17 mai 2009

Emerald and diamond necklace

Emerald and diamond necklace Set at the front with eight pear-shaped emerald drops bordered by a line of brilliant-cut diamonds, alternating with yellow gold bars suspending pear-shaped emeralds, to marquise-shaped and brilliant-cut diamond stylised floral elements, the back row set with pear-shaped and triangular emeralds and brilliant-cut diamonds, mounted in yellow gold, length approximately 410mm, French assay and maker's marks. Accompanied by SSEF report no. 53437 stating that the two larger emerald drops are of Colombian... [Lire la suite]
17 mai 2009

A celadon-glazed Buddhist shrine, 14th/15th century

A celadon-glazed Buddhist shrine, 14th/15th century The meditative figure of Guanyin seated below an arch of scroll work, flanked on either side by small protruding shelves, one holding a bowl and the other holding a pear-shaped vase, before her stand two acolytes on open lotus flower heads, covered overall with a crackled sea-green glaze, except for the gilt heads and chest of Guanyin. 34.6cm (13½in) high. Sold for £5,040 Footnote: A similar shrine was sold at Christie's New York, 20 March 2002, lot 308. ... [Lire la suite]

17 mai 2009

Damien Hirst (b. 1965) Happy Head with Base No. 4

Damien Hirst (b. 1965) Happy Head with Base No. 4 signed 'Damien Hirst' (lower edge), gloss household paint on resin skull and wooden base, 10 x 8¾ x 8¾ in. (25.4 x 22.2 x 22.2 cm.). Executed in 2007. This is a unique work from a series of ten. Provenance: Other Criteria, London Christie's. Post-war And Contemporary Art Morning Sale  14 May 2009.  New York, Rockefeller Plaza www.christies.com
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17 mai 2009

Octagonal step-cut emerald and diamond ring

Octagonal step-cut emerald and diamond ring Claw-set with an octagonal step-cut emerald bordered by a line of marquise- and pear-shaped diamonds, the shoulders set with brilliant-cut stones, mounted in yellow gold, size 52. Accompanied by Gübelin report no. 0902242 stating that the emerald, estimated to weigh approximately 11.80 carats, is of Colombian origin, with indications of minor clarity enhancement. Est. 35,000—50,000 CHF. Lot Sold 108,100 CHF Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels And A Celebration of Taste... [Lire la suite]
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17 mai 2009

"Torero" by Ruven Afanador

photos Ruven Afanador Ruven Afanador est un photographe colombien né en 1959. C’est un photographe de mode reconnu qui a participé à de nombreuses campagnes pour de grandes maisons. A l’automne 2001 il publie son premier livre Torero qui est un immense succès et devenu depuis un collector. En 2004 il publie Sombra une compilation de nus... [Lire la suite]
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17 mai 2009

A large celadon-glazed bowl. Ming Dynasty

A large celadon-glazed bowl. Ming Dynasty The deep robustly-potted bowl relief-moulded with lotus scrolls around the exterior, the interior similarly decorated around a central medallion enclosing a lotus spray, covered overall with a sea-green glaze except for an unglazed ring on the base burnt russet in the firing. 39.4cm (15½in) diam. Sold for £3,600 Provenance: a Greek private collection Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 14 May 2009. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com
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17 mai 2009

Important yellow gold and diamond suite, Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1948

Important yellow gold and diamond suite, Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1948 Comprising: an articulated necklace, a bracelet and a ring, all in the paillette motif, set with yellow gold round links studded with single-cut diamonds, necklace length approximately 350mm, bracelet length approximately 190mm, ring size 56, necklace and bracelet signed Van Cleef & Arpels and numbered, ring unsigned. Est. 145,000—215,000 CHF. Lot Sold 170,500 CHF LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Cf: Sylvie Raulet, Van Cleef & Arpels, Paris, 1986,... [Lire la suite]
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17 mai 2009

Richard Avedon (1923-2004) Francis Bacon, artist, Paris, 4-11-79

Richard Avedon (1923-2004) Francis Bacon, artist, Paris, 4-11-79 signed, numbered '8/10' in graphite, copyright credit and reproduction title stamps (on the reverse), gelatin silver print, 21¾ x 34 in. (55.2 x 86.3 cm.) . Executed in 1979. This work is number eight from an edition of ten. Estimate $30,000 - $50,000 - Price Realized $32,500 Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner, November 10, 1980 Literature: R. Avedon, An Autobiography, New York, 1993, pl. 214 (illustrated).R. Avedon,... [Lire la suite]
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17 mai 2009

A large celadon-glazed dish. Early Ming Dynasty

A large celadon-glazed dish. Early Ming Dynasty The robustly-potted body with lobed gently rounded sides rising to a barbed rim, finely incised at the centre with a single lotus flower, the lobed sides with repeated lotus medallion and a classic scroll at the rim, covered overall in a sea-green glaze except for an unglazed ring on the base burnt russet in the firing. 39.6cm (15in) diam. Sold for £3,600 Provenance: the Jarras Collection, England Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 14 May 2009. New Bond Street... [Lire la suite]
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17 mai 2009

Pair of ruby and diamond pendent ear clips, Bulgari

Pair of ruby and diamond pendent ear clips, Bulgari Each surmount of cluster design, set with an oval ruby bordered by oval and brilliant-cut diamonds, suspending a pendant drop set with a pear-shaped ruby and similar diamonds, mounted in platinum, signed Bulgari. Est. 60,000—90,000 CHF. Lot Sold 68,500 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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