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Champagne Armand de Brignac Unveils Blanc de Noirs Assemblage Three

Champagne Armand de Brignac has announced the US debut of its Blanc de Noirs Assemblage Three (A3).  It is the third assemblage of its ultra-prestige cuvee.The highly anticipated launch follows the inaugural blend, awarded #1 Blanc de Noirs champagne in
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Champagne Armand de Brignac Unveils Blanc de Noirs Assemblage Three

Champagne Armand de Brignac has announced the US debut of its Blanc de Noirs Assemblage Three (A3).  It is the third assemblage of its ultra-prestige cuvee.The highly anticipated launch follows the inaugural blend, awarded #1 Blanc de Noirs champagne in the world in 2016. A blind tasting of 250 cuvees as part of the annual rankings by FINE Champagne Magazine and Tastingbook.com, and the Blanc de Noirs Assemblage Two (A2) was held and it received 96 points from Decanter Magazine.Only 3,535 bottles of Armand de Brignac Blanc de Noirs A3 have been created and were introduced on April 9, 2019, after resting on lees for six years.It has been produced by 13th-generation champagne growers, the Cattier family. According to Champagne Armand de Brignac, “the cuvee is made from 100 percent Pinot Noir grapes carefully sourced from some of the best Pinot Noir producing villages in the Montagne de Reims including Bouzy, Verzenay, Chigny-les-Roses, Ludes, and Rilly-la-Montagne.” Only the first and freshest portion of the cuvee press is used to create the Blanc de Noirs A3, a winemaking signature of all the Armand de Brignac champagnes. “Altogether, this trio produces a whole far greater than the sum of its parts, a bouquet that is rich and complex with notes of apricot, blackberry, and gingerbread.”“The Blanc de Noirs A3 is an extraordinarily gourmet wine with richness, intensity, and length but it is not too heavy, as some can be,” says Chef de Cave, Jean-Jacques Cattier. “This wine is in harmony with its duality; think sugar and salt pairings with spice, richness, and sweetness. Pair this cuvee with Foie Gras, tagine of lamb or a roast chicken with cranberry sauce.”Every bottle is inscribed with its unique number (1 to 3,535), in addition to its disgorgement date. This highlights the rarity, exclusivity, and collectability of this ultra-prestige cuvee.A signature mark of all Armand de Brignac cuvees, each dark metalized bottle of Blanc de Noirs A3 is finished by hand and then applied with a French pewter label. Then a final hand polishing is done before being placed in a handcrafted wooden lacquered gift box.The limited number of bottles of Armand de Brignac Blanc de Noirs Assemblage Three are available at fine wine stores in select cities globally, including Sherry Lehmann, Mel and Rose and Wine.com in the US and priced at 750ml MSRP: USD $1,000.For more details, visit: www.armanddebrignac.com https://www.blouinartinfo.com/              Founder: Louise Blouin

Auction Preview: Fine Instruments of Science, Technology and Engineered Models at Bonhams, London, September 25

What: Fine Instruments of Science, Technology, and Engineered ModelsWhere: Bonhams, Montpelier Street, Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1HHWhen: September 25, 1:00 pm BSTPublic Viewing: September 22, 2019, 11:00 - 15:00 BST, September 23, 2019, 09:00 - 16:30 BST, S
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Auction Preview: Fine Instruments of Science, Technology and Engineered Models at Bonhams, London, September 25

What: Fine Instruments of Science, Technology, and Engineered ModelsWhere: Bonhams, Montpelier Street, Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1HHWhen: September 25, 1:00 pm BSTPublic Viewing: September 22, 2019, 11:00 - 15:00 BST, September 23, 2019, 09:00 - 16:30 BST, September 24, 2019, 09:00 - 16:30 BST, September 25, 2019, 09:00 - 11:00 BSTTop Lots at the Sale:— “A Rare Swiss K 3-rotor Enigma Enciphering machine” manufactured for the Swiss Government, Berlin, Heimsoeth and Rinke, delivered 1938-40, a pre-war/early war Enigma machine, with serial number K784. In original oak box with leather handle, rotors I, II, and III. Measurement: enigma case 15inx11inx6in (38cmx28cmx15cm). Featured in lot 12. Estimate: £ 50,000-70,000 (62,000 USD - 86,000 USD)— “An Important 8 1/4-inch Gauge Model of Robert Stephenson’s 2-2-2 Engine and Horseshoe Tender,” the wrought iron riveted boiler is fitted with fire-hole door, the remains of gauge glass and regulator and gold leafed steam dome, with whistle fragments and safety valves. Measurement: 21in (53cm) high, 48in (122cm) long. Featured in lot 95. Estimate: £ 50,000-70,000 (62,000 USD - 86,000 USD)— “An Important 8 3/4-in Gauge Model of George Stephenson’s ‘No. 1’ 0-4-0 ‘Locomotion,’” perported to have been constructed by George Stephenson and ‘a friend,’ the mahogany lagged and brass bound horizontal centre flue boiler is fitted with fire door, copper riveted back and front end plates, inspection door and lever safety valve. Measurement: 21½in (55cm) high, 19½in (50cm) long. Featured in lot 94. Estimate: £ 40,000-60,000 (49,000 USD - 74,000 USD)— “A fine Ottico Meccanica Italiana Crytogrpah-CR Cipher Machine,” Italian, late 1950s, the green hammerite casing with 27 button keyboard at the front and hinged cover opening to a set of electromechanical cypher wheels with 26 contacts at either side. Measurement: 9½inx16¾inx19in (24cmx42.5cmx48cm). Featured in lot 7. Estimate: £ 30,000-40,000 (37,000 USD - 49,000 USD)— “A 5in Gauge Exhibition Model of S.E. & C.R. 4-4-0 Locomotive NO. 516,” this Class “E” model was built by J.E. Kelly of Chatham and was winner of The Model Engineer Exhibition “Championship Cup” in 1969, the superheated copper boiler is complete with Ramsbottom safety valves, injector valves, blower and brake valves, whistle and regulator valves. Measurement: 14½in (37cm) high, 59¾in (152cm) long. Featured in lot 92. Estimate: £ 30,000-40,000 (37,000 USD - 49,000 USD)— “A rare M-130 Koralle meteorological cipher machine,” Russian, late 1950s, No. 4013, the black painted metal casing with keyboard at the front for numbers 0-9 and the letter “X” a minus sign and return key, paper tape feed above. Measurement: 9¼inx17½inx20in (23.5cmx44.5cmx51cm). Featured in lot 10. Estimate: £ 20,000-30,000 (25,000 USD - 37,000 USD)— “A rare mechanical cipher machine or volvelle,” English, circa 1800, the red morocco leather covered case hinged to open to a silvered metal circle with fixed band at the circumference engraved with letters of the alphabet and common use short words. Measurement: When open 11½in (29cm) diameter. Featured in lot 6. Estimate: £ 10,000-15,000 (12,000 USD - 19,000 USD)For details, visit: https://www.bonhams.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.https://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin

Auction Preview: Silver at Hampel Fine Art Auctions, Munich, September 25

What: SilverWhere: Hampel Fine Art Auctions, Schellingstr. 44, 80799, Munich, GermanyWhen: September 25, 9:00 amPublic Viewing: September 20  - September 23, 2019 — 10 am to 5 pm. September 24, 2019 — 9 am to 12 pm.Top Lots at the Sale:— “Parisia
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Auction Preview: Silver at Hampel Fine Art Auctions, Munich, September 25

