18 avril 2016

A brief history of underwear exposed at London's Victoria & Albert Museum

Advertising poster designed by Hans Schleger for the Charnaux Patent Corset Co. Ltd, about 1936. Courtesy of the Hans Schleger Estate. LONDON (AFP).- From rigid corsets to barely-there nylon briefs, a new exhibition at London's Victoria and Albert Museum explores three centuries of underwear in Europe, focusing on Britain's relationship with its most intimate garments. "Fashion and underwear are inextricably linked," Susanna Cordner, research assistant on the "Underwear" exhibition, told AFP. "It's like the... [Lire la suite]

18 avril 2016

"Orient/Asie — Aller/Retour" au musée Guimet

Orient/Asie — Aller/Retour : Affiche. PARIS - Le MNAAG dévoile ses trésors photographiques du 19e siècle à l’époque contemporaine et invite à un voyage dans l’espace et dans le temps qui témoigne de l’apport d’un savoir-faire, celui de la photographie, de l’Europe vers l’Asie et d’un retour d’images en sens inverse. Des régions qui étaient en partie représentées dans les collections du musée Guimet des origines, alors « musée des Religions », demeurent des photographies de l’Algérie, du bassin méditerranéen et du... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2016

Major survey of renowned 19th-century European aristocratic portraitist opens at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Franz X. Winterhalter, Princess Leonilla of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn, 1843, oil on canvas, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. HOUSTON, TX.- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, opens High Society: The Portraits of Franz X. Winterhalter, an exhibition of some 45 paintings by Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805–1873), the most renowned portraitist of the courts of Europe during his day. Throughout the course of his career, Winterhalter captured the elegance of his aristocratic sitters with an unrivaled brilliance of technique and... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2016

A pair of Meissen Augsburg-decorated coffee cups and saucers, circa 1725-35

Lot 233. A pair of Meissen Augsburg-decorated coffee cups and saucers, circa 1725-35. Estimate 1,500 — 2,500 USD. Lot sold 1,250 USD. Photo: Sotheby's each painted in underglaze-blue and gilding, the cups with a bird in flight amongst flowering shrubs, the saucers with Chinese figures at various pursuits, one cup with crossed swords and dot mark within concentric circles, the other pieces with crossed swords marks in underglaze-blue within concentric circles, one saucer with a further... [Lire la suite]
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18 avril 2016

A rare pair of Meissen candlesticks, circa 1735

Lot 236. A rare pair of Meissen candlesticks, circa 1735. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 11,250 USD. Photo: Sotheby's each of baroque metal form, painted in a Kakiemon palette with the 'wheatsheaf' pattern, crossed swords marks in underglaze-blue, incised workers' marks, incised and painted Japanese Palace inventory numbers N=221 W in black. heights 9 3/8 in., 23.8 cm. Provenance: The Royal Collections of Saxony, Japanese Palace, DresdenCollection... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2016

A Meissen figure of a nodding pagoda, late 19th century

Lot 262. A Meissen figure of a nodding pagoda, late 19th century. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 18,750 USD. Photo: Sotheby's similarly modelled to the preceding example, crossed swords mark in blue, red painted L to the interior of figure. height 12 in., 30.5 cm. Sotheby's. Collections: Silver, Vertu, Ceramics, and Russian Works of Art, New York, 15 Apr 2016
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18 avril 2016

A Meissen figure of a nodding pagoda, late 19th century

Lot 262. A Meissen figure of a nodding pagoda, late 19th century. Estimate 18,000 — 22,000 USD. Lot sold 22,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's modelled seated cross-legged with a nodding head and articulated tongue and hands, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, incised numerals 2884 and impressed 73. height 12 1/4 in., 31.1 cm. Sotheby's. Collections: Silver, Vertu, Ceramics, and Russian Works of Art, New York, 15 Apr 2016
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