07 novembre 2016

The Jewish Museum opens first U.S. exhibition devoted to visionary designer and architect Pierre Chareau

Pierre Chareau Portrait, 1925. Photo © Centre Pompidou  NEW YORK, NY.- The Jewish Museum is presenting the first U.S. exhibition focused on French designer and architect Pierre Chareau (1883-1950) from November 4, 2016 through March 26, 2017. Showcasing rare furniture, lighting fixtures, and interiors, as well as designs for the extraordinary Maison de Verre, the glass house completed in Paris in 1932, Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design brings together over 180 rarely-seen works from major public and... [Lire la suite]

06 novembre 2016

23.88 carats Burmese step-cut sapphire and diamond ring

Lot 316. 23.88 carats Burmese step-cut sapphire and diamond ring. Estimate 330,000 — 550,000 CHF. Photo Sotheby's Set with a step-cut sapphire weighing 23.88 carats, between shield-shaped diamond shoulders, size 501/2, Italian maker's mark.    Accompanied by Gübelin report no. 1007245, dated 28 July 2010, stating that the sapphire is of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating, 'royal blue' colour, together with an appendix letter.  Sotheby's. Magnificent... [Lire la suite]
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06 novembre 2016

9.93 carats Kashmir step-cut sapphire and diamond ring

Lot 261. 9.93 carats Kashmir step-cut sapphire and diamond ring. Estimate 470,000 — 590,000 CHF. Photo Sotheby's Set with a step-cut sapphire weighing 9.93 carats, between baguette diamond shoulders, size 54, French import mark.   Accompanied by SSEF report no. 85976 and Gübelin report no. 16070070, each stating that the sapphire is of Kashmir origin, with no indications of heating. Note: "Since their discovery in 1881, the legendary sapphire deposits of Kashmir have acquired a... [Lire la suite]
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06 novembre 2016

Princess Marie von Hatzfeldt's 20.14 carats Kashmir cushion-shaped sapphire and diamond bangle, 1887

Lot 318. Princess Marie von Hatzfeldt's 20.14 carats Kashmir  cushion-shaped sapphire and diamond bangle, 1887. Estimate 500,000 — 800,000 CHF. Photo Sotheby's Set with a cushion-shaped sapphire weighing 20.14 carats, between circular-cut diamond shoulders, inner circumference approximately 155mm.   Accompanied by SSEF report no. 87520 and Gübelin report no. 16090078, each stating that the sapphire is of Kashmir origin, with no indications of heating, together with... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2016

Burmese sapphire and diamond necklace

Lot 304. Burmese sapphire and diamond necklace. Estimate 685,000 — 979,000 CHF. Photo Sotheby's Composed of a line of cushion-shaped sapphires alternating with similarly shaped diamonds, length approximately 375mm..   Accompanied by Gübelin report no. 16030113, stating that the majority of the sapphires are of Burmese origin, twenty with no indications of heating, and one with indications of heating; together with fifteen Gübelin reports dated 1995. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble... [Lire la suite]
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06 novembre 2016

Attractive 16.34 carats Kashmir cushion-shaped sapphire and diamond ring

Lot 310. Attractive 16.34 carats Kashmir cushion-shaped sapphire and diamond ring. Estimate 690,000 — 985,000 CHF. Photo Sotheby's Set with a cushion-shaped sapphire weighing 16.34 carats, within a frame of brilliant-cut diamonds, size 52, sizing band.   Accompanied by SSEF report no. 71490, dated 30 October 2013, and Gübelin report no.16090077, dated 19 September 2016, each stating that the sapphire is of Kashmir origin, with no indications of heating; together with appendix... [Lire la suite]
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06 novembre 2016

A 12.54 carats Kashmir cushion-shaped sapphire ring

Lot 233. A 12.54 carats Kashmir cushion-shaped sapphire ring. Estimate 979,000 — 1,470,000 CHF. Photo Sotheby's Set with a cushion-shaped sapphire weighing 12.54 carats, size 53.  Accompanied by SSEF report no. 82606 and Gübelin report no. 16100043, each stating that the sapphire is of Kashmir origin, with no indications of heating.   Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Genève, 16 nov. 2016, 10:30 AM
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06 novembre 2016

A blue and white bottle vase, circa 1640

Lot 337. A blue and white bottle vase, circa 1640; 37 cm, 14 1/2  in. Estimate GBP 8,000 — 12,000. Lot sold 10,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the globular body rising from a short tapering foot to a tall slightly waisted neck and flaring mouth, painted around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with a presentation to an official within a garden, all below a band of stylised flowers at the neck. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 09 nov. 2016, 11:30 AM
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06 novembre 2016

A blue and white bottle vase, circa 1640

Lot 336. A blue and white bottle vase, circa 1640. Estimate GBP 8,000 — 12,000. Unsold. Photo Sotheby's. the globular body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall slightly waisted neck and flaring mouth, painted around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with scholars seated conversing in a garden, all below a band of stylised flowers at the neck: 38 cm, 15 in. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 09 nov. 2016, 11:30 AM
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06 novembre 2016

A pair of iron-red and green-enamelled 'dragon' dishes, 17th century

Lot 334. A pair of iron-red and green-enamelled 'dragon' dishes, 17th century;  16.3 cm, 6 3/8  in. Estimate GBP 1,500 — 2,000.  Lot sold 5,625 GBP.Photo Sotheby's. the gently curved sides of each, rising from a short tapering foot to a flaring rim, the interior painted with a five-clawed dragon chasing a 'flaming pearl', the exterior with two prancing dragons, the base with the marks Wai Shanfang (Outer Culinary Bureau). Quantité: 2. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art,... [Lire la suite]