21 janvier 2020

Antiquarium, Ltd., Stand 110c at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Figure of Venus at her bath, Rome, 1st century BC-1st century AD. Cast bronze, 19.3 x 6.9 cm. © Antiquarium, Ltd. Nude, save her diadem, the beguiling Goddess of Love and Beauty arranges her hair with her left hand while gazing into her outstretched right hand, where she once held a mirror. Venus stands on her original bronze spool-shaped pedestal with remnants of inlaid silver and glass paste decoration. Provenance: private collection, Switzerland, before 1986. Portrait bust of an official or priest, Egypte, Early Late Period,... [Lire la suite]

21 janvier 2020

GALERIE AB-BA, Stand 43b at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Pierre Alechinsky (Brussels, 1927), Plein temps, 1975. Mixed media on paper, 99 x 59 cm. Signed, titled and dated. © GALERIE AB-BA. Provenance: collection Inès Bausill, acquired at Galerie Lefebvre, 1976. André Marfaing (Toulouse 1925-1987 Paris), 1984N. Oil on canvas,46 x 38 cm. Signed and dated lower left. © GALERIE AB-BA. Bernar Venet (Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban, France, 1941), Undetermined line, 1988. Oil stick and collage on paper, 60 x 40 cm. Signed and dated lower right. Inventory number in the achives of Venet:... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2020

DAVID AARON, Stand 32c at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Horse fulcrum, Hellenistic, 2nd-1st century BC. Bronze with silver inlay. H 17 cm. © DAVID AARON Provenance: reputedly part of a private European collection, 1970s; private collection, New York; art market, New York; private collection Alabastron, Achaemenid Empire, Western Asia, 5th century BC. Silver. H 26.1 cm. © DAVID AARON Provenance: private collection; Europe; private collection, acquired from the above circa 1995; sold at: Antiquities, Christie’s 11t December 2003, London, Lot 119; art market, London; acquired... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2020

GIOIELLERIA NARDI, Stand 20c at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Mosaico Ring. 18 Karat yellow gold with rose cut white and yellow diamonds. © GIOIELLERIA NARDI Paola Moretto-Prince of Moors Brooch,18 Karat yellow gold with rubies, pearls and diamonds. © GIOIELLERIA NARDI Named in honour of her Royal Highness the Queen of Belgium Paola di Liegi, for whom it was first designed. Colibri Necklace,18 Karat gold with rubies, diamonds, emeralds and carved elements of natural horn. © GIOIELLERIA NARDI
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21 janvier 2020

EPOQUE FINE JEWELS, Stand 61a at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

René Lalique (Ay 1860-1945 Paris), Art Nouveau pansy bracelet. Floral clusters, each composed of four pansies in carved frosted glass, purple enamel and pearls, cushion and oval-shaped sapphires, mounted in 18 karat gold, Paris, circa 1901-1902. Signed: LALIQUE. © EPOQUE FINE JEWELS In a brown leather Lalique case marked: R. LALIQUE, 40, Cours-La-Reine, Paris. Chaumet. Art Deco diamond tiara. Old mine cut, rose cut and single cut diamonds, mounted in platinum and gold. Millegrain setting, Paris, 1909. © EPOQUE FINE JEWELS ... [Lire la suite]
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21 janvier 2020

CHAMARANDE, Stand 61a at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

  Georges Le Saché (Paris, 1849-circa 1920), 'La fée aux glycines', circa 1900. Art Nouveau yellow gold, ivory and enamel pendant. H 9 cm. © CHAMARANDE Georges Le Saché (Paris, 1849-circa 1920), 'La fée aux glycines' pendant detail, circa 1900. © CHAMARANDE Egyptian revival Art Deco necklace, circa 1925. Yellow gold and enamel. © CHAMARANDE
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21 janvier 2020

Bernard Bouisset, Stand 35b at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Diamond engagement ring, Boucheron, 5.34 ct radian diamond gold. Certified GIA. © Bernard Bouisset Platinum ring,France, circa 1940, 3.90 ct white emerald cut diamond and calibre-cut rubies and baguette diamonds. © Bernard Bouisset Necklace, Boucheron, France, circa 1960. Coral and diamond gold. © Bernard Bouisset
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21 janvier 2020

Véronique Bamps, Stand 44b at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Castellani, Rome circa 1880, Archaeological style necklace. Gold, natural pearls and rubies. © Véronique Bamps A similar necklace belongs to the collections of the Capitolines Museums in Rome    Cartier, Paris circa 1935. Art-deco bracelet in gold. © Véronique Bamps    Suzanne Belperron, Paris between 1955 and 1969, 'Tonneau' earclips. Platinum and white gold, diamonds and natural pearls. Maker mark of Darde et Fils, 3.3 cm x 2.3 cm. © Véronique Bamps
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21 janvier 2020

'Unbound: Visionary Women Collecting Textiles' at Two Temple Place

LONDON - Two Temple Place announces its 2020 exhibition Unbound: Visionary Women Collecting Textiles. Unbound: Visionary Women Collecting Textiles tells the story of seven pioneering women who went against all established norms to create some of the richest, most diverse and global public collections in the UK today.  Textiles and costume give us a beautiful and intensely human insight into our history. Unbound: Visionary Women Collecting Textiles celebrates seven women who saw beyond the purely functional, to reveal the... [Lire la suite]
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21 janvier 2020

A bronze 'hill' censer and cover, boshanlu, Han dynasty (206 BC - AD 220)

Lot 1495. A bronze 'hill' censer and cover, boshanlu, Han dynasty (206 BC - AD 220); 7½ in. (19 cm.) high. Estimate 15,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013.  The censer rises from the center of an integral dish with everted rim, and is raised on a stem foot cast on the base with foliate scroll reserved on a hatchured ground. The hemispherical bowl is encircled by a raised band, and the conical cover is cast in openwork as mountains, the lower peaks cast in... [Lire la suite]