08 juin 2018

Contents from the homes of legendary aesthete Pierre Bergé to be offered in Paris

PARIS.- Sotheby’s et Pierre Bergé & Associés ont l’honneur d’annoncer la vente du contenu des dernières résidences de Pierre Bergé, qui aura lieu du 29 au 31 octobre 2018 chez Sotheby’s à Paris. Toujours fidèle à ses actions de mécénat, Pierre Bergé a choisi de faire bénéficier les fondations Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent, Paris, et Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech, d’une partie du produit de la vente publique mais aussi de celui de la vente d’autres biens. Trois jours de vente seront ainsi nécessaires à la dispersion de... [Lire la suite]
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04 mai 2018

Cartier, Paris. Vanity case 'Cypress Tree', ca. 1930

Cartier, Paris. Vanity case 'Cypress Tree', ca. 1930, onyx, hardstone, carved and cabochon emeralds and rubies, sapphire, citrines, diamonds, gold, platinum. L x W x D: 14 × 8.4 × 3 cm. Lent by private collection. Accession Number 13.2016.60 © Cooper Hewitt Museum.
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09 mars 2017

Palermo Chinese palace

Characterized by an unusual mix of architectural styles, the Chinese house was designed and built in 1799 by G. Venancio Marvuglia according to the taste of the "chinoiseries" turn of the century, on commission of King Ferdinand III of Bourbon, who stayed there for a long time during the forced residence in Sicily. The sovereign will hosted several friends and among the distinguished guests and admired this building is a must also remember the visit of Admiral Nelson and Lady Hamilton. The... [Lire la suite]
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06 février 2017

Prince Charles Renovated This Incredible Historic Scottish Home

Prince Charles (known as the Duke of Rothesay when in Scotland) stands at the entrance to the Tapestry Room of Dumfries House, which was preserved for posterity through his efforts. Designed by the brothers Adam and furnished by cabinetmaker Thomas Chippendale, Dumfries House is considered the most gloriously intact 18th-century house in Scotland.   The ceiling in the entrance hall features ornate plaster ornamentation; a mahogany-and-brass grand orrey is situated between Doric columns. The floors are stone.   ... [Lire la suite]
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01 février 2017

Renaissance Gimmel Ring with Memento Mori, German, dated 1631

Renaissance Gimmel Ring with Memento Mori, German, dated 1631. Fold. Height 29.61 mm; exterior diam. 23.7 mm; bezel 14.25 x 12.18 mm.; Weight 13.75 grams US size 7.5 UK 0 ½. Griffin Collection, L.2015.73.1 © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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01 février 2017

Devotional Ring, British (?), 13th century

Devotional Ring, British (?), 13th century. Gold and sapphire. Height 26.6 mm.; hoop inner diam. 20 mm.; hoop outer diam. 23.5 mm; bezel 10 x 13.4 mm.; weight 8.71 g. Griffin Collection, L.2015.72.10 © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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29 janvier 2017

Cusped Ring, North European, 15th century

Cusped Ring, North European, 15th century. Gold, hessonite garnet. Height 26.4 mm.; hoop inner diam. 20 mm.; hoop outer diam. 26 mm.; bezel 19 x 13 mm.; weight 12.34 g. Griffin Collection, L.2015.72.14. © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. When this ring was made, goldsmiths concentrated on showcasing the color and brilliance of gemstones. Here, the designer captures the deep, lustrous tones of the hessonite garnet. The ring itself is cast from a single piece of gold. The octagonal collar that holds the stone in place... [Lire la suite]
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14 octobre 2016

An Art Deco diamond bracelet, by Cartier

Lot 255. An Art Deco diamond bracelet, by Cartier. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. Designed as a wide old and single-cut diamond pierced band of 'fleurette' design, 1923, 7 1/4 ins., with French assay marks for platinum and 18k gold, in a Cartier red leather case. Signed Cartier, Paris, no. 0123 With a Certificate of Authenticity from Cartier Christie's. Sale 12182, Important Jewels, 18 October 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza 
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30 septembre 2016

A private apartment in Florence, Italy

A private apartment in Florence, Italy. © Photo Francesca Pagliai
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18 août 2016

Buzzanca Gioielli. Buzzanca chess-set, pearls, gold, diamonds

Buzzanca Gioielli. Buzzanca chess-set, pearls, gold, diamonds. Photo courtesy Buzzanca Gioielli
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