08 avril 2015

'Golden Glamour: The Edith Stuyvesant Vanderbilt Gerry Collection' on view at the RISD Museum

Paul Poiret (French, 1879-1944), Coat, 1922. Silk velvet, fur, metallic silk embroidery, and faux pearls. Length: 147.3 cm (58 inches). Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Edith Stuyvesant Vanderbilt Gerry 59.031.9. RISD Museum, Providence, RI. PROVIDENCE, RI.- These garments dating from 1922 to the late 1930s share two traits: they were worn by Edith Stuyvesant Dresser Vanderbilt Gerry (1873–1958) and they incorporate gold in the form of lamé, metallic pigments, and actual metal threads. During the period... [Lire la suite]

30 mars 2015

Ten Picassos from the Kunstmuseum Basel on view at the Museo del Prado in Madrid

Pablo Picasso, Seated Harlequin (Arlequin assis), Oil on canvas, 130.2 x 97.1 cm, 1923, Kunstmuseum Basel, on permanent loan from the City of Basel 1967, © Sucesión Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Madrid, 2015. MADRID.- For six months, the Museo del Prado’s Central Gallery is showing ten masterpieces by Picasso from the holdings of the Kunstmuseum Basel, an institution that houses more than 300 pieces by the Spanish artist, including drawings, prints and paintings, in its collections and on permanent loan. Picasso thus... [Lire la suite]
04 août 2014

Ashmolean's summer exhibition displays objects from ancient Egypt’s Amarna Period

Nose and lips of Akhenaten. Indurated limestone, 8.1 x 5.1 x 4.5 cm, about 1345-1335 B.C. © Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. OXFORD.- Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter’s excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922 was one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. The name of the ‘boy king’ is now synonymous with the glories of ancient Egypt and the spectacular contents of his tomb continue to enthral the public and scholars alike. The Ashmolean’s summer exhibition displays objects from ancient... [Lire la suite]
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25 janvier 2014

Macklowe Gallery Jewelry at 60th Annual Winter Antiques Show

Art Deco Diamond, Emerald and Pearl Sautoir by Cartier and Mauboussin. Photo courtesy Macklowe Gallery. A French Art Deco platinum, diamond and natural pearl sautoir signed “Cartier Paris” with an emerald and diamond pendant marked “Mauboussin”. The overall length is 37” and has a removable section that enables it to be worn at a length of 33”. The seed pearl sautoir was made by Cartier for a French family around 1910. The necklace has 340 old European-cut and 16 rose-cut diamonds that have an approximate total weight of 7.65... [Lire la suite]
16 juin 2013

An art deco diamond and sapphire bracelet, Oscar Heyman & Brothers, circa 1923

An art deco diamond and sapphire bracelet, Oscar Heyman & Brothers, circa 1923. Photo courtesy Bonhams Of geometric design, set throughout with transitional and square step cut-diamonds, with French-cut sapphire detail; centering three triangular-cut diamonds, weighing 2.87 carats total; with maker’s mark for Oscar Heyman & Brothers; no. 10517; estimated remaining total diamond weight: 24.60 carats; mounted in platinum; length: 7 1/8in. Estimate:  $30,000 – 60,000 Bonhams. 19 Jun 2013. New... [Lire la suite]
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21 mai 2013

CARTIER. An Important Diamond Bracelet

CARTIER. An Important Diamond Bracelet – Photo courtesy of Symbolic & Chase Designed as two sections of stylised articulated lozenge-shaped links, connected by buckle-shaped sections, set with circular-cut diamonds, circa 1923, French assay marks for platinum, signed Cartier Paris, Londres, New York and numbered 01017.
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05 mai 2013

Diamond bracelet, René Boivin, 1923 - Sothebys

Diamond bracelet, René Boivin, 1923 - Sothebys Of stylised swag design, set with circular-cut diamonds, length approximately 155mm, French assay and indistinct maker’s marks, fitted case stamped René Boivin, 27 rue des Pyramides. Estimate:  62,000 – 86,000 CHF Accompanied by a certificate from Françoise Cailles. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels. Genève | 14 mai 2013, www.sothebys.com
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21 juillet 2012

Paul Poiret, Coat "Mandarin", c.1923

Paul Poiret, Coat "Mandarin", c.1923. Black wool twill with chain-stitch embroidery of chrysanthemum, bird, and wave motifs; wing collar; lining of black "crêpe de Chine". Inventory Number(s): AC6382 89-18. ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Richard Haughton Like a picture, this wool coat is decorated with Beauvais embroidery all over. Fine chain stitch was used to create motifs of bamboo fences with chrysanthemums, cocks, pine trees, water patterns, clouds and waterfalls. The word "mandarin" originally meant a... [Lire la suite]
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21 juillet 2012

Paul Poiret (French, 1879–1944), "Irudrée" Gown, ca. 1923. Silk, metal.

Paul Poiret (French, 1879–1944), "Irudrée" Gown, ca. 1923. Silk, metal. L. at center back 52 in. (132.1 cm). Purchase, Friends of The Costume Institute Gifts, 2007 (2007.146). Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York © 2000–2012 The Metropolitan Museum of Art Paul Poiret's technical and commercial innovations were fundamental to the emergence and development of modernism. Yet despite ushering in the new movement, Poiret rejected its postwar embrace of the aesthetic of the engineer governed by functional rationality. In... [Lire la suite]
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11 octobre 2011

Romain de Tirtoff, Erté (1892-1990), Au réveil du passé: l'Avenir, 1923

Romain de Tirtoff, Erté (1892-1990), Au réveil du passé: l'Avenir, 1923. photo Artcurial Gouache rehaussée d'or sur papier. Signée en bas à droite "Erté", titré numéroté et daté "Au réveil du Passé n° 674 L'Avenir , XII- 1923" et cachet Erté (Villa Excelsior Beausoleil) au dos, 38,70 x 28,20 cm (15,09 x 11 in.)Provenance : Ancienne collection de Madame Y., ParisSa vente "Théâtre, Ballet et Music-Hall", Hôtel Marcel-Dassault, Artcurial, Paris le 18 décembre 2001 Artcurial - Briest-Poulain-F.Tajan - Paris. Jeudi 13 octobre 2011.... [Lire la suite]
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