Cherchez parmi plus de 100 millions d'objets dans notre base de données de prix réalisés

Fine diamond necklace, bulgari, circa 1950s
Vendu

À propos de l'objet

Of ribbon scroll motif, suspending to the front with a pear-shaped diamond weighing 7.04 carats, decorated by six similarly-cut diamonds, to a necklace set with brilliant-cut and baguette diamonds terminating on a clasp highlighted by four pear-shaped diamonds, the diamonds together weighing approximately 52.50 carats, mounted in platinum, length approximately 360mm, signed.\nAccompanied by GIA report numbered 13362147, dated 15 August 2014, stating that the 7.04 carat diamond is D colour, Internally Flawless clarity, with Excellent Polish; also accompanied by diamond type classification reports stating that the diamond is determined to be a Type IIa diamond. Type IIa diamonds are the most chemically pure type of diamond and often have exceptional optical transparency. Further accompanied by a signed fitted box.\n\n A Century of Italian Splendor\n\nWhen the Rome-based jewellery House Bulgari first made its appearance in Via dei Condotti in 1905, his founder Sortirio Bulgari was specialist in engravings of precious silver object who just started to deal in gemstones and jewels. In the subsequent decades, S. Bulgari successfully shifted its focus to high jewellery, consolidating international fame thanks to a devoted and prestigious clientele; yet nobody can argue that the House’s most defining moments came in the fifties and sixties, when Bulgari’s distinctive style, unique aesthetics and fine craftsmanship earned itself a reputation among the master jewellers in the world. Exquisite jewels created during this post-war era marked some of the House’s most glamourous panache and pioneer spirit that are still evident in their contemporary designs.\n\nThe economic boom after the war signified a return of jewellery set lavishly with precious gemstones, and above all, with diamonds. This general monochromatic trend continued well into the fifties, however, motifs and lines are more sinuous and soft as compared to the Art Deco era; three-dimensional design of furled ribbons was also a typical trait at that time. Some of the magnificent necklaces created by Bulgari during this time also reflected this vogue, often punctuated by large diamonds, with an arrangement that demonstrated purity of form and a certain compactness that was unprecedented (Lot 1768).\n\nOther emerging characteristics that would eventually become Bulgari signature style were the use of colours and cabochon cut precious stones, both of which harked back to elements from Renaissance. There was a visible predilection for rounded shapes and distinguished chromatic palettes in all designs, granting each piece voluminous grandeur and visual impact that was easily recognisable as Bulgari’s creations (Lot 1765).\n\nWe could be reminded of Bulgari’s prominence during the sixties and seventies from its illustrious list of patrons. It was a time when stars and divas such as Elizabeth Taylor, Gina Lollobrigida and Ingrid Bergman could be seen wearing their splendid Bulgari jewellery in films, a time when Bulgari was not afraid to play up importance of colourful gemstones which had then become their specialty, and a time when stones were selected not only for its alluring colour, but also their impressive sizes and fine quality.\n\nNo one would deny that Bulgari has always been a true maestro of colours. Gemstones in their myriad hues are experimented with, accentuated, juxtaposed; adding clean lines, smooth contours and their sense for antiquity to the mix, and they all crystallise in a unique design vocabulary that never conforms with jewellery standards of a particular era. The pair of opulent ruby and diamond earrings to be offered (Lot 1767), set with two stunningly matching Burmese Mogok rubies, stands as a perfect testament to the Italian master’s sublime artistry, as well as an epitome of Bulgari’s exclusive magnetism and eminent style.\n 
HK
HK
HK

creator

Bulgari

condition

Colour and Clarity: According to GIA report, the largest pear-shaped diamond is D colour, Internally Flawless clarity, with Excellent Polish. Separate letter states that this diamond is of Type IIa category. Please refer to the report and letter for details. Other major pear-shaped diamonds suspending in the front weighing approximately 2.00, 2.05, 3.10, 3.25, 3.35 and 3.65 carats respectively. In our opinion, these pear-shaped diamonds are about F to H colours, mostly VS with only one stone of probably SI1 clarity. Other smaller diamonds are of similar quality. Signed to the clasp. Condition: Vintage platinum diamond necklace, has been slightly modified but all diamonds are original. Please consult the jewellery specialists if you need more information. Normal surface abrasions to the mounting which commensurate to its age, overall in good condition. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. Illustrations in the catalogue may not be actual size. Prospective purchasers are reminded that, unless the catalogue description specifically states that a stone is natural, we have assumed that some form of treatment may have been used and that such treatment may not be permanent. Our presale estimates reflect this assumption. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

consignmentDesignation

Another property


*Merci de noter que le prix n'est pas recalculé à la valeur actuelle, mais se rapporte au prix final réel au moment où l'objet a été vendu.

*Merci de noter que le prix n'est pas recalculé à la valeur actuelle, mais se rapporte au prix final réel au moment où l'objet a été vendu.


Publicité
Publicité