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To welcome the summer - Robert Brendel's papier mache lilium martagon. Made for botany studies in universities the world over Brendel was honoured at World Fairs in Paris, Vienna, Chicago and Brussels and twice awarded a Prussian State Medal.
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#botany
#brendel
#love_plants
#chelseaflowershow
@The_RHS
#worksofart
#peterpetrou
#antiques 
@lapada_association
Was reminded of our unusual lay horse with a female rider when discussing 'From her Wooden Sleep' with a client. The installation of over 150 figures by Ydessa Hendeles was shown at the ICA a while back and includes this great model. .
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@ydessahendeles
#fromherwoodensleep
#contemporaryart
#layfigure
#instituteofcontemporaryart
@icalondon
#peterpetrou
#peterpetrouworksofart
Looking forward to a great weekend!
Wonderful phaenophthalmotrope of carved fruit wood in lacquered brass gimbal mounts. Designed by the famous Dutch opthalmologist Francis Donders in the 19th century.
From our archive. .
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#phaenophthalmotrope
#scientificinstruments
#dutch
#ophthalmology
#franciscusdonders
#dutchdesign
#peterpetrou
#peterpetrouworksofart
#dernederlanden
Wondrous mythical lion bird from South India has the head of a yali with horns and gaping beak like mouth. Cast in brass he stands on a lotus flower.
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#mythicalcreatures
#chimera
#India
#sculpture
#antiques
#peterpetrou
#peterpetrouworksofart
#buywithconfidence
@lapada_association
New website at last!
Please visit and let us know what you think.
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#artanddesign
#art
#sculpture
#antiques
#design
#Japanese
#ceramic
#dutcheastindiacompany
#leach
#viardot
#peterpetrou
#peterpetrouworksofart
#buywithconfidence
@lapada_association
Wonderful and strange mythical elephant bird from India - cast in brass with the body of a parrot and trunk of an elephant. Oh, and the tail of something else! .
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#mythicalcreatures
#chimera
#India
#sculpture
#peterpetrou
#peterpetrouworksofart
#buywithconfidence
@lapada_association
Imperial Chinese brick from the Forbidden City made for Emperor Qianlong and dated 1749.  Known as golden bricks probably due to their high value - each of the 70 cm square floor tiles took over 3 months to make and is inscribed with the name of the craftsman and the date. Further details are on our website.
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#imperial 
#chinese
#chineseimperial
#goldenbrick
#forbiddencity 
#ceramic
#qianlong
#worksofart 
#peterpetrou 
#peterpetrouart 
#minimalist
#interiordesign
Large and heavy Indonesian padung padung ear ornaments are worn pointing in opposite directions to symbolize the ups and downs of marriage relationships.
Further details on our website .
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#indonesia 
#sculptural
#dayak
#padungpadung
#indonesianjewelry 
#silver 
#silverjewelry 
#exotic
#ethnicjewelry 
#peterpetrou 
#peterpetrouart 
#buywithconfidence
Looking forward to a bright and shining 2018!
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#concord 
#turbine 
#contemporarydesign 
#sculpture 
#interiors 
#interiordesign 
#peterpetrou 
#peterpetrouart
Wishing you a Happy New Year and a peaceful 2018 with a detail from our Christmas card this year.
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#icon 
#ionian
#cretan
#peterpetrou 
#peterpetrouart
Still in the Christmas spirit - our card from 2015 I think. .
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#eskimo 
#inuit 
#parka 
#peterpetrou 
#peterpetrouart
The legs of a 17th century Goanese cabinet decorated our Christmas card in 2012
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#ghoanese
#antiques 
#antiqueivory 
#indoportuguese
#peterpetrou 
#peterpetrouart 
#PADLondon
@padparislondon
Claude Lalanne's bronze chair commissioned by Colonial Williamsburg - our Christmas card from 2006
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#colonialwilliamsburgh
#dewittwallacemuseum 
#bronzecast
#sculpture 
#interiors 
#peterpetrou 
#peterpetrouart
#PADLondon
@padparislondon 
#leslalannes
Ancient Dong Son bronze currency rings with lovely patinas and incised decoration. 
