24 juin 2009

Indianaplis Museum of Art, Asian Art Highlights : Saddled horse, Tang dynasty

Saddled horse, Tang dynasty, 700s, earthenware with lead glaze, 26 x 27 in. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lilly. photo Indianaplis Museum of Art Size indicates that this horse was made for someone from the highest ranks of society. Horses were highly valued for the military and for activities such as polo. The most prized horses were the tall and powerful breeds, descendents of the "dragon seed" imported from the West. The Tang dynasty began with 5,000 horses and 50 years later boasted herds numbering 706,000. ... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2009

Pablo Picasso, Bull, 1957

Pablo Picasso, Bull, 1957 Red earthenware plate painted in black and clear glaze, diameter: 14 5/8 in. (37.1 cm)  inscribed Edition Picasso, Madoura, N. 107 and numbered 78/250, with the Edition Picasso and Madoura Plein Feu pottery stamps on the underside, felt pads along the underside rim, two dark spots in the center underside, otherwise in very good condition. Est. $4,000-6,000 LITERATURE Alain Ramié 392 Philips de Pury. Modern ans Contemporay Editions. June 2 2009; New York www.phillipsdepury.com
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01 juin 2009

Pablo Picasso, Picador, 1952

Pablo Picasso, Picador, 1952 Partially glazed white earthenware plate painted in black, diameter: 8 1/4 in. (21 cm)  from the edition of 500, inscribed Edition Picasso and with the Edition Picasso and Madoura Plein Feu pottery stamps on the underside, in very good condition. Est. $1,500-2,500 LITERATURE Alain Ramié 160 Philips de Pury. Modern ans Contemporay Editions. June 2 2009; New York www.phillipsdepury.com
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01 mai 2009

A Beatrice Wood luster glazed earthenware sculpture: Orpheus, Homage to Cocteau

A Beatrice Wood luster glazed earthenware sculpture: Orpheus, Homage to Cocteau Modeled as a blowfish, signed in blue BEATO.  height 10in (25.5cm). Estimate: $4,000 - 6,000 Bonhams. The Severin Wunderman Collection, 6 May 2009. 580 Madison Avenue, New York www.bonhams.com (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved)