May 26, 2014

Garden Inspiration at Bukowskis Classic Spring Auction in Stockholm

The last days I haven't had time to be so much in my garden, I´m working with Jewellery at the Auction House Bukowskis in Stockholm.

Just now it is the viewings of the items for the big Classic Spring Auction, and I found a lot of flowers there as well, real ones and on ceramic, paintings, textiles and jewellery off course!

Porcelain, Meissen 1890's
"Woman a la Japonaise" by Léon Francois Comerre (1850-1916)
1880-90's Pin
At the entrance, a Swedish Rococo Bureau by Christian Linning (1744-1779) flanked by white roses 
3 paintings by Swedish artist Olle Hjortzberg
1850-90's iron garden urn by Swedish Bolinders filled with flowers at the entrance
A 51cm high Chinese Nefrite Jade carving
A late 18's Diamond pin
Detail of one of famous Swedish artist Alexander Roslin´s paintings, painted 1769 in Paris "Marie Anne Eléonore Le Planquois" with delicate roses in the hair
A Diamond pin, probably earlier a piece of a tiara
A Fantastic Pocketwatch in the shape of a Peach, late 17th´s by Ilbery of London and a Swedish Gold & Diamond Perfume Flacon
Flower details on Various Chinese Porcelain from Swedish collections
Detail from a floor clock made in Stockholm by Nils Berg (1751-94) & from a Täbris/Indian Carpet
A Wonderful landscape by my Finnish favorite Helene Schjerfbeck painted 1894 "Cypresser Fiesole"
Detail from another beautiful landscape "Waterfalls" painted by Swedish artist Gunnar Widforss 1912
A Cartier Jadeite & Burmese Ruby Pendant with carved flowers and bamboo!
And a carved Jadeite Pendant
Detail from a carpet
Detail of a 1633/34 painting by artist Hendrick de Fromantiou
Diamond & Platina Pin made by K.Andersson in Stockholm 1938
Details with Moonstones in a large collier
My favorite Chinese Qing Dynasty painting, a lady with a Orchid

And Finally my favorite piece of Jewellery in this auction, an amazing bespoke Daisy ring by Danish George Jensen
Containing a Untreated Sapphire and D Flawless Diamonds, Stunning!

I also have fantastic fragant real Peonies next to my workspace in the Jewellery saloon and with that do I wish You a fantastic week, Per!

May 24, 2014

Colourful shadows in my garden

These days when the heat is balming here in Sweden do I enjoy the more shadowy part of my garden.
Often I find that there is more intresting plants here as well, and I do my best to add more, both wild and tame :D

Off course is it the Rhododendrons that is showing of at this time: come rain, come shine, they still look fantastic.
This one I planted for a few weeks ago, and loving it!

Lady's Mantle/Daggkåpa
I always found Ferns fascinating and cannot get enough of taking photos of the birth process.
Off course was my visit to Stewart Island in New Zealand a amazing moment, Ferns in all sizes and shapes, whole forrests with them
The new Bugle Ajuga Reptans/Revsuga start to get its first blue flowers, looking good against the dark leaves
My Astilboides/Parasollblad start to recover after freezing down a couple of times
Another favorite, the Hostas
This is the Hosta Mediovariegata/Brokfunkia
Another Fern

And now it's the time for the Ramson/Ramslök to bloom and spread its mild fragance of onion

I hope You all have a great weekend, Per!