02 juin 2019

Drop by Drop Life Falls from the Sky. Water, Islam, and Art, an exhibition at the Museo d’Arte Orientale (MAO)

At MAO, Turin, opens Drop by Drop Life Falls from the Sky. Water, Islam, and Art, an exhibition curated by Alessandro Vanoli It is the major exhibition on the relationship between water and Islam, from its most ancient origins to its many complex developments, up to more recent needs. This exhibition tells a story through images, artifacts, books, and miniatures: technology, everyday life, and art, which for centuries mirrored one another in the many ways of enjoying and using water. This exhibition bears witness to the variety and... [Lire la suite]

10 février 2019

A rare and important Nasrid silvered and gilt-copper pyxis, Spain, 14th century

Lot 92. A rare and important Nasrid silvered and gilt-copper pyxis, Spain, 14th century; 11.8cm. height, 12.5cm. diam. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 GBP. Lot Sold 674,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2014 the octagonal box with four gilt-copper mounts and loops for hanging, also on fitted flat lid, with silvered and gilt-copper engraved geometric design and incised details throughout surface. Note: This beautiful pyxis is an extremely rare example of a fourteenth-century metal casket... [Lire la suite]
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11 janvier 2019

Deborah Elvira at TEFAF Maastricht 2019, Stand 151

Cross, Spain, circa 1700. Gold and diamonds, 9 x 4 cm (3.5 x 1.6 in.) Weight 24.2 g. © Deborah Elvira at TEFAF Maastricht 2019, Stand 151.  Provenance: Private collection, Spain. Reliquary Cross, Spain, circa 1600. Gold, enamel, ebony, ivory, rock crystal, 9 x 6.5 cm (3.5 x 2.6 in.) Weight 23.7 g. © Deborah Elvira at TEFAF Maastricht 2019, Stand 151. Saint Vincent Ferrer Pendant, Spain, circa 1620. Gold and enamel, 4 x 2.5 cm (1.6 x 1 in.). © Deborah Elvira at TEFAF Maastricht 2019,... [Lire la suite]
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10 septembre 2018

Exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum includes richly-illuminated folios from historic manuscripts

Folio Describing the Prophet Muhammad’s Epithets; Page from a dispersed Mathnawi (‘spiritual couplets’) of Mir Hasan, late 18th century, India (probably Hyderabad), ink, colors, and gold on paper, Cincinnati Art Museum; Gift of JoLynn M. and Byron W. Gustin, 2016.421a-b. CINCINNATI, OH.- Explore the craftsmanship, skill, beauty and function of calligraphy from the ninth to the twentieth centuries in the special exhibition Collecting Calligraphy: Arts of the Islamic World, on view at the Cincinnati Art MuseumSeptember 7,... [Lire la suite]
30 juin 2018

Blue and white albarello, probably Manises, Valencia, Spain, 15th century

Blue and white albarello, probably Manises, Valencia, Spain, 15th century; 28.5cm high, 14cm diameter. Courtesy Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. AMIR MOHTASHEMI LTD.,Stand C5 at Masterpiece London 2018 (28 June - 04 July 2018)      
24 février 2018

Deborah Elvira (Stand 151) at TEFAF Maastricht, March 10-18, 2018

Confraternity pendant, Iberian peninsula,  circa 1600. Gold, enamel and rock crystal, 6 x 4.5 cm (2.4 x 1.7 in.). © TEFAF 2018 Reliquary Cross, Spain, 17th century. Gold and enamel, 11 x 7 cm (4.3 x 2.8 in.). © TEFAF 2018 Pendant, Spain,  circa 1700. Gold, emeralds and enamel, 6 x 4.5 cm (2.4 x 1.8 in.). © TEFAF 2018 Deborah Elvira (Stand 151) at TEFAF Maastricht, March 10-18, 2018  

26 janvier 2018

De Backker Medieval Art at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Fev 2018, Stand 126b

Christ at rest, Burgundy or Upper Rhine, 2nd half of the 15th century. Walnut. H 69 cm. © De Backker Medieval Art Nicolas Frances (active in León between 1434-1468), The Crucifixion, Spain, León, Second quarter of the 15th century. Tempera on gold ground, 69.2 x 58.3 cm. © De Backker Medieval Art Sicilian-Arabic casket, Sicily or Southern Italy, 12th-13th century. Ivory with gilt copper mounts. H 13 x W 22 x D 13 cm. © De Backker Medieval Art ... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2018

Galerie Bernat at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 41b

   Joan Reixach (1431-1482), Mary Magdalene, circa 1455-1465, Spain, Valencia. Oil on wood panel, 97 x 59 cm. © Galerie Bernat Provenance: private collection, Stockholm Exhibition: National Museum of Stockholm 'Fem Sekler Fransk Konst', 1958. Juan de Borgoña and studio, Crucifixion with the Mass of Saint Gregory, circa 1530-1536, Toledo, first half of the 16th century. Oil on panel, 80 x 59 cm. © Galerie Bernat Provenance: private collection, Madrid. ... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2017

New exhibition at the Morgan Library & Museum explores rare luxury books of the Middle Ages

Jeweled Cover of the Lindau Gospels, France, ca. 875. Gold repoussé Crucifixion and ten mourning figures, including personifications of the sun and moon. Workshop of Charles the Bald, grandson of Charlemagne. On: The Lindau Gospels, in Latin Switzerland, Abbey of St. Gall, between 880 and 899. Manuscript on vellum. Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan, 1901. NEW YORK, NY.- Pierpont Morgan, the founding benefactor of the Morgan Library & Museum, was drawn to the beauty of gems. He acquired and later gave away large... [Lire la suite]
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]