22 juin 2015

Majesty of the ancient Maya: Treasures of an extraordinary civilisation on view in Liverpool

Queen of Uxmal, limestone sculpture. © Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes - Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia. Fotógrafo Ignacio Guevara. LIVERPOOL.- World Museum in Liverpool invites visitors to uncover the hidden treasures of the ancient Mayas this summer, with the opening of a breathtaking exhibition in the city; the only place to host it in the UK. Opened on 19 June and running until 18 October 2015, Mayas: revelation of an endless time, looks back thousands of years to the Mesoamerican... [Lire la suite]

12 août 2014

A greyish-white and black jade carving of a cat, Ming dynasty, 17th century

A greyish-white and black jade carving of a cat, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2008 Carved from the natural pebble form as a recumbent cat wrapped in a long cloth tied in a bow at its back, its eyes wide open in an intent gaze above its long whiskers, with its head resting on its front paws and its long tail flicked up onto its back, the stone of a mottled greyish-white color with some black inclusions; together with a small agate carving, 18th/19th century, in the form of a conch shell on a... [Lire la suite]
28 juillet 2014

Japanese Export Art at the Peadody Essex Museum

Lectern, Japan for export, ca. 1600, lacquer, wood, gold, shell. Peadody Essex Museum © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. Portable Shrine, Japan for export, ca. 1597, lacquer, wood, gold, shell, canvas, pigment. Peadody Essex Museum © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. Tabernacle, Japan for export, ca. 1600, lacquer, wood, gold, shell. Peadody Essex Museum © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. “Birdcage” Vase, Japan for export, ca. 1700, porcelain, copper, gold, bamboo, pigment. Peadody Essex Museum ©... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2014

Thomas Diller (1807-1871), Shell Inkstand

Thomas Diller (1807-1871), Shell Inkstand. Photo Freeman's detachable snuffer, cover of inkpot with monogram ALL, mounts engraved with scrolling foliage, birds and buildings; hallmarked London, 1841; silver-gilt mounts, glass inkpot, clam shell; height: 15cm., 6in. Estimation 800 — 1,200 GBP Provenance: Sotheby's, Chester, 15 January 1985, lot 149 Freeman's. ASIAN ARTS. Saturday, March 15 at 10am - www.freemansauction.com
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01 septembre 2013

Cup in the form of a shell with two dolphins, Giovanni Battista Metellino, Milan, 1720

Cup in the form of a shell with two dolphins, Giovanni Battista Metellino, Milan, 1720. Rock crystal, silver filigree, gold, lapis lazuli; 21.8 x 26.0 x 32.0 cm. V 249. Green Vault © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden 2013 The imaginatively designed ornamental bowl declared in all details clearly as the work of Giovanni Battista Metellinos (see, Inv. No. V 312, V 315), which proved also in the production of this precious treasure chamber piece as an excellent master of the vessel section... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2013

Shell on a dolphin, Ottavio Miseroni (stone cutter), Prague, 1605-1610

Shell on a dolphin, Ottavio Miseroni (stone cutter),  Prague, 1605-1610. Rock crystal, gold, enamel. 12.8 x 17.5 x 9.8 cm, base 6.6 x 5.2 cm. V 310. Green Vault © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden 2013 Exotic sea snail shells and clams served as an ideal model for the delicate shell of rock crystal. Gems in inventory of 1725 it is described as "A Cristallne shell, then drehet than a bang eights screw back, [...], on the ground the herb ivy is cut, the foot of a Cristallen Delphingen so the... [Lire la suite]

22 août 2012

Seaman Schepps. Shell, Coral & Turquoise Brooch

Seaman Schepps. Shell, Coral & Turquoise Brooch (http://neilmarrs.com)
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22 août 2012

Unusual Sterlé Paris. Shell, Gold & Diamond Brooch

Unusual Sterlé Paris. Shell, Gold & Diamond Brooch (http://neilmarrs.com)
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14 mai 2012

A Monumental Italian Silver-Mounted Shell Centerpiece. mark of Gianmaria Buccellati, 20th Century

A Monumental Italian Silver-Mounted Shell Centerpiece. mark of Gianmaria Buccellati, 20th Century. photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012  On a shaped triangular base, decorated with scrolls and acanthus, the shell supported by three silver figures, the edge of the shell with a silver mount, marked on base: 24 in. (61 cm.) long. Lot 43. Estimate $50,000 - $80,000 Christie's. The Van Cliburn Collection. 17 May 2012. New York, Rockefeller Plaza 
24 mars 2012

A pair of shell and ruby earclips, Maz

A pair of shell and ruby earclips, Maz. Photo Bonhams signed Maz; mounted in eighteen karat gold; length: 1in. (one gold detail deficient). Estimate: US$1,200 - 1,500  Bonhams. Salon Jewelry & Watches, 26 Mar 2012. California, San Francisco and California, Los Angeles www.bonhams.com 
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