08 novembre 2009

17th century German silver-gilt cups @ Christie's

A German silver-gilt cup formed as a rearing horse. Mark of Erhard Ellers, Torgau, circa 1670 Realistically modelled, with detachable head, the base cast and chased with foliage and rock-work, marked on base and on cover bezel - 8¼ in. (21 cm.) high - 16 oz. (497 gr.) Est. £20,000 - £30,000 ($33,220 - $49,830) Notes: The tradition of offering a guest a "Willkommen Pokale", or welcome cup, of wine was long established in Europe and culminated, in the 16th and 17th centuries, with the production of charming cups in... [Lire la suite]
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08 novembre 2009

Important Ming blue and white porcelains sold @ Sotheby's London, 04 Nov 09

Lot 68. A blue and white dragon censer and cover, Ming dynasty, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620);  16.2cm., 6 3/8 in. Estimate 20,000—30,000 GBP. Lot Sold 39,650 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2009 the body of rectangular form with four graduated square in-curved legs, the body applied with two animal mask handles, painted with twelve lively five-claw dragons amongst clouds and flames, the stepped cover with bands of ruyi scrolls and trigrams, below a pierced dragon finial. Provenance: A Japanese Private Collection.... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2009

Edito : Indulgence, Opulence & Constance Jablonski in Harper's Bazaar Russia

photo Joshua Jordan - styled by Natalia Alaverdian - fashion : Burberry Prorsum, Lanvin, D&G, Betsey Johnson, Vivienne Westwood
08 novembre 2009

'Rubens & Van Dyck' @ Nationalmuseum

Anthonis van Dyck (1599-1641) Självporträtt / Self-portrait. c.1620-21.Olja på duk, 119,7 x 87,9 cm. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Jules Bache Collection, 1949 © The Metropolitan Museum of Art STOCKHOLM.- In a one-off exchange this fall, two of Sweden’s largest and most famous baroque paintings have been taken to Munich to star in a major exhibition of works by Peter Paul Rubens, the 17th-century Flemish master. In return, Nationalmuseum will receive 20 spectacular paintings from Munich next spring. These will go on show... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2009

"Botticelli" @ The Städel Museum

Sandro Botticelli, Idealized Portrait of a Lady (Simonetta Vespucci), 1480. Mixed technique on poplar, 82 × 54 cm. Inv. No. 936. Städel Museum FRANKFURT.- The Städel Museum will show the first monographic exhibition on Sandro Botticelli (1444/45–1510) in the German-speaking world from 13 November 2009 to 28 February 2010. Taking the artist’s monumental Idealized Portrait of a Lady, one of the Städel Museum collection’s highlights, as its starting point, the exhibition presents numerous works from all productive periods of this... [Lire la suite]