Chinese export porcelain at Christie's, NY, Jan 21--subjects include Don Quixote, Peter the Great, & London Hospital
A rare famille rose 'Don Quixote' soup plate, c. 1740, 22.4 cm diameter. From christies.com.
A very rare grisaille 'London Hospital' bowl, second half of the 18th c., 40 cm diameter. From christies.com.
Fabergé, Elephant Automaton presented to King George V by his family, Christmas 1929, c. 1900, silver, gold, guilloché enamel, rose diamonds, cabochon rubies, ivory, 4.8 x 5.1 x 3.2 cm. From royalcollection.org.uk.
Watch the Fabergé elephant move here.
Fabergé (workmaster Mikhail Evlampievich Perkhin), Elephant Automaton, 1892, ivory, gold, diamonds, enamel, brass, nickel, 6.0 x 5.5 x 3.4 cm. Royal Collection Trust, London. From royalcollection.org.uk.
Provenance information from the Royal Collection Trust website:
'Presented to Tsarina Marie Feodorovna by Tsar Alexander III of Russia, Easter 1892; sold by the Soviet Government through the Antikvariat late 1920s; with the dealer Wartski c. 1927-9. Acquired by King George V, 1935.'
19th-century album of Ottoman fashion given to Alexander Alexandrovich Romanov (later Alexander III of Russia) featured on The Public Domain Review
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Marc Chagall, Four Tales from the Arabian Nights: 'So I Came Forth of the Sea...', (M. 40; C. BK. 18), 1948, lithograph printed in colors, printed by Albert Carman, New York, image: 370 by 280 mm 14 5/8 by 11 in, sheet: 425 by 328 mm 16 3/4 by 12 7/8 in. From sothebys.com.
Henri Matisse, Odalisque à la culotte de satin rouge, 1925, lithograph, signed in pencil, numbered 49/50, on China paper, framed, image: 188 by 265 mm 7 3/8 by 10 1/2 in, sheet: 285 by 365 mm 11 1/4 by 14 3/8 in. From sothebys.com.
Andy Warhol, Kimiko, 1981, Screenprint in colors, an artist's proof aside from the numbered edition of 250, on Stonehenge paper, with the blindstamp of the printer, Licht Editions, Ltd., Denver, published by Colorado State University, Department of Art, Fort Collins, sheet: 914 by 914 mm 36 by 36 in. From sothebys.com.
Russian Works of Art Property Sold to Benefit the Acquisition Fund of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Irina Salnikova, Sprouting Arabian Letters, No. 1, 1991, India ink and luminous pigment on paper, 73.7 x 101.6cm. From Bonhams.com.
Irina Salnikova, Sprouting Arabian Letters, No. 2, 1991, India ink and luminous pigment on paper, 105.1 x 74cm. From Bonhams.com.
A Faberge-style hardstone carving of a cossack, 20th century, 22.2 cm high. From Christie's.
Léon Bakst, Stage design for Schéhérazade, 1910, gouache and watercolor with gold highlights on paper, 54.5 x 76 cm. Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. (Photo: Laurent-Sully Jaulmes.) From Charlotte Benton, Tim Benton and Ghislaine Wood (eds), Art Deco 1910-1939, exhibition catalogue, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2003, p. 109.
Early 20th-centry postcards of Asia and the Islamic World in 'The Traveler's Eye: Scenes of Asia,' Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian, Washington, DC, 22 November 2014-31 May 2015
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'Cherry Blossom at Uyeno Park, Tokio.' Japan, early 20th century, picture postcard with hand tinting, unknown publisher. Elizabeth Ridout Collection of Photographs of Japan, Freer|Sackler Archives. From asia.si.edu.
Taj Mahal, Agra, from a painting by Vasily Vereshchagin, 1927, color photomechanical printed postcard; unknown publisher. Myron Bement Smith Collection, Freer|Sackler Archives. From asia.si.edu.
Great Mosque, with al-Askari Shrine in the distance, Samarra, Iraq, first half of 20th century, picture postcard published by A & K Naman, Baghdad. Myron Bement Smith Collection, Freer|Sackler Archives. From asia.si.edu.
Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey, first half of 20th century, color photomechanical printed postcard, unknown publisher. Myron Bement Smith Collection, Freer|Sackler Archives. From asia.si.edu.
'Smyrne. Caravanne de Chameaux.,' Turkey, early 20th century, color photomechanical printed postcard published by Sarantopoulos, Smyrna. Myron Bement Smith Collection, Freer|Sackler Archives. From asia.si.edu.
Nikoo Paydar has a PhD in art history from the Courtauld Institute, London.