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Chicken Cock Whiskey Releases Beer Barrel Select

Inspired by the two award-winning limited releases — the 160th Anniversary 8-Year-Old Single Barrel Bourbon and 10-Year-Old Double Barrel Bourbon — Chicken Cock Whiskey recently released 1,800 bottles of Beer Barrel Select, a blend of 1.5-11.5 year old Ke
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Chicken Cock Whiskey Releases Beer Barrel Select

Inspired by the two award-winning limited releases — the 160th Anniversary 8-Year-Old Single Barrel Bourbon and 10-Year-Old Double Barrel Bourbon — Chicken Cock Whiskey recently released 1,800 bottles of Beer Barrel Select, a blend of 1.5-11.5 year old Kentucky Bourbons finished in Walnut Brown Ale barrels, as per the brand.“This most recent limited release from Chicken Cock Whiskey — one of the oldest American Whiskey brands, est. 1856 in Paris, Kentucky — is the result of creative partnership, a hallmark approach of the brand and its parent company, Grain & Barrel Spirits. In the summer of 2018, six barrels that had held Chicken Cock's 10-Year-Old Double Barrel Bourbon were given to Goodwood Brewing in Louisville to finish their Walnut Brown Ale,” says Chicken Cock Whiskey.Once finished, Goodwood Brewing handed over those six barrels back to Chicken Cock. Chicken Cock Master Distiller Gregg Snyder, working alongside O.Z. Tyler's Master Distiller Jacob Call, then filled them with a blend of 100% Kentucky Bourbon aged 1.5-11.5 years. The Bourbon was finished in the six barrels for six months before final blending and bottling, yielding a mere 1,800 bottles of this all-Kentucky collaborative release, according to the whiskey brand.Beer Barrel Select is believed to be full-bodied, producing initial notes of butterscotch, caramel, and vanilla, which are followed by a hint of toasted oak, and then a sweet finish with nut and chocolate flavors. Never chill-filtered, Beer Barrel Select retains the flavors and slight haze of the Walnut Brown Ale. Chicken Cock's unique, Prohibition-era bottle and «sipping glass» lid complete the heritage bourbon experience.Founded in 1856 in Paris, Kentucky (10 years before Jack Daniels), Chicken Cock rose to fame as the house whiskey at the Cotton Club, one of the most legendary speakeasies during Prohibition. Known as «The Famous Old Brand» and «The Whiskey in a Tin Can,» Chicken Cock was smuggled into the Club in sealed tin cans, then ceremoniously opened tableside, as per the brand.Established in 2012 by entrepreneur Matti Anttila, West Palm Beach, Florida-based Grain & Barrel Spirits is an emerging craft spirits company at home in the Southeast with production and sales partners around the world. Wholly-owned brands include Dixie Southern Vodka, the largest premium craft vodka produced in the Southeast; pre-Prohibition favorite Chicken Cock Whiskey; and The Endless Summer Spirits Company.Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the Beer Barrel Select.   https://www.blouinartinfo.com/              Founder: Louise Blouin

The Extravagant Release of HyperNature by Perrier-Jouët in Paris

Maison Perrier-Jouet recently brought together curious minds to participate in an unprecedented dialog between champagne and gastronomy, revolving around nature. The launch was celebrated with hundreds of special guests discovering HyperNature by Perrier-Joue
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The Extravagant Release of HyperNature by Perrier-Jouët in Paris

Maison Perrier-Jouet recently brought together curious minds to participate in an unprecedented dialog between champagne and gastronomy, revolving around nature. The launch was celebrated with hundreds of special guests discovering HyperNature by Perrier-Jouet, a unique experiences program curated by the Casa, according to Maison Perrier-Jouet.The event also witnessed a charming acoustic concert by French indie duo Brigitte. Among the guests at the launch were a series of House Artisans of Nature, an international community of ambassadors, representing a variety of creative fields, art and design, fashion and food, embodying House values. The Artisans of Nature, model Winnie Harlow, British designer Bethan Laura Wood, Michelin star chef Akrame Benallal, and the French gallery of contemporary art, Emmanuel Perrotin , were all present, spreading the free spirit of Maison Perrier-Jouet.The extraordinary setting on the rooftop of Le Dernier Etage in Paris was clubbed with the extravagance of Maison Perrier-Jouet's Art of Nature. The area was altered for next week, with nature reinvented to affirm itself at every moment and in each beautiful panoramic view of the city, enhancing the ambience while the day turns into night.“A varied program of workshops, facilities, live music, and celebrations that bring together art, nature, food and champagne as part of HyperNature by Perrier-Jouet will be held throughout the week. Among them, the Maison Perrier-Jouet Winery Master, Herve Deschamps, will perform exclusive tastings for clients (re) discover the floral and complex style that defined the Maison Perrier-Jouet champagne since its foundation in 1811. HyperNature table by Akrame, a harmonious meeting between the gastronomy of Akrame Benallal and the wine base of Perrier-Jouet, will be open for lunch and dinner during the week. Bethan Laura Wood's stunning and interactive full-length log carving will offer an extravagant ritual of tasting new champagne, while the aromas of the base wine Blanc de Blancs of Perrier-Jouet will be revealed with an innovative olfactory experience,” says Maison Perrier-Jouet.HyperNature by Perrier-Jouet is a unique chance to uncover more than 200 years of the heritage of Maison Perrier-Jouet and an opportunity to witness the universe of the Art of Nature.Maison Perrier-Jouet's has always taken the creative liberty and has been inspired by nature since its foundation. This enduring link between art and nature is now manifested through Art of Nature: the universe as seen by the House, to re-enact everyday life through the presence of wild and vibrant nature, according to Maison Perrier-Jouet.Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the event.  https://www.blouinartinfo.com/              Founder: Louise Blouin

Casio Joins Make Music Day Celebrations in New York

Casio America Inc. recently joined the Make Music celebrations by joining Make Music New York's Mass Appeal Vocals event performance. Since 2007, every year, Make Music New York has organized its Summer Solstice Music Celebration in June, producing free commu
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Casio Joins Make Music Day Celebrations in New York

Casio America Inc. recently joined the Make Music celebrations by joining Make Music New York's Mass Appeal Vocals event performance. Since 2007, every year, Make Music New York has organized its Summer Solstice Music Celebration in June, producing free community events and performances throughout the city for musicians of all ages, as per Casio.This year, Casio's PRIVIA PX-S1000 featured during its Mass Appeal Vocals performance event at the Naumberg Bandshell in Central Park, where singers and instrumentalists came together to perform Mozart's Requiem.«Casio is thrilled to return to Make Music New York this year and join the celebration with our latest addition to our PRIVIA digital piano line-up,» said Stephen Schmidt, Vice President of Casio's Electronic Music Instruments Division. «The PX-S1000 includes innovations that make playing the piano more enjoyable than ever, and we look forward to hearing it performed during Mozart's Requiem.» «Make Music New York is so happy to partner again with Casio to bring free music to the people of NYC as performed by our amazing home-grown talent,» said James Burke, Executive Director of Make Music New York. «Mass Appeal Vocals: Mozart's Requiem, open to singers of all ages and backgrounds and presented in the heart of Central Park, is a highlight of our 2019 line-up, and having a Casio PX-S1000 on hand to lead our orchestra and vocalists will make the concert ring.»“Casio's PRIVIA PX-S1000, the newly developed Smart Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard makes its slim depth possible, creating a new level of portability without sacrificing authenticity. Going beyond the accepted standards for hammer-action keyboard, the new design reproduces the individual response characteristics of each of the 88 keys on a grand piano. The AiR Sound Source delivers the natural tone of a grand piano with string and damper resonance, and even includes mechanical damper and key sounds. With the PX-S1000's Bluetooth audio playback feature, players can connect to their device and use the powerful built-in speaker system to listen or play along with their favorite songs,” says Casio.Casio America Inc. was founded in 1957, with markets calculators, keyboards, digital cameras, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers, and other consumer electronic products.The Make Music New York celebrates and connects New Yorkers with their communities and with each other; and energizes the shared social spaces that make NYC a cultural capital.   https://www.blouinartinfo.com/              Founder: Louise Blouin

Innovative Solutions and New Products Attract Buyers at Asia's Mid-Year Fine Jewelry Show

Occupying 70,000 square meters of exhibition space, June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair offered its exceptional brand of sourcing experience to thousands of buyers recently at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Divided into 21 them
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Innovative Solutions and New Products Attract Buyers at Asia's Mid-Year Fine Jewelry Show

