03 juin 2011

A very rare Ming-style blue and white moonflask, bianhu. Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

A very rare Ming-style blue and white moonflask, bianhu. Yongzheng period (1723-1735). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Of globular form with characteristic flattened sides, well painted with five lychee fruits on a flowering leafy branch above a band of crested waves encircling the base, the cylindrical neck is decorated with a band of upright overlapping plantain leaves, below rows of circles within line borders at the mouth rim, each side of the neck flanked by a pair of lingzhi-shaped handles with classic scrolls within... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2011

Heart-shaped diamond leads the show at Christie's Geneva on may 18

Magnificence. An unmounted  heart-shaped D colour, Internally Flawless, Type IIa diamond weighing 56.15 carats, with excellent polish and symmetry. Estimate: SFr.9,000,000-12,000,000 / US$9,000,000-12,000,000 / €6,600,000-8,800,000 / £5,600,000-7,500,000. Photo Denis Hayoun - Diode SA GENEVA - Christie's is pleased to announce its Spring Geneva auctions, the most important jewellery event in Europe with top- quality jewels. A rich catalogue of more than 320 lots brings to the international arena the best in every category of... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2011

Two unmounted rectangular-cut emeralds, the property of French Empress Eugenie (1826 - 1920) @ Christie's

GENEVA.- A Christies employee displays two unmounted rectangular-cut emeralds, weighing 17.97 and 15.99 carats, with diamond set ring and pendant fitting by Meister in fitted case, formerly the property of French Empress Eugenie (1826 - 1920), are presented during a press preview in Geneva, Switzerland, 01 April 2011. The two rectangular-cut emeralds, weighing 17.97 and 15.99 carats, with diamond set ring and pendant fitting by Meister in fitted case are presented during a press preview in Geneva, Switzerland, 01 April 2011. The... [Lire la suite]
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07 juin 2009

'NAPOLEON AND EUGENIE, The Opulent Splendor of France’s' @ Nassau County Museum of Art

Franz Xavier Winterhalter. Portrait of Empress Eugenie, 1894. Oil on canvas, 49 1/4” X 37 3/8”. Photo: Ali Elai Camera Arts Collection of Christopher Forbes Hippolyte Jean Flandrin & Eugene Montpellier, Napoleon III (n.d.). Oil on canvas, 64” X 40”. Collection of Christopher Forbes  ROSLYN HARBOR.- The sumptuous grandeur of France’s Second Empire is celebrated as Nassau County Museum of Art devotes its galleries to paintings, sculpture, decorative objects, memorabilia and historical artifacts that reflect the... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2009

"NAPOLEON AND EUGENIE" @ Nassau County Museum of Art (NCMA)

Hippolyte Jean Flandrin & Eugene Montpellier, Napoléon III. Oil on canvas, 64” X 40”. Collection of Christopher Forbes ROSLYN HARBOR, NY.- The sumptuous grandeur of France’s Second Empire is celebrated as Nassau County Museum of Art (NCMA) devotes its galleries to paintings, sculpture, decorative objects, memorabilia and historical artifacts that reflect the Imperial Court of Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie from 1852 to 1870. Napoleon and Eugenie, a major exhibition opening on June 7 and remaining on view through September... [Lire la suite]