16 avril 2009

An unusual Victorian silver mounted novelty egg scent bottle, by Sampson Mordan & Co, London 1884

An unusual Victorian silver mounted novelty egg scent bottle, by Sampson Mordan & Co, London 1884 with flush screw-off cover with ring attachment on a brown-flecked egg-shaped porcelain body, height 5cm, together with another egg scent bottle, same date and maker, with typical screw off cover, height 6cm. (2). Sold for £600 Bonhams. Silver & Objects of Vertu including Flatware, 1 Apr 2009. Knightsbridge www.bonhams.com (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved)
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12 avril 2009

A gold and enamel mounted mother-of-pearl clock with English Royal Provenance, Gordon, London, circa 1840

A gold and enamel mounted mother-of-pearl clock with English Royal Provenance, Gordon, London, the enamel work attributed to A.J. Strachan, circa 1840 fusee and chain movement with lever escapement, plain three-arm steel balance, ruby endstone, the quadrangular mother-of-pearl veneered case mounted with chased gold scrollwork enclosing a monkey, squirrel, and birds of paradise, surrounded by flowers, all highlighted in translucent and shaded enamels, champleve pink and blue enamel dial centered by a bouquet, the back... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2008

David Mlinaric in his own London two-bedroom

David Mlinaric, England's foremost decorator of period interiors, sparingly decorated his own London two-bedroom rental, which faces the Thames. He chose pale blue for the sitting area to complement the silvery light from the river and used mirrors to "probably double or triple the sense of light," he said. A seven-sided glass table by Grillo Demo, an Argentine artist, is at one end of the living area. The fish-scale pattern in the windows acknowledges the river. The kitchen, in granite, steel and white... [Lire la suite]
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11 novembre 2008

'Sisley in England and Wales' @ National Gallery, London

Alfred Sisley, Bridge at Hampton Court, 1874. Wallraf Richartz Museum & Fondation Corboud, Cologne. © Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Cologne. LONDON.- Alfred Sisley (1839–1899) was one of the greatest landscape painters of the 19th century and a leading figure in the Impressionist movement. Yet Sisley, the only ‘Englishman’ among the French Impressionists, remains a relatively unknown figure to many. The National Gallery celebrates the artist and his work with 'Sisley in England and Wales', an exhibition focused entirely on his... [Lire la suite]
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23 octobre 2008

George II Silver-Mounted Ostrich Egg Cup And Cover Mark Of Louis Hamon, London, Circa 1740

George II Silver-Mounted Ostrich Egg Cup And Cover.  Mark Of Louis Hamon, London, Circa 1740 Set on stepped silver pedestal foot, the ostrich cup applied with silver straps and neckmount, the cover with silver trefoil border, straps and ostrich finial, the cup engraved with a crest, marked under base with maker's mark only, the finial probably later. 12 in. (30.5 cm.) high. Price Realized $3,000 Christie's. Important Silver And Objects Of Vertu. 23 October 2008. New York, Rockefeller Plaza. Image Christie's ltd.... [Lire la suite]
09 octobre 2008

The Saatchi Gallery re-open today with "The Revolution Continues: New Chinese Art"

The work of art "Civilization" by Chinese artist Bai Yiluo made in 2007 is shown to the media on October 7, 2008 in Charles Saatchi's new art gallery. Photo: EFE / Andy Rain LONDON.- The Saatchi Gallery is set to re-open in the 70,000 sq. ft. Duke of York HQ building on King's Road, Chelsea on October 9 2008 with an exhibition dedicated to new art from China. The inaugural exhibition entitled The Revolution Continues: New Chinese Art will bring together the work of 30 of China’s leading artists in a cutting edge... [Lire la suite]
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26 septembre 2008

Francis Bacon's Women @ Faggionato Fine Art, London

Installation shots LONDON.-Faggionato Fine Art presents a highly focused examination of portraits of women in Francis Bacon's life: Henrietta Moraes, Isabelle Rawsthorne and Muriel Belcher, on view through October 13. Featuring paintings together with photographs and selected print ephemera, this exhibition illustrates how Bacon painted both women and men with equal passion and intensity. Often working from photographs, such as those taken by photographer John Deakin, Bacon found inspiration in his friends and often used them... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2008

Naiza H. Khan, "The Skin She Wears" @ Rossi & Rossi, London

Naiza Khanarmour lingerie V, 2008 Naiza Khanthe robe, 2008 Rossi & Rossi are delighted to be staging the first solo exhibition in Europe of work by Naiza H. Khan, an acclaimed Pakistani artist who lives and works in Karachi and whose work has been exhibited to much acclaim there as well as in Dubai, Hong Kong, Islamabad, Mumbai and New York. The Skin She Wears will comprise some 15 recent sculptures and drawings and will take place at 16 Clifford Street, London W1, from 24 September to 25 October 2008. For over... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2008

"Something That I’ll Never Really See" @ The Herbert in Coventry, London

Plum from the series Face by Huang Yan, 2004 © Courtesy of the artist/Victoria and Albert Museum , London LONDON.- A fantastic collection of contemporary photographs from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London will take centre stage at The Herbert in Coventry from September 2008. Something That I’ll Never Really See will feature over 30 artists in the new Gallery 1 at the venue which has undergone a £20 million refurbishment and extension in Jordan Well in the city centre. The exhibition, which is organised by the V&A,... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2008

Lucio Fontana, "Beyond Space" @ Imago Art Gallery, London

Lucio Fontana, Concetto Spaziale "Attese". LONDON.- On 18th October, during Frieze Art Week, an important new art gallery – the Imago Art Gallery - opens at 4 Clifford Street in Mayfair. The Imago Art Gallery aims to be an international point of reference for Italian Modern and Contemporary Art in a city that has become the epicentre for top creative and artistic talent worldwide. A spectacular exhibition to launch the new gallery, entitled Beyond Space (18th October to 20th December), will feature over forty museum... [Lire la suite]