05 mai 2016

Pair of diamond pendent ear clips and emerald and diamond pendants, Harry Winston

Lot 378. Pair of diamond pendent ear clips and Colombian emerald and diamond pendants, Harry Winston. Estimate 440,000 — 770,000 CHF (402,123 - 703,715 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. Each surmount of cluster design set with pear-shaped diamonds, supporting a detachable pendant similarly set, the largest stones weighing 6.91 and 7.05 carats, accompanied by additional pendants, each set with a pear-shaped emerald weighing 16.20 and 16.35 carats respectively, within a frame of... [Lire la suite]

05 mai 2016

Collection of the Princess Doria Pamphilj. Impressive 135 carats Colombian emerald and diamond brooch, circa 1840

Lot 400. Collection of the Princess Doria Pamphilj. Impressive 135 carats Colombian emerald and diamond brooch, circa 1840. Estimate 480,000 — 770,000 CHF (438,680 - 703,715 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. Set with a step-cut emerald weighing approximately 135 carats, between two floral motifs mounted en tremblant, within a frame of foliate design set with cushion-shaped, circular-, single-cut and rose diamonds. Accompanied by SSEF report no. 84916, stating that the emerald is of... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2016

Two bronze 'lion and grapevine' mirrors, Tang Dynasty

Lot 280. Two bronze 'lion and grapevine' mirrors, Tang Dynasty. Estimate £1,200 - 1,500 (€1,500 - 1,900). Photo Bonhams. The first silvered bronze, crisply cast with a central crouching lion knop, encircled by four animated lions, within a border of birds and insects, all amidst fruit laden scrolling grapevine, patches of verdigris encrustations; the second of similar design, with dark grey-brown patination.11.5cm (4.1/2in) and 10.2cm (4in) diam. (2). The Professor R. Beaver Collection of Early Chinese Bronzes and... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2016

Three bronze circular mirrors, Warring States to Eastern Han Dynasty

Lot 279. Three bronze circular mirrors, Warring States to Eastern Han Dynasty. Estimate £1,200 - 1,500 (€1,500 - 1,900). Photo Bonhams. Comprising: a silvery bronze mirror with central ribbed loop handle, crisply cast with a frieze of three stylised phoenix bearing elaborately entwined bodies and angular meander, on a whorl pattern ground; a silvered bronze mirror cast with two stylised guei dragons, the sinuous bodies terminating with phoenix heads, within a border of twelve linked arcs; and a small bronze mirror, the... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2016

Two bronze circular mirrors, Western Han-Xin Dynasty

Lot 278. Two bronze circular mirrors, Western Han-Xin Dynasty. Estimate £4,000 - 6,000 (€5,000 - 7,600). Photo Bonhams. he first with central knop within a squared border, encircled by eight nipples surrounded by 'TLV' motifs and 'The Guardians of the Four Directions' with their spirit companions, further encircled by an inscription within hatchured, saw tooth and stylised foliate borders, with dark grey patina; the second with the central knop within a four-petalled surround, encircled by plain and hatchured borders,... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2016

Lucio Fontana at ROBILANT+VOENA, New York

Lucio Fontana (argentin/italien, 1899 - 1968), Concetto Spaziale, 1967. Water-based paint on canvas, 33 x 24 cm. (13 x 9.4 in.). Price on request. Photo courtesy ROBILANT+VOENA NEW YORK - ROBILANT+VOENA present a solo exhibition of works by the celebrated Italian artist Lucio Fontana (1899-1968), on view at 24th East 80th Street New York, NY 10075 from 6 to 27 May 2016. The exhibition will focus on Fontana’s later career, and will present a curated selection of works from the late 1950s through to... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2016

The largest rough diamond discovered in over a century to be sold at Sotheby's London in June

The “Lesedi la Rona”. At 1109-carats, the largest gem-quality rough diamond to be discovered in over a century and the largest rough diamond in existence today. Estimated in excess of $70 million. Credit: Donald Bowers/Getty Images for Sotheby's. LONDON.- Sotheby’s announced that it will auction the 1109-carat “Lesedi la Rona” – the largest gem-quality rough diamond to be discovered in over a century and the largest rough diamond in existence today – in a stand-alone sale in London on 29 June... [Lire la suite]
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05 mai 2016

Le duplex parisien de Pierre Bergé par Cédric Saint André Perrin

Pierre Bergé pose dans l’escalier reliant ses appartements privés. Un lieu feutré, tapissé de drap vert et à la moquette panthère. © Philippe Garcia Accueillant la collection de livres anciens de Pierre Bergé, la bibliothèque, préexistante dans l’appartement, a été repeinte en faux bois, fond moutarde, par Studio Peregalli. Les décorateurs ont imaginé une porte recouverte de livres en trompe l’œil, surplombée par un (vrai) buste en plâtre de Victor Hugo. © Philippe Garcia La salle à manger.... [Lire la suite]
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