09 janvier 2010

A selection of ruby jewelry sold @ Sotheby's, Magnificent Jewels, New York

Ruby bead and diamond bracelet. Photo Sotheby's Old European-cut, single-cut, round, old mine, rose-cut and baguette diamonds weighing a total of approximately 20.00 carats, faceted ruby beads measuring approximately 9.6 to 6.0 mm., mounted in white gold, length 7 inches, one diamond missing. Est. 80,000—120,000 USD - Lot Sold.  Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium:  230,500 USD Ruby and diamond brooch. Photo Sotheby's The square emerald-cut ruby weighing approximately 4.00 carats, old mine and rose-cut... [Lire la suite]
09 janvier 2010

Langyao Compressed Bottle Vase @ Vermeer & Griggs Asian Art

Langyao Compressed Bottle Vase 清代 Qing Dynasty, 乾隆 Qianlong Period (1736-1795) A fine small bottle vase, the compressed globular body supported on a high splayed foot and rising to a tall cylindrical neck applied with a copper red Langyao glaze that has fired to a pale tone except at the bottom where the glaze has turned a rich hue of congealed blood. The base is covered in a pale cream colored crackled glaze. Height: 6" (15.2cm). Condition:  Excellent, several minor chips on the foot rim. Price on... [Lire la suite]
09 janvier 2010

Langyao Apple Form Water Pot. 清代 Qing Dynasty, 乾隆 Qianlong Period (1736-1795) @ Vermeer & Griggs

Langyao Apple Form Water Pot. 清代 Qing Dynasty, 乾隆 Qianlong Period (1736-1795) A fine small apple form water pot, the compressed globular body applied with a copper red Langyao glaze that has fired to a pale tone except at the bottom where the glaze has turned a rich hue of congealed blood. The base has fired a pale copper green colored crackled tone except in the center where it's turned red. Height: 2 1/2" (6.4cm). Condition:  Excellent, a minor chip at the mouth rim. Price on appliaction Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
09 janvier 2010

Bert Stern, four Marylin's images from The Lost Sitting, 1962

Bert Stern, Marilyn With Scarf - "The Lost Sitting", 1962 Chromogenic (C-print), Archival C Print. signed and numbered. paper size - 30" x 30" - image size - 25" x 25". Estimate: from $4,000 to $6,000 This photograph features a smiling, nude Marilyn Monroe with a scarf barely covering her torso. Bert Stern, Marilyn in Fur - The Lost Sitting, 1962 Chromogenic (C-print), Archival C Print. signed and numbered. paper size - 30" x 30" - image size - 25" x 25".... [Lire la suite]
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09 janvier 2010

Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger (signed announcement card), 1975

Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger (signed announcement card), 1975 Offset lithograph, postcard paper. Signed on recto bottom in black felt pen. height - 6 in, width - 4 in, depth - 0 in. Estimate: from $3,500 to $4,500 Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger (signed announcement card), 1975 Offset lithograph, postcard paper. Signed vertically on front . height - 6 in, width - 4 in, depth - 0 in. Estimate: from $3,500 to $4,500 Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger (signed announcement card), 1975 Offset lithograph, postcard paper. Signed... [Lire la suite]
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09 janvier 2010

Toledo Museum Acquires "Lot and His Daughters" by Bolognese master Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, commonly known as Guercino

Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, called Guercino (Italian, 1591-1666), "Lot and His Daughters", 1651-52, (detail). Oil on canvas. Purchased with funds from the Libbey Endowment. Gift of Edward Drummond Libbey, 2009.345. Photo: Richard Goodbody TOLEDO, OH.-Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) has been trying to fill for more than 50 years. A work by Bolognese master Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, commonly known as Guercino (“the squinter”), has been a long-sought-after addition to the TMA collection. Guercino’s vibrant "Lot and... [Lire la suite]
09 janvier 2010

Bronze mirror of TLV type. China, Xin dynasty (9–23)

Bronze mirror of TLV type. China, Xin dynasty (9–23) Diameter : 16.50 cm - Price on application A bronze mirror of TLV type, the centre with a round knob through which a cord can be threaded. Arranged around this knob, which is centred on a quatrefoil ornament within a square, are the Spirits of the Four Directions – dragon, tiger, bird and turtle – each with their companions: the blue dragon, galloping deer, feathered immortal and upstanding toad, all executed in low-relief and in minute detail. Incorporated in this band... [Lire la suite]
09 janvier 2010

Sotheby's to Offer a Monumental Sculpture by Alberto Giacometti, L'Homme qui Marche I

Alberto Giacometti, "L’Homme qui marche I". Bronze, 183 cm. Est: £12-18 million. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- On Wednesday, February 3, 2010, Sotheby’s will offer for sale one of the most important sculptures by Alberto Giacometti ever to have come to the auction market: "L’Homme qui marche I", a life-size work that ranks among the most arresting and iconic of the artist’s bronzes. Its appearance at auction in February will mark the first time a Giacometti figure of a walking man in this monumental size has... [Lire la suite]
09 janvier 2010

Toân Ng (école vietnamienne) Jeune femme à la longue chevelure, 1979

Toân Ng (école vietnamienne) Jeune femme à la longue chevelure, 1979 aquarelle sur tissu - SBD et daté - 45 x 31 cm - Estimation : 200/250€ DIMANCHE 31 JANVIER à 14 H 30 - 43, rue dupont des loges  57000 Metz - Tél. : 0387366853 - Fax : 0387369302 - Email : bailly-hertz@wanadoo.fr
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09 janvier 2010

Photocollages Reveal Wit and Whimsy of the Victorian Era in Metropolitan Museum Exhibition Opening February 2

Marie-Blanche-Hennelle Fournier (French, 1831–1906) Untitled page from the Madame B Album, 1870s.  Collage of watercolor, ink, and albumen silver prints. The Art Institute of Chicago, Mary and Leigh Block Endowment, 2005.297 In the 1860s and 1870s, long before the embrace of collage techniques by avant-garde artists of the early 20th century, aristocratic Victorian women were experimenting with photocollage. Playing with Pictures: The Art of Victorian Photocollage, on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art February 2 - May... [Lire la suite]