07 mars 2017

Exhibition at Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga aims to reconstitute the heart of Lisbon during the Renaissance

Unknown Netherlandish Master, View of the Rua Nova dos Mercadores, 1570-1619. Oil on canvas London, Kelmscott Manor Collection, The Society of Antiquaries of London © By kind permission of The Society of Antiquaries of London, Kelmscott Manor. LISBON.- The history of this exhibition begins in April of 1866, when the pre-Raphaelite painter and poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882) left his home in Chelsea, London, to evaluate a painting he had seen in a small antique shop. “A large landscape with about 120 figures of the... [Lire la suite]

09 septembre 2016

ARPAB / Álvaro Roquette - Pedro Aguiar Branco à la Biennale des Antiquaires 2016

Cup. Gold, 20 cm high, Portugal, ca. 1730-50 © Pedro Lobo Table cabinet. Exotic wood, tortoiseshell, ivory, and silver, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), Late 16th century, 24.2 x 47.6 x 32.6 cm © Pedro Lobo Tazza. Gilded silver, 21 x 29.5 x 29.5 cm, Lisbon, 1548. Provenance: Royal Collections – D Fernando II of Portugal © Pedro Lobo Tazza. Gilded silver, 21 x 29.5 x 29.5 cm, Lisbon, 1548. Provenance: Royal Collections – D Fernando II of Portugal © Pedro Lobo Biennale des Antiquaires 2016. ARPAB / Álvaro Roquette - Pedro Aguiar... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2015

A sapphire and diamond necklace

A Ceylon cushion and oval-cut sapphire and diamond necklace. Estimate $375,000 – $475,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Designed as a graduated series of nine cushion and oval-cut sapphires, weighing from approximately 26.86 to 4.71 carats, each within a two-row circular-cut diamond surround, to the circular-cut diamond backchain, mounted in platinum, 17 ins. With report CS 66153 dated 13 February 2015 from the American Gemological Laboratories stating that it is the opinion of the Laboratory that the... [Lire la suite]
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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