What: SilverWhere: Hampel Fine Art Auctions, Schellingstr. 44, 80799, Munich, GermanyWhen: September 25, 9:00 amPublic Viewing: September 20  - September 23, 2019 — 10 am to 5 pm. September 24, 2019 — 9 am to 12 pm.Top Lots at the Sale:— “Parisian Silver Service,” Paris, 1887-1911. French hallmark mark for 950 silver from 1878, maker’s mark Ande Aucoc (1887-1911). In a wooden box lined with red velvet, numerous silver objects partially decorated with frosted glass. Total weight of silver objects without glass content: 22,660g. Featured in lot 438. Estimate: € 30,000-40,000 (33,100 USD - 44,100 USD)— “Extensive silver cutlery with ivory handles,” Paris, from 1838. Hallmarked in Parisian fineness for 950 silver and unidentified master’s mark. Silver chased with engraved ivory handles. A total of about 225 parts, including fish cutlery, dinner service, dessert cutlery and serving utensils for up to 18 people. Ivory attacks partially colored. Total weight without the casket, but with the ivory handles: 13,940g. Featured in lot 445. Estimate: € 25,000-30,000 (27,600 USD - 33,100 USD)— “Four Irish silver pumps,” Dublin, 1897 or later. Wall-side hallmarks with Lion passant, as well as historicizing hallmarks, which point to an emergence in Dublin. Silver, driven, cast, chased. Trumpet foot with cylindrical body with S-handle with coat of arms. Measurement: Height: 33.5cm or 27.3cm. Total weight: approx. 8,000g. Featured in lot 432. Estimate: € 18,000-24,000 (19,850 USD - 26,450 USD)— “Arthur Krupp Beindorf Memorial Cup,” Vienna, 1924. “JC KLINKOSCH 800” Viennese brand with number. Second brand on the body “JCK 800” Viennese stamp with number. Mark on the lid “JCK 800” Viennese top brand with number and serial number “5588.” Measurement: Height: 43cm. Weight: 3,000g. Featured in lot 446. Estimate: € 18,000-22,000 (19,850 USD - 24,250 USD)— “A pair of London soup tureen,” London, 1822. Each hallmarked with Lion passant, London inspection before 1822, King George IV duty mark 1822-1833, unknown maker’s mark. Low base ring with trumpet base, carrying the ship-shaped body, with volute-shaped handles on the short sides and fitted lid in hood shape with engraved coat of arms and vase knob. Measurement: Height: 23cm. Width: 37.5cm. Weight: 1,750g. Featured in lot 443. Estimate: € 16,000-18,000 (17,650 USD - 19,850 USD)— “A pair of rare silver renaissance-style wall sconces,” Around 1880-1900. Various unidentified silver stamps. Well Hanau. Architecturally constructed highly oval base plate with rich semi-plastic ornamentation, scrolling cartridge surround, mounted scrolling cartouches with masks and lion heads, fruit garlands placed on top. Measurement: Height: 42cm. Width: 27cm. Depth: 14cm. Weight together: 2,410g. Featured in lot 439. Estimate: € 12,000-18,000 (13,250 USD - 19,850 USD)— “Great London Silver Tankard.” Wall with brand Lion passant, London physical check before 1822, date letter “d” for 1859, Makers mark George Angel London since 1850. Silver, wrought, engraved, cast. Measurement: Height: 36cm. Weight: 1,555g. Featured in lot 436. Estimate: € 12,000-14,000 (13,250 USD - 15,450 USD)For details, visit: https://www.hampel-auctions.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.https://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin

Auction Preview: Fine Jewels at Sotheby’s, New York, September 25

What: Fine JewelsWhere: Sotheby’s, 1334 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021, U.S.A.When: September 25, 10:00 AM EDTPublic Viewing: September 20, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM EDT, September 21, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM EDT, September 22, 2019 | 01:00 PM - 05:00
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Auction Preview: Fine Jewels at Sotheby’s, New York, September 25

What: Fine JewelsWhere: Sotheby’s, 1334 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021, U.S.A.When: September 25, 10:00 AM EDTPublic Viewing: September 20, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM EDT, September 21, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM EDT, September 22, 2019 | 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM EDT, September 23, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM EDT, September 24, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM EDTTop Lots at the Sale:— “Diamond Ring” — Set with a cut-cornered rectangular step-cut diamond weighing 25.07 carats, size 6¼. Featured in lot 104. Estimate: 425,000 USD - 475,000 USD— “Diamond and Enamel Bangle-Bracelet” — Centering a marquise-shaped diamond weighing 6.17 carats, applied throughout with black enamel, internal circumference 6⅛ inches. Featured in lot 101. Estimate: 125,000 USD - 175,000 USD— “Diamond Ring” — Set with an emerald-cut diamond weighing 5.00 carats, flanked by two half-moon-shaped diamonds weighing 1.06 and 1.04 carats, size 7. Featured in lot 148. Estimate: 120,000 USD - 180,000 USD— “Diamond Ring,” Tiffany & Co. — Centering a cushion-cut diamond weighing 5.27 carats, framed and accented by round diamonds, size 6, signed Tiffany & Co., with British hallmarks. Featured in lot 162. Estimate 100,000 USD - 150,000 USD— “Diamond ‘Novo’ Ring,” Tiffany & Co. — Centering a cushion-cut diamond weighing 5.26 carats, accented by round diamonds, size 6, signed Tiffany & Co., numbered 23341816. Featured in lot 153. Estimate: 90,000 USD - 120,000 USD— “Fancy Yellow Diamond and Diamond Ring” — Set with a cut-cornered rectangular modified brilliant Fancy Yellow diamond weighing 9.10 carats, flanked by half moon-shaped diamonds, size 6. Featured in lot 230. Estimate: 80,000 USD - 120,000 USD— “Sapphire and Diamond Ring” — Set with a cushion-cut sapphire weighing 13.90 carats, bordered and accented by round diamonds, size 7, one small diamond missing. Featured in lot 97. Estimate: 80,000 USD - 120,000 USD— “Fancy Yellow Diamond and Diamond Necklace” — Suspending a modified shield step-cut Fancy Yellow diamond weighing 10.20 carats, framed by round diamonds, topped by three pear-shaped diamonds, the chain set at intervals with round diamonds, length 18 inches. Featured in lot 150. Estimate: 75,000 USD - 100,000 USD— “Diamond Ring,” Tiffany & Co. — Centering a round diamond weighing 4.18 carats, size 4½, signed Tiffany & Co., numbered S00769. With signed box. Featured in lot 213. Estimate: 70,000 USD - 100,000 USD— “Gem-Set and Diamond Suite,” Cartier, France — Comprising: a pendant-necklace suspending a pear-shaped aquamarine weighing approximately 72.70 carats, embellished with a pear-shaped kunzite weighing approximately 5.15 carats, length 20 inches, signed Cartier, numbered 70674B, set with a pear-shaped aquamarine weighing approximately 39.00 carats, size 5¾, fitted with a sizing band, signed Cartier, numbered 70651B 50CS; a pair of earclips set with pear-shaped morganites and green beryls, accented with round diamonds and variously-shaped peridots, citrines, rubies, pink sapphires and amethysts, signed Cartier, numbered 82225B. Featured in lot 38. Estimate: 70,000 USD - 90,000 USDFor details, visit: https://www.sothebys.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.https://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin

Auction Preview: More: Design, Prints, Limited Edition, Urban, Photographs at Artcurial, Paris, September 29

What: More: Design, Prints, Limited Edition, Urban, PhotographsWhere: Artcurial, WeWork Coeur Marais, 64-66 rue des Archives, 75003, ParisWhen: September 29, 4:00 pmPublic Viewing: September 27, 2019, from 10 am to 7 pm, September 28, 2019, from 10 am to 8 pm
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Auction Preview: More: Design, Prints, Limited Edition, Urban, Photographs at Artcurial, Paris, September 29

What: More: Design, Prints, Limited Edition, Urban, PhotographsWhere: Artcurial, WeWork Coeur Marais, 64-66 rue des Archives, 75003, ParisWhen: September 29, 4:00 pmPublic Viewing: September 27, 2019, from 10 am to 7 pm, September 28, 2019, from 10 am to 8 pm, September 29, 2019, from 10 am to 2 pmTop Lots at the Sale:— “La carpe d’or (The Golden Carp),” 1987 — Francois-Xavier Lalanne (1927-2008). Golden resin leaf; engraved signature, monogram and stamp. Measurement: Height: 30 Width: 12 Depth: 56cm. Featured in lot 97. Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 € (27,400 USD - 38,400 USD)— “6 cutlery dining room table,” circa 1956 — Charlotte Perriand (1903-1999). Black lacquered folded sheet steel base and solid ash top. Measurement: Height: 66.50 Width: 142 Depth: 87cm. Featured in lot 22. Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 € (16,450 USD - 27,400 USD)— “Set of twelve chairs mod. 3208 called Lily chair,” 1970 — Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971). Chromed metal base, seat and armrests in curved teak. Edition Fritz Hansen. Measurement: Height: 79 Width: 60 Depth: 46cm. Featured in lot 155. Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 € (16,450 USD - 27,400 USD)— “David Bowie, New York City,” 1996 — Albert Watson (Born in 1942). Platinum single draw on aluminum, signed, titled, signed and numbered “1/5” on the back. Edition of 5 copies never made. Measurement: Height: 180 Width: 139cm. Featured in lot 165. Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 € (16,450 USD - 21,950 USD)— “Boomerang” desk by Maurice Calka (1921-1999) — Designed in 1969. Structure in polyester reinforced with fiberglass and lacquered white. Edition Leleu Deshays. Measurement: Height: 74 Width: 175 Depth: 115cm. Featured in lot 153. Estimate: 12,000 - 18,000 € (13,150 USD - 19,750 USD)— “John Travolta, NYC,” 1994 — Albert Watson (born in 1942); Platinum Edition, signed, titled, numbered “1/5” and autographed on the back. Edition of five copies never made. Measurement: Height: 180 Width: 143cm. Featured in lot 168. Estimate: 12,000 - 18,000 € (13,150 USD - 19,750 USD)— “Wild Kong with barrel (black mat),” 2016 — Richard Orlinski (born in 1966); Editions, polyresin eight copies. Measurement: Height: 43.30 in. (110cm). Featured in lot 64. Estimate: 12,000 - 15,000 € (13,150 USD - 16,450 USD)— “Prototype of the ‘Living Vegas’ luminaire,” 2007 — Ingo Maurer (Born in 1932); Neon tubes, chromed metal and aluminum. Measurement: Height: 100 Width: 31cm. Featured in lot 108. Estimate: 12,000 - 15,000 € (13,150 USD - 16,450 USD)— “When Da mean justify the cause,” 2009 — Jonone (John Perello says) (born in 1963). Acrylic ink on canvas, signed, dated, titled and located on the back. Measurement: Height: 143 Width: 140cm. Featured in lot 25. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 € (10,950 USD - 16,450 USD)— “The Spectator, Woodstock,” 1994 — Albert Watson (born in 1942). Platinum Edition, signed, numbered “1/5” and titled on the back. Edition of five copies never made. Measurement: Height: 180 Width: 143cm. Featured in lot 166. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 € (10,950 USD - 16,450 USD)For details, visit: https://www.artcurial.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.https://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin

