18 mars 2010

Selection of jewelry sold @ Sotheby's, 18 Mar 10, London

Three gem-set brooches, Van Cleef & Arpels, 1950s Each designed as a duck graduated in size, set with a cabochon emerald body, and a cabochon ruby eye, each signed Van Cleef & Arpels and numbered, French assay and maker's marks, pouch. Est. 2,500—3,500 GBP. Lot Sold 12,500 GBP Sapphire brooch, Cartier, 1963. photo courtesy Sotheby's Designed as an owl on a branch with textured feathers and an articulated head, the eyes set with cabochon sapphires, signed Cartier, maker's marks, British hallmarks for London,... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2010

Important Venetian Blackamoor Mirror, Circa 1850 @ M.S. RAU ANTIQUES

Important Venetian Blackamoor Mirror. Circa 1850 A rare 19th-century blackamoor mirror with stunning hand-carved details. The Venetian blackamoor image is thought to have talismanic purposes. Masterful hand carving in this solid wood frame distinguish this mirror. Circa 1850. •48" wide x 78" high. Price: $54,500 M.S. RAU ANTIQUES 630 Royal Street LA 70130 New Orleans - USA. Tel : +1 800 544 9440 - info@rauantiques.com - http://www.rauantiques.com
18 mars 2010

Ivory Skull Cane @ M.S. RAU ANTIQUES

Ivory Skull Cane This ebonized walking stick is topped by a handsome and intricately carved ivory skull. Every detail, from individual teeth to the sutures that join the top of the skull, every detail was executed with the utmost precision. A silver collar, shield and an ivory ferrule culminate the cane's design. Price: $2,850 M.S. RAU ANTIQUES 630 Royal Street LA 70130 New Orleans - USA. Tel : +1 800 544 9440 - info@rauantiques.com - http://www.rauantiques.com
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18 mars 2010

Multi-Colored Diamond Necklace @ M.S. RAU ANTIQUES

Multi-Colored Diamond Necklace This incredible 18K yellow gold necklace is encrusted with 59.23 carats of colored diamonds. A rainbow of colors, from bright white and yellow to deep blue and pink, is set in this necklace. The necklace is GIA certified. 17" length - Price: $128,000 M.S. RAU ANTIQUES 630 Royal Street LA 70130 New Orleans - USA. Tel : +1 800 544 9440 - info@rauantiques.com - http://www.rauantiques.com
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18 mars 2010

"The Buddha & The Sacred Site" @ Asia Society

Buddha Shakyamuni, India, Bihar. Pala period, late 9th–early 10th century. Schist. Asia Society, New York: Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection, 1979.37. © Asia Society, New York Pilgrimage and Buddhist Art is the first major exhibition of its kind devoted to the impact of Buddhist pilgrimage on Asia’s artistic production. It highlights approximately 120 objects of importance and extraordinary quality, including sculptures, paintings, prints, ritual implements, photographs, and maps. The objects, dating from the... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2010

Anna May Wong portraits from the Michael H. Epstein and Scott E. Schwimer @ Epstein and Schwimer Glamour Photography Auction

Anna May Wong exhibition portrait by George Hurrell. Gelatin silver semi-gloss borderless double-weight (with separate 2-ply mount) 5- ¼ x 7- ½ in. exhibition print of Anna May Wong by George Hurrell; with photographer signature Hurrell/`36 in ink and rubber stamp HURRELL PHOTOGRAPH on the verso of the mount. Exhibited and organized by the Smithsonian Institution, The Hollywood Photographs of George Hurrell, 1987; unique print. Fine; with stress lines at the edges and toning at the upper quadrant. Estimated Value: $2000 - $3000... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2010

"Expressions of Brush and Ink: Literati and Chan (Zen) Painting of China and Japan" @ The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Qiao Zhongchang, Chinese (act. Late 11th-early 12th century). Detail, Illustration to the Second Prose Poem on the Red Cliff, 11th century-early 12th century. Hand scroll, ink on paper. Purchase: Nelson Gallery Foundation, F80-5. KANSAS CITY, MO.- A rare Chinese scroll by Qiao Zhongchang is part of the current rotation of Chinese and Japanese paintings at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Expressions of Brush and Ink: Literati and Chan (Zen) Painting in China and Japan. The exhibition offers 23 paintings including Qiao... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2010

Christie's to Offer Andrew Lloyd Webber's Picasso Masterpiece from His Blue Period

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), 'Portrait of Angel Fernandez de Soto (The Absinthe Drinker), 1903. LONDON.- Christie’s announced that they will offer an exceptionally important and highly celebrated masterpiece by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) in the evening auction of Impressionist and Modern Art in London on 23 June 2010. Painted by the most influential artist of the 20th century, Portrait of Angel Fernandez de Soto, 1903 comes from the artist’s celebrated Blue Period, arguably the greatest period in Picasso’s career. The painting... [Lire la suite]