24 octobre 2015

The largest cushion-shaped fancy vivid pink diamond at auction

Lot 409. A 16.08 carats cushion-shaped fancy vivid pink Type IIa diamond, VVS2 clarity. Estimate CHF22,000,000 – CHF27,000,000 ($22,693,029 - $27,850,535). Price realised CHF 28,725,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Set with a cushion-shaped fancy vivid pink diamond, weighing approximately 16.08 carats, within a diamond twin surround, to the pink diamond gallery and diamond-set hoop, ring size 6, mounted in platinum and gold Accompanied by report no. 5101646581 dated 18 December 2014... [Lire la suite]
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24 octobre 2015

A large and finely enamelled famille-rose 'immortals' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 44. A large and finely enamelled famille-rose 'Immortals' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 73cm., 28 3/4 in.. Estimate  60,000 — 80,000 GBP. Lot sold 75,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the baluster body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall broad waisted neck and flaring rim, finely enamelled to the front and back with a large dragon and bat cartouche enclosing to one side a scene of the Immortal's Paradise and to the other, scholars in a garden engaged in leisurely... [Lire la suite]
24 octobre 2015

A rare coral-ground famille-verte bowl, Yongzheng four-character yuzhi mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 42. A rare coral-ground famille-verte bowl, Yongzheng four-character yuzhi  mark and period; 12cm., 4 3/4 in. Estimate  40,000 — 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 93,750 GBP . Photo Sotheby's. the shallow curving sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to a flaring rim, painted to the exterior with three scrolling aubergine-coloured peonies, the centres of each in iron-red and yellow, each surrounded with green scrolled leaves on a deep coral-red ground, the interior and base glazed white. ... [Lire la suite]
24 octobre 2015

A pair of famille-rose 'peony and magnolia' bowls, Yongzheng marks and period (1723-1735)

Lot 43. A pair of famille-rose 'peony and magnolia' bowls, Yongzheng marks and period (1723-1735). 17.9cm., 7in. Estimate  40,000 — 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 131,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. each of ogee form, the deep sides with a constricted waist, rising from a gently splayed foot to a flared rim, brightly decorated to the exterior with three large peony blooms, two in iron-red and one in pink and white enamels, borne on meandering leafy branches rising from just above the... [Lire la suite]
24 octobre 2015

A doucai 'butterfly and peony' dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 41. A doucai 'butterfly and peony' dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735);21cm., 8 1/4 in. Estimate  30,000 — 40,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500  GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the curved sides rising from a slightly tapered foot, painted to the interior with two butterflies amongst three flowering peony blooms in yellow, red and lavender, issuing from a large garden rock, the exterior painted with further peonies to one side and chrysanthemum to the other, both similarly issuing... [Lire la suite]
24 octobre 2015

A doucai 'narcissus' dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 40. A doucai 'narcissus' dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735); 20.7cm., 8 1/4 in.. Estimate  20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500  GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the curved sides rising from a slightly tapered foot, the interior painted in enamels and shades of cobalt blue, with narcissus growing from two ornamental pierced garden rocks, under two arching clusters of nandina berries, with a small sprig of lingzhi to the left, the exterior with further pierced ornamental rocks... [Lire la suite]

24 octobre 2015

Joan Olson in Emilio Pucci

Model Joan Olson in Emilio Pucci in autumn / winter 1954, Palazzo Pucci.
24 octobre 2015

Norman Parkinson in 1950s

Susan Abrahams for  British Vogue, June 1954. Photo Norman Parkinson Pat Marshall for British Vogue, September 1956. Photo Norman Parkinson   Photo Norman Parkinson in 1950s Photo Norman Parkinson in 1950s
24 octobre 2015

Audrey Hepburn, Richard Avedon, Evelyn Avedon Reddish, Truman Capote, Julie Andrews by Cecil Beaton

Audrey Hepburn, 1954. Photo Cecil Beaton Richard Avedon, Evelyn Avedon Reddish, 1955. Photo Cecil Beaton Truman Capote, Bangkok, Thailand, 1957. Photo Cecil Beaton Julie Andrews in 1959. Photo Cecil Beaton
24 octobre 2015

Model Carmen Dell'Orefice Silverblue Mink in 1956

Model Carmen Dell'Orefice Silverblue Mink in 1956 featured in The Power of Glamour by Virginia Postrel. Photo Virginia Thoren