Edward Bowring Stephens, after John Gibson, produced by Copeland & Garrett for the Art Union of London, “Narcissus,” 1846, Parian porcelain. Collection of Stephen Parks. In 1846, the pottery firm Copeland & Garrett launched the commercial use of Parian porcelain with this figure. The development of this dense porcelain accelerated the small-scale replication of famous statuary for display in middle-class homes. 

Sculpture Victorious: Art In An Age Of Invention, 1837–1901 At Yale Center For British Art

NEW HAVEN, CONN. — What is not to love about a 6-foot-tall majolica elephant? Topped by an architectonic howdah, it is actually an “Elephant and Castle,” a widely recognized symbol of British strength with Nineteenth Century Raj overtones. Minton made a pair of these bad boys for its joint display with Thomas Goode at the 1889 Exposition Universelle in Paris. This fantastic, emblematic art object is one of many celebrated in “Sculpture Victorious.” Astonishingly, this is the first exhibition ever mounted to offer a comprehensive survey of Victorian sculpture.It will be on view at the Yale Center for British Art (YCBA) through November 30 and at London’s Tate Britain beginning in February. ... Read more

Edward Bowring Stephens, after John Gibson, produced by Copeland & Garrett for the Art Union of London, “Narcissus,” 1846, Parian porcelain. Collection of Stephen Parks. In 1846, the pottery firm Copeland & Garrett launched the commercial use of Parian porcelain with this figure. The development of this dense porcelain accelerated the small-scale replication of famous statuary for display in middle-class homes. 

Antiques Shows

Bigger Is Better In Baltimore

Several hours prior to the opening of the 34th annual Baltimore Summer Antiques Show, August 21–24, diehard shoppers and antiques enthusiasts began forming a line awaiting admission to this colossal show featuring more than 500 dealers. As the opening at noon approac... Read more

Trade News

‘Exclusion/Inclusion’ To Open At New-York Historical Society Sept. 26

A major exhibition at the New-York Historical Society will explore the Chinese American experience September 26 through next May. “Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion” will interpret the legacy of Chinese in the Unit... Read more

Amon Carter Museum To Present ‘George Caleb Bingham & The River’

On October 2, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art will present “Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River,” an exhibition featuring 16 iconic river paintings and 50 preparatory drawings by George Caleb Bingham (1811–1... Read more

Thomas Hart Benton’s ‘America Today’ Mural Opens At The Met September 30

Missouri native Thomas Hart Benton (1889–1975) painted a ten-panel mural cycle in 1930–31 for New York’s New School for Social Research to adorn the boardroom of its International Style Modernist building on West 12th Street. Depicting a ... Read more

Auction Action

Painting Sets Record At Tokyo Chuo Auction

Tokyo Chuo Auction concluded its autumn sales September 4–6 at Tokyo Dome Hotel with robust results. Bidding was frenzied throughout the three-day sale, driving the prices of many lots well above their estimates. Works of quality, rarity and strong prov... Read more

Stockton Banknote Collection Sets Record At Bonhams’ Auction

Bonhams’ coins and banknotes auction August 31 brought in a robust $1.6 million in total sales with 97 percent of lots sold. The standout of the sale was a newly discovered Stockton California National Banknote collection that led the auction at ... Read more

Washstand Realizes $206,500 at Willis Henry’s Annual Shaker Sale

What has been a banner year for all things Shaker continued on Saturday, September 6, as Willis Henry Auctions conducted its annual sale of Shaker artifacts under a tent at Hancock Shaker Village. Headlining the event was a pine and poplar washstand in ochre stain... Read more

James D. Julia's: Marathon Week Of Summer Sales

On Wednesday morning, August 20, at 10 am the gallery at James D. Julia was filled, with all the chairs taken and some people seated at the back of the gallery in chairs th... Read more

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