24 septembre 2010

A pear-shaped diamond single-stone ring

A diamond single-stone ring. photo courtesy Bonham's The claw-set pear-shaped diamond, weighing 5.00 carats, to a plain hoop, ring size D.. Estimate: £80,000 - 100,000 - Unsold Footnote: Accompanied by a copy of a GIA certificate stating that the diamond is D colour, VS2 clarity. Certificate number 8342229, dated 5th April 1993. Bonham's. Fine Jewellery, 22 Sep 2010. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com
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24 septembre 2010

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Zun). Late Shang Dynasty-Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th century BC.

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Zun). Late Shang Dynasty-Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th century BC. photo courtesy Sotheby"s of tall circular form with a wide trumpet mouth and raised splayed foot, the long flared neck plain, the central bulb cast in low relief with a frieze of confronting dragons, divided and interspersed with notched vertical flanges, between narrow bands of circles, the lower bulb cast with a similar design frieze, the bronze a warm golden-brown patina with patches of green malachite and red... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2010

A magnificent Asscher-cut diamond single-stone ring, circa 1940L

A magnificent diamond single-stone ring, circa 1940L. photo courtesy Bonham's The Asscher-cut diamond, weighing 6.82 carats, between stepped baguette-cut diamond shoulders, ring size I, cased by Saqui & Lawrence Ltd. Sold for £322,400Footnote: Accompanied by a GIA certificate stating that the diamond is D colour, VVS2 clarity, potentially flawless. Certificate number 110202035801, dated 14 June 2010. Also accompanied by a GIA certificate stating that the diamond is type IIA. Certificate number 2125219268, dated 10 June... [Lire la suite]
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24 septembre 2010

A fine white jade rhyton. Qing dynasty, 18th century.

A fine white jade rhyton. Qing dynasty, 18th century. photo courtesy Sotheby"s of characteristic trumpet form and oval section rising from three short feet, finely carved to the flattened sides with four archaistic zoomorph bearing phoenix heads, with a sinuous chilong climbing up one side peering over the mouthrim, the opposite side carved in high-relief with a chilong head, its flaring openwork wings and scrolls flattening to low-relief from the beast's head to the vessel's side, interwoven with a pair of keyfret... [Lire la suite]
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24 septembre 2010

Life cast bronze human skull, 19th century

Life cast bronze human skull, 19th century. photo courtesy Freeman's Dark brown patina, with a separately cast jaw bone. L: 8 in. Estimate $1,000-1,500 Freeman's. Fine Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts. 7 october 2010. www.freemansauction.com
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24 septembre 2010

Argenterie au chiffre d'Elizabeth Auguste, Electrice de Bavière et du Palatinat de l'ancienne collection de Mme Antenor Patiño

Deux paires de plats et cloches en argent, l'une ovale et l'autre rectangulaire, au chiffre d'Elisabeth Auguste, Electrice de Bavière et du Palatinat, Strasbourg, 1767-1769. photo courtesy Sotheby's la paire ovale : un plat par Jacques-Henri Alberti, 1768, l'autre plat et les deux cloches par Jean-Louis III Imlin, 1767; la paire rectangulaire: les deux plats par Jean-Louis III Imlin, 1768 et les cloches par Jacques-Henri Alberti, 1769 les plats à marlis bordés d'une frise de lauriers et cartouches, les cloches ornées... [Lire la suite]


24 septembre 2010

A carved aquamarine snuff bottle, 1750-1795. Possibly Imperial, attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing

A carved aquamarine snuff bottle, 1750-1795. Possibly Imperial, attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing. photo courtesy Sotheby's . of slender tapering rectangular form, with shoulders sloping to a waisted neck, and supported on a concave oval foot, finely carved in low relief with archaistic motifs of confronting qilong, a taotie mask at the center of each face, the striated crystal of an even sky-blue color; height 2 3/4 in., 6.9 cm. Estimate 25,000—35,000 USD. Lot Sold 59,375 USD PROVENANCE: Phillips... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2010

"David Webb" & "Webb" jewelry recent acquisitions @ M.S. RAU ANTIQUES

"Webb" Enamel & Diamond Bracelet. photo courtesy M.S.Rau Antiques D=3.00cts app 18K & Plat (70 x 17mm) - Price: $44,000 "David Webb" Enamel & Diamond Earrings. photo courtesy M.S.Rau Antiques D=3.50cts app 18K & Plat (26 x 23mm)  - Price: $30,000 "David Webb" Enamel & Diamond Bracelet. photo courtesy M.S.Rau Antiques D=1.75cts 18K & Plat (61 x 3.5mm)  - Price: $30,000 "Webb" Emerald Cabochon Bracelet  photo courtesy... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2010

'Bronzino. Pittore e poeta alla corte dei Medici' @ Palazzo Strozzi

Agnolo di Cosimo named Bronzino (Monticelli,Florence 1503 - Florence 1572 ), Portrait of Eleonora of Toledo with her son Giovanni , c. 1545, oil on panel, 115 x 96 cm. Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi, Inv. 1890 n. 748 FLORENCE.- Agnolo di Cosimo, known as Bronzino (1503-1572), was one of the greatest artists in the history of Italian painting. Court artist to Cosimo I de’ Medici (1519-1574), his work embodied the sophistication of the Mannerist style. Bronzino. Artist and Poet at the Court of the Medici, on view at the Palazzo... [Lire la suite]
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24 septembre 2010

Diaporama culturel du jour

FLORENCE.- A man eyes a painting from the sixteenth century painter, Agnolo di Cosimo, known as Bronzino displayed during the exhibition 'Bronzino. Artist and Poet at the Court of the Medici' at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, Italy, 22 September 2010. The exhibition running from 23 September 2010 until 23 January 2011 brings together a wide variety of Bronzinos masterpieces, some of them displayed together for the first time, in addition to a selection of drawings originating from the greatest museums in the world. EPA/CARLO FERRARO... [Lire la suite]
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