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Biennale des Antiquaires: Chaumet previews high jewellery collection that captures a watery wonderland

Chaumet Lumieres d’Eau high jewellery necklace in white and yellow gold set with an oval-cut blue sapphire from Ceylon of 10.23ct, a pear-shaped VVS1 Fancy Yellow diamond of 3.77ct, blue and yellow sapphires, and diamonds.

Chessboard with Meissen porcelain pagoda figurines as kings and queens, and chess pieces in mother-of-pearl and adventurine glass, the board decorated with panels of chinoiseries, exotic animals and mythological creatures. Attributed to the Johannes Mann and Emanuel Eichel workshop, German, Augsburg, circa 1720-30.

The Alarm; La Gouvernante Fidèle

"The Alarm; La Gouvernante Fidèle". Jean-François de Troy (1679-1752). This painting is a good example of the gallant pieces fashionable in the 18th-century France. It depicts a secret rendezvous set in a romantic garden by a fountain while a maid interrupts the conservation with a dramatic gesture.