Fine Art Paintings

John Bennett, ceramic vases, circa. 1880. (Photo courtesy The Preservation Society of Newport County)

Winter Antiques Show benefitting South Bronx

The Winter Antiques Show, slated for Jan. 25-Feb. 3, 2013, celebrates its 59th year as America’s most distinguished antiques show, featuring exceptional objects exhibited by 73 specialists in American, English, European and Asian fine and decorative arts from antiquity through the 1960s. All net proceeds from the show benefit East Side House Settlement and...

This 16th century copper alloy figure of Syamatara, a bodhisattva dressed in bejeweled raiment inlaid with many turquoise cabochons, sold for $32,500 (against an estimate of $4,000 to $6,000) at Bonhams Oct. 2, 2012. (Photo courtesy Bonhams)

Eastern Artifacts: Eastern art and culture inspire and excite collectors in the West

Asian art in any form offers a unique blend of the decorative and the functional. The richness of the materials and treatments utilized transforms even “everyday” objects into dazzling works of art. Among the myriad of items receiving this Cinderella treatment: bowls, vases, planters, chess sets, snuff bottles, rugs, robes, tapestries, tables, trays, jars,...