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Celebrating the first half of 2017 with our favorite #SothebysMoments: The Legendary Stotesbury Emerald by Harry Winston captivated bidders at our April sale of Magnificent Jewels in New York. Beyond its unusual size of 34.40 carats and hexagonal-shape, the Emerald’s storied history spans nearly 100 years and includes three fabulous ladies, two renowned design houses, a bitter court battle and – last but not least – The Hope Diamond. #SothebysJewels
📷credit: @FrankBEverett

Air guitars at the ready! Shake It Up - an imaginatively installed exhibition designed by the legendary Peruvian photographer @MarioTestino – hits our #London galleries next months, with tickets now available on our Facebook page for a special late night view on 8 September. Pictured here is ‘Riff-Lash’ by #Vancouver-based Steven Shearer, one of over 300 works from #Testino’s personal collection will be auctioned to benefit the not-for profit @museomate in Lima, Peru.
#SothebysxTestino #SothebysContemporary #MarioTestino #StevenShearer

In the early 1960s, Jimi #Hendrix was a bit of an enigma. Yet in this #photograph, Gered #Mankowitz was able to portray something at once intimate and glamorous. The photographer became closely associated with the #guitarist, taking many of the shots which have gone on to define Hendrix in popular culture. Mankowitz says, “One of the things that struck me in hindsight is how lucky I was to work with him when he was still so happy. He was enjoying the attention so much, and it was fun. I think he was having a great time, he hadn't reached a point where he was exhausted or frustrated." To go on view from 8 September as part of our ‘Made in Britain’ sale in #London.
#SothebysModBrit #MadeinBritain #JimiHendrix

This #WatchWednesday, we are stacking! Double trouble curtesy of these slick #Rolex timepieces from our forthcoming #Watches sale in #London. Visit our New Bond Street galleries from Friday 15 Sept to try them on for size. ⌚️#SothebysWatches

Gracing our auction of Important Chinese Art is this Fine and Rare Celadon-Glazed Double-Gourd Vase. This beauty from the Yongzheng Period, dated early 18th century, is a reflection of the emperor's taste for early wares and the technical excellence achieved at the imperial kilns. To view over a thousand works of #SothebysAsianArt, visit our #nyc headquarters from 8 September for the public exhibitions ahead of the auctions on 13, 14 and 16 September.

“The search to find a poetic metaphor for #landscape, #sea and weather, to try and translate the ephemeral into the permanence of #terracotta and #glaze.” James Tower is widely regarded as one of the most distinctive figures in post-war British #ceramics. Here, his dramatic #sculptural #bowl is displayed alongside an early still-life by pioneering #painter Howard #Hodgkin. Both works will go on view to the public in our #London galleries from Friday 8 September, as part of our biannual Made in Britain auction. #SothebysModBrit #MadeinBritain
#JamesTower #HowardHodgkin #StudioCeramics #Earthenware #StillLife

Embroidery designer Lily Yeats was trained in the workshop of William Morris’s daughter, May, at Kelmscott House in Oxfordshire in the late 1880s. The sister of the poet W.B. Yeats and the artist Jack Yeats, Lily played a central role in the development of the Arts and Crafts movement in Ireland with designs attuned to the nationalistic fervour of the Celtic revival. This embroidery is one of over 220 lots from the Yeats family collection which will be sold in London on 27 September 2017. #YeatsAtSothebys #Ireland #LilyYeats

"Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas any more...we must be over the #rainbow!" 🌈 Calling all lovers of #OldHollywood and the #goldenage of #cinema. Visit our #London galleries until September 1 to see a spectacular #exhibition of Original Film #Posters online, starring this design for the iconic American #musical fantasy #film of 1939, The Wizard of Oz, widely considered one of the greatest films in #American cinematic history. #SothebysOnline #TheWizardofOz #JudyGarland

RM Sotheby’s flagship Monterey auction was led by the $22.55 million 1956 Aston Martin DBR1/1, now the most valuable British car sold at auction. Overall 88% of cars sold achieving $133m in total sales. @rmsothebys #RMMonterey

This diamond bow brooch comes from the jewellery box of Vivien Leigh, star of Gone With Wind. Only four weeks to go until our exhibition of her collection opens in London. #VivienAtSothebys #SothebysJewels

'The Sunset Belongs to You' by Jack Butler Yeats, one of the most influential Irish artists of his generation. Showing a dramatic encounter between travellers on the road, this work fulfils an existential idea explored in the artist's own novels and plays, and those of his friend Samuel Beckett. This is one of the star works from the Yeats family collection which will be offered by Sotheby's in London in September. #YeatsAtSothebys #JohnButlerYeats

Sidney Gordin’s painted wood construction, appropriately titled ‘August, 1965’, hung prominently in Edward Albee’s Tribeca loft. In just over a month, it will join over 100 other works from this playwright’s collection in our #NYC headquarters where theatre and visual art lovers alike will discover a new side to this #Broadway legend. Let the countdown begin! #EdwardAlbee #Theatre

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