20 avril 2016

Rodin masterpiece leads Impressionist and Modern Art Auction at Bonhams New York

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), Eve, petit modèle, version à la base carrée, dite aussi 'aux pieds plats', 29 5/8 in (75.2 cm) (height). Estimate: U.S. $1,000,000-1,500,000 (€880,000 - 1.3 million). Photo: Bonhams. NEW YORK, NY.- One of Rodin’s most beautiful and expressive works, Eve, leads Impressionist and Modern Art at BonhamsNew York on May 11. The statue, with a remarkably rich brown patina and standing 30 inches high, is estimated at U.S. $1,000,000-1,500,000. During the early 1880’s, Auguste Rodin... [Lire la suite]

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]
28 février 2016

A pair of polychrome porcelain vases. Signed Bi Botao, dated 1937

Lot 8093. A pair of polychrome porcelain vases. Signed Bi Botao, dated 1937. Estimate US$ 3,000 - 5,000 (€2,700 - 4,500). Photo Bonham's Each vase with high-shouldered body, decorated with a bird perched on a blooming branch along with chrysanthemums, with an inscription signed Bi Botao and dated to the year of dingchou (1937), the foot rim unglazed, the base glazed with a half relief-half intaglio seal reading Bi shi. 10 3/4in (27.3cm) high each Notes: A large vase painted by... [Lire la suite]
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13 novembre 2015

Aquamarine and diamond bangle, René Boivin, 1937

Aquamarine and diamond bangle, René Boivin, 1937. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's Set with cushion-shaped and circular-cut aquamarines and circular-cut diamonds, inner circumference approximately 170mm, signed René Boivin, French assay and maker's marks, case stamped René Boivin.  Literature: Cf: Françoise Cailles, René Boivin Joaillier, Les Éditions de l'Amateur, Paris, 1994, page 191 for an illustration of this bangle. Note: Accompanied by a... [Lire la suite]
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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]
07 septembre 2015

Zhang Daqian (Chang Dai-chien) 1899-1983; Luo Dunhuan 1874-1954, Bird and flowers, poem in running script, 1937

Zhang Daqian (Chang Dai-chien) 1899-1983; Luo Dunhuan 1874-1954, Bird and flowers, poem in running script, 1937. Estimate  50,000 — 80,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. Painting signed Daqian Yuan, dated dingchou (1937), the six lunar month, with four seals of the artist, you yi zhong yuan, shu ke, shu ke, zhang yuan. Calligraphy signed Luo Dunhuan, with a dedication and one seal of the artist, fu weng; ink and color on paper, fan leaves mounted as a hanging... [Lire la suite]

19 juin 2015

René Boivin, Année 1937. Rare et magnifique bracelet galon

René Boivin, Année 1937. Rare et magnifique bracelet galon. Estimation 80 000 € / 90 000 €. Photo Tajan. Large bracelet ruban souple en platine à décor de nid d'abeille entièrement serti de diamants taille brillant en serti clos hexagonale. Il comporte trois motifs articulés pavés de diamants, l'un formant le fermoir. Travail français. Poids brut : 53,6 gr. Poids total des diamants : 42 carats environ. Dimensions : 18,9 x 2 cm  Le bracelet est accompagné d'un certificat d'authenticité de Madame... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2014

Jewellery and Watches. Several diamonds ended in the six-digit range at Koller Zurich, 25 March 2014.

ZURICH - On 25 March, Koller auctioned off jewellery and watches. Once again, diamonds were highly coveted. The tourmaline and diamond ring by Graff with a tourmaline of 29.6 ct and two diamonds weighing 2.01 ct each, sold for CHF 132 000 CHF (lot 2130). The only item reaching a higher price was a classic solitaire with a brilliant-cut diamond weighing 16.9 ct. This ring sold for CHF 234 000 (lot 2144). One bidder was willing to pay CHF 102 000 for the diamond ear pendants by Graff (lot 2136). Among... [Lire la suite]
15 décembre 2013

René Boivin. Important clip de corsage. Exécuté vers 1937

René Boivin. Important clip de corsage. Exécuté vers 1937. Photo Artcurial - Briest-Poulain-F.Tajan. en platine et or gris stylisé d'un gardénia serti de diamants taillés en brillant sur lequel s'adapte deux clips de revers en forme de feuilles serties d'émeraudes calibrées. Poinçon du joaillier Profilet ayant travaillé pour la maison Boivin. Larg. : 7,2 cm. Poids brut : 71, 4g. Dans son écrin. Estimation : 35 000 / 40 000 €Voir la reproduction de ce clip dans l'ouvrage René Boivin de Madame Françoise Cailles page 246.AN... [Lire la suite]
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27 septembre 2013

The Patiño Collection Jewelry to be offered at Christie’s Geneva on 12 november 2013

A Magnificent Emerald and Diamond Necklace, by Cartier, 1937. JEWELS FROM THE PATIÑO COLLECTION. Estimate: SFr.6,600,000-9,400,000 / US$ 7,000,000-10,000,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013. Geneva – Three superb jewels from the world famous collection of Bolivian tycoon Simón Itturi Patiño are amongst the most important lots on offer in Christie's Geneva auction of Magnificent Jewels on 12 November 2013. These exceptional pieces feature rare gems of supreme quality, once owned by ‘The Tin King’, embody his taste... [Lire la suite]