13 mai 2009

Diamond and tsavorite garnet pendant, Gübelin

Diamond and tsavorite garnet pendant, Gübelin Set with a pear-shaped diamond weighing 4.81 carats, suspending a tsavorite garnet of similar shape, mounted in white and yellow gold, maker's marks for Güibelin. Accompanied by GIA report no. 2105642753 stating that the diamond is D Colour, VVS2 Clarity, together with a GIA worksheet stating that the diamond may be Potentially Flawless after repolishing. Est. 55,000—75,000 CHF - Lot Sold.  170,500 CHF Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels And A Celebration of... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2009

A small yellow glass fluted bottle vase. Qianlong incised four-character mark and of the period (1736-95)

A small yellow glass fluted bottle vase. Qianlong incised four-character mark and of the period (1736-95) The fluted slightly compressed globular body with a tall neck, all supported on a high, straight foot, the glass of a rich opaque yellow tone. 6 in. (15 cm.) high. Est. £3,000 - £5,000 - Lot sold £20,000 Notes: Compare an identical fluted yellow glass bottle, also dating to the Qianlong period, in the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, illustrated by Claudia Brown & Donald Rabiner, Clear as Crystal, Red as Flame -... [Lire la suite]

13 mai 2009

Gerhard Richter, Mirror Painting (Blood Red)

Gerhard Richter, Mirror Painting (Blood Red) signed, numbered 736-1 and dated 1991 on the reverse, pigment on glass, 82 5/8 x 68 7/8 in. 210 x 175 cm. Est. 600,000—800,000 USD. Lot Sold 1,314,500 USD PROVENANCE: Anthony d'Offay Gallery, LondonAcquired by the present owner from the above EXHIBITED: London, Anthony d'Offay Gallery, Gerhard Richter Paintings, Sculptures and Mirrors, April - June 1991, cat. no. 30, p. 30, illustrated in color LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Angelika Thill, et. al., Gerhard Richter Catalogue... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2009

Coral, lacquer and diamond clip, Cartier, late 1930s

Coral, lacquer and diamond clip, Cartier, late 1930s Designed as a ladybird, the coral body studded with eight circular-cut diamonds, the head and feet set with black lacquer and single-cut diamonds, signed Cartier Paris, French assay and maker's marks, pochette. Est. 10,000—15,000 CHF. Lot Sold 45,000 CHF LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Cf: Catalogue for the exhibition at the Petit Palais Museum, The Art of Cartier Jewellery, Paris, 1989-1990, page 157, plate 469 for an illustration of a very similar brooch dated 1936. ... [Lire la suite]
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13 mai 2009

A famille rose 'lotus' dish. Qianlong underglaze-blue six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-95)

A famille rose 'lotus' dish. Qianlong underglaze-blue six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-95) The shallow rounded sides flaring out to an everted rim, decorated on the exterior with finely detailed bands of lotus petals. 6 7/8 in. (17.4 cm.) diam. Est. £4,000 - £6,000 - Lot sold £20,000 Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art including Export Art. 12 May 2009. London, King Street www.christies.com
13 mai 2009

Andy Warhol, Mona Lisa

Andy Warhol, Mona Lisa acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas. 25 x 20 in. 63.5 x 50.8 cm. Executed in 1979, this work is stamped by the Estate of Andy Warhol and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts on the overlap and the reverse; also initialed by Vincent Fremont and numbered by the foundation PA63.005 on the overlap. 25 x 20 in. 63.5 x 50.8 cm. Est. 1,500,000—2,000,000 USD - Lot Sold 1,762,500 USD PROVENANCE: Estate of the ArtistThe Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, New YorkStellan Holm Gallery, New... [Lire la suite]


13 mai 2009

Coral and diamond clip, Cartier, circa 1960

Coral and diamond clip, Cartier, circa 1960 Designed as a rosebud, set with coral, brilliant- and circular-cut diamonds, mounted in yellow gold and platinum, signed Cartier Paris and indistinctly numbered, French assay and maker's marks, case. Est. 20,000—30,000 CHF. Lot Sold.  37,500 CHF LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Cf: Franco Cologni and Eric Nussbaum, Cartier, Le Joaillier du Platine, Paris 1995, page 189 for an illustration of a similar 'rose' clip, created in 1955 and sold to Mrs. Daisy Fellowes. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
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13 mai 2009

A flambé-glazed vase, hu. Qianlong incised six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-95)

A flambé-glazed vase, hu. Qianlong incised six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-95) The wide tapering body ending on a quatrefoil mouth rim and supported on a short straight foot, each main side moulded with a peach-shaped cartouche, the neck applied on either side with lug handles, covered all over with an unctuous lavender-tone glaze streaked with red and beige. 12 in. (31 cm.) high. Est. £3,000 - £5,000 - Lot sold £21,250  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art including Export Art. 12 May... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2009

Mark Rothko, Black, Red-Brown on Violet

Mark Rothko, Black, Red-Brown on Violet Painted in 1969, acrylic on paper mounted on panel, 39 x 25 1/2 in. 99 x 64.7 cm. Est. 1,500,000—2,000,000 USD - Lot Sold. 1,650,500 USD PROVENANCE: Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, Inc., New YorkSotheby's, New York, November 11, 1988, Lot 122Acquired by the present owner from the above EXHIBITED: Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh Collects, February - April 1993 NOTE: Black, Red-Brown on Violet is a subtly dramatic example of Rothko's intuitive talent in reducing his... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2009

Black diamond and diamond brooch, Michele della Valle

Black diamond and diamond brooch, Michele della Valle Designed as a feather, set with brilliant-cut black and near-colourless diamonds, mounted in white gold and titanium, signed Michele della Valle and numbered, pochette. Est. 23,000—33,000 CHF. Lot Sold.  30,000 CHF Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels And A Celebration of Taste and , Magnificent Jewels from a Private Collection. 12 May 09. Geneva www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's
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