Bonhams Arts of the Samurai sale, Oct. 16, 2012 in New York features 200 examples of Samurai armor, helmets, swords, sword fittings and folding screens at a range of price points. One key lot is a Myochin iron eccentrically shaped helmet (kawari kabuto), by Myochin Muneyasu, dated 1789.
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco is hosting “The Cult of Beauty through June 17, 2012,” as the first major exhibition devoted to the entire material output inspired by the Aesthetic Movement.
A handy chart to determine the registration date of English ceramics produced during the Aesthetic Period from 1855 to 1900 with examples. This ‘registry mark’ is the equivalent of the American patent numbering system.
The design behind Aesthetic Movement ceramics is gaining new popularity in 2012 with a new museum exhibit and better-than-expected sales in Europe and the United States. No other medium reflects the diversity and personality of the movement than its ceramics. Objects and forms are as functional as they are unpredictable, colorful, and, well, just...