26 février 2015

Christie's announces Asian Art Week featuring the Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth

 NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s Asian Art Week in New York will feature an unprecedented series of sales, lectures and public events led by the Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth, the distinguished American scholar, dealer and collector whose groundbreaking work transformed the study and appreciation of Asian art around the world. The week will present property from several private collections of Indian and Southeast Asian works of art, Chinese paintings, and most notably from The Collection of Julia and John Curtis, a sale of... [Lire la suite]

26 février 2015

Tate opens exhibition devoted to the sculpture produced during Queen Victoria’s reign

Sir Francis Chantrey, Queen Victoria, 1838 – 1841. Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014 LONDON.- Sculpture Victorious is the first major exhibition devoted to the innovative and compelling sculpture produced during Queen Victoria’s reign (1837-1901). It shows how sculpture featured in all aspects of Victorian politics, empire and industry and includes major Victorian sculptors like Francis Chantrey and Alfred Gilbert, alongside lesser-known artists such as Mary Watts and William... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2015

Faberge unveils first Imperial egg, featuring 139 pearls and 3,300 diamonds, in 99 years

The "Faberge Pearl Egg" features 139 fine white pearls, and more than 3,300 diamonds. DOHA (AFP).- Once the jewel-encrusted playthings of the Russian royal family, the first Faberge Imperial egg produced in almost a century is set to be unveiled in Qatar on Tuesday, its makers said. Ninety nine years since Faberge made its last Imperial egg, for Tsar Nicholas II, the famous jewel maker will show off its newest creation at an exhibition of watches and jewellery in Doha. The "Faberge Pearl Egg" features 139 fine white pearls, and... [Lire la suite]
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26 février 2015

A natural pearl, sapphire and diamond sautoir

A natural pearl, sapphire and diamond sautoir. Price Realized CHF291,750 ($301,475). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 The single-strand comprising one hundred and nineteen graduated natural pearls, measuring approximately 11.3 to 6.4 mm, interspersed by seed pearls and small imitation pearls, to the cushion-shaped sapphire and diamond cluster clasp, mounted in gold, 107.5 cm - Estimate CHF240,000 - CHF330,000 ($252,536 - $347,237) Accompanied by report no. 67348 dated 21 March 2013 from the SSEF Swiss... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2015

A glazed white stoneware phoenix-head ewer, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 67. A glazed white stoneware phoenix-head ewer, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 60,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. rising from a short straight solid foot, the globular body surmounted by a double-stranded handle and curved spout, the neck ending in a freely carved phoenix head with sharp pointed beak and incised details, below a funnel opening on top of the head, covered overall in a transparent glaze tinged with a grayish-green color stopping... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2015

Formerly the property of Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Genova. An antique natural pearl necklace 

Formerly the property of Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Genova. An antique natural pearl necklace. Price Realized CHF339,750 ($351,075). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 The single-strand composed of thirty-seven slightly graduated natural pearls, measuring approximately 10.0 to 7.9 mm, to the pearl and diamond bar clasp, mounted in silver and gold, clasp engraved with the date 1842, pearls re-strung on metal at a later date, 49.5 cm - Estimate CHF160,000 - CHF210,000 ($168,357 - $220,969) ... [Lire la suite]

25 février 2015

A 'Ding' box and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 66. A 'Ding' box and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279). Diameter 3 in., 7.6 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 40,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of circular form, with straight sides and a slightly domed cover, supported on a recessed foot, applied overall with a smooth ivory-tinged glaze stopping neatly above the foot (2).  Note: This elegant box and cover is applied with a glaze of particularly smooth and glossy texture. See a closely related box and cover, of... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2015

A pair of natural pearl and diamond earrings

A pair of natural pearl and diamond earrings. Price Realized CHF363,750 ($375,875). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 The baguette and brilliant-cut diamond cluster tops each suspending a natural drop-shaped pearl, measuring approximately 12.4-14.9 x 18.5 mm and 12.7-14.2 x 18.6 mm, mounted in platinum and gold, late 1960, 4.5 cm - Estimate CHF20,000 - CHF25,000 ($21,045 - $26,306) Accompanied by report no. 66783 dated 25 February 2013 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the pearls... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2015

A celadon 'Grain' jar and cover, Five Dynasties - Northern Song dynasty

Lot 65. A celadon 'Grain' jar and cover, Five Dynasties - Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 USD. Unsold. Photo Sotheby's. the shouldered ovoid body tapering to a splayed foot, set on the shoulders with five evenly spaced spouts with serrated tips and slightly incurved towards the cylindrical neck, the body carved with rows of lotus petals diminishing in size near the base, the high domed cover carved in high relief with pendent overlapping lotus petals surmounted by a pierced... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2015

A pair of Belle Epoque natural pearl and diamond ear pendants 

A pair of Belle Epoque natural pearl and diamond ear pendants. Price Realized CHF375,750 ($388,275). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 The two drop-shaped slightly grey natural pearls, measuring approximately 11.8-13.8 x 20.5 mm and 11.4-13.4 x 19.9 mm, each with a diamond-set openwork cap and suspended from a diamond-set line, 1910s, 4.3 cm - Estimate CHF80,000 - CHF120,000 ($84,179 - $126,268) Accompanied by report no. 66628 dated 19 February 2013 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the... [Lire la suite]
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