03 avril 2021

René Boivin diamond 'Pampilles de feuilles' earrings-necklace-clip-brooch combination

Lot 131. René Boivin diamond 'Pampilles de feuilles' earrings-necklace-clip-brooch combination. Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021. Old-cut diamonds, platinum and 18k white gold (French marks), earrings may be worn as clip-brooches, accompanied by a fitting for the earrings to be converted and worn as a necklace, circa 1950, maker's marks (Société René Boivin), gray René Boivin case. Size/Dimensions: each brooch 9.9 x 3.4 cm (3 7/8 x 1 ¼ in.); necklace 36 x 3.4 cm (14 ¼... [Lire la suite]

03 avril 2021

From Empress Nam Phương of Vietnam (1914 - 1963), René Boivin Art Deco diamond necklace

Lot 94. René Boivin Art Deco diamond necklace. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021. Round and baguette-cut diamonds, platinum, central two links detachable and may be worn as two clip brooches, circa 1935, unsigned. Size/Dimensions: 36.3 x 3.1 cm (14 ¼ x 1 ¼ in). Gross Weight: 166.9 grams.Françoise Cailles, 2010: Copy of Certificate of Authenticity. Provenance: Empress Nam Phương of Vietnam (1914 - 1963)Christie's, Geneva, 17 November 2010, lot 255. ... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2021

An iron-brown-decorated teadust-glazed vase, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 108. An iron-brown-decorated teadust-glazed vase, Jin dynasty (1115-1234). Height 7 ¾ in., 19.7 cm. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD. Lot sold: 6,048 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the slightly compressed globular body rising from a recessed base to a short neck set with a flange below the lipped rim, freely painted around the shoulder in iron-oxide with two abstract designs of flower sprays, reserved on a speckled teadust-brown glaze save for the foot ring to... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2021

A russet-splashed black-glazed bowl, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 107. A russet-splashed black-glazed bowl, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368).Diameter 5 ⅜ in., 13.8 cm. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD. Lot sold: 4,410 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well potted with the deep, gently rounded sides rising from a short splayed foot to an inverted rim, covered overall with a lustrous russet-mottled black glaze, accentuated to the interior with three freely irregular splashes of metallic russet, the glaze falling short above the foot to reveal the buff-colored stoneware... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2021

A russet-painted black-glazed jar, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 105. A russet-painted black-glazed jar, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Width 5 ¼ in., 13.4 cm. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD. Lot sold: 3,150 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. sturdily potted with the tapering sides rising from a countersunk base to broad shoulders below a short neck, covered overall with a lustrous black glaze accentuated around the exterior with vertical russet streaks, the mouth rim and foot ring left unglazed revealing the buff-colored... [Lire la suite]
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03 avril 2021

VMFA acquires portrait by iconic 16th-century woman artist Lavinia Fontana

Lavinia Fontana (Italian, 1552-1614), Portrait of a Lady, 1585. Courtesy Virginia Museum of Fine Arts RICHMOND, VA.- The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts announced their recent acquisition of Portrait of a Lady (1585) by Lavinia Fontana (1552-1614), a celebrated woman artist from Bologna. “Lavinia Fontana was a pioneer during her lifetime. The discovery and acquisition of this piece elevates VMFA’s collection of late Renaissance art,” says Alex Nyerges, VMFA’s CEO and Director. “Her work demonstrates the significant yet... [Lire la suite]