28 septembre 2015

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin opens exhibition featuring works by Florentine painter Sandro Botticelli

Sandro Botticelli, Venus, 1490 © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Foto: Jörg P. Ande BERLIN.- The Florentine painter Sandro Botticelli (1445–1510) is considered to be one of the most prominent artists of the Renaissance. His paintings were reproduced and interpreted repeatedly, his motifs frequently captured and distorted. As independent, new works, they deviate from the originals in their own separate ways. They can differ so greatly from Botticelli’s pictures that the name of the painter can now represent fashion and... [Lire la suite]

26 septembre 2015

Exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi explores the relationship between art and the sacred

Gustave Moreau (Paris 1826-98), Saint Sebastian, 1870-5 or 1890. Oil on canvas 115 x 90 cm. Paris, Musée Gustave Moreau, inv. 214. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais / René-Gabriel Ojéda FLORENCE.- Palazzo Strozzi in Florence is hosting an exhibition entitled Divine Beauty: From Van Gogh to Chagall and Fontana running from 24 September 2015 to 24 January 2016. This exhibition with over one hundred works by important Italian artists as Domenico Morelli, Gaetano Previati, Felice Casorati, Lorenzo Viani, Gino... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2015

Portraits of Heungseon Daewongun

Portrait of Heungseon Daewongun by Yi Hancheol et Yu Sook, 1869, painting on silk , 133.7 × 67.7cm, Seoul History Museum , Treasure No. 1499 -1.   Portrait of Heungseon Daewongun by Yi Hancheol and Yi Chang-ok, 1880, silk painting, 113.7 × 66.2cm, Seoul History Museum , Treasure No. 1499-1.   Portrait of Heungseon Daewongun by Yi Hancheol and Yi Chang-ok, 1880, painted on silk , 126.0 × 64.9cm, Seoul History Museum , Treasure No. 1499-1.
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28 juin 2015

Exhibition presents French Impressionist's most important and provocative paintings

Gustave Caillebotte, Self-Portrait at the Easel, 1879-1880. Oil on canvas. Overall size: 90 115 cm (35 7/16 45 1/4 in.). Private Collection. WASHINGTON, DC.- Fifty of the most important and beloved paintings of Paris and its environs by impressionist Gustave Caillebotte (1848–1894) will be the focus of the first major U.S. retrospective of the artist's work in 20 years. On view in the West Building of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, from June 28 through October 4, 2015, Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter's Eye... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2014

Russian decorative arts book written by Cynthia Coleman Sparke offers secrets of the Tsars

“Some lucky person is going to pick up a decorative Easter egg at a car boot sale one day and find they have won the arts lottery when it sells for £20m” says author Cynthia Coleman Sparke, whose book is being launched at Bonhams. LONDON.- With Easter drawing near and the recent discovery of The Third Imperial Easter Egg, thought lost for over 100 years, all eyes are on the legendary Russian designer, Fabergé. Each of the 50 Fabergé eggs created for the Tsar took one year to complete - from the original conception to delivery on... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2014

Petit diadème. Travail vers 1880

Petit diadème. Travail vers 1880. Photo Tajan. à décor de volutes et treillages sertis de petits diamants taille brillant (TA) et de diamants taillés en rose. Il porte au centre un saphir ovale facetté et deux petits saphirs ovales facetés de chaque côté. L’élément central peut se porter en broche et le panache qui le surmonte est amovible. Monture de collier postérieure. Monture en or et argent. Poids brut : 30,91 gr. Estimated Price: €6,400 - €7,000 A diamond, sapphire, silver and gold tiara circa 1880 Tajan. 12 mars 2014. 37,... [Lire la suite]
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01 février 2014

Renaissance Revival 18kt Gold Gem-set Armlet, c. 1880

Renaissance Revival 18kt Gold Gem-set Armlet, c. 1880. Photo courtesy Skinner. the chased and engraved grillework form with foliate devices and strapwork, bezel-set with sapphire and diamond florets, bezel-set sapphire, emerald, and ruby accents, rose-cut diamond highlights, 115.7 dwt, interior cir. 10 in., (several gemstones missing and three small drill holes). Estimate $2,500-3,500. Sold for: $40,290 Note: For similar highly articulated grillework from this period by E. Fontenay, see Bijouterie Francaise au XIX Siecle, by Henri... [Lire la suite]
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25 janvier 2014

Kentshire Jewelry at 60th Annual Winter Antiques Show

Victorian Gold Bangle with Pearl and Enamel Accents. England. Circa 1880. Photo courtesy Kentshire An antique gold buckle bangle bracelet with half pearl and blue enamel decoration, in 15k. Edwardian Diamond and Platinum Ring. Circa 1915. Photo courtesy Kentshire An Edwardian diamond ring with filigreed lozenge-shaped top and chased shank, in platinum. Atw 2.85 cts. (three old European cut diamonds est. 0.90 cts.) An Art Nouveau Amethyst and Gold Necklace. Circa 1900. Photo courtesy Kentshire An Art Nouveau amethyst and... [Lire la suite]
25 janvier 2014

"A La Vieille Russie" Jewelry at 60th Annual Winter Antiques Show

Edwardian Scenic Diamond Brooch. English, ca. 1910. Photo courtesy A La Vieille Russie Edwardian brooch with a diamond swan molded in relief, with a gold beak and a sapphire eye, floating on aquamarine water, the background with a diamond and natural pearl balustrade, shaded with emerald-leaf palm trees, in a frame of brilliants. Mounted in platinum. Antique Diamond Knot Necklace. English, circa 1880. Photo courtesy A La Vieille Russie Old-mine diamond necklace set in gold and silver, in a knot design, apparently a Savoy... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2014

A silver-gilt Japanese  cloisonné enamel cup, Tiffany & Co., New York, dated 1880

A silver-gilt Japanese cloisonné enamel cup, Tiffany & Co., New York, dated 1880. Photo Sotheby's cylindrical form, bands of geometric and fish scale patterns bordering a central band of dense flowers, cranes, and birds, front with an assymetrical reserve depicting an interior scene of a woman reading, raised on three vermiculated feet, engraved with foliate script monogram MJM on base; marked on base "TIFFANY & CO. N.Y."; height 3 5/8 in.; 9.2cm; 6oz 5dwt gross; 196g. Estimation 7,000 — 9,000 USD Provenance: The... [Lire la suite]
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