidentified maker's mark.

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An Art Nouveau gold and enamel brooch

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Description: An Art Nouveau gold and enamel brooch. The polychrome enamel en ronde bosse. In the form of an iris, the flowerheads set with octagonal-cut diamonds. Two subsequent soldered pendant loops. C. 1900.

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An Art Nouveau 14 ct gold, silver, pearl and emerald bracelet

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Description: An Art Nouveau 14 ct gold, silver, pearl and emerald bracelet. Possibly made from a necklace. 308 cushion and rose-cut diamonds, 26 pearls (probably mostly natural, not tested, diameter 3 - 4 mm) and 19 emeralds. Emeralds minimally chipped, one replaced with glass stone.

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A jewelled and enamelled gold pendant formed as a dragon with Renaissance half-length figure of the Virgin

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Description: A jewelled and enamelled gold pendant formed as a dragon with Renaissance half-length figure of the Virgin, the polychrome partially translucent enamel in champlevé, basse taille and ronde bosse. The tail and body of the dragon, cast in the round, set graduated beryl / emerald cabochons, the head crowned with a pyramid-cut emerald, the bared jaws with articulated tongue. The back of the dragon set with a praying half-length figure of the Virgin, frontal viewpoint, cast in the round. The pendant hung from three chains with emerald beads. The crown of the Virgin added with minimal chips to enamel, solder traces to lower mantle. Probably 19th century; the Virgin, Spain, 16th century.

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A Russian jewelled silver and gold miniature rhino pendant

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Description: A Russian jewelled silver and gold miniature rhino pendant set throughout with circular-cut and rose-cut diamonds, the eyes with rubies. St. Petersburg assay mark, 1908 - 17 and fineness mark 56 zolotniki, maker's mark KB (kyrillic). St. Petersburg, 1908 - 17.

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A Russian Belle Epoque jewelled 14 ct gold and enamel brooch

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Description: A Russian Belle Epoque jewelled 14 ct gold and enamel brooch set with rose-cut diamonds and a circular-cut diamond of approximately 0.20 ct. St. Petersburg, 1896 - 1903. Fineness mark 56 zolotniki with initials of assay master Jakow Ljapunow, 1896 - 1903 and with maker's mark K. Bok, in full (Goldberg, No. 707).

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An Archeological Revival 18 ct gold and enamel bangle

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Description: An Archeological Revival 18 ct gold and enamel bangle set with a cabuncle cabochon and rose-cut diamonds. Unmarked. Castellani Style, probably English, c. 1870/80.

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A gold pendant-brooch with cameo

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Description: A gold pendant-brooch with cameo, carnelian with portrait of a lady. The frame and pendant set with half-pearls. The reverse with a glazed medallion. With safety chain. One pearl lost. England, c. 1870.

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A Victorian 15 ct gold and shell-cameo brooch

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Description: A Victorian 15 ct gold and shell-cameo brooch. Stamped 15 ct.

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An Archeological Revival 14 ct gold meshwork necklace and locket-pendant

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Description: An Archeological Revival 14 ct gold meshwork necklace and locket-pendant with filigree decoration set with seed pearls. Possibly German, c. 1870.

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A Victorian

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Description: A Victorian "Pebble" pendant of three-piece design, the hinged oval pendant set with polyvhrome jaspers, seed pearls and garnet cabochons. The centre with St. Andrew's cross with applied crown. England, second half 19th century.

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A Victorian gold cameo brooch

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Description: A Victorian gold cameo brooch, the rose-coloured shell depicting a lady as Flora, within a cord frame. Marked 15 ct and maker's mark "A.J" in a rectangle. Pin with small solder repairs. England, c. 1860.

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A vermeil jewellery set of a Hungarian magnate

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Description: A vermeil jewellery set of a Hungarian magnate, incomplete, consisting of a blue velvet-lined belt, a two-part coat chain with rear hook, two rosette-shaped decorative pins, an Agraffe with clip and feather pocket to the reverse and 27 buttons in three various sizes. Rich silver filigree set with mother-of-pearl/blister pearls, garnets or red glass cabochons respectively and turquoises. Marks, amongst others, of Austria-Hungarian hallmark, Pest assay mark (Neuwith I, p. 61, plate 7, 11). Some stone losses and damage. Restoration needed to original box with velvet lining. Hungary, Pest, late 19th century. These jewellery sets were worn by the highest ranked Hungarian individuals as part of the gala uniform.

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A Hungarian late 19th century silver gilt aigrette with egret feather plume

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Description: A Hungarian late 19th century cast silver gilt aigrette with egret feather plume set with turquoises, mother of pearl and garnet coloured stones. C. 1870. This aigrette traditionally belonged to the Hungarian gala uniform and was attached to the kalpak.

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A Belle Epoque 14 ct gold and enamel bangle

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Description: A Belle Epoque 14 ct gold and enamel bangle set with a circular-cut diamond of approximately 0.4 ct and 18 small rose-cut diamonds. Pforzheim, Benckiser & Co, c. 1870.

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An amethyst and gold ring and similar brooch

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Description: An amethyst and gold ring and similar brooch, each set with an oval-cut amethyst (approximately 20 x 13 x 7 mm). Stamped fineness 585.

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An 18 ct gold snake ring

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Description: An 18 ct gold snake ring. Set with a sapphire and two rubies. Probably England, mid 19th century.

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A diamond and gold ring

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Description: A diamond and gold ring, the diamond approximately 1.1 ct (Wesselton, vs).

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A Victorian 14 ct gold and silver Marquise ring

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Description: A Victorian 14 ct gold and silver Marquise ring set with foiled rose-cut diamonds of total weight approximately 1.3 ct, and a carré-cut emerald. Marked 14 ct.

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A Belle Epoque 14 ct gold and diamond brooch

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Description: A Belle Epoque 14 ct gold and diamond brooch, set with 25 claw-set old-cut diamonds and 8 tiny rose-cut diamonds, total approximately 3.2 ct, the centre stone 0.7 ct. C. 1880

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A French Belle Epoque18 ct gold sautoir

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Description: A French Belle Epoque18 ct gold sautoir. Marked with Paris "petite garantie" for gold chains, 1838-1919 (Tardy, 165). Minor repair to loop. C. 1900.

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Two George III gold, enamel, onyx and hairwork mourning rings

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Description: Two George III gold, enamel, onyx and hairwork mourning rings. One with reverse engraved dedication from 1821. Minimal chips to enamel.

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