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14 février 2016

An unusual painted grey pottery figure of a foreign groom, Tang dynasty (618-907)

An unusual painted grey pottery figure of a foreign groom, Tang dynasty (618-907). © Christie's Image 2003 The corpulent foreigner standing with legs braced and hands positioned to hold a lead rope, wearing a fur-lined coat with open collar and left sleeve pushed up to the elbow, and a soft cloth cap, his face well modelled with fleshy features and prominent brows, with traces of dark brown, red, pinkish beige and black pigment and white slip - 16¼in. (41.3cm.) high - Lot 203. Estimate $5,000 -... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2016

A small painted red pottery figure of a court lady, Tang dynasty (618-907)

A small painted red pottery figure of a court lady, Tang dynasty (618-907). © Christie's Image 2003 Standing in an elegantly swayed stance with head turned to the right and hands held in front, wearing heavy, full-sleeved robes and shoes with upturned toes, her full face with small red mouth and a trace of a gold decoration on the forehead framed by her unusual, large carapace-like coif drawn up into a chignon in front, with traces of dark pink, red, black and green pigment and white slip - 14 3/8in. (36.5cm.) high... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2016

A painted well-modelled pottery figure of a caparisoned horse, Eastern Wei dynasty (534-550)

A painted well-modelled pottery figure of a caparisoned horse, Eastern Wei dynasty (534-550). © Christie's Image 2003 Well modelled in a powerful stance and with sensitively detailed face, the rich trappings including a foliate-decorated bridle, a rope tied around the top of the arched neck, large tassels on the chest strap and floret-decorated domed bosses on the crupper straps above three pendent tasseled ornaments on either side, with traces of diamond pattern visible on the long red saddle cloth gathered either side atop... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2016

H&H one of only five auction houses to sell a car for more than $10M brings two special cars to London

1967 Mercedes-Benz 250 SL. Reg Number: SYR 16F - Chassis Number: 11304322003932 - Engine Number: 12998222001497. Estimate: (£) 100,000 - 120,000. © H&H Classics LONDON.- H&H Classics will feature another beautiful car on their stand at the London Classic Car Show (ExCel18-21 Feb) – a Mercedes 250SL sports car from the 1960’s will join a racing E-Type Jaguar. Both cars will be sold at the H&H Duxford sale later this year in Cambridgeshire on April 20th. “The 1967... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2016

Michelangelo da Pisa

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13 février 2016

Saint Laurent 2016 Fall-Winter Menswear

Saint Laurent 2016 Fall-Winter Menswear (Source: The Fashionisto)
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13 février 2016

Opal and diamond corsage ornament, mid 19th century

Opal and diamond corsage ornament, mid 19th century. Photo Sotheby's 2011 Designed as a series of ribbons and leaves, to a central cabochon opal within a floral border, set with cushion-shaped, circular-cut and rose diamonds, suspending a series of four tassels similarly set, brooch fitting;further accompanied by a jabot pin, each terminal set an oval cabochon opal within surrounds of cushion-shaped and circular-cut diamonds, part illustrated. Lot 286. Estimate... [Lire la suite]
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13 février 2016

Pearl and diamond brooch, 1920s

Natural pearl and diamond brooch, 1920s. Photo Sotheby's 2011 Centring on a drop-shaped pearl within an octagonal frame millegrain-set with circular- and single-cut diamonds, French assay marks for platinum, frame 1920s. Lot 286. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Lot sold 56,450 GBP Accompanied by The Gem & Pearl Laboratory report no. 04155, stating that the drop pearl was found to be natural, saltwater. Sotheby's, Fine Jewels London, 13 Jul 2011
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13 février 2016

Diamond tiara, 1920s

Diamond tiara, 1920s. Photo Sotheby's 2011 Designed as a graduated series of open work plaques of palmette, acanthus leaf and floral cluster motifs, pierced and millegrain-set with circular-, single-cut and rose diamonds, inner circumference approximately 260mm, frame circumference approximately 350mm, detachable, most probably the tiara was designed to be worn also as a collier de chien but presently no further fittings accompany this lot, French assay marks, two small stones deficient. Lot 287. Estimate 35,000... [Lire la suite]
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13 février 2016

A painted grey figure of a mythical beast, Han-Jin dynasty, 3rd century

A painted grey figure of a mythical beast, Han-Jin dynasty, 3rd century. © Christie's Image 2003 The stocky beast shown in mid-stride, its bovine head lowered, modeled with three flame-like spikes issuing from the neck and flattened bosses along the spine, with muscular haunches supported on knife-cut legs, its long, tapered tail curved upward, extensive traces of white slip and red pigment, earth encrustation - 10½in. (26.7cm.) long - Lot 198. Estimate $1,500 - $1,800. Price Realized $1,434  ... [Lire la suite]