12 janvier 2014

Art Deco Platinum, Cabochon Sapphire, Diamond and Black Onyx Brooch

Art Deco Platinum, Cabochon Sapphire, Diamond and Black Onyx Brooch The modified rectangular openwork brooch highlighted by 16 buff-topped cabochon sapphires, decorated with numerous small old European-cut diamonds, accented by a stylized key-fret motif set with calibre-cut buff-topped black onyx, with French assay mark, circa 1920, approximately 7.8 dwt.
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12 janvier 2014

Star sapphire cabochon and diamond ring by Udall & Ballou, American, c.1910

Star sapphire cabochon and diamond ring by Udall & Ballou, American, c.1910
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12 janvier 2014

Pair of Art Deco aquamarine and diamond earrings, English, circa 1925

  Pair of Art Deco aquamarine and diamond earrings, the kite shaped aquamarines suspend from platinum mounts set with circular cut and baguette cut diamonds and calibré-cut sapphires. In fitted case. English, circa 1925
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12 janvier 2014

Rock Crystal, Chalcedony, Diamond, Spinel, Platinum and 18K Rose Gold Ear Pendants by James de Givenchy

Rock Crystal, Chalcedony, Diamond, Spinel, Platinum and 18K Rose Gold Ear Pendants by James de Givenchy
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12 janvier 2014

Shattuckite, Malachite, Tourmaline, Elbaite, Smoky Quartz

  Shattuckite. Kandesei, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia   Shattuckite, Namibia.   Shattuckite and Malachite   Bi-colour Tourmaline Group of polychrome Elbaite crystals with Smoky Quartz This stunning specimen was mined by Pala at the Tourmaline Queen mine in 1972. Today it is on public display at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Among the many discoveries at the Tourmaline Queen, one stands out—the “Blue Cap Pocket,” which was later referred to as the find of the... [Lire la suite]
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12 janvier 2014

Arte e Eleganza: Fashion photography by Gian Paolo Barbieri on view at Eduard Planting Gallery in Amsterdam

Gian Paolo Barbieri, Audrey Hepburn, 1969. Photo: Courtesy Eduard Planting Gallery. AMSTERDAM.- Italian fashion photographer Gian Paolo Barbieri presents a selection of classic portraits of stylish women, in black and white and colour. Photographs of international icons include Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren and Monica Bellucci.  Gian Paolo Barbieri was born in Milan in 1938 into a family of fabric wholesalers. He was influenced by cinema at an early age. Barbieri has a sublime aesthetic taste and is a master of black... [Lire la suite]
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12 janvier 2014

Superb collection of Himalayan art comes to Bonhams New York

A thirty-two-deity Guhyasamaja Mandala. Tibet, circa 1520. Distemper on cloth. Image: 20 x 17½ in. Est. $400,000-600,000. Photo: Courtesy of Bonhams. NEW YORK, NY.- Bonhams sale of Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Art on March 17 will feature extraordinary Himalayan works of art from a Private American Collector. Presented during Asia Week in New York (March 14-22), the group's pinnacle is the stunning and near pristine Tibetan thirty-two-deity Guhyasamaja Mandala from the famed Ngor monastery painted between 1520-30 (est.... [Lire la suite]
12 janvier 2014

Greek bronzes raise hope of revival at Reggio Calabria National Archeological Museum

The 2,500-year-old Riace Bronzes are displayed in a renovated Reggio Calabria National Archeological Museum on January 9, 2014, following four years of restoration work stalled, at times, by budget cuts. The Riace bronzes, also called the Riace Warriors, two famous full-size Greek bronzes of naked bearded warriors, cast about 460-420 BC and found in the sea near Riace in 1972, now stand on new anti-seismic pedestals . AFP PHOTO / VINCENZO PINTO. REGGIO CALABRIA (AFP).- Two remarkably life-like Greek bronze statues have gone on... [Lire la suite]