28 avril 2018

SANDRA CRONAN LTD at Masterpiece London Art Fair, 28 june - 04 july 2018

A pair of Egyptian Revival earrings of circular design, English, circa 1885. © 2018 Masterpiece London Ltd featuring a central sphynx in relief, bordered by coloured enamel heiroglyphics.  An aquamarine and white opal dress of asymmetric design clip by Yard, American, circa 1933. © 2018 Masterpiece London Ltd  Four tapered silvers of opal are set into two diagonally opposing corners with two rows of diamond running up each side of the emerald cut aquamarine. Mounted in platinum.  Art Deco... [Lire la suite]

28 mars 2018

An extremely rare embroidered blue silk dragon robe, jifu, Early Guangxu period, circa 1885

Lot 2153. An extremely rare embroidered blue silk dragon robe for a seventh to ninth rank civil official in the imperial board of state music, jifu, Early Guangxu period, circa 1885; 53 1/4 in. (135.3 cm.) long x 90 1/2 in. (229.9 cm.) across. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 750,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The vibrant marine-blue ground is finely embroidered in satin stitch with five four-clawed dragons, unusually designed with a single large dragon coiling... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2016

An important antique sapphire, diamond and pearl pendant-brooch 

Lot 328. An important antique Kashmir sapphire, diamond and natural pearl pendant-brooch, circa 1885. Estimate £100,000 - £150,000 ($197,100 - $295,650). Price Realized £187,200 ($368,971). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2006 The central cushion-shaped sapphire weighing 13.86 carats within the old-cut diamond eight-stone surround to the fleur-de-lys spacers and surmount, suspending a drop-shaped pearl with diamond-set cap, mounted in silver and gold, circa 1885, 7.7 cm. high Accompanied by report No. 981366... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2016

Artistic Insight: La Chaumière sous les Arbres by Vincent van Gogh at M.S. Rau Antiques, New Orleans

Vincent van Gogh, La Chaumière sous les Arbres (The Cottage under the Trees), Circa 1885. Oil on canvas, Frame: 29 1/4" high x 28" wide. Canvas: 19 3/8" high x 18 3/4" wide. M.S. Rau Antiques, New Orleans. NEW ORLEANS - The paintings of Vincent van Gogh rank amongst the most iconic in the world. Simply the mention of his name evokes thoughts of celebrated masterpieces created by one of history’s most important artists – masterpieces that, for the most part, are found only in the most prestigious... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2016

Secrets of the Pyramids: Is Another Egyptian Revival on the Horizon?

Egyptian Revival Clock Garniture, Circa 1885. M.S. Rau Antiques, New Orleans. Coffins, mummies, pyramids and ancient tombs – words that seem more at home in a film script have been recently seen flooding headlines. Archeologists and Egyptologists seem on the brink of a major discovery that would rock both the academic world and popular culture. With stories about cosmic particles and secret chambers in the Great Pyramids to the burial site of one particularly famous ancient Egyptian, Queen Nefertiti, eyes are looking to... [Lire la suite]