10 décembre 2008

A Zhejiang celadon glazed jar with carved decoration. Ming Dynasty

A Zhejiang celadon glazed jar with carved decoration. Ming Dynasty Of compressed globular form with alternating panels of flowers and Chinese characters surrounding its thickly potted exterior walls, a band of overlapping flower petals accenting its waisted foot area, the convex base plate separately formed and applied from the interior and most surfaces displaying a densely crazed glaze of pale leaf green hue (old chips). 13 1/2in (34cm) diameter- Sold for $2,700 Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art, 9 Dec 2008. 220 San Bruno... [Lire la suite]
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10 décembre 2008

A cast bronze covered storage container. Dongson Culture, Vietnam

A cast bronze covered storage container. Dongson Culture, Vietnam Of cylindrical section with slightly swelling upper body, surrounded by four frog-shaped lugs and two tiers of hunting scenes separated by geometric border bands all in raised linear relief, the base flat and the slightly domical cover showing remains of similar decoration surrounding its knob handle (surfaces corroded, degraded, cracks). 16 3/4in (42.5cm) high overall Sold for $1,320 Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art, 9 Dec 2008. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San... [Lire la suite]

10 décembre 2008

Burberry's Dull S/S 09 Campaign

Models: Lily D, Eden Clarke, Alexina Graham & Richard Wyndham
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10 décembre 2008

$4.2M Korean Jar Breaks Auction World Record At Bonhams In San Francisco

A fine and rare blue and white porcelain jar with figural decoration. Joseon Dynasty, Circa 1800 A rare Joseon Dynasty Korean blue and white porcelain jar set a world record at auction yesterday (9 December 2008) in the San Francisco salesroom of Bonhams & Butterfields. Sold over the telephone to an undisclosed Asian buyer, the crowd burst into applause after a hotly contested bidding war among more than 12 clients – bidding from the salesroom floor and via telephones. The mid-Joseon Dynasty (circa 1800) jar was... [Lire la suite]
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10 décembre 2008

World Record for The Wittelsbach diamond today @ Christie's London

The Wittelsbach diamond An historic cushion-shaped fancy deep grayish blue diamond weighing 35.56 carats to the plain mount Accompanied by report no 17794002 dated 24 September 2008 from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) stating that the diamond is Fancy Deep Grayish Blue colour, VS2 clarityTogether with a Diamond Type Classification Report stating that the diamond is Type IIb and a letter from the Gemological Institute of America confirming the rarity and importance of this exceptional stone Estimate on request (in... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2008

Sale Results of "Magnificent Jewels" @ Sotheby's NY yesterday

Lisa Hubbard, Chairman, International Jewelry, North and South America, said, “In today’s sale, we saw that truly special stones and beautiful jewels still manage to withstand the volatility of the market. Our cover lot, the Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond, brought $2,658,500, and our back cover lot, the pear-shaped D color type IIa Diamond Ring, achieved $1,224,900. We saw another strong price for the Diamond Ring by Harry Winston, which sold for over $1 million. The sale also showed the strength of colored stones, for instance,... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2008

"Magnificence of the Tsars" @ the V&A, London

Green wool suit with embroidert coa LONDON.- A display of rare and lavishly decorated costumes and uniforms worn by the Tsars and court officials of Imperial Russia, most of which have never been exhibited before either in Russia or abroad, will be shown for the first time at the V&A this winter as part of an exchange between the V&A and the Moscow Kremlin Museums. Magnificence of the Tsars will feature more than 40 superb ensembles from the collections of the Moscow Kremlin Museums, Russia’s oldest national Treasury.... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2008

Mon horoscope du jour

Ne jouez pas au bras de fer avec un proche. Vous perdriez la partie ou vous gagneriez sans fierté ni gloire ! Il serait sage d'éviter de provoquer votre partenaire. Il pourrait mal réagir à vos suggestions. Vous en arriveriez à une dispute qui pourrait mal se terminer! Tachez de faire preuve de patience aujourd'hui. Vous ne serez pas de bonne humeur et vous craquerez vite! Vous ne ressentirez pas la fatigue et travaillerez beaucoup. Prenez garde, vous pourriez en faire trop!
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