17 avril 2016

The Orloff Service of Catherine the Great: A set of twelve Louis XV silver-gilt plates, Jacques-Nicolas Roettiers, Paris, 1770

Lot 167. The Orloff Service of Catherine the Great: A set of twelve Louis XV silver-gilt plates, Jacques-Nicolas Roettiers, Paris, 1770. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Lot sold 90,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's the rims applied with running laurel with acanthus at intervals, the borders chased with the Russian Imperial Arms below a band of Vitruvian scrolls on matted ground, marked on backs and pricked and stamped with numbers: 8, 25, 33, 46, 68, 70, 73, 83, 84, 98, 103, and 123; diameter 9 3/4... [Lire la suite]

29 mars 2016

Important Pair of Natural Pearl and Diamond Pendent Earclips, Cartier, Paris, 1949

Lot 1732, Important Pair of Natural Pearl and Diamond Pendent Earclips, Cartier, Paris, 1949. Estimate 6,300,000 — 7,000,000 HKD (728,306 - 809,229 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. Each suspending a drop-shaped white or grey natural pearl measuring approximately 14.65 - 15.65 x 16.50mm and 13.05 - 15.50 x 17.80mm, to the fan-shaped surmount set with circular-cut and baguette diamonds together weighing approximately 5.00 carats, mounted in platinum and 18 karat white... [Lire la suite]
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17 mars 2016

Patrick Derom Gallery at TEFAF Maastricht 2016

Nicolas De Stael (1914-1955), Personnages au bord de la mer (Figures by the Seaside), Paris, 1952. Oil on canvas, 66 x 81 cm. Signature lower left. Patrick Derom Gallery © TEFAF Maastricht, 2016 Provenance: Jacques Dubourg, Paris; Galerie Nathan, Zürich; Galerie de l’Elysée, Paris; Private collection, Belgium Literature: J. Dubourg, Nicolas de Staël. Catalogue raisonné des peintures, Paris, 1968, cat. 513, p. 224 (ill.); J. Dubourg & F. de Stael, Nicolas de Staël.... [Lire la suite]
11 mars 2016

Hancocks at TEFAF Maastricht 2016

Pierre Sterlé (1905–1978), Necklace, Paris, 1950s. Hancocks © TEFAF Maastricht, 2016 Diamonds in platinum. Length 45 cm.  The highly articulated necklace designed as a graduated double row ribbon twist encircling the neck with contrasting strands of sparkling round brilliant and icy baguette cut diamonds all set in platinum, it evokes suppleness and movement in its every curve and cleverly separates into two bracelets of different widths as well as a bandeau or tiara making it a wonderfully versatile piece... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2016

"Picasso - Sculptures" au Musée national Picasso-Paris du 8 mars au 28 août 2016

Picasso - Sculptures : Affiche. PARIS - L’exposition prendra la suite de la rétrospective « Picasso Sculpture » présentée au Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) de New York en collaboration avec le Musée national Picasso-Paris depuis l’automne 2015 jusque février 2016. L’ambition de l’exposition est de révéler au public un aspect peu étudié de la sculpture de Picasso : sa dimension multiple à travers la question des séries et variations, fontes, tirages et agrandissements réalisés à partir d’une sélection d’originaux sculptés. ... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2016

Monster-fish Pendant, Spain or Paris, France, 19th century

Monster-fish Pendant. Enamelled gold jewel set with emeralds, rubies, garnets, amethysts and pearls. Spain or Paris, France, 19th century. H. 8.7cm. British Museum WB. 158. Bequeathed by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild. © The Trustees of the British Museum. The scaly body and tail of this massive fish are executed in white enamel with the pattern of the scales reserved in the gold. The tail narrows, curling in a loop and terminating in a double fin
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22 février 2016

S.J. Phillips Ltd at TEFAF Maastricht 2016

Van Cleef & Arpels. Art Deco 'Heurtoir' brooch, Paris, 1929. Emeralds, diamonds and platinum, 8.3 x 6.3 cm. Signed 'VAN CLEEF ARPELS PARIS 30334' © S.J. Phillips Ltd With original case and accompanied by a copy of a Van Cleef & Arpels Certificate of Authenticity, copies of the original design sketch and listing of the stone weights  Cartier. Gold, diamond and sapphire love-birds brooch, c.1960. Gold, diamonds and sapphires, 38mm long © S.J. Phillips Ltd ... [Lire la suite]
04 février 2016

Exhibition of photographs by Peter Lindbergh opens at Gagosian Gallery Athens

Peter Lindbergh, NADJA AUERMANN, MOJAVE DESERT, CALIFORNIA USA, 1996, 2015. Gelatin Silver Print Illford multigrade, 23 5/8 × 19 11/16 inches unframed (60 × 50 cm). Edition of 25 © Peter Lindbergh ATHENS.- Gagosian Athens presents photographs by Peter Lindbergh. Lindbergh’s now-iconic photographs of women derive inspiration from early narrative cinema and street photography, in their fleeting observations and compositional elegance. His Eastern European heritage can be traced in the stark and... [Lire la suite]
02 février 2016

Tasse et sa soucoupe en agate orientale montée en or, Paris, 1732-1738

Tasse et sa soucoupe en agate orientale montée en or, Paris, 1732-1738. Tasse : H. 4 cm ; D. 7 cm; Soucoupe : H. 5 cm ; D. 11,5 cm. Courtesy Galerie Kugel   Provenance : Vente Lebrun, Paris, 11 avril 1791, lot 615. Poinçons : Sur le bord de la soucoupe et de la tasse ainsi que le pied de la tasse Décharge: une tête de chien, pour les menus ouvrages, Paris 1732-1738 La tasse et sa soucoupe circulaires sont en agate présentent une très fine épaisseur qui les rend translucides. Elles... [Lire la suite]
28 janvier 2016

Van Cleef & Arpels at TEFAF 2016

Van Cleef & Arpels. Iolanta ballerina clip, Paris, 2015. Van Cleef & Arpels at TEFAF 2016 © TEFAF Maastricht, 2015 Represented by a rose-cut diamond the ballerina’s face is enhanced by a hair ornament set with a ruby, diamonds and pink sapphires. Round and pear-shaped rubies along with a mauve and pink sapphire gradation adorn the pink gold tutu. Van Cleef & Arpels. Necklace, New York, 1970. Van Cleef & Arpels at TEFAF 2016 © TEFAF Maastricht, 2015 A set of 6 cabochon-cut... [Lire la suite]