17 janvier 2017

Italian Console Table, ca. 1780

Console in wood, gilded, Italy, ca. 1780. Measurements: Height 91.5 cm - Width 123 cm - Depth 56 cm. Axel Vervoordt NV at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. Axel Vervoordt NV - Archaeology, Oriental Art, Furniture, Objects of Art. Kanaal, Stokerijstraat 19, 2110 Wijnegem, Belgium
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15 août 2016

Black Stork in a Landscape, ca. 1780, India, probably Lucknow

Black Stork in a Landscape, ca. 1780, India, probably Lucknow. Opaque watercolor on European paper. Painting: H. 21 1/2 in. (54.6 cm) W. 29 3/4in. (75.6cm) Mat: H. 35 1/2 in. (90.2 cm) W. 27 in. (68.6 cm). Louis E. and Theresa S. Seley Purchase Fund for Islamic Art and Rogers Fund, 2000. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000.266 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The distinctive white neck feathers, purple-streaked wings, and red-tinged beak identify this tall bird as a woolly-necked stork (Ciconia... [Lire la suite]
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15 août 2016

A Common Indian Nightjar (Caprimulgus asiaticus), ca. 1780, India, probably Lucknow

A Common Indian Nightjar (Caprimulgus asiaticus), ca. 1780, India, probably Lucknow. Opaque watercolor on paper. Painting: H. 18 5/8 in. (47.3 cm) W. 11 1/8 in. (28.3 cm) Mat: H. 27 in. (68.6 cm) W. 19 1/4 in. (48.9 cm). Louis E. and Theresa S. Seley Purchase Fund for Islamic Art, 2004. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2004.175 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Latin name for the nightjar, Caprimulgus asiaticus, translates as “goat sucker” and refers to the ancient myth that these... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2016

Robe à l'anglaise, ca. 1780

Robe à l'anglaise, ca. 1780. Kyoto Costume Institute
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20 décembre 2015

The fashion gallery at Kunstgewerbemuseum, Berlin

Gown in dark-green Gros de Tour brocade, England, 1730-1740. This gown with adjusted back is typical of English ladies’ fashion during the 18th century and is outstanding in the quality of its stiff, beautifully brocaded silk, with its pattern of tulips and chrysanthemum flowers. Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.  Jacket ca. 1750. Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Bodice, ca. 1750. Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Men’s suit made of blue wool in twill weave... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2015

'Hungarian Treasure: Silver from the Nicolas M. Salgo Collection' opens at the Metropolitan Museum

Chalice, Central European, 1462. Silver, gilded silver, cloisonné enamel, and pearls. Overall: 8 7/16 x 5 ½ in; diam. of cup: 4 3/16 in. Gift of The Salgo Trust for Education, New York, in memory of Nicolas M. Salgo, 2010. NEW YORK, NY.- Nicolas M. Salgo (1914-2005), a Hungarian native and former United States ambassador to Budapest, was fascinated by the art of the goldsmith in Hungarian culture and formed his own “treasury” by collecting pieces that are individual and unique. Hungarian Treasure: Silver from the Nicolas M.... [Lire la suite]