Auction Preview: Furniture and Decorative Art at Dorotheum, Vienna, September 23

What: Furniture and Decorative ArtWhere: Dorotheum, Dorotheergasse 17, 1010, Vienna, AustriaWhen: September 23, 4:00 pmPublic Viewing: September 14, 2019 - September 23, 2019Top Lots at the Sale:— “Large dome table tower,” after Parisian prototypes, met
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Auction Preview: Furniture and Decorative Art at Dorotheum, Vienna, September 23

What: Furniture and Decorative ArtWhere: Dorotheum, Dorotheergasse 17, 1010, Vienna, AustriaWhen: September 23, 4:00 pmPublic Viewing: September 14, 2019 - September 23, 2019Top Lots at the Sale:— “Large dome table tower,” after Parisian prototypes, metal silvered, symmetrical in the form of two young graces in a sitting posture — this and central vase top on green marble base, cut glass vases and bowls. Measurement: approx. 88x 110 x 70 cm. Featured in lot 223. Estimate: EUR 6,500 - EUR 8,000 (7,200 USD - 8,900 USD)— “Long rectangular table,” so-called refectory table, Cheek-like walnut frame with iron connection, solid nutwood slab cut from a trunk. Measurement: 78 x 285 x 61 cm. Featured in lot 4. Estimate: EUR 6,000 - EUR 9,000 (6,600 USD - 10,000 USD)— “Baroque cabinet,” 18th century, walnut or softwood carcass with profiled crown and base, wedge-shaped profiled ball feet, slanted pilaster strips, two doors with intricately profiled panels, four-bar box lock, wreath sections supplemented. Measurement: approx. 195 x 200 x 84 cm. Featured in lot 12. Estimate: EUR 6,000 - EUR 8,000 (6,600 USD- 8,900 USD)— “Rare baroque parquet floor,” 1st half of the 18th century, oak and maple on spruce, in geometric form, about 120 panels each about 67 x 67 cm. Featured in lot 24. Estimate: EUR 6,000 - EUR 8,000 (6,600 USD- 8,900 USD)— “Console,” Italy, 18th century, strongly curled and richly carved in the form of acanthus leaves and rose petals, open worked, profiled marble slab (5 cm thick) remains of a gold mount. Measurement: 80 x 102 x 62 cm. Featured in lot 22. Estimate: EUR 5,000 - EUR 7,000 (5,500 USD - 7,700 USD)— “Salon chest of drawers,” 1770/80, oak body, with amaranth and rosewood veneer and with various precious woods feldformig and ornamental marketiert, politiert, three shop, of it the lower two sans traverse, after gilded bronze fittings, profiled marble plate, these with glued break points, turned feet. Measurement: 85 x 130 x 57 cm. Featured in lot 41. Estimate: EUR 5,000 - EUR 7,000 (5,500 USD - 7,700 USD)— “Large library showcase,” 1900, two-piece hardwood or softwood construction, oak-veneered, light brown stained, frosted, fluted pilaster strips, profiled wreath, base with sliding doors, top with glazed sliding doors, four shelves. Measurement: approx. 235 x 306 x 50 cm. Featured in lot 146. Estimate: EUR 5,000 - EUR 7,000 (5,500 USD - 7,700 USD)— “Wall fountain,” 19th century, four parts, Artnet marble, pilaster-like and lion-shaped and carved, basin with central outlet. Measurement: 109.5 x 49.5 x 47 cm. Featured in lot 32. Estimate: EUR 4,500 - EUR 5,500 (5,000 USD - 6,100 USD)For details, visit: https://www.dorotheum.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.https://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin

Hawes & Curtis Takes Cues From Its Archives For AW19

 British brand Hawes & Curtis, known for fine tailoring and accessories for men and women, looks back at its archive, taking cues from the 1970s, for its AW19 ‘New Nostalgia’ campaign.The brand’s latest collection takes elements from its vintag
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Hawes & Curtis Takes Cues From Its Archives For AW19

 British brand Hawes & Curtis, known for fine tailoring and accessories for men and women, looks back at its archive, taking cues from the 1970s, for its AW19 ‘New Nostalgia’ campaign.The brand’s latest collection takes elements from its vintage designs and reworks them to create contemporary looks for today. It combines warm autumnal tones and rich textures with a retro vibe for the fall season.Hawes & Curtis was established on London’s iconic Jermyn Street in 1913. It has gone on to design sartorial classics through the decades that followed. In order to celebrate its rich heritage, the brand’s design team took inspiration from its archive and created a fresh, current collection that combines new designs that have a nostalgic edge.Minimalist, modern silhouettes, repeat patterns, and an earthy palette are played up in the menswear collection. Highlights include sharp two and three-piece suits, vibrant print shirts, smart separates and opulent accessories. Whereas the womenswear collection is both playful and powerful, it showcases the brand’s pussy-bow blouses in rich tones and cotton shirts with oversized vintage collars. Whimsical floral prints and color clashing are constant throughout the collection.Hawes & Curtis CEO Touker Suleyman says, “The new collection references Hawes & Curtis’ rich past whilst having a distinctive modern appeal.”For more details, visit: www.hawesandcurtis.co.uk https://www.blouinartinfo.com/              Founder: Louise Blouin

Auction Preview: The Oak Interior at Bonhams, Oxford, September 18

What: The Oak InteriorWhere: Bonhams, Banbury Road, Shipton-on-Cherwell, Kidlington, Oxford, OX5 1JHWhen: September 18, 11:00 am BSTPublic Viewing: September 15, 2019, 11:00 - 15:00 BST, September 16, 2019, 09:00 - 16:30 BST, September 17, 2019, 09:00 - 16:3
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Auction Preview: The Oak Interior at Bonhams, Oxford, September 18

What: The Oak InteriorWhere: Bonhams, Banbury Road, Shipton-on-Cherwell, Kidlington, Oxford, OX5 1JHWhen: September 18, 11:00 am BSTPublic Viewing: September 15, 2019, 11:00 - 15:00 BST, September 16, 2019, 09:00 - 16:30 BST, September 17, 2019, 09:00 - 16:30 BST, September 18, 2019 08:30 - 10:00 BSTTop Lots at the Sale:— “A significant and rare Henry VIII carved oak mount,” 1533-6, of Anne Boleyn’s (c.1501-36) royal badge, possibly by Richard Rydge (fl. 1532-6). Covered now in an off-black paint, with traces of a lighter pinkish bole below, and scattered areas of red pigment, and gilding, and modeled as a falcon wearing a closed imperial crown. Measurement: 19.5cm widex3.5cm deepx20.5cm high. Featured in lot 408. Estimate: £ 50,000 - 80,000 (60,000 USD - 97,000 USD)— “An extraordinarily rare set of six early George III ash high comb-back Windsor armchairs,” West Country, circa 1760. Each having a back of eight hand-shaped spindles supporting a triple-’waved’ cresting rail with rounded-ends. Approximate Measurements: 75cm widex59cm deepx111.5cm high. Featured in lot 261. Estimate: £ 15,000 - 20,000 (18,000 USD - 24,000 USD)— “A large and impressive carved oak heraldic finial.” Of a cockatrice, a riband about his neck suspending a shield held between his scaly front legs, possibly made for a roof, on a modern metal base. Measurement: 95cm high excluding plinth; 125cm high overall. Featured in lot 393. Estimate: £ 15,000 - 20,000 (18,000 USD - 24,000 USD)— “An exceptionally rare small boarded oak ventilated mural cupboard,” circa 1450-1500, English or Flemish, Possibly a tabernacle. Of five-sided form including a central hinged door, each side with a reserve of floral quartered carving above three slot-openings. Measurement: 40cm widex30.5cm deepx45.5cm high. Featured in lot 341. Estimate: £ 10,000 - 15,000 (12,000 USD - 18,000 USD)— “An exceptionally rare mid-16th century joined oak draw-leaf table-cupboard,” English, circa 1540-60. The withdrawing top formed from three end-cleated boards, each leaf with an unusual shaped end-cleat, with an upright projecting and housing the top board. Measurement: open: 286cm long, closed: 170cm widex70cm deepx75.5cm high. Featured in lot 502. Estimate: £ 10,000 - 15,000 (12,000 USD - 18,000 USD)— “A rare Charles I joined and boarded oak, fruitwood and parquetry inlaid mural livery cupboard,” West Country, circa 1640. Having a cyma-recta and dentilated cornice, above a flowing frilly-leaf carved frieze, with mask carved terminals, above a pair of spindle-filled cupboard doors, base moulding. Measurement: 78.5cm widex31cm deepx87cm high. Featured in lot 6. Estimate: £ 8,000 - 12,000 (9,700 USD - 14,000 USD)— “A rare Elizabeth I oak joint stool,” circa 1580. The top with eight pegs and narrow molded edge, the bicuspid-shaped rails carved with broad nulling, raised on slender baluster-turned and stop-fluted carved splayed legs joined by rare bicuspid-shaped stretchers. Measurement: 46.5cm widex27cm deepx51.5cm high. Featured in lot 331. Estimate: £ 8,000 - 12,000 (9,700 USD - 14,000 USD)For details, visit: https://www.bonhams.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.https://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin

