13 mai 2010

David Webb jewelry @ Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels. 11 May 10. Geneva

Pair of gold, enamel and diamond bracelet, David Webb. photo Sotheby's Each decorated with white enamel and brilliant-cut diamond scale motifs, mounted in yellow gold and platinum, length approximately 182mm, both signed David Webb. weight 155. Est. 15,000—20,000 CHF. Lot Sold 65,000 CHF Enamel, ruby, chrysoprase and diamond bangle, David Webb. photo Sotheby's Of cross over design, the front with two white enamel dragon head terminals, each with cabochon ruby eyes, decorated at the top with brilliant-cut diamonds and... [Lire la suite]

13 mai 2010

The Owston Collection of taxidermy birds

An extinct passenger pigeon. photo Bonhams on an L-shaped perch on a grassy base, the five glass case containing an ivorine museum label, 44cm high - Estimate: AUD 8,000 - 12,000, GBP 4,800 - 7,200, USD 7,200 - 11,000 Footnote: Whilst numerous specimens of the passenger pigeon exist in American and European museums, very few are still in private collections, especially one that is in such good condition.Cf. Errol Fuller, Extinct Birds, 1987, p. 112-117, fig 37-41, and plate XXVI.The fate of the passenger pigeon is one of the... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2010

Liu Wen by Li Qi for Vogue China June 2010

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13 mai 2010

Vases calice et verres calice, XVIIIe et XIXe siècles

Grand calice en cristal gravé d'un paysage avec 3 chevaux, sur base ronde début 19ème (petit éclat à la base) - Ht 45cm - Estimation : 800 / 1 200 € Verre calice couvert en verre gravé de tiges fleuries et décor de côtes en relief, fin XVIIIe Siècle (Ht 27cm) - Estimation : 600 / 800 € Verre Calice couvert gravé de trois motifs fleurs, fin XVIIIe Siècle (Ht 27cm) - Estimation : 400 / 600 € Verre calice gravé de motifs linéaires avec médaillons séparés de bandeaux obliques, fin XVIIIe (Ht... [Lire la suite]
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13 mai 2010

Robert Goossens, Important collier draperie en or jaune à motifs de rocaille ciselés et articulés, centré d'un cristal de roche

Robert Goossens, Important collier draperie en or jaune à motifs de rocaille ciselés et articulés, centré d'un cristal de roche entouré d'améthystes ovales et quartz bruns soutenant une citrine rectangulaire. Signé. Ce bijou a été créé pour la famille Windsor. Poids brut : 364 g - Estimation : 12 000 / 15 000 € Artcurial Deauville - 14800 Deauville. Vente du Samedi 15 mai 2010. Salle Kergolay - 32, avenue Hocquart de Turtot - 14800 Deauville. Madame Geneviève MELY Expert. Contact: a.lepeudry@artcurial-deauville.com «... [Lire la suite]
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13 mai 2010

A Sèvres hard paste blue-black-ground chinoiserie plate (assiette ronde). Circa 1795, blue RF/Sèvres mark, painter's LG.

A Sèvres hard paste blue-black-ground chinoiserie plate (assiette ronde). Circa 1795, blue RF/Sèvres mark, painter's LG. For Etienne-Henri Le Guay, incised script G. The centre painted in the Oriental style with a butterfly within a garland of flowering plants and fruit, the blue-black ground border gilt and enriched in platinum with three vignettes of Orientals among pagodas, fences, birds, flowering plants and trees, gilt line rim (some wear to gilt rim) - 9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm.) diam. Estimate £10,000 - £12,000 ($14,800 -... [Lire la suite]
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13 mai 2010

A Collector’s Menagerie: Animal Sculpture from the Ancient World @ Rupert Wace Ancient Art

Egyptian bronze and wood Ibis. Late Dynastic Period. 25th-31st Dynasty, 715-332 BC. Length: 40.2 cm. Height: 23 cm. LONDON.- Within hours of the opening of the exhibition A Collector’s Menagerie: Animal Sculpture from the Ancient World, Rupert Wace Ancient Art had sold twenty-three of the eighty-seven works, including two crocodiles, to eager collectors. (This represents 26.5% by number and 42.6% by value). The exhibition, which is taking place at the Sladmore Gallery, 57 Jermyn Street, St. James’s, London SW1, opened to the... [Lire la suite]
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13 mai 2010

Ten best jade carvings sold @ Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 11 May 2010. London

An inscribed pale celadon jade Sakyamuni and grotto group. Qianlong period (1736-96), dated to the renzi year corresponding to 1792. photo Christie's Ltd 2010 Finely carved in high relief with the seated Sakyamuni wearing long flowing robes, beneath a rock formation extensively inscribed, the reverse with pine trees growing amidst rockwork - 9¾ in. (24.5 cm.) high. Estimate £15,000 - £25,000 ($22,260 - $37,100) Price Realized £541,250 ($801,050) Notes: The inscription on the current lot is a well-known passage from the Vajra... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2010

"An Italian Journey: Drawings from the Tobey Collection, Correggio to Tiepolo" @ Metropolitan Museum

Jacopo Ligozzi, Two Persian Grooms Holding a Sultan’s Horse, Ca. 1580–85. Pen and brown ink, brush with watercolor and gouache, gold highlights, over traces of black chalk. 10 15/16 x 8 ¾ in. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Promised Gift of David M. Tobey NEW YORK, NY.- An Italian Journey: Drawings from the Tobey Collection, Correggio to Tiepolo presents 72 extraordinary works of the 16th through 18th centuries, from one of the preeminent collections of Italian Old Master drawings in private hands. It features masterpieces by... [Lire la suite]


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