03 mai 2008

Visite privée: Simplicité suédoise

Ce manoir ancien a été restauré selon des codes 100% gustaviens. Loin de le transformer en musée, il est devenu un lieu plein de charme et de vie. Photos Philippe Garcia www.marieclairemaison.com L'entrée On aime depuis longtemps le style gustavien inspiré du XVIIIe siècle français, avec ses mélanges de gris et de crème qui accrochent la lumière, ses matières naturelles, son élégance et son atmosphère sereine… Barbro Grandelius, antiquaire et décoratrice a su harmoniser ce style avec ses envies d'aujourd'hui. Dans l'entrée,... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2008

Top 14: Victoire du Stade Français sur Bourgoin

Bravo au Stade Français qui a gagné contre Bourgoin ce soir! J'ai regardé le match tout en "bloguant"... Bravo à Juan Martin Hernandez !
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03 mai 2008

A carved cinnabar lacquer stem cup - Ming Dynasty

A carved cinnabar lacquer stem cup - Ming Dynasty Carved around the exterior through layers of red lacquer with two registers of guri scroll, all supported on a high spreading foot carved with a xiancao scroll, the interior of the bowl brown-lacquered, the base incised and gilded with a later added incised and gilt six-character Xuande mark, box (restoration). 10.8cm (4¼in) high. (2). Estimate: £9,000 - 12,000 Illustrated: R. Krahl and B. Morgan, From Innovation to Conformity. Chinese Lacquer from the 13th to 16th... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2008

A fine cinnabar lacquer four-tiered box and cover - 15th/16th century

A fine cinnabar lacquer four-tiered box and cover - 15th/16th century Of square section with rounded corners, supported on a spreading foot, the cover carved with an attendant carrying a wrapped qin beside a scholar holding a sceptre by a bridge leading to a pavilion with an attendant at its entrance, all opposite a building on an island in a mountainous river landscape, the sides deeply carved with shaped cartouches enclosing the Flowers of the Four Seasons reserved on an ochre ground and flanked by floral honeycomb diaper... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2008

A rare cloisonné enamel cupstand - 16th century

A rare cloisonné enamel cupstand - 16th century The stand enamelled with shou medallions flanked by stylised dragons framed by ruyi-head borders, the dish decorated with interlocking lingzhi fungus scrolls encircled by the foliate cavetto and rim with stylised dragons, the undersides with a continuous foliate floral scroll encircled by panels decorated with floral sprays including prunus, lotus and peony, the foot enamelled with islands amidst waves flanked by beribboned ruyi-head scrolls, with gilt interior and rims. 14cm... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2008

A cloisonné enamel turquoise-ground pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping - Late 15th/early 16th century

A cloisonné enamel turquoise-ground pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping - Late 15th/early 16th century The globular body rising from a splayed foot to a cylindrical neck with flared rim, enamelled overall with a design of colourful lotus blooms borne on a leafy meander against a rich turquoise ground, with lotus lappets at the base and foot, flanked on either side by a mask handle, the base and rim richly gilded, wood stand and fitted box. 21cm (8¼in) high (3). Estimate: £40,000 - 60,000 Footnote: Cloisonné enamel vases of... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2008

A blue glass mallet-shaped vase - Incised Qianlong four-character mark and of the period

A blue glass mallet-shaped vase - Incised Qianlong four-character mark and of the period Of tapering ovoid form rising to the tall cylindrical neck, the glass of purple-blue colour suffused with streaks and bubbles. 18.2cm (7in) high. Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000 (Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved) Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 12 May 2008. New Bond Street
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03 mai 2008

A yellow glass baluster vase - 19th century

A yellow glass baluster vase - 19th century Finely carved with an Immortal lady supporting a sword in its scabbard against her shoulder, flanked by two female attendants holding a plantain leaf and a wrapped zither, all standing in a fenced garden with plantain and trees under swirling cloud scrolls, the base with an incised apocryphal four-character Qianlong mark within a double square, the glass of opaque amber-yellow tone, wood stand. 24.5cm (9½in) high. (2). Estimate: £3,000 - 5,000 Provenance: Formerly in the... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2008

A grey stone carving of a seated Daoist figure - Sui Dynasty, dated by inscription to AD 601

A grey stone carving of a seated Daoist figure - Sui Dynasty, dated by inscription to AD 601 The Daoist figure carved seated on a lotus pedestal raised on a faceted pillar incised with a man supporting it and flanked by lions seated on their haunches, all supported on a rectangular plinth, his left hand holding onto a rail and the right holding a fan, wearing long flowing robes tied at the chest, the bearded face with a serene expression, crowned with a lappet headdress and set before an arched mandorla decorated with... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2008

An inscribed marble carving of Buddha

An inscribed marble carving of Buddha Carved after the Northern Wei style with Buddha seated on a throne within a niche surmounted by a seated Buddha figure flanked by apsaras, his right hand raised in abhaya mudra and the left in vitarka mudra, wearing flowing robes falling in folds, the face in a contemplative expression below the finely incised hair, the throne set above two elephants and flanked by acolytes standing with their legs crossed, all raised on an extending plinth supported on a column flanked by two acolytes,... [Lire la suite]
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