15 juillet 2009

Two blue and white porcelains, Transitional Period @ Bonhams San Francisco

A pair of blue and white porcelain bottles. Transitional Period Each of square section with a reeded neck, lingzhi scrolls painted around the rounded shoulder and 'Flowers of the Four Seasons' filling the flat walls, the base unglazed. 10in (25cm) high. Estimate: $3,000 - 5,000 A blue and white porcelain bottle vase. Transitional Period Its reeded neck and lobed shoulder painted with flower scrolls and saw-tooth bands, the saw-tooth band repeated around the foot and the lower body featuring eight... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2009

'The Golden Graves of Ancient Vani' @ the J. Paul Getty Museum

Headdress Ornament with Animals and Birds, Colchian, 350–300 B.C. Gold. Greatest extent: H: 6.6 x W: 6.5 x D: 2.7 cm (2 5/8 x 2 9/16 x 1 1/16 in.) Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia, 1-2005/1. Photo: Amiran Kiladze.VEX.2009.4.106 LOS ANGELES, CA.- In a spectacular display of archaeological finds, The Golden Graves of Ancient Vani, on view from July 16–October 5, 2009, at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa, presents more than 140 objects from one of the most celebrated archaeological sites in the Republic of... [Lire la suite]
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15 juillet 2009

Moaroom, suspension Coral par David Trubridge

Fortement inspiré et respectueux de la nature qui l'entoure en Nouvelle-Zélande, David Trubridge est aujourd'hui l'une des figures incontournables du design écologique et du slow design. Le magazine L'Express l'a récemment inclus dans la liste des 15 designers les plus importants du moment.Les luminaires de David Trubridge sont fabriqués en bois issu de plantations gérées durablement et coupé à l'aide de machines utilisant l'énergie hydroélectrique. Livrées en kit, les lampes sont compactées à 2% de leur volume... [Lire la suite]
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15 juillet 2009

Painting Discovered In A Devon Cottage Sells For 1.3 Million Pounds at Bonhams

Giuseppe Zocchi (1711-1767), `View of the Tiber looking towards the Castel Sant'Angelo, with Saint Peter's in the distance’. Sold for: £2,857,400 LONDON.- A painting by Giuseppe Zocchi (1711-1767), estimated to sell for £150,000-250,00 in Bonhams sale of Old Master Paintings on 8th July, made a world record price for the artist at £1.3m. Titled `View of the Tiber looking towards the Castel Sant'Angelo, with Saint Peter's in the distance’, the painting was previously thought to have been painted by Locatelli, until a sketch by... [Lire la suite]
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15 juillet 2009

Raphael’s 'La Donna Velata' in exhibition @ The Milwaukee Art Museum

Raphael. La Donna Velata. c. 1514-1516. Oil on canvas. Palazzo Pitti, Galleria Palatina, Florence, Italy. MILWAUKEE, WI.- The Milwaukee Art Museum will present Raphael’s La Donna Velata in a one-work masterpiece exhibition March 26–June 6, 2010. The oil on canvas painting, completed ca. 1516, will be on loan from the Medici collection of the Palatine Gallery, Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Italy and is the result of more than a year of negotiations. The work will leave the United States indefinitely after the exhibition closes on... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2009

Importants diamants blancs chez Artcurial Monte-Carlo

Importante parure comprenant: Un collier en or gris serti de diamants taillés en coeur, retenant un pendentif de 3 diamants en coeur. Poids brut : 79,80 g - Poids de chaque diamant sur le pendentif, accompagnés de certificats : 5,77 cts - HRD : G, vs2 ; 2,19 cts GIA : G, vs2; 3 x 1 ct - IGI : G, vvs2 /F, si1/G, si1. Poids total des diamants sur le collier : 26.13 cts, accompagnés d'une attestation du laboratoire PROGEMCO: couleurs G/H/I, puretés vs1, vs2, si1 Une bague assortie en or gris sertie d'un... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2009

Part II of the Famed Burton-Ching Collection Realizes Strong Prices at Bonhams & Butterfields in July

Chinese Rosewood Table LOS ANGELES, CA.- In the entire world, there are but a handful of companies that attempt the level of furniture making for which West Coast-based Burton-Ching has developed its sterling reputation. On July 13, 2009, international fine arts auctioneers Bonhams & Butterfields offered part II of the famed Burton-Ching Collection to a highly enthusiastic crowd. The summer auction featured an incredible compilation of highly sought after English and Continental reproduction furnishings true to the designs... [Lire la suite]