11 août 2014

Brush washer in the shape of a plum blossom, guan ware, China, Southern Song (1127 - 1279)

Brush washer in the shape of a plum blossom, guan ware, China, Southern Song (1127 - 1279), Zhejiang Province, stoneware with crackled glaze, 2.7 x 10.8 cm. Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1998. 60.1998. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney  'Guan' means 'official' and imperial Guan wares were made for the newly established Southern Song court after the style of wares made previously for the northern court at Kaifeng. Produced at the Guan kilns... [Lire la suite]

11 août 2014

Back on five jewels by Lacloche Frères sold at Christie's 17 November 1998, Geneva

A pair of elegant gem-set, enamel and onyx ear-pendants, by Lacloche Frères, circa 1925. Estimate CHF45,000 - CHF55,000 ($32,751 - $40,029). Price Realized CHF52,900 ($38,501). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 1998 Each designed as an old European-cut diamond pierced panel with buff-top ruby, emerald, sapphire and onyx detail of Oriental motif in a black enamel surround to the diamond-set openwork and black enamel bar surmount suspended from a similarly-set top, circa 1925. Signed by Lacloche, Paris, no. 65718.  A... [Lire la suite]