Auction Preview: Italian Design at Quittenbaum Kunstauktionen GmbH, Munich, September 24

What: Italian DesignWhere: Quittenbaum Kunstauktionen GmbH, Theresienstrasse 60, Munich, D-80333, GermanyWhen: September 24, 4:00 pm GMTPublic Viewing: September 19, 2019, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, September 20, 2019, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, September 21, 2019, 1:00
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Auction Preview: Italian Design at Quittenbaum Kunstauktionen GmbH, Munich, September 24

What: Italian DesignWhere: Quittenbaum Kunstauktionen GmbH, Theresienstrasse 60, Munich, D-80333, GermanyWhen: September 24, 4:00 pm GMTPublic Viewing: September 19, 2019, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, September 20, 2019, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, September 21, 2019, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, September 22, 2019, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, September 23, 2019, 10:00 am to 6:00 pmTop Lots at the Sale:— “Panoplie Trumeau,” cicra 1955, Piero Fornasetti; G. Ponti, Made by Fornasetti, Milan. Wood, painted ivory white, gold foil, printed pattern. Horns of plenty, wreaths, hunt, fishing, fruit, musical instruments, astronomy and architecture; inside: Jester, with mandoline and champagne glass. Brass fittings, glass panes. Measurement: H. 218x80x41.5cm. Featured in lot 0256. Estimate: €50,000 - €70,000 (54,850 USD - 76,800 USD)— “Small cabinet ‘Panoplie,’” 1950s, Piero Fornasetti, Milan. Wooden box construction, painted black, golden lithograph. Measurement: H. 63x70x35cm. Featured in lot 0234. Estimate: €19,000 - €25,000 (20,850 USD - 27,400 USD)— “One-off table,” 1992/93, Gaetano Pesce. Synthetic resin, green, orange-yellow and red; metal rods. Measurement: H. 44x149x128cm. Featured in lot 0394. Estimate: €15,000 - €20,000 (16,450 USD - 21,950 USD)— “Pillola floor lamps,” 1968, C. Casati; E. Ponzio, Five lamps, made by Nai Ponteur, Bergamo. ABS plastic, acrylic, green, blue, yellow, dark red and white. Marked: Collezione nai design studio D.A.H. Measurement: H. 55cm, D. 13cm. Featured in lot 0302. Estimate: €6,000 - €8,000 (6,600 USD - 8,800 USD)— “Ultrafragola mirror,” 1970, Ettore Sottsass, Made by Poltronova, Pistoia. White plastic, flat glass. Measurement: H. 195x100.5x15cm. Featured in lot 0346. Estimate: €4,500 - €6,000 (4,950 USD - 6,600 USD)— “Floor light,” c. 1957, Angelo Lelli, Made by Arredoluce, Monza.  Brass, brass rods, part black, white and yellow glass, white marble. Measurement: H. 212cm, D. 48cm. Featured in lot 0228. Estimate: €4,000 - €6,000 (4,400 USD - 6,600 USD)— “Large Sideboard,” c. 1937, Osvaldo Borsani, Made by ABV Atelier Borsani, Varedo (attributed). Walnut, part carved, coated with green kid leather, black glass top. Measurement: H. 102.5x270x57.5cm. Featured in lot 0147. Estimate: €4,000 - €6,000 (4,400 USD - 6,600 USD)— “Fililla Fruit Bowl,” 1986, Ettore Sottsass, Made by Toso Vetri d’Arte, Murano for Memphis, Milan. Glass, light blue, purple and yellow. Opal white plates, slightly textured. Marked: E.Sottsass Per Memphis Milano. Measurement: H. 35cm, D. 29cm. Featured in lot 0320. Estimate: €3,000 - €4,000 (3,300 USD - 4,400 USD)— “1074 Floor Lamp,” 1957, Gino Sarfatti, Made by Arteluce, Milan. Cast iron, painted black, chrome-plated tubular metal, sheet aluminum. Measurement: H. 188.5cm. Featured in lot 0215. Estimate: €3,000 - €4,000 (3,300 USD - 4,400 USD)— “Two ‘Margherita’ easy chairs and one stool,” 1951, F. Albini, Made by Vittorio Bonacina, Como. Bamboo, rattan. Measurement: Easy chairs: H. 92.5x72x85cm; H. 99x72x81cm; stool: H. 32cm, D. 67cm. Featured in lot 0196. Estimate: €2,500 - €3,500 (2,750 USD - 3,850 USD)For details, visit: https://www.liveauctioneers.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.https://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin

Auction Preview: Modern, Classic and Collectable Timekeeper at Henry’s Auktionshaus AG, Mutterstadt, September 20

What: Modern, Classic and Collectable TimekeeperWhere: Henry’s Auktionshaus AG, An der Fohlenweide 12-14, Mutterstadt, 67112, GermanyWhen: September 20, 2:00 pm GMTPublic Viewing: The preview period starts on September 7, 2019.Top Lots at the Sale:— “De
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Auction Preview: Modern, Classic and Collectable Timekeeper at Henry’s Auktionshaus AG, Mutterstadt, September 20

What: Modern, Classic and Collectable TimekeeperWhere: Henry’s Auktionshaus AG, An der Fohlenweide 12-14, Mutterstadt, 67112, GermanyWhen: September 20, 2:00 pm GMTPublic Viewing: The preview period starts on September 7, 2019.Top Lots at the Sale:— “DeWitt Pressy Grande.” Complication very fine and extremely rare, astronomical gents wristwatch in platinum No. 1 from 5, Switzerland around 2004, reference PE.9601.20.M651, solid, three-piece construction case, on both sides sapphire glazed, measures approx. 42x49mm, total weight approx. 217g, original box & warranty card. Featured in lot 3231. Estimate: €150,000 - €250,000 (165,150 USD - 275,250 USD)— “A. Lange & Sohne” fine & rare 18k yellow gold Tourbillon Pour le Merite, reference 701.001, mad one a limited special edition of 150 pieces, three-piece construction case including leather strap with original 18k yellow gold deployant clasp, on both sides sapphire glazed, diameter approx. 38,5mm, original box & papers. Featured in lot 3433. Estimate: €100,000 - €150,000 (110,100 USD - 165,150 USD)— “Patek Philippe/Gubelin” — very fine & rare, oversized 18k yellow gold ‘Jumbo’ Nautilus gents wristwatch reference 3700 designed by Gerald Genta with original certificate, self winding, Switzerland, retailed by Gubelin in May 1980, two-piece construction case, measures approx. 42x44mm, length approx. 19cm. Featured in lot 3431. Estimate: €60,000 - €100,000 (66,050 USD - 110,100 USD)— “A. Lange & Sohne” — extremely fine & rare platinum Lange 1-Tourbillon ‘Centennial Tourbillon,’ reference 704.025, made in a limited special edition of 150 pieces limited special edition based on Lange 1 developed minutes tourbillon, three-piece construction case including original leather strap with original platinum buckle, diameter approx. 38.5mm, original box & papers. Featured in lot 3398. Estimate: €50,000 - €80,000 (55,050 USD - 88,100 USD)— “Rolex/Tiffany” Sea-Dweller ‘Double Red’ reference 1665 very rare diving watch in steel, Switzerland, around 1972, self winding, oyster case with black turning bezel, screwed down case back with straight Rolex-lettering & winding crown, later nearly new oyster bracelet reference 93150, diameter approx. 40mm, length approx. 20cm. Featured in lot 3424. Estimate: €50,000 - €80,000 (55,050 USD - 88,100 USD)— “A. Lange & Sohne” fine & rare platinum wristwatch Anniversary-Langematik, self winding, reference 302.025, made in a limited special edition of 500 pieces, three-piece construction case including leather strap with original platinum-buckle, on both sides sapphire glazed, diameter approx. 37mm, original box & papers. Featured in lot 3396. Estimate: €30,000 - €50,000 (33,050 USD - 55,050 USD)— “A. Lange & Sohne” very fine and extremely rare 18k yellow gold gents wristwatch Lange 1A, manual winding, Germany around 1998, reference 112.021, made in a limited edition of 100 pieces, three-piece construction case including original leather strap with original 18k yellow gold buckle, on both sides sapphire glazed, diameter approx. 38,5mm, original box & papers. Featured in lot 3432. Estimate: €30,000 - €50,000 (33,050 USD - 55,050 USD)For details, visit: https://www.liveauctioneers.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.https://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin

