Monthly Archives: April 2014

Chanel in Saint Tropez.Chanel, for the 5th year running, launches its glamourous pop-up shop in the luxurious fin de siecle Villa La Mistralee.

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Chanel launches,for the 5th year running, its pop-up Saint Tropez Boutique in the luxurious fin de siecle Villa, La Mistralee. A light airy decor with colourful tissue paper panels hanging from the ceilings. An out door pool and Beauty Care products for a special outing.

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Chanel’s pop-up boutique at Villa La Mistralee, Saint Tropez, here the outside pool.

Watts Ravenna hand blocked wallpapers produced in England for glamourous Heritage Houses & Stately Homes.

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Ravenna by Watts. is a 17th Century design by H.H.Mott. This pattern was also discovered in a beautiful cut velvet fabric in London’s Ham House. The Ravenna Powder Rose colour way was especially developed for the English National Opera “Powder her Nose”.  Watts is pre eminent as a wall paper supplier to glamourous Heritage great Houses and Stately Parliament rooms. Famous for the prestigious and unique hand blocked wall papers, in wonderful understated colours of exquisite intensity & depth, Watts continue to produce in the UK.

Rare 1954 Ferrari 375-Plus sports racing car that won at Silverstone in 1954, driven by Argentinian racing Legend Jose Gonzalez. 375-Plus to be auctioned by Bonhams. Auction Collector Motor Cars 27th June 2014. During Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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Rarissime Ferrari 375-Plus  sports racing car to be auctioned by Bonhams, during the Goodwood Festival of Speed 27 June 2014. The Scuderia only entrusted this model to its top stars. Including, here Argentinian Racing legend Jose Gonzalez, seen winning @ Silverstone in 1954. Ace drivers included Umberto Magioli.. The 375-Plus was an outright winner at Le Mans, Silverstone, & the astonishing 5 day Carrera PanAmericana road race thru Mexico. Photo Gonzalez winning Silverstone 1954. Photo courtesy c. SPITZLEY collection.

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1954 Ferrari 375 Plus Sports Racing Spider. Chassis number 0384 AM. To be auctioned by Bonhams 27th June 2014. During Goodwood Speed Festival. Image c. Bonhams.

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4.9- Liter V12 engine developing 330 brake horsepower, & clothed in spectacular lightweight Pinin Farina designed all alloy open bodywork. Ferrari 375-Plus sports racing car to be auctioned @ Bonhams Collector Motor Cars, during Goodwood Festival of Speed. 27th June 2014. Philip Kantor,Specialist, Head of Motor cars for Mainland Europe, Bonhams. Image c. Bonhams.

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Images of Formula One today. Bahrain Grand Prix 6th April 2014. Getty Images.

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Images of Formula One today. Sergio Perez at the Bahrain Grand Prix 6th April 2014. Getty Images.

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Images of Formula One today. Bahrain Grand Prix. 6th April 2014.  Hamilton beats Rosberg. Getty Images.

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Formula One today. Bahrain Grand Prix 6th April 2014. Ferrari nowhere, with Alonso in 9th place. Getty Images.

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Ferrari 375-Plus Sports racing car to be auctioned @ Bonhams Collector Motor Cars,auction, during Goodwood Speed Festival, June 27th 2014. Image c. Bonhams.

 

Faberge. From Russia with Love. Rediscovered lost Faberge egg. A gift from Tsar Alexander 111 to Empress Maria Feodorovna Easter 1887. On show at Court Jewellers Wartski, 14 Grafton Street, Mayfair, 14-17th April 2014.

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Bought by a Collector, not Russian & Seen in public for the first time in 112 years a sensational rediscovered Faberge egg.  This particular Faberge egg was given by Alexander the 111 Autocrat & Emperor of all the Russias to Empress Marie Feodorovna for Easter 1887. In gold, bejewelled, and hiding a surprise inside, a Vacherin & Constantin gold watch. Faberge started creating the Easter eggs for Tsar Alexander the 111. It is both a sacred & an intimate object. Only 50 of these lavish works of art were ever made, each one unique. After the Revolution the Bolsheviks seized these precious objects & sold them to the West. Eight  of them,however, are missing, of which only 3 of them are believed to have survived the Russian Revolution. This 3rd Faberge Easter egg was last exhibited in St. Petersburg in March 1902.This lost Faberge Easter egg was bought by an American scrap metal merchant, who lives in a small town in the MidWest, who had planned to melt it down to recuperate the gold………Faberge expert WartSki Director Kieran McCarthy’s visit to the scrap metal merchant confirmed that dreams can come true……. .The new owner has generously agreed that Court Jewellers Wartskis, 14, Grafton Street, off Bond Street,will be showing the egg to the public from 14-17th April 2014. Wartski are the leading Faberge experts.

 

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Moira. Jewellers on Bond Street London.Beautiful Vintage pieces selected with care.

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Moira the jewellers on London’s Bond Street. A gorgeous selection of beautiful vintage pieces, carefully selected. Would suggest that this is the place to head for looking for that special gift.

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Moira the jewellers on London’s Bond Street. Simon Cohen selects beautiful pieces of vintage jewellery.  

Christies Rockefeller Plaza, New York. Magnificent Jewels sale, 16th April 2014. Rene Boivin. Cartier. Tiffany & Co.Van Cleef & Arpels. Harry Winston.

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Christies Magnificent Jewels Auction. Rockefeller Plaza, New York, 16th April 2014. Christies Magnificent Jewels sale leads the Spring wave of jewellery auctions. With sumptuous  jewels by Rene Boivin. Cartier. Graff. Tiffany & Co.Van Cleef & Arpels. Harry Winston. A clutch of the 20th century’s outstanding creators of Haute Joiallerie.

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Cartier Art Deco shimmering diamond bracelet. Estimate. $300.000.-$500.000. Christies Magnificent Jewels Auction, Rockefeller Plaza, New York. 16th April 2014.

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