31 octobre 2012

An Extremely Rare Imperially Inscribed White Jade Ruyi Sceptre. Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period, Dated 1759

An Extremely Rare Imperially Inscribed White Jade Ruyi Sceptre. Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period, Dated 1759 - Photo Sotheby's the ruyi-shaped terminal carved in relief with a large peach borne on gnarled leafy branches, carved with a diaper band on the other end, the S-curved shaft inscribed in gilt with an imperial poem dated to jimao year (corresponding to 1759), followed by two seals reading Jixia yiqing (Clearing the mind after the myriad of state affairs) and De jiaqu (Obtaining refined... [Lire la suite]

18 mai 2012

The entrance hall at Harewood House, 1759, designed by Robert Adam

The entrance hall at Harewood House, 1759, designed by Robert Adam. Photographer: Paul Barker The painted Hall chairs with their Neoclassic ornament are by Thomas Chippendale. The hall shows Adam's concern for classicism, with a unified interior of engaged columns, plaster reserves with flattened reliefs, and a running Greek Key frieze.-PB 
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