31 janvier 2010

Recent Acquisition of the Lichtenstein Princely Collections: Joachim Fries, Clockwork drinking vessel

Joachim Fries, Clockwork drinking vessel with Diana mounted on a stag. Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein. Silver, cast, embossed, chased, engraved parcel-gilt, partial coloured cold-enamel decoration fully functional original spring-driven mechanism. height 34 cm, width 24,2 cm, depth 10,6 cm. Inv.-No. SI261. This sculpture is not only a masterpiece of the goldsmith’s art but also an ingenious object of stately display and courtly banqueting ceremonial: it belongs to a group of automata featuring Diana, goddess of the chase, the... [Lire la suite]
31 janvier 2010

Rolph Scarlett, two Silver-smithed designs of sterling silver and semi-precious stones, circa 1955

Rolph  Scarlett, Silver-smithed designs of sterling silver and semi-precious stones, circa 1955 Authenticated by the estate. height - 5 in, width - 5 in, depth - 2.5 in. Estimate: from $20,000 to $30,000 Rolph  Scarlett, Silver-smithed design of sterling silver, pearl and semi-precious stones, circa 1955 Authenticated by the estate. height - 3 in, width - 4.5 in, depth - 2.5 in. Estimate: from $20,000 to $30,000Notes: Created during the mid-50s, after SCARLETT had returned to New York from... [Lire la suite]
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31 janvier 2010

Edito : 'Rock Carnival' with Paul Boche by Dirk Merten and Bodo Ernle in Vision Magazine

Photos by Dirk Merten and Bodo Ernle - Model Paul Boche
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31 janvier 2010

Enamel & Rhinestone Elephant Brooch by Kenneth J. Lane. U.S.A. 1970's

Enamel & Rhinestone Elephant Brooch by Kenneth J. Lane. U.S.A. 1970's Colorful figural Elephant costume brooch by Kenneth J. Lane. This whimsical interpretation of an Indian elephant has red, blue and green enamel & rhinestones on ears and trunk. There are blue cab eyes, pave white rhinestone ears and dangling pearl accents. It measures 3 1/4" x 2 1/4" and is marked KJL. Price $495 Dragonette LTD. 711 N. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles CA, 90069. Phone: 310-855-9091 - E-Mail: dragonette@mac.com
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31 janvier 2010

18K and Gemstone Chinese Foo Dog Brooch, USA, 1950's

18K and Gemstone Chinese Foo Dog Brooch, USA, 1950's Fantastic Stylized Foo Dog Brooch. Cast and engraved Gold with diamonds, rubies and sapphires. Beautiful hand finishing to the gold. Price $5,000 Dragonette LTD. 711 N. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles CA, 90069. Phone: 310-855-9091 - E-Mail: dragonette@mac.com
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31 janvier 2010

18K Gold Enamel Frog Brooch With Diamond & Ruby Eyes. Italy. 1960"s

18K Gold Enamel Frog Brooch With Diamond & Ruby Eyes. Italy. 1960"s Beautifully executed whimsical frog brooch in 18K yellow gold finished in green enamel with diamond & ruby studded eyes. It measures 2" x 1 1/4" and is stamped: ITALY and 18K. Price $995 Dragonette LTD. 711 N. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles CA, 90069. Phone: 310-855-9091 - E-Mail: dragonette@mac.com
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31 janvier 2010

Fashion : 'Days od Future Past' by Andreas Stavrinides

photos Andreas Stavrinides www.andreasstavrinides.com
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31 janvier 2010

Italy, 18th century. Farnese Hercules

Italy, 18th century. Farnese Hercules. photo Sotheby's bronze. inscribed: ΕΛΥΚζΟΝ ΑΟΗΝΛΙΟº ΗΟΙΟΙ on front of rocky support; and bearing the inscription ANNO.1602 on front right side of plinth. height 28 3/4 in., 73 cm. Est. 30,000—40,000 USD. Lot Sold 68,500 USD PROVENANCE: Heim Gallery, London LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Penny 1992, vol. II, no. 416 NOTE: RELATED LITERATURE: Haskell and Penny, 1981, no. 46 The colossal antique marble figure of the Farnese Hercules, signed by Glycon and now in the Museo... [Lire la suite]
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31 janvier 2010

Christoph Amberger (Place unknow circa 1505 - 1561/2 Augsburg) Portrait of Hans Jakob Fugger, three-quarter length

Christoph Amberger (Place unknow circa 1505 - 1561/2 Augsburg) Portrait of Hans Jakob Fugger, three-quarter length, before a green drape. photo Sotheby's oil on panel. dated upper right: MDXLI (1541). 37 3/4 by 31 1/4 in.; 95.9 by 79.4 cm. Est. 200,000—300,000 USD. Lot Sold 1,202,500 USD PROVENANCE: In the collection of the Princes Fugger, Babenhausen;Probably in the collection of the Liechtenstein family, Castle Friedau, Österreich;Graf von Trautmannsdorf, Castle Friedau, Österreich;Gräfin Isbary, Vienna, circa 1927;... [Lire la suite]
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