Posts Tagged ‘Ivory’

I Always Prefer a Treat....

I Always Prefer a Treat….

“Predictive Dream XXXIV” by Katsuyo Aoki, Japan, 2012
Each unique “skull” in the Predictive Dream Series is made of cast porcelain with white glaze and comes with the Plexi wall-mounting box and certificate of authenticity. Since her first solo exhibition in 2001 at Gallery LE DECO in Tokyo, Aoki has gone on to receive numerous awards and has been featured in exhibitions at the Saison Modern Art Museum in Karuizawa and the Taro Okamoto Museum of Art in Kawasaki. She was also selected for the prestigious Greenwich House Pottery Artist in Residency Program in New York. The past and the present collide in Aoki’s “Predictive Dream” series of porcelain skulls. Her work has sold successfully at major international auction sales. For the artist the use of ceramics as her preferred material is a method of expression through which she is able to incorporate various decorative styles, patterns, and symbolic forms. In her work, Aoki alludes to “historical backgrounds and ideas, myths, and allegories.”

Dimensions: Each approximately 7.5 x 6.5 x 8.5in. (19.1 x 16.5 x 21.6 cm.)
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height: 7.5″
depth: 8.5″
width/length: 6.5″
Number of items: 1
Materials/Techniques: Cast Porcelain with White Glaze
Creator: By Katsuyo Aoki
provided by Todd Merrill Studio Contemporary
Todd Merrill Studio Contemporary
65 Bleecker Street
New York City, NY, 10012
Phone: 212-673-0531

Ref.: U121004905325

Napoleon III Ivory Mirror

Circa 1860 Napoleon III period Dieppe ivory mirror of oval form. Ducal coronet over the Manners family crest with the motto of the Order of the Garter, “honi soit qui mal y pense”;
Beaded border within a frame of carved oak leaves, lions masks, female terms, shields, cherub terms and scrolls.

Cypher with the initials “CR” for Charles Manners, the 6th Duke of Rutland, 1815-1888.

See Manners Family, Bloxholm Hall:

Lord Robert Manners of Bloxholm. General Lord Robert Manners (c. 1721 – 1782) was an English soldier and nobleman. He was a son of John Manners, 2nd Duke of Rutland and his second wife, Lucy Sherard. He was promoted to General on 25 May 1772 and died May 1782. Bloxholm Hall was built toward the end of the 17th century. It was enlarged and beautified in 1825. The manor was formerly the seat of the Thornton family. It was purchased by the Duchess of Rutland and passed from her to Lord Manners. The Anglican parish church was dedicated to St. Mary the Virgin. The church dates from the Early English period. John de Bloxham, who died in 1334, was a Carmelite Friar, highly distinguished for his learning.










Measurements: height: 32 in. width/length: 21.5 in.

Materials/Techniques: carved ivory and bone. Wooden back. Mirror plate.






Banner underneath reads, “pour y parvenir” which means “To attain.”

Yellow Church Antiques

2545 Rte 44, PO Box 59

Millbrook, NY, 12545