18 mars 2010

Selection of jewelry sold @ Sotheby's, 18 Mar 10, London

Three gem-set brooches, Van Cleef & Arpels, 1950s Each designed as a duck graduated in size, set with a cabochon emerald body, and a cabochon ruby eye, each signed Van Cleef & Arpels and numbered, French assay and maker's marks, pouch. Est. 2,500—3,500 GBP. Lot Sold 12,500 GBP Sapphire brooch, Cartier, 1963. photo courtesy Sotheby's Designed as an owl on a branch with textured feathers and an articulated head, the eyes set with cabochon sapphires, signed Cartier, maker's marks, British hallmarks for London,... [Lire la suite]

18 mars 2010

Fashion: Harrison Cooter by Chad Pitman for GQ Style

Photographer Harrison Cooter - Model Chad Pitman
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18 mars 2010

Important Venetian Blackamoor Mirror, Circa 1850 @ M.S. RAU ANTIQUES

Important Venetian Blackamoor Mirror. Circa 1850 A rare 19th-century blackamoor mirror with stunning hand-carved details. The Venetian blackamoor image is thought to have talismanic purposes. Masterful hand carving in this solid wood frame distinguish this mirror. Circa 1850. •48" wide x 78" high. Price: $54,500 M.S. RAU ANTIQUES 630 Royal Street LA 70130 New Orleans - USA. Tel : +1 800 544 9440 - info@rauantiques.com - http://www.rauantiques.com
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18 mars 2010

Ivory Skull Cane @ M.S. RAU ANTIQUES

Ivory Skull Cane This ebonized walking stick is topped by a handsome and intricately carved ivory skull. Every detail, from individual teeth to the sutures that join the top of the skull, every detail was executed with the utmost precision. A silver collar, shield and an ivory ferrule culminate the cane's design. Price: $2,850 M.S. RAU ANTIQUES 630 Royal Street LA 70130 New Orleans - USA. Tel : +1 800 544 9440 - info@rauantiques.com - http://www.rauantiques.com
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18 mars 2010

Multi-Colored Diamond Necklace @ M.S. RAU ANTIQUES

Multi-Colored Diamond Necklace This incredible 18K yellow gold necklace is encrusted with 59.23 carats of colored diamonds. A rainbow of colors, from bright white and yellow to deep blue and pink, is set in this necklace. The necklace is GIA certified. 17" length - Price: $128,000 M.S. RAU ANTIQUES 630 Royal Street LA 70130 New Orleans - USA. Tel : +1 800 544 9440 - info@rauantiques.com - http://www.rauantiques.com
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18 mars 2010

Fu Nan artifacts from 'Arts of Ancient Viet Nam: From River Plain to Open Sea' @ Asia Society Museum, New York

Lotus. Fu Nan period, 7th–8th century. Go Xoai site, Duc Hoa District, Long An Province. Gold foil. Long An Museum, BT87-M1-V-2. (Kaz Tsuruta, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco) © Kaz Tsuruta, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco Ekamukhalinga, Fu Nan period, 6th century. Oc Eo site, My Lam Village, An Giang Province. Stone. Museum of Vietnamese History, Ho Chi Minh City, BTLS 5532 © Kaz Tsuruta, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco Three Elephants Fu Nan period, 7th–8th century. Go Xoai site, Duc Hoa District, Long An... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2010

Dong Son and Sa Huynh artifacts from 'Arts of Ancient Viet Nam: From River Plain to Open Sea' @ Asia Society Museum, New York

Drum, Dong Son period, 5th–3rd century BCE, Hoang (Mieu Mon) Village, My Duc District, Ha Tay Province. Bronze. National Museum of Vietnamese History, Ha Noi, LSb 5724 © Kaz Tsuruta, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco Halberd, Dong Son period, 1st century BCE–1st century CE, Hai Phong City, Kien An District, Hai Phong Province. Bronze. National Museum of Vietnamese History, Ha Noi, LSb 1408 © Kaz Tsuruta, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco Chicken-headed Ewer (Han type), Dong Son period, 1st–3rd century CE. Glazed... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2010

Vietnamese ceramics from 'Arts of Ancient Viet Nam: From River Plain to Open Sea' @ Asia Society Museum, New York

Large Basin, Ly–Trân dynasty, 12th–14th century, Thanh Hoa Province. Glazed stoneware. Viet Nam National Fine Arts Museum, 4975-G2-1851 © Kaz Tsuruta, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco Ewer, Late 15th century, Chu Dâu kiln, Cù Lao Chàm shipwreck. Stoneware painted with underglaze cobalt blue and remnants of overglaze enamel. Museum of Vietnamese History, Ho Chi Minh City, BTLS 16997 © Kaz Tsuruta, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco Pair of Nghe. Late Lê dynasty, 16th–17th century, Bat Tràng kiln. Glazed stoneware. National... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2010

"The Buddha & The Sacred Site" @ Asia Society

Buddha Shakyamuni, India, Bihar. Pala period, late 9th–early 10th century. Schist. Asia Society, New York: Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection, 1979.37. © Asia Society, New York Pilgrimage and Buddhist Art is the first major exhibition of its kind devoted to the impact of Buddhist pilgrimage on Asia’s artistic production. It highlights approximately 120 objects of importance and extraordinary quality, including sculptures, paintings, prints, ritual implements, photographs, and maps. The objects, dating from the... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2010

Anna May Wong portraits from the Michael H. Epstein and Scott E. Schwimer @ Epstein and Schwimer Glamour Photography Auction

Anna May Wong exhibition portrait by George Hurrell. Gelatin silver semi-gloss borderless double-weight (with separate 2-ply mount) 5- ¼ x 7- ½ in. exhibition print of Anna May Wong by George Hurrell; with photographer signature Hurrell/`36 in ink and rubber stamp HURRELL PHOTOGRAPH on the verso of the mount. Exhibited and organized by the Smithsonian Institution, The Hollywood Photographs of George Hurrell, 1987; unique print. Fine; with stress lines at the edges and toning at the upper quadrant. Estimated Value: $2000 - $3000... [Lire la suite]