17 juillet 2009

Two 'One Hundred Antiques' porcelains, Xuande Marks,18th Century & Kangxi

A pair of café-au-lait glazed porcelain bowls with famille verte decoration. Xuande Marks,18th Century The coffee brown glaze applied to the exterior walls as the ground for 'One Hundred Antiques' painted in brilliantly hued enamels also used for the ribboned Daoist symbols on the interior six-character marks in underglaze blue (hairline crack to one bowl). 6 1/8in (15.5cm) diameter - Estimate: $1,200 - 1,500 A famille verte enameled export porcelain covered jar. Kangxi Its cover and cylindrical walls displaying... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2009

Recent work by London taxidermy artist Kelly McCallum @ New York gallery R 20th Century

"I am interested in the stories of how things age, how they decay or are preserved, are forgotten, covered in shrouds of grime, only to be found again and given new meanings by our own sentimentality. Taxidermy seeks to preserve life by celebrating death: it is a strange half-live, a suspension, an illusion. Insects on the other hand, through their lives, destroy this illusion: they feed on death, breaking down, demolishing, creating movement from a silent tableau, forcing change and action." Kelly McCallum ... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2009

'The Brilliant Line: Following the Early Modern Engraver, 1480-1650' @ The RISD Museum of Art

Albrecht Dürer. The Large Horse, 1505. Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth PROVIDENCE, RI.- The RISD Museum of Art presents The Brilliant Line: Following the Early Modern Engraver, 1480-1650, featuring 85 objects from the RISD Museum’s outstanding collection of Renaissance and Baroque prints—until now unpublished and rarely viewed—as well as objects from major public institutions such as the National Gallery of Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Visitors to the exhibition will receive a privileged view into this prized... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2009

Ruby and diamond jewelry @ Sotheby's

Ruby and diamond bracelet, Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1920 The articulated open work band centrally set with seven cabochon rubies, highlighted with circular- and single-cut diamonds, length approximately 180mm, signed Van Cleef & Arpels and numbered, French assay and maker's marks.Estimate 40,000—60,000 GBP. Sold 48,050 GBP Ruby and diamond bracelet, circa 1960 Of intertwining design set with a central line of circular-cut diamonds within borders of pear-shaped and circular-cut rubies, further set with... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2009

'The Discovery of Spain | British Artists and Collectors: Goya to Picasso' @ the National Gallery of Scotland

Lady in a Fur Wrap by El Greco © Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums), The Stirling Maxwell Collection, Pollok House EDINBURGH.- A spectacular celebration of Spanish culture will bring some Mediterranean colour to Edinburgh this summer, as the National Gallery of Scotland unveils the highlight of its festival programme for 2009. The Discovery of Spain will explore the fascination for Spanish art and culture in nineteenth and early twentieth-century Britain, and examine the taste of Hispanophile collectors and artists.... [Lire la suite]