17 février 2014

Chanel – Les Perles de Chanel

  Chanel – Les Perles de Chanel Collection – “White Tie” necklace in 18-carat white gold and 35 fancy-cut diamonds, 150 brilliant-cut diamonds and 1,370 Japanese cultured pearls. Photo courtesy of Chanel   Chanel – Les Perles de Chanel – “Lion Baroque” bracelet in white and yellow 18K gold set with 219 brilliant-cut diamonds for a total weight of 4.2 carats, 2 pear-cut diamonds, 563 brilliant-cut multicolored sapphires with a total weight of 12.8 carats, 62 beads Tahitian cultured and South Sea of 10 to 11.4 mm in... [Lire la suite]

17 février 2014

"Venice: The Golden Age of Art and Music" opens at the Portland Art Museum

 Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto, The Bucintoro at the Molo on Ascension Day, c. 1745, Oil on canvas. Philadelphia Museum of Art, The William L. Elkins Collection, Photo The Philadelphia Museum of Art / Art Resource, NY. PORTLAND, ORE.- The Portland Art Museum is the only U.S. venue for Venice: The Golden Age of Art and Music opened on February 15. This stunning exhibition explores the heroic age of art and music in the Republic of Venice, also referred to as La Serenissima or “the most serene.”  Between the... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2014

Piaget Rose Passion Collecion

Piaget Rose Passion Watch. Piaget Altiplano 38mm Case in 18k white gold. Photo courtesy of Piaget Piaget Rose Passion necklace in white gold, with marquise-cut diamonds, marquise-cut tourmalines and a central heart-shaped tourmaline surrounded by pavé diamond-set petals. Photo courtesy of Piaget   Piaget Rose Passion earrings in white gold set with diamonds and pink sapphires. Photo courtesy of Piaget * Piaget Rose Passion ring in white gold set with diamonds, tourmaline and topaz. Photo courtesy of Piaget Piaget Rose... [Lire la suite]
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16 février 2014

A pair of blue and white tea caddies, 19th century

A pair of blue and white tea caddies, 19th century. Photo Bonhams. Of rectangular form with gently sloping shoulders, each side painted with pagodas, figures in sampans and gentlemen crossing bridges in river landscapes, metal covers. Each caddy: 33cm (13in) high (4). Estimate £4,000 - 6,000 (€4,900 - 7,300) Bonhams. ASIAN DECORATIVE ARTS. 4 Mar 2014, San Francisco - www.bonhams.com
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16 février 2014

A pair of silver-mounted blue and white tea caddies, 18th-19th century

A pair of silver-mounted blue and white tea caddies, 18th-19th century. Photo Bonhams. Each of the rectangular shaped vessels standing on four short scroll-shaped corner feet and painted all over with a dense design of scrolling lotus, with English silver mounts and covers by Phipps and Robinson, London, ca. 1812. 17.8cm (7in) high (4). Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,400 - 3,700) Bonhams. ASIAN DECORATIVE ARTS. 4 Mar 2014, San Francisco - www.bonhams.com
16 février 2014

A pair of blue and white rectangular jars, Kangxi

A pair of blue and white rectangular jars, Kangxi. Photo Bonhams. With rounded shoulders and carved borders enclosing panels of ladies at leisure in fenced, tree-strewn gardens, wood covers. The porcelain 23.5cm (9.1/4in) high. Estimate £1,000 - 1,500 (€1,200 - 1,800) Bonhams. ASIAN DECORATIVE ARTS. 4 Mar 2014, San Francisco - www.bonhams.com
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16 février 2014

A blue and white basin, 18th-19th century

A blue and white basin, 18th-19th century. Photo Bonhams. With everted rim, the rounded body painted with a continuous scene of scaly, ferocious mythical beasts amongst cloud scrolls, the rim with geometric designs. 24cm (9.1/2in) diam. Estimate £500 - 800 (€610 - 980) Bonhams. ASIAN DECORATIVE ARTS. 4 Mar 2014, San Francisco - www.bonhams.com
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16 février 2014

A blue and white bowl, Qianlong six-character mark, 19th century

  A blue and white bowl, Qianlong six-character mark, 19th century. Photo Bonhams. Painted to the exterior with The Eight Immortals, standing upon scrolling clouds, each holding their various attributes, the interior painted to the centre with a dish of peaches. 20.3cm (8in) diam. Estimate £1,000 - 1,500 (€1,200 - 1,800) Bonhams. ASIAN DECORATIVE ARTS. 4 Mar 2014, San Francisco - www.bonhams.com
16 février 2014

A blue and white saucer dish, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period

A blue and white saucer dish, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period. Photo Bonhams. Painted with a lady and gentleman with their attendants in a garden, the male assistant unpacking his master's scrolls, the lady receiving wine from her female aide, the scene surrounded with a thin border of four foliate cartouches reserved on a diaper ground. 26.6cm (10 1/2in) diam. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€3,700 - 6,100) Bonhams. ASIAN DECORATIVE ARTS. 4 Mar 2014, San Francisco - www.bonhams.com
16 février 2014

A blue and white 'Red Cliff' bowl, Chenghua six-character mark, 18th century

A blue and white 'Red Cliff' bowl, Chenghua six-character mark, 18th century. Photo Bonhams. The exterior painted with Su Shi and his guests in a boat, a crane flying overhead, the reverse with the poem 'Second Ode to Red Cliff' in a twenty-five line lishu inscription, the well decorated with a miniature tree or penzai. 20cm (8 7/8in) diam. Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,400 - 3,700) Bonhams. ASIAN DECORATIVE ARTS. 4 Mar 2014, San Francisco - www.bonhams.com