21 juin 2014

Art Antiques London wins praise and delivers sales in Kensington Gardens

A Rock Crystal Carved In The Form Of A Feather Set With Diamonds exhibited by Grima, United Kingdom at Art Antiques London.  LONDON.- Art Antiques London had much to celebrate when its doors closed on Wednesday 18th June after eight very exciting days. The Fair acted as a magnet for collectors and connoisseurs with notable sales to younger buyers, with many established buyers visiting the Fair, and museum curators out in force. The central location in Kensington Gardens next to the Albert Memorial is one of Art Antiques... [Lire la suite]
06 juin 2014

The Morgan Library and Museum exhibits masterpieces from Oxford's famed Bodleian Library

William Shakespeare (1564–1616), Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies (The First Folio) London: printed by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount, 1623, Arch. G c.7 The Bodleian Library, Oxford. NEW YORK, NY.- The Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford holds one of the greatest collections of books and manuscripts in the world. Marks of Genius: Treasures from the Bodleian Library, on view at the Morgan Library & Museum from June 6 to September 14, celebrates more than two thousand years of the creative genius of authors,... [Lire la suite]

27 mai 2014

Sam Fogg at Master Drawings and Sculpture Week

Saint Matthew with an Angel, Spain,, Catalonia, c. 1450-60, 42.5 x 16.5 x 11.3; alabaster. Sam Fogg. Copyright © Master Drawings and Sculpture Week Virgin and Child Enthroned, France, Paris, c. 1380, 66 x 42 x 19 cm; Limestone, traces of polychromy. Sam Fogg. Copyright © Master Drawings and Sculpture Week Sam Fogg. 15D Clifford Street, London W1S 4JZ. Tel: +44 (0)20 7534 2100 - Fax: +44 (0)20 7534 2122 - Email: info@samfogg.com  - Web: www.samfogg.com
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12 avril 2014

Relief of the Holy Family, Renaissance, attributed to D. SILOE (Diego de Siloé, Burgos 1495-1563 Granada), Spain, 16th century

Relief of the Holy Family, Renaissance, attributed to D. SILOE (Diego de Siloé, Burgos 1495-1563 Granada), Spain, 16th century. Photo Koller Auctions Wood, carved in relief and painted. Mary nursing the Christ Child, flanked by Joseph, John as a Child and Anne. In a shaped wood frame. Original, virtually untouched paint. 65x90 cm. Estimate CHF 25,000 / 45,000 | € 20,830 / 37,490. Sold for CHF 54,000. Provenance: private collection, Lugano. Expertise: Prof. Ferdinando Bologna, Rome, 27 July 1976.  ... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2014

Dallas Museum of Art is the exclusive venue outside of Europe of exhibition of Islamic art and culture

Inkwell, ca 1275 AD. Al Jazira or West Persia. Copper alloy, gold, silver, and lead. Height: 5.9 cm. Furusiyya Art Foundation, Liechtenstein. Photo © Noel Adams DALLAS, TX.- From March 30 through June 29, 2014, the Dallas Museum of Art will host Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World. The DMA is the only venue outside of Europe to host this international touring exhibition of Islamic art and culture co-organized by the DMA and the Focus-Abengoa Foundation. Critically acclaimed by such publications as The Financial... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2014

Deborah Elvira @ TEFAF Maastricht. 2014

Pendant. Gold filigree and pearls; 11 x 11,5 cm. Spain, circa 1670. Photo courtesy Deborah Elvira A two part filigree structure in a bow shape, covered in pearls, with a cluster of bigger gems in the middle. This type of jewel, known in Spanish as corbatas were popular towards the end of the 17th century, set either with pearls or gemstones (see the portrait of María Luisa de Orléans, by Carreño de Miranda, in the Royal Monastery of Guadalupe ). However, examples like this are rare as such delicate work is so fragile that it has... [Lire la suite]


09 février 2014

Pendant depicting the monogram of the Virgin, Spain, about 1600-1630

Pendant depicting the monogram of the Virgin, in enamelled gold, lapis-lazuli, and paste (glass), made in Spain, about 1600-1630. Victoria & Albert Museum, London © V&A Images.
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09 février 2014

Pendant with Christ, Spain, 17th century

Pendant with Christ, Spain, 17th century © 2000-2012, The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, UK. Collections Gold, set with emeralds and two diamonds and a carved mother-of-pearl figure of Christ on a background of gold, engraved and enamelled in translucent green (basse-taille enamelling). The back enamelled in opaque white, pink and black and set with an enamelled plaque in blue pink and grey-black of the virgin and child. Circular with a bow at the top.
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05 novembre 2013

Hispano-Moresque Albarello, Spain, 15th century

Hispano-Moresque Albarello, Spain, 15th century. Photo courtesy Amir Mohtashemi Ltd Dimensions (height): 18 x 11cm.  ASIAN ART IN LONDON. 31st October - 9th November 2013. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. Amir Mohtashemi. Phone +44 (0)20 7937 4422 - Email info@amirmohtashemi.com - Website www.amirmohtashemi.com
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15 septembre 2013

The Spanish Matador. A series of portraits featuring matadors, taken in and around Madrid, Spain by Jeff Martin

The Spanish Matador. A series of portraits featuring matadors, taken in and around Madrid, Spain  by Jeff Martin (c) Jeff Martin (source http://www.behance.net)
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