11 mai 2013

Enamel longchain necklace, Lalique, circa 1900

Enamel longchain necklace, Lalique, circa 1900 - Sothebys Alternate links and pendant designed as sprays of wisteria applied with plique à jour and pearlescent enamel, length approximately 620mm, signed Lalique.  Estimation: 55,000 - 62,000 CHF LITTERATURE: Cf: Sigrid Barten, René Lalique: Schmuck und Objets d'art 1890 - 1910, Munich, 1977, pages 128, 185 and 259; and Cf: René Lalique, Musée des Arts décoratifs, Réunion des Musées nationaux, Paris, 1991, page 68 for similar examples of wisteria... [Lire la suite]
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11 mai 2013

Rhinoceros horn cup depicting the Land of the Immortals. Qianlong period (1736-1795), Qing dynasty

Rhinoceros horn cup depicting the Land of the Immortals, Qianlong period (1736-1795), Qing dynasty. h. 9.9 cm © National Palace Museum The slightly oval cup is made of a rhinoceros horn, with a flaring mouth and deep inside. It is wide at the top and narrows down to the flat, black bottom, revealing somewhat chipped damage along the light brown mouth rim. Below the rim, it is all dark brown. Fairy mountains and dwellings cover the entire outer surface, with clumps of trees here and there, and groups of immortals engaged in... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2013

Rhinoceros horn cup in the shape of a lotus-leaf. Late 16th to early 17th century

Rhinoceros horn cup in the shape of a lotus-leaf. Late 16th to early 17th century. h. 7.6 cm, diam. of mouth 14.2 x 10.2 cm © National Palace Museum The lotus-leaf cup is fashioned out of a rhinoceros horn, with the tapering tip section removed and the inside gouged out. The leaf rolls up and inwards, veins in low relief covering both sides. The outer side is further adorned with flowers, lingzhis (Ganoderma lucidum), and mountainous rocks in high relief carving, with one stem of two flowers extending into the... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2013

Pin in the form of a cypress tree in a tub, Lacloche Frères, France, Paris, 1927-1930

Pin in the form of a cypress tree in a tub, made of white gold, platinum, emeralds, brilliant-cut diamonds and stained chalcedony, retailed by Lacloche Frères, France, Paris, 1927-1930. Bequeathed by Miss J.H.G. Gollan. M.25-1976. Victoria & Albert Museum © V&A Images. This brooch is in the shape of a stylised cypress tree. It shows many of the characteristics of Art Deco jewellery, which was fashionable between the First and Second World Wars. The diamonds are set against stained chalcedony to form areas of... [Lire la suite]
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11 mai 2013

Jewelled vanity case, Lacloche Frères, Paris, about 1926

Gold, with black-stained jadeite and black-backed chalcedony; the lid set with rose- and brilliant-cut diamonds, lapis lazuli, turquoise, malachite, rhodonite, mother-of-pearl and pearl, Lacloche Frères, Paris, about 1926. Bequeathed by Miss J.H.G. Gollan. M.24-1976. Victoria & Albert Museum © V&A Images. Jewelled vanity cases were popular accessories during the 1920s, an indication of the wider acceptability of women wearing make-up in the years after the First World War (and of their even applying it in public). This case... [Lire la suite]
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11 mai 2013

Jewelled watch hanging on a braided silk cord from a matching brooch, Lacloche Frères, Paris, 1920s.

Jewelled watch hanging on a braided silk cord from a matching brooch, Lacloche Frères, Paris, 1920s. Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patricia V. Goldstein. M.170-2007. Victoria & Albert Museum © V&A Images. The bold juxtapositioning of the red and the black in this watch shows the influence of Oriental lacquer on jewellery during the 1920s and '30s. The floating stylized flowers may also be inspired by Oriental art - in particular textile designs.Lacloche Frères were amongst the... [Lire la suite]
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11 mai 2013

Picture Gallery at Sanssouci Park in Potsdam celebrates 250th anniversary with exhibition

The Picture Gallery at Sanssouci Park in Potsdam near Berlin.  POTSDAM.- The Picture Gallery in Sanssouci Park creates a harmonious relationship of figurative decorations, paintings and sculptures. While the building itself has remained largely unchanged, the inventories of painting and sculpture have experienced serious changes since 1786. These include art theft that took place at Napoleon’s command in 1806, a redistribution of works of art connected to the founding of a Royal museum (Altes Museum) on the Lustgarten in... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2013

"Everything Old is New Again Revised and Restored: The Art of Kathleen Gilje" opens at the Bruce Museum

Kathleen Gilje, Donna Velata, Restored, 1995. Oil on canvas, 33 ½” x 25 ¼”. Courtesy of the Artist© Kathleen Gilje 2013. GREENWICH, CT.- A new exhibition offers an overview of Kathleen Gilje's satirically pointed and technically adroit reincarnations of famous Old Master and nineteenth-century paintings. Through these works she comments on social, political and art historical issues of our day, and often recasts and reincarnates leading lights of the world of art scholarship, criticism and collecting.  A trained... [Lire la suite]
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