24 février 2018

FD Gallery (Stand 93) at TEFAF Maastricht, March 10-18, 2018

Cartier. An Egyptian Revival Pendant Necklace, Paris, 1925. Lapis Lazuli, diamond, turquoise and emerald. Length 47 cm (18.5 in.). Signed 'Cartier, Paris' and numbered '1641'. © TEFAF 2018 The necklace is centering upon an ancient carved oblong lapis lazuli plaque, applied with navette shaped turquoise accents, within a frame of circular-cut diamonds and calibre-cut emeralds, suspending from a turquoise and diamond surmount; suspend by a braided blue cord necklace. Art Deco Bracelet, France,... [Lire la suite]

04 novembre 2016

'BVLGARI AND ROME' at Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

Guy Bourdin, Vogue Paris, 1961 © Estate of Guy Boudin, 2016. MADRID - The Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is presenting Bulgari and Rome, an exhibition that looks at how the art and architecture of ancient and modern Rome have been a source of inspiration to the designers of this firm of Italian jewellers throughout its history. Founded in Rome in 1884, since its outset Bulgari has made use of the city’s most characteristic features as the guiding symbolic and artistic thread of its creations. For decades the Colosseum, the... [Lire la suite]
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]
21 janvier 2016

Cartier, sautoir, 1930

Cartier, sautoir, 1930, platinum, diamonds, rubies, pearls @GrandPalais Antique Jewelry.
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07 septembre 2015

Zhang Daqian (1899-1983), Feng Kai (1873-1931), Plum blossom, bamboo and calligraphy, 1930

Zhang Daqian (1899-1983), Feng Kai (1873-1931), Plum blossom, bamboo and calligraphy, 1930. Estimate  22,000 — 26,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's.  (Painting) signed Shuren Zhang Daqian, dated gengwu (1930), the fifth lunar month, with one seal of the artist, zhang yuan yin(Calligraphy) signed Feng Kai, with a dedication and one seal of the artist, feng jun mu; ink and color on paper, folding fan; 19 by 49.5 cm. 7 1/2  by 19 3/8  in. Sotheby's. Fine... [Lire la suite]
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07 septembre 2015

Shen Shijia (1906-2001), Qian Yihai (19th/20th century) and various calligraphers, Landscapes with calligraphy, 1930

Shen Shijia (1906-2001), Qian Yihai (19th/20th century) and various calligraphers, Landscapes with calligraphy, 1930. Estimate US$ 1,500 - 2,500 (€1,300 - 2,200). Photo: Bonhams. Folding fan, ink and color on paper, each side with a small painting, one by Shen Shijia, reversed with one by Qian Yihai, each signed by the respective artist, dated gengwu (1930), augmented with calligraphy by Shen Jun and Qi Fanniu (1877-1938). 19 1/2in (49.5cm) length Bonhams. CHINESE PAINTINGS AND WORKS OF... [Lire la suite]

18 juillet 2015


Rose "Cardinal de Richelieu", créee par Jean Laffay en 1840 Rose "Félicité et Perpétue". Variété créée par le rosiériste français Jacques en 1827 Rose "New Dawn". Mutation de Docteur Van Fleet fixée par Dreer en 1930 Rose "Veilchenblau", créée par le rosiériste allemand J. C. Schmidt en 1909 Rose "Ghislaine de Feligonde", créée par le rosiériste français Eugène Turbat en 1916 "Rosa Mundi" (Prior to 1600)  Rose "Henri Martin", créée par Jean Laffay en 1862 Rose "Variegata di Bologna".
24 avril 2015

Ten jewelry of René Boivin at Sotheby's, Geneva, 12 May 2015

  Lot 376. Rock crystal and hematite bracelet, 'Escalier Bordé', René Boivin, 1930. Estimate 49,000 — 69,000 CHF (46,226 - 65,094 EUR). Lot Sold 162,500 CHF (156,362 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. Designed as an articulated band of tiered square rock crystal plaques, set between rows of pyramidal hematite motifs, length approximately 190mm, French assay mark, inscribed Jacques à Betty, Déc 1930, case stamped Boivin.  Accompanied by a certificate from Françoise... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2015

Sotheby's to offer the historic collection of Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe

Duchess of Roxburghe’s Heir, Bamber Gascoigne, To Secure The Future of Her Country Retreat, West Horsley Place, by Channelling Funds from the Sale into Restoring the 16th Century House. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- From the remarkable story of the Duchess of Roxburghe’s life and the exquisite objects she was surrounded by emerges a portrait of an England that no longer exists but was preserved, untouched for almost half a century, at her country retreat West Horsley Place. A story that unites two of the most powerful British... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2014

Some Pagoda brocches

Platinum diamond and emerald brooch of a shrine. C.1927.The architecture, which is entirely carried out in diamonds of various cuts - circular, emerald, baton - culminating in the trapezoid shaped stones at the apex of the roof, encloses a carved emerald Buddhist divinity raised up on steps. Diamond and emerald Pagoda brooch, Janesich, circa 1925. Photo Sotheby’s.Designed as a pagoda with stylized columns and upturned eaves, set with baguette, square-shaped, trapeze-cut, triangular-shaped, single-cut and rose-cut diamonds... [Lire la suite]
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