16 janvier 2020

A small archaic jade ceremonial jade dagger-axe (ge), Shang Dynasty, circa 13th-11th Century B.C.

A small archaic jade ceremonial jade dagger-axe (ge), Shang Dynasty, circa 13th-11th Century B.C. Length 6 1⁄16 inches (15.4 cm). Price On Request. © 2020 J.J. Lally & Co., New York the straight blade with beveled edges and shallow medial ridge, abruptly tapered to a sharp point, the squared tang with a small hole, with encrusted cinnabar red on one side. An archaic jade ceremonial blade of very similar shape and size in the British Museum is illustrated by Rawson, Chinese Jade from the... [Lire la suite]

16 janvier 2020

A large ‘Moon and Prunus’ bronze mirror, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

A large ‘Moon and Prunus’ bronze mirror, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Diameter 7 1⁄16 inches (18 cm). Price On Request. © 2020 J.J. Lally & Co., New York well cast in varied relief with a stylized scene of a songbird perched on a blossoming prunus branch above a crescent moon reflected in the rippled surface of a lake, all encircled by a narrow band of running keyfret and a raised rim, the dark green surface highlighted with scattered malachite encrustation, the plain reflecting surface on the... [Lire la suite]
16 janvier 2020

A Navaratna Pin, Jaipur, India, 18th century

A Navaratna Pin, Jaipur, India, 18th century. Width 4cm. Price On Request. © Susan Ollemans. A Navartana pendant with an inscribed ruby in the center and two rows of holy stones surrounding the ruby (sun).The reverse has extremely fine floral enameling. The pin fitting is modern. Susan Ollemans. 13 Georgian House, 10 Bury Street, St James's, London SW1Y6AA, United Kingdom - Tel: + 44 ( 0 ) 7775566356 - Email: sue@ollemans.com
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16 janvier 2020

A Men’s Armband (gelangsarung), KaroBatak, North Sumatra, 19h Century

A Men’s Armband (gelangsarung), KaroBatak, North Sumatra, 19h Century. Length: 11.5 cm; Width: 9.5cm; Weight: 192 grams. Price On Request. © Susan Ollemans. “Earlier pieces like this arm-band, can be recognized by their smaller size, simple elegance and smooth patina.” (Richter A and Carpenter B, Gold Jewellery Indonesian Archipelago p 381)The inner tube is made from bronze.Very fine filigree work with granulation decorates the two knobbed arm-band. Worn by noblemen and thought to possess apotropaic properties that would... [Lire la suite]
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16 janvier 2020

Finger Ring, Burma, Pyu Period, ca. 9th century

Finger Ring, Burma, Pyu Period, ca. 9th century. Size: US8.75; Weight: 9 grams. Price On Request. © Susan Ollemans. The cast ring has a vessica-shaped, flat bezel swelling from a tapered hoop with well-defined central rib and a shoulder scored with two incised lines. The bezel is engraved, with a goddess shown kneeling while holding an offering in her upraised right hand. She is facing the curved double prow of a vessel. Susan Ollemans. 13 Georgian House, 10 Bury Street, St James's, London SW1Y6AA, United... [Lire la suite]
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16 janvier 2020

A Gold Granulated Bead Necklace, Bugis, East Sulawesi, Late 19th Century

A Gold Granulated Bead Necklace, Bugis, East Sulawesi, Late 19th Century. Weight: 82.9 grams. Price On Request. © Susan Ollemans. A fine gold necklace of 31 graded beads pierced and granulated. The quality of the piercing and granulations speaks to the excellence of the goldsmiths that were of Muslim origin working along the east coast of Sulawesi. Susan Ollemans. 13 Georgian House, 10 Bury Street, St James's, London SW1Y6AA, United Kingdom - Tel: + 44 ( 0 ) 7775566356... [Lire la suite]
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16 janvier 2020

A Pair of Gold Fluted Cups, Ming Dynasty, 16th–17th Century

A Pair of Gold Fluted Cups, Ming Dynasty, 16th–17th Century, 3.5 x 6 cm. Price On Request. © Susan Ollemans. Susan Ollemans. 13 Georgian House, 10 Bury Street, St James's, London SW1Y6AA, United Kingdom - Tel: + 44 ( 0 ) 7775566356 - Email: sue@ollemans.com
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16 janvier 2020

A Gold and Diamond Bangle, Jambi, Eastern Sumatra, Early 20th Century

A Gold and Diamond Bangle, Jambi, Eastern Sumatra, Early 20th Century. Diameter: 6 cm; Weight: 43.5 grams. Price On Request. © Susan Ollemans. A rigid gold bangle inset with rose-cut intan diamonds set in silver within a border of gold granulation. Susan Ollemans. 13 Georgian House, 10 Bury Street, St James's, London SW1Y6AA, United Kingdom - Tel: + 44 ( 0 ) 7775566356 - Email: sue@ollemans.com
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16 janvier 2020

"Le monde en tête, la donation Antoine de Galbert" au Musée des Confluences

Antoine de Galbert © Denis Vinçon « En contemplant ma collection de coiffes, j’ai le sentiment jubilatoire de faire le tour du monde, d’accomplir une sorte de voyage immobile, d’aventure intérieure et mentale comme on en fait parfois du fond de son lit. En fait, cette collection reflète une certaine forme de romantisme, nourrie par les lectures des récits des grands voyageurs… » Antoine de Galbert ​Étonnantes et parfois même spectaculaires, les coiffes sont des accessoires d’apparat présentes dans toutes les cultures du... [Lire la suite]
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16 janvier 2020

Tamara de Lempicka, leading highlight of Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale at Christie's

Tamara de Lempicka, Portrait de Marjorie Ferry, signed ‘LEMPICKA.’ (lower left). Oil on canvas, 39¡ x 25¬ in. (100 x 65 cm.). Painted in 1932. Estimate: £8,000,000-12,000,000 / US$10,400,000-15,700,000 / €9,400,000-14,100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. LONDON.- Tamara de Lempicka’s Portrait de Marjorie Ferry (1932, estimate: £8,000,000-12,000,000) will be a leading highlight of Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale on 5 February 2020, co-leading the auction. The painting was commissioned by the... [Lire la suite]
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