16 janvier 2011

"The Orchid in Chinese Painting" & "Orchids: A View from the East"

Detail of orchids in a planter, from Portrait of Yinli, Prince Guo (1697-1738). China, Qing dynasty, 1731 Purchase—Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and partial gift of Richard G. Pritzlaff, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery S1991.95 Coinciding with the National Museum of Natural History's annual orchid show, the Sackler will present twenty works related to orchids in Chinese painting, ranging in date from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century. The cymbidium orchid (Chinese: lan) has been cultivated in China for... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2010

Tiffany & Co jewelry @ Christie's, New York Jewels, 15 June 2010, New York

A diamond necklace, by Tiffany & Co. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Designed as an openwork circular-cut diamond scrolled band, enhanced by baguette-cut diamond detail, mounted in platinum, 15 ins., with French assay mark and maker's mark Signed Tiffany & Co., France, no. 14772928. Estimate $50,000 - $70,000 Price Realized $176,500 A diamond bracelet, by Tiffany & Co. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Designed as an openwork circular-cut diamond scrolled band, enhanced by baguette-cut diamond detail,... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2010

Marc Quinn (British, born 1964), 'Orchid', 2001

Marc Quinn (British, born 1964), 'Orchid', 2001. photo courtesy Bonhams signed, titled, dated and numbered '23/25' to the underside of the base, steel with photo laminate - 58.5 x 32.5cm (23 1/16 x 12 13/16in).- Sold for £4,320 Bonhams. Vision 21, 17 Mar 2010. Knightsbridge www.bonhams.com
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02 juin 2009

A pink sapphire and diamond orchid brooch

A pink sapphire and diamond orchid brooch Designed as a stylised orchid, the petals pavé-set with brilliant-cut pink sapphires, the stamen pavé-set with brilliant-cut diamonds of yellow hue, mounted in rose gold, sapphires approximately 58.90 carats total, diamonds approximately 1.60 carats total, brooch dimensions 8.9 x 10.1cm.  Sold for HK$57,600 Bonhams. Fine Jewellery and Jadeite and Modern Wristwatches, 21 May 2009. Island Shangri-La Hong Kong Hotel, Admiralty, Hong Kong www.bonhams.com
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