12 août 2019

Artcurial to offer the collection of renowned antiques dealer Joseph Altounian

PARIS - Altounian, ce nom était connu des plus grands antiquaires, musées, collectionneurs et artistes en France et à travers le monde depuis la première moitié du XXe siècle. Sa famille dévoile aujourd’hui au public une part importante du fonds qu’il avait constitué. Artcurial proposera les 17 et 18 septembre prochains la vente inédite de la Collection Joseph Altounian, l’antiquaire des musées, l’ami des artistes. Organisée pendant la Biennale de Paris, cet ensemble présente plus de 400 pièces (objets d’art, sculptures, mobilier)... [Lire la suite]

21 juin 2019

Mullany Haute Epoque Fine Art at London Art Week, 2019

England, Nottingham, Relief with the Adoration of the Magi, 15th century. Alabaster, with original polychrome and gilding, H. 39 x W. 24.8 cm, Mullany Haute Epoque Fine Art. © 2019 London Art Week.  Virgin and Child, France, Mussy sur Seine (Aube), c. 1330, Limestone, with original polychrome and gilding, H. 94 x W. 32.5 x D. 22 cm, Mullany Haute Epoque Fine Art. © 2019 London Art Week.  Provenance: Private collection, France. Luis de Morales (Badajoz... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2019

Deux gogottes, Fontainebleau, France

Lot 100. Gogotte, Fontainebleau, France. H. 79 cm - L. 70 cm - P. 26 cm. Estimate: €6,000 - €8,000 (US$6,731 - US$8,975). Courtesy Binoche et Giquell. Lot 105. Gogotte, Fontainebleau, France. H. 60 cm - L. 82 cm - P. 27 cm. Estimate: €6,000 - €8,000 (US$6,731 - US$8,975). Courtesy Binoche et Giquell. Concrétion naturelle de sable appelée «Gogotte» par les géologues. Concrétion formée au sein de la formation géologique des «Sables de Fontainebleau» datée de 30 millions d'années... [Lire la suite]
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09 décembre 2018

Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald and Diamond Bracelet, Mauboussin, France

Lot 221. Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald and Diamond Bracelet, Mauboussin, France, circa 1930. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot sold 300,000 USD. © Sotheby's. Of foliate design, the flexible band set with carved rubies, sapphires and emeralds, accented by ruby, sapphire and emerald beads, further decorated with old European, square, single-cut and baguette diamonds, length 7 inches, signed Mauboussin, France, partially numbered 1150, with French assay marks; circa 1930. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
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23 juin 2018

Elegant Platinum, Emerald and Diamond Bracelet, Cartier, France

Lot 457. Elegant Platinum, Emerald and Diamond Bracelet, Cartier, France, circa 1930. Estimate 700,000 — 900,000 USD. Lot sold 845,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. The flexible line bracelet set with seven emerald-cut emeralds weighing 4.37, 3.98, 3.65, 3.39, 2.95, 2.18 and 2.06 carats, alternating with seven cushion-cut diamonds weighing a total of 17.91 carats, further spaced by baguette diamonds weighing approximately 3.90 carats, length 7½ inches, signed Cartier, partially numbered, with French... [Lire la suite]
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17 avril 2018

Ruby and Diamond Necklace, Marchak, France, circa 1950

Lot 386. Ruby and Diamond Necklace, Marchak, France, circa 1950. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot sold 100,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Composed of braided gold ropework, interspersed with baguette diamonds, embellished with carved rubies and floral motifs set with ruby beads and round and baguette diamonds, length 15 inches, signed Marchak, with French assay and workshop marks; circa 1950.  Sotheby's. The Jeweler’s Eye: The Personal Collection of Fred Leighton, New... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2018

Gold, Diamond and Colored Diamond Double Clip-Brooch, René Boivin, France

Lot 18. Gold, Diamond and Colored Diamond Double Clip-Brooch, René Boivin, France, circa 1940. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's Designed as a pair of gold flowers set with old European-cut diamonds, one of yellow hue, one flower embellished with antique square-cut diamonds, with French assay and maker's mark; circa 1940. Literature: Illustrated in René Boivin: Jeweler by Françoise Cailles, page 229. Please note that the diamond of yellow hue has not been tested for natural color of... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2018

A fossil Gigantopecten Restitutensis group, the Lady of Compostelle, Miocene (17 million years old), Lacoste Quarry, Vaucluse

Lot 3072. A fossil Gigantopecten Restitutensis group, the Lady of Compostelle, Miocene (17 million years old), Lacoste Quarry, Vaucluse, France; 140 by 49.8 by 40 cm, 55 1/8  by 19 5/8  by 15 3/4  in., overall h. 200.5 cm, 78 7/8  in. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 437,500 HKD. © Sotheby's 2018 the vertically orientated sculpture formed from a mass accumulation of scalloped pectens of attractive calcified white tone, all raised on a... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2018

A Platinum and Diamond ‘Rosebud’ Brooch, Verdura, France, 1958

Lot 894. A Platinum and Diamond ‘Rosebud’ Brooch, Verdura, France, 1958. Estimate 20,000 – 30,000 USD. Lot sold 92,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2012 Set with 206 round diamonds and 29 baguette diamonds weighing approximately 22.00 carats, partially signed Verdura, Made in France; with box.   Note: In 1934, after years of working as a textile and jewelry designer for Coco Chanel in Paris, Fulco di Verdura took the advice of Diana Vreeland, the fashion journalist and later Vogue editor, and... [Lire la suite]
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25 janvier 2018

Costermans at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 121b

Pieter Brueghel the Younger (Brussels 1564–1636 Antwerp), The Adoration of the Magi in a Snowy Landscape. Oil on oak panel, 36 x 57 cm. © Costermans On the back the trefoil mark of the panel maker Michiel Claessens and the Antwerp guild mark Provenance: anonymous sale Sotheby's London, 26 April 1950, lot 55 (as Brueghel the Elder); acquired by William Sabin and Sons, London; collection Huxley, Surrey, 1963; collection Roger Taverner; collection H.S. de Slowak, Montevideo, 1969; anonymous sale, Christie's... [Lire la suite]