06 janvier 2019

Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka, Portuguese man-of-war, Dresden, Germany, 1863 - 1890

Physalia physalis (Linnaeus, 1758), Portuguese man-of-war, siphonophore, glass model, by Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka, Dresden, Germany, 1863 - 1890, National Museum Of Scotland, Z.1910.14.41. © National Museums Scotland

06 janvier 2019

A glass model of a jellyfish, Leopold Blaschka, circa 1877

Lot 48. A glass model of a jellyfish, Leopold Blaschka, circa 1877; 8 x 3 x 3in. (20 x 8 x 8cm.). Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 25,000 (USD 18,930 - USD 31,550). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The glass chamber painted to reveal details of internal structure, supported on iron rod on stand with painted ex inventory number 1877-376. Provenance: Acquired by the Science Museum, London in 1877.Deaccessioned 1925-27. Note: Leopold Blaschka (1822-95) was a Czech jeweller working in Dresden who turned his... [Lire la suite]
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06 janvier 2019

A glass model of a jellyfish, Leopold Blaschka, circa 1877

Lot 47. A glass model of a jellyfish, Leopold Blaschka, circa 1877; 7 x 4¾ x3½in. (18 x 11.5 x 9cm.). Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 25,000 (USD 18,930 - USD 31,550). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The inner chamber painted to model internal structures, the tentacles textured and in swimming position of the Polyclonia frondosa , supported on stand with painted ex inventory number 1877-360. Provenance: Acquired by the Science Museum, London in 1877.Deaccessioned 1925-27. Note: Leopold Blaschka (1822-95) was... [Lire la suite]
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06 janvier 2019

Exhibition on Theodoor van Loon's work highlights his exceptional talent

Théodore van Loon, Le Martyre de saint Lambert, ca. 1616-1617 © KIK-IRPA, Bruxelles, photo : Philippe De Gobert. BRUSSELS.- Theodoor van Loon (1581/82-1649) was one of the first painters in the Southern Netherlands to be heavily influenced by Caravaggio’s work and style. Like his contemporary Rubens, he was inspired by the Italian masters, developing his own powerful and unique style. Van Loon was one of the most prominent painters of his generation, executing prestigious commissions for the court of the Archdukes... [Lire la suite]
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06 janvier 2019

A La Vieille Russie at TEFAF 2019, stand 365

Dorrie Nossiter (England, 1893 - 1977), Necklace and earrings, England, circa 1930. Natural seed pearls and mixed gems, including citrine, aquamarine, topaz, and alexandrite, set in gold and gilded silver. Necklace length 41 cm (16 in.) and earrings length 4.5 cm (1.8 in.). With removable brooch/pendant. © A La Vieille Russie at TEFAF 2019, stand 365. Victorian Salamander brooch, England, circa 1890. Demantoid garnet, diamond and gold. Length 10.2 cm (4... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2019

A Sino-Tibetan gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 197. A Sino-Tibetan gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795); 25.5cm., 10in.Estimate 50,000 - 70,000 GBP. Lot sold 218,500 GBP. © Sotheby's 2013. the four-armed deity seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base, the principal hands held in anjalimudrabefore the chest and the attendant arms flanking the shoulders raised in vitarkamudra, wearing a dhoti further embellished with beaded jewels and a shawl over the shoulder, the face with a... [Lire la suite]

06 janvier 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of Maitreya, Tibet, 16th-17th century

Lot 196. A gilt-bronze figure of Maitreya, Tibet, 16th-17th century; 36.5cm., 14 3/8 in. Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 40,000 GBP. © Sotheby's 2013. cast seated in pralambapadasana, the hands raised in dharmacakramudra holding stems issuing uptala lotuses along the elbows, wearing a dhoti incised with floral scrolls and adorned with beaded festoons, the serene face with downcast eyes and a gentle smile, the hair drawn up into a high chignon secured with a... [Lire la suite]
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06 janvier 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 195. A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 37.2cm., 14 5/8 in. Estimate 40,000 - 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 68,500 GBP. © Sotheby's 2013. seated in dhyanasana, the left hand raised before the chest and the right arm lowered in varadamudra, wearing a shawl and dhoti opening at the chest to reveal a beaded necklace, the borders incised at the hems with lotus, the face with a benevolent expression, crowned by an elaborate headdress surmounted by an Amitabha... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2019

A Sino-Tibetan gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 194. A Sino-Tibetan gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 21.8cm., 8 5/8 in. Estimate 15,000 - 20,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500 GBP. © Sotheby's 2013. cast seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base, the hands lowered in dhyanamudra, wearing a jiashadraped over the left shoulder, the face with a meditative expression flanked by long ears, the hair tightly coiled around an ushina, incised with Tibetan script along the base. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2019

A Sino-Tibetan gilt-bronze figure of Amitayus, 17th-18th century

Lot 193. A Sino-Tibetan gilt-bronze figure of Amitayus, 17th-18th century; 24cm., 9 1/2 in. Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 104,500 GBP. © Sotheby's 2013. cast seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base, the hands lowered in dhyanamudra, wearing a dhoti embellished with beaded necklaces, the face with downcast eyes, surmounted by a tall elaborate headdress, all raised on an octagonal pedestal with foliate projections. Provenance: Christie’s New York, 17th September... [Lire la suite]
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