27 avril 2019

Formerly the Property of General Nawab Sir Sadiq Muhammad Khan V Abbasi (1904-1966)

General Nawab Sir Sadiq Muhammad Khan V Abbasi of Bahawalpur State (1904-1966). © Private Collection These two lots offered for sale were purchased in London by Sir Sadiq Muhammad Khan Abbasi (1904-1966). Sir Sadiq was the Nawab of Bahawalpur, which was a princely state of British India and later Pakistan before it became part of Pakistan’s Punjab province. As Nawab of Bahawalpur State, Sir Sadiq was a widely popular and generous ruler. He invested heavily in both agriculture and education within... [Lire la suite]

17 avril 2018

Gold, Citrine and Diamond Brooch-Necklace Combination, Cartier, circa 1945

Lot 379. Gold, Citrine and Diamond Brooch-Necklace Combination, Cartier, circa 1945. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. The pendant-brooch set with an emerald-cut citrine within a surround of oval-shaped citrines, old European and single-cut diamonds, suspending a detachable gold ropetwist fringe terminating on four pear-shaped citrines, accented by old-European cut diamonds, necklace length 15 inches, the pendant and fringe both detachable, signed... [Lire la suite]
14 juin 2016

Christie's announces highlights from 250th anniversary sale "Defining British Art"

Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A. (1723-1792), Portrait of Lucy Long, Mrs George Hardinge (d. 1820), daughter and heiress of Richard Long of Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, in a white dress with a sheer brown scarf and a ribbon and pearls in her hair, with her spaniel, in a landscape, 1778. Oil on canvas. 50 1/8 x 40 1/4 in. (127.3 x 102.1 cm.). Estimate: £2,000,000-3,000,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. LONDON.- Infatuation with arresting beauty has always compelled artists to produce masterpieces and four superb works are... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2015

Churchill's 'Victory Watch' sells for £485,000 - eight times the pre-sale low estimate

Sir Winston Churchill’s unique and historically important yellow gold World time Victory watch, Agassiz and Louis Cottier, circa 1945. Estimate: £60,000 – 100,000. Sold for: £485,000. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- Today at Sotheby’s London, a unique Victory Watch commissioned for the great Sir Winston Churchill sold for £485,000, 8x the low estimate. It is one of four individual watches created for the Allied Leaders after the Second World War - the others presented to Charles de Gaulle, Joseph Stalin, and Harry... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2015

A Fine Diamond Bracelet, by Van Cleef and Arpels, circa 1945

A Fine Diamond Bracelet, by Van Cleef and Arpels, circa 1945. Estimate HK$ 1.4 million - 1.8 million (€170,000 - 210,000). Photo: Bonhams. The articulated bracelet set with five step-cut diamonds graduating towards the centre, to baguette and brilliant-cut diamond borders, between bows of similarly-cut diamond, all on a polished openwork strap highlighted by old brilliant-cut diamonds, diamonds approximately 25.00 carats total, signed Van Cleef and Arpels, numbered, length 17.6cm, cased Bonhams. FINE... [Lire la suite]
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27 mars 2015

École des Beaux-Arts de Hanoi (20th Century), Paysage de campagne du Nord Vietnam sous la brume (Hazy landscape of North Vietnam

École des Beaux-Arts de Hanoi (20th Century), Paysage de campagne du Nord Vietnam sous la brume (Hazy landscape of North Vietnam country scene). Lacquer on wood, in 6 parts (hexaptych). Each: 94 by 26.5 cm.; 37 by 10 1/4 in. (6). Overall: 94 by 159 cm.; 37 by 62 1/2 in. Executed CIRCA 1945. Estimate 150,000 —250,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. Sotheby’s. MODERN & CONTEMPORARY SOUTHEAST ASIAN ART, 05 AVRIL 2015 | 10:00 AM HKT – HONG KONG

14 mars 2015

'Bent, Cast, and Forged: The Jewelry of Harry Bertoia' on view at the Cranbrook Art Museum

Ornamental Centipede. Harry Bertoia, Circa 1942, Hammered brass. Gift of George Gough Booth and Ellen Scripps Booth through The Cranbrook Foundation. CAM 1943.12. Photo by R. H. Hensleigh and Tim Thayer. BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH.- Cranbrook Art Museum announces that the exhibition Bent, Cast, and Forged: The Jewelry of Harry Bertoia will open on March 14, 2015. This is the first Museum exhibition devoted exclusively to Harry Bertoia’s designs for jewelry. It will run through November 29, 2015.  Bertoia (b.... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2014

Seaman Schepps: Mousetrape Bracelet, Bamboo Section Cluster Bracelet and Branch Bracelet

One of Seaman Schepps original Mousetrape Bracelets in ruby and diamond, circa 1935 and a photo of Blanche Knopf wearing a stack of three Mousetrap Bracelets. Seaman Schepps Bamboo Section Cluster Bracelet in mixed tourmaline, amethyst, emerald, aquamarine, diamond, gold (Formerly the property of Mrs. Axel Wenner-Gren), circa 1945. Seaman Schepps Branch Bracelet made of coral, emerald, diamond and gold, circa 1950. 
11 novembre 2013

Lapis lazuli and jade box, Cartier, circa 1945

Lapis lazuli and jade box, Cartier, circa 1945. Photo courtesy Sotheby's The rectangular box covered in mosaic lapis lazuli, topped by a removable lid capped with a carved jade rondelle surmounted by a piece of facetted lapis,measuring approximately 110 x 86 x 70mm, indistinctFrench assay mark, fitted and numbered case by Cartier, gross weight approximately 750 grams. Estimate   7,500 — 13,000 CHF Provenance: Jewels from the Collection of Odile de Richelieu, Countess Gabriel de La Rochefoucauld,... [Lire la suite]
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02 septembre 2013

"Scales" bracelet, René Boivin, Circa 1945

"Scales" bracelet, René Boivin, Circa 1945. Photo courtesy Peter Edwards Jewels 18ct gold, the links inset with brilliant cut diamonds and having a central marquise cut of est. weight 1.00carat. Rene Boivin. French assay marks and indistinct workshop mark. Price on Application. http://www.peteredwardsjewels.com  With certificate of authenticity from Madame Cailles.
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