Occupying 70,000 square meters of exhibition space, June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair offered its exceptional brand of sourcing experience to thousands of buyers recently at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Divided into 21 theme and 18 group pavilions for easier navigation, the exhibition trained its spotlight on the latest product releases and market updates impacting the trade with its roster of more than 1,900 exhibitors from 40 countries and regions, according to June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair.«The June Fair occupies a unique position in the industry,» says Celine Lau, Director of Jewellery Fairs at Informa Markets. «It literally brings the jewellery world under one roof, and it is perfectly timed for wholesalers, retailers and distributors who are building up their seasonal essentials.»This year’s fair witnessed two thematic zones, Technology and Lab-Grown Diamonds, and the industry-led Australia Pavilion under the national and group pavilions category.The fair also featured three seminars organized by ACODES (Colombian Association of Emerald Exporters), The Gemmological Association of Hong Kong and the Japan Pearl Promotion Society, which will highlight developments in the colored gemstone and pearl sectors.By-invitation-only events were also held. At one such event, the winners of the JNA Jewellery Design Competition 2018/19 were announced. The JNA Awards also revealed this year's finalists across 11 categories.“Prominent names in the diamond world will be unveiling collections in virtually every quality range at the Diamond Pavilion. The Fine Design Pavilion/Fine Gem Pavilion, one of the June Fair's premier destinations, will likewise present some of the rarest gifts of nature: diamonds of the highest degree of fire and sparkle, and coloured gemstones of the most exceptional quality,” says June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair.The jewelry fair is a hub and a popular destination for high concentration of established colored gemstone dealers, offering unmatched opportunities in sourcing the «Big Three» of the gemstone world, ruby, sapphire and emerald, and other exceptional gemstones in a range of prices and qualities. Pearls, the «Queen of Gems,» were also widely available both loose and set in jewelry. Expect suppliers to introduce edgy updates to classic styles using pearls in various shapes, from perfectly round gems to baroque and circled pearls.Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the event.   https://www.blouinartinfo.com/              Founder: Louise Blouin

Auction Preview: A Collection of Gold Boxes at Hampel Fine Art Auctions, Munich, June 27

What: A Collection of Gold BoxesWhere: Hampel Fine Art Auctions, Schellingstr. 44 / Villa Hampel, 80799 MunichWhen: June 27, 10:00 AMPublic Viewing: June 22 to 25 June 2019, 10 am to 5 pm; June 26, 9 am to 12 pmTop Lots at the Sale:— “Golddose mit Spielwe
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Auction Preview: A Collection of Gold Boxes at Hampel Fine Art Auctions, Munich, June 27

What: A Collection of Gold BoxesWhere: Hampel Fine Art Auctions, Schellingstr. 44 / Villa Hampel, 80799 MunichWhen: June 27, 10:00 AMPublic Viewing: June 22 to 25 June 2019, 10 am to 5 pm; June 26, 9 am to 12 pmTop Lots at the Sale:— “Golddose mit Spielwerk (Gold box with musical mechanism),” Probably the second half of the 18th century. No visible hallmark for gold, hallmark on inside of top SC. Rectangular shape with rounded edges and hinged hinged lid. Interior with hidden play mechanism. Partially blue enamelled with guilloche and ornamental decor. Measurement: 2.3x8x4.8cm; Weight: 212 g. Featured in lot 299. Estimate: EUR 20,000 - 25,000 (22,800 USD - 28,500 USD).— “Lapis Lazuli Golddose (Lapis lazuli gold box),” Nantes, ca. 1780. Rim hallmarked on inside and outside with cock's head, Edelweiss hallmark (Nantes?) and another rhombus-shaped hallmark on the inside which is hard to identify as it is rudimentary (probably maker's mark). Measurement: 2.8x6.9x5.1cm; Weight: 132 g. Featured in lot 298. Estimate: EUR 14,000 - 18,000 (16,000 USD - 20,500 USD).— “Himmelblau emaillierte Golddose mit Miniatur (Sky-blue enamelled gold box with miniature),” France, 18th/ 19th century. Inside rim with French hallmarks. Measurement: 1.8x7.7x4.6cm; Weight: 130 g. Featured in lot 300. Estimate: EUR 13,000 - 15,000 (14,800 USD - 17,100 USD).— “Porphyrdose mit Mikromosaik (Porphyry box with micromosaic),” Italy, 19th century. Double hallmark on inside rim with Italian assayer's mark and further mis-struck hallmark. With few signs of ageing and wear. Measurement: 2.6x9.7x6.1cm; Weight 245 g. Featured in lot 303. Estimate: EUR 10,000 - 15,000 (11,400 USD - 17,100 USD).— “Golddose mit feiner Emailmalerei (Gold box with fine enamel painting),” Austria, 19th century. Fineness mark and master's mark on inside. Yellow gold decorated with white, pink, and blue enamel. Lid with large enamel field with depiction of the Allegory of Love in the shape of a female nude in a stretch of water with two doves. In original case. Measurement: 1.4x9x5.8cm; Weight: 102 g. Featured in lot 306. Estimate: EUR 10,000 - 15,000 (11,400 USD - 17,100 USD).— “Franzosische Golddose mit blauem Email (French gold box with blue enamel),” France, second half of the 18th century. Base and cover each with mis-struck hallmarks. Measurement: 2.5x9.5x4cm. Featured in lot 297. Estimate: EUR 10,000 - 12,000 (11,400 USD - 13,700 USD).— “Golddose mit raphaelesken Putti (Gold can with raphaelesque putti),” Switzerland, early 19th century. Punch edge hallmarked with 14 kt and other devious punches. Measurement: 1.7x9.2x6.1cm. Featured in lot 305. Estimate: EUR 8,000 - 12,000 (9,100 USD - 13,700 USD).— “Dose mit Goldmontierung a deux couleur und Miniatur (Tin with gold mounting two color and Miniatur),” France, second half of the 18th century. Plug ring with devious French hallmark and small warranty mark as a republication from 1838. Measurement: Height: 4cm; Diameter: 8.6cm. Featured in lot 296. Estimate: EUR 8,000 - 12,000 (9,100D - 13,700 USD).For details, visit: https://www.hampel-auctions.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the salehttps://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin

Auction Preview: Silver at Hampel Fine Art Auctions, Munich, June 27

What: SilverWhere: Hampel Fine Art Auctions, Schellingstr. 44 / Villa Hampel, 80799 MunichWhen: June 27, 10:00 AMPublic Viewing: June 22 to June 25, 10 am to 5 pm; June 26, 9 am to 12 pmTop Lots at the Sale:— “Reiterdenkmal Kaiser Wilhelm I zu Munster in
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Auction Preview: Silver at Hampel Fine Art Auctions, Munich, June 27

What: SilverWhere: Hampel Fine Art Auctions, Schellingstr. 44 / Villa Hampel, 80799 MunichWhen: June 27, 10:00 AMPublic Viewing: June 22 to June 25, 10 am to 5 pm; June 26, 9 am to 12 pmTop Lots at the Sale:— “Reiterdenkmal Kaiser Wilhelm I zu Munster in Westfalen (Emperor William I - Monument for Minster),” Altena, 19th century. Silver crescent moon and crown 900 hallmark by the empire and Kunen Altena. Measurement: Height of sculpture: 26cm; Base: 20x24.3x13.8cm. Featured in lot 307. Estimate: EUR 30,000 — 40,000 (34,200 USD — 45,600 USD).— “Exzeptionelle Vermeil-Girandolen (Exotic Vermeilgirandoles),” Paris, around 1880. One foot each signed “J. Piault." Without recognizable silver hallmarks. Measurement: Height: 64cm;Total weight: 12900g. Featured in lot 312. Estimate: EUR 29,000 — 35,000 (33,000 USD — 39,900 USD).— “Tafelaufsatz in Form eines Schiffes (A silver ship centrepiece),” France, 19th century. Pseudo hallmarks on the sail and ship‘s bow. Silver; wrought, cast, turned and engraved. Signs of ageing and wear. One or two figures lost. The top part above the ship's hold is detachable as a lid. Measurement: Height: 74cm; Weight: 2480g. Featured in lot 318. Estimate: EUR 12,000 — 15,000 (13,700 USD — 17,100 USD). — “Große Bremer Prunkjardiniere (Great Bremen pomp jardiniere),” Bremen, 19th century. Hallmarked on the side: half-moon and crown, 800 fineness, company stamp Wilkens, model number 68464. Measurement: Height: 32.8cm; Width: 61cm; Weight: 5600g. Featured in lot 314. Estimate: EUR 12,000 — 14,000 (13,700 USD — 15,950 USD). — “Deutsche Aufsatzschale (German essay bowl),” Wohl Weimar, around 1873. No punches recognizable for us. The base with engraving “26. August 1873“. Stand ring with engraved name. Measurement: Height: 37.5cm; Weight: approx. 7700g. Featured in lot 340. Estimate: EUR 9,000 — 11,000 (10,250 USD — 12,550 USD). — “Paar figurliche Silberkandelaber (Pair of figurative silver candelabra)” Alessandria, 20th century. Hallmarked: 800 fineness and hallmark Alessandria with Makers Number 220. Measurement: Height: 51.5cm; Total weight: approx. 10,000g. Featured in lot 311. Estimate: EUR 8,000 — 10,000 (9,100 USD — 11,400 USD). — “Paar elegante Tafelaufsatze (Pair of elegant centerpieces),” Paris, 1887-1911. The stand each hallmarked with French hallmark for 950 silver and maker's mark Ande Aucoc. Measurement: Diameter: 24.2cm; Weight of both silver parts together: approx. 1790g. Featured in lot 329. Estimate: EUR 5,000 — 7,000 (5,700 USD — 8,000 USD). — “Londoner Samowar (London Samowar),” London, 1768. Hallmarked: Lion Passant, London Review, date letter n, maker's mark AF. Measurement: Height: 51.5cm; Weight: about 2800g. Featured in lot 331. Estimate: EUR 5,000 — 7,000 (5,700 USD — 8,000 USD).— “Zehn Silberteller (Ten silver plates)” — Bottom hallmarked with corporate brands of the silversmithgorham. Measurement: Diameter: 27.5cm; Total weight: approx. 6540g. Featured in lot 313 Estimate: EUR 5,000 — 6,000 (5,700 USD — 6,850 USD).For details, visit: https://www.hampel-auctions.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the salehttps://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin

