28 août 2013

"Art of the Curious: An exhibition of the rare, the bizarre and the beautiful" at Colnaghi, London

Kunstkammer cabinet set up by Georg Laue with treasures from the Renaissance and Baroque.  LONDON - Art of the Curious, an intriguing collaborative exhibition of curiosities of nature and art, will be staged at Colnaghi, 15 Old Bond Street, London, from 2 to 25 October 2013. Colnaghi’s paintings and drawings departments will join forces with Kunstkammer Georg Laue of Munich, the leading gallery specialising in Kunst- and Wunderkammer objects of the Renaissance and Baroque, to show a selection of... [Lire la suite]

03 août 2013

Ammonite & Nautilus

Pyritized Ammonite, Russia Opalized and pyritized ammonite fossil The Rare Gemstone Ammolite.  This dazzling iridescent fossil of an 80 million year old ammonite measuring two feet in diameter was discovered near Alberta, Canada and is a particularly rare example of an ancient sea creature that went extinct at the same time as most dinosaurs. The spectacular coloration is the result of millions of years of high temperatures and pressures acting on the animal’s shell to create a gemstone known as ammolite. Ammonite,... [Lire la suite]
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27 juillet 2013

The Embalming Jars of Frederik Ruysch

Frederik Ruysch. National Library of Medicine Frederic Ruysch (1638-1731) was a Dutch botanist and anatomist, remembered mainly for his groundbreaking methods of anatomical preservation and the creation of his carefully arranged scenes incorporating human body parts. These remarkable ‘still life’ displays blurred the boundary between the demonstrative element of scientific preservation and the symbolic and allegorical of vanitas art. As well as his larger more elaborate anatomical displays (as seen above) he would also keep... [Lire la suite]
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24 juillet 2013

KNORR BOAR

KNORR BOAR. This boar’s skull is one of several prints we’ve added to our offerings of hand-colored natural history engravings from an extensive series documenting collector’s cabinets produced by German naturalist Georg W. Knorr in the 1760s called "Deliciae Naturae Selectae Oder Auserlefenes Natüralien-Cabinet" [Selected Delights of Nature, or the Exquisite Collector’s Cabinet].
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24 juillet 2013

Shells Knorr

Shell Knorr. Photo courtesy George Timmons Shell Knorr. Photo courtesy George Timmons Shell Knorr. Photo courtesy George Timmons Shell Knorr. Photo courtesy George Timmons   Shell Knorr. Photo courtesy George Timmons Antique prints from "Les Delices des Yeux et de L’Esprit, a la Representation d’une Collection Universelle des Coquilles” by Georg Wolfgang Knorr published in 1764 in Nuremberg, Germany. This series of antique prints is beautifully hand colored (original hand color work on antique print) and is of... [Lire la suite]
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24 juillet 2013

KNORR CORAL

KNORR CORAL. This red coral is one of several prints we’ve added to our offerings of hand-colored natural history engravings from an extensive series documenting collector’s cabinets produced by German naturalist Georg Knorr in the 1760s called from Deliciae Naturae Selectae Oder Auserlefenes Natüralien-Cabinet [Selected Delights of Nature, or the Exquisite Collector’s Cabinet].
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09 juillet 2013

"Bug Balls", miniature insect sculptures by UK-based artist Claire Moynihan

"Bug Balls", miniature insect sculptures by UK-based artist Claire Moynihan (source: http://www.visualnews.com/)
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24 juin 2013

Remarkable Asian antiques & Kenyan rhinoceros horns highlight International Maynards auction

A magnificent large Achaemenid figure of a winged bull, the mythic beast depicted sitting with his legs folded beneath him, he is seated upon a rectangular base decorated in relief with lion and flowers. 16 1/2 in. h. x 23 in. l. x 7 in. w. (42 x 58.5 x 18 cm). Estimate $ 8,000-10,000. Sold for $32,200. VANCOUVER, BC.- A magnificent Achaemenid figure of a winged bull fetched $32,200 and was a highlight of the 571 lots for sale at Maynards Antiques, International & Asian Art Auction today. The large silver... [Lire la suite]
14 juin 2013

Lampe formée d'un oeuf d'autruche dans une monture en bronze ciselé. Style Louis XVI

Lampe formée d'un oeuf d'autruche dans une monture en bronze ciselé. Style Louis XVI. Photo Aguttes en forme de trépied à montants ornés de têtes de rapaces reposant sur une base pleine. Hauteur 47 cm. Estimation : 300 / 500 € Aguttes - Neuilly/Seine. Mardi 18 juin 2013. Hôtel des Ventes de Neuilly - 164bis, avenue Charles de Gaulle - Neuilly/Seine. Tel: 01 47 45 55 55.
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14 juin 2013

Oeuf d'autruche et son présentoir, Ancien travail étranger

Oeuf d'autruche et son présentoir, Ancien travail étranger. Photo Aguttes à monture en métal doré à décor de palmettes, festons, réhaussés de perles et cabochons turquoise. La prise en perle baroque. Hauteur 33cm. Estimation : 400 / 600 € Aguttes - Neuilly/Seine. Mardi 18 juin 2013. Hôtel des Ventes de Neuilly - 164bis, avenue Charles de Gaulle - Neuilly/Seine. Tel: 01 47 45 55 55.
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