28 septembre 2010

Précieuse ménagerie @ Sotheby's New York

18 Karat Gold, Colored Diamond, Emerald and Onyx 'Tiger' Ring, Cartier. photo courtesy Sotheby's Set with round single-cut diamonds of yellow hue, accented by black onyx stripes and nose, the eyes set with marquise-shaped emeralds, size 4½, signed Cartier, numbered 607984, partial maker's mark, one onyx segment missing. Estimate 12,000—15,000 USD. Lot Sold 43,750 USD 18 Karat Gold, Peridot, Ruby and Diamond Seahorse Brooch, Tiffany & Co. photo courtesy Sotheby's The body set with round peridots, accented by a... [Lire la suite]
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22 avril 2010

A Collector's Menagerie: Animal Sculpture from the Ancient World

Bactrian stone head of a goat, 3rd millennium BC. Height: 10 cm Ever since he first drew on the walls of his cave, man has had the desire to depict the creatures around him. The Sladmore Gallery, 57 Jermyn Street, St James’s, London, is renowned for exhibiting animal sculpture from the last 200 years, and has now invited Rupert Wace Ancient Art to introduce collectors to a veritable menagerie from the ancient world, spanning a period of some 2,400 years. A Collector’s Menagerie: Animal Sculpture from the Ancient World will... [Lire la suite]
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30 avril 2009

An Egyptian bronze cat. Late Period, circa 664-332 B.C.

An Egyptian bronze cat. Late Period, circa 664-332 B.C. Hollow cast, depicted seated on its haunches in alert pose, the forepaws together, the tail wrapped around the right side of the body, with incised details on the face and ear, the underside with two tangs for attachment, 57/8in (14.9cm) high, mounted. Sold for £26,400 Provenance: Gifted to the current private London-based owner over 30 years ago. Thought to have been acquired at Sotheby's in the 1970s. Bonhams. Antiquities, 29 Apr 2009. New Bond Street... [Lire la suite]
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