21 février 2018
Sicilian-Arabic Casket, Sicily or Southern Italy, 12th -13th century. Ivory with gilt copper mounts, 13 x 22 x 13 cm (5.1 x 8.7 x 5.1 in.) De Backker Medieval Art (Stand 233). © TEFAF 2018 The Madonna surrounded by Saints, Nuremberg, circa 1450-1460. Tempera and gilding on canvas on wood,138 x 206 cm (54.3 x 81.1 in.) (with frame, original). De Backker Medieval Art (Stand 233). © TEFAF 2018 Provenance: St. Catherine’s Church of the former Dominican nuns’... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2014
"Decorated Porcelains of Dingzhou. White Ding wares from the collection of the National Palace Museum'
Dish with impressed design of peonies and pleated rim, Ding ware, Jin dynasty, 13th century © National Palace Museum Ding wares come from a region of northern China formerly known as Dingzhou (Ding prefecture); the white porcelains made there have been prized since the Song dynasty (960–1279). Archaeologists have found the main Ding kiln complex on the border of present-day Quyang in Hebei province, unearthing a complex cluster of kilns covering a wide area and capable of rich production. The kilns began to flourish during the... [Lire la suite]