18 avril 2012

A large Iznik polychrome jug, Turkey, circa 1580-1585

A large Iznik polychrome jug, Turkey, circa 1580-1585. Photo Sotheby's of baluster form on a low, slightly everted foot and broad everted neck, the loop handle terminating in a pinched dart, painted in an underglaze cobalt blue, viridian green and relief red with rows of clouds, outlined in black, the rim with a geometric, triangular pattern; 29.5cm. height. Lot 128. Estimate 15,000-20,000 GBP NOTE: This is a large and powerful piece of Iznik pottery. A comparable jug is in the Musee... [Lire la suite]
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18 avril 2012

A samll polychrome Iznik tankard, Turkey, circa 1590

A samll polychrome Iznik tankard, Turkey, circa 1590. Photo Sotheby's of pear-shaped form with an everted ring foot and tall everted neck, with a curved handle, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue, green and relief red, outlined in black, with a row of alternating saz leaves and hyacinth flowers above another row of alternating large saz leaves and stems of hyacinths, stylised petals on rim; 21cm. height. Lot 127. Estimate 2,000-4,000 GBP Sotheby's. An Eye For Opulence- Art of the... [Lire la suite]
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18 avril 2012

A blue and white Iznik bowl, Turkey, circa 1510-20

A blue and white Iznik bowl, Turkey, circa 1510-20. Photo Sotheby's of deep rounded form on a short foot, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue with a white background, designed with alternating cypress trees and lotus stems, the exterior with alternating rosettes and flowerheads; 8.3 by 18.1cm. diam. Lot 102. Estimate 6,000-8,000 GBP NOTE: This inventive and dynamic design draws in most part from the 'Baba Nakkas' style of decoration recognisable from its fleshy leaves and hooked... [Lire la suite]
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18 avril 2012

Two gem-set blackamoor brooches, Nardi

Two gem-set blackamoor brooches, Nardi. Photo Bonhams one designed with a tunic accentuated by circular-cut emeralds and rubies and off-round cultured pearls, the turban detailed with circular-cut emeralds and reverse-set oval-shaped garnet; the other with a tunic accentuated by circular-cut sapphires and emeralds and off-round cultured pearls, the turban detailed with circular-cut sapphires and reverse-set oval-shaped garnet; each mounted in silver and eighteen karat gold; gross weight approximately: 47.2 grams; lengths: 2... [Lire la suite]
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18 avril 2012

Whimsical lots and dazzling diamonds highlight the Bonhams Fine Jewellery auction

NEW YORK — Bonhams is excited to announce the April 19 Fine Jewellery auction. Featuring a wide variety of alluring pieces whose styles range from classic elegance to whimsical artistry, this diverse sale is certain to appeal to a variety of jewellery collectors. As the first jewellery sale of the year, the Bonhams jewellery department is setting a course for excellent pieces of the finest craftsmanship. This auction's collection of breathtaking diamond lots includes several large diamond solitaire rings, the star lot among them... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2012

Richard Avedon's Nastassia Kinski and the Serpent expected to bring $50,000+ at Heritage Auctions

Richard Avedon, Nastassja Kinski and the Serpent, 14 June, 1981. Gelatin silver, printed 1982, 28-3/4 x 42-3/4 in. Estimate: $50,000 - $70,000. NEW YORK, NY.- A 1982 gelatin silver print of Nastassia Kinski and the Serpent, 1981 by famed photographer Richard Avedon is expected to bring $50,000+ when it comes to auction on May 1 in New York as part of Heritage Auctions’ Photographs Signature® Auction, taking place at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion (Ukrainian Institute of America), 2 E. 79th Street (at 5th Ave.).  The print, #4... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2012

Louise Bourgeois, Spider III

GENEVA.- A sculpture titled Spider III created by artist Louise Bourgeois is seen before its presentation by Christies at the Societe Nautique, in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, April 16, 2012. The bronze statue will be on sale at a Christies auction in New York on May 8, 2012 and is expected to reach between $2-3 million. AP Photo/Keystone, Salvatore Di Nolfi.
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