13 mai 2017

Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable: Damien Hirst’s Mythological Extravaganza in Venice

Damien Hirst, The Fate of a Banished Man (Standing). Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS/SIAE 2017 VENEZIA - ‘Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable’. It is the first major solo exhibition dedicated to Damien Hirst in Italy since the 2004 retrospective at the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Naples (“The Agony and Ecstasy”) and is curated by Elena Geuna, curator of the monographic shows dedicated to Rudolf Stingel (2013) and Sigmar Polke... [Lire la suite]
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13 mai 2017

Pair of attractive ruby and diamond ear clips, Bulgari

Lot 328. Pair of attractive East African 14.48 and 14.79 carats ruby and diamond ear clips, Bulgari. Estimate 152,000 — 252,000 CHF. Photo: Sotheby's. Each set with a sugarloaf ruby weighing 14.48 and 14.79 carats respectively, and marquise-shaped diamonds, signed Bulgari.  Accompanied by SSEF report no. 80471, stating that the rubies are of East African origin, with no indications of heating. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Session 3. Geneva. 16 May 2017,... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2017

Pair of ruby and diamond ear clips, Van Cleef & Arpels

Lot 319. Pair of ruby and diamond ear clips, Van Cleef & Arpels. Estimate 82,000 — 142,000 CHF. Photo: Sotheby's. Each designed as a poppy, the petals set with calibré-cut rubies en serti mystérieux, the pistil embellished with brilliant-cut diamonds, signed Van Cleef Arpels, numbered, French assay and maker's marks, case stamped Van Cleef & Arpels. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Session 3. Geneva. 16 May 2017, 07:00 PM 
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13 mai 2017

Carved red lacquer circular box, Yongle mark and period (1403-1424)

Carved red lacquer circular box, Yongle mark and period (1403-1424). Diameter: 27 cm. W.21-1969 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2017. This intricately carved red lacquer box is circular in form. The box is straight-sided, with a flat-topped cover of the same height fitting over a vertical flange. The sides and top are covered with a thick coating of cinnabar-red lacquer carved with designs, the remaining surfaces with a thin brown lacquer. The top is carved deeply with a landscape and figure design. In the... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2017

Red lacquer circular box, Yongle mark and period (1403-1424)

Red lacquer circular box, Yongle mark and period (1403-1424). Diameter: 22.2 cm. Given by Sir Harry and Lady Garner, FE.22&A-1974 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2017. Circular red lacquer box carved with camellia branches on the top and five groups of flowers on the sides; the inside and the base are lacquered in black. The red colour of this early 15th-century box was achieved by using cinnabar as a colouring agent. The intricate floral pattern was created by building up many layers of lacquer and... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2017

Ruby and diamond brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels

Lot 318. Ruby and diamond brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels. Estimate 105,000 — 205,000 CHF. Photo: Sotheby's. Of floral design, the petals set with calibré-cut rubies en serti mystérieux, the pistil embellished with brilliant-cut diamonds, the detachable stem and leaf set with brilliant-cut and baguette diamonds, signed Van Cleef Arpels, numbered, French assay and maker's marks, pouch stamped Van Cleef & Arpels. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Session 3. Geneva.... [Lire la suite]

13 mai 2017

Ruby and diamond bracelet, Van Cleef & Arpels

Lot 323. Ruby and diamond bracelet, Van Cleef & Arpels. Estimate 105,000 — 205,000 CHF. Photo: Sotheby's. Composed of calibré-cut rubies en serti mystérieux, between two lines of collet-set brilliant-cut diamonds, length approximately 175mm, signed V.C.A, numbered, French assay and maker’s marks, case stamped Van Cleef & Arpels.  Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Session 3. Geneva. 16 May 2017, 07:00 PM
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13 mai 2017

Red-glazed stemcup, China, Ming, Yongle reign (1403-24)

Red-glazed stemcup, China, Ming, Yongle reign (1403-24), Jingdezhen. Height: 10.5 cm, Diameter: 15.5 cm. W. G. Gulland Gift, 168-1905 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2017. This red porcelain stemcup is a rare example of a cup decorated with a red glaze, derived from the red oxide of copper. It dates to the beginning of the Yongle reign period (1403-1424). This type of cup is called quanbei, literally 'urging cup', which refers to the fact that the drinker would toast his companions and at the... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2017

Pair of diamond ear clips, Harry Winston

Lot 332. Pair of diamond ear clips, Harry Winston. Estimate 72,000 — 105,000 CHF. Photo: Sotheby's. Each of hoop design, composed of three lines set with graduated brilliant-cut diamonds, unsigned, maker's mark for Tavernier. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Session 3. Geneva. 16 May 2017, 07:00 PM
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13 mai 2017

Fine diamond bracelet, Harry Winston

Lot 310. Fine diamond bracelet, Harry Winston. Estimate 180,000 — 280,000 CHF. Photo: Sotheby's. Set with pear- and marquise-shaped diamonds, length approximately 195mm, unsigned, numbered, maker's mark for Jacques Timey. Accompanied by GIA report no. 2181227577 and no. 2185227562, stating that the diamonds weighing 3.06 and 3.68 carats are D Colour, VS2 Clarity, and GIA report no. 2183227599 and no. 5181227912, stating that the diamonds weighing 2.44 and 2.84 carats are E Colour, VS2 and VS1... [Lire la suite]
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