14 octobre 2016

A monumental Safavid blue and white pottery dish, Persia, probably Kirman, 17th century

Lot 32. A monumental Safavid blue and white pottery dish, Persia, probably Kirman, 17th century. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of shallow rounded form, decorated in underglaze blue with a spray of chrysanthemums within a floral band and interlocking floral motifs around the rim, exterior with brown glaze; 51.5cm. diam. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 16 October 1997, lot 32. Note: This monumental blue and white dish is an impressive example of the refined skill of late Safavid... [Lire la suite]

14 octobre 2016

A large Safavid blue and white pottery bowl, Persia, 17th century

Lot 31. A large Safavid blue and white pottery bowl, Persia, 17th century. Estimate 7,000 — 10,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of deep rounded form on a short foot, decorated in shades of underglaze blue, the interior with a stylised dragon in a foliate landscape in the central well, vegetal stems and leafy motifs along the sides, the exterior with repeat motifs of a stylised quadruped amidst a lush vegetal landscape; 17.7cm. height. 40cm. diam. Note: Persian craftsmen of the... [Lire la suite]
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14 octobre 2016

A Mughal gem-set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), India, 17th-18th century

Lot 34. A Mughal gem-set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), India, 17th-18th century. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  the jade hilt of pistol grip form with colourful stones set in gold kundan settings in swirling floral vine design, watered-steel double-edged slightly curved blade, on bespoke stand; 36cm. Sotheby's, The Khosrovani-Diba Collection, London, 19 Oct 2016, 10:30 AM
14 octobre 2016

A Mughal gem-set jade horse-head dagger (khanjar), India, 18th-19th century

Lot 33. A Mughal gem-set jade horse-head dagger (khanjar), India, 18th-19th century. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  35cm.  The finely carved details on the horse's head demonstrate the naturalistic realism sought by Mughal craftsmen. Although dagger hilts were created in multiple animal forms, horses remained a particular favourite, and a number of examples are housed today in museum and private collections worldwide. The interest in the natural world was shared by many generations... [Lire la suite]
14 octobre 2016

"Les Services "Aux Oiseaux Buffon" du comte Moïse de Camondo" au musée Nissim de Camondo

Une partie des Services "Aux Oiseaux Buffon" du comte Moïse de Camondo. Photo Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris / Jean Tholance.  PARIS - Le musée Nissim de Camondo possède une exceptionnelle collection de services de Sèvres à décor ornithologique, connus sous le nom de « services Buffon ». Véritable encyclopédie en images peintes sur porcelaine, les services sont exposés pour la première fois au complet en regard des illustrations empruntées aux archives Buffon et aux volumes de l’édition de luxe de... [Lire la suite]
14 octobre 2016

Exhibition features the most complete surviving example of a Gothic table fountain

Table Fountain, c. 1320–40. France, Paris. Gilt-silver, translucent enamel on basse-taille, and opaque enamel; 31.1 x 24.1 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift of J. H. Wade 1924.859. CLEVELAND, OH.- Myth and Mystique: Cleveland’s Gothic Table Fountain, for the first time, presents the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Gothic table fountain as the focus of a single exhibition. The table fountain is being displayed among a group of objects including luxury silver, hand-washing vessels, enamels, illuminated manuscripts and a... [Lire la suite]
14 octobre 2016

Jade au Musée Guimet

Jade au Musée Guimet : Affiche. PARIS - Depuis les empereurs de Chine - grands intercesseurs entre le Ciel et la Terre -, qui le considéraient comme parure naturelle, jusqu’à Cartier et les plus grands joailliers de Londres et de New York qui le sublimèrent au 20e siècle à travers les créations Arts déco inspirées par le goût chinois, le jade demeure cette pierre éternelle et mythique, objet de fascination et de pouvoir absolu pour le souverain. Quelque 330 pièces exceptionnelles seront réunies pour la première fois en... [Lire la suite]