15 janvier 2009

Emerald, ruby, sapphire and diamond dome ring, David Webb

Emerald, ruby, sapphire and diamond dome ring, David Webb Set in the center with a cabochon emerald, framed by pavé-set round diamonds weighing approximately .95 carat, further set with cabochon rubies and sapphires, mounted in 18 karat gold, size 6.. Estimate 6,000—8,000 USD Sotheby's. Important Jewels.| 04 Feb 09. New York www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's
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15 janvier 2009

Rubellite and diamond ring, David Webb

Rubellite and diamond ring, David Webb The oval rubellite weighing approximately 20.50 carats, framed by 18 round diamonds weighing approximately 2.25 carats, mounted in 18 karat gold, size 7¾, signed David Webb and Webb. Estimate 5,000—7,000 USD Sotheby's. Important Jewels.| 04 Feb 09. New York www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's
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15 janvier 2009

Pair of turquoise and diamond earclips, David WebbThe domed floral motifs set with oval and round turquoise cabochons bordered b

Pair of turquoise and diamond earclips, David Webb The domed floral motifs set with oval and round turquoise cabochons bordered by 58 round diamonds weighing approximately 4.70 carats, mounted in 18 karat gold and platinum, signed Webb.  Estimate 5,000—7,000 USD Sotheby's. Important Jewels.| 04 Feb 09. New York www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's
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15 janvier 2009

Michele Marieschi (Venice 1710 - 1743), View of the Grand Canal, Venice, with the Fondaco dei Tedeschi

Michele Marieschi (Venice 1710 - 1743), View of the Grand Canal, Venice, with the Fondaco dei Tedeschi oil on canvas. 22 5/8 by 33 5/8 in., 57.5 by 85.5 cm. Estimate 300,000—400,000 USD PROVENANCE: Private Collection, France. CATALOGUE NOTE: This beautifully preserved veduta painting of the Grand Canal can be dated to 1736-1738, based on key similarities with another painting by Marieschi with the same dimensions and of a comparable view. This comparative picture (see F. Montecuccoli degli Erri and F. Pedrocco, Marieschi,... [Lire la suite]
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15 janvier 2009

Johann Richter (Stockholm 1665-1745 Venice), set of four wiews of Venice

Johann Richter (Stockholm 1665-1745 Venice), Venice: a view of the Molo from the Bacino di San Marco, with the Zecca, Campanile and Palazzo Ducale - Venice: a view of the Piazzetta looking towards the Libreria Sansoviniana, the Punta della Dogana and Santa Maria della Salute - Venice: a view of the Isola di San Michele with the church and monastery of San Michele in Isola - Venice: a view of the Isola di San Biagio with the Benedictine church and convent set of four, all oil on canvas.  set of four, all oil on canvas.... [Lire la suite]
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15 janvier 2009

Studio of Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto (Venice 1697 - 1768), Venice, A View of Piazza San Marco, Looking West...

Studio of Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto (Venice 1697 - 1768), Venice, A View of Piazza San Marco, Looking West from South of the Central Line oil on canvas. 26 by 44 in.; 66 by 111.8 cm. Estimate 200,000—300,000 USD PROVENANCE: Sir John Field Beale, by circa 1930;Thence by descent to J.H. Taylor;By whom sold, New York, Sotheby's, June 9, 1983, lot 65, for $130,000 (as Studio of Canaletto). CATALOGUE NOTE: The present painting is a larger studio replica of Canaletto's Piazza San Marco: looking West from... [Lire la suite]
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15 janvier 2009

“Polaroids: Mapplethorpe” @ The Block Museum

Robert Mapplethorpe, "Untitled (self-portrait)," 1970/75, Polaroid. Collection of Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Gift of Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, New York, 2007.12. C Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission. EVANSTON, IL.- Largely unknown work by photographer Robert Mapplethorpe are on view at the Chicago area this winter in a major exhibitions at Northwestern University’s Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art. “Polaroids: Mapplethorpe,” on view in the Block Museum’s... [Lire la suite]
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15 janvier 2009

"The Scholar’s Eye: Property from the Julius Held Collection" @ Christie's

Julius Held was one of the pre-eminent art historians of the 20th century, best known for his seminal works on Rubens and Rembrandt. In the tradition of the scholar-collector, Professor Held, with his refined eye and insatiable curiosity, amassed a diverse collection of paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture. With eclectic taste Professor Held collected beyond his scholarly field of Flemish and Dutch art, and acquired works by French, Italian, British and American artists from the 16th to 20th centuries. Highlights includes : ... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2009

"Tales in Sprinkled Gold: Japanese Lacquer for European Collectors" @ at the Getty Museum

Unknown maker, Japanese, The Mazarin Chest, about 1640. Wood covered in black lacquer with gold and silver hiramakie and takamakie lacquer; inlaid with gold, silver and shibuichi alloy; and mother-of-pearl shell; gilded copper fittings. Object: H: 59 X W: 101.5 X D: 63.9 cm. EX 2009.2.1. Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England, 412(1-2)-1882@ V&A Images. LOS ANGELES, CA.- Sometime around 1640, Japanese craftsmen at a lacquer workshop in Kyoto finished what was to become one of their country’s most beautiful historical... [Lire la suite]
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