14 juillet 2016

Boodles rings

Boodles. D'Oyly Carte. This unique, high jewellery ring has been created especially to celebrate The Savoy Hotel's 125th anniversary year. Named after theatrical impresario, Richard D'Oyly Carte, who built The Savoy, the piece incorporates a magnificent 11.49 carat untreated Colombian emerald chosen to represent the hotel's brand colour through its deep green appearance. Set in a yellow gold and diamond 'Keystone' design, the ring's setting takes inspiration from the hotel's sign composition.  Boodles. Greenfire. An... [Lire la suite]
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14 juillet 2016

"Nepalese Seasons: Rain and Ritual" at Rubin Museum of Art

Flying Naga (detail), Nepal or Tibet; 14th century; gilt copper alloy; repoussé 13.75” h. x 15.625” w. x 2” d.; Rubin Museum of Art C2005.16.18 (HAR 65441) © Rubin Museum of Art. Featuring almost fifty objects from the Rubin Museum’s premiere collection of Nepalese art and select loans, Nepalese Seasons: Rain and Ritual illustrates the enduring manifestation of rituals, agrarian festivals, and the natural environment in the art of Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley.  This is the first exhibition connecting... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2016

Jan Frans van Dael (Antwerp 1764 - 1840 Paris), Still life with fritillaria imperialis, roses and tulips in a stone vase, ...

Lot 213. Jan Frans van Dael (Antwerp 1764 - 1840 Paris), Still life with fritillaria imperialis, roses and tulips in a stone vase, on a red marble ledge, signed and dated lower left: Van dael / Can 3 ème, oil on canvas, 73.5 x 60 cm.; 28 7/8 x 23 5/8 in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 GBP. Lot sold 75,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  Provenance: Baron Eugène Fould-Springer (d. 1929) and his wife Marie-Cecile (d. 1978), Palais Abbatial de Royaumont, Asnières-sur-Oise, France;Thence by... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2016

Nicolaes van Veerendael (Antwerp 1640 - 1691), Still life with a tulip, a rose, a carnation and other flowers in a glass vase,

Lot 156. Nicolaes van Veerendael (Antwerp 1640 - 1691), Still life with a tulip, a rose, a carnation and other flowers in a glass vase, on a stone ledge, signed lower right: .Verendael, oil on oak panel, 32 x 23.9 cm.; 12 5/8  x 9 3/8  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 75,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Private collection, France;With Johnny van Haeften, London, from whom acquired by the present owner.  Sotheby's. Old Masters Day Sale,... [Lire la suite]
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14 juillet 2016

Joris van Son, A 'Pronk' still life of grapes, cherries, walnuts and a peeled lemon, with oysters on a pewter plate, and a glass

Lot 134. Joris van Son (Antwerp 1623 - 1667), A 'Pronk' still life of grapes, cherries, walnuts and a peeled lemon, with oysters on a pewter plate, and a glass roemer, wine glass and gilt goblet, all on a draped table, signed lower left: J. van. SON . f ., oil on oak panel, 50 x 65.9 cm.; 19 5/8  x 26 in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 106,250 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: With Dowdeswell and Dowdeswell, London (according to a mount... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2016

Francesco Guardi (Venice 1712-1793), Venice, a view of the Piazza San Marco, looking East

Lot 200. Francesco Guardi (Venice 1712-1793), Venice, a view of the Piazza San Marco, looking East, oil on canvas, 40.5 x 62 cm.; 16 x 24 1/2  in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 GBP. Lot sold 125,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: H.M. Clark, London, 1924;Anonymous sale, Paris, Charpentier, 22 May 1933, lot 79, to Alexander for 58,000 francs;Madame Lebel, Paris;By whom sold ('Property of Madame L'), Paris, Charpentier, 24 June 1937, lot 27;Fernand Adda (1890–1965), Paris and Cannes;By whom sold,... [Lire la suite]

14 juillet 2016

Reena Ahluwalia, "The Portal of Eternity"

Reena Ahluwalia's diamond painting "The Portal of Eternity" pays tribute to the Asscher cut diamond. The artist drew inspiration from the 33.19 carat “Elizabeth Taylor Diamond."
14 juillet 2016

Back on two Lucie Rie's ceramics at Phillips, 1st october 2015

Lot 44. Lucie Rie, Footed bowl, circa 1980. Porcelain, inlaid pink lines, turquoise and golden manganese bands. 21.1 cm (8 1/4 in.) diameter. Impressed with artist's seal. Estimate £20,000 - 30,000. Sold for £68,500. Photo Phillips LITERATURE: Tony Birks, Lucie Rie, Yeovil, 1994, pp. 185, 212 for similar examples Lot 45. Lucie Rie, Footed bowl, circa 1978. Porcelain, bottle green glaze with golden lip and manganese speckle. 17.6 cm (6 7/8 in.)... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2016

A famille-rose 'daji' double-gourd plaque, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3189. A famille-rose 'daji' double-gourd plaque, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot sold 375,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the porcelain body moulded in the form of a double-gourd supported on an ornate simulated wood stand, tied at the waist with drapery enamelled in green, the upper bulb gilded with the character 'da' within a white glazed medallion, the lower bulb with the character 'ji', each surrounded by five gilded bats forming the Wu... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2016

A fine and rare wucai 'Month' cup, seal mark and period of Jiaqing

Lot 3179. A fine and rare wucai 'Month' cup, seal mark and period of Jiaqing (1796-1820). Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 250,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.   delicately potted of deep U-shape with flared rim and a short straight foot, painted on one side in the wucaipalette in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels with a red-flowering crab apple tree with few leaves and a rock and some smaller plants beneath, representing the second month, the reverse inscribed with... [Lire la suite]