13 janvier 2014

Carlo Cristi. Arte Orientale Tessili @ Asian Art in Brussels. 4 to 8 June 2014

Samadhi Buddha, Gilt bronze, Ceylon, Polonnaruva period, 11th-12th century. 17,5 cm h. Photo courtesy Carlo Cristi. Detail of a silk tunic with birds in trilobed niches and winged royal horses. Polychrome silk, Mon Dvaravati, Central Asia, (Uzbekistan) 7th-8th century ( C14 ). 150 cm length. Photo courtesy Carlo Cristi. Carlo Cristi has been actively collecting and dealing in the field of asian art since early 80's. His interests in himalayan art date from early 70's when traveled and resided in India, Nepal, Philippines... [Lire la suite]

27 juillet 2013

Stunning Alexandrite and Diamond Ring

Stunning Alexandrite and Diamond Ring. Photo courtesy J.S. Fearnley This stunning alexandrite ring features a 6.43 carat alexandrite that is of Ceylon origin and excellent color change. Beautifully accented by old European-cut diamonds, this ring is of superior quality and the alexandrite has been tested by the American Gemological Laboratories. Price Upon Request Platinum ring set in the center with an oval alexandrite weighing 6.43 carats, framed and flanked by 14 old European-cut diamonds weighing approximately 5.00... [Lire la suite]
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07 juillet 2012

Chest, Kotte, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), around 1543

Chest, detail (ivory, gold, rubies, sapphires; height 18 cm), Kotte, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), around 1543.  Residenz Treasury © Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung The chest was made at the court of the king of Kotte in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) and was taken as a gift to Portugal, which had conquered parts of the island earlier in the sixteenth century. The ivory carvings depict the Ceylonese legation, dancers, musicians, people riding on elephants and scenes of homage and prayer. Duke Albrecht V of Bavaria... [Lire la suite]
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