05 août 2014

'Christ was the greatest of all artists'. Vincent van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh, Pietà (After Delacroix), 1889, 16-1/2x13-1/2 inches, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. © Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam Vincent van Gogh's Pietà (After Delacroix) was painted in 1889, shortly after his return to work, when Vincent resumed his old habit of making oil copies of black and white reproductions of the works of art he admired. Eugène Delacroix's color theory had shaped Vincent van Gogh's ideas about color from his earliest reflections on painting. The resonant contrast of blue and yellow in Pietà --... [Lire la suite]
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09 juin 2014

Deux édits impériaux montés en rouleau, dynastie Qing, datés de la 15ème année et de la 30ème année du règne de l'empereur Daogu

Deux édits impériaux montés en rouleau, dynastie Qing, datés de la 15ème année et de la 30ème année du règne de l'empereur Daoguang (1835 et 1850). Photo Sotheby's chacun composé de plusieurs panneaux de soie multicolores, inscrits à l'encre d'un texte en caractères chinois kaishu, suivi de la date (1835 et 1850) et du cachet Shigao zhi bao, le même texte repris en mandchou, usures (2); 32,3 x 263 cm et 32,1 x 261,5 cm ; 12 3/4 x 103 1/2 in. and 12 5/8 x 103 in. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 EUR ANCIENNE COLLECTION... [Lire la suite]

25 janvier 2014

James Robinson Jewelry at 60th Annual Winter Antiques Show

Art Deco Japanese Style Fan Diamond Gem Set Brooch, circa 1920. Photo courtesy James Robinson American Platinum, Black Enamel, Onyx, Sapphire, Ruby, Diamond, Emerald & Yellow Spinel Fan Brooch. Carnelian Drop Earrings,  circa 1910. Photo courtesy James Robinson. French 18kt Gold & Silver, Carnelian, Lapis Lazuli & Diamond Drop Pair of Earrings Edwardian “Moire Ribbon” American Diamond Bracelet mounted in Platinum, made circa 1910. Photo courtesy James Robinson See similar by Cartier, CARTIER by Rudoe,... [Lire la suite]
31 août 2013

Pearls: a major new exhibition at the V&A in London

Portrait of Jeanne de Marigny, attributed to Charles (1604-92) and Henri Beaubrun (1603-77), Paris, about 1650-60, oil on canvas. Museum no. 566-1882, © Victoria and Albert Museum, London LONDON - A pearl-drop earring worn by Charles I at his execution in 1649, magnificent pearl tiaras  worn by European nobility and a necklace of cultured pearls given to Marilyn Monroe by  Joe DiMaggio in 1954 will be among the incredible array of jewels and other objects on  display in a new exhibition at the V&A this... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2013

Antique Ruby and Diamond Snake Ring, England. Circa 1850

Antique Ruby and Diamond Snake Ring, England. Circa 1850.  Striking 18K snake ring set with a ruby and diamonds winds it way around the finger in a sensuous scroll. Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room.
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10 février 2013

An antique ruby and diamond snake necklace, circa 1850

An antique ruby and diamond snake necklace, circa 1850. The head set with a pear-shaped ruby weighing 7.28 carats within a pavé-set diamond surround to the flexible body with rectangular-shaped ruby back and single-cut diamond sides, detaching to form two bracelets, circa 1850, 43.0 cm long.
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10 février 2013

Turquoise and ruby bangle, Circa 1850

Turquoise and ruby bangle, Circa 1850 - Sotheby's.
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10 février 2013

Fine Victorian Enamel Snake Pin with Pearl Drop, Circa 1850

Fine Victorian Enamel Snake Pin with Pearl Drop, Circa 1850.  A finely detailed display of grassy green enamel on this undulating coiled creature. Organic themes seem to be ever increasing in popularity with jewelry enthusiasts and this piece will not disappoint! The eyes are set with rose cut diamonds, the mouth holds a solitary pearl which moves when agitated. This brooch measures 1.5 inches long by 1 inch tall and is in excellent condition. Fourtane
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31 décembre 2012

Chinese Garden Export Silver Tankard

Chinese Garden Export Silver Tankard. Circa 1850.  A beautiful mid-19th-century Chinese export silver presentation tankard by Cutching of Canton. This double-skinned vessel features a repoussé exterior of a tranquil garden scene executed in wonderful detail. A dragon, the Chinese symbol of power and good fortune, serves as the handle of this lovely cup. Marked "CU". 4 1/2" wide (with handle) x 4" high. Price: $9,850 www.rauantiques.com  
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15 décembre 2012

Turquoise and ruby bangle, Circa 1850

Turquoise and ruby bangle, Circa 1850 - Photo Sotheby's Designed as a coiled snake, the body set with cabochon turquoises, the eyes set with circular-cut rubies, inner circumference approximately 165mm, one small turquoise deficient. Estimation: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP. Lot. Vendu 17,500 GBP LITTERATURE: Cf: Charlotte Gere and Judy Rudoe, ‘Jewellery in the age of Queen Victoria’, London 2010, p.255Cf: David Bennett and Daniela Mascetti, ‘Understanding Jewellery’, Spain 2003, p.128, for similar examples... [Lire la suite]
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