The Dong Son culture (1000 B.C to 1 B.C.) was so named due to the discovery of a huge number of bronze and other artifacts at the site of Dong Son on the banks of the Ma River in northern Vietnam. Archaeologists believe that the bronze age culture originated in Vietnam and the discoveries made at excavations of further sites across South East Asia and the Indo-Malaysian archipelago show that as the culture spread it incorporated local Neolithic stylistic elements. .
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#antiquities 
#dongson
#vietnam
#patina
#sculpture 
#peterpetrou 
#peterpetrouart 
#buywithconfidence
#lapada 
#interiordesign
Ancient Dong Son bronze currency rings with lovely patinas and incised decoration. The Dong Son culture (1000 B.C to 1 B.C.) was so named due to the discovery of a huge number of bronze and other artifacts at the site of Dong Son on the banks of the Ma River in northern Vietnam. Archaeologists believe that the bronze age culture originated in Vietnam and the discoveries made at excavations of further sites across South East Asia and the Indo-Malaysian archipelago show that as the culture spread it incorporated local Neolithic stylistic elements. . . . #antiquities  #dongson  #vietnam  #patina  #sculpture  #peterpetrou  #peterpetrouart  #buywithconfidence  #lapada  #interiordesign 
This brilliant little fellow is hopping through the remains of the snow and slush towards Christmas just two weeks away! Another ingenious animalier sculpture by Martinet - his bright green body salvaged from a motor scooter.
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@edouardmartinet
#animalier 
#sculpture 
#contemporarysculpture
#peterpetrou 
#peterpetrouart
@MasterpieceFair 
@padparislondon
#PADFairs
Intricate beadwork in coats of many colours made by the Yoruba people for the little twin figures called ibeji.
These carved figures were cherished and nurtured, fed and clothed.
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#yoruba 
#twins
#ibeji 
#beadwork
#nigeria
#tribal 
#ethnographic 
#antiques 
#buywithconfidence 
#peterpetrou 
#peterpetrouart
Wonderful Edouard Martinet #sculpture of a dragon fly made from found objects; each of the elements has been careully selected to best portray the character and attitude of the creature resulting in an astonishingly lifelike unique sculpture.
With a wingspan of 1.25 metres and yet appearing weightless his abdomen is made from a bicycle pump, thorax from motorbike lights and his mouth contains typewriter parts - ingenious effective and beautiful! .
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@edouardmartinet 
#sculpture
#animalier
#edouardmartinet 
#dragonfly
#contemporarysculpture
@Masterpiece 
@padparislondon 
#PADFairs
#peterpetrou 
#peterpetrouart
Wonderful Edouard Martinet #sculpture  of a dragon fly made from found objects; each of the elements has been careully selected to best portray the character and attitude of the creature resulting in an astonishingly lifelike unique sculpture. With a wingspan of 1.25 metres and yet appearing weightless his abdomen is made from a bicycle pump, thorax from motorbike lights and his mouth contains typewriter parts - ingenious effective and beautiful! . . . @edouardmartinet #sculpture  #animalier  #edouardmartinet  #dragonfly  #contemporarysculpture  @Masterpiece @padparislondon #PADFairs  #peterpetrou  #peterpetrouart 
Teaching Nauli and the #neuroscience and #yogaphilosophy behind it at #thecentre in Nicosia, Cyprus. A fabulous weekend of #tantra - Thank you to #emmamichael and #peterpetrou from Limassol. We had a weekend of meditation, Mantra, #conscioustouch #asana and more. This practice is a key preparation for Asana and #hathayoga. Hatha Yoga is also Tantra. Why is it such a key practice? Because of how it activates parts of the nervous system and how it brings awareness to your #evolutionary #biology - what we are exploring and working with as #humanbeings - #yoga is the freedom@we find in this #matrix of #biological #algorithms ❤️🙏 #yogaeveryday #yogaeveryblessedday #yogaeverydamnday #mindfulness #meditation
Teaching Nauli and the #neuroscience  and #yogaphilosophy  behind it at #thecentre  in Nicosia, Cyprus. A fabulous weekend of #tantra  - Thank you to #emmamichael  and #peterpetrou  from Limassol. We had a weekend of meditation, Mantra, #conscioustouch  #asana  and more. This practice is a key preparation for Asana and #hathayoga . Hatha Yoga is also Tantra. Why is it such a key practice? Because of how it activates parts of the nervous system and how it brings awareness to your #evolutionary  #biology  - what we are exploring and working with as #humanbeings  - #yoga  is the freedom@we find in this #matrix  of #biological  #algorithms  ❤️🙏 #yogaeveryday  #yogaeveryblessedday  #yogaeverydamnday  #mindfulness  #meditation 
A new installation - our clients happily incorporate a beautiful, world encompassing collection in their everyday lives.

