01 décembre 2016

Exceptional 17-carat Diamond Solitaire Ring Leads Bonhams Fine Jewellery Auction

Lot 179. An important 17.97 carats Type IIa diamond solitaire ring. Estimate US$ 1,000,000 - 1,500,000 (€940,000 - 1,400,000). Photo: Bonhams. An important diamond solitaire ring, weighing 17.97 carats, leads the Fine Jewellery auction at Bonhams on December 6 at 11am in New York. With a strong interest from collectors across the globe during its October sale, Bonhams yet again presents an excellent selection of diamond, noteworthy coloured gemstones and a plethora of signed jewellery, many from the Alhambra... [Lire la suite]

20 août 2016

Maurice Pierre André Daurat, Art Nouveau Grasshopper Pendant, French, circa 1910

Maurice Pierre André Daurat, Art Nouveau Grasshopper Pendant, French, circa 1910. Gilded silver, turquoise & pearl. 
02 juillet 2016

Master I. C., French, Limoges, circa 1600-1610, Pair of salt cellars with the profiles of a nobleman and a lady

Lot 6. Master I. C. (workshop active circa 1550-1615), French, Limoges, circa 1600-1610, Pair of salt cellars with the profiles of a nobleman and a lady, probably King Henri IV of France and Marie de' Medici. Estimation 100,000 — 150,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's each monogrammed: I.C. to the underside of the foot; partially gilt painted enamel on copper, with a modern dark blue leather box lined with peach velvet; salts: 14 by 8.6cm., 5½ by 3 3/8 in. each; box: 16 by 22 by 12cm., 6¼... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2016

Detail sleeve, Robe à la francaise, French, c. 1750–75

Detail sleeve, Robe à la francaise, French, c. 1750–75, silk. Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1959, C.I.59.29.1a, b © 2000–2015 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
21 janvier 2016

Robe à la Française, French, ca. 1765

Robe à la Française, French, ca. 1765. De Young Museum, San Francisco.
21 janvier 2016

Robe à la française, French, ca. 1745-1760

Robe à la française, French, ca. 1745-1760. Museum of Fine Arts Boston

21 janvier 2016

Robe à la Française, French, ca. 1775. LACMA

Robe à la Française, French, ca. 1775. LACMA
19 janvier 2016

Dress, French, 1760s

Dress, French, 1760s, silk, metal thread. Length (a): 73 in. (185.4 cm). Length (b): 39 1/2 in. (100.3 cm). Gift of Fédération de la Soierie, 1950? 50.168.2a, b. The Metropolitan Museum of Art © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Western chinoiserie is often a compound of exotic elements, not all indigenous to China. This eighteenth-century dress exhibits such multiple allusions, but they have been assimilated by the technology and aesthetic of Lyonnais manufacture. Palm trees signify the... [Lire la suite]
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19 janvier 2016

Robe à la Française, French, ca. 1770

  Robe à la Française, French, ca. 1770, silk. Length at CB (a): 70 1/2 in. (179.1 cm). Length (b): 40 in. (101.6 cm). Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1961. C.I.61.34a, b. The Metropolitan Museum of Art © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Gowns in the eighteenth century were supported by rounded side hoops of different extension and depth. A wider dress would have been narrower in profile. In the instance of a gown of less width, the depth of the hoops and the robe à la... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2016

Robe à l'Anglaise, French, 1784–87

Robe à l'Anglaise, French, 1784–87, cotton, metal, silk. Length at CB (a): 63 in. (160 cm). Length at CB (b): 36 in. (91.4 cm). Purchase, Isabel Shults Fund and Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1991. 1991.204a, b. The Metropolitan Museum of Art © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Cotton emerged as a fashionable fabric in the 1780s with the chemise à la reine, the cotton shift favored by Marie Antoinette beginning in this turbulent decade. As always, clothing had political and... [Lire la suite]