03 juillet 2016

VÉRONIQUE BAMPS at Masterpiece London 2016

Tiffany & Co. Rare brooch circa 1890 designed as an orchid in enameled gold and one old brilliant cut diamond. Price on request. Courtesy Véronique Bamps. Castellani, circa 1880 necklace in archaeological revival style in yellow gold, cabochon cut rubies and natural pearls. Price on request. Courtesy Véronique Bamps. A similar necklace from the estate of Augusto Castellani's Granddaughter belongs to the collections of the Capitoline Museums in Rome. Cartier. Bangle bracelet in yellow gold... [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]
14 avril 2016

Sotheby's to offer property from the Collection of Bernard & Josephine Chaus

Bernard & Josephine Chaus. Photo Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s will offer Property from the Collection of Bernard & Josephine Chaus—co-founders of American sportswear firm, Bernard Chaus Inc.—in a series of auctions beginning this spring in New York. Collected over the course of nearly four decades by the couple, works of art ranging from fine paintings to jewelry to European furniture will be auctioned across seven sales. FROM BUYERS TO CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERS: JOSEPHINE & BERNARD... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2016

Sotheby's Paris to auction works of art from Bernard Boutet de Monvel's Paris residence

 Photo courtesy Sotheby's. PARIS.- On 5th and 6th April, Sotheby’s Paris will offer for sale the contents of Bernard Boutet de Monvel’s “hotel particulier”, including of his studio, in the heart of the Parisian neighbourhood of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. The sale will feature around 300 lots, mainly paintings and drawings by the French artist and his father, the famous children’s book illustrator Maurice Boutet de Monvel (1850-1913). The collection, which also comprises antique furniture, Art Deco pieces and pieces... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2015

Amethyst and peridot brooch/pendant, 'Ananas', René Boivin, 1945

Amethyst and peridot brooch-pendant, 'Ananas', René Boivin, 1945. Estimate 20,000 — 25,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's Designed as a pineapple, set with a circular-cut amethyst and peridots, signed René Boivin, French assay and partial maker's marks, case stamped René Boivin. Bibliography: Cf: Françoise Cailles, René Boivin Joaillier, Les Éditions de l'Amateur, Paris, 1994, page 240, for an illustration of this clip. Accompanied by a certificate from Françoise Cailles. ... [Lire la suite]
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14 septembre 2015

Sotheby's Hong Kong to present Fine Chinese Paintings Autumn Sale 2015 on 6 October

HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong Fine Chinese Paintings Autumn Sale will be held on 6 October in Hall 3 of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Offering more than 300 works estimated in excess of HK$160 million / US$20 million*, the sale will feature salient works with prominent exhibition history by leading modern Chinese artists such as Zhang Daqian, Fu Baoshi, Huang Binhong and Wu Guanzhong. An auction preview will be held from 2 October to 5 October.  In addition to the sale, Sotheby’s Hong Kong has been... [Lire la suite]

07 septembre 2015

Ma Jin (Attributed to, 1900-1970), Pair of fawns, 1945

Ma Jin (Attributed to, 1900-1970), Pair of fawns, 1945. Estimate $4,000 – $8,000. Photo Christie'sd Image Ltd 2015 Fan leaf, ink and color on paper. Inscribed and signed, with two seals of the artist. Dated yiyou year (1945); 8 x 21 ½ in. (20.2 x 54.5 cm.) Christie's. FINE CHINESE PAINTINGS, 16 September 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza
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03 juillet 2015

Wartski at Masterpiece London 2015

A magnificent neo-classical gold fringe necklace by Eugene Fontenay, Paris, circa 1875. Wartski at Masterpiece London 2015, stand C1. A Pair of Antique Gold Earrings. French. Circa 1880. Wartski at Masterpiece London 2015, stand C1. in the form of pails suspended on movable gold chains from well wheel pulleys, the yellow gold pails finely chased to represent wooden staves, bound by platinum hoops.  A Gold, Enamel and Gem-Set Frame by Carl Fabergé. Workmaster: Johann Victor Aarne, St.... [Lire la suite]
29 juin 2015

Michaan's Fine Asian Auction realizes over $2.8 million USD

Fu Baoshi (1904-1965): "Lady by the Bamboo". Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, inscribed and dated to 1945, with two seals of the artist. 44 1/4 x 13 inches (112.4 x 33 cm). Estimate $150,000-200,000. Sold for $1,410,000. Photo Michaan. ALAMEDA, CA.- June 22, 2015 became a day of establishing records at Michaan's, as the Fine Asian Works of Art auction broke new sales ground. The auction’s star highlight, Fu Baoshi’s (1904-1965) hanging scroll Lady by the Bamboo, did not disappoint as it set a new... [Lire la suite]
14 juin 2015

The Morgan explores the unique role of drawing in portraiture in a new exhibition

Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), Portrait of the Artist’s Brother Endres, ca. 1518, Charcoal on paper, background heightened with white. Gift of Mrs. Alexander Perry Morgan in memory of Alexander Perry Morgan, 1973, The Morgan Library & Museum.  NEW YORK, NY.- Drawing is often seen as the most immediate of the fine arts, capturing a subject’s essence in quick, suggestive strokes of chalk, pencil, or ink. This can be particularly evident in portrait drawing where the dynamism of the medium allows for the recording of a... [Lire la suite]