03 avril 2009

"Biblical Balloon Art Photography" by Paul Graves

Photographer Paul Graves has given a modern art twist to a classical biblical story; he created a balloon-filled ‘Garden of Eden.’ In Graves’ balloon art photos of ‘Adam and Eve’, the bark of the ‘Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil’ was formed with dark and tan balloons; the leaves from dark and light green ones; and the forbidden fruit (which is assumed to be an apple) is deep red.  Paul Graves’ balloon serpent looks quite ominous with long fangs and a dark red mouth as he temps Eve, who is wearing... [Lire la suite]
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03 avril 2009

A fine peachbloom washer, Mark and period of Kangxi

Lot 1657. A fine peachbloom washer, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 11.5 cm., 4 1/4 in. Estimate 500,000—700,000 HKD. Lot sold 800,000 HKD. photo courtesy Sotheby's delicately potted of compressed circular form, supported on a shallow tapering foot, the incurved, rounded sides covered with a fine 'mottled peach' red glaze with areas of white and pale lime green flecks, the interior left white and unusually, the character wen inscribed in underglaze-blue by the footrim, the base further... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2009

A peachbloom seal paste box and cover. Mark and period of Kangxi

A peachbloom seal paste box and cover. Mark and period of Kangxi of entirely plain compressed circular form, the domed cover of pinkish tone shading to a light mushroom colour around the sides and on the upper part of the box, transmuting to a pale liver colour towards the base, the footrim with a neatly finished groove around the outer edge, inscribed on the underside with a six-character reign mark in underglaze-blue. 7.2 cm., 2 3/4 in. Estimate 300,000—400,000 HKD PROVENANCE: From an Asian Family Collection.Christie's... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2009

Emerald and diamond ring

Step-cut Emerald and diamond ring Set with a step-cut emerald weighing 3.51 carats, flanked on each side with a trapeze-shaped diamond, mounted in platinum. Ring size: 5¼. Estimate 290,000—350,000 HKD NOTE: Accompanied by AGL report numbered CS 39453, dated 14 February 2008, stating that the 3.51 carat emerald is natural, of Colombian origin, with no clarity enhancement. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels & Jadeite. 07 Apr 09. Hong Kong www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's
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03 avril 2009

Important emerald and diamond ring

Important emerald and diamond ring Centring on an oval emerald weighing 13.76 carats, flanked on each side by a half moon-shaped diamond together weighing approximately 1.60 carats, mounted in platinum. Ring size: 6½. Estimate 1,800,000—2,300,000 HKD NOTE: Accompanied by SSEF report numbered 49416, dated 2 October 2007, stating that the 13.76 carat emerald is natural, of Colombian origin, with no indication of clarity modification. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels & Jadeite. 07 Apr 09. Hong Kong www.sothebys.com photo... [Lire la suite]
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03 avril 2009

A 'ge'-type octagonal vase. Seal mark and period of Daoguang

A 'ge'-type octagonal vase. Seal mark and period of Daoguang of square section with chamfered corners, the sides tapering gradually towards the base supported on a short splayed foot, covered overall with a thicky creamy-brown glaze suffused with a network of golden-stained crackles, inscribed on the base with the six-character seal mark in underglaze-blue. 33.5 cm., 13 1/8 in. Estimate 250,000—350,000 HKD PROVENANCE: A Japanese Collection, by repute Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 08 Apr 09. Hong... [Lire la suite]

03 avril 2009

A dehua tripod censer. Qing dynasty, 18th century

A dehua tripod censer. Qing dynasty, 18th century the globular rounded sides resting on three short feet modelled as beast heads, the sides encircled by a band of moulded ruyi heads, below a waisted neck and flat mouthrim, covered overall with an even niveous white glaze. width 10.1 cm., 4 in. Estimate 60,000—90,000 HKD PROVENANCE: A Private Japanese Collection. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 08 Apr 09. Hong Kong www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's
03 avril 2009

Emerald-cut diamond ring

Emerald-cut diamond ring Simply set with an emerald-cut diamond weighing 5.04 carats, mounted in 18 karat white gold. Ring size: 5½. Estimate 850,000—1,200,000 HKD NOTE: Accompanied by GIA report numbered 15320118, dated 13 November 2006, stating that the 5.04 carat diamond is E colour, VS2 clarity. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels & Jadeite. 07 Apr 09. Hong Kong www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's
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03 avril 2009

Fine alexandrite and diamond necklace

Fine alexandrite and diamond necklace The articulated necklace composed of alexandrites of various shapes, spaced by heart-shaped and marquise-shaped diamonds, suspending a similarly-set fringe to the front, the alexandrites and diamonds together weighing approximately 50.59 and 13.28 carats respectively, mounted in platinum, length approximately 420 mm. Estimate 2,900,000—3,800,000 HKD NOTE: Accompanied by Gübelin reports stating that ten of the alexandrites ranging from 2.03 to 3.75 carats are natural, of Brazilian origin,... [Lire la suite]
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03 avril 2009

MOUVEMENT NATIONAL DE BOYCOTT, LE SAMEDI 4 AVRIL 2009

D'autres pays l'ont déjà fait. Et ils ont réussi à faire baisser le prix des pâtes alimentaires pour l'Italie. Deux jours de grève d'achats ont suffit à faire reculer l'énorme augmentation du prix des pâtes. Même action au Liban pour le prix du pain, le lendemain de la grève d'achats le prix du pain reprenait son ancien prix.PARTICIPEZ AU MOUVEMENT NATIONAL , LE SAMEDI 4 AVRIL 2009LE GOUVERNEMENT ET LES GRANDS FINANCIERS DE CE PAYS SE SOUVIENDRONT :Vous êtes invités, tous et toutes, ce jour-là à ne RIEN ACHETER surtout :- L'ESSENCE -... [Lire la suite]
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