Monday, 2 January 2017

# National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland celebrate The New Year 2017 by acquiring Post War Modernist Silver Jewellery from www.hashtag-silver.com to add to their modernist jewellery design collection.

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Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Rainer Weber (b 1972, Vienna, Austria) : Art Not War AK47 Chair : Arts and Crafts Company

Rainer Weber (b 1972, Vienna, Austria) Contemporary

Art Not War AK47 Chair No.3 (single chair) 22ct Gold Plated or Chrome Plated


55 cms. x 73 cms. x 122 cms.

Weight 35 Kgs.

The Art Not War AK47 Chair is designed using formally in use and now de-commissioned AK47 assault rifles, a truly unique interior design statement each hand made chair is individually finished in 22ct Gold or Chrome.

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Monday, 28 November 2016

Alexander Donskoi : Master of East and West Fine Art : Arts and Crafts Company

Alexander Donskoi
(Contemporary Russia / Canada)

“Classified Stupidity”
Oil on Canvas
168.0 cms. x 117.0 cms.

Alexander was born in one of the most unique, mystical and enigmatic places on earth in Far East Russia, "Balhae", once a very powerful and strong kingdom on the borders of Northern China.

The earliest recorded mention of Balhae comes from the old book of Tang, which was compiled between 941 to 945 AD. The 13th century census of Northern China by the Mongols distinguished Balhae from other ethnic groups such as Goryeo, Khitan and Jurchen. Most descendants of the kingdom of Balhae are today residing in China.

Siberia and the Russian Far East are home to some of the most profoundly beautiful wilderness areas left on earth. Russia's diverse landscapes support an incredible biodiversity, including one-fifth of the worlds forests, and endangered species such as the Amur Leopard, Siberian Tiger, and Western Pacific Grey Whale. Lake Baikal alone holds 20 percent of the worlds unfrozen fresh water, and it is the oldest and deepest lake in the world. Close to the Japan Sea bejewelled with its magical flying islands, all of which quickly awoke Alexander's imagination as early as four years old, and gave him the strongest impulse to create fine art.

"Thus began a long process of education, self-acknowledgment, experiments with different medias, self-realisation and study received from the greatest masters of the fine arts." - Alexander Donskoi.

Please note: this Asian Work of Art is currently located with our client in Canada, viewing by arrangement only, please contact Arts and Crafts Company.

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Please note: All dates mentioned in Arts and Crafts Company Asian works of art descriptions are a matter of opinion only and not a statement of fact. Arts and Crafts Company as fine art brokers encourage all buyers to obtain independent expert advice before completing any purchases.

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Saturday, 19 November 2016

Buddha Head Shakyamuni 19th Century Central Java, Indonesia : Arts and Crafts Company

Buddha Head Shakyamuni
19th Century
Central Java, Indonesia
Bronze
Height 34 cms.
Width 29 cms. (approx.)

Monumental bronze head of Buddha Shakyamuni, circa 19th century in post Gupta style, the face with a meditative expression. The forehead with a central urna above arched eyebrows and downcast eyes, the narrow pointed nose above bowed carved lips. The elongated earlobes and flat curled hair surmounted with a curled conical shaped ushnisha - 34 cm high.

Patina is Black / Brown with Copper Sulphate (Green) and Anhydrous Copper Sulphate (White) deposits to the interior and exterior of the casting.

Provenance: Private Collection : Formerly part of a prominent Seattle, Washington, USA Estate.

Please note: this Asian Work of Art is currently located with our client in the United Kingdom, viewing by arrangement only, please contact Arts and Crafts Company.

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Please note: Asian works of art are very difficult to date precisely without specialist knowledge and technical laboratory testing. Asian works of art can on occasion be misleading due to decoration and forms being copied over many centuries in veneration of earlier periods. All dates mentioned in Arts and Crafts Company Asian works of art descriptions are a matter of opinion only and not a statement of fact. Arts and Crafts Company as fine art brokers encourage all buyers to obtain independent expert advice before completing any purchases.

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Thursday, 17 November 2016

Parvati Hindu Goddess of Love : Arts and Crafts Company

Parvati Hindu Goddess of Love
Circa 1900
Chola Style in Bogashakti Form
Bronze with traces of red pigment
Tamil Nadu
Southern India

Height 26 cms.
Width 17 cms.
Depth 11 cms.

Condition Report: Minor patina rubbing, red pigment deterioration and bronze surface marks commensurate with age. Anhydrous Copper Sulphate (White) deposits to upper outer left thigh area surface. Upper rectangular base plinth corners bumped, otherwise good.

