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]
01 août 2010

"Imagining the Past in France, 1250-1500" @ J. Paul Getty Museum

Jean Fouquet, Des cas des nobles hommes et femmes, about 1460. Tempera on parchment, 39.8 x 29.5 cm. Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich, Germany, Ms. Cod. Gall. 6 LOS ANGELES, CA.- History played such an integral role in defining national identity in France throughout the high Middle Ages that some of the finest illumination of the period is located within the covers of history manuscripts. On view in the Exhibitions Pavilion at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, November 16, 2010 through February 6, 2011, Imagining... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2009

Sotheby's Sale to Include a Rare Manuscript Containing the Earliest Depictions of Joan of Arc

Three illustrations thought to be the earliest representations of Joan of Arc (lot 26, est. £1-1.5 million). Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Sotheby’s London sale of Western Manuscripts on Tuesday 7th July 2009 has a combined total sale estimate of £3 million and will include the sale of Medieval Illuminated Miniatures from the Collection of the Late Eric Korner. The highlight of the various-owner sale is a stunningly illustrated manuscript dating to the mid-15th century which has surfaced for the first time in half a century, and... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2009

Illuminated folio from a manuscript with bodhisattva in kashmiri style. Paper, pigment, gold, ink. West Tibet. 11th century

Illuminated folio from a manuscript with bodhisattva in kashmiri style. Paper, pigment, gold, ink. West Tibet. 11th century cm. 68 x 24 (26 3/4 x 9 1/2 in.) (all text, images © Carlo Cristi) NEW YORK ASIA WEEK 2009. Carlo Cristi Via Moscati 6 Milano 20154, Italy. Tel: +39 023491528 - Fax: +39 023491528 - Email: carlocristi@tin.it
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