13 septembre 2011

Platinum and Diamond Brooch, Cartier, Paris, Circa 1935

Platinum and Diamond Brooch, Cartier, Paris, Circa 1935. Photo Sotheby's Designed as a rose set with baguette and fancy-cut diamonds weighing approximately 7.00 carats, single-cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.75 carats, and a briolette diamond weighing approximately .90 carat, signed Cartier, Paris, one diamond missing. With signed box. Estimate 20,000-30,000 USD Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels, New York 20 september 2011 www.sothebys.com
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13 septembre 2011

A Celadon Footed Dish. Yongzheng Mark and PeriodA Celadon Footed Dish. Yongzheng Mark and Period

A Celadon Footed Dish. Yongzheng Mark and Period. Photo Sotheby's finely potted, with a sharply upturned rim, supported on a splayed foot, the interior decorated in white slip with three flying bats each with an auspicious Buddhist emblem amid wispy cloud scrolls, the exterior with a band of stylized leaves radiating from the foot, all under a pale blue-green glaze thinning to a paler tone on the decoration, the base glazed white with an underglaze-blue four-character Yongzheng mark. Diameter 4 3/8 in., 11.1 cm - Estimate... [Lire la suite]
13 septembre 2011

18 Karat Gold, Diamond, Colored Diamond and Cultured Pearl Flower Brooch, Ambrosi

  18 Karat Gold, Diamond, Colored Diamond and Cultured Pearl Flower Brooch, Ambrosi. Photo Sotheby's The petals set with small round diamonds of yellow hue weighing approximately 17.00 carats, set in the center with a cultured pearl measuring approximately 9.5 mm., the stem set with near colorless baguette diamonds weighing approximately 3.50 carats, signed Ambrosi, with initials CLM. - Estimate 15,000-20,000 USD Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels, New York 20 september 2011 www.sothebys.com
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13 septembre 2011

Fine Yellow-Glazed 'Dragon' Bowl. Kangxi Mark And Period

A Fine Yellow-Glazed 'Dragon' Bowl. Kangxi Mark And Period. Photo Sotheby's of deep rounded form, finely incised around the exterior with a pair of dragons pursuing a 'flaming pearl' above crested waves and amid wispy clouds, the central medallion similarly incised with a striding dragon in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', covered overall with a rich translucent egg-yolk yellow glaze, the base glazed white . Diameter 6 3/8 in., 16.2 cm - Estimate 40,000-50,000 USD Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York. 14... [Lire la suite]
13 septembre 2011

Platinum, 18 Karat Gold, Emerald and Diamond Ring

Platinum, 18 Karat Gold, Emerald and Diamond Ring. Photo Sotheby's The square emerald-cut emerald weighing approximately 6.35 carats, flanked by triangular-shaped diamonds weighing approximately 1.50 carats, size 7. Estimate 15,000-25,000 USD Note: Accompanied by AGL report no. CS 45101 stating that the emerald is of Colombian origin, clarity enhancement:insignificant to faint. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels, New York 20 september 2011 www.sothebys.com
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13 septembre 2011

A Green-Glazed Dish. Yongzheng Mark and Period

A Green-Glazed Dish. Yongzheng Mark and Period. Photo Sotheby's with gently rounded sides, the exterior carefully incised with the Eight Auspicious Symbols, bajixiang, set among a meandering foliate scroll, covered inside and out with an apple-green glaze of bright color, the base white-glazed. Diameter 8 1/4 in., 21 cm. Estimate 30,000-50,000 USD Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York. 14 september 2011 www.sothebys.com


13 septembre 2011

Karen Knorr, "Transmigrations: India Song et Villa Savoye" @ Galerie Les Filles du calvaire

Karen Knorr, The Passage, Série Fables, Villa Savoye, 2006-2007. Photographie Courtesy galerie Filles du Calvaire © Karen Knorr Qu'il y-a-t-il de plus riche en décorum et en histoires que l'intérieur des palais et sanctuaires indiens dans lesquels l'artiste, d'adoption britannique, a eu l'honneur d'être introduite? Quoi de plus propice à l'univers de Karen Knorr que ce monde de rêve éveillé où chaque détail d'architecture déploie grâce et mythe? Avec India Song, l'artiste a su célébrer le somptueux héritage visuel d'une culture... [Lire la suite]
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13 septembre 2011

Un tableau italien exposé dans un musée américain soupçonné d’avoir été spolié par le gouvernement français de Vichy

Girolamo di Romano, dit il Romanino (c.1484/1487 - 1566) - "Christ portant la Croix". TALLAHASSEE (ETATS-UNIS) [13.09.11] – Les autorités fédérales américaines ont ordonné au Brogan Museum de Tallahassee, en Floride, de ne pas retourner à l’Italie l’un des tableaux que cette dernière lui avait prêtés pour une exposition. Car il se pourrait que ledit tableau ait été volé à une famille juive, pendant la guerre, par le gouvernement de Vichy.  Pour une exposition consacrée à la peinture baroque en Lombardie, la Pinacoteca di... [Lire la suite]
13 septembre 2011

Japanese Helmets @ Bonhams. Fine Japanese Works of Art, 13 Sep 2011, New York

A fine akoda-nari kabuto and hanbo. By Haruta Mitsusada, mid-16th cenury. Photo Bonhams The bulbous helmet constructed from twelve plates riveted together and covered with a layer of heavy black lacquer which has taken on a rich brownish patina, mounted with a four-stage chrysanthemum tehen kanamono and fitted with a four-lame shikoro terminating in small fukigaeshi applied with gilt-metal paulownia crests, signed on the interior in red lacquere Haruta Mitsusada, the unusual maedate designed in paper, wood and gold lacquer as a... [Lire la suite]
13 septembre 2011

Japanese Armors @ Bonhams, Fine Japanese Works of Art, 13 Sep 2011, New York

Ahighly important Haruta-school tosei gusoku. Late 16th century. Photo Bonhams The armor of completely matched elements with original green and orange lacing intact and comprising: a thirty-two plate akoda nari kabuto lacquered black and mounted with silvered-copper fukurin and igaki pierced at the base with inoshishime, the top of the bowl adorned with a four-stage chrysanthemum-form tehen kanamono carved with vines, the five-lame Hineno-style shikoro ending in small fukigaeshi, the mabizashi finished with a "rope" edge, a... [Lire la suite]


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