29 avril 2012

A fine and extremely rare octagonal cinnabar lacquer 'guri' dish. Song Dynasty.

A fine and extremely rare octagonal cinnabar lacquer 'guri' dish. Song Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's of eight-sided form with shallow rounded sides, deeply carved through thick layers of red lacquer and two fine black layers with robust guri pommels, the centre formed by four heads enclosing a four-pointed star, the cavetto carved with eight similar heads, one below each side of the facetted rim, the exterior similarly decorated with eight 'C'-shaped pommels set between the rim and the foot, the... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2012

An extremely rare and important Cinnabar Lacquer 'guri' dish, signed Pan Xin. Southern Song Dynasty, dated guihai year

An extremely rare and important  Cinnabar Lacquer 'guri' dish, signed  Pan Xin. Southern Song Dynasty, dated guihai year. Photo Sotheby's the circular dish deeply carved through thick layers of red and black lacquer with three heart shaped guri pommels in the centre forming a star, encircled by six further ruyi-head shaped pommels, all below a thick rolled lip at the rim, the exterior similarly decorated with six further pommels, the layers of black lacquer appearing in two... [Lire la suite]
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21 avril 2012

Collector gamstone: Cuprite - 24.49 ct

Collector gamstone: Cuprite - 24.49 ct. Emke Mine, Onganga (Onganja), Seeis, Windhoek District, Khomas Region, Namibia.  photo Heritage Auctions Cuprite is a minor ore of copper, known for its distinctive red color - hence its nickname Ruby Copper. Mostly known to mineral collectors, it wasn't until the Namibian discovery in the 1970s that material large and transparent enough to facet, transformed this mineral into a rare gemstone. Virtually all of the gem Cuprite in the world has come from this singular... [Lire la suite]
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21 avril 2012

Dorian Reeves.by Joseph Bleu

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17 avril 2012

Editorial: Magical Thinking

Models: Liu Wen (Marilyn), Xiao Wen (IMG) Editorial: Magical ThinkingMagazine: (US) W Magazine, March 2012Photographer: Tim WalkerStylist: Jacob KHair: Julien d’YsMakeup: by Stéphane MaraisManicure: HoneySource: flashbang @ tfs
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06 avril 2012

Ran Hwang, Two Love Tree 2012

Ran Hwang, Two Love Tree 2012. Buttons, beads, pins on wooden panel, 47 x 70 in / 120 x 180 cm. Courtesy Leila Heller Gallery
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