09 décembre 2015

"Drawn from Courtly India: The Conley Harris and Howard Truelove Collection" on view in Philadelphia

Two Archers, c. 1710‑1720, India (Rajasthan, Sawar), Brush and black ink, watercolor, and opaque watercolor on beige paper, mounted on paper, Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Conley Harris and Howard Truelove Collection of Indian Drawings, purchased with the Stella Kramrisch Fund for Indian and Himalayan Art, 2013-68-13. PHILADELPHIA, PA.- The Philadelphia Museum of Art is presenting an exhibition of rare and masterful drawings created in the workshops of royal Indian courts over the course of four centuries. Drawn from... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2015

"Bejewelled Treasures: The Al Thani Collection" on view at the Victoria & Albert Museum

LONDON.- The earliest known example of Mughal jade; spectacularly large spinels inscribed with the names of emperors from the Mughal treasuries; a jewelled gold tiger’s head finial from the throne of the famed Tipu Sultan of Mysore and a dazzling brooch inspired by Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes made in Paris in 1910 are among the treasures on public display for the first time in the UK, as part of the V&A’s new exhibition Bejewelled Treasures: The Al Thani Collection.  Gold finial from Tipu Sultan’s throne, 1790 –... [Lire la suite]
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]
03 septembre 2015

Tourmaline, Cranberry Red Ruby Crystal, Corundum var. Sapphire, Opal, Rainbow Petrified Wood

Very deep green chrome crystal of Tourmaline. 350 ct and about 44 x 40 mm specimen. 1.7", 556ct Sharp Cranberry Red Ruby Crystal, India. Corundum var. Sapphire - Ratnapura, Ratnapura District, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka. Opal  - Tsehay Mewcha, Delanta Woreda, South Wello, Amhara Province, Ethiopia. Rainbow Petrified Wood (Araucarioxylon Arizonicum,  Triassic) - Chinle Formation, Arizona
14 août 2015

Blossom Shaped Agate Bowl, India, Probably 19th century

Blossom Shaped Agate Bowl, India, Probably 19th century. Starting price € 400.00. Photo Auctionata This Agate bowl was probably made in 19th century India. The bowl has a blossom shape, with two small handles. The bowl is connected to a foot rim, under which there is a lotus flower decoration. Its simple shape made from one piece is elegant and graceful. The bowl is in good condition, with a small nick on the rim that shows discoloration. The bowl has a diameter of 9.4 cm, and is 3.8 cm tall. (pbu) ... [Lire la suite]
14 juin 2015

'Treasure Ships: Art in the Age of Spices' opens at the Art Gallery of South Australia

Japan, Scenes of traders in Nagasaki, Mid-18th century, Nagasaki pair of hand scrolls, opaque watercolour, ink and gold on paper; box, wood, paper and ink. M.J.M Carter AO Collection through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 2014. Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.   ADELAIDE.- Treasure Ships: Art in the Age of Spices at the Art Gallery of South Australia in June and at the Art Gallery of Western Australia in October is the first exhibition in Australia to present the complex artistic and... [Lire la suite]


13 juin 2015

Shoes and sacrifice: Exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum explores footwear fashion

Chopines, about 1600 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London LONDON (AFP).- For centuries, women and sometimes men have squeezed their feet into tiny shoes or balanced on towering heels to feel sexy, empowered and to show their wealth and status. Now their sacrifice is being celebrated in a new exhibition, 'Shoes: Pleasure and Pain', which opens at the V&A museum in London on Saturday. From a 2,000-year-old pair of Egyptian gold sandals to child-like Chinese slippers for bound feet, to Christian... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2015

A superb pair of antique emerald bangles

A superb pair of antique emerald bangles, 1900s, India. Estimate CHF1,500,000 – CHF2,000,000 ($1,573,871 - $2,098,495). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each set with twenty-three graduated rectangular-cut emeralds, in a raised openwork scrolling gold mount, 1900s, India, inner circumference 16.2 cm, each in a red leather fitted case bearing the initial 'B'  Accompanied by report no. 79094 dated 18 March 2015 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the 46 emeralds are of Colombian... [Lire la suite]
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21 avril 2015

A Mughal gem-set ivory Archer's Ring; and a Mughal jade Archer's Ring, India, 18th-19th Century

A Mughal gem-set ivory Archer's Ring; and a Mughal jade Archer's Ring, India, 18th-19th Century. Estimate £2,500 - 3,000 (€3,500 - 4,200). Photo Bonhams. each of typical form; the ivory ring with tapering protruding front, set with rubies, emeralds and diamonds in gold in the form of a floral spray; the jade ring of pale green colour, carved in low relief with floral and foliate motifs - ivory ring 4.4 cm., jade ring 4 cm. (length)(2) Bonhams. ISLAMIC AND INDIAN ART, 21 Apr 2015 10:30 BST... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2015

A 'Hindustan' carved jade bowl, India, 18th-19th Century

A 'Hindustan' carved jade bowl, India, 18th-19th Century. Estimate £5,000 - 7,000 (€6,900 - 9,700). Photo Bonhams. of deep rounded form with sides rising to flaring rim, on short circular foot in the form of lobed petals surrounding a flower head, the sides thinly carved with a frieze of cartouches filled with floral sprays within narrow borders of foliate motifs, the semi-translucent stone with dark inclusions, in later fitted box - 15 cm. diameter of rim, 5.8 cm. height Provenance: Collection of Imre... [Lire la suite]