06 septembre 2015

Woven Luxuries: Indian, Persian, and Turkish Velvets from the Indictor Collection at Asian Art Museum

Woven Luxuries: Indian, Persian, and Turkish Velvets from the Indictor Collection at Asian Art Museum. SAN FRANCISCO—More than just practical clothing and furnishings, silk velvets symbolized sophisticated taste and cultural power in courtly Islamic society, especially during the 16th–18th centuries. Woven Luxuries: Indian, Persian, and Turkish Velvets from the Indictor Collection offers a glimpse of the splendor and diversity of these velvets. On view from March 13 through Nov. 1 in Tateuchi Gallery, this intimate exhibition... [Lire la suite]

25 octobre 2011

A Ming Emperor's Carpet and Other Imperial Artefacts @ Bonhams

An extremely rare yellow-ground 'dragon' carpet. Late Ming Dynasty. Photo Bonhams For discriminating Chinese art collectors, Bonhams sale of fine Chinese Art on November 10th in London provides a rare opportunity to acquire objects made for the Chinese Imperial Court and the Emperor.The sale offers a stunning array of ceramics, jade, bronzes, furniture and one particularly fascinating carpet which has links to the Imperial Ming throne room in the Forbidden City. The carpet, a subtle work of art in muted yellows and blues, features... [Lire la suite]
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25 décembre 2010

Textiles in "The world of Kubilai Khan" @ Metropolitan Museum, New York

Tapestry with Dragons and Flowers, 11th–12th century, Eastern Central Asia. Silk tapestry; 21 x 13 in. (53.3 x 33 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Fletcher Fund, 1987 (1987.275) The treatment of both the dragon and the background of this silk tapestry is typical of Central Asia, where motifs enjoyed great longevity and creative recombination. The form of the dragon, with a long snout and its tail hooked behind its leg, represents a Tang-dynasty convention that survived in Central Asia until at least the Yuan... [Lire la suite]
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08 janvier 2010

Treasures from the Collection of Benjamin F. Edwards III to be Sold at Christie's

Benjamin F. Edwards III. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 NEW YORK, NY.- On January 26, Christie’s New York will present The Collection of Benjamin F. Edwards III, a prominent collector and former Chairman, CEO and President of A.G. Edwards & Sons in St. Louis. Following the enormous success of three annual sales of The Benjamin F. Edwards Collection of Chinese Export Porcelain from 2002 to 2004, this sale of over 400 lots will feature a superb selection of Silver, English Furniture, Delft, Chinese Export, and Rugs &... [Lire la suite]
07 novembre 2009

Decorative Art Treasures at Christie's New York in November

A pair of Louis XVI ormolu and patinated-bronze three-branch candelabra , circa 1780, attributed to François Rémond, almost certainly supplied by Dominique Daguerre, , the bronzes after the model by Etienne Maurice Falconet. Estimate $80,000 - $120,000. photo Image 2009 Christie's Ltd NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced the sale of 500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe on November 24, which will include over 450 treasures from the 16th to the 19th centuries. With a range of estimates, the sale offers superb private and... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2009

The Pearl Carpet of Baroda in sale at Sotheby's in Doha

The Pearl Carpet of Baroda. Bidding on this will start around US$5 million but is expected to rise considerably higher. Photo: Courtesy of Sotheby's LONDON.- Sotheby’s announced that it is to sell the Pearl Carpet of Baroda, one of the most extraordinary masterpieces of its kind ever to come on the market. The carpet will form the centrepiece of Sotheby’s inaugural series of sales in Doha and be sold alongside other objects in the Arts of the Islamic World auction on 19th March 2009. The carpet is traditionally believed to have... [Lire la suite]
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