11 août 2014

Two Jian ware tea bowls, Song dynasty at Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Jian ware tea bowl,  China, Fujian province, Song dynasty (960-1279), stoneware, tenmoku glaze, silver rim, 6.9 x 12.4 cm. Purchased 1965. EC4.1965. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney The tea bowl was made in the Song dynasty (960-1279) in the south-eastern province of Fujian and was a type of stoneware produced in vast quantities for everyday use. Its appeal is in its glaze colour and texture and in the well-potted functional form. These bowls,... [Lire la suite]

11 août 2014

Two Henan ware, Song dynasty at Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Henan Blackware vase, circa 1200, China, Song dynasty (960 - 1279), Henan Province, stoneware with a black glaze, 4.0 cm diam. of mouth; 22.0 x 19.0 cm. Gift of Graham E. Fraser 1993. 332.1993. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Brown-glazed stonewares from the Henan province were part of an extensive ceramic industry that spread throughout northern China during the Song dynasty. They were a popular ware used in most households and not... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2014

Back on Boucheron Art Deco Jewelry at Christie's, 17 November 1998, Geneva

An elegant emerald and diamond bracelet, by Boucheron. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 1998 Designed as three baguette, triangular and shield-shaped diamond openwork panels to the rectangular-cut emerald spacers, circa 1929, 18.5 cm., with French assay marks, in its original Boucheron blue leather case. Signed by Boucheron, Paris. Estimate: CHF44,000 - CHF50,000 ($32,023 - $36,390). Price Realized  CHF65,500 ($47,707) A mother-of-pearl, diamond, enamel and onyx vanity case, by... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2014

Back on Van Cleef & Arpels Art Deco Jewelry at Christie's, 17 November 1998, Geneva

An exceptionally rare gem-set Egyptian Revival pendent sautoir, by Van Cleef & Arpels. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 1998 The pendant designed as a pavé-set diamond panel with central seated figure of Maat in domed calibré-cut rubies to the chevron border with lotus flower terminals and gem-set fringe, suspended by a series of twelve shaped rectangular panels, each depicting a falcon, with collet and buckle spacers to the ruby, emerald and diamond winged scarab clasp,December 1924, 75.5 cm., with French assay marks, in a... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2014

Song dynasty Qingbai ware or Yingqing ware at Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

 "Hill" censer on three moulded ram's head feet, Qingbai ware or Yingqing ware, China, 13th century, Song dynasty (960 - 1279), Jingdezhen ware,  Jiangxi Province, porcelain with 'qingbai' glaze, 10.0 x 8.4 cm object with stand: a - lid; 5.5 x 8.4 cm, b - base; 4.7 x 8.4 cm. Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1990. 250.1990.a-b. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney The so-called 'qingbai' (bluish white) ware was popular with... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2014

Three porcelain bowls with 'qingbai' glaze, Song dynasty-Yuan dynasty at Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Dish, China, Song dynasty (960 - 1279), porcelain with 'qingbai' glaze, 5.3 x 18.3 cm. Gift of Peter Elliott 2006. 195.2006. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Bowl, China, Song dynasty (960 - 1279), porcelain with 'qingbai' glaze, 6.4 x 18.6 cm. Bequest of Ken Myer 2009. 25.2009. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Bowl, China, Song dynasty (960 - 1279) - Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368), porcelain with... [Lire la suite]

11 août 2014

Pair of qingbai conical bowls, 13th century, China, Song dynasty (960 - 1279) - Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368)

Pair of qingbai conical bowls, 13th century, China, Song dynasty (960 - 1279) - Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368), porcelain with duck egg blue glaze and incised decoration, 6.6 x 18.4 cm & 6.5 x 18.4 cm. Gift of Dr John Yu and Dr George Soutter 2003. 194.2003.1 & 194.2003.2. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
11 août 2014

Back on Cartier's Art Deco Jewelry sold at Christie's Geneva , 17 November 1998

The Cartier Palm Tree Diamond Clip Brooch. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 1998 Set with circular and baguette-cut diamond leaves with briolette-cut diamond coconuts to the pavé-set articulated trunk, 1939, with French assay marks. Signed by Cartier, Paris, no. 07553 Estimate: CHF600,000 - CHF800,000 ($436,681 - $582,242). Price Realized  CHF641,500 ($466,885) Literature: "Cartier: Splendeurs de La Joaillerie", La Bibliothéque des Arts, Lausanne, 1996, page 155Franco Cologni and Eric Nussbaum, "Platinum by... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2014

Two Song dynasty Yue ware at Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Covered box, Yue ware, 10th century, China, Song dynasty (960 - 1279), Zhejiang Province, stoneware with incised design, 3.5 x 6.2 cm: a - lid; 1.7 x 6.2 cm, b - box; 2.3 x 6.1 cm. Bequest of Kenneth Myer 1993. 579.1993.a-b. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Yue ware kilns hold a prestigious place in Chinese ceramic history. Located in Zhejiang province, the kilns produced the earliest green-glazed high-fired ceramics in the Tang dynasty. These wares were admired technically fro... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2014

Incense tripod burner, Ge ware, 13th century, China, Southern Song (1127 - 1279)

Incense tripod burner, Ge ware, 13th century, China, Southern Song (1127 - 1279), Zhejiang Province, stoneware with crackled glaze, 7.5 x 9.8 cm; 9.5 cm diam. of mouth. Bequest of Kenneth Myer 1993. 584.1993. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Popular among the Song court bureaucracy were ceramics with the appearance of 'crazing' (fine lines produced by the shrinking of the glaze in the kiln) in their thick glaze, enhanced by rubbing ink into the cracks. Wares such as this, known as Ge... [Lire la suite]