Auction Preview: The Air and Space Sale at Bonhams, New York, September 17

What: The Air and Space SaleWhere: Bonhams, 580 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022, U.S.AWhen: September 17, 1:00 pm EDTPublic Viewing: September 14, 2019, 12:00 - 17:00 EDT, September 15, 2019, 12:00 - 17:00 EDT, September 16, 2019, 10:00 - 17:00 EDT, Septem
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Auction Preview: The Air and Space Sale at Bonhams, New York, September 17

What: The Air and Space SaleWhere: Bonhams, 580 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022, U.S.AWhen: September 17, 1:00 pm EDTPublic Viewing: September 14, 2019, 12:00 - 17:00 EDT, September 15, 2019, 12:00 - 17:00 EDT, September 16, 2019, 10:00 - 17:00 EDT, September 17, 2019 10:00 - 12:00 EDTTop Lots at the Sale:— “SPUTNIK-1 EMC/EMI Lab Model,” 1957. Full scale vintage test model of the Sputnik-1 satellite, Moscow, [February, 1957], serial number “OKб-1/001/1957,” with live transmitter (modern 12 volt power supply included). Polished metal sphere with four external antennae, approximately 23 inches in diameter on manganese brass stand with anti-static o-ring, stand approximately 57 inches (1,448 mm) tall, stand and model together approximately 78 inches (1,981 mm) tall, weighing approximately 100 lbs. Featured in lot 34. Estimate: 400,000 USD - 600,000 USD— “Early Aviation Photography Archive,” Chronicling 20th Century Aviation from the Earliest Wright Brothers Images Through to Commercial and Military Applications. Over 1,300 photographs, generally silver gelatin prints, approximately 13 1/2x10 1/4 inches through 2 3/8x3 3/8 inches, early 1900s through c.1945, many with editor’s marks, publication stamps on verso. Featured in lot 4. Estimate: 50,000 USD - 70,000 USD— “CIAM/NASA Wind Tunnel Model,” 1991. Metal test model, 126 inches in length, approximately 8-1/2 inches in diameter. Rotating tail fins. Contained in a white-painted fiberglass custom-fitted transport case with red “NASA” lettering. Featured in lot 56. Estimate: 25,000 USD - 35,000 USD— “Alexei Leonov on Apollo-Soyuz, Extensive Manuscript by Leonov Detailing the Mission.” Autograph Manuscript, 52 pages, recto only, approximately 12x8 1/4 inches, in Russian, [1975], with extensive corrections and additions. * With: Autograph Manuscript Signed (“Leonov”), 1 page, 12x8 1/2 inches, in Russian, [c. 1995]. Featured in lot 48. Estimate: 20,000 USD - 30,000 USD— “First Telephone Call to the Moon,” President Nixon and the Apollo Crew Sign a Partial Transcript of the Historic First Call to the Moon. Document Signed (“Richard Nixon,” “Neil Armstrong,” “Buzz Aldrin,” and “M Collins”) 1 p, dated July 20, 1969. Featured in lot 90. Estimate: 20,000 USD - 30,000 USD— “Apollo 17 Flight Plan Flown to the Lunar Surface.” Flown Apollo 17 Flight Plan, pp a-g, on four sheets printed recto and verso. NASA/MSC, November 6, 1972, 5 1/2x8 inches. Signed on each of the eight pages by Gene Cernan including on the provenance label on the final, blank page. With a Typed Letter Signed by Gene Cernan. Featured in lot 136. Estimate: 20,000 USD - 30,000 USD— “Apollo-Soyuz Cyclogram From General Kerim A. Kerimov, Used by the General to Follow the Entire Mission.” Original manuscript consisting of seven tri-fold charts in string-bound wrappers, 6 1/2x5 1/2 inches with each chart unfolding to 6x16 inches, pen and crayon with charts on graph paper and wrappers on thicker stock, signed by Kerimov, July 11, 1975, in Russian. Featured in lot 49. Estimate: 18,000 USD - 25,000 USDFor details, visit: https://www.bonhams.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.https://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin

Auction Preview: Antique and Modern Jewelry at Drouot, Paris, September 13

What: Antique and Modern JewelryWhere: Drouot, Room 11 — Drouot-Richelieu — 9, rue Drouot, 75009, ParisWhen: September 13, 2:00 pmPublic Viewing: September 12 — 11: 00am - 9: 00pm — September  13 — 11: 00am - 12: 00pmTop Lots at the Sale:—
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Auction Preview: Antique and Modern Jewelry at Drouot, Paris, September 13

What: Antique and Modern JewelryWhere: Drouot, Room 11 — Drouot-Richelieu — 9, rue Drouot, 75009, ParisWhen: September 13, 2:00 pmPublic Viewing: September 12 — 11: 00am - 9: 00pm — September  13 — 11: 00am - 12: 00pmTop Lots at the Sale:— “Platinum octagon ring” with a brilliant cut diamond in a double entourage of smaller diamonds. Finger size: 52. Gross P. 7.4g. Featured in lot 358. Estimate: 10,000 - 12,000 € (11,050 USD - 13,250 USD)— “Yellow gold ‘Solitaire’ ring,” embellished with an old cushion-cut diamond weighing approximately 3.62 carats. Finger size: 51. Gross P.: 6.2g. Featured in lot 392. Estimate: 9,500 - 10,000 € (10,500 USD - 11,050 USD)— “White gold ring,” decorated with a cushion diamond weighing 3.24 carats, supported by two shuttle diamonds. Finger size: 53. Gross P. 4.5g. Featured in lot 361. Estimate: 8,800 - 9,000 € (9,750 USD - 9,950 USD)— “White gold ring” with oval sapphire and brilliant cut diamonds. Weight: 8.09 carats. Origin: Ceylon. With certificate of the LFG (French laboratory of gemology). Finger size: 54. Gross P. 7.3g. Featured in lot 326. Estimate: 7,000 - 9,000 € (7,750 USD - 9,950 USD)— “Bracelet Line” in platinum and white gold, adorned with brilliant cut diamonds. Total weight of diamonds: about 6 carats. Length: 18cm. Gross: 24.4g. Featured in lot 213. Estimate: 6,500 - 6,800 € (7,200 USD - 7,500 USD)— “White gold ring,” adorned with a brilliant cut diamond surrounded by smaller diamonds, the setting set with diamonds. Diamond weight: 1.01 carat. Color: E. Exceptional white. Purity: VVS1. With certificate from the GIA (American Gemology Laboratory). Finger size: 53. Gross pf: 3.4g. Featured in lot 221. Estimate: 6,500 - 7,000 € (7,200 USD - 7,750 USD)— “White gold hexagon ring,” embellished with a 1.90 carat brilliant cut diamond in a double entourage of smaller diamonds. Finger size: 61. Gross P. 9.8g. Featured in lot 324. Estimate: 6,500 - 7,000 € (7,200 USD - 7,750 USD)— “White gold ring,” embellished with a yellow diamond edged with baguette diamonds and smaller brilliant cut diamonds. Diamond weight: 1.82 carats. Color: Fancy Light Yellow.  Purity: VVS2. With certificate of the GIA (American laboratory of Gemmology). Finger size: 52. Gross p.: 3.8g. Featured in lot 315. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 € (6,650 USD - 8,850 USD)— “Articulated bracelet” in openwork platinum with links engraved with geometric decorations entirely set with old cut diamonds, four of which are more important. Art Deco period. Length: 18.5cm. Gross: 35.8g. Featured in lot 235. Estimate: 5,200 - 5,500 € (5,750 USD - 6,100 USD)— “Yellow gold lapel clip” with knot motif entirely set with antique cut diamonds. Total weight of diamonds: approximately 7 carats. Dimensions: 4.3x3.5cm. Gross: 19g. Featured in lot 142. Estimate: 5,000 - 5,200 € (5,550 USD - 5,750 USD)For details, visit: https://www.drouot.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the salehttps://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin

Auction Preview: Goodwood Revival Collector’s Motor Cars and Automobilia at Bonhams, Chichester, September 14

What: Goodwood Revival Collector’s Motor Cars and AutomobiliaWhere: Bonhams, Goodwood, Goodwood Estate, Chichester, PO18 0PXWhen: September 14, 11:00 am BSTPublic Viewing: September 13, 2019, 09:00 - 17:00 BSTTop Lots at the Sale:— “2018 Ford GT Coupe,
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Auction Preview: Goodwood Revival Collector’s Motor Cars and Automobilia at Bonhams, Chichester, September 14

