24 septembre 2008

Carved ruby, emerald and diamond pin, Cartier, Paris, circa 1930

Carved ruby, emerald and diamond pin, Cartier, Paris, circa 1930 The stylized topiary motif set with a carved ruby leaf, a pear-shaped emerald and small round and single-cut diamonds, accented further with 4 small cabochon emeralds and black enamel, mounted in platinum, signed Cartier, numbered 2432, French assay mark. Estimate: 5,000—7,000 USD Sotheby's New York. Important Jewels. 25 Sep 08, 10:00 AM www.sothebys.com
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24 septembre 2008

A rare parcel-gilt silver lobed oval bowl. Tang dynasty (618-907)

A rare parcel-gilt silver lobed oval bowl. Tang dynasty (618-907) The lobed sides rounding upwards from the narrow ring foot to the slightly flared rim, the center decorated in repoussé with twin fish surrounded by incised foliate scroll reserved on a ring-punched ground, within an overlapping petal border below a flower spray in each of the lobes, with a narrow band of demi-florets at the rim, all highlighted in gilding - 6¾ in. (17.2 cm.) long, box - Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000 - Price Realized: $43,750 Provenance :... [Lire la suite]
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24 septembre 2008

Emerald and diamond ring, Verdura

Emerald and diamond ring, Verdura The square emerald-cut emerald weighing approximately 11.00 carats, held within foliate claws pavé-set with small round diamonds weighing approximately 1.30 carats, mounted in platinum, size 5½, signed Verdura. Estimate:  100,000—150,000 USD Sotheby's New York. Important Jewels. 25 Sep 08, 10:00 AM www.sothebys.com
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24 septembre 2008

A pale greenish-white jade archaistic vessel and cover, Tulu. 18th/19th century

A pale greenish-white jade archaistic vessel and cover, Tulu.  18th/19th century Carved in the form of an archaic bronze pigment container, the thin rectangular body with columnar corners rising from four waisted feet, the upper body carved in shallow relief with a band of interlaced kui dragons above shou characters on two sides and archaistic scrolls on the rounded corners of the lower body, with a pair of winged chi dragon handles suspending loose rings, the cover surmounted by an openwork coiled dragon standing atop... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2008

Pair of coral and diamond 'rose de noël' earclips, Van Cleef & Arpels, Paris, 1967

Pair of coral and diamond 'rose de noël' earclips, Van Cleef & Arpels, Paris, 1967 The centers of gold wire decorated with 12 round diamonds, the petals formed of carved white coral, mounted in 18 karat gold, signed V.C.A. made in France, numbered 3V487.15, French assay marks. Estimate: 10,000—15,000 USD Sotheby's New York. Important Jewels. 25 Sep 08, 10:00 AM www.sothebys.com
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24 septembre 2008

Aiguière et son bassin en porcelaine de Chine, Compagnie des Indes, vers 1760-1765

Aiguière et son bassin en porcelaine de Chine, Compagnie des Indes, vers 1760-1765 l'aiguière en forme de nautile reposant sur un piédouche, le bassin en forme de coquille, à décor bleu, rouge et or dans la palette Imari de rinceaux feuillagés et de bandes cernées de filets rouges et or, l'extérieur du bassin et la base de l'aiguière à fond bleu à ornements en or ; (restaurations à l'aiguière et à la dorure) - haut. (aiguière) 28 cm, larg. (bassin) 37 cm - Estimé 15,000—20,000 EUR PROVENANCE : Ancienne collection... [Lire la suite]

24 septembre 2008

Will Darras Murphy at Woodstock

A bbq in Woodstock, checking out the garden with Sally. With granny Isa. July 2008
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24 septembre 2008

"The world of the Pharaons" @ the World Museum Liverpool

Coffin of Pediamunnebnesuttauwy LIVERPOOL.- A major new gallery at the World Museum Liverpool looks at the incredible world of the Pharaons and the remarkable culture that built the Pyramids and the Sphinx. Ancient Egypt, opening on December 2008, contains 1,500 fascinating exhibits from the museum’s world-class collections. One of its great treasures – the vividly-coloured belt of the last great Pharaoh, Rameses III – is going on display for the first time since before the Second World War. Dating from 1180 BC, the monarch... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2008

Lillian Bassman: "Elegance" @ Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica, California

Lillian BassmanBarbara Mullen, Blowing Kiss, circa 1950-1959 Lillian BassmanBarbara Mullen, Eiffel Tower, circa 1950-1959 Lillian BassmanBarbara Mullen, Essex House, circa 1950-1959 Lillian BassmanBarbara Mullen, Flat Hat, Bare Back, circa 1950-1959  Peter Fetterman Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition Elegance by renowned photographer Lillian Bassman. This exhibition runs from September 20th, 2008 to January 1st, 2009 with a gallery opening on Saturday, September 20th, from 5 to 8 pm. ... [Lire la suite]
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24 septembre 2008

‘From Tiziano to Pietro da Cortona: Myth, Poetry and the Sacred...', @ The Museum of Cycladic Art

The Flagellation of Christ 1550. Titian (ca.1485-1576/Italian) Oil on Canvas. Galleria Borghese, Rome, Italy ATHENS.- The Museum of Cycladic Art, in collaboration with the Italian Embassy in Greece, is presenting the exhibition ‘From Tiziano to Pietro da Cortona: Myth, Poetry and the Sacred...', which is held on the occasion of the official visit to Greece of the President of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano. The exhibition will last until 20 December and seeks to present to the Greek public the development of art in... [Lire la suite]