20 février 2018

A highly unusual and exquisite pair of white and famille-rose lotus-leaf ink palettes, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735

Lot 11. A highly unusual and exquisite pair of white and famille-rose lotus-leaf ink palettes, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735). White palette 9.4 cm., 3 3/4 in. Enamelled palette 10.3 cm., 4 in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot Sold 4,820,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's 2011 each delicately hand-modelled out of thin translucent porcelain in the shape of a curled lotus leaf with a short attached stalk, pierced with worm-eaten holes and with veins finely incised on the inside and raised in... [Lire la suite]

30 août 2017

V&A acquires Queen Victoria's sapphire and diamond coronet - a spectacular love token designed by Prince Albert

Queen Victoria's sapphire and diamond coronet, designed by Prince Albert, made by Joseph Kitching, London, 1840- 1842. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. LONDON.- Today, the Victoria and Albert Museum announced it has acquired one of Queen Victoria’s most important jewels. The stunning sapphire and diamond cornet designed by Prince Albert in 1840, the royal couple’s wedding year, has been generously gifted to the V&A by William Bollinger. In 2019, the bicentenary year of the birth of both Victoria and Albert,... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2017

Platinum, Aquamarine and Diamond Brooch, Cartier, London, circa 1930

Lot 285; Platinum, Aquamarine and Diamond Brooch, Cartier, London, circa 1930. Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000. Sold for $17,500. Photo Doyle Of geometric motif, centering one emerald-cut aquamarine approximately 6.00 cts., flanked by 2 rectangular French-cut aquamarines, flanked by a stylized buckle motif set with 12 rectangular-cut aquamarines and 44 old European-cut diamonds approximately 1.65 cts., signed Cartier, London, no. 85689, circa 1930, approximately 6.8 dwts.  Doyle. Important... [Lire la suite]
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05 février 2017

An Art-Déco Cartier brooch, London, c. 1925-30

Lot 80. An Art-Déco Cartier brooch, London, c. 1925-30. Estimate €1500. Photo Nagel 18ct. white gold. Set with emeralds, sapphires and diamonds. Signed "Cartier London". L. 3,4 cm Provenance: German private property, acquired at Ledebur Antiques, Munich in 1979. Nagel. Sale 744, 22nd February 2017
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04 juillet 2016

S.J. PHILLIPS LTD at Masterpiece London 2016

Antique German rectangular coloured gold box, probably Hanau, c.1760. Price on request. Courtesy S. J. Phillips Ltd Citrine cluster brooch-pendant by Boucheron, Paris, c.1940. Price on request. Courtesy S. J. Phillips Ltd  Antique Royal presentation clock by Atherton, London, c.1770. Banded red and white agate panels mounted in 22ct gold cagework, the sides with gold portraits in silhouette of George III, Queen Charlotte and their son George, Prince of Wales. Price on request.... [Lire la suite]
26 juin 2016

Special collections of fine English ceramics lead Skinner's Auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts

Lot 365. Wedgwood Numbered First Edition Copy of the Portland Vase, England, 18th century. Estimate $40,000-$60,000. Photo Skinner MARLBOROUGH, MASS.- Skinner, Inc. will present a summer auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts in its Marlborough Gallery on Friday, July 15 at 10AM. With over 750 lots on offer, the auction will feature Part II of the Troy Dawson Chappell Collection of 17th and 18th century English Pottery and Part I of the Paul Lauer Collection of Wedgwood, as well as an expansive selection... [Lire la suite]

30 mai 2016

Koopman Rare Art to exhibit at Masterpiece London 2016 – June 30 to July 6, 2016

A George III silver-gilt ‘Royal’ Presentation Tray, London, 1802, Maker’s mark of Joseph Preedy. Length: 66.75cm, 26.2in. Width: 44cm, 17.3in. Weight: 6,540g,210oz 4dwt. Asking price: £350,000. LONDON - Leading London silver dealers, Koopman Rare Art will once again be showing an outstanding selection of silver masterpieces and works of art at Masterpiece London 2016, from Thursday June 30 to Wednesday July 6, 2016. (Stand C29.  Highlights this year on the Koopman Rare Art stand include a stunning... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2016

A brief history of underwear exposed at London's Victoria & Albert Museum

Advertising poster designed by Hans Schleger for the Charnaux Patent Corset Co. Ltd, about 1936. Courtesy of the Hans Schleger Estate. LONDON (AFP).- From rigid corsets to barely-there nylon briefs, a new exhibition at London's Victoria and Albert Museum explores three centuries of underwear in Europe, focusing on Britain's relationship with its most intimate garments. "Fashion and underwear are inextricably linked," Susanna Cordner, research assistant on the "Underwear" exhibition, told AFP. "It's like the... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2016

Sotheby's announces first sale dedicated to European ceramics, silver and objects of vertu in a decade

Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- This spring will see the first sale at Sotheby’s for almost a decade exclusively dedicated to European Ceramics, Silver and Objects of Vertu. Entitled “From Earth to Fire”, the sale, to take place on 10 May, will focus on the creation of pieces born from the earth and transformed through the kiln into exquisite works. Testament to the ever-growing appetite of international collectors for unique pieces encapsulating the finest craftsmanship and materials of their time, the 265 lots in the... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2016

National Gallery of Victoria exhibits collection of eighteenth-century porcelain sculpture

Meissen Porcelain Factory, Meissen (manufacturer); Johann Joachim Kretzschmar (modeller), Augustus the Strong Elector of Saxony and King of Poland (1714-1725), porcelain (hard-paste), 10.9 x 7.3 x 6.3 cm. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Everard Studley Miller Bequest, 1975. D143-1975 MELBOURNE.- The NGV is presenting its renowned collection of eighteenth-century porcelain sculpture in an exhibition, revealing eighteenth-century baroque life and culture – from commoners and... [Lire la suite]