02 mai 2008

AN ATTRACTIVE PAIR OF ANTIQUE NATURAL PEARL AND DIAMOND EAR PENDANTS

AN ATTRACTIVE PAIR OF ANTIQUE NATURAL PEARL AND DIAMOND EAR PENDANTS Each designed as a button-shaped pearl measuring 11.83 by 10.94 mm and weighing 40.92 grains (10.23 carats) and 11.75 by 10.92 mm and weighing 39.96 grains (9.99 carats) within an old-cut diamond surround suspending a drop-shaped pearl each measuring 21.10 mm by 14.30 mm and weighing 107.44 grains (26.86 carat) and 13.45 by 21.18 mm and weighing 91.28 grains (22.82 carats), 5.2 cm long, circa 1880. Price Realized: $217,000 Accompanied by report No.... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2008

AN ATTRACTIVE NATURAL BLACK PEARL RING

AN ATTRACTIVE NATURAL BLACK PEARL RING The black pearl measuring 13.7 mm diameter and weighing 23.36 grains (5.84 carats) to the single-cut diamond shoulders. Price Realized: $43,000 Accompanied by report No. 0127905 dated 18 February 2008 from the Gem Testing Laboratory of Great Britain (Gem-A) stating that pearl is natural, no evidence of treatment. Christie's. JEWELLERY AND WATCHES. JUMEIRAH EMIRATES TOWERS HOTEL  29 APRIL 2008
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02 mai 2008

AN EXCEPTIONAL BELLE EPOQUE NATURAL GREY/BROWN PEARL PENDENT NECKLACE

AN EXCEPTIONAL BELLE EPOQUE NATURAL GREY/BROWN PEARL PENDENT NECKLACE The grey and brown drop-shaped pearl measuring 26.45 by 18.68-17.14 mm and weighing 227.24 grains (56.81 carats) to the diamond-set cap and spectacle-set chain, 78.0 cm long, circa 1900. Price realized: $769,000 Accompanied by report No. 0701147 dated 31 January 2007 from the Gübelin Gem Lab stating that the drop-shaped natural pearl is of grey and brown colour, no indications of colour enhancement Notes: Symphony in GreyThis remarkable grey/brown... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2008

A HIGHLY IMPORTANT ORANGE NATURAL PEARL

A HIGHLY IMPORTANT ORANGE NATURAL PEARL The yellow to iridescent pinkish orange pearl measuring 21.1 by 19.4 mm and weighing 241.44 grains (60.36 carats), the pearl has not been drilledAccompanied by report No. 0127771 dated 07 December 2007 from the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) stating that the pearl is naturalAn appendix from Gem-A to the above report states that 'the combination of fine lustre even shape and size in this pearl are noteworthy, but its colour described as 'yellow to pinkish orange' is... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2008

A NATURAL PEARL AND DIAMOND PENDANT

A NATURAL PEARL AND DIAMOND PENDANT The baroque-shaped hollow pearl measuring 39.3 by 28.2 by 23.0 mm and weighing 436.62 grains (109.18 carats) to the diamond-set textured gold suround and similar surmount, 6.0 cm long. - Price Realized: $37,000 Accompanied by report No. 0127817 dated 12 January 2008 from the Gem Testing Laborotary of Great Britain (Gem-A) stating that the the pearl is a natural hollow pearl Christie's.  JEWELLERY AND WATCHES. JUMEIRAH EMIRATES TOWERS HOTEL 29 APRIL 2008
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02 mai 2008

Portfolio : Ethan Reynolds par Adam Bouska pour Frontiers Magazine May

(source http://beautyandthebum.blogspot.com)
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02 mai 2008

Maitreya, Eastern India (Bangla Desh), 6th-7th century

Maitreya, Eastern India (Bangla Desh), 6th-7th century Bronze - cm. 16,5 h. (6"1/2 h.)all text, images © Carlo Cristi Carlo Cristi. Via Moscati 6, Milano 20154, Italy - Tel: +39 023491528 - Fax: +39 023491528 - Email: carlocristi@tin.it 
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02 mai 2008

Buddha and disciples, West Tibet, 14th century

Buddha and disciples, West Tibet, 14th century Distemper on cotton, cm. 42 x 51,5 h. (16" 1/2 x 20" 1/4 h.)all text, images © Carlo Cristi Carlo Cristi. Via Moscati 6, Milano 20154, Italy - Tel: +39 023491528 - Fax: +39 023491528 - Email: carlocristi@tin.it
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02 mai 2008

Naro Dakini, Tibet, 14th c.

Naro Dakini, Tibet, 14th c., Stone, cm. 8 h.all text, images © Carlo Cristi Carlo Cristi. Via Moscati 6, Milano 20154, Italy - Tel: +39 023491528 - Fax: +39 023491528 - Email: carlocristi@tin.it 
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02 mai 2008

Print Lovers at 30: Celebrating Three Decades of Giving Honors the Nelson-Atkins Print Society

Sandro Chia, Italian, b. 1946 Untitled (Red Man), 1983 Color etching and drypoint, 26/36 35 5/8 x 23 11/16 inches (90.49 x 60.17 cm) Gift of the Print Society, F88-4 ©Sandro Chia KANSAS CITY.- The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art will honor the Nelson-Atkins Print Society’s 30th anniversary with the exhibition Print Lovers at 30: Celebrating Three Decades of Giving. The May 3–July20 exhibition, featuring 31 of the 79 prints donated by that group or its members, also acknowledges the extraordinary role played by the late Print... [Lire la suite]
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