A fine art deco emerald and diamond ring, circa 1925 The cut-cornered step-cut emerald, weighing 8.41 carats, between demi-lune and baguette-cut diamond shoulders, diamonds approximately 1.85 carats total, ring size M½, modern Cartier replacement case
Richard Burlet (1957-Present) Considered an abstract-figurative artist, Richard Burlet creates paintings born of an inspiration that is French by inclination and Viennese by influence. The complex imagery of Burlet's figurative paintings pays homage to a tradition in art that reigned supreme in Vienna in the late 1800s. The art, architecture and design of Vienna's "Golden Age", and the highly praised works of Gustav Klimt, are the greatest influences on Burlet's artwork.
Very Fine Black Opal from Lightning Ridge, Australia. Vivid and very "present", this fine gem opal displays predominantly red play-of-color with spectral broad flashes of green, orange, yellow and blue, with true black potch to the reverse of the oval cabochon. This is as fine a stone for the serious collector as can be desired. Weighing approximately 10.39 carats and measuring 16.5 x 13.0 x 6.5mm Estimate: US$ 60,000 - 80,000 (£39,000 - 52,000/€46,000 - 62,000)