01 juillet 2015

Symbolic & Chase at Masterpiece London 2015 (2)

An exquisite Tahitian pearl and diamond Cartier bracelet dating from the 1950s, which once belonged to Sita Devi, the Maharani of Baroda. Symbolic & Chase at Masterpiece London 2015, stand C7.

01 juillet 2015

Hancocks of London at Masterpiece London 2015

A magnificent diamond 'Holly Wreath' necklace set with 152ct of pear-shape, round and marquise diamonds by Harry Winston, New York. Hancocks at Masterpiece London 2015, stand C27.   Retro citrine & gold necklace, brooch & bracelet suite by Trabert & Hoeffer – Mauboussin, c.1940 – Hancocks at Masterpiece London 2015, stand C27. A suite composed of a necklace with graduating rectangular-cut citrines, terminating at a central point, with removable brooch/pendant in the form of a tied ribbon,... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2015

Carlo Dolci at Galleria Palatina di Palazzo Pitti, Florence

Carlo Dolci (Firenze, 1616-1687), Salomè con la testa del Battista, 1670 c., olio su tela. Londra, The Royal Collections - Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015 FLORENCE - Why devote an exhibition to Carlo Dolci? And why now?  The best way to answer those questions is by conducting an overview of the current state of scholarship in the field of 17th century art in Florence – a field on which much research has been focusing for several years now, sparked in particular by the... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2015

Zhang Daqian paintings achieve top prices in Fine Chinese Works of Art and Paintings Auction at Bonhams

Zhang Daqian, Splashed-Ink Autumn Landscape, 1965. 59 x 44.5cm. Estimate $180,000-250,000. Sold for $509,000. Photo: Bonhams. SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Two important paintings by the renowned artist Zhang Daqian (1899-1983) yielded top results in the June 23 auction of Fine Chinese Works of Art and Paintings held at Bonhams in San Francisco. A splashed in Autumn landscape, dated 1965, and titled “Qiu Shan Xiao Si” (Buddhist Temple in Autumn Mountain) (est. $180,000-250,000) brought $509,000 and a monumental landscape... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2015

China's Great Wall is disappearing due to adverse natural conditions and reckless human activities

Herbert Ponting (1870-1935), The Great Wall in 1907. Photo: Wikipedia.org BEIJING (AFP).- Around 30 percent of China's Ming-era Great Wall has disappeared over time as adverse natural conditions and reckless human activities -- including stealing the bricks to build houses -- erode the UNESCO World Heritage site, state media reported. The Great Wall is not a single unbroken structure but stretches for thousands of kilometres in sections, from Shanhaiguan on the east coast to Jiayuguan in the windswept sands on the... [Lire la suite]
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30 juin 2015

Here's looking at you: Anish Kapoor's mirror leads Bonhams Contemporary Art Sale

Anish Kapoor (born 1954), Untitled, 2012; signed twice and dated 2012 twice on the reverse; stainless steel and lacquer; 124.5 by 124.5 by 30 cm.; 49 by 49 by 11 13/16 in. Estimate £400,000 - 600,000 (€560,000 - 840,000). Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- Anish Kapoor’s Untitled 2012 is one of the star lots at Bonhams Postwar and Contemporary sale on July 1. Estimated at £400,000-600,000, the monumental convex disc is one of his signature mirrored works, with the stainless... [Lire la suite]


30 juin 2015

Siegelson at Masterpiece London 2015 (2)

This magnificent Cartier bracelet, exhibited at Masterpiece London 2015, stand B3, by Siegelson, boasts the symmetry and bold colour that defined the Art Deco period. The bracelet, in tapered black lacquer, is set with diamonds and emeralds and has natural pearls at either end of the open closure. Art Deco emerald, sapphire and diamond pendant necklace by Cartier, Paris, 1925. Siegelson  at Masterpiece London 2015, stand B3. Cartier's 1928 Art Deco Turtle clock, exhibited by Siegelson at Masterpiece London... [Lire la suite]
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30 juin 2015

Theo Fennell at Masterpiece London 2015

 White gold, blue topaz and diamond Koi Carp pendant (£POA). Theo Fennell at Masterpiece London 2015, stand B36.   Yellow Gold, diamond and rock crystl Mole & Toad Opening Ring (£POA). Theo Fennell at Masterpiece London 2015, stand B36. Theo Fennell Ltd, 169 Fulham Road,  London, SW3 6SP, United Kingdom. T  020 7591 5000 - F  020 7591 5001. E-mail octavia.norrish@theofennell.com - Website http://www.theofennell.com
30 juin 2015

BOGH-ART at Masterpiece London 2015 (2)

Conch and cassis cornuta pearl earrings, set with diamonds and sapphires inlaid into mother of pearl. BOGH-ART at Masterpiece London 2015, stand B29. A bracelet set with a no-heat Burmese sapphire inlaid into white jade bangle with diamonds. BOGH-ART at Masterpiece London 2015, stand B29. BOGH-ART. Place des Bergues 1, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland. T  +41 22 732 75 55 - E-mail contact@bogh-art.com - Website http://www.bogh-art.com  
30 juin 2015

A La Vieille Russie, Inc. at Masterpiece London 2015

  Fabergé gold and sepia enamel Admiralty Clock. Height: 4 3/8 inches 11.1 cm). A La Vieille Russie, Inc. at Masterpiece London 2015, stand C8. Fabergé Pink Trellis Box – Circular pink and trelliswork guilloché enamel gold-mounted patch box, with two colors of color and featuring green and red enamel. By Fabergé, workmaster Michael Perchin. St. Petersburg, circa 1899. Provenance: Queen Mary of Romania, granddaughter of Tsar Alexander II. A La Vieille Russie, Inc. at Masterpiece London 2015, stand C8. Gold,... [Lire la suite]