Above the open fire hangs a painting of evening reflections by Stephen Lawlor and on the mantlepiece between ancient Bactrian wine cups is a slender Polynesian carved ceremonial dish. A New Guinea obligation stone formed as an adze blade is to the left with Anton von Wouwe's 'Shangaan', a powerful depiction of an oppressed miner by the South African artist to the right.

On the Modernist Gerald Summers' shelf units are beautiful natural history specimens and another strong portrayal of a proud, abused human being by von Wouwe - the 'Basuto Witness'. #juxtaposition 
Greyson Perry's 'Island of Bad Art' stops it being too serious ! . .
#stephenlawlor 
#irishpainters 
#antonvonwouwe 
#polynesia 
#ancient
#bactria
#greysonperry
#naturalhistory 
#sculpture 
#midcenturydesign 
#20thcenturydesign 
#geraldsummers 
#antiques 
#interiors 
#peterpetrou #peterpetrouart
A new installation - our clients happily incorporate a beautiful, world encompassing collection in their everyday lives. Above the open fire hangs a painting of evening reflections by Stephen Lawlor and on the mantlepiece between ancient Bactrian wine cups is a slender Polynesian carved ceremonial dish. A New Guinea obligation stone formed as an adze blade is to the left with Anton von Wouwe's 'Shangaan', a powerful depiction of an oppressed miner by the South African artist to the right. On the Modernist Gerald Summers' shelf units are beautiful natural history specimens and another strong portrayal of a proud, abused human being by von Wouwe - the 'Basuto Witness'. #juxtaposition  Greyson Perry's 'Island of Bad Art' stops it being too serious ! . . #stephenlawlor  #irishpainters  #antonvonwouwe  #polynesia  #ancient  #bactria  #greysonperry  #naturalhistory  #sculpture  #midcenturydesign  #20thcenturydesign  #geraldsummers  #antiques  #interiors  #peterpetrou  #peterpetrouart 
Before the invention of pockets this  16th c.  finely stitched soft leather purse would have hung from a gentleman's belt. Individual draw- strings secure the 3 small and 1 large central compartment which is adorned and supported by a finely wrought iron frame. The reverse is of course flat to lie against the heavy fabrics covering the body.
Made in Flanders or France it can be seen in the Bargello in Florence. .
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#renaissance 
#purse
#needlework
#leather 
#flemings 
#bargello 
#florence 
#peterpetrou 
#peterpetrouart 
#antiques
Before the invention of pockets this 16th c. finely stitched soft leather purse would have hung from a gentleman's belt. Individual draw- strings secure the 3 small and 1 large central compartment which is adorned and supported by a finely wrought iron frame. The reverse is of course flat to lie against the heavy fabrics covering the body. Made in Flanders or France it can be seen in the Bargello in Florence. . . . #renaissance  #purse  #needlework  #leather  #flemings  #bargello  #florence  #peterpetrou  #peterpetrouart  #antiques