24 décembre 2010

Yuan Porcelains @ "The world of Kubilai Khan" @ Metropolitan Museum New York

Plate with Peonies and Waves in Reverse Pattern, 14th century, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), China. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt blue decoration (Jingdezhen ware); H. 3 11/16 in. (9.4 cm), Diam. 17 13/16 in. (45.3 cm). Lent by The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka The Yuan dynasty was one of the most innovative periods in the decorative arts of China. The native arts of pottery and lacquer were transformed by the coming together of artistic traditions from the north and the south, while craftsmen brought into China from other... [Lire la suite]
24 décembre 2010

Pair of 18 Karat Gold, Mother-of-Pearl and Diamond 'Rose de Noël' Earclips, Van Cleef & Arpels, France

Pair of 18 Karat Gold, Mother-of-Pearl and Diamond 'Rose de Noël' Earclips, Van Cleef & Arpels, France. photo Sotheby's Set in the center with round diamonds weighing approximately .75 carat, the petals composed of carved mother-of-pearl segments, signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered BL6259 and B3001, maker's mark, French assay marks. Est. 10,000—15,000 USD. Lot Sold 15,000 USD Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. 09 Dec 10. New York www.sothebys.com
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24 décembre 2010

Kashmir Shawls from the Bruce Museum Collection

Detail of Kashmir Shawl, c. 1840. Wool. Gift of Gifford Agnew, Collection of the Bruce Museum 90.23.1 GREENWICH, CT.- The Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, recently unwrapped a new exhibition this winter that highlights its collection of beautifully woven cashmere shawls. On view through February 28, 2011, Kashmir Shawls from the Bruce Museum Collection features a display of ten outstanding shawls selected from the Museum’s international textile collection. Most date from the early to mid-19th century and several were... [Lire la suite]
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23 décembre 2010

Religious life in "The world of Kubilai Khan" @ Metropolitan Museum New York

Buddha, either Shakyamuni or Akshobhya, late 13th–early 14th century, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), China. Gilt bronze; H. 13 in. (33 cm), W. 10 1/4 in. (26 cm). Lent by The Palace Museum Although this Buddha's pointed topknot, triangular face, narrow nose, powerful physique, and scanty clothing are based on Indian artistic traditions, several features suggest that this sculpture was made in China. These include the pudginess of the hands and feet and the patterning in the drapery beneath the crossed legs and on the left... [Lire la suite]
23 décembre 2010

Les voeux de Loïc Madec

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23 décembre 2010

Daily Life in "The world of Kubilai Khan" @ Metropolitan Museum, New York

The first section of the exhibition presents objects that relate to daily life in Yuan China. They include examples of men’s and women’s dresses and ornaments; vessels for ritual purposes and everyday use; and articles associated with travel. In every category, there are objects made using in traditional forms and decoration and others that display influences from Northern and Central Asia that arrived with the Mongols. Nearly all objects in this section are recent archaeological finds from China. Scene of a Family Watching a... [Lire la suite]
21 décembre 2010

Trois robes en soie brodée. Chine, dynastie Qing, XIXE siècle

Robe chinoise en soie brodée, doublée d'hermine. Chine, dynastie Qing, XIXE siècle. photo Sotheby's en soie beige et bleu foncé, à décor brodé de trois médaillons centraux agrémentés de fleurs et papillons dans des rinceaux fleuris, un symbole shou encerclé de chauve-souris au milieu, le bas décoré de flots tumultueux et pivoines, les épaules et les manches reproduisant le même motif de médaillon, l'intérieur doublé d'hermine; 142 x 173 cm, 55 7/8 x 68 1/8 in. Estimate 4,000—6,000 EUR. Lot Sold 7,500 EUR Deux robes... [Lire la suite]
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21 décembre 2010

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Returns 14th Century Embroidery to the Museo Diocesano Tridentin

Silk and metal wrapped thread. Otis Norcross Fund. Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston BOSTON, MA.- The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), has announced that it has returned to the Museo Diocesano Tridentino (Diocesan Museum of Trent, Italy) an embroidered panel, the Entombment of Saint Vigilius, from around 1390-–1391. Commissioned by George of Liechtenstein on the occasion of his appointment as bishop prince of Trent in 1390, the embroidery depicts the entombment of Saint Vigilius (b. about 353-–d. 405), the third bishop... [Lire la suite]
21 décembre 2010

Robes formelles de cour, Jifu. Chine, Dynastie Qing

Partie de robe formelle de cour en soie tissée (kesi), Jifu. Chine, Dynastie Qing, XIXème siecle. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 De couleur brune, le devant et le dos à décor tissé de fils d'or et polychromes de dragons à cinq griffes, celui du centre et ceux des épaules enroulés autour de la perle sacrée, les autres volant au-dessus de flots agités, le fond rehaussé de nuages, emblèmes bouddhiques et chauve-souris. Hauteur: 153 cm. (60¼ in.) - Estimate €2,000 - €3,000 Price Realized €9,375 Manteau d'hiver en soie... [Lire la suite]
21 décembre 2010

Gold and silver “Memento mori” ring with a skull. English work, Georgian period, late 18th century

Gold and silver “Memento mori” ring with a skull. English work, Georgian period, late 18th century. photo Fabian de Montjoye Rare gold mourning ring with a rectangular bezel set with a crystal covering a piece of dark hair with skull, painted in white. The hoop adorned with floral scrolls. Good condition. price on application Ref: Charles Oman, British Rings 800-1914, 1974. (Victoria and Albert Museum) Fabian de Montjoye. 177, rue Saint Honoré, 75001 PARIS - France. Tel : +33 1 42 60 14 12 -... [Lire la suite]
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