22 janvier 2013

Plate, Vietnam, Lê dynasty (15th – 16th century)

Plate, Vietnam, Lê dynasty (15th – 16th century). Deer painted in underglaze-cobalt, chocolate base. H. 7,30 cm. Tokyo, National Museum, TG- 2231 ©2004-2013 Tokyo National Museum
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22 janvier 2013

Plate, Vietnam, Lê dynasty (15th – 16th century).

Plate, Vietnam, Lê dynasty (15th – 16th century). Chrysanthemum flower within “Sasanian star” painted in underglaze-cobalt, chocolate base. D. 36,20 cm. Tokyo, National Museum, TG-2234 ©2004-2013 Tokyo National Museum This motif is one of the rarely design specially made for the Islamic South-East Asian market.
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22 janvier 2013

Candleholder, Vietnam, Lê dynasty, 1677

Candleholder, Vietnam, Lê dynasty, 1677. In three sections with dragons, panels, and rosettes in biscuit relief, underglaze-cobalt decoration. Second year Vinh Tri reign (1677); H. 61,30 cm; Tokyo, National Museum, TG-2731 ©2004-2013 Tokyo National Museum
22 janvier 2013

Plate, Vietnam, Lê dynasty (16th century)

Plate, Vietnam, Lê dynasty (16th century). Buffalos painted in overglaze enamels, chocolate base. D. 34,10 cm. Tokyo, National Museum, TG-2235 ©2004-2013 Tokyo National Museum
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22 janvier 2013

Georges Fouquet, “Birth of Venus” pendant, ca. 1900

Georges Fouquet, “Birth of Venus” pendant, ca. 1900
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22 janvier 2013

Art Nouveau brooch, Georges Fouquet, circa 1903

Art Nouveau brooch in yellow gold representing a stylised papyrus ornated with horn, diamonds, mother of pearl and enamel, Georges Fouquet, circa 1903.
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22 janvier 2013

Ring, Italy?, 16th-early 17th century, gold, turquoise and rock crystals.

Ring, Italy?, 16th-early 17th century, gold, turquoise and rock crystals.  Mined in Persia, turquoise is a soft porous mineral that has not survived the centuries well and is easily discolored even by the oils from the skin. It was highly prized in the Middle Ages for its talismanic virtues, promising contentment to the wearer, as well as protection against illness, drowning, poisoning, or having an accident while horseback riding...
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22 janvier 2013

Morning ring. England, 18th century

Morning ring. England, 18th century, gold, white enamel and three diamonds.  Morning rings commemorate the death of individuals and imbued symbolism...black enamel was reserved for married persons, white for unmarried...some (mourning rings) incl. iconography (i.e.) skull and crossbones; others simply list the name and date of the person's death.
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22 janvier 2013

Cuprite octohedra, from Siberia

Cuprite octohedra, from Siberia.
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22 janvier 2013

Rutile with Chlorite and Quartz / Ankogelgruppe, Salzburg, Austria

Rutile with Chlorite and Quartz / Ankogelgruppe, Salzburg, Austria
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