14 mai 2009

An important cushion-shaped sapphire and diamond ring pendant, by Repossi

An important cushion-shaped  sapphire and diamond ring pendant, by Repossi  The cushion-shaped sapphire weighing 33.23 carats set within a brilliant-cut diamond double surround, to the diamond-set hoop (detachable to be worn as a pendant), mounted in 18k white gold and platinum, ring size 5.0, in a Repossi grey case. Pendant signed Repossi. Estimate CHF250,000 - CHF310,000 ($226,319 - $280,635)  - Price Realized CHF483,000  ($437,248) Accompanied by report no. 53455 dated 20 March 2009 from the SSEF... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2009

A large famille rose 'peach' dish, 19th century

A large famille rose 'peach' dish, 19th century Decorated with fruiting and flowering peach branches principally rendered in shades of pink, green and brown enamels, with two confronted bats in flight above and lingzhi fungus emerging from behind a branch, the reverse with further peach and peony blossoms.46.8cm (18½in) diam. Sold for £9,000 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 14 May 2009. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com 
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14 mai 2009

Andy Warhol, Skull

Andy Warhol, Skull unique screenprint on torn graphics paper. 20 by 27 in. 50.8 by 68.6 cm. Executed circa 1976, this work is stamped by the Estate of Andy Warhol and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. and numbered UP 65.04 on the reverse. Est. 25,000—35,000 USD. Lot Sold 31,250 USD PROVENANCE: Estate of Andy WarholThe Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., New YorkAcquired by the present owner from the above in 2002 Sotheby's. Contemporary Art Day Sale. 13 May 09. New York www.sothebys.com... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2009

Pair of square-shaped fancy yellow diamond ear pendants

Pair of square-shaped fancy yellow diamond ear pendants Each set with a square-shaped fancy yellow diamond weighing 18.75 and 18.47 carats, to the micro pavé-set diamond gallery and articulated line surmount, mounted in platinum and 18k gold, 5.6 cm long. Estimate CHF500,000 - CHF600,000 ($452,638 - $543,165) - Price Realized CHF495,000 ($448,112) Accompanied by report no. 2105485403 dated 22 December 2008 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond weighing 18.75 carats is Fancy Yellow colour, VS1... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2009

Imperial Ming Jar Takes the £1.1m Biscuit at Bonhams Chinese Art Sale

A rare enamelled and blue and white 'fish' jar, guan. Jiajing six-character mark and of the period A splendid Ming dynasty jar, a rare survivor from a vanished era of Imperial Chinese prestige, sold on 4.5.09 for £1,117,600 in a packed sale at Bonhams New Bond Street.Created in the reign of the Emperor Jiajing (AD1522-66), and estimated to sell for up to £250,000, the elegant understated blue and white jar with highlighted goldfish, came from the collection of the Palmer family, of Huntley and Palmer fame. This sale was... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2009

An impressive rectangular-cut diamond ring

An impressive rectangular-cut diamond ring The rectangular-cut diamond weighing 26.59 carats to the shield-shaped diamond shoulders and plain hoop, mounted in platinum, ring size 5¾. Estimate CHF450,000 - CHF550,000 ($407,374 - $497,902) -  Price Realized CHF555,000 ($502,428) Christi'es. jewels : The Geneva Sale. 13 May 2009. Geneva www.christies.com
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14 mai 2009

New World Auction Records set for Hockney, Oldenburg, Wheeler, and Smith at Christie's

David Hockney (b. 1937), Beverly Hills Housewife, diptych--acrylic on canvas overall: 72 x 144 in. (183 x 366 cm.). Price realised : $7,922,500. New world auction record for the artist. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2009. NEW YORK, NY.- In a packed salesroom, bidders drove Christie's Post War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale total to $93,734,500, led by strong results for the Betty Freeman Collection and five new world auction records for artists David Hockney, Claes Oldenburg, Douglas Wheeler, Tony Smith, and Kerry... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2009

A marquise-cut diamond ring

A marquise-cut diamond ring Set with a marquise-cut diamond weighing 9.91 carats to the tapered baguette-cut diamond shoulders and plain hoop, mounted in 18k white gold, ring size 5¾. Estimate CHF310,000 - CHF440,000 ($280,635 - $398,321 - Price Realized CHF627,000 ($567,608)Accompanied by report no. 12214799 dated 15 August 2002 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is D colour, VS2 clarity Christi'es. jewels : The Geneva Sale. 13 May 2009. Geneva www.christies.com
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14 mai 2009

A fine pear-shaped diamond ring

A fine pear-shaped diamond ring Set with a pear-shaped diamond weighing 7.54 carats, to the micro pavé-set diamond bifurcated hoop, mounted in 18k white gold, ring size 6.0. Estimate CHF560,000 - CHF660,000 ($506,954 - $597,482 - Price Realized  CHF627,000 ($567,608 Accompanied by report no. 16784719 dated 10 January 2008 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is D colour, Internally Flawless clarityWith a note stating that the diamond is classified as a Type IIa diamond Christi'es.... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2009

Earliest Known Michelangelo Painting Acquired by the Kimbell Art Museum

Michelangelo, The Torment of Saint Anthony, c. 1487–88. Oil and tempera on panel, 18 1/2 x 13 1/4 in. Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth. FORT WORTH, TX.- Michelangelo’s painting of The Torment of Saint Anthony, described by his earliest biographers, has been acquired by the Kimbell Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas. Its purchase was announced today by the Kimbell’s newly appointed director, Dr. Eric McCauley Lee. Executed in oil and tempera on a wooden panel, this work is the first painting by Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564) to... [Lire la suite]
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