27 juin 2018

LES ENLUMINURES, Stand B1 at Masterpiece London 2018

Heart pendant, Spain or Italy, c. 1600. Gold, enamel, glass ; weight 17.2 grams; dimensions 45 × 31.4 × 13.8 mm. Courtesy Les Enleminures With its wonderful openwork structure covered with enamel flowers, strapwork, and “gems,” the magnificent heart captures the gaze and its shape moves effortlessly between secular and religious meanings — human or divine love, romantic or religious devotion. Double-sided heart-shaped pendant in gold and enamel openwork. A blue enameled frame surrounds an oval capsule with convex glass... [Lire la suite]

27 janvier 2017

Ackland receives gift of Dutch masterworks including 7 Rembrandt drawings

Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606 - 1669), Studies of a Woman and Two Children, c. 1640; reed pen and finger rubbing in dark brown (iron-gall) ink, 5-3/8 x 5-13/64 in. Courtesy of the Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The Peck Collection. CHAPEL HILL, NC.- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Ackland Art Museum has received its largest gift ever, donated from alumnus Sheldon Peck and his wife Leena -- valued at $25 million. The unprecedented commitment... [Lire la suite]
17 décembre 2016

Kendi pouring vessel, Wan Li period (1573–1620), Mounts England, c. 1600

  Kendi pouring vessel, Wan Li period (1573–1620). Mounts, England, c. 1600. Porcelain, underglaze cobalt blue painting silver, gilt, England; height 25 cm; Inv.-No. PO2531 © Lichtenstein, The Princely Collections Provenance: acquired in 2007 from an english art dealer by Prince Hans Adam II von und zu Liechtenstein  This ewer belongs to a group of porcelain objects that were made during the reign of Emperor Wan Li and exported to Europe. The term kendi derives from Sanskrit and denotes drinking... [Lire la suite]
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31 janvier 2016

Square dish with flowers, c. 1600, Ming Dynasty, Jiajing Mark and Period (1522 - 1567)

Square dish with flowers, c. 1600, Ming Dynasty, Jiajing Mark and Period (1522 - 1567), Jingdezhen kilns, porcelain, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue, and glaze decoration in yellow, 5.2 x 23.7 x 23.6 cm max. (height x width x depth), width and depth at foot 5.2 x 15.5 x 15.5 cm (height x width x depth). Presented by Sir Frank Brangwyn, 1950. EAX.1418. © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
22 janvier 2016

Lidded goblet, c. 1600

Lidded goblet, c. 1600, amber, gold,  34.0cm × d 11.7cm. BK-17192. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Cup with lid amber with enamelled gold frame. Inverted conical cup with hemispherical, lobed base. The stem consists of a straight, melon-shaped node between two profiles. The underside of the cup is surrounded by arched oval amber, with medallions behind a translucent masses. Moreover runs cup, surrounded by two narrow sections, gradually widening out. On the domed lid are gold ovals. An increase in the center is an... [Lire la suite]
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12 juin 2015

Animal Magic! French Old Masters centre stage at Tomasso Brothers Fine Art & Rafael Valls, for London Art Week 3-10 July‏

  Barthélemy Prieur (1540-1611), Pacing Bull, c. 1600, Bronze, 13.5cms high, 16cms wide. Tomasso Brothers Fine Art LONDON - During London Art Week, 3-10 July 2015, the neighbouring Old Master galleries of Rafael Valls and Tomasso Brothers Fine Art, will present a complimentary brace of exhibitions depicting a grand collection of artists’ animals: The Painter’s Menagerie and The Sculptor’s Menagerie respectively.  From an exotic rhinoceros carved in coloured marble to an early study of a mouse by... [Lire la suite]

17 mars 2014

Abul Qasim Ferdowsi, Persian miniature of Rustam and Esfandiar from the Shahnameh, Shiraz School, Iran, Safavid, c. 1600

Abul Qasim Ferdowsi, Persian miniature of Rustam and Esfandiar from the Shahnameh, Shiraz School, Iran, Safavid, c. 1600. Photo courtesy Amir Mohtashemi. 37 x 22.5cm.Ink, watercolour and gold on paper The miniature portrays one of the most featured and exquisite mythological stories from the Book of Kings, Shahnameh, representing the tragic battle between Rustam and Esfandiar. Amir Mohtashemi (stand 235) at TEFAF 2014. 14-23 march 2014 - http://www.tefaf.com/
15 mars 2014

Pair of parcel-gilt bronze flower vessels, China, late Ming dynasty, c. 1600

Pair of parcel-gilt bronze flower vessels, China, late Ming dynasty, c. 1600. Photo courtesy Michael Goedhuis. Height: 5.39 in (13.7 cm) Michael Goedhuis. MasterArt at TEFAF 2014. 14-23 march 2014 - http://www.masterart.com/
10 mars 2014

Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth hosts major exhibition of ancient Japanese armor

Armor of the tachidō type (tachidō tōsei gusuku). Helmet attributed to Myōchin Nobuie, Late Edo period, 19th century. Iron, lacquer, gold, lacing. © The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum, Dallas. Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Horse armor (bagai) and horse tack (bagu), Edo period, second half of the 19th century (horse armor); 17th century (horse tack). Iron, wood, leather, gold, hemp, and lacquer. © The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum, Dallas. Courtesy, Museum of Fine... [Lire la suite]
05 février 2014

Dallas Museum of Art to receive one of world's largest Islamic art collections: The Keir Collection

  A 10th-century rock crystal ewer from Egypt. The Keir Collection of Islamic Art via Dallas Museum of Art. DALLAS, TX.- The Dallas Museum of Art announced today that it will receive a long-term loan of one of the world’s largest private holdings of Islamic art, transforming the Museum’s Islamic art collection into the third largest of its kind in North America. Assembled over the course of five decades by the noted art collector Edmund de Unger (1918–2011), the Keir Collection is recognized by scholars as one of the... [Lire la suite]