12 août 2017

Belle Epoque "Naiad & Sturgeons" Brooch, France, c. 1895

Belle Epoque "Naiad & Sturgeons" Brooch, France, c. 1895. Gold, Carved Agate & Pearl. H 3.80 cm (1.50 in); W 3.50 cm (1.38 in) © Tadema Gallery. A rare depiction in jewelry of a naiad* (fresh water mermaid) encircled by two sturgeon & water lily leaves. It appears that the naiad has called the sturgeon up stream to spawn.Inspiration & workmanship worthy of a Faberge Jewel. A Fin de Siecle homage to caviar? *see painting by J W Waterhouse 1896 Hylas is abducted by the... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 2017

Emile Olive (1852-1902), An Impressive Belle Epoque Brooch Pendant, France, c. 1895

Emile Olive (1852-1902), An Impressive Belle Epoque Brooch Pendant, France, c. 1895. Gold, silver, plique-à-jour enamel, emerald, diamond & pearl. H 9.00 cm (3.54 in); W 5.20 cm (2.05 in) © Tadema Gallery. Emile Olive succeeded Georges Le Saché as designer for Lucien Falize. He left Falize in 1885 to form a partnership with Georges Fonsèque in Paris. After Olive’s death in 1902 Fonseque continued the business for a further twenty years.   This pendant is an exceptional example of the fusion of Japonisme and Art... [Lire la suite]
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15 juin 2016

The Phillips presents a landmark retrospective of American artist William Merritt Chase

William Merritt Chase (1849–1916), Spring Flowers (Peonies), 1889. Pastel On Paper, Prepared With A Tan Ground, And Wrapped With Canvas Around A Wooden Strainer, 48 x 48 in. Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection. © Terra Foundation for American Art. WASHINGTON—This summer, The Phillips Collection will present a major international exhibition on American artist William Merritt Chase (1849–1916). A renowned figure in the international art circles of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Chase... [Lire la suite]
08 juin 2015

Early Photography in Imperial China at Rijksmuseum

Group portrait with Courtesans, Anonymous, Shanghai, c. 1885. Collection Ferry Bertholet. AMSTERDAM - Rare photos, photo albums and stereo photos from the collection of China expert Ferry Bertholet, enhanced with photographs from the Rijksmuseum’s collection, show 19th century unknown China at the time of the last emperors for the very first time. From 5 June to 23 August 2015 the Rijksmuseum is presenting Early Photography in Imperial China in it’s Photo Gallery. Sheung-mun-tai Street in Canton, A. Chan, ca. 1870. Collection... [Lire la suite]