09 août 2014

ALERTE VOL du buste reliquaire de saint Martin , Saint-Martin-Valmeroux, Cantal

Un vol a été constaté en l'église de Saint-Martin-Valmeroux. Il s'agit du buste reliquaire de saint Martin. Cet objet d'art est inscrit à la liste supplémentaire des Monuments Historiques et il appartient à la commune. S'agissant du saint patron, il revêt une grande importance pour la paroisse. Merci d'avance de votre vigilance, de la diffusion de cette photo et de cette information sur vos réseaux et de toute possible information
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08 août 2014

A Carved Agate, Gold and Multi Gem Centerpiece & A Rhodochrosite and Silver Cup, Chaumet Paris

A Carved Agate, Gold and Multi Gem Centerpiece, Pierre Sterlé for Chaumet Paris, Circa 1960, Paris, France, 27.90 x 33.00 x 27.90 cm. Estimate $ 20,000-30,000. a dramatic work combining a fine freeform agate bowl with variegated reddish brown, pale yellow and light grey hues in swirling patterns with a sculpted stylized ram formed from solid 18 karat gold with intricately textured and layered surface emulating fur interspersed with numerous round brilliant cut diamonds, the eyes inset with emeralds, the front of the... [Lire la suite]
08 août 2014

A selection of Animal Carvings by Gerd Dreher at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, September 16, 2014

A Fine Opal Carving, "The Pig," Gerd Dreher, Idar-Oberstein, Germany, 11.70 x 7.75 x 4.70 cm. Estimate $ 20,000-30,000. carved from an impressively large Brazilian opal nodule of even and richly saturated reddish orange color, the reclining pig is realistically depicted on a patch of rough ground, the skin intricately textured to suggest fine hair, the snout and ears fashioned to reveal the highly translucent and almost transparent gem quality of the opal, the eyes inset with hand painted details. Hand... [Lire la suite]
08 août 2014

Selection of Multi Gem Flower Studies at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, September 16, 2014

An Important Multi Gem and Gold Flower Study "Bleeding Hearts," Manfred Wild and Eberhard Bank, Idar-Oberstein, Germany. 22.90 x 16.50 x 6.35 cm. Estimate $ 50,000-70,000. combining an exotic and contemporary styled base with a classically realistic flower spray, this excellent work consists of fifteen flowers carved from ruby rough sourced from the John Saul Mine in Tanzania, East Africa, weighing approximately 152.00 carats total, each tipped with white cacholong opal stamens from the Caspian Sea deposit, the... [Lire la suite]
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01 août 2014

Coffret-reliquaire. Trésor de la cathédrale de Moûtiers en Tarentaise (Savoie). Vers 1200

Coffret-reliquaire. Egypte pour le coffret en cristal de roche. Allemagne pour la monture en orfèvrerie. Trésor de la cathédrale de Moûtiers en Tarentaise (Savoie). Vers 1200. Cristal de roche. Monture en argent doré, filigrane, gemmes et perles, ivoire. L. 14,8 ; H. 11,3 ; prof. 9,7 cm. Numéro d'inventaire : MR 11661. Paris, Musée de Cluny © RMN Droits Réservés. Ce coffret-reliquaire réunit quatre plaques en cristal de roche sculptées en Egypte fatimide et une monture orfévrée d'origine allemande. Chaque plaque a reçu un décor... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2014

Two rare Aboriginal shields realize over $45,000 and two new global fine records set at Clars

Two Aboriginal Peoples Northern Australia shields. Sold for $47,600. Photo courtesy Clars Auction Gallery OAKLAND, CA.- On July 12, 13 and 14, Clars Auction Gallery hosted their monthly fine art, jewelry and decorative art auction. The sale would become their largest July auction in the firm’s history realizing just over $1 Million. The success of the sale was fueled by both exceptional estate property and Clars’ global marketing on several platforms.  FURNITURE AND DECORATIVE ARTS The excitement began on Saturday when... [Lire la suite]


23 juillet 2014

Vermeilleux ! L’argent doré de Strasbourg du XVIe au XIXe siècle à la galerie J. Kugel

Alexis et Nicolas Kugel © Guillaume Benoit Il y a 50 ans presque jour pour jour, était présentée à la galerie Jacques Kugel alors 7, rue de la Paix, une exposition mémorable intitulée : « Le siècle d’or de l’orfèvrerie de Strasbourg » en collaboration avec le charismatique directeur honoraire du Musée de Strasbourg Hans Haug. Pour commémorer cet anniversaire, et en hommage à leur père Jacques, Alexis et Nicolas Kugel ont choisi cette année, de remettre l’argent doré appelé vermeil, à l’honneur. Cette exposition ambitieuse... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2014

The Masterworks of Harold Van Pelt

Agate Rhyton by Harold Van Pelt: carved agate drinking vessel with gold capped nose with a hole to restrict the flow of liquid. (Photo courtesy Bowers Museum) Quartz Twin Vases by Harold Van Pelt: Rock crystal vases measuring 10 ½ in high × 3 in. in diameter at the top and 3 ½ in. at the base. Each vase has 96 facets. The tops of the covers are made of green and pink tourmalines. (Photo courtesy Bowers Museum) Balancing Act' by Harold Van Pelt. An acorn-shaped Quartz container suspended from a base of Rutilated Quartz ... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2014

A small mid 18th century Swedish provincial silver and silver-gilt beaker by Hans Wolrath, Arboga 1764

A small mid 18th century Swedish provincial silver and silver-gilt beaker by Hans Wolrath, Arboga 1764. Photo Bonhams Cylindrical with flaring top, body part embellished with engraved foliate scrolls, below a stylised engraved scene depicting four armed men dressed in historic costume, one holding a paper roll, gadrooned collet foot, height 10cm, weight 2oz. Estimate £1,000 - 1,500 (€1,300 - 1,900). Bonhams. BRITISH AND CONTINENTAL SILVER INCLUDING OBJECTS OF VERTU, London, Knightsbridge, 30 Jul 2014 - www.bonhams.com
19 juillet 2014

A late 17th century German silver two-handled wine taster by Nikolaus Ostertag, Augsburg, circa 1690

A late 17th century German silver two-handled wine taster by Nikolaus Ostertag, Augsburg, circa 1690. Photo Bonhams Scalloped oval form with flaring rim and ornate scroll handles, the gilded bowl embossed in high-relief with a depiction of 'Daniel in the lion's den', featuring a man surrounded by four lions in a vaulted building, within a husk border, the lobed sides chased with foliate scrolls, dated 1689 within German presentation inscription, height 3cm, length 11cm, weight 3.5oz. Estimate £1,000 - 1,500 (€1,300 - 1,900) ... [Lire la suite]


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