16 novembre 2013

A fine and very rare embellished gilt-bronze and famille rose blue-ground enamel 'European lady' oval snuff box Qianlong, circa

A fine and very rare embellished gilt-bronze and famille rose blue-ground enamel 'European lady' oval snuff box Qianlong, circa 1760-1780. Photo courtesy Bonhams The oval container with vertical oval side panels evenly spaced between raised floral sprays and surmounted by a twisted spiral band, the cover edge set with aventurine and blue glass beads, the shallowly-domed cover with a central enamel plaque depicting an elegant European female figure looking to her right and picking flowers, enclosed within bands of red, green,... [Lire la suite]
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20 juillet 2012

A stomacher of cream silk embroidered with coloured silk and silver-gilt. Italy, 1760-1780

A stomacher of cream silk embroidered with coloured silk and silver-gilt thread to resemble the front of a man's waistcoat (buttons, false buttonholes and skirts). Italy, 1760-1780. Given by Mrs P Sanguinetti. Museum number: T.182-1958. Victoria & Albert Museum © V&A Images A stomacher is a decorative panel of fabric, usually triangular in shape, worn to fill the space between the front edges of a woman’s open gown. The stomacher formed part of the ensemble of fashionable women’s... [Lire la suite]
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30 mars 2012

An opaque enamelled glass snuff bottle. Beijing, Imperial glassworks 1760-1780

An opaque enamelled glass snuff bottle. Beijing, Imperial glassworks, 1760-1780. photo Bonhams Of meiping form with a flat lip, waisted neck and flat circular foot, the bottle enameled with a red leiwenborder around the neck, bejeweled chains draped over the shoulder and the attributes of the eight Daoist immortals around the body. 2in (5.1cm) high. Sold for US$31,250  料胎畫琺瑯暗八仙鼻煙壺 京派 宮廷御製作坊 On similarly decorated bottles see Hugh Moss, "Mysteries of the Ancient Moon" International Chinese... [Lire la suite]


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