12 août 2014

An Art Deco conch pearl, natural pearl and diamond brooch-pendant, by Bulgari

An Art Deco conch pearl, natural pearl and diamond brooch-pendant, by Bulgari. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2012 he diamond-set scalopped lozenge-shaped openwork panel with baguette-cut diamond detail at the cardinal points and centering upon a conch pearl, measuring approximately 10.8-12.1 x 14.3 mm, flanked by diamond collets and button-shaped natural pearls, weighing approximately 13.53 and 12.66 grains, 1930s, 7.3 cm. Signed Bulgari. Estimate CHF30,000 - CHF40,000 ($32,180 - $42,907). Price Realized CHF105,000 ($111,279) ... [Lire la suite]

12 août 2014

An Art Deco natural pearl and diamond bar brooch.

An Art Deco natural pearl and diamond bar brooch. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 The two drop-shaped natural pearls, measuring approximately 10.8-21.6 x 15.8 and 10.1-12.3 x 15.4 mm, linked by a single- and circular-cut diamond bar with baguette-cut diamond line detail, mounted in platinum, 1930s, 6.0 cm. Estimate CHF28,000 - CHF48,000 ($30,476 - $52,245). Price Realized CHF35,000 ($38,108) Accompanied by report no. 69327 dated 6 August 2013 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the pearls are natural saltwater... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 2014

Découverte d’une occupation néandertalienne en bord de Saône

© Henri Granjean - Collectif item / Inrap PARIS - Une équipe d’archéologues de l’Inrap fouille, sur prescription de l’État (Drac Rhône-Alpes), un site du Paléolithique moyen à Quincieux, à l’occasion des travaux de l’A466. Après avis de la commission interrégionale de la recherche archéologique, et dans le cadre d’une procédure de « découverte exceptionnelle », le préfet a prolongé la durée d’intervention de cette fouille d’un hectare.  Une séquence stratigraphique exceptionnelle Ce site préhistorique est... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 2014

Unique coin expected to fetch up to $593,000 at Dix Noonan Webb auction in London

Roman Imperial Coinage, Augustus (27 BC-AD 14), Aureus, uncertain mint, c. 27-18 BC. Photo Dix Noonan Webb LONDON.- A unique version of a rare gold coin minted during the reign of Augustus Caesar, the first and greatest of Rome’s emperors, is expected to sell for £300,000 to £350,000 ($508,000 to $593,000) at the auction of Ancient and World Coins to be held by Dix Noonan Webb, the international coins and medals specialists, in London on 22 September 2014.  The gold aureus, which was struck c27-18BC, depicts the new... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 2014

Yu Youren's Calligraphy scrolls keep Asian items on a roll at Michaan’s

Attributed to Yu Youren (1879-1964): Six Calligraphy Hanging scroll, ink on paper, signed 'Yu Youren' with one seal. {59 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches (151 x 27 cm) each. Estimate $2,000-3,000. Price realized $25,960. Photo courtesy Michaan’s  ALAMEDA, Calif. – Chinese arts and antiquities continued to prove their worth as a hot commodity in Michaan’s estate auction Aug. 3. A runaway sales success was found in lot 179, a set of six hanging scrolls of calligraphy brushwork attributed to Yu Youren, which was estimated to... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2014

Asian art continues to thrive as Chinese buyers gravitate to Internet at LiveAuctioneers

Antique white jade boulder carved to replicate figures on the path to a temple, Chinese, 4 inches tall, sold to a LiveAuctioneers bidder for $173,600 on May 12, 2014 at Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Florida. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers Archive and Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches NEW YORK (NY) – A decade ago, Internet live bidding was primarily a resource favored by collectors of pop-culture memorabilia and more moderately priced merchandise. It was not the realm of high-end art buyers. Today,... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2014

On this day in 1494 the Flemish painter Hans Memling passed away.

Hans Memling, "The Virgin and Child between two Angels" (1480-90). Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid
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