26 août 2013

The Baroque pearls figures in the collection of Green Vault at Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden

Koch, who plays the violin on a grid, probably Frankfurt am Main, 1st Quarter of the 18th Century. Baroque pearls, gold, enamel, silver, gold, diamonds, iron. H with pedestal 12.2 cm, Base: 5.3 x 5.3 cm. VI 88. Green Vault © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden 2013 With a broad smile on his face fidelt the exuberant chef who has stretched his short leg into supposedly graceful pose of himself, fervently on his gridiron. The quirky character whose stocky body is made from a pear-shaped pearl,... [Lire la suite]
20 août 2013

Coral works from the Green Vault

Cup as Daphne with coral tines, Jamnitzer, Abraham (silversmith), Jamnitzer, Wenceslas (draft), Nuremberg, 1580-1586. Green Vault. IV 260. Silver, gold plated for the most part, Coral. H. 64.6 cm © Dresden State Art Collections 2013 Already in treasury inventory of 1586/87 this work is listed as "1 Silver bilt breast of a virgin, with a large gewechß of coral Zincken ..." . Certainly the bizarre object was never meant for practical use, even if remove the upper body of the nymph in belt height and hollow lower part... [Lire la suite]

14 août 2012

Dish with Chrysanthemums and Peonies. Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period, 1720-1730

Dish with Chrysanthemums and Peonies. Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period, 1720-1730. Porcelain with overglaze enamels, 8 13/16 in. (22.4 cm). 49.1239. Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters. The Walters Art Museum Provenance: William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest. Exhibition: Masterpieces of Chinese Porcelain. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1980-1981
26 juillet 2012

Bowl with Flowering Prunus. Porcelain: 1720-1730; Mounts: mid 18th century

Bowl with Flowering Prunus. Porcelain: 1720-1730; Mounts: mid 18th century. Porcelain with glaze, design in applied relief, and metal rim French mount. H: 4 7/16 in. (11.2 cm). Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters. 49.1729. The Walters Art Museum Provenance: William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest. Exhibition: Masterpieces of Chinese Porcelain. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1980-1981. The... [Lire la suite]


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