27 décembre 2009

Selection of Cartier jewelry sold @ Sotheby's, Magnificent Jewels, New York

Ruby and diamond bracelet, Cartier, Circa 1925. photo Sotheby's Cushion-shaped and oval rubies weighing a total of approximately 62.00 carats, accented by half-moon-shaped, round, single-cut, baguette and epaulette-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 9.60 carats, mounted in platinum, length 6 inches, signed Cartier, numbered 7223. Est. 200,000—300,000 USD - Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium:  590,500 USD NOTE: Accompanied by AGL report no. CS 40639 stating that the rubies are of Burmese origin; Heat... [Lire la suite]
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27 décembre 2009

Pearl and diamond brooch & Quartz, coral and cultured pearl brooch, Buccelatti, 1960s

Pearl and diamond brooch, Buccelatti, 1960s. photo Sotheby's Of spray design, set with baroque pearls of grey tint and lasque-cut diamonds, the leaves of textured two tone gold, signed Buccellati, case. Est. 4,000—6,000 GBP. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium:  4,750 GBP Quartz, coral and cultured pearl brooch, Buccelatti, 1960s. photo Sotheby's Set with a mixed-cut smokey quartz to a surmount designed as a stylised scallop shell decorated with a coral branch and articulated cultured pearl drops of various tints,... [Lire la suite]
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27 décembre 2009

Manfred Menz "Invisible Asia" @ AndrewShire Gallery, Los Angeles

Manfred Menz, ATOMIC-BOMB-DOME-2, Hiroshima, 2008 AndrewShire Gallery is pleased to present Invisible Asia, a solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Manfred Menz whose recent photographs of internationally known Asian sites and monuments carry the memory of critical events in world history. The exhibition will consist of thirteen digital photographs representing regions in Asia where international struggles have been memorialized through monuments and landmarks. Menz traveled to Japan and Korea to photograph these... [Lire la suite]
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26 décembre 2009

Neuf coupes libatoires en corne de rhinocéros sculptée. Chine, XVIIème-XVIIIème siècle

Coupe libatoire en corne de rhinocéros sculptée. Chine, XVIIIème siècle. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2009 Finement sculptée en forme de feuille aux veines incisées, l'extérieur orné de branchages feuillagés de chrysanthèmes et lotus, l'un d'entre eux formant le pied, l'intérieur agrémenté d'une branche terminée par une pivoine épanouie et deux boutons, une mante religieuse figurée à leurs côtés, une plus petite à l'extérieur ; petits éclats. Hauteur: 7,7 cm. (3 in.), Longueur: 13,4 cm. (5¼ in.) Price Realized €97,000 ... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2009

Jean Valette-Falgores, called Penot (Montauban 1710-after 1777) A trompe l'oeil with a flame stitched bag

Jean Valette-Falgores, called Penot (Montauban 1710-after 1777) A trompe l'oeil with a flame stitched bag. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2009 signed and dated '***ttance de *hilippe 1710' and inscribed 'A Monsieur Monsi**r Lamote rue de Roi A P*ris' (on letters); oil on canvas, 24½ x 30½ in. (62.3 x 77.5 cm.) Estimate $60,000 - $80,000 Provenance: Rogers Collection Christie's. Cabinet of Curiosities Selections from the Peter Tillou Collections. 28 January 2010. New York, Rockefeller Plaza www.christies.com
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26 décembre 2009

Alan Oxley, Paul Newman, 1983

Alan  Oxley, Paul Newman, 1983 Gelatin Silver print, 6.8 x 9.25 in. Signed, and titled on back with a Copyright stamp and some archiving notes. Estimate: from $900 to $1,400Notes: The photograph shows actor Paul Newman (1925-2008) setting up a scene during the filming of “Harry and Son” in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in March, 1983. Newman starred in and directed the film (his 44th) along with his wife, Academy Award winning actress Joanne Woodward. The Image was made by Alan Oxley who made this single print – which has been... [Lire la suite]
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26 décembre 2009

Phil Stern, Marlon Brando, 1954 & James Dean, 1955

Phil Stern, Marlon Brando, 1954. Phil Stern, Marlon Brando (detail), 1954. Gelatin silver print, 20 x 16 inches, 50.8 x 40.64 cm. Signed on verso. Estimate: from $2,300 to $2,800 Phil Stern, James Dean, 1955. Phil Stern, James Dean (detail), 1955. Gelatin silver print, 20 x 16 inches, 50.8 x 40.64 cm. Signed on verso. Estimate: from $2,300 to $2,800 Notes: Phil Stern began covering the Hollywood beat after World War II. His sharp eye and sharp mind caught the essence of the personalities in... [Lire la suite]
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26 décembre 2009

Piero Fornasetti, VINTAGE Tema E Variazioni, 206 & 290 (Lina Cavalieri)

Piero  Fornasetti, VINTAGE Tema E Variazioni, 206 (Lina Cavalieri) VINTAGE Milano FORNASETTI—not the smaller-sized Rosenthal reproduction. Number 206 from the series, "Temi e Veriazoni" ('T and V,') series of more than 350 variations on the theme of 19th century opera singer, Lina Cavalini's face. Stamped and numbered under glaze. Designed c. 1955. CONDITION: Excellent, minor age related wear - Estimate: from $750 to $1,250 Piero  Fornasetti, VINTAGE Tema E Variazioni, 290 (Lina... [Lire la suite]
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25 décembre 2009

Cindy Sherman, Mrs. Santa Claus, 1990.

Cindy Sherman, Mrs. Santa Claus, 1990. Chromogenic print, 14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 27.9 cm). Signed. Estimate: from $2,000 to $3,000 “I am trying to make other people recognize something of themselves rather than me.” Cindy Sherman Through her unique exploration of the countless constructions of the female identity in our culture, Cindy Sherman has become one of the most prolific and influential photographers of her generation. After receiving a degree in photography in 1976, Sherman moved to New York City and gained... [Lire la suite]
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25 décembre 2009

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