11 octobre 2013

A green tourmaline, turquoise and diamond 'salamander' brooch, Jean Schlumberger, Tiffany & Co

A green tourmaline, turquoise and diamond 'salamander' brooch, Jean Schlumberger, Tiffany & Co. Photo courtesy Bonhams.  the textured gold body enhanced by rectangular-cut green tourmalines, with circular-cut diamond feet and cabochon turquoise eyes, extending a polished gold tongue; signed Tiffany for Tiffany & Co., Schlumberger; mounted in eighteen karat gold and platinum; length: 2 3/8in. Estimate: US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€3,700 - 5,200) (£3,100 - 4,400) Bonhams. Fine Jewelry. October 17th,... [Lire la suite]
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11 octobre 2013

Qatar Museums Authority unveils British artist Damien Hirst's 'Miraculous Journey'

Works of art by British artist Damien Hirst, including "For the Love of God" (2007) in the foreground. Photo: Damien Hirst and Science Ltd.  DOHA (AFP).- Qatar unveiled 14 massive bronze sculptures by British artist Damien Hirst charting the gestation of a human being from conception to birth. The "Miraculous Journey" statues were uncovered for a day this week outside the Sidra Medical and Research Centre, still under construction on the outskirts of Doha. They were put back under wraps until January 14 to "protect them... [Lire la suite]
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11 octobre 2013

A fine and very rare lime-green ground 'Mallow Flower' bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng

A fine and very rare lime-green ground 'Mallow Flower' bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng. Photo: Sotheby's. finely potted and moulded with eight-lobed sides rising from a short foot to a wide everted rim resembling a mallow-flower blossom, the overlapping petals divided by undulating edges issuing from a band of raised pointed sepals forming the calyx with corresponding recesses around the interior of the bowl, covered overall with a bright lime-green enamel, the... [Lire la suite]
11 octobre 2013

A fine and rare ru-type jardinière, Seal mark and period of Yongzheng

A fine and rare ru-type jardinière, Seal mark and period of Yongzheng. Photo: Sotheby's. of rectangular form, the flared sides rising from a stepped foot to a flat everted rim, covered overall in a crackled lavender-blue glaze stopping neatly at the footring to reveal a brown body, the base with two circular apertures, inscribed with a six-character seal mark, wood stand and Japanese box;6.4 cm., 18 1/4  in. Estimation 1,500,000 — 2,000,000 HKD - Unsold. This type of large clair-de-lune jardinières of flared... [Lire la suite]
11 octobre 2013

A diamond and ruby 'Ibex' brooch, Jean Schlumberger, Tiffany & Co

A diamond and ruby 'Ibex' brooch, Jean Schlumberger, Tiffany & Co. Photo courtesy Bonhams. the head pavé-set with round brilliant-cut diamonds, accented by a marquise-shaped ruby eye, extending scrolling fluted antlers; signed Tiffany for Tiffany & Co., Schlumberger; estimated total diamond weight: 1.20 carats; mounted in eighteen karat gold and platinum; diameter: 1 3/4in. Estimate: US$ 4,000 - 6,000 (€3,000 - 4,400) (£2,500 - 3,800) Bonhams. Fine Jewelry. October 17th, 2013. New York. www.bonhams.com
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11 octobre 2013

A yellow sapphire and diamond 'chestnut brooch', Jean Schlumberger, Tiffany & Co

  A yellow sapphire and diamond 'chestnut brooch', Jean Schlumberger, Tiffany & Co. Photo courtesy Bonhams. pavé-set with yellow sapphires and circular-cut diamonds, enhanced by a textured gold leaf; signed Tiffany for Tiffany & Co. and Schlumberger; mounted in eighteen karat gold; length: 1 1/2in. Estimate: US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€3,700 - 5,200)(£3,100 - 4,400) Bonhams. Fine Jewelry. October 17th, 2013. New York. www.bonhams.com
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11 octobre 2013

Major Goya painting acquired by Southern Methodist University's Meadows Museum

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828), Portrait of Mariano Goya, the Artist’s Grandson, 1827, oil on canvas. Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas. Museum Purchase with Funds Donated by The Meadows Foundation and a Gift from Mrs. Eugene McDermott, in honor of the Meadows Museum’s 50th Anniversary, MM.2013.08. Photo by Dimitris Skliris.  DALLAS, TX.- The Meadows Museum at SMU has acquired a major work by Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828), Portrait of Mariano Goya, the Artist’s Grandson, painted in 1827. The work —... [Lire la suite]
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11 octobre 2013

Christie's to offer an icon of twentieth century painting: Francis Bacon's Three Studies of Lucian Freud

Francis Bacon (1909-1992), Three Studies of Lucian Freud. Oil on canvas, each (unframed): 78 x 58 in. (198 x 147.5 cm.). Painted in 1969. Estimate on request. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2013. NEW YORK, NY.- On November 12, Christie’s New York will offer Francis Bacon’s Three Studies of Lucian Freud, one of the most important and iconic paintings by the artist, uniting two of the 20th Century’s greatest figurative painters at the apex of their relationship. This extremely rare triptych executed almost 25 years after Francis Bacon... [Lire la suite]
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11 octobre 2013

A massive Ming gilt-bronze figure of a seated Shakyamuni Buddha sells for US$30.3 million

Ming Yungle Gilt-Bronze Figure of a Seated Shakyamuni Buddha. Photo: Sotheby's.  HONG KONG.- The five sales of Sotheby’s Hong Kong Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art concluded on 8 October with a combined total of HK$1.26 billion / US$161.5 million (total estimate: HK$750 million / US$96 million*). Multiple records were set, including the top lot, A Massive Gilt-Bronze Figure of a Seated Shakyamuni Buddha which sold for HK$236.44 million / US$30.3 million (Expected to fetch in excess of HK$50 million / US$6.4 million) to... [Lire la suite]
11 octobre 2013

An assortment of Schlumberger jewels up for auction at Bonhams New York in October

An assortment of Schlumberger jewels up for auction at Bonhams New York in October. Photo courtesy Bonhams A sapphire and diamond ring, Jean Schlumberger, Tiffany & Co. Photo courtesy Bonhams centering an oval-cut sapphire, within a circular and marquise-cut floral cluster surround, enhanced with polished gold wire detail; signed Tiffany for Tiffany & Co., Schlumberger; sapphire weighing approximately: 12.70 carats; estimated total diamond weight: 2.60 carats; mounted in eighteen karat gold and platinum;... [Lire la suite]
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