15 septembre 2010

An emerald and diamond ring

An emerald and diamond ring. photo courtesy Bonhams The claw-set step-cut emerald, flanked by shield-shaped diamond shoulders, emerald approximately 8.10 carats, diamonds approximately 1.00 carat each, ring size M - Estimate: £30,000 - 40,000 Accompanied by a CISGEM certificate stating that the characteristics suggest the emerald is of Columbian origin with evidence of minor clarity enhancement. Certificate number 47365, dated 8th September 2008. Bonhams. Fine Jewellery, 22 Sep 2010  New Bond Street www.bonhams.com
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24 avril 2009

Adolf Hitler's Watercolors Sell For Over 100,000 Euros at Mullock's

Hitler landscape scene with figure identified in ink with a cross and the initials 'AH' sitting on a bridge over a river. Signed 'A Hitler' and dated '1910' lower right. Verso with further landscape scene showing cattle grazing signed 'A Hitler 1910' to bottom right hand corner. Three watercolors by Adolf Hitler were auctioned. EFE. LONDON.- Mullock's Art Auctioneers sold a series of watercolors painted by Adolf Hitler for over 100,000 euros. The works were mostly landscapes and were found earlier this year in a garage. A work... [Lire la suite]
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27 février 2009

Sotheby's Announces 2008 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results

NEW YORK.- Sotheby’s today announced results for the fourth quarter and twelve months ended December 31, 2008. For the quarter ended December 31, 2008, the Company reported operating revenues of $166.2 million, a $179.6 million, or 52%, decrease from the fourth quarter of 2007. This deterioration is primarily due to a 46% decline in net auction sales from $1.9 billion to $1.0 billion, significant auction guarantee losses and inventory writedowns, all attributable to a downturn in the international art market that began in September... [Lire la suite]
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