31 mars 2014

Norton Simon Museum's first large-scale exhibition of Himalayan Buddhist art opens

Buddha and Adorants on the Cosmic Mountain, India: Kashmir, c. 700. Bronze with silver and copper inlay, 13-1/4 x 9-1/2 x 4-3/4 in. (33.7 x 24.1 x 12.1 cm). The Norton Simon Foundation.. © Norton Simon Museum. PASADENA, CA.- The Norton Simon Museum presents its first large-scale exhibition of Himalayan Buddhist art. In the Land of Snow: Buddhist Art of the Himalayas brings together exceptional Buddhist sculpture and thangka paintings from India, Nepal and Tibet. Comprising nearly 40 works of art, mostly from the Museum’s... [Lire la suite]

19 mars 2014

Very Rare Pair of Sapphire and Diamond Pendent Earrings

Very Rare Pair of Sapphire and Diamond Pendent Earrings. Photo Sotheby's Each suspending a cushion-shaped sapphire weighing 9.46 and 8.55 carats respectively, surrounded by brilliant-cut diamonds, to a surmount set with marquise-shaped and brilliant-cut diamonds, the diamonds altogether weighing approximately 14.50 carats, mounted in 18 karat white gold. Estimation 8,000,000 — 11,000,000 HKD Accompanied by AGL, Gübelin and SSEF reports numbered CS 58714 A and B, 13111063, 13111064 and 72490, dated 14 January 2014, 4 December 2013... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2014

Two great Persian illustrated manuscripts for sale at Bonhams in London

The Book of Kings, is estimated at £40,000 to £60,000. Photo: Bonhams LONDON - Bonhams sale of Indian and Islamic art on April 8th in London features two rare and beautiful illustrated manuscripts covering many aspects of courtly life and epic deeds – one with 110 exquisite images and one with 65. The first, The Book of Kings, is estimated at £40,000 to £60,000, and the second, The Book of Akbar, is estimated to sell for £30,000 to £50,000. The Book of Kings, the great Persian epic poem by Firdausi, originally composed in the... [Lire la suite]
30 novembre 2013

A sapphire and diamond ring. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013.

A sapphire and diamond ring. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013.  Of bombé design, set with a cushion-cut sapphire, weighing approximately 14.54 carats, within an old European and old mine-cut diamond surround, mounted in platinum. Estimate: $725,000 – $925,000 With report CS 42693 dated 30 July 2010 from the American Gemological Laboratories stating that it is the opinion of the Laboratory that the origin of this sapphire would be classified as Kashmir. Heat enhancement: None.  With report 12055254 dated 11 May... [Lire la suite]
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04 novembre 2013

Head of Vaikuntha Vishnu, Kashmir, 8th-early 9th century

Head of Vaikuntha Vishnu, Kashmir, 8th-early 9th century. Grey-black chlorite. Dimensions: (height) 28.5 x 33cm (11 1/4 x 13 in.). Photo courtesy John Eskenazi Ltd ASIAN ART IN LONDON. 31st October - 9th November 2013. John Eskenazi Ltd. John Eskenazi. Phone +44 (0)20 7409 3001 - Fax +44 (0)20 7629 2146 - Email john.eskenazi@john-eskenazi.com - Website www.john-eskenazi.com
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29 avril 2013

Important sapphire ring

Important sapphire ring - Sotheby's The cushion-shaped sapphire weighing 11.71 carats, size 58. Estimate:  940,000 – 1,500,000 CHF Accompanied by SSEF report no. 66372 and Gübelin report no. 12100117, each stating that the sapphire is of Kashmir origin, with no indications of heating. NOTE: ‘The natural sapphire described in the Gemstone report 66372 from the Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF possesses extraordinary characteristics and merits special mention and appreciation. The described gemstone of... [Lire la suite]
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24 février 2013

Christie's New York presents the Sale of Indian and Southeast Asian Art in March

NEW YORK, NY.- On March 19, Christie’s saleroom will be devoted to the classical works of Indian and Southeast Asian Art. Christie’s will offer an extensive selection of over 200 lots of sculpture, paintings, ritual objects, and works of art from India, Tibet, Nepal and Southeast Asia. Highlights include a Tibetan gilt bronze figure of a bodhisattva (pictured above), a Gandharan bronze figure of Buddha from the 6th/7th century, and a South Indian Chola bronze figure of Vinadhara Dakshinamurti.  The Tibetan gilt bronze figure... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2012

Sapphire and diamond ring, circa 1920

Sapphire and diamond ring, circa 1920.  Photo Sotheby's Composed of a cushion-shaped sapphire weighing 3.13 carats and a Old European-cut diamond weighing 1.89 carats, to a mount embellished by circular-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum. Estimate 950,000-1,200,000 HKD NOTE: Ring size: 7Accompanied by AGL report numbered CS 46922, dated 9 January 2012, stating that the 3.13 carat sapphire is natural, of Kashmir origin, with no gemological evidence of heat; also accompanied by GIA report... [Lire la suite]
02 octobre 2009

Himalayan Art Attract Buyers in New York, Selection of Works to be Shown in Hong Kong‏

Vasudeva, India, Kashmir, 9th century. Brass with silver inlay. Height: 11⅜ in (29 cm) Visitors to Carlton Rochell’s gallery in the Fuller Building, New York, were fascinated by the exhibition of twenty-five works from Tibet, Nepal and India from a European private collection shown jointly with London dealer Rossi & Rossi from 11 to 25 September.  Six of these sold to American and European collectors, at prices ranging from $100,000 to $300,000.  One of the most important pieces to find a buyer was a... [Lire la suite]
12 décembre 2008

A 4.86 carats Cushion-shaped Sapphire pendant

A 4.86 carats Cushion-shaped Sapphire pendant The cushion-shaped sapphire weighing 4.86 carats to the plain mount and trace-link chain, illustrated unmounted. Accompanied by report No. 52112 dated 27 August 2008 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the sapphire is of Kashmir origin, with no indications of heating. Estimate £17,000 - £25,000 ($25,160 - $37,000) - Price Realized £46,850 ($69,479)Accompanied by report No. 1/16019 dated 30 October 2008 from the AnchorCert Laboratory stating that the sapphire is... [Lire la suite]
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