30 septembre 2015

Major monographic exhibition of works by Tamara de Lempicka on view in Verona

VERONA.- A major monographic exhibition on Tamara de Lempicka, one of the most popular and best-loved female artists of the 20th century, opened in Verona. Hosted in the stunning rooms on the Piano Nobile of Palazzo Forti, home to the Arena Museo Opera – AMO, the show traces Tamara’s extraordinary artistic career through 200 works: oils, drawings, photographs, watercolours, videos, and also fashion items. The show features masterworks like Portrait of Mme. Ira Perrot (1931–1932), The Blue Scarf (1930) and The Beautiful... [Lire la suite]

11 septembre 2015

Evening Cape, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, House of Chanel, 1927

Evening Cape, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, House of Chanel, 1927.  This evening cape is constructed of two 45-inch-wide lengths of silk crepe sewn together vertically and then ingeniously gathered and knotted to form a cape. The color of the silk crepe changes from black to cream, with metallic brocade covering the transition area. The influence of Japanese art is evident in the construction and drape of the cape and the use of the chrysanthemum motif. Chanel combined Art Deco aesthetics along with East Asian forms and... [Lire la suite]
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11 septembre 2015

Coat, House of Chanel, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, 1927

Coat, House of Chanel, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, 1927.  The convergence of Art Deco line, the modernist impulse to facilitate pure form, and Japonisme’s potential to offer a vocabulary of untailored wrapping shapes was more than fortuitous. Chanel uses a French ombré textile with pattern sources from the Japanese kimono but brings to it the ethos of chaste minimalism. As Western fashion designers discovered from the East that untailored lengths of fabric could constitute modern dress, the cylinder and the textile... [Lire la suite]
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11 septembre 2015

Evening Coat, House of Chanel, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, 1927

Evening Coat, House of Chanel, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, 1927.  Silk jacquard patterned with black and green graduation and gold chrysanthemum motif; matching tie-collar; two panels at back; wadded sleeve hems. The chrysanthemum had often appeared as a fashionable motif sine the latter half of the nineteenth century. The textile with woven chrysanthemums in Japanese makie-like (gold lacquer) style represents the taste of Art Deco. The soft wadded cuffs are similar to the kimono’s fuki (wadded... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2015

"Adolfo Wildt (1868-1931) : Le dernier symboliste" au musée de l'Orangerie

Adolfo Wildt (1868-1931) : Le dernier symboliste. Affiche PARIS - Ce sculpteur italien, proche du mouvement Liberty et du symbolisme, a su élaborer un langage ou l'expressionnisme se mêle aux réminiscences de l'art antique, de la Renaissance, mais aussi néogothiques, dans un équilibre inédit entre la force expressive du modèle et la grâce de motifs purement décoratifs. Etranger au monde des avant-gardes, Wildt connut un succès critique controversé, tant en raison des sujets de ses oeuvres parfois obscurs, que de... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2014

Some Pagoda brocches

Platinum diamond and emerald brooch of a shrine. C.1927.The architecture, which is entirely carried out in diamonds of various cuts - circular, emerald, baton - culminating in the trapezoid shaped stones at the apex of the roof, encloses a carved emerald Buddhist divinity raised up on steps. Diamond and emerald Pagoda brooch, Janesich, circa 1925. Photo Sotheby’s.Designed as a pagoda with stylized columns and upturned eaves, set with baguette, square-shaped, trapeze-cut, triangular-shaped, single-cut and rose-cut diamonds... [Lire la suite]
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06 mars 2014

Day and Night Vanity Case, Cartier Paris, 1927

Day and Night Vanity Case, Cartier Paris, 1927. Photo courtesy of Cartier. Yellow gold, platinum, two mother-of-pearl plaques with a daytime and a night-time landscape, a ruby half-cabochon (rising sun) and a sapphire cabochon (moon), gems, hardstone, nephrite, carnelian, baguette- and rose-cut diamonds, black enamel.The interior fitted with a mirror, two covered compartments, a lipstick holder, and a place for a comb.The landscapes are attributed to Vladimir Makovsky. Makovsky (1884–1966) was a Russian who moved to Paris where he... [Lire la suite]
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02 septembre 2013

Art Deco bracelet, Mauboussin, Paris. 1927

Art Deco bracelet, Mauboussin, Paris. 1927. Photo courtesy Peter Edwards Jewels A platinum mounted bracelet. Set with jade, chalcedony, amethyst and diamonds. Highlighted with blue enamel. £45,000 - Request Further Information http://www.peteredwardsjewels.com 
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05 août 2013


Platinum, Diamond, and Emerald Necklace. composed of Art Deco elements, centering a bezel-set old mine-cut diamond measuring approx. 8.89 x 8.20 x 5.32 mm and weighing approx. 2.50 cts., approx. total diamond wt. 19.00 cts., cultured and mabe pearl highlights, lg. 15 1/2 in., completed by a clasp signed Cartier NY. Cartier powder compact, 1927 yellow and rose gold, diamonds set in platinum, red and black enamel. The cover is set with a mother of pearl, gold, malachite, lapis lazuli marquetry by Vladimir Makowsky. Carved... [Lire la suite]
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31 mai 2013

Geometric design chloromelanite bracelet, Jean Fouquet, Paris, c. 1927

Geometric design chloromelanite bracelet, Jean Fouquet, Paris, c. 1927. Photo Hancocks Striking geometric bracelet designed as five chloromelanite panels of rectangular cut-cornered form each with a circular cut-out centre inbetween fluted white gold spacers Jean Fouquet, Paris circa 1927. Price on requestMASTERPIECE London. Hancocks. 52 & 53 Burlington Arcade London, W1J 0HH United Kingdom. T +44 20 74 93 89 04 - M +44 7850 555 555 - F +44 20 74 93 89 05 - info@hancocks-london.com - http://www.hancocks-london.com/
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