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]
08 mai 2015

Fu Baoshi & Lin Fengmian's Fine Ladies in Michaan's Asian Auction

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. Photo Michaan. ALAMEDA, CA.- Michaan’s Fine Asian Works of Art auction presents vibrant and exceptional property in the forms of porcelains, jades, furniture, corals, artworks, decorative objects, scrolls, bronzes and textiles in an approximate 230 lot sale. Of particular note are fine paintings from... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2015

Mai Trung Thứ (1906-1980), L’heure du thé (Tea time), 1945

Mai Trung Thứ (1906-1980), L’heure du thé (Tea time). Signed, stamped with a seal of the artist and dated 1945. Ink and gouache on silk, 55.5 by 46.5 cm.; 21 3/4 by 18 1/4 in. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. Note: In the culture of Vietnam, the act of serving tea is considered an expression of gentility and hospitality. As an old age custom that continues to permeate virtually every aspect of life, it is practiced by individuals spanning all social classes,... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2014

Mid-20th century carved emerald and ruby openwork cluster ring by Cartier, Paris c.1945

Mid-20th century carved emerald and ruby openwork cluster ring by Cartier, Paris c.1945. Photo courtesy S.J. Phillips Ltd. of Indianesque design, the oval cabochon emerald carved with a floral and foliate scroll quatrefoil pattern, claw set horizontally, raised above a pierced foliate scroll gallery and shoulders set throughout with round cut rubies, mounted in gold. Weight: 12.5g.A ring with similarly pierced scroll gallery can be found illustrated in 'The Cartier Collection. Jewelry' Flammarion, 2004, English edition,... [Lire la suite]
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14 décembre 2013

Suzanne Belperron, Année 1945. Bracelet rigide ouvert

Suzanne Belperron, Année 1945. Bracelet rigide ouvert. Photo Tajan en or jaune rehaussé de deux liens en godrons piqué de petits diamants en sertissure. Au centre une bande en platine sertie de diamants taille brillant. Poinçon de GROENÉ DARDE. Poids brut : 34 gr. Largeur intérieure : 5,5 cm. Dimension de l'ouverture : 2,8 cm. Estimation : 22 000 / 25 000 € Le bracelet est accompagné de la facture originale de la Maison Suzanne Belperron et d'un certificat d'authenticité de... [Lire la suite]
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19 octobre 2013

Verdura Wing Earclips

Verdura Wing Earclips. Platinum and 18k gold mountings set with 100 round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approximately 3 carats, circa 1945.
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06 septembre 2013

Harry Winston drawings

Copy of a watercolor rendering of a diamond necklace by A.V.Shinde for Harry Winston, 1991. Courtesy of Madonna/Helmut Newton. Harry Winston. Watercolor rendering of emeralds, sapphires and diamond necklace, earrings and ring set on platinum for an hypothetic collection dedicated to Audrey Hepburn. Harry Winston. Watercolor rendering of “barbazzale” chain in white and jellow gold. Copy of watercolor rendering of a “nine-gem” necklace designed by Rameshwar Shinde, 1945.
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02 août 2013

18 Karat gold, coral, emerald and enamel butterfly brooch, Cartier, Paris, circa 1945

18 Karat gold, coral, emerald and enamel butterfly brooch, Cartier, Paris, circa 1945. Photo Sotheby's The fanciful insect decorated with 3 segments of carved coral, the gold wings and head applied with black enamel, further decorated with 3 cabochon emeralds and 2 small round diamonds, signed Cartier, numbered 644506A, maker's mark and French assay mark. With signed box. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000. Lot Sold: 16,250 USD Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. New York | 17 Apr... [Lire la suite]
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07 mai 2013

Bague "Modèle à Pois" saphirs et diamants, par Suzanne Belperron

Bague "Modèle à Pois" saphirs et diamants, par Suzanne Belperron. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Ornée d'un saphir rectangulaire à pans coupés en serti clos dans un entourage de diamants ronds demi-taille, taille brillant et taille 8/8 ponctué de saphirs cabochons, monture en platine, poinçon français, poids brut: 14.65 gr., vers 1945. Estimate:  $26,384 – $39,576 Accompagnée d'un certificat de Belperron LLC no. B42304042013 en date du 4 avril 2013 A SAPPHIRE, DIAMOND AND PLATINUM "MODELE A POIS" RING, BY... [Lire la suite]