Antiquities

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery presents One Man’s Search for Ancient China. The Paul Singer Collection

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery presents One Man’s Search for Ancient China. The Paul Singer Collection

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery presents One Man’s Search for Ancient China. The Paul Singer Collection, an exhibition on view Jan. 19–July 7, 2013. Paul Singer’s apartment in Summit, New Jersey, 1997. Photo by John Tsantes. The Singer collection is particularly strong in ancient ceramics, metalwork, and jades. He referred to Chinese archaeological findings as a […]

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Renaissance gold and silver bequeathed to Ashmolean Museum

Renaissance gold and silver bequeathed to Ashmolean Museum

A collection of nearly 500 items of renaissance gold and silver has been bequeathed to Oxford University’s Ashmolean Museum by the late collector Michael Wellby. The collection which includes a rare lapis lazuli bowl, made by Dutch goldsmith Paulus van Vianen is valued at £3million. Lapis Lazuli Bowl.© Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford. A selection […]

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Harvard Art Museums open In Harmony. The Norma Jean Calderwood Collection of Islamic Art,

Harvard Art Museums open In Harmony. The Norma Jean Calderwood Collection of Islamic Art,

Harvard Art Museums present In Harmony. The Norma Jean Calderwood Collection of Islamic Art, an exhibition on display January 31–June 1, 2013. Afrasiyab and Siyavush Embrace, folio from a manuscript of the Shahnama by Firdawsi Iran, Tabriz, Safavid period, 1520–40 Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum This special exhibition showcases some 150 works from the […]

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) presents Early American Silver from the Cahn Collection

Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) presents Early American Silver from the Cahn Collection

Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) presents A Handsome Cupboard of Plate. Early American Silver from the Cahn Collection in an exhibition on display through March 24, 2013. The exhibition explores the development of silver craftsmanship for household use in colonial America, with emphasis on the makers and their distinctive styles. A fully illustrated catalogue accompanies […]

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Frick Collection opens Precision and Splendor. Clocks and Watches

Frick Collection opens Precision and Splendor. Clocks and Watches

The Frick Collection opens Precision and Splendor. Clocks and Watches, an exhibition on view January 23, 2013 to February 2, 2014. Mantel Clock with Study and Philosophy, movement by Renacle-Nicolas Sotiau (1749−1791), figures after Simon-Louis Boizot (1743–1809), c. 1785−90, patinated and gilt bronze, marble, enameled metal, and glass, H.: 22 inches, Horace Wood Brock Collection. […]

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National Museum of Scotland opens Vikings!

National Museum of Scotland presents Vikings, an exhibition on view 18 January – 12 May 2013. This outstanding exhibition shows more than 500 objects from the world-renowned collections of the Swedish History Museum in Stockholm. Rarely seen outside Scandinavia, these artefacts show the Vikings in a new light. The building of the new Museum of […]

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Detroit Institute of Arts displays Collection of early American Silver after 10 Years in Storage

Detroit Institute of Arts displays Collection of early American Silver after 10 Years in Storage

The collection, which features work by the famed Boston silversmith and patriot Paul Revere, has been a must-see for generations of Detroit school children. The collection will be on view beginning Jan. 17. Sugar Basket, Paul Revere, about 1780, silver. Detroit Institute of Arts 35.40 The collection was relegated to storage in 2002 when the […]

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