06 octobre 2018

Cooper Hewitt opens "Tablescapes: Designs for Dining"

Surtout de Table (Table Centerpiece), detail, ca. 1810
. Made by Pierre-Philippe Thomire (French, 1751–1843). Cast and gilt bronze with hand engraving, cut glass, silvered-mirrored glass
. Bequest of the Reverend Alfred Duane Pell, 1991-31-1-a/ww. Photo: Ellen McDermott © Smithsonian Institution. NEW YORK, NY.- Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum presents “Tablescapes: Designs for Dining,” an exhibition that offers a creative timeline of dining experiences through three distinct installations. At... [Lire la suite]

29 janvier 2016

Michele Beiny at TEFAF 2016

Meissen porcelain manufactory. Plate from the 'Yellow Hunting Service', Meissen , circa 1730. Hard paste porcelain. Diameter 24.8 cm. Marked with crossed swords in underglaze-blue, incised and incised Japanese Palace inventory number N-148-/ W. Michele Beiny at TEFAF 2016 © TEFAF Maastricht, 2015 Sèvres porcelain manufactory. Pair of vases (vases griffes de Lyon), 1775. Hard paste porcelain. Height 38.8 and 38.3 cm. Height with base 42.3 and 41.8 cm. Width 22... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2015

From Sèvres to Fifth Avenue: Exhibition of French porcelain opens at The Frick Collection

© 1998-2014 The Frick Collection. NEW YORK, NY.- When Henry Clay Frick set out to furnish his new residence at 1 East 70th Street, his intention was to replicate the grand houses of the greatest European collectors, who surrounded their Old Master paintings with exquisite furniture and decorative objects. With the assistance of the art dealer Sir Joseph Duveen, Frick quickly assembled an impressive collection of decorative arts, including vases, potpourris, jugs, and basins made at Sèvres, the preeminent eighteenth-century... [Lire la suite]