12 février 2017

The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined at Belvedere, Vienna

Exhibition View The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined, Barbican Centre, 2016 Photo: © Belvedere, Vienna VIENNA - The exhibition The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined explores the challenging yet compelling territory of taste in fashion. Starting in March 2017 and showcasing over 120 objects spanning the Renaissance to the 21st century, the exhibition at Prince Eugene’s Winter Palace seeks to stimulate discussion around the definition of the word “vulgar.” Based on statements by Coco Chanel and Jonathan Swift, the underlying thesis of the... [Lire la suite]

09 février 2017

Lark Mason Associates Announces Asia Week New York Preview Exhibition, At East 120th St, NYC

A 20th century Chinese Jadeite Censer and Cover. Est.: $40,000/60,000. © Lark Mason Associates NEW-YORK - Lark Mason, founder and president of Lark Mason Associates, has announced that he will preview his important Spring Asian art auction during Asia Week New York. Over 400 lots will be on view at iGavel’s New York headquarters at 227 East 120th Street, from March 9th -18th. The Asian Works of Art auction goes live on iGavelauctions.com on March 28 and closes on April 18th. Says Lark Mason, “We are delighted to present... [Lire la suite]
01 février 2017

Rare 18th century pagoda form musical automaton clock soars to $998,250 at Fontaine's auction

Lot 118. Extremely Rare 18th Century English Pagoda Automaton Musical Clock For Chinese Qing Imperial Court. Price Realized: $825,000.00. Courtesy Fontaine's auction. PITTSFIELD, MASS.- An exceedingly rare 18th century English-made pagoda form automaton musical clock, produced for the Chinese Qing Imperial Court, fell just shy of the $1 million mark when it sold for $998,250 (including buyer’s premium) at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery’s Antiques and Fine Art Auction, held January 21st in the firm’s... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2017

Honourable Silver Objects - Cabinet of Curiosities. Stand 122b. Brafa Art Fair, 21-29 janvier 2017

Gregory van der Toorn (The Hague, 1715- probably 1771), Dutch soup tureen. Silver. Weight: 2635 gr. H 27 x W 36.2 x D 22 cm. Courtesy Honourable Silver Objects - Cabinet of Curiosities Coat of arms of the family Van Lintelo tot Ehse found in the Heraldic collection Steenkamp-Damstra thanks to the Central office for Genealogy. Gregory van der Toorn (The Hague, 1715- probably 1771), silversmith, master in 1738. One of the most prolific and best silversmiths in the Hague, his pieces exemplify his... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2017

Finch & Co. Stand 37b. Brafa Art Fair, 21-29 janvier 2017

Giacomo Zoffoli (Italian, 1731-1785), 'After the Antique' figure of the Apollino, 18th century. Bronze with fine light brown patina and traces of dark lacquer. Signed on the base ‘G.Zoffoli’. H 35.5 cm. Courtesy Finch & Co. Provenance: former English private collection Attributed to Domenico Guidi (1625-1701) or Ercole Ferrata (1610-1686), Weeping cherubs displaying St Veronica’s veil, Italy, mid 17th century. Roman rectangular bronze devotional plaque. H 17.5 x W 21.5 x D 1.5... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2017

A pair of porcelain blue ewers made for the Islamic market, China, 18th century

A pair of porcelain blue ewers made for the Islamic market, China, 18th century. Both 29cm high. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. A rare pair of porcelain dark blue ewers of compacted pear-shaped form and flared feet. The mouths are crescent-moon shaped; the spouts are curved. Both ewers have traces of floral gilt decoration. Two similar ewers are in The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Accession Numbers 775-1888 and 1674-1876, and are published by Kerr and Mengoni,... [Lire la suite]

21 janvier 2017

Noh Theater Robe, Karaori Type, Japan, 18th Century

Noh Theater Robe, Karaori Type, Japan, 18th Century. Metallic and silk brocade, silk, 59 3/4 x 53 5/8 in. 151.8 x 136.0 cm Back skirt width: 27 1/8 in (68.9cm). Founders Society Purchase, Henry Ford II Fund, 1984.23. Photo © 2017, Detroit Institute of Arts Provenance: Komparu Ryu No Masters, Nara Japan
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15 janvier 2017

Coat, Iran, 18th century

Coat, Iran, 18th century. Plain weave with supplementary weft; silk, 92.7 x 108.6 cm (36 1/2 x 42 3/4 in.). Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Gift of Mrs. William H. Moore, 1949.139. Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery Bibliography: Loretta N Staples, A Sense of Pattern: Textile Masterworks from the Yale University Art Gallery, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1981), 28, no. 22, ill.
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14 janvier 2017

Tripod Censer in the Shape of an Ancient Bronze Vessel, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), 18th century

Tripod Censer in the Shape of an Ancient Bronze Vessel, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), 18th century. Porcelain with underglaze molded decoration. H. 25.1 cm (9 7/8 in.); diam. 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.). Bequest of Henry C. Schwab, 1941.531. Art Institute of Chicago ©2015 The Art Institute of Chicago
14 janvier 2017

An underglaze-blue and green-enamelled ‘dragon’ bowl, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century

Lot 230. An underglaze-blue and green-enamelled ‘dragon’ bowl, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Sold 10,625 GBP. Photo Sotheby’s. the deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a flared rim, boldly painted in underglaze-blue outlines filled with green enamels, the exterior depicting two five-clawed dragons pacing amongst ruyi clouds in pursuit of flaming pearls above a lappet band, all between underglaze-blue lines at the rim and foot, the base with an apocryphal... [Lire la suite]