07 novembre 2015

Fashion's evolution showcased in exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum

Charles James, "Four-Leaf Clover" dress, 1953. Duchesse satin, lace, and silk shantung. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, 2009; Gift of Josephine Abercrombie,1953, 2009.300.784. Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art. CINCINNATI, OH.- High Style: Twentieth Century Masterworks from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection opens at the Cincinnati Art Museum on Nov. 7. This landmark exhibition of garments and accessories from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2015

Buccellati's Art Inspirations

Buccellati. A necklace inspired by a Pierre Bonnard painting of flowers in a vase. Courtesy of Buccellati   Detail of a painting by Pierre Bonnard. Courtesy of Buccellati Buccellati. Cuff bracelet inspired by waves in Winslow Homer’s painting. Courtesy of Buccellati Detail of a painting by Winslow Homer. Courtesy of Buccellati Buccellati. A ring inspired by a painting by Mikhail Larionov. Courtesy of Buccellati Detail of a painting by Mikhail... [Lire la suite]
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]
20 février 2015

Art Institute of Chicago extends 'Heaven and Earth: Art of the Byzantium from Greek Collections'

Icon of Saint George (detail), mid-14th century. Byzantine. Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens. Image courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago CHICAGO, IL.- The popular exhibition Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections at the Art Institute of Chicago has been extended for three months beyond its original closing date of Feb. 15, 2015. The show, which presents more than 60 superb artworks of the Byzantine era, from the 4th to the 15th centuries, will remain on view through May 10, 2015.  ... [Lire la suite]
04 août 2013

Rare Mesopotamian Necklace with Gold and Carneols, 1000 BC

Rare Mesopotamian Necklace with Gold and Carneols, 1000 BC. Photo courtesy Auctionata 14 carneols and agates, 10 gold pearls, 12 gold spirals, one ceramic pearl with inclusions. Gold hook clasp. Unusual necklace. Length: 43.5 cm. Good state of conservation. Estimation : 1 600 / 2 000 € This beautiful necklace was made in Mesopotamia between 1500 and 1000 BC.It is composed of 14 carneols & agates, 10 gold pearls, 12 gold spirals and a ceramic pearl with inclusions in different colours... [Lire la suite]
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19 février 2013

An important necklace with a ram's head pendant. Greek, 5th cent. B.C.

An important necklace with a ram's head pendant. Greek, 5th cent. B.C. Photo Cahn Auktionen AG L. 17 cm. Gold. The necklace is composed of ribbed beads between which acorn and squash pendants alternate. A ram's head protome forms the central element. The protome and the beads are all made of sheet gold. The seam is visible below the ram's chin. Ribbed horns. The fur on the top of the head and below the chin is rendered by raised dots. A rosette made of beaded wire crowns the top of ram's head. The neck cuff is... [Lire la suite]
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01 octobre 2012

Jadeite 'Laughing Buddha' and diamond pendant necklace

Jadeite 'Laughing Buddha' and diamond pendant necklace - Photo Sotheby's  The translucent jadeite of emerald green colour, carved as a Laughing Buddha, decorated by oval diamonds together weighing approximately 4.20 carats, accompanied by a link chain, mounted in 18 karat white gold, length approximately 440mm. Buddha approximately 30.85 x 35.98 x 7.28mm. Estimation: 4,500,000 - 6,000,000 HKD NOTE DE CATALOGUE: Accompanied by Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory certificate... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2011

A diamond and coloured diamond serpent necklace, by A Codagnato.

A diamond and coloured diamond serpent necklace, by A Codognato. Photo Philips de Pury & Co Designed as a serpent grasping its tail in its jaws, the long body articulated and engraved as snake scales and decorated with a line of collect-set diamonds, the head and tail pavé-set with diamonds and coloured diamonds to pear-shape diamond eyes, length approximately 57 cm, c. 1960s, signed ‘A. Codagnato’. ESTIMATE £55,000-65,000 - Unsold. Philips de Pury & Co. Jewels. 1 june 2011. London www.phillipsdepury.com
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09 juin 2011

An antique diamond necklace.

An antique diamond necklace. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Of kokoschnik design, the graduated old-cut diamond fringe to the collet line, mounted in silver and gold, circa 1890, 35.0cm long;  Estimate £30,000 - £40,000 ($49,050 - $65,400); Price Realized  £205,250 ($335,584) Literature/ Cf. Geoffrey Munn, 'Tiaras: Past and Present', V&A Publications, 2002, p.63, plate 44, for a tiara convertible to a necklace similar to the present lot. Called a 'Russian Fringe', the highly successful design is said to have... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2011

Diamond corsage-tiara-necklace, circa 1880

Diamond corsage-tiara-necklace, circa 1880.  photo Sotheby's Designed as a floral spray composed of three flowers, set with circular-cut and rose diamonds, accompanied by a tiara frame inner circumference 190mm, two necklace fittings, brooch, pendant, pin and hair fittings, fitted case, Fontana Freres, Galerie de Valois, 122, 123, 12, Palais Royal Paris. Estimate 5,200—5,800 GBP. Lot Sold 20,000 GBP Sotheby's. Jewels.17 Mar 11.London www.sothebys.com
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