10 octobre 2017

Commode "Au panier fleuri", France, époque Louis XV

Lot 35. Commode "Au panier fleuri", France, époque Louis XV. Estimation 35 000 € / 50 000 €. Photo: Kohn. Satiné, amarante et bois teints, bronzes dorés et marbre brèche d’Alep. Poinçons au « C » couronné (1745-1749). H. 86 cm, L. 145 cm, P. 61 cm. Restauration d’usage, crochets anciennement changés, marbre restauré Provenance: Ancienne collection du Château de Beychevelle. Note: Cette importante commode de forme galbée ouvre en façade par deux tiroirs à traverses de soutien dissimulées. Sur... [Lire la suite]

10 octobre 2017

Console, France, époque Louis XIV

Lot 33. Console, France, époque Louis XIV. Estimation 60 000 € / 70 000 €. Photo: Kohn Bois doré et marbre rouge royal de Belgique. Sur la traverse, sous le marbre, inscription d’époque à l’encre comprenant un numéro d’inventaire «464 » et ses dimensions en pouces « 38 ½ 22 ½ » (soit 157 x 60,75 cm, sans le marbre). H. 80 cm, L. 160 cm, P. 68 cm. Dans sa vieille dorure. Provenance: Ancienne collection Jean Bloch, vente Paris Palais Galliera 13 juin 1961 n°133 pl. XLIV Vente Paris Palais Galliera, 7... [Lire la suite]
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11 septembre 2017

New exhibition at the Morgan Library & Museum explores rare luxury books of the Middle Ages

Jeweled Cover of the Lindau Gospels, France, ca. 875. Gold repoussé Crucifixion and ten mourning figures, including personifications of the sun and moon. Workshop of Charles the Bald, grandson of Charlemagne. On: The Lindau Gospels, in Latin Switzerland, Abbey of St. Gall, between 880 and 899. Manuscript on vellum. Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan, 1901. NEW YORK, NY.- Pierpont Morgan, the founding benefactor of the Morgan Library & Museum, was drawn to the beauty of gems. He acquired and later gave away large... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2017

Belle Epoque "Naiad & Sturgeons" Brooch, France, c. 1895

Belle Epoque "Naiad & Sturgeons" Brooch, France, c. 1895. Gold, Carved Agate & Pearl. H 3.80 cm (1.50 in); W 3.50 cm (1.38 in) © Tadema Gallery. A rare depiction in jewelry of a naiad* (fresh water mermaid) encircled by two sturgeon & water lily leaves. It appears that the naiad has called the sturgeon up stream to spawn.Inspiration & workmanship worthy of a Faberge Jewel. A Fin de Siecle homage to caviar? *see painting by J W Waterhouse 1896 Hylas is abducted by the... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 2017

Art Nouveau Exceptional Ring, France, c. 1900

Art Nouveau Exceptional Ring, France, c. 1900. Gold, plique-à-jour, pearl & diamond. H 2.40 cm (0.94 in); W 1.50 cm (0.59 in) © Tadema Gallery. An exceptional Art Nouveau ring in the manner of Georges Fouquet. The baroque-shaped natural pearl measuring approximately 11.3 x 7.6 mm.  Literature: cf. Die Fouquet, 1860-1960, Schmuck Kunstler in Paris, Museum Bellerive, Zurich, 1984. Schmuck Kunst im Jugendstil,Art Nouveau Jewellery, Arnoldsche, 1999, p.33-50. The Paris Salons 1895-1914,... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 2017

Emile Olive (1852-1902), An Impressive Belle Epoque Brooch Pendant, France, c. 1895

Emile Olive (1852-1902), An Impressive Belle Epoque Brooch Pendant, France, c. 1895. Gold, silver, plique-à-jour enamel, emerald, diamond & pearl. H 9.00 cm (3.54 in); W 5.20 cm (2.05 in) © Tadema Gallery. Emile Olive succeeded Georges Le Saché as designer for Lucien Falize. He left Falize in 1885 to form a partnership with Georges Fonsèque in Paris. After Olive’s death in 1902 Fonseque continued the business for a further twenty years.   This pendant is an exceptional example of the fusion of Japonisme and Art... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2017

Exhibition 'Reigning Men' traces 300 years of men's fashionable dress

Johnson Hartig, American, born 1962; for Libertine, “Ensemble” (detail), Fall/Winter 2009-10; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of Johnson Hartig. Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA. SAINT LOUIS, MO.- The Saint Louis Art Museum is presenting Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015, an exhibition that celebrates a rich history of restraint and resplendence in menswear. The ticketed exhibition is on view from June 25 through Sept. 17. Featuring more than 150 looks, Reigning Men traces cultural influences over... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2017

Art Deco Platinum, Diamond, Carved Emerald and Ruby Bead and Diamond 'Tutti Frutti' Brooch, Mauboussin, France, circa 1925

Lot 288. Art Deco Platinum, Diamond, Carved Emerald and Ruby Bead and Diamond 'Tutti Frutti' Brooch, Mauboussin, France, circa 1925. Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000. Sold for $22,500. Photo Doyle The modified geometric basket with handle centering one barrel-shaped carved emerald bead, flanked by 2 melon-shaped carved emerald beads, embellished by 3 oval carved emerald and ruby beads, set throughout with old European and single-cut diamonds, accented by 16 square-cut, 13 baguette, one trapezoid and 6... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2017

Gold, Multicolored Cultured Pearl, Cabochon Ruby and Diamond Bracelet, René Boivin, France

Lot 249; Gold, Multicolored Cultured Pearl, Cabochon Ruby and Diamond Bracelet, René Boivin, France. Estimate: $18,000 - $22,000. Sold for $25,000. Photo Doyle 18 kt, composed of a tapered flexible web of circle links, set with 22 very light to dark gray, white, light golden and taupe pearls approximately 9.8 to 8.8 mm., highlighted by 48 round and oval cabochon rubies, completed by a buckle clasp set with 26 round diamonds approximately 1.45 cts., signed René Boivin, no. 9028, with maker's mark and French... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2017

Pair of Silver and Lacquer Cufflinks, Gérard Sandoz, France, circa 1929

Lot 44. Pair of Silver and Lacquer Cufflinks, Gérard Sandoz, France, circa 1929. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. The square-shaped cufflinks with red, black and eggshell lacquer applied in geometric motifs, signed Gérard Sandoz, with French assay and workshop marks; circa 1929.  Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels Including the Legendary Stotesbury Emerald, New York, 25 Apr 2017, 10:00 AM