02 août 2014

Blue Splashware Cup. Unknown, Roman, A.D. 1–100

Blue Splashware Cup. Unknown, Roman, A.D. 1–100. Free-Blown Glass, 4 13/16 in. high x 5 11/16 in. diam. 2003.290. The J. Paul Getty Trust © J. Paul Getty Trust. In the environs of Jerusalem, in about 50 B.C., glassmakers discovered they could inflate glass into a bubble at the end of a tube. This new glassblowing technique allowed glassmakers to produce vessels so quickly and cheaply that glass containers began to replace clay ones for household use. Blown-glass vessels were decorated using a variety of techniques—pinching,... [Lire la suite]
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02 août 2014

Lotus Bud Beaker. Unknown. Roman, Eastern Mediterranean, 1st century A.D.

Lotus Bud Beaker. Unknown. Roman, Eastern Mediterranean, 1st century A.D. Mold-blown glass, 8 3/8 in. 2003.320. The J. Paul Getty Trust © J. Paul Getty Trust. In about 25 B.C. glassmakers began to create decorative vessels, such as this cup, by blowing glass into a mold with incised designs. Mold fragments of stone, clay, bronze, and plaster have survived from antiquity. The earliest makers of molds for glassware may have been ceramists familiar with constructing molds for clay vessels. Mold designs often incorporated decorative... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2014

Cast Glass. Amber Bowl with White Ridges. Unknown, Roman, A.D. 1–100

Amber Bowl with White Ridges. Unknown, Roman, A.D. 1–100. Glass, 4 1/16 in. diam. 2003.475. The J. Paul Getty Trust © J. Paul Getty Trust. Casting is a technique of pouring hot glass into a mold. After the glass cools, glassmakers use various grinding and cutting techniques to refine the vessel's form and decoration. Decorative patterns are sometimes cut into the sides with a cutting wheel. Bowls were the most common cast vessels. Pendants, inlays, and other small objects were also created using this technique. This bowl has two... [Lire la suite]
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02 août 2014

Mosaic Glass in the J. Paul Getty Trust

Bowl with Blue and White Canes. Unknown. Greek or Roman, 100–1 B.C. Glass, 2 1/16 in. high x 4 in. diam. 2004.24. The J. Paul Getty Trust © J. Paul Getty Trust. Mosaic glass vessels are among the most colorful ancient containers. They were formed by fusing numerous slices or ribbons (lengths) of cane in molds until they melted together into a swirl of colors, as seen on this blue and white bowl.Multicolored canes and figural compositions for plaques and beads were made by layering different colors and manipulating them into... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2014

Piaget’s Extremely Piaget collection for Biennale des Antiquaires (part 2)

Extremely Piaget earrings in white gold set with pear-cut diamonds, two cushion-cut yellow diamonds, two pear-cut yellow diamonds and 12 brilliant-cut diamonds. Biennale des Antiquaires 2014. Photo : Piaget Boucles d’oreilles en or blanc serties de 34 diamants taille poire (environ 10,09 carats), de 2 diamants jaunes taille coussin (environ 6,04 carats), de 2 diamants jaunes taille poire (environ 2,40 carats) et de 12 diamants taille brillant (environ 1,68 carat). Photo : Piaget ... [Lire la suite]
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02 août 2014

Celebrated Edouard Manet portrait to be offered for the first time at auction in New York

Edouard Manet (1832-1883), Le Printemps oil on canvas, 29 1/8 x 20 1/4 in. (74 x 51.5 cm.), painted in 1881 Estimate: $25-35 million. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced the sale of acclaimed Le Printemps by Edouard Manet as a highlight of the Fall auction season. It will be included in the Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art on Wednesday, 5 November with a $25-35 million estimate. This masterwork comes completely fresh to the market, having remained in the same collection for over... [Lire la suite]
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02 août 2014

Roman emperor Claudius was born on this day in 10 BC

Roman emperor Claudius was born on this day in 10 BC. This bronze head was found in Suffolk
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02 août 2014

Wallace Chan at Biennale des Antiquaires 2014 (part 2)

Wallace Chan Emerald Castle ring. Biennale des Antiquaires 2014. Wallace Chan Graceful Blossom ring. Biennale des Antiquaires 2014. Wallace Chan Vermillion Veil earrings set with two rubellites weighing 20.96ct and 20.03ct, diamonds, emeralds, rubies and yellow diamonds. Biennale des Antiquaires 2014. Wallace Chan Fleur de la Dynastie Tang brooch with rubies, yellow diamonds, pink sapphires, tsavorites, garnets, emeralds and diamonds. Biennale des Antiquaires 2014. Wallace Chan Entrancing Love brooch featuring a horse... [Lire la suite]
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