07 mai 2011

Royal Collection Exhibitions Across the UK will Celebrate The Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012

Snuff box made for King Frederick the Great of Prussia, c.1770-75. Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration. The Royal Collection © 2011, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. LONDON.- The Royal Collection today announced a programme of exhibitions at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and a touring exhibition to five UK venues to mark Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee next year. Jonathan Marsden, Director of the Royal Collection, said, ‘Our exhibitions celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee through many of the finest... [Lire la suite]
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22 juillet 2009

Qianlong Chinese Lacquers in The Royal Collection

Chinese: Qianlong (1736-1795). Circular covered box with dragons in clouds, c.1736-95. Red, green and yellow lacquer on wood, 8.0 x diameter 20.0 cm, (?)presented to George III by the Emperor Qianlong, 1793. RCIN 10806.1. The Royal Collection © 2009, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II  By the end of the eighteenth century the East India Company had been trading with Chinese merchants for two hundred years, but in a strictly limited way. They were only allowed into Canton for five months in a year, and all trade had to be... [Lire la suite]
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22 juillet 2009

Three pairs of Sèvres black-ground chinoiserie in The Royal Collection

Sèvres. Pair of mounted vases (vase à monter) c.1785. Hard-paste porcelain, gilt bronze mounts, onyx stand. Overall height 35 cm; dimensions excluding stand 32.7 x 19.2 x 12.8 cm. Purchased by George IV. RCIN 253.2. The Royal Collection © 2009, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II  The elegance and beauty of these vases lies in the skilful combination of a simple form, mottled brown-black ground in simulation of lacquer and finely chased gilt bronze mounts, including mermaid figures and lion’s paw monopodia. The vases resemble... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2009

Chinese Celadons in The Royal Collection

Vase, fifteenth century (French mounts, c.1760-70), 15th cent. Porcelain and gilt bronze, 52.5 x 47 x 32.5 cm. Probably bought by George IV. RCIN 2315. The Royal Collection © 2009, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Among George IV's large collection of celadon porcelain (the term denotes the grey-green glaze) probably only two pieces are earlier than the eighteenth century, suggesting that the quality or rarity of the porcelain was of less concern to him than the formal variety and lustre of the metal mounts. In this instance a... [Lire la suite]