07 novembre 2009

Rare cloisonné enamels sold @ Bonhams

A rare cloisonné and champlevé enamel figure of Guanyin, 18th century. © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd The tall and graceful figure dynamically posed slightly turned to the left, with the hands held in front, the left hand held in harina mudra and the right holding onto to the left hand, the gilt face with a serene expression below the high chignon covered with a cowl, the robes falling in folds around the body and swaying in the wind, tied at the waist with a ribbon, enamelled with archistic dragons, the hems variously... [Lire la suite]

07 novembre 2009

Underglaze blue and yellow, blue and green, coral-ground and iron-red porcelains sold @ Sotheby's London, 04 Nov 09

Lot 126. An underglaze blue and yellow enamel dragon dish, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722); 32cm., 12 5/8 in. Estimate 30,000—50,000 GBP. Lot Sold 68,450 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2009. the central medallion painted with a lively five-claw dragon chasing a flaming pearl amongst cloud scrolls and flames, with two further dragons striding around the cavetto, the exterior with two further similarly painted dragons. Provenance: Collection of F.C. Harrison, 1907 (according to label). Collection of Dr.... [Lire la suite]
07 novembre 2009

David Webb jewelry sold @ Christie's Amsterdam, 3 november 2009

An emerald and diamond ring, by David Webb. photo Image 2009 Christie's Ltd Set with a large cabochon emerald to baguette diamond set claws and a brilliant-cut diamond set mount. Signed Webb - Est. €3,000 - €5,000 ($4,434 - $7,390) - Sold €8,125 ($12,004) A gold necklace and pendant, by David Webb. photo Image 2009 Christie's Ltd The pendant designed as an agitated Sagittarius threatening to shoot, partly pavé-set with brilliant-cut diamonds, to a chain necklace composed of wiretwist loops, 60.0 cm long. Signed Webb... [Lire la suite]
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07 novembre 2009

Portfolio : Eniko Mihalik by Sebastian Faena for V Magazine

Burberry Salvatore Ferragamo Giorgio Armani photo Sebastian Faena - Styling Nicola Formichetti
07 novembre 2009

Chinese ceramics sold @ Bonhams, 5 november 2009

A rare brown-glazed shallow circular flask, Xixia Dynasty Of compressed globular shape, the top all under a thick lustrous dark brown glaze pooling around four short loop handles set at the compass points at the outside edge, a flanged short neck aperture at one side, the centre incised through the glaze to the oatmeal biscuit with a single large calligraphic spray of leafy lotus, the underside partially under a thinner paler brown glaze wash. 27.5cm (10¾in) wide. - Sold for £8,400 Note: The dating of this lot... [Lire la suite]
07 novembre 2009

Important European Silver @ Sotheby's Paris

Rare aiguière couverte en argent et vermeil, Paris, vers 1480 (avant 1507), poinçon d'orfèvre uniquement. Trésor National. [a rare French parcel-gilt silver covered ewer, Paris, circa 1480 (before 1507), maker's mark only partly legible] Estimate upon request. photo courtesy Sotheby's Close to the border with Belgium in the Meuse in eastern France, three years ago, a man made an incredible discovery. As he was digging in his garden, he uncovered a hiding place behind some large stones and retrieved some 32 pieces of French... [Lire la suite]
07 novembre 2009

‘Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky’ with Anna Mouglalis by Jan Kounen

Par Jan Kounen, le réalisateur de '99 F', d'après le roman 'Coco & Igor' de Chris Greenhalgh Paris 1913, Coco Chanel est toute dévouée à son travail et vit une grande histoire d'amour avec le fortuné Boy Capel. Au Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Igor Stravinsky présente le Sacre du Printemps. Coco est subjuguée. Mais l'œuvre, jugée anticonformiste, est conspuée par une salle au bord de l'émeute. 7 ans plus tard, Coco, couronnée de succès, est dévastée par la mort de Boy. Igor, réfugié à Paris suite à la... [Lire la suite]
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07 novembre 2009

Decorative Art Treasures at Christie's New York in November

A pair of Louis XVI ormolu and patinated-bronze three-branch candelabra , circa 1780, attributed to François Rémond, almost certainly supplied by Dominique Daguerre, , the bronzes after the model by Etienne Maurice Falconet. Estimate $80,000 - $120,000. photo Image 2009 Christie's Ltd NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced the sale of 500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe on November 24, which will include over 450 treasures from the 16th to the 19th centuries. With a range of estimates, the sale offers superb private and... [Lire la suite]