17 avril 2014

Exceptional selection of ceramics by Pablo Picasso to be offered at Sotheby's London

Pablo Picasso, Chouette. Terre de faïence vase, 1968. Estimate: £6,000-8,000. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- Sotheby’s is to offer an exceptional selection of ceramics by Pablo Picasso in London on 7 May 2014. This follows Sotheby’s auction in March 2013 of Important Ceramics by Pablo Picasso from a Private Collection, in which all the ceramic lots sold. The comprehensive group of over 170 works represents an opportunity for collectors to acquire their own work of art by one of the 20th century’s most famous artists. The sale includes... [Lire la suite]

14 mars 2014

René Boivin, Paris, 1948. Magnificent yellow gold and diamond clip brooch

René Boivin, Paris, 1948. Magnificent yellow gold and diamond clip brooch. Photo courtesy Hancocks. 18ct yellow gold 'Feuille de Platane' clip brooch designed as a stylised leaf with five fronds set with a central pear-shape cape diamond and throughout with Old-European and brilliant-cut diamonds with baguette diamond details René Boivin, Paris 1948. Literature and Exhibitions: Two very similar examples, probably based on the same design, can be found in 'Rene Boivin: Jeweller' by Francois Cailles, pp.241 and 242. Both these... [Lire la suite]
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07 novembre 2013

Important emerald and diamond necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1948

Important emerald and diamond necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1948. Photo courtesy Sotheby's. The necklace of swag design suspending five detachable clips, set with three step-cut emeralds and variously-cut stones including step-, circular-cut, marquise-, kite-shaped, demi-lune- and baguette diamonds, length approximately 380mm, signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered. Estimate:  230,000 – 320,000 CHF Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Lily Pons In 19thcentury Italy, the... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2012

Balenciaga. Dress (Ball Gown), spring/summer 1948

House of Balenciaga  (French, founded 1937), Dress (Ball Gown), spring/summer 1948, silk, steel. Length (a): 53 1/4 in. (135.3 cm) Length at CB (b): 43 1/2 in. (110.5 cm). Gift of Lisa and Jody Greene, in memory of their loving mother, Mrs. Ethel S. Greene, 1958. C.I.58.13.6a, b. The Metropolitan Museum of Art © 2000–2012 The Metropolitan Museum of Art Keenly historicist, Balenciaga invented a fantasy of eighteenth-century court dress, knowing that Marie-Antoinette favored overdresses with swags anchored by roses.... [Lire la suite]
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08 mai 2011

HERMES Paris. Neuf rares carrés en soie en édition limitée

HERMES Paris. Rare et beau carré en soie imprimée, titré Pékinois, 1959, signé X. de Poret. Photo Artcurial Très bon état général (roulotté restauré par la Maison Hermès. Estimation : 1 200 / 1 500 € Rare and beautiful printed silk scarf, entitled Pékinois, 1959, signed X. de Poret. Very good overall condition. (The edge rolls have been remade by Hermès house). HERMES Paris. Exceptionnel et rare carré en soie imprimée brochée, titré Edward Rex-La Tapisserie de Bayeux, 1940, dessiné par Pittner. Photo Artcurial Très bon état... [Lire la suite]
01 novembre 2010

George Platt Lynes (American, 1907-1955), Francisco Moncion, 1948

George Platt Lynes (American, 1907-1955), Francisco Moncion, 1948. © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd Gelatin silver print, the artist's name stamp on verso, framed; 9 1/4 x 7 1/1in - Estimate: $1,500 - 2,000 Literature: Reproduced in Der Mann in der Photographie, vol. 1, Zurich, 1954, cover image; The Male Nude, p. 297 Bonhams. Photographs, 2 Nov 2010, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles www.bonhams.com

11 octobre 2010

Costume de toréador « Habit de lumière »,

Costume de toréador « Habit de lumière », photo courtesy Delvaux comprenant un gilet, une culotte resserrée au genou avec des cordons à pompons et une veste, en soie violette brodée de cannetilles, passementeries or, verroterie et clinquants. (Acheté à Madrid vers 1948). Usures, reprises et manques. - Estimation : 600 / 800 € Delvaux - Paris. Vente du Mardi 12 octobre 2010. Drouot Richelieu - Salle 8 - 9, rue Drouot - 75009 Paris. Pour tout renseignement, veuillez contacter la maison de ventes au 01 40 22 00 40.
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01 janvier 2010

Selection of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry sold @ Sotheby's, Magnificent Jewels, New York

Colored Stone and Diamond Bracelet, Van Cleef & Arpels, French, Circa 1930. photo Sotheby's Old European-cut diamonds weighing approximately 11.25 carats, further decorated with buff-top sapphires, rubies, emeralds and onyx, mounted in platinum, length 7¼ inches, signed Van Cleef-Arpels, numbered 24649, maker's mark, French assay mark. With signed box. Est. 100,000—150,000 USD - Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium:  338,500 USD Pair of fancy vivid yellow diamond earclips, Van Cleef & Arpels, New York.... [Lire la suite]
04 décembre 2009

Carl van Vechten, Marlon Brando, 1948

Carl van  Vechten, Marlon Brando, 1948 Gelatin Silver Print, 6.75” x 5”. Title, date, and archive number inscribed on verso in pencil. Photographer’s credit stamp on verso and blind-stamped. Estimate: from $3,500 to $4,000Carl Van Vechten has photographed many of the most prominent artists, musicians and writers of the twentieth century, including Frida Kahlo, Marc Chagall, Georgia O'Keefe, Billie Holiday, Truman Capote and Marlon Brando. Artnet Auctions. Wednesday, December 09, 2009. www.artnet.com/AUCTIONS
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09 novembre 2009

George Platt Lynes, Jonathan Tichenor, Fire Island, 1948

George Platt  Lynes, Jonathan Tichenor, Fire Island, 1948 Gelatin Silver Print. Inscribed in pencil on verso "J.T. by GPL" and "GPL 11341". Collection stamp on verso "Collection of Jon Anderson". Inscribed in pencil on verso "J.T. by GPL" and "GPL 11341". height - 7 in, width - 7 in. Estimate: from $3,000 to $3,500Notes: George Platt Lynes (15 April 1907 – 6 December 1955) was an American fashion and commercial photographer. He developed close friendships within a larger... [Lire la suite]

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