25 décembre 2010

Dale Chihuly, “Macchia”, “Seaform”, “Persian” & “Venetian” vase

Dale Chihuly, “Macchia” form with lime lip wrap, designed circa. 1986, executed 2001. photo Philips de Pury & Co Colored blown glass. 10 in. (25.4 cm) high  Underside incised with “Chihuly/pp 01.” ESTIMATE $5,000-7,000 - SOLD AT $10,000 Dale Chihuly, “Seaform” with forest green lip wrap, designed circa. 1980, executed 1994. photo Philips de Pury & Co Colored blown glass. 7 1/5 x 15 x 7 1/2 in. (18.3 x 38.1 x 19.1 cm).  Underside incised with “Chihuly/pp 94.” ESTIMATE $3,500-4,500 - SOLD AT... [Lire la suite]
21 décembre 2010

Peacock on Menu in Century Old Persian Recipe for Sale @ Bonhams Indian and Islamic Sale in London

The Persian manuscript was commissioned by Muhammad Quli Khan-e Qajar Quyunlu, Majd al-Sultaneh. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- Bonhams next sale of Indian and Islamic Art on January 19th 2011 in New Bond Street, features a 19th century recipe manuscript that offers a fascinating insight into the preparation of various dishes in Qajar Persia, more than a century ago. Commissioned by Muhammad Quli Khan-e Qajar Quyunlu, Majd al-Sultaneh (d. 1905), this Persian manuscript is a slim volume of 37 folios, written in a wonderfully elegant... [Lire la suite]