08 juillet 2016

Lucie Rie, Vase with cream and brown volcanic glaze, circa 1960s

Lucie Rie, Vase with cream and brown volcanic glaze, circa 1960s, stoneware. H 6.25 in. (16 cm); Diam 4.25 in. (11 cm). Price: €12.384,36. Photo courtesy Freeforms Freeforms.  Gallery 215, The Showplace,  40 W. 25th St,  New York, NY, 10010,  US -  (845) 245-6297

08 juillet 2016

The Graff Vendôme

Creating Diamond History No one knows when a diamond of exceptional size will be revealed by Mother Nature so it was an exciting moment when a discovery in the Kingdom of Lesotho revealed a 314 carat rough, named The Letseng Destiny.  Graff is uniquely positioned to acquire the largest diamonds in the rough, using its expertise and skills, honed over many decades to carry out the hazardous process of unleashing the true potential of each diamond in its care. A quest for perfection Graff’s senior gemmologists analysed the... [Lire la suite]
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08 juillet 2016

The Ashmolean Museum's Greenwares Collection (part 2)

Greenware guan, or jar, with loop handles, Yue kiln-sites, late 8th century-early 9th century, Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 907); stoneware, with green glaze; unglazed base; glazed rim; 6.8 cm (height), 10.2 cm (diameter). Presented by Sir Herbert Ingram, 1956. EA1956.273. © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford Greenware vase, or hu, with loop handles, Yue kiln-sites, late 5th century-early 6th century AD; stoneware, with impressed decoration under a green glaze; unglazed base; glazed rim;... [Lire la suite]
08 juillet 2016

Netsuke. Japanese Miniature Sculptures from Private Collections at State Hermitage Museum

A piece from "Netsuke. Japanese Miniature Sculptures from Private Collections," running from July 23 through October 16 at State Hermitage Museum. Courtesy State Hermitage Museum AMSTERDAM - The art of miniature sculptures, or netsuke, is a unique phenomenon in the cultural history of Japan, which emerged and became widespread in the Edo period (1603–1868). From purely utilitarian objects which served to attach the small necessities to a belt, netsuke evolved into real works of art which adorned the dress of the... [Lire la suite]
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08 juillet 2016

Back on Gertrud & Otto Natzler's work at Rago Auction 6 june 2012

Lot 445. Gertrud & Otto Natzler, Hemishperical bowl with very rare black volcanic glaze, Los Angeles, CA, 1960s; Signed NATZLER, label H518; 4" x 6 1/2". Estimate: $5,000 - $7,500. Sale Price: $10,000. © Rago Auction Note: A rare example in this glaze. Lot 445. Gertrud & Otto Natzler, Large earthenware bowl, white, cobalt and brown volcanic glaze, Los Angeles, CA, 1960s; Spurious illegible pencil markings, paper label, H958; 6 1/2" x 10". Estimate: $14,000 - $19,000.... [Lire la suite]
08 juillet 2016

Back on Gertrud & Otto Natzler's works sold at LAMA, December 11, 2011 Auction

Lot 257. Gertrud & Otto Natzler, Monumental vase, 1957. Glazed ceramic. Signed “Natzler” and retains inventory “J139″. Approx. 18″ x 14″. Estimate: $100,000 – 150,000. Realized: $93,750. © LAMA Lot 258. Gertrud & Otto Natzler, Tea set, c. 1940s. Cups signed “G.O.N.” ; others signed “Natzler” Comprised of a teapot with lid and stand, creamer, sugar bowl, plate with curved sides, and 4 cups and saucers Teapot with lid and stand: 4.5″ x 9.75″ x 7″; Creamer: 1.5″ x 5.25″ x 4.5″; Sugar: 1.5″ x 4.75″; Strainer plate: 1.5″... [Lire la suite]
08 juillet 2016

£44.9 million Rubens leads strong results for Classic Week at Christie's

Lot 12. Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Lot and his Daughters, oil on canvas, 74 x 88½in. (190 x 225cm.), including early 18th century horizontal additions to top and bottom edges of circa 18 and 10cm. wide. Price Realized £44,882,500 ($58,167,720) (€52,422,760). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. LONDON.- The Old Master and British Evening Sale totalled £65,390,100/ $84,745,570/ €76,375,637, achieving sell through rates of 93% by value and 77% by lot. The highest price... [Lire la suite]
08 juillet 2016

Joseph Gad Emeralds

Joseph Gad. An Impressive 18ct Minor Oil Colombian Emerald Cut And Diamond Ring. Joseph Gad. A Unique 25ct Minor Oil Emerald Sugarloaf Ring. Joseph Gad. A Stunning Pair of 34ct Minor Oil Cabochon Colombian Earrings.   Joseph Gad. A Massive 63ct Minor Oil Colombian Emerald Ring. Joseph Gad. An Amazing 16ct Heart Shaped Minor Oil Colombian Emerald Ring. Joseph Gad. A Remarkable 11ct Minor Oil Colombian Emerald and Diamond Ring. Joseph Gad. An Incredible Pair of 52ct Minor Oil Colombian Emerald Earrings. ... [Lire la suite]