31 juillet 2009

Shopping of black diamond @ Bonhams

A cultured pearl and black diamond necklace cultured pearls measuring approximately: 8.2 to 7.3mm; mounted in eighteen karat gold; length: 57 1/2in. (black diamonds not tested for origin of color) - Estimate: $2,500 - 3,500 A moonstone, black diamond and diamond ring mounted in eighteen karat white gold; size: 6 1/2 (black diamonds not tested for origin of color). Estimate: $1,500 - 2,000 A black rough diamond necklace estimated total diamond weight: 132.20 carats; mounted in eighteen karat white... [Lire la suite]
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22 juillet 2009

Three pairs of Sèvres black-ground chinoiserie in The Royal Collection

Sèvres. Pair of mounted vases (vase à monter) c.1785. Hard-paste porcelain, gilt bronze mounts, onyx stand. Overall height 35 cm; dimensions excluding stand 32.7 x 19.2 x 12.8 cm. Purchased by George IV. RCIN 253.2. The Royal Collection © 2009, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II  The elegance and beauty of these vases lies in the skilful combination of a simple form, mottled brown-black ground in simulation of lacquer and finely chased gilt bronze mounts, including mermaid figures and lion’s paw monopodia. The vases resemble... [Lire la suite]
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20 juillet 2009

Black teabowl, 2007. By Hosokawa Morihiro (b. 1938) Japan, Heisei period (1989–)

Black teabowl, 2007. By Hosokawa Morihiro (b. 1938) Japan, Heisei period (1989–) Raku ware. Glazed earthenware. Collection of the artist, H2 © Shinchōsha Publishing Co, Ltd. Photo by Nonaka Akio.
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