19 septembre 2020

The Collection of James and Marilynn Alsdorf Goes up for Auction in New York

James and Marilynn Alsdorf, pictured in Miami in 1950. Photograph courtesy of the consignor For renowned Chicago collectors and philanthropists James and Marilynn Alsdorf, collecting art represented a unique opportunity for exploration, adventure, and the pursuit of beauty. ‘We looked for objects,’ Marilynn said, ‘to delight our eyes and our souls.’ Over the course of their four-decade marriage, the couple assembled a remarkable collection of artworks and objects spanning all eras and areas of the world. ‘The Alsdorf Collection is... [Lire la suite]

31 août 2018

A Longquan celadon pear-shaped vase, Northern Song dynasty, early 11th century

Lot 1308. A Longquan celadon pear-shaped vase, Northern Song dynasty, early 11th century; 8 3/8 in. (21.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 11,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The heavily potted body rises from the slightly spreading foot to the lipped rim, and is covered with a crackle-suffused glaze of sea-green color shading to brownish green. Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co., New York, 23 September 2004. Peter Scheinman (1932-2017) Collection, New York. ... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2017

Dish with Ducks and Water Plants, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127), early 11th century

Dish with Ducks and Water Plants, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127), early 11th century. Ding ware; porcelain with underglaze carved and incised decoration. H. 5.1 cm (2 in.); diam. 21.6 cm (8 1/2 in.). Lucy Maud Buckingham Collection, 1926.297. Art Institute of Chicago ©2015 The Art Institute of Chicago
25 juin 2016

Smithsonian's Sackler Gallery Presents First Major U.S. Exhibition of Qur'ans

 Qur’an. Calligrapher: Ali b. Mahmud al-Havavi; Iran, Tabriz, Safavid period, January 15, 1516; Ink, color, and gold on paper; Each page 41 × 29cm; Istanbul, Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts, TIEM 232. Photo Hadiye Cangokce / Istanbul, Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts The first major exhibition of Qur'ans (Korans) in the U.S., "The Art of the Qur'an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts," will open at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Oct. 15 and continue through Feb. 20,... [Lire la suite]
13 juillet 2013

Two Square Mirrors, China, Liao dynasty (907-1125) of Cleveland Museum of Art

Square Mirror with Floral and Coin Motifs, early 10th Century - early 12th Century. China, Liao dynasty (907-1125) - Song dynasty (960-1279), bronze, Overall - h:0.50 w:10.50 l:10.50 cm (h:3/16 w:4 1/8 l:4 1/8 inches) Wt: 100.5 g Rim - h:0.25 cm (h:1/16 inches). Gift of Drs. Thomas and Martha Carter in Honor of Sherman E. Lee 1995.371 © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art. Square Mirror with Wan Symbol, early 11th century, China, Liao dynasty (907-1125), Taiping period (1020-1030), bronze, Overall - h:0.90 w:12.50 l:12.50 cm... [Lire la suite]