25 décembre 2010

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

Tapestry with Dragons and Flowers, 11th–12th century, Eastern Central Asia. Silk tapestry; 21 x 13 in. (53.3 x 33 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Fletcher Fund, 1987 (1987.275) The treatment of both the dragon and the background of this silk tapestry is typical of Central Asia, where motifs enjoyed great longevity and creative recombination. The form of the dragon, with a long snout and its tail hooked behind its leg, represents a Tang-dynasty convention that survived in Central Asia until at least the... [Lire la suite]
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08 janvier 2010

Treasures from the Collection of Benjamin F. Edwards III to be Sold at Christie's

Benjamin F. Edwards III. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 NEW YORK, NY.- On January 26, Christie’s New York will present The Collection of Benjamin F. Edwards III, a prominent collector and former Chairman, CEO and President of A.G. Edwards & Sons in St. Louis. Following the enormous success of three annual sales of The Benjamin F. Edwards Collection of Chinese Export Porcelain from 2002 to 2004, this sale of over 400 lots will feature a superb selection of Silver, English Furniture, Delft, Chinese Export, and Rugs &... [Lire la suite]
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07 novembre 2009

Decorative Art Treasures at Christie's New York in November

A pair of Louis XVI ormolu and patinated-bronze three-branch candelabra , circa 1780, attributed to François Rémond, almost certainly supplied by Dominique Daguerre, , the bronzes after the model by Etienne Maurice Falconet. Estimate $80,000 - $120,000. photo Image 2009 Christie's Ltd NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced the sale of 500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe on November 24, which will include over 450 treasures from the 16th to the 19th centuries. With a range of estimates, the sale offers superb private and... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2009

The Pearl Carpet of Baroda, Gujarat, India, circa 1865

The Pearl Carpet of Baroda, Gujarat, India, circa 1865 The foundation of silk and fine deer hide is densely embroidered overall with a design worked in strings of natural 'Basra' pearls, measuring approximately 1-3mm, and English coloured glass beads. There are on average 78 pearls and beads per vertical dm. (10cm.), and 68 per horizontal dm., equalling a density of c.4,990 pearls and beads per dm2, The total area of the carpet is c.45,670cm.2 Making allowance for the three large diamond filled rosettes (c.440cm2),... [Lire la suite]
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10 mars 2009

The "Jeziorak" 'vase' carpet, possibly Kirman, Southeast Persia, 17th century

The "Jeziorak" 'vase' carpet, possibly Kirman, Southeast Persia, 17th centuryapproximately 270 by 175cm. Estiimate 600,000—800,000 USD TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: Warp: cotton, ivory, Z4SWeft: 1st and 3rd shoots wool, brown, grey, blue, light red, green, Z2S, 2nd shoot: silk, ivory, 2ZPile: wool, 2Z, rarely 3Z, asymmetrical knot, open to the leftDensity: 6 horizontal, 6 vertical per linear cm.Sides: not completeEnds: not complete Colours: ivory, tan, light brown, pink, deep red, orange, yellow, orange-yellow, light olive,... [Lire la suite]
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