What: Goodwood Revival Collector’s Motor Cars and AutomobiliaWhere: Bonhams, Goodwood, Goodwood Estate, Chichester, PO18 0PXWhen: September 14, 11:00 am BSTPublic Viewing: September 13, 2019, 09:00 - 17:00 BSTTop Lots at the Sale:— “2018 Ford GT Coupe,” Registration no. GX18 DSZ, Chassis no. 2FAGP9CW3JH100062. Modern reworking of an iconic racing GT. Exceptional specification. Approximately 900 miles from new. Featured in lot 230. Refer to department for estimate— “1961 Aston Martin DB4GT Sports Saloon,” Registration no. not UK registered, Chassis no. DB4GT/0161/R. One of only 45 right-hand drive examples. Continuous history. Present long-term private ownership for over 28 years. Excellent restored condition. Featured in lot 276. Estimate: £2,200,000 - 2,800,000 (2,700,000 USD - 3,400,000 USD)— “1935 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante,” Coachwork by Bugatti, Registration no. DYF 4, Chassis no. 57252. One of only three Type 57s completed with Atalante coachwork. The only known survivor. Known ownership history. Original chassis, engine, gearbox, and body, etc. — all numbered and matching. Acquired by the late Barry Burnett in 2008. Recently serviced and got running by Edwards Motorsport. Featured in lot 218. Estimate: £1,000,000 - 1,500,000 (1,200,000 USD - 1,800,000 USD)— “1969 Aston Martin DB6 Mark 2 Volante Convertible to Vantage Specification,” Registration no. BMU 947, Chassis no. DB6MK2VC/3754/R. One of only 36 DB6 Mark 2 Volantes made. Converted to Vantage specification by the factory. Previous long-term enthusiast ownership. Purchased by Peter Phillips in 2013. Maintained by Stratton Motor Company. Featured in lot 264. Estimate: £650,000 - 750,000 (790,000 USD - 920,000 USD)— “1961 Jaguar E-Type Semi-Lightweight Competition Roadster with Hardtop,” Registration no. 9 VPD, Chassis no. 850007. One of seven ‘Project ZP537/24’ cars (the very first competition E-Types). The fourth oldest E-Type roadster surviving. Supplied new to John Coombs and sister car to ‘4 WPD’ (the first Lightweight E-Type). Coombs’ spare car and demonstrator. In-period competition history (1961). Restored to a highly competitive semi-lightweight specification. Featured in lot 253. Estimate: £600,000 - 750,000 (730,000 USD - 920,000 USD)— “1929 Bentley 4½-Litre Tourer,” Coachwork by R Harrison & Son, Registration no. GU 9000, Chassis no. NX3468. A completely matching-numbers example. Known ownership history. Engine overhauled by Hoffman & Mountford in the late 1960s. Present ownership since 1993. Preceding ownership 1959-1993. Featured in lot 248. Estimate: £ 480,000 - 600,000 (590,000 USD - 730,000 USD)— “1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ Berlinetta,” Coachwork by Carrozzeria Pininfarina/Scaglietti, Registration no. VDA 131H, Chassis no. 13435. Delivered new to the British School of Motoring. One of only 158 right-hand drive models. Comprehensive history file. Ferrari Classiche certified. Featured in lot 276. Estimate: £450,000 - 550,000 (550,000 USD - 670,000 USD)For details, visit: https://www.bonhams.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the salehttps://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin

Nick Jonas and John Varvatos Join Stoli Group To Launch Villa One™ Tequila

 Nick Jonas and John Varvatos, along with one of the world's leading premium spirits organizations, Stoli Group, to introduce a new joint project Villa One™ Tequila. Jonas and Varvatos were inspired to collaborate and launch their own tequila bran
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Nick Jonas and John Varvatos Join Stoli Group To Launch Villa One™ Tequila

 Nick Jonas and John Varvatos, along with one of the world's leading premium spirits organizations, Stoli Group, to introduce a new joint project Villa One™ Tequila. Jonas and Varvatos were inspired to collaborate and launch their own tequila brand during a trip to Mexico in 2018 with family and friends. The idea quickly turned into a viable venture with a name: Villa One, in the spirit of the property they were staying in and the enjoyment of spending time with loved ones.The ultra-premium tequila brand comes in Silver, Reposado, and Añejo expressions and will begin a national rollout across the US this September. The two creative minds behind it come from the world of music, film, and fashion. To ensure that Villa One was crafted with keeping in mind the highest production standards, Jonas and Varvatos partnered with Stoli Group and its Fabrica de Tequilas Finos distillery, located at the foot of Tequila Hill in Jalisco, Mexico. Production was led by Master Distiller, Arturo Fuentes, also known as “the godfather of tequila,” who has more than three decades of distilling experience.“When it came to Villa One, it was critical to us that we take part in the decision-making process every step of the way and, now, we feel that this is exactly the tequila we sought out to create almost two years ago,” said Jonas.The tequila is offered in three expressions, each of which is 80-proof or 40 percent alcohol by volume (ABV). All are priced and aged differently, the Silver being a clear liquid that is bottled immediately upon production; Reposado is a light gold liquid that is aged in American oak barrels for six months before being bottled; while Añejo is aged for more than 12 months in American oak barrels.For more details, visit: www.villaonetequila.com  https://www.blouinartinfo.com/              Founder: Louise Blouin

Auction Preview: Jewellery at Dorotheum, Vienna, September 6

What: JewelleryWhere: Dorotheum, 17 Dorotheergasse, 1010, ViennaWhen: September 6, 2:00 pmPublic Viewing: 22.08.2019 - 05.09.2019Top Lots at the Sale:— “Brilliant Sapphire Trimming” — White gold 750, brilliants total weight ca. 15 ct, sapphires in cab
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Auction Preview: Jewellery at Dorotheum, Vienna, September 6

What: JewelleryWhere: Dorotheum, 17 Dorotheergasse, 1010, ViennaWhen: September 6, 2:00 pmPublic Viewing: 22.08.2019 - 05.09.2019Top Lots at the Sale:— “Brilliant Sapphire Trimming” — White gold 750, brilliants total weight ca. 15 ct, sapphires in cabochon drop cut total weight ca. 38 ct, consisting of: brooch, 2 ear clips, 55.7 g. Featured in lot 145-046643 / 0002. Starting Price: EUR 15,000 (17,000 USD)— “Brilliant Heart” — White gold 750, brilliants total weight approx.24.00 ct, collapsible collant, 51.5 g. Featured in lot 316-148655 / 0002. Starting Price: EUR 15,000 (17,000 USD)— “Emerald ring,” approx. 6.50 ct — Platinum 950, baguette cut diamonds total weight approx. 0.80 ct 7 g, RW 57, emerald with fine surface features. Featured in lot 145-045704 / 0002. Starting Price: EUR 11,000 (12,000 USD)— “Petochi Brillant Collier,” totaling approx. 18 ct - Gold 750, length ca. 42 cm, satchel, safety closure, 76.2 g, original case. Featured in lot 145-046945 / 0001. Starting Price: EUR 10,000 (11,000 USD)— “Diamond Necklace,” approx. 12 ct — White gold 750, old cut diamonds, length approx. 41 cm, socket clasp, 53.8 g, alteration on the clasp, parts have been added. Featured in lot 145-046451 / 0001. Starting Price: EUR 7,000 (7,800 USD)— “South Sea Culture Pearl Necklace”— Diameter approx. 13.5-16 mm, buckle white gold 750, brilliants total weight approx. 2.15 ct, length approx. 45 cm, 136.1 g. Featured in lot 145-047433 / 0001. Starting Price: EUR 7,000 (7,800 USD)— “Diamond Brooch,” totaling approx. 4.75 ct — White gold 585, old-cut brilliants u. diamonds, platinum pads, 13.8 g. Featured in lot 145-047369 / 0007. Starting Price: EUR 6,500 (7,200 USD)— “Brillant clip-on Earrings,” together approx. 9.10 ct — Rose gold 750, 18.3 g, with pens. Featured in lot 145-046930 / 0001. Starting Price: EUR 6,000 (6,700 USD)— “Enamel Bracelet” — Approx. 0.15 ct, synthetic rubies, length approx. 21.5 cm, buckle, safety chains, not original, 177.5 g. Featured in lot 145-047140 / 0001. Starting Price: EUR 6,000 (6,700 USD)— “Brilliant Sapphire Necklace” — Gold 750, brilliants total weight ca. 3 ct, sapphires total weight ca. 80 ct, length ca. 38.5 cm, satchel, security clasp, 94 g. Featured in lot 145-047270 / 0001. Starting Price: EUR 6,000 (6,700 USD)— “South Sea Culture Pearl Necklace” — Diameter approx. 13-15.4 mm, buckle white gold 750, brilliants, length approx. 43.5 cm, 119.4 g. Featured in lot 145-046762 / 0005. Starting Price: EUR 5,500 (6,100 USD)— “Brilliant Bracelet,” totaling approx. 7.85 ct — White gold 750, length approx. 18.5 cm Satchel, safety closure, 31.2 g. Featured in lot 145-046660 / 0010. Starting Price: EUR 5,500 (6,100 USD)For details, visit: https://www.dorotheum.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the salehttps://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin

