The rare find is headed to auction at Sotheby’s, where it is valued between $300,000 and $500,000.
The exhibition Elective Affinities draws viewers into stories of the Frick’s permanent collection and a contemporary artist’s intellectual and aesthetic reckonings and inventions with them.
An exhibition at the Frick features pieces from its collection of Royal Meissen porcelain curated by artist Arlene Shechet, as well as works she made while in residence at the historic manufactory.
Imperceptible in the light, only when illuminated by flame in the dark is a 19th-century lithophane image revealed.
MEISSEN, Germany — Of his extensive collection of ceramics, Oscar Wilde once remarked: “I find it harder and harder every day to live up to my blue china.” What Wilde felt he was increasingly failing to “live up to” was probably the sort of bourgeois respectability that is often symbolized by a set of good porcelain.