Alain.R.Truong

06 février 2016

My heart belongs to Buccellati

Buccellati. Ghirlanda Heart Pendant in white gold with central heart-shaped diamond. The light reflecting on the engraving, the elegance of the lacework technique, the brilliance of diamonds, all in one little, precious Buccellati Heart.
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06 février 2016

Wine container (xi zun), Zhou dynasty (1122–221 BCE)

Wine container (xi zun), Zhou dynasty (1122–221 BCE). Bronze, with wooden stand (added in Qing). H. 29 x W. 39 x D. 15.5 cm. Kong Residence Cultural Relics Archive, Cultural Relics Administrative Committee of Qufu City, Shandong Province.
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06 février 2016

Rectangular food container of the Earl of Lu (Lu Bo xu), Western Zhou (1027–771 BCE)

Rectangular food container of the Earl of Lu (Lu Bo xu), Western Zhou (1027–771 BCE). Bronze. H. 19 × W. 35 × D. 17 cm. Kong Residence Cultural Relics Archive, Cultural Relics Administrative Committee of Qufu City, Shandong Province
05 février 2016

Gucci Tian by Alessandro Michele, Gucci Spring-Summer 2016

Gucci Tian, an exclusive new capsule collection designed by Alessandro Michele. Inspired by 18th century tapestries, Gucci Tian’s three-dimensional style print features on a special lineup of accessories, including these men’s slip-on sneakers. Gucci Spring-Summer 2016. Gucci Tian’s contemporary motif is inspired by Chinese landscapes depicted in 18th century tapestries. The design’s plants and creatures embellish men’s high-top sneakers, with red leather accents. Alessandro Michele, Gucci Spring-Summer 2016. Gucci Tian... [Lire la suite]
05 février 2016

Traces of the Sage (Pictorial Biography of Confucius), Ming dynasty (1368–1644)

Traces of the Sage (Pictorial Biography of Confucius), Ming dynasty (1368–1644). Leaf from album of 36 paintings; ink and color on silk. Each leaf: 33 × 57–62 cm (painting only); 40.8 × 66 cm (overall with mounting). Kong Residence Cultural Relics Archive, Cultural Relics Administrative Committee of Qufu City, Shandong Province.  Traces of the Sage (Pictorial Biography of Confucius), Ming dynasty (1368–1644). Leaf from album of 36 paintings; ink and color on silk. Each leaf: 33 × 57–62 cm... [Lire la suite]
05 février 2016

Gold and pearl pendant jewel of the Lamb of God, Spanish, 1600-1650

Gold and pearl pendant jewel of the Lamb of God, Spanish, 1600-1650, ruby, pearl, gold, enamel. Bequeathed by Baron Ferdinand Anselm Rothschild, 1898. Ex-collection Baron Anselm von Rothschild (1866 cat. no. 339). WB.164. British Museum collection. © Trustees of the British Museum Pendant jewel; gold; lamb in white enamel, back formed of baroque pearl, seated on closed book; back of book with three bands, panels enamelled blue; underside is open-work with scrolls; clasps jewelled with rubies;... [Lire la suite]
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05 février 2016

Gold enamelled pendant- jewel depicting a galloping horse with warrior, German, 1525-1575

Gold enamelled pendant- jewel depicting a galloping horse with warrior, German, 1525-1575, ruby, pearl, gold, enamel, emerald. Bequeathed by Baron Ferdinand Anselm Rothschild, 1898. Ex-collection Baron Anselm von Rothschild (1866 cat. no. 338). WB.161. British Museum collection. © Trustees of the British Museum Pendant jewel; gold; enamelled; form of galloping white horse ridden by warrior dressed in helmet, cuirass and buskins; holds scimitar and buckler; one side of horse set with three rubies;... [Lire la suite]
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05 février 2016

Finial for a staff, Warring States Period (475–221 BCE)

Finial for a staff, Warring States Period (475–221 BCE). Bronze with gold and silver inlay. H. 10 × W. 22 cm. Kong Residence Cultural Relics Archive, Cultural Relics Administrative Committee of Qufu City, Shandong Province.
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05 février 2016

Pair of statues of Confucius and his wife, Madame Qiguan, Song dynasty (960–1279)

Pair of statues of Confucius and his wife, Madame Qiguan, Song dynasty (960–1279). Wood, originally painted. Confucius: H. 37 cm; W. 15.5 cm. Madame Qiguan: H. 42 cm; W. 16 cm. Kong Residence Cultural Relics Archive, Cultural Relics Administrative Committee of Qufu City, Shandong Province
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05 février 2016

Gold and pearl pendant jewel in form of a couchant, probably Spanish or Netherlandish, early 17th century, with later additions.

Gold and pearl pendant jewel in form of a couchant hind, probably Spanish or Netherlandish, early 17th century, with later additions; ruby, pearl, gold, enamel. Bequeathed by Baron Ferdinand Anselm Rothschild, 1898. Ex-collection: Albert Denison, 1st Baron Londesborough. WB.162. British Museum collection. © Trustees of the British Museum Pendant jewel; gold; form of couchant hind, body formed of baroque pearl, fore and rear quarters of gold coated with transparent amber enamel; oval base, set with... [Lire la suite]