24 novembre 2009

Magnificent fancy coloured diamond sold @ Sotheby's Geneva

Magnificent Fancy Vivid Green diamond ring Claw-set with a cushion modified brilliant-cut fancy vivid green diamond weighing 2.52 carats, to a plain platinum and yellow gold mount, size 51. Est. 3,300,000—5,450,000 CHF Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium:  3,106,500 CHF Accompanied by GIA report no. 2106213537 stating that the diamond is Fancy Vivid Green, Natural Colour, VS1 Clarity. Together with a GIA letter stating that the combination of the colour's natural origin and its saturation makes it an extremely... [Lire la suite]

24 novembre 2009

Will McBride (Saint Louis/Missouri 1931), Romy in Paris, 1964

Will McBride (Saint Louis/Missouri 1931), Romy in Paris, 1964 Later gelatin silver print. 37,1 x 55 cm. On the reverse signed, dated and titled in pencil. Est. EUR 800 – 1.200 Literature and Illustration: Die Erinnerung ist oft das Schönste. Fotografische Porträts von Romy Schneider, ed. by Beate Kemfert, Ostfildern 2008, T. 37, p. 62 Villa Grisebach Auktionen. Modern and Contemporary Photographs Thursday, November 26, 2009, 3 p.m. www.villa-grisebach.de Will McBride (born 1931, St. Louis, Missouri) is a photographer... [Lire la suite]
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24 novembre 2009

A very rare pair of Meissen turquoise-ground vases from the Japanese Palace, circa 1732-34

A very rare pair of Meissen turquoise-ground vases from the Japanese Palace, circa 1732-34 © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd Of square baluster shape, each side reserved with a quatrelobe panel painted with flowering branches of indianische Blumen, insects and birds within a gilt scrollwork border, the necks reserved with gilt scrollwork, 21.5cm high, crossed swords marks in blue enamel, impressed Dreher's mark for Gottfried Seydel, incised Japanese Palace inventory number N=291-/ W (2) - Estimate: £40,000 - 60,000 ... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2009

Burt Glinn, Elizabeth Taylor auf dem filmset von ‘Suddenly last summer’, 1959.

Burt Glinn, Elizabeth Taylor auf dem filmset von ‘Suddenly last summer’, 1959. Later gelatin silver print. 32,5 x 47,8 cm. Signed in pencil on the reverse. Est. EUR 2.800 – 3.200 Villa Grisebach Auktionen. Modern and Contemporary Photographs Thursday, November 26, 2009, 3 p.m. www.villa-grisebach.de Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Burt Glinn served in the United States Army between 1943 and 1946, before studying literature at Harvard University, where he edited and photographed for the Harvard Crimson college... [Lire la suite]
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24 novembre 2009

Meissen Chinoiserie from the Hoffmeister Collection @ Bonhams on november 25

A magnificent Meissen circular dish, circa 1735 Superbly painted with a chinoiserie scene on a three-tier pedestal depicting figures flanked by flower vases on stands and small tables, the elaborate gilt pedestal with seeded and trellis panels filled with Böttger lustre enclosing three quatrelobe purple monochrome landscape panels and edged with foliate scrollwork, the rim with four Kauffahrtei scenes of merchants and their wares by a quayside in a gilt frame with tooled scrollwork, flanked by gilt trellis panels filled... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2009

Allen Ginsberg (Newark, New Jersey 1926 – 1997), "Jack Kerouac", 1953

Allen Ginsberg (Newark, New Jersey 1926 – 1997), "Jack Kerouac", 1953 Gelatin silver print, c. 1981, unique work. 30,5 x 19,9 cm. At the bottom of the sheet margin signed, dated and extensively inscribed in black ink. On the reverse numbered in pencil. Est. EUR 2.500 – 3.000 Literature and Illustration: Allen Ginsberg, Photographs, New York 1990, pl. 1 (Variation) Villa Grisebach Auktionen. Modern and Contemporary Photographs Thursday, November 26, 2009, 3 p.m. www.villa-grisebach.de
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24 novembre 2009

Fashion : "Couture Banquet" by Ruven Afanador

Heidi Klum by Ruven Afanador Editions Ricordi is proud to invite all the fans of award winning fashion and celebrity photographer Ruven Afanador to experience his extraordinary art in an unique and playful way: by assembling a jigsaw puzzle, and thus retracing piece by piece the composition of a magnificent image starring top-model Heidi Klum. Ruven Afanador, the Colombian photographer with the most international success and recognition for his outstanding conceptual photography, started his career in Milan in 1987. After... [Lire la suite]
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24 novembre 2009

Eddie Adams (1933 – 2004), Moment of execution, Vietnam, 1968.

Eddie Adams (1933 – 2004), Moment of execution, Vietnam, 1968. Vintage. Gelatin silver print. 16,9 x 21,9 cm (18 x 25,5 cm) (6 5/8 x 8 5/8 in. (7 1/8 x 10 in.)) On the reverse typewritten label with caption and photographer's note, agency's stamp, archive stamp and further stamp, inscribed partly in red ballpoint pen and red coloured pencil as well as inscribed in red and blue coloured pencil and numbered in pencil.With handling marks. Est. EUR 3.500 – 4.500 Villa Grisebach Auktionen. Modern and Contemporary Photographs... [Lire la suite]
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24 novembre 2009

An early Meissen teabowl and saucer, circa 1715

An early Meissen teabowl and saucer, circa 1715 © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd Each applied with three flowering prunus sprigs, the saucer: 10.9cm diam. (2) Estimate: £5,000 - 7,000 Provenance: Korthaus Collection, Frankfurt, sold Christie's London, 1 March 1993, lot 7;Acquired in the above saleLiterature: Hoffmeister 1999, I, no. 4Exhibited: Hamburg, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, 1999-2009 Bonhams. The Hoffmeister Collection of Meissen Porcelain Part 1, 25 Nov 2009. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com
24 novembre 2009

William Etty’s "Preparing for a Fancy Dress Ball' purchased by York Art Gallery

William Etty’s ambitious "Preparing for a Fancy Dress Ball" was commissioned in 1833 by MP Charles Watkin Williams–Wynn YORK- One of the finest portraits ever painted by York ’s most famous artist has been purchased by York Art Gallery. William Etty’s ambitious Preparing for a Fancy Dress Ball was commissioned in 1833 by MP Charles Watkin Williams–Wynn and depicts two of the patron’s five daughters. It is one of only a handful of society portraits painted by the artist. The acquisition was made possible thanks to the... [Lire la suite]
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