06 février 2017

V&A to stage the first ever UK exhibition on fashion designer Cristóbal Balenciaga

Alberta Tiburzi in 'envelope' dress by Cristóbal Balenciaga, Harper's Bazaar, June 1967 © Hiro 1967 LONDON.- This May, the V&A will open the first ever UK exhibition exploring the work of Cristóbal Balenciaga and his continuing influence on modern fashion. It will be the first of its kind to look at his unique approach to making and will showcase pieces by his protégés and contemporary designers working in the same innovative way today. The exhibition marks the centenary of the opening of Balenciaga’s first... [Lire la suite]

17 octobre 2016

Pendant, 'The Pelican in Its Piety', Spain, ca. 1550-1575

Pendant, 'The Pelican in Its Piety', enamelled gold set with a foiled ruby simulant and hung with pearls, the back with black-and-white moresques, Spain, ca. 1550-1575, 335-1870 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2016.
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27 février 2016

Monster-fish Pendant, Spain or Paris, France, 19th century

Monster-fish Pendant. Enamelled gold jewel set with emeralds, rubies, garnets, amethysts and pearls. Spain or Paris, France, 19th century. H. 8.7cm. British Museum WB. 158. Bequeathed by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild. © The Trustees of the British Museum. The scaly body and tail of this massive fish are executed in white enamel with the pattern of the scales reserved in the gold. The tail narrows, curling in a loop and terminating in a double fin
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17 février 2016

Deborah Elvira at TEFAF Maastrich 2016

Luz Camino, Rooster brooch. Vanadinite, tourmalines, spinel, sapphires, rubies, diamonds, silver and gold, 9 x 10 cm. © Deborah Elvira Pendant, Portugal, 17th century. Gold and diamonds, 10 x 7,5 cm. © Deborah Elvira Reliquary cross, Spain, end of the 16th century. Gold, enamel, rock crystal, 7,2 x 4,5 cm. © Deborah Elvira The cross shows the following inscription:"Ecce/crucem D/omini FV/cite partes adverse visit/Leo de tribe iudaradix Davi/D Allelu/IA... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2014

Art Antiques London wins praise and delivers sales in Kensington Gardens

A Rock Crystal Carved In The Form Of A Feather Set With Diamonds exhibited by Grima, United Kingdom at Art Antiques London.  LONDON.- Art Antiques London had much to celebrate when its doors closed on Wednesday 18th June after eight very exciting days. The Fair acted as a magnet for collectors and connoisseurs with notable sales to younger buyers, with many established buyers visiting the Fair, and museum curators out in force. The central location in Kensington Gardens next to the Albert Memorial is one of Art Antiques... [Lire la suite]
06 juin 2014

The Morgan Library and Museum exhibits masterpieces from Oxford's famed Bodleian Library

William Shakespeare (1564–1616), Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies (The First Folio) London: printed by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount, 1623, Arch. G c.7 The Bodleian Library, Oxford. NEW YORK, NY.- The Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford holds one of the greatest collections of books and manuscripts in the world. Marks of Genius: Treasures from the Bodleian Library, on view at the Morgan Library & Museum from June 6 to September 14, celebrates more than two thousand years of the creative genius of authors,... [Lire la suite]

27 mai 2014

Sam Fogg at Master Drawings and Sculpture Week

Saint Matthew with an Angel, Spain,, Catalonia, c. 1450-60, 42.5 x 16.5 x 11.3; alabaster. Sam Fogg. Copyright © Master Drawings and Sculpture Week Virgin and Child Enthroned, France, Paris, c. 1380, 66 x 42 x 19 cm; Limestone, traces of polychromy. Sam Fogg. Copyright © Master Drawings and Sculpture Week Sam Fogg. 15D Clifford Street, London W1S 4JZ. Tel: +44 (0)20 7534 2100 - Fax: +44 (0)20 7534 2122 - Email: info@samfogg.com  - Web: www.samfogg.com
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12 avril 2014

Relief of the Holy Family, Renaissance, attributed to D. SILOE (Diego de Siloé, Burgos 1495-1563 Granada), Spain, 16th century

Relief of the Holy Family, Renaissance, attributed to D. SILOE (Diego de Siloé, Burgos 1495-1563 Granada), Spain, 16th century. Photo Koller Auctions Wood, carved in relief and painted. Mary nursing the Christ Child, flanked by Joseph, John as a Child and Anne. In a shaped wood frame. Original, virtually untouched paint. 65x90 cm. Estimate CHF 25,000 / 45,000 | € 20,830 / 37,490. Sold for CHF 54,000. Provenance: private collection, Lugano. Expertise: Prof. Ferdinando Bologna, Rome, 27 July 1976.  ... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2014

Dallas Museum of Art is the exclusive venue outside of Europe of exhibition of Islamic art and culture

Inkwell, ca 1275 AD. Al Jazira or West Persia. Copper alloy, gold, silver, and lead. Height: 5.9 cm. Furusiyya Art Foundation, Liechtenstein. Photo © Noel Adams DALLAS, TX.- From March 30 through June 29, 2014, the Dallas Museum of Art will host Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World. The DMA is the only venue outside of Europe to host this international touring exhibition of Islamic art and culture co-organized by the DMA and the Focus-Abengoa Foundation. Critically acclaimed by such publications as The Financial... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2014

Deborah Elvira @ TEFAF Maastricht. 2014

Pendant. Gold filigree and pearls; 11 x 11,5 cm. Spain, circa 1670. Photo courtesy Deborah Elvira A two part filigree structure in a bow shape, covered in pearls, with a cluster of bigger gems in the middle. This type of jewel, known in Spanish as corbatas were popular towards the end of the 17th century, set either with pearls or gemstones (see the portrait of María Luisa de Orléans, by Carreño de Miranda, in the Royal Monastery of Guadalupe ). However, examples like this are rare as such delicate work is so fragile that it has... [Lire la suite]