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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