Auction Preview: Chinese Bronze, Porcelain, Jade and Silver at Hong Kong Washington Company, Kowloon, August 31

What: Chinese Bronze, Porcelain, Jade and SilverWhere: Hong Kong Washington Company, 373 Kilung St. 6/F, Kowloon, Hong KongWhen: August 31, 6:00 pm PSTTop Lots at the Sale:— “White Jade Seal with Chinese and Manchurian Scripts.” This is an important Qia
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Auction Preview: Chinese Bronze, Porcelain, Jade and Silver at Hong Kong Washington Company, Kowloon, August 31

What: Chinese Bronze, Porcelain, Jade and SilverWhere: Hong Kong Washington Company, 373 Kilung St. 6/F, Kowloon, Hong KongWhen: August 31, 6:00 pm PSTTop Lots at the Sale:— “White Jade Seal with Chinese and Manchurian Scripts.” This is an important Qianlong Emperor’s white jade seal. The face has carved with four characters ‘Emperor’s Shun Bao.’ This seal was used in recruiting army or war order. The finial has carved with two dragons. Dimensions: Face area: 4 in. X 4 in., H 3 3/4 in. Featured in lot 67. Estimate: 30,000 USD - 50,000 USD— “Bronze Water Basin with Inscriptions.” This is an important Western Zhou water basin with inscriptions. It has 18 rows and 15 words in each row, total 270 characters. This is one of the Western Zhou bronzes that has the most inscriptions. Dimensions: Diameter 11 1/4 in., H (over handle) 4 1/2 in. Featured in lot 83. Estimate: 20,000 USD - 30,000 USD— “Rock Crystal Carving of Guanyin.” This is a very rare Tang Dynasty Guanyin because it was carved from a large piece of natural crystal. It is translucent when light is shined on it. It is an excellent piece of Guanyin crystal sculpture. This is indeed a national treasure. Dimensions: H 19 3/4 in. Featured in lot 99. Estimate: 20,000 USD - 30,000 USD— “Rue Yao Imperial Parrot Vase.” This is a very important Song Dynasty Ru Yao vase in the shape of a parrot. Ru Yao is very rare and is considered the national treasure of China. Dimensions: H 7 1/2 in. Featured in lot 52. Estimate: 15,000 USD - 30,000 USD— “Owl Shape Container with Inscriptions.” This is a rare Shang Dynasty bronze owl shape container with inscriptions. It is decorated with Taotie, serpine motifs. This is indeed a national treasure. Dimensions: H 16 in. Featured in lot 125. Estimate: 15,000 USD - 20,000 USD— “Bronze Man Hugging Baby.” This is a very important Western Zhou bronze in the shape of a man hugging his baby. This is indeed a national treasure because this is the only one ever reported. Dimensions: H 12 1/2 in. Featured in lot 5. Estimate: 15,000 USD - 20,000 USD— “Exquisite Han Dynasty Bronze Duck Shape Lamp with Fish in Mouth.” This is an exquisite Han Dynasty duck shape lamp with a fish in its mouth. The design is very unique making this bronze lamp very decorative. Dimensions: H 21 in. Featured in lot 103. Estimate: 10,000 USD - 20,000 USD— “Blue Guan with Gilt-silver Dragon Motif.” This is an important Yuan Dynasty porcelain because using gilt and silver to depict the dragon motif is very rare in this period. Also, blue glaze in Yuan Dynasty is considered to be the most precious porcelain. Dimensions: H 10 in. Date: 1279-1368. Featured in lot 62. Estimate: 10,000 USD - 15,000 USDFor details, visit: https://www.invaluable.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the salehttps://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin

Auction Preview: The Spirit of China — Kweichow Moutai at Christie’s, Shanghai, September 21

What: The Spirit of China — Kweichow MoutaiWhere: Christie’s, No.97 Yuanmingyuan Road, 1st Floor, Ampire Building, ShanghaiWhen: September 11, 11:00 amPublic Viewing: September 19, 10am - 9pm, September 20, 10am - 6pm, September 21, 10am - 1pmTop Lots at
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Auction Preview: The Spirit of China — Kweichow Moutai at Christie’s, Shanghai, September 21

What: The Spirit of China — Kweichow MoutaiWhere: Christie’s, No.97 Yuanmingyuan Road, 1st Floor, Ampire Building, ShanghaiWhen: September 11, 11:00 amPublic Viewing: September 19, 10am - 9pm, September 20, 10am - 6pm, September 21, 10am - 1pmTop Lots at the Sale:— “FeiTian Maotai 1977” — In original carton. Seven slightly damaged labels. Included year 1977 packing list, 12 bottles (540ml) per lot. Featured in lot 87. Estimate: CNY 700,000 - CNY 1,200,000 (USD 99,800 - USD 171,070)— “Top Ten Bronzes Moutai 2011” — In original wooden case with individual leather box, 10 bottles (500ml) per lot. Featured in lot 97. Estimate: CNY 350,000 - CNY 650,000 (USD 49,900 - USD 92,660)— “The Centennial Celebration Special Moutai 2015” — In original carton with wooden base. Limited edition no. 756, 2 bottles (25L) per lot. Featured in lot 98. Estimate: CNY 350,000 - CNY 650,000 (USD 49,900 - USD 92,660)— “Monkey King Moutai 2017” — In original wooden case, 1 bottle (15L) per lot. Featured in lot 100. Estimate: CNY 260,000 - CNY 450,000 (USD 37,070 - USD 64,150)— “FeiTian Moutai 2016” — In original carton, blue bottle. One case opened for photo shooting, others remain sealed, 60 bottles (500ml) per lot. Featured in lot 107. Estimate: CNY 150,000 - CNY 250,000 (USD 21,400 - USD 35,650)— “The 7th Guizhou International Alcoholic Beverages Expo Commemoration Moutai 2017” — In original carton, 60 bottles (500ml) per lot. Featured in lot 101. Estimate: CNY 130,000 - CNY 220,000 (USD 18,530 - USD 31,360)— “Feitian Moutai 2019” — In original carton, blue bottle. One case opened for photo shooting, others remain sealed, 60 bottles (500ml) per lot. Featured in lot 108. Estimate: CNY 120,000 - CNY 200,000 (USD 17,100 - USD 28,510)— “KuiHua Moutai 1970s” — One slightly stained and slightly damaged label, 1 bottle (540ml) per lot. Featured in lot 1. Estimate: CNY 100,000 - CNY 200,000 (USD 14,250 - USD 28,510)— “WuXing Three Great Revolution Moutai 1972” — One slightly damaged capsule. One slightly damaged label, 1 bottle (540ml) per lot. Featured in lot 4. Estimate: CNY 100,000 - CNY 200,000 (USD 14,250 - USD 28,510)— “WuXing Screw Cap Moutai 1993” — One very slightly damaged label. Two slightly damaged labels. Three damaged labels, six bottles (500ml) per lot. Featured in lot 43. Estimate: CNY 90,000 - CNY 140,000 (USD 12,830 - USD 19,950)— “Feitian Screw Cap Moutai 1996” — One slightly damaged labels. Five damaged labels. One slightly folded on the top right corner of the label, 6 bottles (500ml) per lot. Featured in lot 56. Estimate: CNY 90,000 - CNY 140,000 (USD 12,830 - USD 19,950)— “ZhenPin Screw Cap Moutai 1993” — Three slightly stained labels. Three very slightly damaged labels, six bottles (500ml) per lot. Featured in lot 63. Estimate: CNY 90,000 - CNY 140,000 (USD 12,830 - USD 19,950)For details, visit: https://www.christies.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the salehttps://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin

JNA Awards to Honor Three Retail Pioneers in Jewelry Industry for Lifetime Achievement

 The JNA Awards is honoring three leaders from the jewelry industry with the Lifetime Achievement Award.The recipients of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award are Cao Thi Ngoc Dung, Founder and Chairperson of Phu Nhuan Jewelry Joint Stock Company (PN
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JNA Awards to Honor Three Retail Pioneers in Jewelry Industry for Lifetime Achievement

