27 mars 2017

Pair of Boulle encoignures "Aux Espagnolettes", Louis XV, by J. BAUMHAUER, Paris, ca. 1755

Lot 1070. Pair of Boulle encoignures "Aux Espagnolettes", Louis XV, by J. BAUMHAUER (Joseph Baumhauer, "ébéniste du Roi" ca. 1749), Paris, ca. 1755. Estimate CHF 150 000 / 200 000 (€ 138 890 / 231 480). Photo: Koller. Brown tortoiseshell, exquisitely inlaid with brass mounts "en première-partie"; blossoms, leaves, scrolls, cartouches and decorative frieze. Front with central door and 2 drawers. Exquisite matte and polished gilt bronze mounts and applications. The busts and the central cartouche... [Lire la suite]

27 mars 2017

Desk with lacquer pannels, Louis XV, signed J.F. DUBUT (Jean François Dubut, died 1778), guild stamp, Paris ca. 1755/60

Lot 1093. Desk with lacquer pannels, Louis XV, signed J.F. DUBUT (Jean François Dubut, died 1778), guild stamp, Paris, ca. 1755-60. Estimate CHF 100 000 / 180 000 (€ 92 590 / 166 670). Photo: Koller. Purpleheart in veneer, and inlaid with reserves and decorated with panels lacquered in the"goût chinois"; idealized park landscape on a black ground, depicting human figures as hunters and exotic animals. Top lined with green, used leather, edged in brass. 6 curved legs. Front with central drawer, the... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2017

Art Deco Coloured Stone, Diamond and Enamel 'Bird' Brooch, Lacloche Frères, Paris, circa 1930

Lot 1730. Art Deco Coloured Stone, Diamond and Enamel 'Bird' Brooch, Lacloche Frères, Paris, circa 1930. Estimate 600,000 — 750,000 HKD (67,756 - 84,695 EUR). Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. The openwork circular plaque depicting a calibré-cut ruby, sapphire, emerald and onyx bird amidst similarly-set floral blossoms, enhanced by black enamel branches and diamond collet details, to the old-cut diamond border together weighing approximately 3.00 carats, mounted in platinum, circa 1930, signed... [Lire la suite]
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23 mars 2017

Platinum and Diamond Brooch, Lacloche, Paris, circa 1915

Lot 453. Platinum and Diamond Brooch, Lacloche, Paris, circa 1915. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 22,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. The oval-shaped plaque depicting two roses, set with old European, single and rose-cut diamonds weighing approximately 7.50 carats, signed Lacloche Paris, numbered 70885, with French assay and workshop marks; circa 1915.   Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels Including Property From the Collection of Marjorie S. Fisher, Palm Beach, New York,  8 déc. 2016
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20 mars 2017

1920s Lacloche Frères Paris Amber Enamel Diamond Gold Lady's Compact

1920s Lacloche Frères Paris Amber Enamel Diamond Gold Lady's Compact © Trafalgar Jewellers The 18 carat yellow gold rectangular case decorated to the front and back with a red and black enamel chinoiserie scene, framing a central amber panel accented with a shou character set with rose-cut diamonds. Framed with rose-cut diamond borders and seed pearl thumbpiece. Opens to reveal a vanity mirror, two powder compartments with 18-cart gold lids and a spring mounted 18 carat yellow gold lipstick dispenser. French assay and... [Lire la suite]
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20 mars 2017

Lacloche Frères, Pin, Paris, about 1927-1930

Lacloche Frères, Pin, Paris, about 1927-1930. White gold, platinum, emeralds, brilliant-cut diamonds and stained chalcedony. Bequeathed by Miss J.H.G. Gollan, M.25-1976 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2017.  This brooch is in the shape of a stylised cypress tree. It shows many of the characteristics of Art Deco jewellery, which was fashionable between the First and Second World Wars. The diamonds are set against stained chalcedony to form areas of contrasting pattern and reflection. Black onyx was often used in Art... [Lire la suite]
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20 mars 2017

Lacloche Frères, Vanity case, Paris, ca. 1926

Lacloche Frères, Vanity case, Paris, ca. 1926. Gold, with black-stained jadeite and black-backed chalcedony; the lid set with rose- and brilliant-cut diamonds, lapis lazuli, turquoise, malachite, rhodonite, mother-of-pearl and pearl. Bequeathed by Miss J.H.G. Gollan, M.24-1976 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2017. Jewelled vanity cases were popular accessories during the 1920s, an indication of the wider acceptability of women wearing make-up in the years after the First World War (and of their even applying it in... [Lire la suite]
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04 mars 2017

« Calme et Exaltation. Van Gogh dans la Collection Bührle » jusqu'au 17 septembre 2017 à la Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles

Vincent van Gogh, Branches de marronniers en fleurs, 1890. Huile sur toile, 73 x 92 cm, F 820. Collection Fondation E. G. Bührle. ARLES - L’exposition « Calme et Exaltation. Van Gogh dans la Collection Bührle » présente huit tableaux de Vincent van Gogh. Cette sélection met en lumière, non seulement les différentes étapes dans la carrière de l’artiste néerlandais, mais également la vision d’un collectionneur, l’industriel suisse Emil Bührle (1890-1956), pour lequel représenter la progression stylistique d’un artiste à travers une... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2017

Wartski at TEFAF Maastrich 2017

René Lalique (Ay 1860-1945 Paris), Necklace, Paris, circa 1899-1900 © Wartski Gold, enamel, pearls and glass. Height of pendant 8.8 cm. Signed 'Lalique' An unusually long necklace suspended with a pendant featuring a portrait of Lalique’s muse Augustine-Alice Ledru (circa 1870-1909), who would become his wife. The enamelled profile of Augustine-Alice Ledru is framed by gold stems bearing carved glass pine cones and needles which form the border of the jewel and suspend three baroque pearls, while the reverse is engraved... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2017

First exhibition dedicated to the work of Pablo Picasso and Alberto Giacometti opens in Doha

Pablo Picasso, Autoportrait, 1901. Huile sur toile 81 x 60 cm | © Picasso Estate DOHA.- Qatar Museums in collaboration with the Musée National Picasso and the Fondation Giacometti, present the first exhibition dedicated to the work of two of the most important artists of the twentieth century, Pablo Picasso and Alberto Giacometti, at the Fire Station Artist in Residence in Doha, Qatar. The exhibition, which is the first to show these artists in the Middle East, runs from 22 February – 21 May 2017. This major... [Lire la suite]