17 avril 2013

A magnificient pair of diamond 'Kadas'    

A magnificient pair of diamond 'Kadas'. Photo courtesy Saffronart Set with table-cut 'polki diamonds, weighing approximately 35.00 carats in total, these 'kadas' or bangles have finials designed as stylized tiger's heads, and bear an intricate foliate design in green, red and orange enamel. Diameter: 6.50 cms (2.40 inch) Saffronart. http://www.saffronart.com
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17 avril 2013

An emerald, diamond and pearl pendant

An emerald, diamond and pearl pendant. Photo courtesy Saffronart This pendant centers on a beautifully carved square shaped emerald, with a surround of rose cut diamonds, set in gold, and suspending a single baroque pearl drop. The stunning carved sugar loaf cut emerald weighs approximately 25 carats, and the total diamond weight is approximately 9.50 carats. The emerald is rare for its size and color. Saffronart. http://www.saffronart.com
17 avril 2013

East & West: A private collection from Eaton & Anouska Hempel to be offered at Christie's

A half-length portrait by Cornelis Jonson (1593-1661) of Elisabeth Campion, from Danny Park, Sussex. Estimate: £40,000-60,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2013. LONDON.- On 2 May, Christie’s sale East & West will offer works of art from two private collections - from Eaton Square & Anouska Hempel - both formed with passion, connoisseurship and a discerning eye for quality. Including items originating from China and the Indian subcontinent, through the Middle East, Russia, the Baltic states, Western Europe and to the... [Lire la suite]
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17 avril 2013

Saffronart announces sale of Indian Miniature Paintings, Antiquities and Period Jewelry

Maharana Ari Singh of Mewar Seated on a Swing, Mewar, c. 1760-1770. Opaque watercolour heightened with gold on paper. Image : 13.5 x 11 in (34.3 x 27.9 cm). $ 16,000 - 20,000. MUMBAI.- As the demand for classical Indian art and jewelry continues to grow, Saffronart announces ‘Treasures from the Past’, a month of events focusing on Indian miniature paintings, antiquities and period jewelry. Throughout April, India’s leading auction house will showcase a significant selection of art and objects dating back several centuries, as part... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2013

LACMA's 2013 Collectors Committee adds nine objects to the museum's collection

Seatted Buddha, Goryeo dynasty, 11th-12th century. Cast iron. Height: 25 1/4 in. Gift of the 2013 Collectors Committee. ©Photo 2013 Museum Associates/LACMA. LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art announces the acquisition of nine artworks through the museum’s 28th annual Collectors Committee fundraiser. A diverse range of objects have been added to the museum’s permanent collection, including one of the oldest surviving wood sculptures from Africa, carbon dated to the 15th century. The acquisition, made possible in... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2013

Velázquez masterpiece from Italy's Galleria Estense on view in U.S. for first time at Metropolitan Museum

Velázquez (Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez) (Spanish, 1599–1660), Duke Francesco I d'Este, 1638. Oil on canvas. Galleria Estense, Modena © su concessione del Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali.  NEW YORK, NY.- Velázquez’s Portrait of Duke Francesco I d’Este, one of the great portraits of the 17th century from one of the most prestigious regional museums in Italy, will be on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from April 16 through July 14. This special loan, which has never before traveled to the United... [Lire la suite]
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15 avril 2013

Boîte en or de deux couleurs de forme ronde. Maître orfèvre Melchior René Barre, reçu en 1768. Paris, 1782-1783

Boîte en or de deux couleurs de forme ronde. Maître orfèvre Melchior René Barre, reçu en 1768. Paris, 1782-1783. Photo Fraysse & Associés Le couvercle mobile est bordé de fleurs, feuilles et perles identiques sur chaque élément de la boîte. Elle est guillochée de pastilles sur un fond de filets concentriques. Diamètre: 6 cm - Poids: 84 g. Estimation : 2 500 - 3 500 € Fraysse & Associés. Jeudi 18 avril à 14h15. EMail : contact@fraysse.net - Tél. : 01 53 45 92 10
15 avril 2013

Boîte en agate, la monture en or uni. Travail allemand ou anglais de la deuxième moitié du XVIIIe siècle

Boîte en agate, la monture en or uni. Travail allemand ou anglais de la deuxième moitié du XVIIIe siècle. Photo Fraysse & Associés Chaque face, sauf celle du fond, est décorée en relief de scènes de chasse, d'animaux et d'un voilier en mer (restauration dans un angle). Sans poinçon. Longueur: 6,8 cm - Largeur: 5 cm - Hauteur: 3,3 cm - Estimation : 3 000 - 3 500 € Fraysse & Associés. Jeudi 18 avril à 14h15. EMail : contact@fraysse.net - Tél. : 01 53 45 92 10
15 avril 2013

A peachbloom beehive waterpot, taibo zun, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3069. A peachbloom beehive waterpot, taibo zun, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 12.3 cm, 5 1/8  in. Estimate 500,000 - 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,360,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013 well potted, of classic domed 'taibo zun' form, the rounded sides contracting to a narrow waisted neck below a short lipped mouthrim, incised around the exterior with three medallions formed of the curled bodies of archaistic kuidragons, all beneath a rich... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2013

A fine celadon-glazed basin, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3071. A fine celadon-glazed basin. Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 26 cm. 10 1/4  in. Estimate 900,000 - 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,480,000 HKD.Photo Sotheby's 2013 the shallow rounded sides slightly flaring out from a protruding foot, encircled by a single raised fillet, very finely incised on the interior with a wide roundel centred with a lotus blossom wreathed by four interlocked archaistic chilong, two with incurved horns and two others with bifid... [Lire la suite]