01 août 2016

Steven and Ann Ames collection to lead Sotheby's New York sales this November

Gerhard Richter, A.B., St. James, 1988. Oil on canvas. Estimate $20/30 million. Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s announced The Triumph of Painting: The Steven and Ann Ames Collection, the landmark sale of the New York autumn 2016 auction season. The collection, which stands as a peerless survey of art produced in this generation, was assembled by Steven and Ann Ames, New York patrons of the arts, philanthropists and collectors. The Triumph of Painting will be offered in dedicated... [Lire la suite]

01 août 2016

Highly important sapphire and diamond ring

Lot 532. Highly important 16.99 carats Kashmir sapphire and diamond ring. Estimate 750,000 — 1,300,000 CHF. Lot sold 1,986,500  CHF. Photo Sotheby's 2012 The cushion-shaped sapphire of fine colour weighing 16.99 carats, set between baguette diamond shoulders,size 53, sizing band, French assay and maker's marks. Accompanied by SSEF report no. 60653 and Gübelin report no. 12090163, each stating that that the sapphire is of Kashmir origin, with no indications of heating. ... [Lire la suite]
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