16 septembre 2018

A set of two famille-rose 'figural' plaques by Wang Dafan, dated Republic 18th year, corresponding to 1929

Lot 384. A set of two famille-rose 'figural' plaques by Wang Dafan, dated Republic 18th year, corresponding to 1929; 317⁄8 in., 81 cm high; 81⁄8 in., 20.5 cm wide. Height 31 7/8  in., 81 cm; Width 8 1/8  in., 20.5 cm. Estimate: 150,000-200,000 USD. Sold Price: 312,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's both rectangular panels finely enameled, the first, painted with the story of Fan Li delighting in a reclusive life with Xi Shi on the Five Lakes, the renowned Spring and Autumn... [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]
02 avril 2017

Rare Gem Set and Diamond Pendent Necklace, Mauboussin, 1929

Lot 1703. Rare Gem Set and Diamond Pendent Necklace, Mauboussin, 1929. Estimate HK$5,900,000–7,500,000 (756,000–962,000 USD). Photo: Sotheby's The pendant designed as a flower vase, set with baguette, circular- and single-cut diamonds, embellished with sapphires, rubies and emeralds, accented by black enamel, suspended from a link necklace of similar design, the diamonds weighing approximately 18.00 carats in total, mounted in platinum, unsigned, numbered, pendant with French assay and maker's marks,... [Lire la suite]
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21 novembre 2016

A Callot Soeurs couture orange silk and metallic lamé bias-cut evening gown, 1929

Lot 62 : A Callot Soeurs couture orange silk and metallic lamé bias-cut evening gown, 1929. Estimate: £800 - £1200. © Kerry Taylor Auctions A Callot Soeurs couture orange silk and metallic lamé bias-cut evening gown, 1929. indistinctly dated on remains of ivory ribbon label, the skirt falling in handkerchief pleats, bust approx 97cm, 38in.  Kerry Taylor Auctions. Monday December 12th at 2pm
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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]
10 juillet 2016

Francis Bacon, Monaco and French culture is focus of exhibition at Grimaldi Forum

'Francis Bacon, Monaco and French Culture'. Photo JC Vinaj MONACO.- The Grimaldi Forum, Monaco is presenting a major exhibition, Francis Bacon, Monaco and French Culture from 2 July to 4 September 2016. The exhibition, curated by Martin Harrison, editor of the forthcoming Francis Bacon Catalogue Raisonné (publication 30 June 2016), takes place with the support of The Estate of Francis Bacon in London, and the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation based in Monaco. Francis Bacon’s cultural orientation was, to an... [Lire la suite]

03 juillet 2016

HANCOCKS at Masterpiece London 2016

An exceptional Art Deco diamond, ruby, emerald and enamel 'Tutti Frutti' bracelet, by Cartier, New York, 1929. Price on request. Courtesy Hancocks An extraordinary 41.78ct cushion cut diamond crossover ring by Hancocks. Price on request. Courtesy Hancocks Les ferrets de la Reine. An exceptional emerald and diamond devant de corsage by Fulco di Verdura, 1958. Price on request. Courtesy Hancocks A beautiful gold, enamel and natural pearl Art Nouveau pendant by René... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2016

Gem set and diamond brooch, 'Tutti Frutti', Cartier, 1929

Lot 399. Gem set and diamond brooch, 'Tutti Frutti', Cartier, 1929. Estimate 145,000 — 195,000 CHF (132,518 - 178,214 EUR). Photo Sotheby's Of garland design, set with carved rubies, emeralds and sapphires, single-cut and baguette diamonds, signed Cartier, numbered.  Note: Europe first came into contact with Indian jewellery at the time of the first Great Exhibition in London in 1851. In 1876, Queen Victoria was proclaimed Empress of India, and from 1880 Indian... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2016

Impressive 17.55 carats Kashmir sapphire and diamond ring, Chaumet, 1929

Lot 397. From a noble family. Impressive 17.55 carats Kashmir sapphire and diamond ring, Chaumet, 1929. Estimate 580,000 — 865,000 CHF (530,071 - 790,537 EUR). Photo Sotheby's Set with a cushion-shaped sapphire weighing 17.55 carats, between triangular diamond shoulders, size 48, unsigned.   Accompanied by SSEF report no. 83210 and Gübelin report no. 16038115, each stating that the sapphire is of Kashmir origin, with no indications of heating, together with... [Lire la suite]
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29 mars 2016

Balthus at the Bank Austria Kunstforum

  Balthus, The Road I, 1929, oil on canvas, 130 x 162 cm, private collection © Balthus 2016 Vienna (LCG) - Balthasar Klossowski de Rola (1908-2001), called "Balthus", is one of the great loner among the painters of the 20th century. The exhibition - the first comprehensive retrospective to Balthus in Austria - illuminated his work of dealing with the early Renaissance through the work within Surrealism and New Objectivity, between France, the German-speaking countries and Italy, up to the study of Oriental... [Lire la suite]