02 août 2016

A semi-opaque yellow glass, cylindrical vessel, 19th century

Lot 49. A semi-opaque yellow glass, cylindrical vessel, 19th century. Estimation: USD 3,000 - 5,000. Price realised 3,800 €. Photo: Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The sides are carved in relief with a continuous scene of a lady with two long feathers in her hair riding a horse and accompanied by an attendant approaching a walled compound in a landscape of rocks, a pine tree and distant mountains. 7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm.) diam. Provenance: Private collection, San Francisco, California.Imperial Oriental Art, New York,... [Lire la suite]

02 août 2016

Paolo Venini and his Furnace at Le Stanze del Vetro

Paolo Venini, Vases in mosaic glass with a multi-coloured tessuto, 1954.  The autumn exhibition at LE STANZE DEL VETRO will be dedicated to Paolo Venini, enlightened and creative entrepreneur. Exhibiting 300 works that recount his creative vision as well as of those artists who collaborated with him over the years such as Tyra Lundgren, Gio Ponti, Riccardo Licata, Ken Scott, Massimo Vignelli and Tobia Scarpa.  Milanese by birth and Muranese by choice, Paolo Venini (1895-1959) was a great protagonist of... [Lire la suite]
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02 août 2016

Jewellery Theatre, Cocktail Ring with 217 Diamonds and 167 Sapphires, 18 karat yellow gold

Lot 7. Jewellery Theatre, Cocktail Ring with 217 Diamonds and 167 Sapphires, 18 karat yellow gold. Estimation : 4 500 € / 5 850 €. Photo Auctionata AG Hallmarked with maker’s mark, fineness, London assay mark and control mark; 217 diamonds with a total weight of c. 1.579 ct., color: F-G, clarity: VVS1-VS1; 163 dark orange sapphires of c. 1.739 ct.; 4 yellow sapphires of c. 0.195 ct. Total weight: c. 30.69 g - Ring size: 52; US: 6.1 - Mint condition  High quality piece of... [Lire la suite]
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02 août 2016

Jewellery Theatre, Strawberry Ring & Strawberry Pendant

Lot 4. Jewellery Theatre, Strawberry Ring. Diamonds, Tsavorites, Rubies & Sapphires, 18 karat yellow gold. Estimation : 1 900 € / 2 470 €. Photo Auctionata AG Hallmarked with maker’s mark, fineness, London assay mark and control mark; 69 diamonds with a total weight of c. 0.46 ct., color: F-G, clarity: VVS1-VS1; 16 tsavorites of c. 0.131 ct.; 110 rubies of c. 0.937 ct.; 57 sapphires of c. 0.488 ct. Total weight: c. 15.21 g - Ring size: 54; US: 7.2 - Mint... [Lire la suite]
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02 août 2016

Max Ernst in Peggy Guggenheim's New York home (1942)

Max Ernst in Peggy Guggenheim's New York home (1942)
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02 août 2016

Yves Klein in his studio, directing a model in body art painting (1961)

Yves Klein in his studio, directing a model in body art painting (1961). photo Rene Burri
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02 août 2016

Kunst Historisches Museum in Vienna showcases two early portraits by Christoph Amberger

Christoph Amberger (Kaufbeuren c. 1500/05 – 1562 Augsburg), Portrait of Ulrich Ehinger (1485-1537), c. 1531/33. Wood, 72,5 x 62,7 cm. © KHM-Museumsverband. Christoph Amberger (Kaufbeuren c. 1500/05 – 1562 Augsburg), Portrait of Ulrich Ehinger‘s wife, Ursula Meuting († 1588), c. 1531/33. Wood, 72,5 x 62,7 cm © KHM-Museumsverband. VIENNA.- Point of View # 16 showcases two early portraits by Christoph Amberger (Kaufbeuren c. 1500/05 – 1562 Augsburg), a Renaissance painter from Augsburg, that depict the patrician Ulrich Ehinger... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2016

Une exceptionnelle collection mise en scène par Emilio Terry chez Christie's Paris, le 15 septembre 2016

Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2016. Paris – Christie’s a le plaisir d’annoncer la dispersion aux enchères d’une exceptionnelle collection. Organisée le 15 septembre prochain en parallèle de la célèbre Biennale des Antiquaires, les collectionneurs s’y déplaçant auront l’occasion de venir admirer chez Christie’s l’exposition de cet ensemble témoignant d’un goût parfait. Réunie dans un écrin conçu par le décorateur Emilio Terry, la collection comprend un nombre très important de pièces majeures, dont les équivalents ou pendants... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2016

Nepalese ritual crown donated to The Met by Barbara Levy Kipper

Vajracarya's Ritual Crown. Nepal, Kathmandu Valley. Early Malla period, 13th century. Gilt-copper alloy inlaid with semiprecious stones. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Barbara and David Kipper, 2016. © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  NEW YORK, NY.- Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that collector Barbara Levy Kipper has donated to the Museum an extraordinarily rare Nepalese ritual crown in gilt copper, dating from the late 13th or 14th... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2016

Cactus de Cartier

Cartier summer. Cactus de Cartier. A touch of sun. Cactus de Cartier.  A flower unlike any other. Cactus de Cartier.  Solar beauties. Cactus de Cartier.   Beach time. Cactus de Cartier.
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