24 juin 2015

An unusual high karat gold 'dragon' snuff bottle, Qianlong mark

An unusual high karat gold 'dragon' snuff bottle, Qianlong mark.  Sold for US$ 185,000 (€165,119). Photo: Bonhams. The oval bottle finely cast with an energetic five-clawed dragon encircling the side walls striding through dense, layered cloud scrolls pursuing a flaming pearl, all against a stippled ground, the underside designed with scrolling waves, the matching cap sided with swastika symbols on blue enamel, and topped with another dragon and a pearl, hinged to the shoulder and open to reveal... [Lire la suite]
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13 juin 2015

Exhibition at Royal Ontario Museum tells dramatic story of an ancient civilization frozen in time

Portrait of a Woman. Mosaic; limestone, MANN 124666 © The Superintendence for the Archaeological Heritage of Naples (SAHN) TORONTO.- The Royal Ontario Museum hosts the Canadian premiere of Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano from Saturday, June 13, 2015 to Sunday, January 3, 2016. On display in the Garfield Weston Exhibition Hall, the exhibition includes approximately 200 evocative objects that tell the dramatic story of Pompeii, an ancient Roman city captured in time by ash and debris that buried it during a volcanic... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2015

A very rare gold winged cup, China, Western Han dynasty, 3rd-2nd century BC

A very rare gold winged cup, China, Western Han dynasty, 3rd-2nd century BC. Estimate $150,000 - $250,000. Price Realized $725,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The deep oval cup raised on a flat foot of conforming outline, with a pair of everted flange handles of shaped outline flaring slightly upward from the rim and engraved on top with angular scrolls reserved on a ground of fine parallel lines - 4 ¾ in. (12 cm.) long, box - 252 g Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in... [Lire la suite]
18 février 2015

Gold, turquoise, garnet and diamond necklace and turquoise and seed pearl bangle, 1850s

Gold, turquoise, garnet and diamond necklace and turquoise and seed pearl bangle, 1850s. Estimate 5,500 — 7,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. Comprising: a necklace designed as an articulated serpent set with cabochon turquoise, the head decorated with rose diamonds and garnet eyes, length approximately 400mm, inscribed J.R.C & M.A.C 1856-1906; and a hinged bangle set with graduated lines of turquoise and seed pearls, suspending a heart-shaped turquoise locket, inner circumference... [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]
28 juillet 2014

Coffeepot with Mounts, China for export (?), late 17th century

Coffeepot with Mounts, China for export (?), late 17th century, porcelain, bronze, gold. Peadody Essex Museum © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum.


21 juillet 2014

Foxglove brooch, Rene Boivin, 1944, gold, pink tourmaline, amethyst, olivine

Foxglove brooch, Rene Boivin, 1944, gold, pink tourmaline, amethyst, olivine.
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18 juillet 2014

Canopy with Dragon Among Flowers, late 1100s, China; Center: Southern Song dynasty; Border: Ming dynasty

Canopy with Dragon Among Flowers, late 1100s, China; Center: Southern Song dynasty (1127-1270); Border: Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Center: silk, gold; tapestry weave (kesi) Border: silk, gold; lampas, Overall - h:87.00 w:84.50 cm (h:34 1/4 w:33 1/4 inches). John L. Severance Fund 1995.1, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
10 janvier 2014

Vacheron Constantin Japanese Style Watch, 1925

Vacheron Constantin Japanese Style Watch, 1925. Gold, sapphire, enamel. Private Collection.
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10 janvier 2014

Cartier steel cigarette case, ca. 1925

Cartier steel cigarette case, ca. 1925. Gold, coral, pearl, tortoiseshell, Cartier France, ALBION ART Collection.
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