07 juillet 2013

A large enamelled gold mounted nephrite desk knife by Carl Fabergé, Chief Workmaster: Henrik Wigstrom, St. Petersburg, 1912

A large enamelled gold mounted nephrite desk knife by Carl Fabergé, Chief Workmaster: Henrik Wigstrom, St. Petersburg, 1912. Photo courtesy Wartsky the blade fashioned from Siberian nephrite is sleeved with a green gold mount enamelled translucent lilac over a dappled ground, with rounded rectangular yellow gold reserves holding green gold bell flowers, encircled top and bottom with bands of opaque white enamel bound with leaves; inventory number: 22661; 31 cm by 4 cm. Price on... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2013

Bec-en-sabot (Balaeniceps rex). Origine Soudan, 1912

Bec-en-sabot (Balaeniceps rex). Origine Soudan, 1912. Photo Beaussant-Lefèvre Famille des Balaenicipitidae. Vit dans les marais d'eau douce en Afrique, du Soudan à la Zambie et au sud- est du Zaïre. Se nourrit de silures, grenouilles et serpents aquatiques. (Léger accident patte gauche). Estimation : 4 000 / 6 000 € Collection Radot.Beaussant-Lefèvre. Mardi 16 avril 2013. Drouot Richelieu - Salle 5 - 9, rue Drouot - 75009 Paris - www.beaussant-lefevre.com
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02 août 2012

Tiara of rock crystal panels engraved with arabesques by Cartier in February 1912 for Baron Pierre de Gunsburg

Tiara of rock crystal panels engraved with arabesques by Cartier in February 1912 for Baron Pierre de Gunsburg. The panels are mounted in platinum and decorated with three motifs of rose- and brilliant-cut diamonds, surmounted by a line of graduated old-cut diamonds in mille grain settings.
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21 juillet 2012

A charming early 20th century silver gilt tortoise bell with hallmarks on the side of the 'shell' for Grey and Company, Chester.

A charming early 20th century silver gilt tortoise bell with hallmarks on the side of the 'shell' for Grey and Company, Chester., 1912.  H: 2.0 in (5.0 cm). W: 3.1 in (8.0 cm). L/D: 5.7 in (14.5 cm)  © 2012 MALLETT ANTIQUES
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21 juillet 2012

A rare and charming early twentieth century gilt tortoise bell with a silver top with hallmarks on the side of the 'shell'

A rare and charming early twentieth century gilt tortoise bell with a silver top with hallmarks on the side of the 'shell' for Grey and Company, Chester, 1912. H: 2.0 in (5.0 cm); L/D: 6.7 in (17.0 cm) © 2012 MALLETT ANTIQUES
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21 juillet 2012

Paul Poiret (French, 1879–1944), Opera coat, 1912.

Paul Poiret (French, 1879–1944), Opera coat, 1912. Yellow and pale blue silk satin, black silk velvet, turquoise silk satin with gold and silver filé crocheted overlay, and silver filé trapunto half-belt and trim. L. at CB 16 1/2 in. (41.9 cm). Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1982 (1982.350.2). Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York © 2000–2012 The Metropolitan Museum of Art Of all his collaborations with artists, Poiret was proudest of his introduction of Paul Iribe to a wider audience through the... [Lire la suite]
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21 juillet 2012

Paul Poiret (1879-1944), dress, 1912

Paul Poiret (1879-1944), dress, 1912. Purple silk damask with cotton velvet and silk cord. Museum Purchase. 2008.6.1. Fashion Institute of Technology © Copyright 2012 The Museum at FIT. This dress belonged to Poiret’s wife Denise, who served as model and muse for her husband. Acknowledging her modernity, he stated, “In dressing Madame Poiret, I strive for omission, not addition.” The bold color palette and rectilinear design, stripped of ornamentation, are typical of her style, as is the girlish, pleated white... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2012

Mariano Fortuny, dress (detail). Italy, ca. 1912

Mariano Fortuny, born 1871 - died 1949. Dress (detail). Italy, ca. 1912. Pleated silk, block printed with gold, decorated with glass beads, belt lined with silk. Given by Fr. Sebastian Bullough. Museum number: T.731&A-1972. Victoria & Albert Museum, London  © V&A Images Dress of pleated black silk, block printed with a gold pattern. It has a matching belt lined with cream silk. ['Delphos' dress] Dress of pleated black silk, block printed with a gold pattern. It... [Lire la suite]
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16 juillet 2012

Jade, onyx and diamond bangle, 1912

Jade, onyx and diamond bangle, 1912  
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24 juin 2012

"Manteau d'automobile". Coat, ca. 1912. Paul Poiret (French, 1879–1944)

"Manteau d'automobile".  Coat, ca. 1912. Paul Poiret (French, 1879–1944). © 2000–2012 The Metropolitan Museum of Art Natural and blue striped woven linen, blue silk, and faux abalone buttons L. at CB 53 in. (134.6 cm) Isabel Shults Fund, 2005 
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