25 novembre 2019

The Sphinx takes center stage at Penn Museum

© Penn Museum 2019 PHILADELPHIA, PA.- A 25,000-pound monument returned to the limelight, as the centerpiece of the new Sphinx Gallery at the Penn Museum.The colossal red granite Sphinx of Ramses II—history’s most well-known pharaoh who reigned in ancient Egypt for nearly 67 years and fathered more than 100 children—dates back to between 1293 and 1185 BCE. Excavated by the famous archaeologist W. M. Flinders Petrie and his team, it is the largest sphinx in the Western hemisphere and has served as one of the City of... [Lire la suite]

25 novembre 2019

New exhibition brings together 9 works of Pierre Soulages's iconic Outrenoir series

Peinture 102 x 165 cm, 17 juillet 2017, 2017. Acrylic on canvas. 102 x 165 cm | 40 3/16 x 64 15/16 in. ©Pierre Soulages / ADAGP, Paris, 2019. Courtesy of the Artist & Perrotin. SHANGHAI.- Perrotin Shanghai is presenting a solo exhibition of works by Pierre Soulages on the occasion of the artist’s 100th birthday. This exhibition is the third show presented by Perrotin in collaboration with the artist after New York in 2014 and Tokyo in 2017. This new exhibition brings together 9 works of his iconic Outrenoir series... [Lire la suite]
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24 novembre 2019

Dan Bannino, Diets

"Kim Kardashian – The Atkins Diet" by Dan Bannino - The Public House of Art. © 2019 PHA International BV Kim Kardashian’s post-baby Atkins Diet is in full force with this lavish spread. She’s been an internet and tv sensation over the last decade and people either love or hate her. This struggle is further exemplified by the Chrysanthemums – in Japan these serve as a symbol of the Emperor and the Imperial family, whereas in Italy these traditionally signify death. Pick and choose your side. By the way, have you found Yeezus... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2019

An art deco rock crystal and diamond 'éventail' clip brooch, by Suzanne Belperron, circa 1935

Lot 35. An art deco rock crystal and diamond 'éventail' clip brooch, by Suzanne Belperron. Estimate £50,000 - £70,000. Courtesy Bonham's. The carved rock crystal shield highlighted by old brilliant-cut diamond volutes and old brilliant-cut diamond borders, French maker's mark GD flanking a fleur-de-lys, for Groëné et Darde, a known maker for Belperron, French assay mark, length 4.4cm. Provenance: The original fan or 'éventail' model designed by Belperron was created during her time at Maison René Boivin.... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2019

A diamond single-stone ring, by Boodles

Lot 160. A 6.42 carats Ashoka-cut diamond single-stone ring, by Boodles. Est: £200,000 - £300,000. Courtesy Bonham's. The Ashoka-cut diamond, weighing 6.42 carats, between similarly-cut diamond shoulders, mounted in platinum, maker's mark B&D, London hallmark, ring size I, maker's case Accompanied by a report from GIA stating that the diamond is D colour, Internally Flawless clarity. Report number 16241363, dated 3 July 2019. Note: The Ashoka-cut lends its name, and was inspired by, the original... [Lire la suite]
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24 novembre 2019

A mid 19th century diamond tiara/necklace combination

Lot 24. A mid 19th century diamond tiara-necklace combination. Estimate £30,000 - £50,000. Courtesy Bonham's. Formed as a graduating series of scrolling volutes, set throughout with cushion-shaped and old brilliant-cut diamonds, culminating at the centre in a similarly set floral and foliate cartouche, with a central pear-shaped diamond, weighing approximately 2.26 carats, the whole converting to a necklace and the centrepiece detaching to form a brooch, mounted in silver and gold, remaining diamonds... [Lire la suite]
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24 novembre 2019

A Pair of Jadeite Double-hoop, Ruby and Diamond Pendent Earrings

Lot 552. A Pair of Jadeite Double-hoop, Ruby and Diamond Pendent Earrings. Estimate HK$1,800,000 - 2,300,000 ($230,000-320,000). Image courtesy of Phillips. Two jadeite double-hoops, diameter measuring approximately 17.48 to 18.20mm and thickness approximately 5.40 to 5.61mm. Two oval cabochon rubies in the surmount, totalling approximately 5.40 carats. Brilliant-cut diamonds on the link, together approximately 1.35 carats. 18 karat white gold. (Jadeite Double-hoops): Hong Kong Jade &... [Lire la suite]
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24 novembre 2019

An Impressive Double-strand Jadeite Bead and Diamond Necklace

Lot 595. An Impressive Double-strand Jadeite Bead and Diamond Necklace. Estimate HK$2,600,000 - 3,500,000 ($330,000-450,000). Image courtesy of Phillips. Longer strand composed of forty-three jadeite beads, measuring approximately 14.22 to 10.67mm. Shorter strand composed of thirty-nine jadeite beads, measuring approximately 14.09 to 10.50mm. Completed by a 18 karat white gold diamond-set clasp. Convertible to two necklaces. Length of two strands approximately 540 and 595mm. ... [Lire la suite]
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24 novembre 2019

A Fine Diamond Ring, Van Cleef & Arpels

Lot 655. A Fine 7.08 carat D/IF Type IIa Diamond Ring, Van Cleef & Arpels. Estimate HK$2,900,000 - 3,500,000 ($370,000-450,000). Image courtesy of Phillips. One marquise-shaped diamond, 7.08 carats. Two tapered baguette diamonds on the side. Platinum. Signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered N.Y.55540. Size 6¾ (7.08-carat Diamond): GIA report, numbered 2175728748, 4 January 2011, D colour, Internally Flawless. Diamond type classification report, Type... [Lire la suite]
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24 novembre 2019

A Fancy Intense Blue Diamond and Diamond Ring, De Beers

Lot 579. A 1.21 carat VS1 Fancy Intense Blue Diamond and Diamond Ring, De Beers. Estimate HK$3,500,000 - 4,500,000 ($450,000-575,000). Image courtesy of Phillips. One cut-cornered modified brilliant-cut Fancy Intense Blue diamond, 1.21 carats. Baguette and tapered baguette diamonds in the surround and shoulders. Platinum. Signed De Beers and numbered C63603. Size 4¼. (1.21-carat Diamond): GIA report, numbered 2205222098, dated 22 July 2019,... [Lire la suite]
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