Auction Preview: Jewellery & Wristwatches at Hampel Fine Art Auctions, Munich, June 27

What: Jewellery & WristwatchesWhere: Hampel Fine Art Auctions, Schellingstr. 44 / Villa Hampel, 80799 MunichWhen: June 27, 10:00 AMPublic Viewing: June 22 to June 25, 10 am to 5 pm; June 26, 9 am to 12 pmTop Lots at the Sale:— “Sapphire and diamond ne
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Auction Preview: Jewellery & Wristwatches at Hampel Fine Art Auctions, Munich, June 27

What: Jewellery & WristwatchesWhere: Hampel Fine Art Auctions, Schellingstr. 44 / Villa Hampel, 80799 MunichWhen: June 27, 10:00 AMPublic Viewing: June 22 to June 25, 10 am to 5 pm; June 26, 9 am to 12 pmTop Lots at the Sale:— “Sapphire and diamond necklace,” White gold and 18ct yellow gold. Elegant high-quality bicolor necklace with flexibly mounted left hand set with transparent cornflower blue sapphire in faceted pear-cut, 10.26ct, and fine brilliant-cut and baguette-cut diamonds, totaling about 6.7ct. Necklace length: approx. 43cm; Length of central part: approx. 5.2cm; Weight: approx. 94gr. Featured in lot 353. Estimate: 38,000 EUR — 42,000 EUR (43,300 USD - 47,900 USD).— “Diamond ring,” Platinum. Elegant high-quality ring set with a very fine pear-cut diamond, ca. 3.2ct G-H/VVS, framed by brilliant-cut diamonds, totalling ca. 1ct G-H/VVS. Ring size: 55; Weight: ca. 8gr. Featured in lot 352. Estimate: 25,000 EUR — 30,000 EUR (28,500 USD - 34,200 USD).— “Ruby and diamond ring,” Platinum, c. 1940.  Magnificent ring with unusual design set with central diamond, 2.31ct H / VS1, fine carre-cut and fancy-cut rubies, totaling about 3.5ct, and further old-cut, carre-cut and fancy-cut diamonds, totaling approx. 2.2ct. French hallmark and maker's mark. Size: 51; Weight: ca. 13.5g. Featured in lot 355. Estimate: 22,000 EUR — 24,000 EUR (25,100 USD - 27,350 USD).— “Diamond bracelet by Buccellati,” 18ct yellow gold and silver. Signed “BVCCELLATI”. Rare high-quality bracelet with six open-work and finely chased bicolour links, each set with fine brilliant-cut solitaire diamonds at centre, of which four are ca. 0.9 to 0.95ct each, and two ca. 1ct and 1.10ct each, H-I/VVS-VS and 48 diamond roses. Length: ca. 17.3cm; Width: ca. 1.2cm; Weight: ca. 32.2g. Featured in lot 342. Estimate: 18,000 EUR — 25,000 EUR (20,500 USD - 25,500 USD). — “Large antique carnelian gems in modern ring setting in gold,” Gemme, around 200 BC Chr. Height: 2.2cm; Width: 2cm; Diameter: 2cm. Featured in lot 346. Estimate: 15,000 EUR — 20,000 EUR (17,100 USD - 22,800 USD).— “Gold and diamond ‘Serpent Boheme’ set by Boucheron,”18ct yellow gold and platinum. Signed and numbered: “BOUCHERON”, A 8412879 and A 2961701. French guarantee hallmarks, circa 2010. Necklace length: approx. 40cm; Bracelet length: approx. 16.7cm; Length of earrings: about 1cm; Total weight: approx. 84g. Featured in lot 358. Estimate: 14,000 EUR — 16,000 EUR (15,950 USD - 18,250 USD).— “Art Deco diamond brooch,” Platinum, around 1940. Extraordinary fine Art Deco brooch set with a central old-cut diamond, approx. 1.8ct G / SI1, and further diamonds in old and baguette cut, total approx. 3.2ct. (11916710) (1) (16). Width: about 4.3cm; Weight: approx. 13.3g. Featured in lot 350. Estimate: 9,500 EUR — 10,500 EUR (10,800 USD - 11,950 USD). — “Smaragd-Brillantring,” Platinum. Classical-elegant, splendid ring set with an octagonal transparent emerald in the stair cut, approx. 3.7ct, framed by fine diamonds, total approx. 2ct. Emerald needs to be revised. (11916719) (1) (16). Ring size: 59; Weight: approx. 9.1g. Featured in lot 351. Estimate: 8,000 EUR — 10,000 EUR (9,100 USD - 11,400 USD).For details, visit: https://www.hampel-auctions.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the salehttps://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin

Givenchy Unveiled Men’s Spring/Summer 2020 Collection in Florence

Givenchy recently unveiled its Men’s Spring Summer 2020 collection. It is the first all-masculine collection designed by Clare Waight Keller. It was launched during the Pitti Immagine Uomo show in Florence.British Designer Clare Waight Keller has been servi
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Givenchy Unveiled Men’s Spring/Summer 2020 Collection in Florence

Givenchy recently unveiled its Men’s Spring Summer 2020 collection. It is the first all-masculine collection designed by Clare Waight Keller. It was launched during the Pitti Immagine Uomo show in Florence.British Designer Clare Waight Keller has been serving as Artistic Director of Maison Givenchy since May 2017. Her women’s collections have put her on to the pedestal and her talent brought her to Givenchy and further elevate it by being its creative head. Not just women’s clothing but men’s clothing too inspire her. She has been equally involved with the masculine silhouette and putting her creative juices to work for them. After all the success that she achieved by unveiling her debut silhouettes for men during Paris Fashion Week last winter, the Givenchy Artistic Director presented her first all-masculine collection in Florence, emitting a palpable energy and garnering fans appreciation.“In the labyrinthian gardens of Villa Palmieri, Givenchy men’s silhouettes breathed with ample volumes, set off by a palette ranging from fresco shades of damask rose, buttermilk and powder blue to inky midnight, burgundy and gunmetal. The chiaroscuro invokes the dark poetry of Charles Baudelaire, underscored by ‘Fleurs du Mal’ calligraphy fragmented into abstract prints,” says LVMH.The collection is a mix of formal and informal fashion, at times fusing the two. It includes body hugging cycling tops that acts like a second skin beneath suits, boxy short-sleeved shirts as well as cargo pants. Soft jackets in three-button and double-breasted shapes, sometimes sleeveless, are cut in gleaming technical cottons, crisp checks and subtle pinstripes, paired with straight or wide 90’s pans. The house of Givenchy was founded in 1952 by designer Hubert de Givenchy. Shirt dresses that are very popular these days was presented by Hubert de Givenchy in 1954. As a tribute to the penchant for opulence of the Maison’s founder Hubert de Givenchy, Italian jacquards are reborn as overcoats and pants, morphing from traditional scrolling florals into new pixelated forms, as per LVMH.For the uninitiated, Givenchy is a French luxury fashion as well as perfume house. The house manages the brand of haute couture clothing, accessories and Parfums Givenchy, perfumes and cosmetics. Givenchy is a member of Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture et du Pret-a-Porter. The brand is owned by luxury conglomerate LVMH. Keller is the first woman to hold the position of Artistic Director.Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the collection.    https://www.blouinartinfo.com/              Founder: Louise Blouin

