10 novembre 2019

A rare 'Yue' figure of a recumbent ram, Western Jin dynasty, 3rd century AD

Lot 127. A rare 'Yue' figure of a recumbent ram, Western Jin dynasty, 3rd century AD. Length 16.3 cm, 6⅜ in. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 40,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the large and well-modelled animal with its front and rear legs folded beneath the body, with a curvaceous spine and robust rump, its head raised and with a pierced aperture on top, detailed with a pair of bulging eyes and curled striated horns encircling large ears, a striated bead below the slightly open mouth, all... [Lire la suite]

06 mai 2015

Oliver Hoare opens exhibition dedicated to objects and works of art from the past 5,000 years

Gandhara grey schist head of the Buddha, Afghanistan, 3rd century AD. Size: 36 cm high. Photo: Oliver Hoare Ltd. LONDON.- Oliver Hoare presents Every Object Tells a Story, a public exhibition that will take place from 6 May to 26 June 2015 at 33 Fitzroy Square, London. The exhibition will present an eclectic selection of over 250 objects primarily chosen on the basis of their historical fascination and interesting backstories, and will include relics from all round the world representing many notable names,... [Lire la suite]
31 août 2013

Pearls: a major new exhibition at the V&A in London

Portrait of Jeanne de Marigny, attributed to Charles (1604-92) and Henri Beaubrun (1603-77), Paris, about 1650-60, oil on canvas. Museum no. 566-1882, © Victoria and Albert Museum, London LONDON - A pearl-drop earring worn by Charles I at his execution in 1649, magnificent pearl tiaras  worn by European nobility and a necklace of cultured pearls given to Marilyn Monroe by  Joe DiMaggio in 1954 will be among the incredible array of jewels and other objects on  display in a new exhibition at the V&A this... [Lire la suite]