11 septembre 2015

Zhao Na, Wedding banquet, 2015

Zhao Na, Wedding banquet, 70x120cm, 2015 1983 Born in Liaoning province, China 2002 Graduated from Beijing College of Art and Design, Beijing, China 2006 BA, The Mural Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China2010 MA, The Mural Department of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, ChinaLives and works in Beijing, China
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11 septembre 2015

A peek inside a beautifully intricate nécessaire, Wolfers, 1950s

A peek inside a beautifully intricate nécessaire, Wolfers, 1950s © 2015 LIANG YI MUSEUM
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11 septembre 2015

A gold mesh bag with coral clasps, Cartier, circa 1910

A gold mesh bag with coral clasps, Cartier, circa 1910 © 2015 LIANG YI MUSEUM
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11 septembre 2015

A handbag made of turtleshell, Bulgari, circa 1950s

A handbag made of turtleshell, Bulgari, circa 1950s © 2015 LIANG YI MUSEUM
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11 septembre 2015

An ivory vanity case, by an unknown Japanese craftsman, circa 1915

An ivory vanity case, by an unknown Japanese craftsman, circa 1915 © 2015 LIANG YI MUSEUM
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11 septembre 2015

Evening Cape, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, House of Chanel, 1927

Evening Cape, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, House of Chanel, 1927.  This evening cape is constructed of two 45-inch-wide lengths of silk crepe sewn together vertically and then ingeniously gathered and knotted to form a cape. The color of the silk crepe changes from black to cream, with metallic brocade covering the transition area. The influence of Japanese art is evident in the construction and drape of the cape and the use of the chrysanthemum motif. Chanel combined Art Deco aesthetics along with East Asian forms and... [Lire la suite]
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11 septembre 2015

Coat, House of Chanel, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, 1927

Coat, House of Chanel, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, 1927.  The convergence of Art Deco line, the modernist impulse to facilitate pure form, and Japonisme’s potential to offer a vocabulary of untailored wrapping shapes was more than fortuitous. Chanel uses a French ombré textile with pattern sources from the Japanese kimono but brings to it the ethos of chaste minimalism. As Western fashion designers discovered from the East that untailored lengths of fabric could constitute modern dress, the cylinder and the textile... [Lire la suite]
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11 septembre 2015

Evening Coat, House of Chanel, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, 1927

Evening Coat, House of Chanel, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, 1927.  Silk jacquard patterned with black and green graduation and gold chrysanthemum motif; matching tie-collar; two panels at back; wadded sleeve hems. The chrysanthemum had often appeared as a fashionable motif sine the latter half of the nineteenth century. The textile with woven chrysanthemums in Japanese makie-like (gold lacquer) style represents the taste of Art Deco. The soft wadded cuffs are similar to the kimono’s fuki (wadded... [Lire la suite]
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11 septembre 2015

A pair of yellow-ground green-enamelled 'Dragon' saucer dishes, China, Guangxu six character marks and period

                                       A pair of yellow-ground green-enamelled 'Dragon' saucer dishes, China, Guangxu six character marks and period. Estimate 3000/5000 €. Lot sold 3.600 €. Photo Nagel Each with shallow rounded sides rising from a short foot to a lobed rim, the interior incised and enamelled in green with a central medallion enclosing a frontal dragon coiling around a flaming pearl amidst floral... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2015

A yellow-ground green-enamelled 'Dragon' bowl, China, underglaze blue Guangxu six-character mark and period

A yellow-ground green-enamelled 'Dragon' bowl, China, underglaze blue Guangxu six-character mark and period. Estimate 2000/3000 €. Lot sold 2.200 €. Photo Nagel The deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a flared rim, painted to the exterior with two pacing dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls, all below a foliate scroll and above ruyi heads, the interior with a shou character medallion, all reserved on an egg-yolk yellow ground, the base with a six-character reign mark - Very minor wear Nagel. Asian Art... [Lire la suite]