Louis Vuitton Launches a New Fragrance, Les Sables Roses

Louis Vuitton recently launched a new fragrance trail with Les Sables Roses, which is an homage to the perfume culture of the Middle East. Adding new fervour and mood to the existing list of fragrances from Louis Vuitton, the perfume brings together rose, ou
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Louis Vuitton Launches a New Fragrance, Les Sables Roses

Louis Vuitton recently launched a new fragrance trail with Les Sables Roses, which is an homage to the perfume culture of the Middle East. Adding new fervour and mood to the existing list of fragrances from Louis Vuitton, the perfume brings together rose, oud and ambergris creating compositions that are vibrant and contrasting.We all know that the Middle East follows a rich perfume tradition and practise a culture with ancestral rites that stretch back over thousands of years, offering Louis Vuitton and its Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud a limitless source of inspiration. Following a first interpretation with Ombre Nomade, the Maison now continues the journey with a new fragrance called Les Sables Roses, as per LVMH.“An ode to the magic of the desert, Les Sables Roses evokes the spellbinding moment in time at daybreak when the first rays of sunlight bathe the landscape in a shade of rose that blends dunes and sky. Between night and day, shadow and light, cold and heat, this instant reconciles contrasts. To capture this duality in the new Louis Vuitton fragrance, Jacques Cavallier Belletrud created a composition that celebrates rose, oud and ambergris,” says LVMH.The Master Perfumer behind this unique fragrance orchestrated a harmony of contrast by picking up the finest raw materials. Rose and oud are used for their beauty of their natural scent that resides in complexity. On the other hand, a rare ingredient, ambergris enhances the subtlety of the two scents, creating an equilibrium between the sensual freshness of the rose and the woody depth of oud.“The result is a lively, sensual trail in its own right that at the same time invites layering of different perfumes, a time-honored concept in the Middle East. The tradition of layering allows people to personalize their perfume buy combining two different scents. Les Sables Roses can, for example, be worn with Ombre Nomade for an even more distinctive olfactory journey,” says LVMH.For the uninitiated, the Louis Vuitton label came into being in 1854 and was founded by Vuitton on Rue Neuve des Capucines in Paris, France. When Louis Vuitton observed that the HJ Cave Osilite trunk could be easily stacked, later in 1858, he introduced his flat-topped lightweight and airtight trunks. Before the advent of Vuitton's trunks, rounded-top trunks were used, basically to promote water runoff, and therefore could not be stacked.Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the fragrance.   https://www.blouinartinfo.com/              Founder: Louise Blouin

Auction Preview: Glass and porcelain at Dorotheum, Vienna, Jun 26

What: Glass and porcelainWhere: Dorotheum; Dorotheergasse 17, 1010 Wien, AustriaWhen: June 26; 02.00 PMPublic Viewing: 13.06.2019 - 18.06.2019Top lots at the sale:—Lot No. 194: Ape Chapel of Count Bruhl: “Porcelain, colored and gold painted, 22 pieces.
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Auction Preview: Glass and porcelain at Dorotheum, Vienna, Jun 26

What: Glass and porcelainWhere: Dorotheum; Dorotheergasse 17, 1010 Wien, AustriaWhen: June 26; 02.00 PMPublic Viewing: 13.06.2019 - 18.06.2019Top lots at the sale:—Lot No. 194: Ape Chapel of Count Bruhl: “Porcelain, colored and gold painted, 22 pieces.” Conductor height 18 cm, music stand height 9 cm, bass violin height 12.5 cm, timpani support height 14 cm, clarinetist height 13.5 cm, trumpeter height 14 cm, violin height 14 cm, singer Height 12 cm with blue and yellow jacket, bagpipe player height 15 cm, French horn height 15.5 cm, singer height 12.5 cm with yellow and pink jacket, flutist height 13.5 cm, timpani hight 14 cm, triangle player height 14 cm, Singer height 12.5 cm with red-purple jacket, drummer height 16 cm, hurdy-gurdy height 15 cm, guitarist height 14 cm, bassoonist height 14.5 cm, singer height 13 cm, music director at the clavicord height 14 cm, 1 harpist height 12 cm, Meissen, underglaze blue sword mark about 1970, model of Johann Joachim Kandler around 1747 (Ru). Estimate: 16,000 EUR (18,000 USD)— Lot No. 34: “Lobmeyr drinking service with hunting motifs.” Glass, colorless, 56 pieces: 6 beer glasses height 13 cm, 10 aperitif glasses height 13.5 cm, 10 bulbous wine glasses height 14 cm, 11 conical wine glasses height 15 cm, 10 champagne flutes height 19.2 cm, 9 shot glasses height 9.8 cm , conical faceted knolls with finely cut lace border and pearls, surrounding forest landscape with bear hunt, shaft with 2 Nodi, honeycomb and facet cuts, smooth stand J. & L. Lobmeyr, Vienna, circa 1900 (Ru). Estimate: 12,000 EUR (14,000 USD)— Lot No. 164: “Amor got a basket - This M series is complete with 4 Cupids.” He is disappointed and attacks his head, he climbs on his golden arrow and carries arrows quiver on the light blue ribbon, height 28.5 cm, band punched, model no. M 113, former 65, red painterr. 24, AMOR holds in his right hand a «Heirath's Contract,» with his left he hides a slipper on his back, to his feet lies the arrow quiver, height 28.5 cm, light blue band knocked, model no. M 114, former 145, gold painter. 56, AMOR holds a carrier pigeon with a love letter in his right hand and a burning heart in his left hand, he carries his arrows quiver on the band, height 30 cm, left wing end minimally bumped, model no. M 115, Former no. 68, red painterr. 44, AMOR pierces with the arrow 2 burning hearts, at his feet lies the Arrow Quiver, height 27 cm, 1 squeegee, model no. M 116, former 51, gold painter. 38. Estimate: 10,000 EUR (11,000 USD)— Lot No. 170: “Porcelain watch case with cupids and allegories.” Pale turquoise and light purple leaf curly leaves and rose branches, height 46.5 cm, width 33 cm, depth 16 cm, small restorations, Meissen, underglaze blue crossed swords mark, very rare shape, 2nd half of the 19th century, model N 200, former no , 187, red painterr. 36, model by Johann Christian Hirt 1886 (Ru). Estimate: 10,000 EUR (11,000 USD)—Lot No. 94: “Dining mocca and coffee service.” Porcelain, 120 pieces: 12 dinner plates Dm. 24.5 cm, 1 edge minimally bumped, 9 soup plates dia. 24.5 cm, 12 dessert plates Dm. 19.5 cm, 1 lid dish height 17 cm, Dm.26 cm, 1 sauce boat with fixed saucer height 8 cm, diam. 16 cm, 1 butter maker and 1 saucer height 6 cm, length 17 cm, 2 bowls height 7.5 cm, diam. 21 cm, 1 bowl height 6 cm, diam. 33 cm, 14 bowls height 3.5 cm, diam. 14 cm, 1 round plate dia. 31.5 cm, 1 oval plate length 37.5 cm, 1 fish plate length 51 cm, 1 round plate dia. 13 cm with 1 salt + 1 pepper shaker, toothpick holder height 4 cm, 1 mustard pot with lid height 8 cm, 6 mocha cups with 6 saucers Dm. 12 cm, 1 coffee pot with lid height 24 cm, 1 sugar bowl with lid height 13 cm, 1 caster height 10.5 cm, 12 coffee cups with 12 saucers Dm. 16 cm, 1 sandwich panel length 35 cm, 2 oval bowls length 17 cm, 1 vase height 17.5 cm. Estimate: 8,000 EUR (9,000 USD)— Lot No. 328: “Pair of large vases with lids and pedestals in Capo di Monte style.” Walls with rich half-plastic color-playing playing small and large cupids in landscape, vesuvius speckling in the background, red and green leaf and blossom borders, golden Kanneluren and leaf branches, square Plinthe, high pedestal with antikisierenden representations, raised handles with colored Kanneluren and gold decors as well as women Masarons , Lid with gold-raised pommels, height 81 cm, few restored parts Italy, apocryphal Capo-di-Monte stamp, late 19th century (Ru). Estimate: 8,000 EUR (9,000 USD)— Lot No. 68: “Magnificent Viennese coffee service.” Porcelain, 15 pieces: 1 coffee pot with lid height 24.5 cm, 1 jug with lid height 22.5 cm Knaufansatz minimally restored, 1 sugar jar with lid height 26.5 cm, 6 coffee cups with 6 saucers height 8.5 cm, Dm , 14.5 cm, cups with wide lip rim, inside gilding with white mirror, glossy golden rim on the outside and bronze and glossy golden vine leaves with tendrils on white background, glossy golden base with dull golden rim, gold plated heights, saucer with the same decor and golden ivy wreath in the mirror, sugar bowl with openwork lid, gilt edges and golden pommel, bowl with flared opening rim, wide golden inner rim, outside wide glossy golden bands with dull golden edges and vine leaf border on white background, supported by 3 golden sphinxes, stepped gilt pedestal, Saucer underside with gold edges Vienna, imperial manufactory, underglaze blue binding shield, year 1826, Weissdrehernr. 12, 40, 50 (Ru). Estimate: 7.500 EUR (8.400 USD)For details, visit: https://www.dorotheum.com/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin

