28 janvier 2016

Dish with plant, hen, and six chicksfront, Chongzheng period, c. 1630

Dish with plant, hen, and six chicksfront, Chongzheng period, c. 1630, Jingdezhen kilns for Japanese market, porcelain, with famille verte overglaze enamels; iron-brown painting on the rim, 3.4 cm (height), 20.9 cm (diameter), at foot 10.7 cm (diameter). Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978. EA1978.1052 © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

23 janvier 2016

Sotheby's to offer property from the personal collection of Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire

Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire feeding her chickens at Chatsworth, 1995, wearing a Balmain ball gown and pearls. ©Bruce Weber LONDON.- Property from the personal collection of the inimitable Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire (1920-2014), will be offered at Sotheby’s London on 2nd March 2016. The youngest of the Mitford Sisters, and for half a century the chatelaine of Chatsworth, one of England’s greatest stately homes, the Duchess was at the very heart of British rural, cultural and political life. Her friends... [Lire la suite]
10 novembre 2015

Four pottery models of cockerels and hens, Eastern Han Dynasty

Four pottery models of cockerels and hens, Eastern Han Dynasty. Estimate £4,000 - 6,000 (€5,600 - 8,400). Photo Bonhams. Both cockerels modelled standing on sturdy legs, their heads raised with rounded beaks and upright combs, the wings, arched tails and feathers incised with parallel lines, the largest 49cm (19 2/8in) high; one hen modelled standing upright, the other in a recumbent position, flanked by a brood of chicks to either side of the wing, the largest 25cm (9 6/8in) high (4).  ... [Lire la suite]
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28 janvier 2014

Fabergé hen, cockerel, capercaillie & turkey

Fabergé hen in pale pink agate, with cabochon cut ruby eyes and gold legs and claws. Commissioned by King Edward VII, 1907 (the Sandringham Commission). A Fabergé carved stone capercaillie, with its head outstretched, carved in brown agate, with rose diamond eyes and gold feet. Mark of Henrik Wigström, c. 1907. Presumably acquired by King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra. This large-scale Fabergé model of a cockerel uses obsidian to great effect - like most of the birds fitted with gold feet it was made in Henrik Wigström's... [Lire la suite]
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