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The Hand Of Man Vol 4 (DVD)

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Patricia Lown, George Touzenis
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Episode 4 Biennale 2, Show 1 Paris Lefvre et Fils, Georges Lefvre, Paris Georges Lefvre, world-renowned expert in china and porcelain, shows us: the famous Four Seasons in biscuit tendre: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, made in the middle of the 18th century. Two rare porcelain pieces made in Japan about 1680 and mounted on French gilt bronze; A beautiful and precious little carousel horse, made for the Prince de Cond, in the first half of the 18th century. A 19th century urn, made in Berlin at the beginning of the 19th century, with a 360 landscape decoration, showing the Castle of San Souci. Galerie de la Scala, Marie-Christine Carlioz, Paris Marie-Christine shows: A drawing by the 16th century Italian artist, Francesco Primaticcio, which was done for the ceiling of the palace of King Francois I at Fontainbleau; A small drawing by the French writer, Victor Hugo, of a young German student walking the tightrope of love. The Chinese Porcelain Company, Conor Mahoney, New York Conor shows: A watercolorists chair and drawing board, made in Paris in 1745; A group of nine family figures from the Han Dynasty, 2,000 years old; An early Tang period horse and a second horse from the height of the Tang Dynasty, 200 years later, decorated with five different glazes. Zen Gallery, Luc van Mulders, Brussels Luc shows George: A statue of a disciple of Buddha, part of a Triad, which would have included Buddha and another disciple, made of sandstone, of the Tang period, 7th to 9th century AD; Chinese pottery tomb figures and a horse of the Master of the Grave; A 2,000 year old Han Dynasty handle. Galerie Perpitch, Marc Perpitch, Paris Marc shows: A beautiful Flemish cabinet in veneered ebony, of the late 17th century, with French bronzes, made in Antwerp, with the top and interior in silk embroidery; A Venetian mirror with all the flowers in rock crystal pearls, made in the 17th century for the Court of Spain. One of only ten ever made; A Flemish armchair of the mid-17th century, carved of walnut in Flanders; A 17th century desk, in lacquer, from Provence; An extraordinary 1660 trunk in iron, serving as a safe, with a highly complicated locking system and an invisible keyhole, from Nuremburg. Galerie Chevalier, Nicole Chevalier, Paris Nicole explains to Patricia, in detail: A set of three tapestries called The Grotesques on a Yellow Background, woven in silk and wool, in approximately 1690. Galerie Schmit, Manuel Schmit, Paris George asks Manuel Schmit about: An early Lautrec painting of a horse and carriage; A later Lautrec of 1890; A Renoir portrait of an actress, 1877; A rare Boudin painting of the Deauville Racecourse in 1866.


  • UPC: 889290921918
  • Home Release: 2020-02-18
  • Original Release: 2001
  • Content Provider: Films Around the World
  • Runtime: 48
  • Genre: Documentary
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  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Disc Format: DVD-5

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Patricia Lown
George Touzenis

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David Amory Lown

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