Auction Preview: Exclusive diamonds and colored stones at Dorotheum, Vienna, Jun 27

What: Exclusive diamonds and colored stonesWhere: Dorotheum; Dorotheergasse 17, 1010 Wien, AustriaWhen: June 27; 02.00 PMPublic Viewing: 14.06.2019 - 26.06.2019Top lots at the sale:— Lot No. 145-046150 / 0022: “Brillant Sautoir totaling approx. 70 ct.”
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Auction Preview: Exclusive diamonds and colored stones at Dorotheum, Vienna, Jun 27

What: Exclusive diamonds and colored stonesWhere: Dorotheum; Dorotheergasse 17, 1010 Wien, AustriaWhen: June 27; 02.00 PMPublic Viewing: 14.06.2019 - 26.06.2019Top lots at the sale:— Lot No. 145-046150 / 0022: “Brillant Sautoir totaling approx. 70 ct.” Gold 750, length approx. 130 cm, French hallmarking, 134.8 g, variable carrying possibilities, divisible into 3 colliers, socket clasp, safety lockOg120. Estimate: 38,000 EUR (43,000 USD)— Lot No. 301-433376 / 0001: “Brilliant ring totaling approx. 3.80 ct.” White gold 585, one brilliant approx. 3,07 ct, brilliants total approx. 0,73 ct, RW 55, 10,9 gog10 1 certificate. Estimate: 18,000 EUR (20,000 USD)— Lot No. 145-042604 / 0023: “Diamond ring with untreated Burma ruby ​​approx. 2.6 ct.” Platinum 950, gold 750, octagonal diamonds totaling approx. 0.40 ct, ruby ​​shows no sign of a high-thermal treatment, SSEF certificate No. 89257 of 2017 is enclosed, 3.8 g, RW 55, setting slightly faulty, ring band open op4. Estimate: 16,000 EUR (18,000 USD)— Lot No. 145-046158 / 0001: “Diamond ring with untreated ruby ​​approx. 3 ct.” Platinum 900, brilliants u. 1.65 ct baguette-cut diamonds, the ruby ​​shows no sign of a high-heat treatment, 8.2 g, RW 52, GIA Certificate No. 6195736815 from 2015 is included, ruby ​​with surface features in Unterteilox. Estimate: 16,000 EUR (18,000 USD)— Lot No. 145-046160 / 0002: “Brilliant ring with untreated ruby ​​approx. 2.25 ct.” Platinum 900, brilliants totaling about 1.75 ct, the ruby ​​shows no signs of a high-thermal treatment, 6.5 g, RW 51, GIA report No. 1238216878 from 2016 Ruby with slight Oberflachen-merkmalenox. Estimate: 16,000 EUR (18,000 USD)— Lot No. 145-046631 / 0001: “Diamond necklace with yellow sapphires.” Gold 750, brilliant cut diamonds and baguette cut diamonds totaling approx. 3.40 ct, a yellow sapphire in bullhead cut approx. 20 ct, smaller yellow sapphires total approx. 3 ct, length approx. 44 cm, 107.4 gog102. Estimate: 15,000 EUR (17,000 USD)— Lot No. 145-046612 / 0027: “Brilliant Solitaire Pendant 3.49 ct.” White Gold 585, 2.3 g, frame is Shape: Round Brilliant Color Grade: NO Clarity Grade: vs1 A copy of a 1986 review is ox. Estimate: 12,000 EUR (13,000 USD)For details, visit: https://www.dorotheum.com/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin

Auction Preview: Impressionist And Modern Art - Contemporary Art at Cornette de Saint Cyr, Paris, Jun 27

What: Impressionist And Modern Art - Contemporary ArtWhere: Cornette de Saint Cyr, 6 Avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris, FranceWhen: 27 June, 02.30 PMTop lots of the sale:—Lot 87: Salvador Dali (1904 - 1989): “Cloud, 1945.”  Background curtain for a scene f
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Auction Preview: Impressionist And Modern Art - Contemporary Art at Cornette de Saint Cyr, Paris, Jun 27

What: Impressionist And Modern Art - Contemporary ArtWhere: Cornette de Saint Cyr, 6 Avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris, FranceWhen: 27 June, 02.30 PMTop lots of the sale:—Lot 87: Salvador Dali (1904 - 1989): “Cloud, 1945.”  Background curtain for a scene from Alfred Hitchcock's film «Spellbound», 1944-45. Tempera and oil on canvas. Movie scene's background for Alfred Hitchock's «Spellbound» , 1944-45. 418 x 876 cm - 164.5 x 344.8 in. Estimate: 200,000 € - 300,000 € (225,872 USD – 338,808 USD)—Lot 86: Francis Picabia (1879 - 1953): “Profile.” Oil on panel, Signed lower right, 54.5 x 37.5 cm - 21.1 x 14.3 in. Signed lower right; Oil on panel. Estimate: 180,000 € - 250,000 €—Lot 120: Karel Appel (1921 - 2006): “Cri Rotating, 1959.” Oil on canvas, Signed and dated lower left. 130 x 195 cm - 51.18 x 76.77 in. Estimate: 180,000 € - 250,000 € (203,285 USD – 282,340 USD)—Lot 154: Takashi Murakami (born 1962): “Monogramouflage Treillis, 2008.” Acrylic on canvas mounted on aluminum, Signed and dated on the frame on the back, Single piece. 180 x 180 x 5 cm - 70.9 x 70.9 x 2 in. Estimate: 140,000 € - 180,000 € (158,111 USD - 203,285 USD)—Lot 76: Joan Miro (1893 - 1983): “Man And Snake In Front Of The Sun, 1945.” Chinese ink and gouache on free canvas, Signed lower right, Signed and dated on the back, 32 x 49 cm - 12.5 x 19.2 in. Estimate: 130,000 € - 180,000 € (146,817 USD - 203,285 USD)—Lot 66: Fernand Light (1881 - 1955): “the gasoline pump, 1954.” Gouache and ink, ink wash on paper, Stamp of the signature on the lower right «F. Light». 41 x 64 cm - 16 x 25.1.in. Estimate: 100,000 € - 150,000 € (112,936 USD – 169,404 USD)—Lot 127: Jean Fautrier (1898 - 1964): “Colored Lines, 1958.” Oil on paper mounted on canvas, Signed lower right, 27.3 x 41.3 cm - 10.75 x 16.25 in. Estimate: 90,000 € - 120,000 € (101,642 USD – 135,523 USD)—Lot 159: Damien Hirst (born in 1965): “Polonium, 2010.”  From the series of poisons; UV ink and charcoal on canvas; Signed, titled and dated on the back; Countersigned on the frame on the back; Carries the stamp of the artist on the frame on the back; 182.9 x 146.1 cm - 72 x 57.5 in. Estimate: 90,000 € - 120,000 € (101,642 USD – 135,523 USD)—Lot 160: Damien Hirst (born in 1965): “Virgin (Exposed), 2005-2006.” Acrylic on resin, Signed and numbered 6/15 on the base. 62.1 x 16.8 x 28.7 cm - 24.44 x 6.61 x 11.29 in. Estimate: 70,000 € - 90,000 € (79,055 USD – 101,643 USD)—Lot 121: Jean-Michel Folon (1934 - 2005): “Pensee Book, 1996.” Bronze with brown patina. Signed in hollow at the base. Numbered 3/8 at the base. Carries the stamp of the foundry at the base. Romain & Fils Foundry. Height: 167 cm. Height: 65.74 in. Estimate: 70,000 € - 80,000 € (79,055 USD – 90,349 USD)For details, visit:http://www.cornettedesaintcyr.fr/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin

David Gilmour’s Guitars Sell for Record $21.5 Million, “Black Strat” for $3.97 Million

The Pink Floyd star David Gilmour has sold the most valuable collection of musical instruments ever auctioned. The New York Christie’s auction in aid of the climate-crisis charity ClientEarth totaled $21.5milion, including Gilmour’s “Black Strat, which
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David Gilmour’s Guitars Sell for Record $21.5 Million, “Black Strat” for $3.97 Million

