14 mai 2009

A very important rectangular-cut fancy intense yellow diamond ring

A very important rectangular-cut fancy intense yellow diamond ring Set with a rectangular-cut fancy intense yellow diamond weighing 57.02 carats, to the micro pavé-set diamond gallery and hoop, ring size 6¾. Estimate CHF1,100,000 - CHF1,300,000 ($995,803 - $1,176,859) - Price Realized CHF1,323,000 ($1,197,680)Accompanied by report no. 17424008 dated 10 June 2008 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is Fancy Intense Yellow colour, VVS2 clarity Christi'es. jewels : The Geneva Sale. 13 May... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2009

A magnificent rectangular-cut diamond ring

A magnificent rectangular-cut diamond ring The rectangular-cut diamond weighing 20.46 carats to the plain platinum hoop, ring size 6¼. Estimate CHF1,250,000 - CHF1,750,000 ($1,131,595 - $1,584,233) - Price Realized CHF2,171,000 ($1,965,354)Accompanied by report no. 2105590828 dated 18 February 2009 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is D colour, VS1 clarityWith a working diagram stating that the diamond is Potentially Internally Flawless with a weight lossWith a note stating that the... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2009

'The Golden Age of Dutch Seascapes' @ The Peabody Essex Museum

The Darsna delle Galere and Castello Nuovo at Naples, 1703, Caspar van Wittel, Oil on panel, 755 x 1410mm, © National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK. SALEM, MA.- The Peabody Essex Museum presents The Golden Age of Dutch Seascapes, 70 works by Dutch masters of maritime art working in the time of Rembrandt and Vermeer. Painted during the peak years of Dutch artistic achievement between 1600 and 1700, these superlative, emotional works are the first in which European artists realistically depicted natural settings, rendering... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2009

A highly important pear-shaped diamond ring, mounted by Cartier

A highly important pear-shaped  diamond ring, mounted by Cartier Set with a pear-shaped diamond weighing 30.70 carats to the plain platinum hoop, ring size 9. Mounted by Cartier, no. T02371. Estimate CHF2,500,000 - CHF3,000,000 - Price Realized CHF2,843,000 ($2,573,699)  Accompanied by report no. 11055019 dated 20 April 2009 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is D colour, VVS1 clarity, Potentially Internally FlawlessAccompanied by report no. 11055019 dated 01 March 2000 from... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2009

A rectangular-cut diamond ring

A rectangular-cut diamond ring The rectangular-cut diamond weighing 30.52 carats to the graduated baguette-cut diamond bifurcated shoulders and hoop, mounted in platinum, ring size 6.0. Estimate on request. Price Realized CHF3,459,000 ($3,131,349) Accompanied by report no. 17487138 dated 11 September 2008 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is D colour, Flawless clarity, Excellent Polish, Excellent Symmetry. With a note stating that the diamond is classified as a Type IIa diamond ... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2009

Sculpture Carved 35,000 Years Ago Might be World's Oldest According to Archaeologists

The sculpture of a woman made of ivory was presented today by German archaeologists in Tuebingen, Germany. The figure, found in 2008 in a cave in Schelklingen, is supposedly the world's oldest reproduction of a human with an estimated age of at least 35,000 years. Photo: EFE/Marijan Murat. TUEBINGEN, GERMANY.- The finding is a sensation, since it offers a new light on the first artistic expressions of primitive man in Europe and probably in the whole world, informed Nicholas Conard, professor of archaeology from the University... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2009

Quote : Auguste Rodin

Francois Flameng, Portrait d'Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), 1881 L'art, c'est la plus sublime mission de l'homme, puisque c'est l'exercice de la pensée qui cherche à comprendre le monde et à le faire comprendre. Auguste Rodin
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14 mai 2009

Lucio Fontana, Concetto Spaziale Attese

Lucio Fontana, Concetto Spaziale Attese signed, titled and inscribed ieri sera era una sera stellata on the reverse, waterpaint on canvas, 13 7/8 by 10 3/4 in. 35.2 by 27.3 cm. Executed in 1965-1966. Est. 100,000—150,000 USD. Lot Sold 266,500 USD PROVENANCE: Private Collection, TurinPrivate CollectionChristies, New York, May 10, 2006, Lot 170Acquired by the present owner from the above sale LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Enrico Crispolti, Lucio Fontana, Catalogo Ragionato di Sculture, Dipinti, Ambientazioni, Vol. II, Milan,... [Lire la suite]
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