Parvati (IAST: Pārvatī) is the Hindu goddess of fertility, love and devotion; as well as of divine strength and power. She is the gentle and nurturing aspect of the Hindu goddess Shakti and one of the central deities of the Goddess-oriented Shakta sect.
Parvati is the wife of the Hindu god Shiva - the protector and re-generator of universe and all life. She is the daughter of the mountain king Himavan and mother Mena. Parvati is the mother of Hindu deities Ganesha and Kartikeya. Some communities also believe her to be the sister of the god Vishnu and the river-goddess Ganga.

With Shiva, Parvati is a central deity in the Shaiva sect. In Hindu belief, she is the re-creative energy and power of Shiva, and she is the cause of a bond that connects all beings and a means of their spiritual release. In Hindu temples dedicated to her and Shiva, she is symbolically represented as the argha or yoni. She is found extensively in ancient Indian literature, and her statues and iconography grace Hindu temples all over South Asia and Southeast Asia.

Please note: this Asian Work of Art is currently located with our client in the United Kingdom, viewing by arrangement only, please contact Arts and Crafts Company.

Shipping / packing / crating and export formalities by arrangement and not included.

Please note: Asian works of art are very difficult to date precisely without specialist knowledge and technical laboratory testing. Asian works of art can on occasion be misleading due to decoration and forms being copied over many centuries in veneration of earlier periods. All dates mentioned in Arts and Crafts Company Asian works of art descriptions are a matter of opinion only and not a statement of fact. Arts and Crafts Company as fine art brokers encourage all buyers to obtain independent expert advice before completing any purchases.

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Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Sparkle and Shine at The Christmas and New Year Party with Vintage British Designer Silver Jewellery @ hashtag-silver.com

Vintage British Silver Jewellery - hashtag-silver.com
Connecting Vintage British Silver Jewellery Design to Lifestyle and Fashion hashtag-silver.com is a growing destination for British Modernist, Vintage and Bespoke Silver Jewellery.

Launched in the Summer of 2015 www.hashtag-silver.com continues to add selected Vintage British Designer Silver Jewellery to their ever expanding inventory in time for the 2016 Christmas and New Year party season.

Consultant Mari Sheppard is constantly looking to add quality 20th century inventory to the www.hashtag-silver.com website as the number of worldwide collectors of 20th Century Vintage British Designer Silver Jewellery continue to appreciate the quality of the 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, 1980's and 1990's modernist British Silver Jewellery designs associated with the last quarter of the 20th Century and the arrival of the new millennium.

Sparkle and Shine at The Christmas 2016 and New Year Party in 2017 with Vintage British Designer Silver Jewellery - Visit: www.hashtag-silver.com today!

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Anthony Hawksley RCA (1921-1991) : www.hashtag-silver.com

Anthony Hawksley RCA (1921-1991) : www.hashtag-silver.com
#SILVER.COM : Anthony Hawksley, London 1957/58, fully hallmarked and signed Vintage Silver Necklace and Earrings Suite : Necklace Length 17" (430 mm) : Earrings Drop 1 3/8" (40 mm) : Weight: 42.6g (total) : www.hashtag-silver.com

Anthony Hawksley (1921-1991) Trained at the Maidstone School of Art and the Royal College of Art, London. In 1951 he exhibited at the Festival of Britain for the Goldsmith's Hall. By 1952 Anthony was lecturing and teaching silversmithing in both Birmingham and Oxford, UK.

Renown jewellers Payne & Son of Oxford retailed Anthony's silver designs and jewellery as well as commissioning pieces from him for the Oxford Colleges and worldwide private clients.

In 1972 Payne's of Oxford commissioned Anthony Hawksley to create silver for use in Wolfson College, Oxford for use in their distinctive new architect designed buildings. Hawksley visited the Oxford site while the buildings were being built and created a silver collection inspired by the new architecture, which included acid-etched designs, a technique Anthony Hawksley had pioneered in the 1960's.

In 1965 Anthony Hawksley exhibited jewellery at the Ewan Phillips Gallery, Maddox Street, London.

In 1981 Anthony Hawksley exhibited overseas at the Westminster Gallery, Boston in the United States of America.

The Victoria & Albert Museum in London display in their collection a modernist silver collar by Anthony Hawksley designed and made in the 1960's.

Anthony Hawksley resided at Great Rollright, North Oxford and Moreton Hampstead in Devon, where Anthony Hawksley died in 1991, leaving as his legacy the timeless British Modernist Silver designs of the mid to late 20th Century - www.hashtag-silver.com