The Pink Floyd star David Gilmour has sold the most valuable collection of musical instruments ever auctioned. The New York Christie’s auction in aid of the climate-crisis charity ClientEarth totaled $21.5milion, including Gilmour’s “Black Strat, which made $3.97 million, a record for any guitar.This 1969 Black Fender Stratocaster was Gilmour’s main performance and recording instrument. It was used on Pink Floyd’s best-selling albums such as “The Dark Side of The Moon,” “Wish You Were Here” and “The Wall” as well as his solo material. The band has now sold more than 250 million records worldwide.Gilmour bought the black guitar in New York in 1970 to replace he had only had for a few weeks and which was stolen in New Orleans during a tour. The replacement is perhaps best known for his extended solo on the song “Comfortably Numb.”Christie’s said there were more than 2,000 registered bidders from 66 countries and an average of 20 registrants for each of the 126 guitars on offer, all of which sold. Gilmour said that he could always buy replacements because they were the tools of his trade.Gilmour’s Martin D-35 sold for $1,095,000 — an auction record for a C.F. Martin guitar. It had been estimated at $10,000 to $20,000 and featured on tracks such as “Wish You Were Here.”A 1954 White Fender Stratocaster, with a serial number of 001, also surpassed its estimate. It had been seen as making $100,000 to $150,000 and sold for $1.8 million. This had been used on several tracks such as “Another Brick in the Wall (Parts 2 and 3).”There were also records for a Gibson Les Paul at $447,000, and for a Gretsch at $447,000.The “Black Strat” and Martin D-35 were both bought by Jim Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts, who tweeted to say he had made the purchases. He spent $5.25 million, about a quarter of the auction’s takings.More than 12,000 fans booked hour-long time slots at the tour stops in London, Los Angeles and New York to see the guitars before the sale.“The global climate crisis is the greatest challenge that humanity will ever face, and we are within a few years of the effects of global warming being irreversible,” Gilmour said before the sale. “As Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist said in a speech earlier this year ‘Either we choose to go on as a civilization, or we don’t.’ The choice really is that simple, and I hope that the sale of these guitars will help ClientEarth in their cause to use the law to bring about real change. We need a civilized world that goes on for all our grandchildren and beyond in which these guitars can be played and songs can be sung.”The eight-hour sale surpassed Eric Clapton’s guitar collection which sold in 1999 and 2004 for $12.5 million in total.Gilmour joined Pink Floyd at about the time that the original singer Syd Barrett left. https://www.blouinartinfo.com/              Founder: Louise Blouin

Auction Preview: Arts of Islam and India at Ader, Paris, June 26

What: Arts of Islam and IndiaWhere: Ader, Room 7 - Hotel Drouot, 9, rue Drouot, 75009, ParisWhen: June 26, 1:30 PMPublic Viewing: June 25, 11h to 18h, June 26, 11h to 12hTop Lots at the Sale:— “Vase with floral decoration,” Ottoman Turkey, Iznik, circa
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Auction Preview: Arts of Islam and India at Ader, Paris, June 26

What: Arts of Islam and IndiaWhere: Ader, Room 7 - Hotel Drouot, 9, rue Drouot, 75009, ParisWhen: June 26, 1:30 PMPublic Viewing: June 25, 11h to 18h, June 26, 11h to 12hTop Lots at the Sale:— “Vase with floral decoration,” Ottoman Turkey, Iznik, circa 1575 — Vase with large truncated cylindrical neck, bulbous belly and small flared circular foot, in siliceous ceramic with polychrome floral decoration on a white slip bottom, underglaze transparent, brass alloy frame with the base and at the collar. Height: 30cm; Base diameter: 13.8cm. Featured in lot 155. Estimate: 30,000 - 35,000 € (33,700 USD - 39,300 USD)— “Bouzoukiste d’Anatolie (Bouzoukiste of Anatolia),” 1889 — Jean-Baptiste Discart (1856-1944); Oil on panel, signed and dated lower right. Measurement: 33x23cm. Featured in lot 4. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 € (22,500 USD - 33,700 USD)— “Bilingual Arabic-Persian Koran,” Iran Safavid, signed Muhammad Mehdi al-Shirazi, sponsored by Agha Muhammad Rafi and dated 1084 H / 1673. Complete manuscript on paper, text of 14 lines per page in Arabic in naskhi writing in black ink in rectangular cartridges with gold-spotted background. Binding: 33x21.5cm. Featured in lot 195. Estimate: 10,000 - 12,000 € (11,250 USD - 13,500 USD)— “Poetic Manuscript,” Layla Wa Majnun of Nur al-Din ‘abd al-Rahman Jami (1414-1492), Iran Safavid, signed Sultan Muhammad Khandan and dated 921H / 1515, binding signed Muhammad’ Ali and dated 1212 H / 1797. Manuscript on paper of 15 lines of text per page, in Persian, in nasta’liq writing in black ink. Binding: 21.2x12.5cm. Featured in lot 197. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 € (6,750 USD - 9,000 USD)— “Vase de fleurs et poires (Vase of Flowers and Pears),” 1943 — Duran Feyhaman [Turkish] (1886-1970); Oil on canvas, signed and dated at the top right. Measurement: 55x40cm. Featured in lot 7. Estimate: 5,000 - 8,000 € (5,600 USD - 9,000 USD)— “Two historical works in one volume, Tarikh-e firishta of Muhammad Qasim Hindu Shah Astarabadi Firishta and Tarikh-e Salatin-e Gujarat of Sikandar ibn Muhammad said Manju,” India, commanded by Governor Talpur of Sind Mir Karam ‘Ali Khan (died in 1828), signed Abu’l-Khayr and dated 1238 H / 1823. Complete manuscript on paper, 27 lines of text per page, in Persian, nasta’liq writing in black ink, some terms in red ink. Binding: 41.6x27.9cm. Featured in lot 162. Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 € (5,600 USD - 7,900 USD)— “Quran page illuminated recto-verso,” Iraq or Iran, 14th-century — On one side, the text of the first Surah Al-Fatiha, 5 lines of text in Persian naskhi writing in gold letters in reserve on red mesh background. Dim. Page: 37.5x27cm. Featured in lot 55. Estimate: 5,000 - 6,000 € (5,600 USD - 6,750 USD)For details, visit: https://www.ader-paris.frClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the salehttps://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin

Auction Preview: Millon Belgium - The Cabinet of Curiosities of Calixte Veulemans & Collections Brussels at Millon, Brussels, Jun 26

What: Millon Belgium - The Cabinet of Curiosities of Calixte Veulemans & Collections BrusselsWhere: Millon; 39B, avenue des Casernes 1040 BrusselsWhen: June 26; 07.00 PMTop lots of the sale:—Lot 152: “Bas-relief depicting Queen Radegonde of Poitiers i
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Auction Preview: Millon Belgium - The Cabinet of Curiosities of Calixte Veulemans & Collections Brussels at Millon, Brussels, Jun 26

What: Millon Belgium - The Cabinet of Curiosities of Calixte Veulemans & Collections BrusselsWhere: Millon; 39B, avenue des Casernes 1040 BrusselsWhen: June 26; 07.00 PMTop lots of the sale:—Lot 152: “Bas-relief depicting Queen Radegonde of Poitiers in lying position.” Monolith of Lutetian limestone, pierced between feet. 168 x 33 x 10 cm. Partial accidents and old restorations. Estimate: 150,000 € - 200,000 € (168,447 USD – 224,596 USD)—Lot 195: “Important processional cross made of carved rock crystal and gilded copper, mounted on a porphyry posterior base.” Spanish work, Catalonia. XIII-XIVth Century. H (total): 43.5 cm. Accidents. Estimate: 15,000 € - 25,000 € (16,845 USD – 28,074 USD)—Lot 98: “Bird pendant and necklace in yellow gold openwork, chiseled and filigree.” The body inlaid with two concentric circles of diamonds and diamond roses, the wings, the tail and the head enhanced with cabochons of green and red stones. The back of the bird is chiseled and partially enamelled, decorated with a seal of salomon «khatma slemanniya» and opens to allow to deposit scented pasta. The pendant is suspended from a necklace adorned with two enameled and filigree yellow gold sleeves, pearls of green and pink color. Morocco, Fez, 20th century. L. 40 cm. H. pendant 14 cm. Estimate: 15,000 € - 18,000 € (16,845 USD – 20,214 USD)—Lot 193: “Eve with the apple.” Sculpture in carved and polychrome wood. South Germany, around 1510-1530. H: 49.5 cm. Accidents and misses. Estimate: 14,000 € - 18,000 € (15,721 USD - 20,214 USD)—Lot 84: “Superb pair of «Khorras kbach» circa 1830.” Pair of earrings in yellow gold chiselled, openwork, set with emeralds, red stones and decorated with baroque pearls. With a suspension hook at the pointed end. The two loops are each connected to a pierced gold pendant, chiselled, set with emeralds and red stones and adorned with baroque pearls. Northern Morocco, from Fez to Tetouan and Tangier, before 1830. H total. 19.2 cm. Estimate: 10,000 € - 15,000 € (11,230 USD - 16,845 USD)—Lot 202: Frans Francken II (1581 - 1642): “The Feast of Balthazar (Book of Daniel, Chapter V, 1-30).” Oil on Oak Panel. 73 x 103.5 cm. Estimate: 10,000 € - 12,000 € (11,230 USD – 13,476 USD)—Lot 97: “A gem-set and enamelled gold necklace (lebba).” Morocco, late 19th century. Comprenant ten ribbed gold beads and nine hanging pendants, each featuring a gem-set palmette, rosette and crescent terminal shap, the palmette and crescent beings with enamel to reverse. L. without the cord: 36 cm. H. central pendant: 10 cm. PB: 145 g - gold 18 K (750 ° / oo). Estimate: 8,000 € - 12,000 € (8,984 USD - 13,476 USD)For details, visit: https://www.millon.com/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin

