21 février 2015

Samuel Kung's Jadeite jewellery

  Samuel Kung's Dragon earrings are an auspicious, classical Chinese motif set with Imperial green jadeite, diamonds, sapphires and aquamarine.  A polished rock of green jadeite, set in a yellow and white gold ring by Samuel Kung. Samuel Kung's contemporary-styled  lavender jadeite suite set in white gold with wood; Samuel Kung's dainty, rough hewn jadeite earrings with pavé-set diamonds and briolettes. Samuel Kung showcases this almost translucent Imperial green cabochon jadeite stone by setting it in a... [Lire la suite]

21 février 2015

Un rarissime présent du Sultan de l’Empire ottoman en vente chez FauveParis

PARIS - Le 2 mars prochain, FauveParis, maison de ventes audacieuse et impertinente, organise Quelles histoires!, une vacation-voyage sur quatre siècles mêlant anecdotes de famille et grande Histoire. Pour l’occasion, FauveParis dévoile une rarissime écuelle en porcelaine de Vincennes nommée écuelle du Turc, provenant des descendants en ligne directe du banquier grec du Sultan de Constantinople Entre 1752 et 1755, une cinquantaine de formes sont spécialement créées par la manufacture de Vincennes pour le marché ottoman, très... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2015

"Gherardo delle Notti, most bizarre paintings and merry suppers" at Galleria degli Uffizi, 10 February – 24 May 2015

Gerrit van Honthorst - (Gherardo delle Notti) (Utrecht 1592-1656), Dead Christ with two angels, 1612-1613. Oil Canvas. Genoa, Royal Palace Museum. The Galleria degli Uffizi opens theFlorence 2015. Art for a Year exhibition season with the first monographic exhibition ever devoted to Gerrit van Honthorst, a Caravaggesque painter from Holland better known to the Italian public by the nickname of Gherardo delle Notti on account of his propensity for painting nocturnal scenes whose... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2015

Mezzotint engravings showcased in new exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago

Thomas Frye. Young Man with a Candle, from Life-Sized Heads,1760. The Art Institute of Chicago. Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection. CHICAGO, IL.- The eerie effects and seductive textures of the medium of mezzotint are brought vividly to life at the Art Institute of Chicago in the exhibition Burnishing the Night: Baroque to Contemporary Mezzotints from the Collection, opening Saturday, February 21, and continuing through May 31, 2015, in Galleries 125–127.  Mezzotint... [Lire la suite]
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21 février 2015

Rarely seen masterpieces from Europe's greatest dynasty on view in Minneapolis

Pompeo Batoni, Emperor Joseph II (1741-1790) with Grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo of Tuscany (1747-1792), 1769, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.  MINNEAPOLIS, MN.- A major exhibition of masterworks amassed by one of the longest-reigning European dynasties opened in February at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. “The Habsburgs: Rarely Seen Masterpieces from Europe’s Greatest Dynasty” showcases masterpieces and rare objects from the collection of the Habsburg Dynasty—the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire and other powerful... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2015

Recently discovered original, custom bodied 'Hollywood' Cord to shine at Bonhams Amelia Island sale

  From the Estate of Jay Hyde, owned for more than 55 years. 1930 Cord Model L-29 Town Car. Coachwork by Murphy & Co. Chassis no. 2926823. Engine no. FD 2410. Estimate on request. Photo: Bonhams. NEW YORK, NY.- Recently discovered after having been tucked away in the Pacific Northwest for more than half a century, Bonhams is proud to offer one of the most fabled, important and truly special Cords from the estate of Jay Hyde: the 1930 Cord L-29 Town Car with coachwork by Murphy & Company. ... [Lire la suite]
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21 février 2015

Museum of Antiquities discovers historic bronze bust was once owned by Napoleon Bonaparte

17th century CE bust of Hannibal.  SASKATOON.- The Museum of Antiquities at the University of Saskatchewan is the owner of a 17th century CE bust of Hannibal that was once was owned by Napoleon Bonaparte. Building upon research done in the late 1980s, Helanna Miazga discovered late last summer that Napoleon owned a bronze bust of Hannibal, which was mentioned in a memoir on Napoleon written by his private secretary Claude François Meneval. Hannibal, the great Carthaginian general, was one of Napoleon’s military idols. ... [Lire la suite]
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