13 février 2011

African Scops Owl, Otus senegalensis.

African Scops Owl, Otus senegalensis. Origin: Sub-Saharan Africa - Price: $ 3495.00$ @ http://theevolutionstore.com
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01 janvier 2011

Famille rose @ Christie's Chinese Export Art, 25 January 2011, New York

A large pair of famille rose  jars and covers. Yongzheng-Early Qianlong period. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Very finely enameled in a delicate famille rose palette with a continuous scene of the Yang Family Lady Generals practicing in the rose-trellised courtyard of a palace, two ladies galloping out of the palace gate while court gentleman cheer them on from a balcony above, all below richly colored and patterned lappets issuing blossoms around the shoulders, repeated on the cover centering a blue and gilt lotus... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2010

The Owston Collection of taxidermy birds

An extinct passenger pigeon. photo Bonhams on an L-shaped perch on a grassy base, the five glass case containing an ivorine museum label, 44cm high - Estimate: AUD 8,000 - 12,000, GBP 4,800 - 7,200, USD 7,200 - 11,000 Footnote: Whilst numerous specimens of the passenger pigeon exist in American and European museums, very few are still in private collections, especially one that is in such good condition.Cf. Errol Fuller, Extinct Birds, 1987, p. 112-117, fig 37-41, and plate XXVI.The fate of the passenger pigeon is one of the... [Lire la suite]