09 novembre 2009

George Platt Lynes, Jonathan Tichenor, Fire Island, 1948

George Platt  Lynes, Jonathan Tichenor, Fire Island, 1948 Gelatin Silver Print. Inscribed in pencil on verso "J.T. by GPL" and "GPL 11341". Collection stamp on verso "Collection of Jon Anderson". Inscribed in pencil on verso "J.T. by GPL" and "GPL 11341". height - 7 in, width - 7 in. Estimate: from $3,000 to $3,500Notes: George Platt Lynes (15 April 1907 – 6 December 1955) was an American fashion and commercial photographer. He developed close friendships within a larger... [Lire la suite]
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09 novembre 2009

Pomellato, Bague Tea roses

Pomellato, Bague Tea roses en or blanc naturel, ornée d'une morganite facettée, de saphirs roses taille rose à base plane et de diamants taille brillant, Pom Pom de Pomellato. www.pomellato.it
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09 novembre 2009

Cecil Beaton, Truman Capote, circa 1950

Cecil  Beaton, Truman Capote, circa 1950 Stamped on verso "Cecil Beaton Photograph". Inscribed in pencil on verso "Truman Capote 102" - height - 10.25 in, width - 9.5 in. Printed on double weight textured paper. In excellent condition. Estimate: from $2,500 to $3,500. Note: Cecil Beaton is well known for his contribution to fashion photography, portraiture, and theatrical design. Beaton attended but did not graduate from St. John’s College, Cambridge, and utilized his university contacts in arranging... [Lire la suite]
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08 novembre 2009

17th century German silver-gilt cups @ Christie's

A German silver-gilt cup formed as a rearing horse. Mark of Erhard Ellers, Torgau, circa 1670 Realistically modelled, with detachable head, the base cast and chased with foliage and rock-work, marked on base and on cover bezel - 8¼ in. (21 cm.) high - 16 oz. (497 gr.) Est. £20,000 - £30,000 ($33,220 - $49,830) Notes: The tradition of offering a guest a "Willkommen Pokale", or welcome cup, of wine was long established in Europe and culminated, in the 16th and 17th centuries, with the production of charming cups in... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2009

Important Ming blue and white porcelains sold @ Sotheby's London

A rare blue and white jar for the Portuguese market. Ming dynasty, circa 1610-30. photo courtesy Sotheby's the straight-sided octagonal body rising from a tall spreading knopped stem to a short flaring neck and everted rim, applied and painted in rich cobalt-blue tones to the shoulder with four cherub heads above a leafy pendent garland, divided by four images related to the Denial of St. Peter, all above lotus-lappet, floret and lotus scroll bands, the neck with a floral band - 13.2cm., 5 1/4 in. Est. 60,000—80,000 GBP. Sold... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2009

'Rubens & Van Dyck' @ Nationalmuseum

Anthonis van Dyck (1599-1641) Självporträtt / Self-portrait. c.1620-21.Olja på duk, 119,7 x 87,9 cm. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Jules Bache Collection, 1949 © The Metropolitan Museum of Art STOCKHOLM.- In a one-off exchange this fall, two of Sweden’s largest and most famous baroque paintings have been taken to Munich to star in a major exhibition of works by Peter Paul Rubens, the 17th-century Flemish master. In return, Nationalmuseum will receive 20 spectacular paintings from Munich next spring. These will go on show... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2009

"Botticelli" @ The Städel Museum

Sandro Botticelli, Idealized Portrait of a Lady (Simonetta Vespucci), 1480. Mixed technique on poplar, 82 × 54 cm. Inv. No. 936. Städel Museum FRANKFURT.- The Städel Museum will show the first monographic exhibition on Sandro Botticelli (1444/45–1510) in the German-speaking world from 13 November 2009 to 28 February 2010. Taking the artist’s monumental Idealized Portrait of a Lady, one of the Städel Museum collection’s highlights, as its starting point, the exhibition presents numerous works from all productive periods of this... [Lire la suite]
07 novembre 2009

Rare cloisonné enamels sold @ Bonhams

A rare cloisonné and champlevé enamel figure of Guanyin, 18th century. © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd The tall and graceful figure dynamically posed slightly turned to the left, with the hands held in front, the left hand held in harina mudra and the right holding onto to the left hand, the gilt face with a serene expression below the high chignon covered with a cowl, the robes falling in folds around the body and swaying in the wind, tied at the waist with a ribbon, enamelled with archistic dragons, the hems variously... [Lire la suite]
07 novembre 2009

Underglaze blue and yellow, blue and green, coral-ground and iron-red porcelains sold @ Sotheby's London

An underglaze blue and yellow enamel dragon dish. Kangxi mark and period. photo courtesy Sotheby's the central medallion painted with a lively five-claw dragon chasing a flaming pearl amongst cloud scrolls and flames, with two further dragons striding around the cavetto, the exterior with two further similarly painted dragons - 32cm., 12 5/8 in. Est. 30,000—50,000 GBP - Sold 68,450 GBP PROVENANCE: Collection of F.C. Harrison, 1907 (according to label). Collection of Dr. Emil Hultmark, Stockholm (c. 1930). Emil... [Lire la suite]
07 novembre 2009

David Webb jewelry sold @ Christie's Amsterdam, 3 november 2009

An emerald and diamond ring, by David Webb. photo Image 2009 Christie's Ltd Set with a large cabochon emerald to baguette diamond set claws and a brilliant-cut diamond set mount. Signed Webb - Est. €3,000 - €5,000 ($4,434 - $7,390) - Sold €8,125 ($12,004) A gold necklace and pendant, by David Webb. photo Image 2009 Christie's Ltd The pendant designed as an agitated Sagittarius threatening to shoot, partly pavé-set with brilliant-cut diamonds, to a chain necklace composed of wiretwist loops, 60.0 cm long. Signed Webb... [Lire la suite]
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