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Tag: Persian

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    Ancient Artifacts, Coins, & Islamic Art Sale

    In ancient Rome, images of both mortal and divine children were common. Children appear on Roman tomb monuments, imperial state art, and furnishings of the home. Parents would commission portraits and statues of their deceased children as a remembrance. One of the highlighted lots in the upcoming Ancient Artifacts, Coins,…

    Large Ancient Roman North Africa Red Clay Bowl c.2nd century AD.
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    Fine Art, Furniture and Decorative Art

    In this Fine Art, Furniture, and Decorative Art auction, offered by Gray’s Auctioneers, a Persian Tabriz silk rug will be featured. Tabriz rugs come from the famous carpet making center of Iran. These carpets reached their height during the 12th through the 16th centuries. Highlighted is a more contemporary Kashmir…

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    English & Continental Furniture, Silver & Decorative Arts

    Silverware underwent many changes during the reign of George III. During his first few years in power, George II-style silver was still in use. It was only after the American Revolution that silverware returned to simpler forms from the Queen Anne period. After 1790, the demand for intricate designs was…

    Royal Interest- George III Sterling Silver Sugar Vase
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    Islamic and Indian Art

    M.F. Husain’s Mother Teresa is one of the highlighted lots in the upcoming Islamic and Indian Art auction, presented by Bonhams. The painting depicts a faceless Mother Teresa nestling a child and a dove of peace. Gradations of the night sky permeate her hollow form. First appearing in Husain’s paintings around 1980,…

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    Furniture & Decorative Arts Auction

    O’Gallerie will present fine art, jewelry, furniture, and more in the upcoming Furniture & Decorative Arts Auction. A bronze sculpture by David Manuel is among the key lots. A self-taught artist, Manuel is best known for his statue series of John Wayne. His sculptures tackle issues related to American expansionism. To…

    WILLIAM MELLOR (United Kingdom, 1851-1931) oil on
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    Interiors @1600

    Chippendale furniture takes its name from Thomas Chippendale, an 18th-century cabinetmaker. He combined Gothic, Rococo, and Chinese techniques to create his furniture with wooded lattices, broad chair seats, and fretwork. The style became popular from 1750 to 1780 in England and the American colonies. Chippendale’s book, The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker’s…

    French School (late 19th - early 20th Century), , Rue de Village
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    DuMouchelles Friday, May 15th Auction

    From the 1750s to date, the Chippendale style has been popular in furniture design. It is characterized by simple and elegant designs, a departure from the French Rococo style. Its popularity helped Thomas Chippendale become one of the leading cabinetmakers of the 18th century. The upcoming DuMouchelles auction features a…

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    Country Americana & Decorative Arts Auction

    During the 18th and 19th centuries, indoor plumbing was a rarity. To maintain basic hygiene, dry sinks were considered a kitchen and washroom essential. The construction of dry sinks was simple, typically involving a hardwood cabinet with a basin on top. Available in the upcoming Country Americana & Decorative Arts…

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    Premier and Emporium Auctions

    Luxury watch manufacturer Jaeger-LeCoultre introduced the Master Control in 1992. With its launch, the firm also introduced a rigorous testing period of 1,000 hours. Product accuracy and resistance to temperature, air pressure, shocks, magnetic fields, and water resistance is assessed. The Master Control became the first watch to undergo the…

    Girolamo Savonarola Medal
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    Spring Major Fine Art and Asian Auction

    Felicie Waldo Howell was best known for her marine landscapes. Her early works captured interiors and nature scenes. The upcoming Spring Major Fine Art and Asian Auction, presented by Sarasota Estate Auction, features an oil painting titled Washington Square by Howell. The Impressionist palette painting is an example of her…

    Spring Major Fine Art and Asian Auction Sarasota Estate Auction
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    African & Oceanic Art, Antiquities and Natural History

    Python was one of two vase painters from ancient Italy whose names have survived with their works. Python painted in the red-figure style, largely capturing traditional mythological and Dionysian themes. Two known signed works by Python reside in the British Museum and the Paestum Museum. Highlighted in the upcoming African…

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    Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets Online

    Skinner will bring over 400 Turkish, Caucasian, Persian, and Chinese rugs to auction in the upcoming online sale. Among the featured items is a room-sized Bakshaish carpet from the 1880s. Made in today’s northwestern Iran, Bakshaish rugs are known for their rustic, tribal influences and noteworthy craftsmanship. This decorative carpet…

    Serapi Carpet
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    April Fine Estate Auction

    Frederick Judd Waugh was a marine painter and camouflage artist for the U.S. Navy during World War I. A member of the National Academy of Design, Waugh is best known for his dramatic depictions of crashing surf. The upcoming April Fine Estate Auction, presented by Briggs Auction, features two oil on…

    Pair of Nanna Ditzel Lounge Chairs
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    Eclectic Collection of Estates Worldwide

    When sculptor and Pop artist Ernest Trova created his signature humanoid figure, The Falling Man, he told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "The figure is a personal hypothetical theory on the nature of man. I believe that man is, first of all, an imperfect creature.” In 1969, Pace Editions published a set…

    Ernest Trova (American.1927-2009) Falling Man Manscapes Portfolio
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    Carpets and Textiles Online

    Featured in the upcoming Carpets and Textiles online auction is a Persian Tabriz carpet. This rug was likely made in the city of Tabriz, one of the oldest rug weaving centers in present-day northwest Iran. It bears a pattern of flowers and hexagons in shades of brown, tan, and black.…

    Carpets and Textiles Online
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    Country and Estate Auction Day 1

    Painter Hugh Bolton Jones was known for his landscapes of New England. Initially a Hudson River School painter, it was the influence of Alexander Harrison that led Jones to adopt a Tonalist style. The upcoming auction, presented by Duane Merrill & Company, features one of the artist’s oil landscape paintings.…

    Spice Box & Swing Handle Ferkin
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    Paintings, Furniture, Decorative Arts & Fine Rugs

    Early Buddhist writings were based on the Indian cultural concept of a Universal Monarch (Chakravartin). They frequently described the physical appearance of the Buddha with 112 distinguishing characteristics. These features included an oval on the top of the head, three curved horizontal lines on the neck, and a Dharma Wheel…

    Important Tibetan Gilt Bronze Seated Buddha
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    Woody Auction's First American Brilliant Cut Glass Auction Of 2020 Will Be Held March 27-28 Online And In Douglass, Kan.

    The public unreserved two-day sale will feature several important collections in Woody Auction’s Auction Hall at 130 East Third Street. ABCG round dresser box in a solid gold color with gilt metal fittings, attributed to Union Cut Glass and purchased from the Julian De Cordova Museum in Lincoln, Mass, 3…

    ABCG round dresser box in a solid gold color with gilt metal fittings, attributed to Union Cut Glass and purchased from the Julian De Cordova Museum in Lincoln,
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    Spring Estates & Modern Art Auction

    The first Rolex 6542 GMT-Master was introduced in 1954 to fulfill Pan-Am Airlines’ request of a watch that could simultaneously display two time zones at once. A 24-hour hand and a rotating bezel were included in the original model. The GMT-Master was named after the Greenwich Mean Time, which could…

    James Houston for Steuben Thistle Rock w/Box
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    Asian, European & American Decorative Arts & Rugs

    Gray’s Auctioneers will offer the upcoming Asian, European & American Decorative Arts & Rugs auction, which includes almost 300 lots. In this sale, a KPM porcelain plaque, a Chinese hall bench, and a Japanese table can be found. Other lots of interest include a red Persian Turkoman wool rug, an…

    A Chinese Glass and Porcelain Flowering Tree