19 juillet 2015

South Italian, 19th century, Beachcombery rhinoceros surmounted by an armed devil

South Italian, 19th century, Beachcombery rhinoceros surmounted by an armed devil. Estimation  15,000 — 20,000 GBP.  Lot. Unsold. Photo Sotheby's coral, shell, gilt wood and lacquer mounted on a wood core, further incorporating glass, engraved copper, cold painted metal, a boar's tusk, tassels, rock crystal, metal thread, cloth, and a plaster cameo of Louis XVI in profile, all mounted using tinted gesso; 65 by 54.5 by 36.5cm., 25 5/8  by 21 3/8  by 14 3/8 in. Note: A very... [Lire la suite]

25 juin 2014

"Curious Beasts: Animal Prints from the British Museum" on view at Ferens Art Gallery

Albrecht Dürer, Rhinoceros, woodcut printed with an olive green tone block, 1515, printed after 1620 © The Trustees of the British Museum HULL.- This touring exhibition explores our enduring curiosity about the animal world through the beautiful and bizarre imagery found in prints of the 15th to the early 19th centuries in the British Museum’s collection.  The exhibition features prints by well-known artists including Albrecht Dürer, Francisco de Goya and George Stubbs, alongside lesser known and rarely seen... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2014

Koller Zurich announces Spring auctions including the sale of Jan Gossaert's "Virgin and Child"

Jan Gossaert, Virgin and child. Ca. 1530. Oil on panel. 44,5x34 cm. CHF 1,8/ 2,2 Mio.  ZURICH.- On the occasion of its spring auctions of paintings by Old Masters from 24-29 March 2014, Koller Auctions will be presenting the painting «Virgin and Child» by Jan Gossaert (1478-1532). This painting is one of the last works by the Dutch Renaissance Master that is held in a private collection, and is estimated at CHF 1.8-2.2 million. The Books and Autographs auction on 29 March impresses with significant manuscripts by René... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2013

Rhinoceros & Elephant. Historiae naturalis de quadrupedibus libri, 1657

Rhinoceros. Historiae naturalis de quadrupedibus libri : c. 4, pt. 1-3 [1657]. Amstelodami :Apud Ioannem Iacobi Fil. Schipper,MDCLVII [1657] Biodiversitylibrary. Biodivlibrary. BHL. Biodiversity Heritage Library Elephant. Historiae naturalis de quadrupedibus libri : c. 4, pt. 1-3 [1657]. Amstelodami :Apud Ioannem Iacobi Fil. Schipper,MDCLVII [1657] Biodiversitylibrary. Biodivlibrary. BHL. Biodiversity Heritage Library
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27 mai 2013

"Curiosity: Art and the Pleasures of Knowing" opens at Turner Contemporary

Joseph Mallord Turner, Peacock, from The Farnley Book of Birds, c.1816, Leeds Museums and Galleries / The Bridgeman Art Library. MARGATE.- Curiosity: Art and the Pleasures of Knowing is a startling exhibition that moves wittily, sometimes mysteriously, between contemporary art, anatomy, Old Master drawings, the history of criminology, Cold War secrets, the origins of museums and voyeurism in everyday life. Taking as a starting point the cabinets of curiosities that flourished throughout Europe in the 17th century, Curiosity is a... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2012

Vessel in form of a rhinoceros. Yuan dynasty, 1270-1300. Jingdezhen kilns, south China

Vessel in form of a rhinoceros. Yuan dynasty, 1270-1300. Jingdezhen kilns, south China. Porcelain with bluish (qingbai) glaze. Height: 11.5 cm, Length: 19 cm. Museum no. C.418-1923 [2007]. Victoria & Albert Museum, London © V&A Images Bibliographic References: Kerr, Rose. Song dynasty ceramics. London:V&A Publications, 2004, plate 105 The Yuan (1271-1368) is the dynasty when China was ruled by Mongol emperors. Kilns became bigger to take advantage of economy of scale and were... [Lire la suite]

06 mars 2012

A very rare silvery bronze octalobed mirror with rhinoceroses. Tang dynasty (618-907)

A very rare silvery bronze octalobed mirror with rhinoceroses. Tang dynasty (618-907). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Of kuihua (sunflower) shape, finely cast in relief with two rhinoceroses with textured hide facing each other across the central knob positioned below a stand of bamboo growing within a trellis fence flanked by two flowering plants and hovering insects, with further insects hovering above a plant rising from rippling water below, which is also flanked by two flowering plants, the reverse... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2011

Pair of silver mounted rhinoceros foot wine coolers. Early 20th century

Pair of silver mounted rhinoceros foot wine coolers. Early 20th century. Photo Lyon & Turnbull each specimen with an unmarked silver mounted collar with a scalloped edge, and fitted with a removable green painted zinc liner (2);  20cm high -  Estimate £500-700. Lyon & Turnbull. Fine Antiques. 7 Dec 2011 11:00. Edinburgh www.lyonandturnbull.com
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15 novembre 2010

Three rhinoceros trophies head by Rowland Ward

A rare adult Javan rhinoceros trophy head by Rowland Ward © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd a shoulder mount, 72cm high (28" high) - Sold for AUD 108,000 A black rhinoceros trophy head by Rowland Ward © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd a neck mount of either a near adult male or a female, horns 43cm and 23cm high, 80cm high (17" and 9" high, 31.5" high) - Sold for AUD 100,800 Bonhams. The Owston Collection, 25 Jun 2010 to 26 Jun 2010. The Overseas Passenger Terminal, Sydney www.bonhams.com An... [Lire la suite]
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05 août 2009

Les Rhinoceros de Salvador Dali

"Le rhinocéros est le coffre-fort de la  connaissance au niveau de l'animal, un coffre-fort massif, plus sculpté et  travaillé qu'une plaque de bronze". Salvador Dali et Louis Pauwels, Les Passions selon Dali   PHILIPPE HALSMAN (1906-1979) , Dali and Rhinoceros, 1981, gelatin silver print, printed later. copyright credit stamp, titled and annotated in unknown hand in pencil on verso, 10 5/8 x 12½in. (27 x 31.7cm.) Estimate£1,000 - £1,500. Sold  £1,500 @ Christies London, Photographs. 26 November... [Lire la suite]