20 novembre 2009

Shopping of yellow diamond @ Sotheby's London

Very impressive Fancy Vivid Yellow diamond ring. Photo Sotheby's Claw-set with a fancy vivid yellow cut-cornered rectangular modified brilliant-cut diamond weighing 74.80 carats, to a plain yellow gold mount, size 52. Est. 2,600,000—3,600,000 CHF - Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium:  3,162,500 CHF Accompanied by GIA report no. 11179460 stating that the diamond is Fancy Vivid Yellow, Natural Colour, VS1 Clarity. Further accompanied by a GIA letter dated 6 June 2000, stating that according to the records of the... [Lire la suite]
20 novembre 2009

"Rhinoceros Horn and Ivory Cup",-Johann Matthias Scheppich,(1652-1705)

"Rhinoceros Horn and Ivory Cup", Johann Matthias Scheppich, (1652-1705) An important Silver and Silver-Gilt Mounted Rhinoceros Horn and Ivory Cup, the mounts: Augsburg, ca.1675 by Johann Mathias SCHEPPICH (1652 1705), master in 1676, the sculpture by a follower of Georg PFRÜNDT (1603 1663) - Price on applicationThese baroque extravagances, called ‘Objets de vertu’, represented the glory of the Cabinet of Curiosities. Most of them were made in Nuremberg or Augsburg. Emperor Rudolf II of Prague had a large collection,... [Lire la suite]
20 novembre 2009

Crux Vaticana-Golden Cross in Vatican's Collection has been restored to its Byzantine-era glory

Front of the Crux Vaticana (Vatican Cross) before restoration. AP Photo/Ku.Ra Comunicazione VATICAN CITY (AP).- One of the gems of the Vatican's priceless religious art collection — a 6th century reliquary containing what is revered as fragments of the cross on which Jesus was crucified — has been restored to its Byzantine-era glory. The Vatican on Thursday unveiled the restored Crux Vaticana, a foot-high (40-centimeter-high) jewel-encrusted golden cross containing what tradition holds are shards of Jesus' cross inside. The... [Lire la suite]
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19 novembre 2009

Bonhams to Sell White Gold: One of the Finest Collections of Meissen in the World

The preferred gifts of kings, Meissen porcelain, from many of the noble houses of Europe, will be sold at Bonhams on November 25 2009 when the first part of the Hoffmeister Collection is auctioned. The world-famous Hoffmeister Collection was assembled over the last 40 years by two German brothers who have a passion for this rare 18th-century porcelain. Considered one of the finest collections of Meissen in the world, for the past ten years it has been on view at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg, one of Europe's leading... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2009

Pierre-Antoine Demachy (1723-1807) Dégagement de la colonnade du Louvre vue prise pendant le démolition des vestiges de l'hôtel

Pierre-Antoine Demachy (1723-1807) Dégagement de la colonnade du Louvre vue prise pendant le démolition des vestiges de l'hôtel du Petit Bourbon Huile sur panneau. Porte une signature «Demachy» en bas à gauche. (Petits accidents) 49 X 64 cm - Estimation : 30 000 / 40 000 €Provenance: Collection D. David-WeillVente David-Weill, Paris 9-10 juin 1971, nème 166Bibliographie: G. Briganti, Les peintres de Vedute, Paris, 1971, nème 238, repr. Oeuvre en rapport: Une autre version, signée et datée 1764 au musée Carnavalet. ... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2009

'Here and Now, Chinese artists in New York' @ The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)

Long-Bin Chen, "New York Buddha Project" (installation view at Long-Bin Chen Studio, New York), 2007. Used phone books NEW YORK, NY.- The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) presents its first full-scale, contemporary art exhibition in its recently expanded location at 215 Centre Street, on the cusp of SoHo and Chinatown in Manhattan. Curated by Zhijian Qian from The New School, Here & Now: Chinese Artists in New York is a three-part exhibition showcasing twelve contemporary artists of Chinese heritage who have... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2009

At elier de Osias Bert (1580-1623), Nature morte de prunes et d'abricots

At elier de Osias Bert (1580-1623), Nature morte de prunes et d'abricots Huile sur panneau, 27 X 35 cm - Estimation : 15 000 / 20 000 € AuctionArt - Pierre Cardin Rémy Le Fur & associés - Paris. Dessins Anciens, Céramiques, Tableaux, Objets d'Art, Art Déco & Contemporain. Peintures & Arts Graphiques. Vente du Lundi 23 novembre 2009. Drouot Richelieu - Salle 5 & 6 - 9, rue Drouot - 75009 Paris. Pour tout renseignement, veuillez contacter la maison de ventes au +33 (0) 1 40 06 06 08
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19 novembre 2009

'Giovanni Boldini in Impressionist Paris' @ the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

"Crossing the Street", 1873–75, by Giovanni Boldini. Oil on panel, 18 1/4 x 14 7/8 inches. (46.2 x 37.8 cm). Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts. Photo: Michael Agee. WILLIAMSTOWN, MA.- During his lifetime, the Italian artist Giovanni Boldini (1842–1931) achieved tremendous popularity in Europe and the United States, where he was celebrated for his vibrant brushwork and striking portraits. The exhibition Giovanni Boldini in Impressionist Paris illuminates Boldini’s early career when... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2009

Ecole française vers 1800, Huit papillons

Ecole française vers 1800, Huit papillons Aquarelle, 24 x 19,5 cm - Estimation : 600 / 800 € AuctionArt - Pierre Cardin Rémy Le Fur & associés - Paris. Dessins Anciens, Céramiques, Tableaux, Objets d'Art, Art Déco & Contemporain. Peintures & Arts Graphiques. Vente du Lundi 23 novembre 2009. Drouot Richelieu - Salle 5 & 6 - 9, rue Drouot - 75009 Paris. Pour tout renseignement, veuillez contacter la maison de ventes au +33 (0) 1 40 06 06 08
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19 novembre 2009

Christie's Presents Largest Group of Lalanne Works Ever to be Offered

Claude Lalanne, "Fauteuil Pieds Singerie avec Feuilles Ginkgo", designed 2004. A Gilt-Bronze Armchair. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2009. NEW YORK, NY.- On Tuesday December 8, Christie’s 20th Century Decorative Art & Design sales will showcase the entire range of 20th Century Decorative Arts, from Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, Art Deco, to the Modernist and Contemporary movements in three separate sales. The auctions featured are: Important 20th Century Decorative Art & Design, Magnificent Tiffany Featuring... [Lire la suite]