 The JNA Awards is honoring three leaders from the jewelry industry with the Lifetime Achievement Award.The recipients of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award are Cao Thi Ngoc Dung, Founder and Chairperson of Phu Nhuan Jewelry Joint Stock Company (PNJ); Hung Ming Li, Founder and Chairman of Taiwan-based Chii Lih Coral (Chii Lih); and Wang Chun Li, Managing Director and General Manager of Beijing Caishikou Department Store (Beijing Caibai).“The JNA Awards was founded to recognize innovative ideas, best-in-class business practices and successful business models. Honoring these ladies with such vision and perseverance exemplifies what this award stands for,” says Letitia Chow, Chairperson of the JNA Awards and Director of Business Development — Jewelry Group at Informa Markets.All the recipients share the same passion of transforming the retail sector and to influence the industry in their own particular way.Cao started out with the intention of reviving the traditional Vietnamese jewelry industry. Under her leadership, PNJ has grown from an initial team of 20 to become the largest jewelry retailer in Vietnam. It now employs nearly 7,000 staff. Her products reach nearly 400 outlets in 55 provinces.Hung established Chii Lih in 1973. Her mission was to bring Taiwan’s most precious gem corals to the world. Her company has grown from a small traditional coral processing factory and wholesaler in Kaohsiung, to a world-renowned jewelry enterprise over the past 40 years.Wang headed the yellow gold products department at Beijing Caibai. It operated as a department store with a small team. It gradually grew to become the first enterprise in China to sell CNY 100 million (USD 14.5million) of yellow gold in 1994. It evolved into a specialized gold jewelry store, consistently topping sales chart in Beijing and retail stores in China for 29 years. They will be felicitated at the JNA Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner on September 17, during the September Hong Kong Jewelry & Gem Fair.For more information, visit http://www.JNAawards.com/ https://www.blouinartinfo.com/              Founder: Louise Blouin

Auction Preview: Fine Wines & Spirits at Artcurial, Paris, September 12-13

What: Fine Wines & SpiritsWhere: Artcurial, 7 roundabout Champs-Elysees, 75008, Paris, FranceWhen: September 12-13, 2:00 pmPublic Viewing: September 11, from noon to 5 pmTop Lots at the Sale:— “12 bottles Petrus 1988 Pomerol” (torn labels, lightly p
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Auction Preview: Fine Wines & Spirits at Artcurial, Paris, September 12-13

What: Fine Wines & SpiritsWhere: Artcurial, 7 roundabout Champs-Elysees, 75008, Paris, FranceWhen: September 12-13, 2:00 pmPublic Viewing: September 11, from noon to 5 pmTop Lots at the Sale:— “12 bottles Petrus 1988 Pomerol” (torn labels, lightly peeled) Original wooden case (damaged). Featured in lot 342. Estimate: 14,500 - 16,000 € (16,150 USD - 17,800 USD)— “6 bottles Petrus 1989 Pomerol” (bottom of capsules damaged by the strips, used capsules on the top and the skirt) Original wooden case. Featured in lot 343. Estimate: 13,500 - 15,000 € (15,000 USD - 16,700 USD)— “6 bottles Petrus 1989 Pomerol” (faded labels, three stained, one slightly torn, bottom of capsule used by wooden strips, three used capsules on the top) Original wooden case. Featured in lot 344. Estimate: 13,500 - 15,000 € (15,000 USD - 16,700 USD)— “6 bottles Petrus 1998 Pomerol.” Featured in lot 345. Estimate: 13,500 - 15,000 € (15,000 USD - 16,700 USD)— “6 bottles Petrus 1999 Pomerol” (two torn light labels). Featured in lot 346. Estimate: 9,000 - 9,600 € (10,000 USD - 10,700 USD)— “1 bottle Romanee Conti 1959 Grand Cru. Domaine de la Romanee Conti” (damaged, torn label, wax capsule, illegible stamp of Nicolas, very faded on the main label) Against label “This wine must be decanted” from Ets Nicolas). Featured in lot 506. Estimate: 9,000 - 10,000 € (10,000 USD - 11,150 USD)— “12 bottles Caisse Bordeaux Primeur 1986” — two bts: Castle Lafite Rothschild 1986 1st GC Pauillac (corroded capsules). Two bts: Castle Latour 1986 1st GC Pauillac (corroded capsules). Two bts: Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1986 1st GC Pauillac (one base neck, labels light stained). Two bts: Chateau Margaux 1986 1st GC Margaux (corroded capsules, faded labels). Two bts: Chateau Cheval Blanc 1986 1st GCC (A) Saint Emilion (faded labels). Two bts: PETRUS 1986 Pomerol (one stained light label, corroded capsules ) Original wooden case. Featured in lot 53. Estimate: 6,800 - 7,000 € (7,550 USD - 7,800 USD)— “12 bottles Caisse Bordeaux Primeur 1986” — two bts: Castle Lafite Rothschild 1986 1st GC Pauillac (torn capsules on the skirt). Two bts: Castle Latour 1986 1st GC Pauillac (used capsules). Two bts: Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1986 1st GC Pauillac (base neck, one torn light capsule skirt). Two bts: Chateau Margaux 1986 1st GC Margaux (faded labels, damaged light capsules, used). Two bts: Chateau Cheval Blanc 1986 1st GCC (A) Saint Emilion. Two bts: Petrus 1986 Pomerol (damaged capsules, used) Original wooden case (slightly damaged). Featured in lot 54. Estimate: 6,800 - 7,000 € (7,550 USD - 7,800 USD)For details, visit: https://www.artcurial.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the salehttps://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin

Auction Preview: California Jewels at Bonhams, Los Angeles, September 10

What: California JewelsWhere: Bonhams, 7601 W. Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90046When: September 10, 10:00 am PDTPublic Viewing: September 6, 2019, 12:00 - 17:00 PDT, September 7, 2019, 12:00 - 17:00 PDT, September 8, 2019, 12:00 - 17:00 PDT, September 9
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Auction Preview: California Jewels at Bonhams, Los Angeles, September 10

What: California JewelsWhere: Bonhams, 7601 W. Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90046When: September 10, 10:00 am PDTPublic Viewing: September 6, 2019, 12:00 - 17:00 PDT, September 7, 2019, 12:00 - 17:00 PDT, September 8, 2019, 12:00 - 17:00 PDT, September 9, 2019 12:00 - 17:00 PDTTop Lots at the Sale:— “A pair of diamond pendant earrings,” mounted in 18k white gold; estimated total diamond weight: 21.50cts; length: 2 1/2in. Featured in lot 65. Estimate: 25,000 USD - 30,000 USD— “A diamond ring,” centering a square modified brilliant-cut diamond weighing: 3.03cts; mounted in rhodium plated 14k gold; estimated total remaining diamond weight: 1.05cts; size: 6. Featured in lot 443. Estimate: 20,000 USD - 25,000 USD— “A jadeite and diamond ring,” centering an oval cabochon jade; mounted in platinum; size: 5. Featured in lot 301. Estimate: 18,000 USD - 22,000 USD— “An old European diamond ring,” circa 1910, centering an old European-cut diamond measuring approximately: 9.83 x 9.82 x 7.08mm; mounted in platinum; size: 5 1/2. Featured in lot 137. Estimate: 12,000 USD - 15,000 USD— “A sapphire, ruby and diamond necklace and ear clip set,” mounted in 18k gold; estimated total diamond weight: 12.75cts; gross weight approximately: 129 grams; necklace length: 17in.; earring length: 1 5/8in. Featured in lot 253. Estimate: 12,000 USD - 15,000 USD— “A pair of colored diamond and diamond studs,” centering two brilliant-cut diamonds weighing: 2.16cts and 2.12cts; mounted in blackened 18k gold; estimated total remaining diamond weight: 1.45cts; diameter: 1/2in. (brown diamonds untested for origin of color). Featured in lot 314. Estimate: 12,000 USD - 14,000 USD— “A Diamond Ring, Palmiero,” mounted in 18k rose gold; estimated total diamond weight: 13.10cts; size: 7 1/4; signed Palmiero. Featured in lot 48. Estimate: 10,000 USD - 15,000 USD— “A diamond brooch,” circa 1915, centering an old European-cut diamond approximately: 2.80cts; mounted in platinum; estimated remaining diamond weight: 1.20cts; length: 2 9/16in. Featured in lot 339. Estimate: 10,000 USD - 15,000 USD— “A diamond ring,” centering a round brilliant-cut diamond weighing: 2.46cts; mounted in 14k gold; size: 7. Featured in lot 37. Estimate: 10,000 USD - 15,000 USD— “An emerald and diamond bracelet,” centering an old European-cut diamond weighing: 2.02cts; mounted in 14k white gold and palladium; estimated total remaining diamond weight: 7.65cts; length: 8in. Featured in lot 356. Estimate: 10,000 USD - 12,000 USD— “A diamond chain,” mounted in 18k white gold; total diamond weight: 34.50cts; gross weight approximately: 35 grams; length: 76in. Featured in lot 70. Estimate: 10,000 USD - 12,000 USD— “A sapphire and diamond bracelet,” mounted in platinum; estimated total diamond weight: 10.00cts; gross weight approximately: 75 grams; length: 7in. Featured in lot 366. Estimate: 10,000 USD - 12,000 USDFor details, visit: https://www.bonhams.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the salehttps://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin

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