Auction Preview: Asian Decorative Works of Art (25-26) at Bonhams, San Francisco, Jun 25

What: Asian Decorative Works of Art (25-26)Where: Bonhams, 220 San Bruno Ave, San Francisco, CA 94103, USAWhen: 25 June, 03.00 PM PDTTop lots of the sale:— LOT 789Y: “A Huanghuali and mixed wood cabinet.” Qing dynasty, 18th/19th century. The sloping sty
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Auction Preview: Asian Decorative Works of Art (25-26) at Bonhams, San Francisco, Jun 25

What: Asian Decorative Works of Art (25-26)Where: Bonhams, 220 San Bruno Ave, San Francisco, CA 94103, USAWhen: 25 June, 03.00 PM PDTTop lots of the sale:— LOT 789Y: “A Huanghuali and mixed wood cabinet.” Qing dynasty, 18th/19th century. The sloping style cupboard with well-figured doors opening to reveal a a built-in shelf suspending paired drawers, all over a curved apron ending in c-comma spirals, cloisonne lockplate and hardware. 51 x 30 1/2 x 17 1/4in (129.6 x 77.5 x 43.8cm). Estimate: 10,000 USD - 15,000 USD— LOT 791Y: “A pair of huanghuali and mixed wood open shelf cupboards.” Late Qing/Republic Period. Each composed of an open shelf framed by curvilinear, flange moldings above two drawers and well-figured paneled doors opening to a single shelf, the side and back panels composed of mixed wood. 61 x 29 5/8 x 17 1/4in (155 x 75.3x 43.8cm). Estimate: 8,000 USD - 12,000 USD—Lot 777: “A gilt and polychrome lacquered wood Buddhist figure. 18th century.” Dressed in a peaked crown with applied lotus flowers, an outer robe and undergarment falling in graceful folds as he stands holding a vajra in his left hand and what may be the handle of a bell in his right hand, the surfaces covered in layers of gilt lacquer with details added in black and red pigments. 28 3/4in (73cm) high. Estimate: 6,000 USD - 8,000 USD— LOT 797Y: “A massive hongmu cupboard.” Late Qing/Republic Period. Composed of a rectangular frame supporting paired doors and fixed central stile opening to a large storage area, the doors set above a plain lower panel and elaborately carved geometric designed apron embellished with opposing temple lions, the interior modified for western use. 73 x 62 1/2 x 24 7/8in (185.5 x 158.8 x 63.3cm). Estimate: 6,000 USD - 9,000 USD— LOT 890: “A Painting of Buddha.” 17th/18th century. Ink and color on silk, laid down on board and framed; depicting the Buddha seated on a multi-tiered plinth attired in elaborate monastic robes of dragons and square panels, holding his left hand in karana/tarjani mudra while his right rests on his lap in dhyana mudra, his body encircled by intricately rendered mandorlas amid flying apsaras and celestial clouds and canopies. 61 3/4in (156.9cm) visible height of image exclusive of frame. Estimate: 6,000 USD - 8,000 USD— LOT 793Y: “7A pair of huanghuali lowback armchairs, meiguiyi.” 20th century. Each with horizontal top rail set with a beaded frame carved with a xiangcai pattern and joined to paired circular arm rests over horizontal stretchers above joined double rings tenoned to recessed hard seats supported by cylindrical legs and low box stretchers. 33in (83.8cm) high. Estimate: 6,000 USD - 8,000 USD— LOT 807Y: “A cloisonne enamel-inlaid Hongmu table.” Republic Period. The massive rectangular top inlaid with a turquoise-ground cloisonne panel designed with buddhist symbols and mythical animals on an abstract floral ground, over a galleried waist set off by a petallate band and applied reserves of further cloisonne panels setting off an elaborately carved apron, hipped supports. 34 1/2 x 65 1/2 x 26in (87.7 x 166.4 x 66cm). Estimate: 6,000 USD - 8,000 USD)For details, visit: https://www.bonhams.com/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin

“Incognito Doritos” Launched to Help Spider-Man Conceal His Iconic Suit

Doritos has completed production on “Incognito Doritos,” traditional-looking Doritos bags that covertly transform into an official replica suit from “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” in theaters on July 2, 2019. The Spidey-suit allows Peter Parker to be a
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“Incognito Doritos” Launched to Help Spider-Man Conceal His Iconic Suit

Doritos has completed production on “Incognito Doritos,” traditional-looking Doritos bags that covertly transform into an official replica suit from “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” in theaters on July 2, 2019. The Spidey-suit allows Peter Parker to be a hero, even far from home, completely undetected with his Spider-Man identity kept safe. And luckily for select fans, an official replica suit is now available for a limited time and a noble cause, as per an official release.As part of a global promotional partnership with Columbia Pictures’ upcoming summer release “Spider-Man: Far From Home” in association with Marvel Studios, the “revolutionary” Incognito Doritos “chip bags” conceal the full-size Spider-Man suit… but not just any suit. It is the official replica of the “Black & Red” edition made by Spider-Man's official suit maker Shafton Inc. that will make its debut in the upcoming film, marking the first time fans can get their hands on one, according to the release.“Teaming up with Spider-Man, we knew we had to deliver something epic and iconic to fans around the world,” said Leslie Vesper, senior director of marketing, Frito-Lay North America. “So we thought in a humorous way we could help Peter Parker keep his identity secret. We also know that there’s a strong overlap between our core Doritos consumers and Spider-Man fans, so we wanted to create something fun that truly brings both worlds together and for a good cause.”“We’re excited to collaborate with Doritos on this innovative campaign in support of ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’,” said Jeffrey Godsick, EVP, Brand Strategy and Global Partnerships, Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group. “This unique promotional partnership perfectly ties in with the themes of the film, and we are excited to see the never-been-done before replica of the Spider-Man suit camouflaged in a Doritos bag. No doubt this will get people talking.”The bags will only be made available via a social giveaway sweepstakes sponsored by Doritos, and one special-edition version will be auctioned off on eBay to benefit Capes4Heroes, which creates personalized superhero capes for kids with disabilities or illnesses or who just need to feel empowered. Doritos will also make a separate donation, as per the release.“Incognito Doritos” are part of the brand's overall partnership with the upcoming film “Spider-Man: Far From Home.” The collaboration also includes specially marked bags of Doritos that contain codes that can be entered for an opportunity to win unique “Spider-Man: Far From Home” inspired prizes, including a grand prize European trip for two.Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the bags.   https://www.blouinartinfo.com/              Founder: Louise Blouin

Trinchero Family Estates Unveils New Trincheri Vermouth Based On 120-Year-Old Family Recipe

Trinchero Family Estates has launched Trincheri Vermouth, a line of dry and sweet vermouth, which is an ode to the family's namesake and based on a 120-year-old family recipe.The vermouth is based on the original Trinchero family recipe from the 1890s and is
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Trinchero Family Estates Unveils New Trincheri Vermouth Based On 120-Year-Old Family Recipe

