19 août 2018

Amitayus, Népal, 1722

Lot 41. Amitayus, Népal, 1722. Alliage cuivreux doré. H. 30,5 cm. Estimation: 8 000 € - 15 000 €. Résultat 53 000 €. © Cornette de Saint-Cyr. Le souverain de la terre pure de l'Ouest est ici figuré assis au coeur d'un lotus reposant sur un trône soutenu par deux lions et marqué d'un triple joyau. Il suit son iconographie classique, les mains dans son giron pour soutenir le kalasha (ici disparu), le corps paré de bijoux. Un halo en cuivre repoussé fixé au dos du trône complète la... [Lire la suite]
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26 juillet 2015

"Three Friends: Pine, Bamboo, and Plum" at Princeton University Art Museum

PRINCETON - Because of their ability to thrive even in the harshness of winter, pine, bamboo, and plum together embody steadfastness, perseverance, and resilience. Pine and bamboo are evergreen, while plum trees blossom at the end of winter, signaling the approach of spring. Representing the ideal characteristics of a scholar-gentleman, the trio came to be known as the Three Friends of Winter. They stood as symbols of hope and sheer determination, encouraging perseverance in the face of adversity.... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2013

Jewel of the Order of the Golden Fleece (Spinel garnish). Dinglingerhaus, workshop of Johann Melchior (jeweler), Dresden, 1722

Jewel of the Order of the Golden Fleece (Spinel garnish). Dinglingerhaus, workshop of Johann Melchior (jeweler), Dresden, 1722. Three great spinels, 70 diamonds, gold, enamel, silver gilt, 17.9 x 9.5 cm. VIII 122. Green Vault © Dresden State Art Collections 2013 The jewels of secular knights made from the most exclusive jewelry princely clothes. One of the oldest and most respected, the Order of the Golden Fleece, was exclusively Catholic princes reserved.Founded in 1430 by Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, the toison d'or... [Lire la suite]
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20 mai 2012

A rare Meissen waste bowl, circa 1722

A rare Meissen waste bowl, circa 1722. Photo Bonhams Each side decorated with a chinoiserie scene within a gilt scrollwork and Böttger lustre cartouche edged with iron-red scrollwork, depicting a figure seated by a vase with a dog, and another, smoking a pipe, seated by a table, the sides with a flower spray and insects, the inside with an iron-red Oriental landscape within a similar cartouche, gilt-edged rim, 18.9cm diam.; 7.9cm high. Lot 80 Estimate: £8,000 - 12,000 / €9,700 - 15,000 / US$ 13,000... [Lire la suite]
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