26 avril 2009

Pair of emerald and pink sapphire earclips, Michele della Valle

Pair of emerald and pink sapphire earclips, Michele della Valle The 2 oval cabochon emeralds weighing approximately 88.00 carats, framed by numerous pavé-set round pink sapphires weighing approximately 11.30 carats, mounted in 18 karat pink gold, with retractable posts, maker's mark, numbered 10819. Est. 15,000—20,000 USD. Lot sold 30,000 USD Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. 23 Apr 09. New York www.sothebys.com Photo courtesy Sotheby's
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26 avril 2009

Emerald and pink sapphire ring, Michele della Valle

Emerald and pink sapphire ring, Michele della Valle Set with an oval cabochon emerald weighing approximately 44.65 carats, framed by numerous pavé-set round pink sapphires weighing approximately 18.30 carats, mounted in 18 karat pink gold, size 6½, maker's mark, numbered 10837. Est. 10,000—15,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. 23 Apr 09. New York www.sothebys.com Photo courtesy Sotheby's
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26 avril 2009

Follower of Giovanni Antonio Canal, il Canaletto, The Feast day of the Ascension, Venice: The Bacino di San Marco, looking west,

Follower of Giovanni Antonio Canal, il Canaletto, The Feast day of the Ascension, Venice: The Bacino di San Marco, looking west, with the Zecca, the Libreria, the Ducal Palace and the Bucintoro moored at the Riva degli Schiavoni, Santa Maria della Salute and the entrance to the Grand Canal beyond oil on canvas. 37 x 59¾ in. (94 x 151.8 cm.). Est. £50,000 - £70,000 - Lot sold £115,250 Provenance: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Butler by 1938, and by descent to the present owners. Christie's. Old Master Pictures. 24 April 2009.... [Lire la suite]
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26 avril 2009

Fancy intense yellow diamond ring

Fancy intense yellow diamond ring The cut-cornered rectangular modified brilliant-cut diamond of fancy intense yellow color weighing 12.17 carats, flanked by 2 triangular-shaped diamonds weighing approximately 1.55 carats, mounted in 18 karat gold and platinum, size 6½. Est. 120,000—160,000 USD. Lot sold  158,500 USD NOTE: Accompanied by GIA report no. 1102467626 stating that the diamond is Fancy Intense Yellow, Natural Color, VVS2 clarity. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. 23 Apr 09. New York www.sothebys.com Photo... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2009

Orazio Samacchini (Bologna 1532-1577), The Baptism of Christ

Orazio Samacchini (Bologna 1532-1577), The Baptism of Christ with the coat-of-arms of Johann Caspar and Jacob Franz Brücker (centre left); oil on canvas; 59 1/8 x 47 7/8 in. (150.3 x 121.7 cm.). Est. £70,000 - £100,000 - Lot sold £169,250 Provenance: Johann Caspar Brücker, Altdorf, by whom given c. 1690, as the dowry of his daughter, the Capuchine Abbess of Altdorf, toThe Capuchine Cloister, Altdorf, until c. 1900, when purchased by a priest, by whom bequeathed toIngenbohl Convent, Canton Schwyz, until at least 1959.The... [Lire la suite]
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26 avril 2009

Paravent trois feuilles laqué et doré, Vietnam, vers 1930.

Paravent trois feuilles laqué et doré, Indochine, Vietnam, vers 1930. h. 100 x l. 231 cm. Bruno HIRET et François NUGUES Hôtel des Ventes de Laval. Samedi 16 mai à 14h30. Email : hiret-nugues@interencheres.com
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26 avril 2009

'April in Paris' Photographs Sale @ Artnet

Brassai, A Portfolio of Ten gelatin silver prints mounted on board, and printed in 1973. NEW YORK, NY.- artnet Online Auctions is featuring April in Paris, a special sale of 100 photographs by 50 renowned artists including Brassaï, Robert Doisneau, André Kertész and Willy Ronis through April 30. Modern Masters Leading the sale is a collection of photographs by modern masters including Eugène Atget, Brassaï, André Kertész, Germaine Krull, and Man Ray. Among the highlights is a complete portfolio of 10 classic images of... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2009

Two Works Newly Attributed to Leonardo da Vinci to be Unveiled at High Museum in October

Leonardo da Vinci, "Beheading of St. John the Baptist", 1477-1483, 12 3/8 X 16 1/2 in. Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence ATLANTA, GA.- The High will unveil two works newly attributed to Leonardo da Vinci with the opening of “Leonardo da Vinci: Hand of the Genius” in October 2009. The recent cleaning of Andrea del Verrocchio’s “Beheading of the Baptist” (1477–1483) relief for the Silver Altar of the Florentine Baptistery has enabled a detailed examination of its individual components, revealing that two of the... [Lire la suite]
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26 avril 2009

Reliure sur maroquin mosaïqué. Dos lisse à 6 nerfs ornés de fers dorés, cartouche octogonal en maroquin vert

Reliure sur maroquin mosaïqué. Dos lisse à 6 nerfs ornés de fers dorés, cartouche octogonal en maroquin vert avec la mention « RIEN ». Les plats ornés d’incrustations de mica, métal doré, étain découpé et collé.  Décor compartimenté de fleurs de lys, rinceaux feuillagés, fleurettes et arabesques.  Le plat supérieur comporte au centre un médaillon en tissu, de forme ovale,  représentant une conversation galante. Le plat inférieur reprend les mêmes motifs  avec un petit personnage se promenant.  Dans le... [Lire la suite]
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26 avril 2009

Diane Arbus @ National Museum Cardiff

Diane Arbus, Identical Twins, Roselle , N.J. 1967 1967. Copyright © 1971 The Estate of Diane Arbus, LLC. CARDIFF.- One of National Museum Cardiff's main art exhibitions in 2009 will reveal the work of legendary New York photographer Diane Arbus (1923 -1971), who transformed the art of photography. Diane Arbus, which comprises 69 black and white photographs including the rare and important portfolio of ten vintage prints: Box of Ten, 1971, is one of the best collections of Arbus's work in existence and will be on display at the... [Lire la suite]
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