Trinchero Family Estates has launched Trincheri Vermouth, a line of dry and sweet vermouth, which is an ode to the family's namesake and based on a 120-year-old family recipe.The vermouth is based on the original Trinchero family recipe from the 1890s and is a tribute to the family history in Italy, New York City and Napa Valley. The classic label design and flavor profile of Trincheri Vermouth is both a fitting tribute to the family's storied winemaking past and a celebration of the company's burgeoning spirits portfolio, as per Trinchero Family Estates.“When founder Mario Trinchero first moved to New York from Italy in the early 1900s, he got his start as a bartender at the Waldorf Astoria and Barbizon Plaza hotels. The Trinchero family ultimately moved in 1948 from New York to Napa Valley, where Mario and his son Bob created Trincheri Vermouth to honor the classic cocktails Mario mixed at the prestigious aforementioned hotels. Later in life, Bob Trinchero and team celebrated every $100 sales day at their Napa Valley winery with a ‘Perfect Martini,’ using both Trincheri Dry and Rosso Vermouth,” says Trinchero Family Estates.Trincheri Vermouth has been sourced from the Trinchero family's California vineyards. Barbera has been sourced from Amador County and Chardonnay sourced from Napa Valley make up the expressions in Trincheri Rosso, while French Colombard from Bullfrog Vineyard in Central Valley is responsible for the expressions in Trincheri Dry.“Trincheri Rosso and Dry are both infused with Roman Artemisia and Cinchona Bark bitter herbs as well as other fruits, botanicals, and spices that have been cold macerated for more than one month, resulting in a vibrant vermouth with the perfect balance of bitterness, sweetness and flavor complexity. Bob Trinchero, Trinchero Family Estates chairman emeritus and Wine Spectator distinguished service honoree, is the Trincheri Vermouth winemaker,” says Trinchero Family Estates.“The launch of Trincheri Vermouth celebrates not only the incredible contributions of the Trinchero family as winemakers and spirits purveyors, but also the heritage of craft cocktails and their resurgence in today's dining experience,” said Dave Derby, Trinchero Family Estates senior vice president of marketing. “Bringing to life this 120-year-old family recipe is truly a passion for everyone at Trinchero Family Estates, and we are thrilled to introduce Trincheri Vermouth to cocktail enthusiasts and bartenders everywhere.”Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at Trincheri Vermouth.   https://www.blouinartinfo.com/              Founder: Louise Blouin

Auction Preview: Fine Jewelry at Millon, Paris, June 24

What: Fine JewelryWhere: Millon, Room 2 - Drouot-Richelieu, 9, rue Drouot, 75009, ParisWhen: June 24, 1:30 PMPublic Viewing: June 22, 11 am to 6 pm and June 24, 11 am to 12 pmTop Lots at the Sale:— “Cartier Crocodile ring” from the Fauna and Flora colle
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Auction Preview: Fine Jewelry at Millon, Paris, June 24

What: Fine JewelryWhere: Millon, Room 2 - Drouot-Richelieu, 9, rue Drouot, 75009, ParisWhen: June 24, 1:30 PMPublic Viewing: June 22, 11 am to 6 pm and June 24, 11 am to 12 pmTop Lots at the Sale:— “Cartier Crocodile ring” from the Fauna and Flora collection, in platinum (950 thousandths) fully dressed with diamonds, eyes decorated with emeralds. Signed “Cartier” and numbered. Finger 53; Gross weight: 39.3 g. Featured in lot 211. Estimate: 30,000 - 40,000 € (33,600 USD - 44,800 USD)— “Bracelet and Necklace” — 14k (585 thousandths) white gold set consisting of a bracelet and a necklace entirely dressed in brilliants enhanced with shining “Fancy Yellow” for about 40 carats in total. Secure ratchet clasp. Necklace length approx. 41 cm; Bracelet length approx. 17.5 cm; Gross weight of the bracelet: 26.2 g; Gross weight of the necklace: 58.5 g. Featured in lot 133. Estimate: 25,000 - 45,000 € (28,000 USD - 50,400 USD)— “Important Chopard Imperial Watch” in 18k white gold (750 thousandths) on leather strap. White gold folding clasp set with princess cut diamonds. The case fully dressed with diamonds. Quartz movement in the state. Numbered 1097131.1233 - 373276 20T; Gross weight: 77.1 g. With its box and its papers. Featured in lot 199. Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 € (28,000 USD - 39,200 USD)— “Ring” — Solitaire in 18k white gold (750 thousandths) adorned with an old cut diamond of about 4.98 carats. Finger 53; Gross weight: 4.4 g. Featured in lot 136. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 € (22,400 USD - 33,600 USD)— “Ring” — Platinum solitaire (950 thousandths) adorned with a gloss of approximately 3.07 carats (marked engravings). Finger 55; Gross weight: 3.4 g. Featured in lot 165. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 € (22,400 USD - 33,600 USD)— “Cartier “Panther” Bracelet” in 18k white gold (750 thousandths) dressed with diamonds, enhanced with onyx and an emerald. Signed “Cartier” and numbered. Length approx. 18 cm; Gross weight: 46.4 g. With its Cartier clutch. Featured in lot 197. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 € (22,400 USD - 33,600 USD)— “Superb ring” in platinum (950 thousandths) decorated with an unheated Burmese cushion ruby of about 3.20 carats in a circle of pear and brilliant diamonds for about 8 carats in total. Finger 51; Gross weight: 14.4 g. According to certificate LFG 356463 of May 2019. Featured in lot 209. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 € (22,400 USD - 33,600 USD)— “Pompadour ring” in platinum (950 thousandths) adorned with a magnificent unheated Kashmir sapphire with a cushion cut of approximately 7.20 carats, in a circle of old cut diamonds weighing about 2 carats. Finger 56; Gross weight: 10.3 g. According to certificate LFG 356906 of May 2019. Featured in lot 210. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 € (22,400 USD - 33,600 USD)For details, visit: http://www.millon.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the salehttps://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin

Auction Preview: Ethnographic Art: American Indian, Pre-Columbian and Tribal Art at Heritage Auctions, Dallas, June 25

What: Ethnographic Art: American Indian, Pre-Columbian and Tribal ArtWhere: Heritage Auctions - Design District Showroom, 1518 Slocum Street, Dallas, TX 75207When: June 25, 10:00 AM CTPublic Viewing: June 21-22, 2019 and June 24, 2019Top Lots at the Sale:—
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Auction Preview: Ethnographic Art: American Indian, Pre-Columbian and Tribal Art at Heritage Auctions, Dallas, June 25

What: Ethnographic Art: American Indian, Pre-Columbian and Tribal ArtWhere: Heritage Auctions - Design District Showroom, 1518 Slocum Street, Dallas, TX 75207When: June 25, 10:00 AM CTPublic Viewing: June 21-22, 2019 and June 24, 2019Top Lots at the Sale:— “An Iroquois Ball Head War Club,” c. 1800 — Wood, fine brown patina. Illustrated: Sacred Circles: Two Thousand Years of North American Indian Art, an exhibition catalog written by Ralph T. Coe, plate 79, page 85. Height: 27 ½ inches. Featured in lot 70210. Estimate: 60,000 USD - 80,000 USD— “An Important Olmec Mask,” c. 300-500 BC — Green serpentine with staining from red pigment (probably cinnabar). The life-size mask with finely carved facial features in high relief, portraying a youthful, lively countenance with nasolabial (smile lines) to sides of nose and mouth. With a custom metal base. Height: 7 1⁄4 inches. Featured in lot 70235. Estimate: 50,000 USD - 75,000 USD— “Two Yokuts Polychrome Coiled Baskets,” c. 1925 — Aida Maggie Icho (Wachnomkot) sedge, red bud, bracken fern root. It is extremely rare for history to have preserved the name of a basketmaker with her creations from the first quarter of the 20th-century. Diameters: 13 ¼ and 23 ¼ inches. Featured in lot 70131. Estimate: 50,000 USD - 70,000 USD— “A Tlingit Chilkat Blanket,” c. 1890 — Mountain goat hair, cedar bark, aniline dyes. Width: 68 inches, excluding fringe. Featured in lot 70214. Estimate: 30,000 USD - 50,000 USD— “A Nazca Ceremonial Tapestry Panel,” c. 400-600 AD — Camelid fibers in a tapestry weave panel attached to a large saturated red gauze cloth. Six stylized human figures of varying sizes are arranged in vertical order suggesting a totemic or ancestral lineage. They are depicted with upraised arms, a post thought to indicate a spiritual or trance state. Dimensions: 79 x 35 inches. Featured in lot 70340. Estimate: 20,000 USD - 25,000 USD— “A Mezcala Figure,” c. 1800-1200 BC — The monumental standing figure carved from veined gray stone, the arms cut away from sides and hands held to abdomen. In very good condition, patina from archeological context partly cleaned off of the front, but remaining on the back. With a custom metal base. Height: 13 inches. Featured in lot 70232. Estimate: 20,000 USD - 25,000 USD— “A Haida Raven Rattle,” c. 1880 — Wood, paint, twine. Height: 12 ¾ inches. Featured in lot 70213. Estimate: 15,000 USD - 25,000 USD— “A Spectacular, Large Nazca Tie-Dye Textile,” c. 400-900 AD — Sixty-four separately woven and joined camelid fiber rectangles, alternating red and blue, each with a scattering of small rectangles in the natural wool color with a dyed center. In very good condition, areas of restoration as to be expected. Height: 95 inches. Featured in lot 70329. Estimate: 15,000 USD - 20,000 USDFor details, visit: https://fineart.ha.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the salehttps://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin

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