Alain.R.Truong

14 février 2016

A rare olive-glazed stoneware ovoid bottle, Sui-Early Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century

A rare olive-glazed stoneware ovoid bottle, Sui-Early Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century. © Christie's Image 2003 Based on metal prototypes, the ovoid body surmounted by a slender waisted neck rising to a sharply cut everted mouth, covered with a thin olive glaze falling in irregular streaks and ending in a clean line above the knife-cut foot with slightly concave base to expose the pale grey ware - 10 1/8in. (25.7cm.) high - Lot 209. Estimate $8,000 - $10,000. Price Realized $8,365  Property from... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2016

A rare pair of glazed white ware jars and covers, Tang dynasty (618-907)

A rare pair of glazed white ware jars and covers, Tang dynasty (618-907). © Christie's Image 2003 Of baluster shape with short neck and everted rim, covered with a finely crackled glaze over a white slip, the flat base and interior covered with a white slip, the domed cover with bud finial similarly glazed - 12¼in. (31.1cm.) high, wood stands (2) - Lot 206. Estimate $20,000 - $30,000. Price Realized $17,925  Property from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Breece III Notes: A similar... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2016

A rare large greenish straw-glazed stoneware vase, Sui dynasty (581-618)

A rare large greenish straw-glazed stoneware vase, Sui dynasty (581-618). © Christie's Image 2003 Heavily potted and of elongated pear shape, the bulb-shaped mouth carved with overlapping petals below a short waisted rim, covered with a crackle-suffused clear glaze of pale green color falling irregularly onto the edge of the spreading solid foot - 20 1/8in. (51.1cm.) high, box  - Lot 205. Estimate $20,000 - $30,000. Price Realized $41,825  Notes: No other comparable vase appears to have been... [Lire la suite]
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14 février 2016

Brooding Swan; Emblem of the county Stormann, probably Copenhagen to 1700-1705

Brooding Swan; Emblem of the county Stormann, probably Copenhagen to 1700-1705. Baroque pearl, little pearl, gold, enamel, rubies, diamonds; 4.2 x 7.5 x 5.0 cm. Inventory number: VI 83 g. Green Vault © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden 2016 August the Strong had the largest collection of Perlfiguren what sheds light on the special preference of this monarch for those intimate testimonies of exquisite jewelery. With a total of 57 Perlpretiosen the Green Vault therefore has still the largest population of this species. The... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2016

Jewel of the English Order of the Garter, Dresden, 1693-1694

Jewel of the English Order of the Garter, Dresden, 1693-1694. Gold, enamel, 23 diamonds, a ruby. H 7,4 cm. Inventory number: VIII 263. Green Vault © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden 2016 The precious enamelled Pendant with Saint George fighting the dragon has great symbolic value. It is the jewel of the Garter, the "Order of the Garter." This was founded by Edward II. In 1347 the highest English Order, acts as its patron Saint George, in 1669 Elector Johann Georg II. Awarded as first Wettin. The insignia consisted... [Lire la suite]
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14 février 2016

Little lion, probably Dresden, before 1706

Little lion, probably Dresden, before 1706. Baroque pearl, gold. H 2,5 cm; inventory number: VI 127. Green Vault © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden 2016 The lion lying was originally located on a black and white decision taken Holzpostament, as you can see the inventory record of the 1725th The deformed pearl, which is characterized by a yellowish-gray sheen, forms the trunk and head of the animal. Its front and rear legs and the abdomen are made of molded gold, which has received subsequently by means of fine carvings... [Lire la suite]
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14 février 2016

Pendant with Saint George slaying the dragon, Germany, late 16th century

Pendant with Saint George slaying the dragon, Germany, late 16th century. Gold, enamel, diamonds ten, six rubies, emerald, seven pearls. H 8.2 cm, W 5.1 cm; inventory number: VIII 265, Green Vault © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden 2016 The pendant with St. George slaying the dragon, who stood for the victory of good over evil, was considered a commitment to the Christian faith. Decorated as a three-dimensional plastic trinket intrigued by the subtly worked out anatomy and the incredibly dynamic nature of the group. It... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2016

David with the Head of Goliath, probably Dresden to 1700-1706

David with the Head of Goliath, probably Dresden to 1700-1706. Gold, enamel, baroque pearls, diamonds, rubies, Quarzvarietäten in red and white. H 11.7 cm; Base: L 10,7cm, B 8,1 cm. inventory number: VI 105, Green Vault © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden 2016 In January 1706 crates took a total of 102 planned to pledge jewels and cabinet pieces their way downriver to Hamburg. August the Strong was advised at that time resulted in the Northern War massively in financial distress and wanted to protect his treasures beyond... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2016

A straw-glazed pottery figure of an earth spirit, Sui-early Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century

A straw-glazed pottery figure of an earth spirit, Sui-early Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century. © Christie's Image 2003 Modelled as a seated animal with spikes along the backbone and with the head of a human, the face well modelled with puckish features below prominent curving brows and curling hair continuing back into an arched crest, covered with a pale yellowish straw glaze, minute traces of pigment - 15in. (38cm.) high, wood stand - Lot 211. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Price Realized $5,019  ... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2016

A pair of straw-glazed pottery figures of turko-mongolian attendants, Sui-early Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century

A pair of straw-glazed pottery figures of turko-mongolian attendants, Sui-early Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century. © Christie's Image 2003 Well molded standing with hands clasped before them, their long winter coats thrown over their shoulders atop belted tunics, trousers and tall soft boots, their faces with broad features below a soft cloth head covering, covered with a finely crackled straw glaze - 10 1/8in. (25.6cm.) high (2) -  Lot 207. Estimate $2,000 - $3,000. Price Realized $2,151  Property... [Lire la suite]