04 mai 2018

Vanity case 'Cypress Tree', 1928, by Alfred Langlois for Van Cleef and Arpels

Vanity case 'Cypress Tree', 1928, by Alfred Langlois for Van Cleef and Arpels, gold, cream, black, and turquoise enamel, baguette diamonds, onyx, platinum, mirrored plate glass. L x W x D: 8.7 × 5 × 1.1 cm.French assay marks; English importation marks; Van Cleef & Arpels;30683; maker's mark for Alfred Langlois. Lent by private collection. Accession Number 13.2016.52 © Cooper Hewitt Museum.
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01 mai 2018

Cartier, Compact 'Bonsai tree', 1928

Cartier, Compact 'Bonsai tree', 1928, carved jadeite, cabochon sapphires, enamel, rose-cut diamonds, gold. L x W x D: 5.5 × 5.4 × 1.5 cm cm. French assay marks; Cartier, Paris; 0780. Lent by Private Collection. © Cooper Hewitt
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20 décembre 2017

A polychrome enameled porcelain plaque, Wang Qi, dated by inscription to 1928

Lot 990. A polychrome enameled porcelain plaque, Wang Qi, dated by inscription to 1928; 8 x 23in (20.2 x 58.5cm) visible dimensions of porcelain. Estimate $60,000 - 80,000. Sold for US$ 312,500 (€263,824) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2017 Of long rectangular section, depicting the demon queller Zhong Kui looking on stoically while his elaborate cortege of subjugated devils deliver his clearly distraught sister unwillingly to her marriage through a misty wood, beside the lengthy inscription including... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2017

Cooper Hewitt presents jeweled splendors of the Art Deco era

Panther Vanity Case, 1925; Produced by Cartier (Paris, France); Enamel on gold, diamond, onyx and carved emerald in platinum mounts, baguette diamond, mirrored plate glass; 4.4 × 4.1 × 2.2 cm (1 3/4 × 1 5/8 × 7/8 in.). Photograph by Doug Rosa. Photograph courtesy Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. NEW YORK, NY.- “Jeweled Splendors of the Art Deco Era: The Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan Collection” at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum features more than 100 extraordinary examples of luxury... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2017

Superb and Rare Art Deco Gem Set and Diamond Mystery Clock, ‘Le Ciel’, Cartier, 1928

Lot 1790. Superb and Rare Art Deco Gem Set and Diamond Mystery Clock, ‘Le Ciel’, Cartier, 1928. Estimate 10,500,000 — 14,000,000 HKD (1,284,116 - 1,712,155EUR EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. The circular celestial dial with mother-of-pearl and enamel roman numeral and star hour markers, embellished with rose-cut diamond comet hands and collet-set diamonds, to the onyx and coral edge, resting on two carved jade carps accented by moonstones, corals and enamel, atop the rock crystal and obsidian... [Lire la suite]
08 février 2017

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875), Vue de Venise, 1928

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875), Vue de Venise, 1928. Inscribed Venise 12 juillet (lower right), oil on paper laid down on canvas, 10 by 12 1/8 in. (25.8 by 32 cm.). Price on request. Gallery 19c. This newly discovered painting is one of only five known depictions of Venice from Corot’s first trip to Italy in 1828.   Provenance: Private French Collection (and sold: Sotheby’s, New York, April 23, 2004, lot 4, illustrated) Salander O’Reilly Galleries, New... [Lire la suite]
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02 octobre 2016

Garbos' Garbos: Staley Wise exhibits portraits from Greta Garbo's personal collection

Edward Steichen, Greta Garbo, Hollywood, 1928. NEW YORK, NY.- Greta Garbo was the undisputed queen of Hollywood from the mid-1920's through the 1930's. The combination4 of her extraordinary beauty and brilliant acting ability elevated her to international stardom from the beginning of her career while she was still in her early 20's and newly arrived from Sweden. Her image as an exotic, sophisticated woman of the world was developed by MGM, as was her public persona as a woman of mystery who avoided publicity and... [Lire la suite]
23 août 2016

Boué Soeurs, Court Presentation Ensemble, 1928, Haute Couture

Boué Soeurs (French, active 1899–1957). Court Presentation Ensemble, 1928, Haute Couture. Hand–sewn ivory silk tulle, machine–embroidered with couched silver cord in a foliate and vermicelli pattern; insets of silver–blue silk and metal lamé with machine–picot edging; hand–appliquéd with hand–embroidered white silk tulle with artificial flowers in pink, purple, green, yellow, and blue silk ribbon and floss. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope.  Boué Soeurs (French, active 1899–1957). Court Presentation Ensemble(detail), 1928, Haute... [Lire la suite]
11 juin 2016

Van Cleef & Arpels: The Art and Science of Gems at ArtScience Museum, Singapore

  SINGAPORE - Van Cleef & Arpels: The Art and Science of Gems is a unique exhibition which explores both the artistic skills required for the creation of exquisite jewellery, and the Earth processes involved in the formation of minerals and gemstones. ArtScience Museum is an institution which explores the links between art, science, culture and technology. All of its exhibitions and programs show how subjects canbe understood both through the emotional connections created through art, and... [Lire la suite]
03 février 2016

Christie's Impressionist, Modern & Surreal Art Evening Sales in London total $138,024,707

© Christie’s Images Limited 2016.  LONDON.- Christie’s Evening Sales of Impressionist and Modern Art and The Art of the Surreal, in London on 2 February, realised a combined total of £95,917,100 / $138,024,707 / €126,418,738, selling 75% by lot and 87% by value. The top price of the evening was achieved by Max Ernst’s museum-quality work The Stolen Mirror, which sold for £7,642,500 / $10,997,558 / €10,072,815 (estimate: £7-10 million). In total, 27 works of art sold for over £1 million / 34 for over $1 million. Two... [Lire la suite]