29 décembre 2018

Grusenmeyer-Woliner at BRAFA 2019, Stand 97d

Torso of Buddha, Gupta period, 5th-6th century, Northern India, Uttar Pradesh, possibly the Sarnath region. Sandstone. H 75 cm. © Grusenmeyer-Woliner at BRAFA 2019, Stand 97d.  Provenance: Zen Oriental Art Gallery, Brussels; private collection, March 2000.  Mummy mask, Egypt, Ptolemaic period, 305-30 BC. Polychrome and gilt cartonnage. H 44 cm. © Grusenmeyer-Woliner at BRAFA 2019, Stand 97d.   Provenance: private collection, January 1998. Literature: S.... [Lire la suite]

29 décembre 2018

ArtAncient at BRAFA 2019, Stand 73b

Aphrodite Anadyomene, Greece, Hellenistic period, 2nd-1st century BC. Marble torso. H 22.8 cm. © ArtAncient at BRAFA 2019, Stand 73b. Provenance: private collection of George and Denise Poncet, France, acquired prior to 1960. Tetradrachm with the portrait of Alexander, Greece, circa 297 BC. Silver. Ø 3.3 cm. Weight: 17.15 g. © ArtAncient at BRAFA 2019, Stand 73b.  Provenance: collection of Orme Lewis, purchased from Bank Leu, 23 June 1987. Exhibition: Phoenix Ancient... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2018

Galerie Bertrand de Lavergne at BRAFA 2019, Stand 3c

Chinese 'famille verte' porcelain 'Rouleau' vase showing the battle of Kunyang, Kangxi period (1662-1722). H 41 cm. © Galerie Bertrand de Lavergne at BRAFA 2019, Stand 3c. Vase decorated with the battle of Kunyang that took place under the Han dynasty, including a very rare representation of a leopard. Provenance: private collection, France. Chinese 'famille verte' porcelain dish with Kingdom of France armorial, Kangxi period (1662-1722). H 38.3 cm. © Galerie Bertrand de Lavergne at... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2018

Eric Pouillot at BRAFA 2019, Stand 26c

Amphora, China, Eastern Zhou Dynasty, period of the fighting kingdoms, 475-221 BC. Grey terracotta covered with 'noir de fumée', representing a jar with two handles intended for the conservation of cereal seeds. H 29 cm. © Eric Pouillot at BRAFA 2019, Stand 26c. Buffalo and cart, China, Northern Qi Dynasty, 550-577. Grey terracotta with traces of brown, red and white ochre pigments, representing a buffalo harnessed for the parade pulling a cart. H 30 x W 54 cm. © Eric Pouillot at... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2018

Galerie Christian Deydier at BRAFA 2019, Stand 22c

Bianhu, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period, circa 5th-3rd centuries BC. Ritual bronze fermented beverages vessel. H 36.5 cm. © Galerie Christian Deydier at BRAFA 2019, Stand 22c. Sow, China, Western Han dynasty, 2nd century BC. Gray earthenware. H 24 x W 46 cm. © Galerie Christian Deydier at BRAFA 2019, Stand 22c. Fat lady, China, Tang dynasty (618-907). Earthenware with green, orange, black and red pigments. H 38 cm. © Galerie Christian... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2018

Leysen at BRAFA 2019, Stand 70b

Leysen, Nuit étoilée. Cushion-cut diamond, 18k white gold ring. © Leysen at BRAFA 2019, Stand 70b. Leysen, Rings from Manhattan collection. © Leysen at BRAFA 2019, Stand 70b. Leysen, Tourbillon. Sapphire and diamond ring set with an oval-shaped sapphire within a diamond-set surround. © Leysen at BRAFA 2019, Stand 70b. Leysen joaillier est une entreprise familiale fondée en 1855 et actuellement dirigée par Henri et Maxime Leysen, cinquième et... [Lire la suite]
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29 décembre 2018

Epoque Fine Jewels at BRAFA 2019, Stand 53a

  Philippe Wolfers (Brussels, 1858-1929), Art Nouveau ‘Glycines’ choker, Brussels, circa 1901-1902. Five alternatingwisteria set with carved watermelon tourmaline and carved opal, between purple and green plique-à-jour enamel leaf clusters, within a scrolling garnet and ruby frame of a familiar Art Nouveau whiplash design, mounted in 18 kt gold. Monogrammed on the reverse: PW Ex: unique. Unique piece. Epoque Fine Jewels at BRAFA 2019, Stand 53a. Provenance: collection Sophie Willstädter,... [Lire la suite]
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29 décembre 2018

Bernard Bouisset at BRAFA 2019, Stand 37b

Cushion cut diamond ring, 10.56 carat & Platinum ring with 'Fancy Yellow Intense' round setting with white diamonds, 4.05 carat. Certified GIA natural color © Bernard Bouisset at BRAFA 2019, Stand 37b.  David Webb, Triceratops bracelet, New York, circa 1970. Gold. Signed by David Webb. © Bernard Bouisset at BRAFA 2019, Stand 37b.  Chaumet, Pouliche necklace, France, circa 1980. Gold steel diamonds, emerald and sapphire. Signed by... [Lire la suite]
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29 décembre 2018

The 64th edition of BRAFA joined by 133 Belgian and international galleries

BRUSSELS.- In January, the combined art world turn their focus and attention towards Brussels and the annual edition of BRAFA, whose sixty-fourth edition will be held between Saturday, 26 January and Sunday, 3 February 2019 at the Tour & Taxis exhibition site. The 133 participating galleries and art dealers from sixteen countries have selected their most important, rarest and valuable works from their respective art specialities in order to meet the great variety of expectations from a large audience with high levels... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2018

Panel with boys at play, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), late 16th–early 17th century

 Panel with boys at play, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), late 16th–early 17th century. Silk and metal thread tapestry (kesi). Overall: 18 1/4 x 15 in. (46.4 x 38.1 cm). Fletcher Fund, 1936; 36.65.30. © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  This textile is probably a portion of a much larger piece, perhaps a hanging, that would have illustrated many groups of small boys at play in a garden. Items bearing this popular theme were particularly favored as wedding gifts, for the boys symbolize increase,... [Lire la suite]