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]
22 février 2016

S.J. Phillips Ltd at TEFAF Maastricht 2016

Van Cleef & Arpels. Art Deco 'Heurtoir' brooch, Paris, 1929. Emeralds, diamonds and platinum, 8.3 x 6.3 cm. Signed 'VAN CLEEF ARPELS PARIS 30334' © S.J. Phillips Ltd With original case and accompanied by a copy of a Van Cleef & Arpels Certificate of Authenticity, copies of the original design sketch and listing of the stone weights  Cartier. Gold, diamond and sapphire love-birds brooch, c.1960. Gold, diamonds and sapphires, 38mm long © S.J. Phillips Ltd ... [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]
01 février 2016

Exhibition provides a rare insight into the development of Alberto Giacometti's practice

Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966), Composition, 1927-8, Bronze, 31.3 x 18.1 x 11.6 cm © The Estate of Alberto Giacometti LONDON.- Luxembourg & Dayan presents Alberto Giacometti: In His Own Words (Sculptures 1925-1934). Focused on a series of sculptures from this crucial decade in Giacometti’s life, the exhibition provides a rare insight into the development of the artist’s practice, which led to the crystallization of the more familiar style that characterizes Giacometti’s later work. This exhibition will include... [Lire la suite]
12 décembre 2015

Elegant and Rare Platinum, Aquamarine, Sapphire and Diamond Sautoir, Cartier, London

Lot 489. Elegant and Rare Platinum, 29.00 carats, 54.20 carats and 59.30 carats Aquamarine, Sapphire and Diamond Sautoir, 1929, Cartier, London. Estimate 450,000 — 550,000 USD. Lot sold 574,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's The pendant suspending three variously-cut aquamarines, the rectangular-shaped aquamarine weighing approximately 29.00 carats, supporting an octagonal-shaped aquamarine weighing approximately 54.20 carats, terminating in a pear-shaped biolette-cut aquamarine drop... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2015

Jeanne Lanvin

Lee Miller, Jeanne Lanvin in Vogue, June 1, 1928. Photo Edward Steichen Joan Clement in Lanvin's crystal embellished robe de style, Vogue, November 1, 1926. Photo Edward Steichen Mme-Hilling, wears Lanvin's Russian diadem, Vogue, October 1, 1933. Photo George Hoyningen-Huene  Helen Lyons in Jeanne Lanvin Vogue, May 1, 1924. Photo Edward Steichen  Lanvin's romanticism, here Expressed with a butterfly bow at the back of a stunning evening dress, coexisted with Art Deco's streamlined aesthetic Vogue, May 1, 1927.... [Lire la suite]