16 août 2017

Kashan Calligraphic Tile, Iran, 13 - 14th century, Ilkhanid Dynasty (1256-1353)

Kashan Calligraphic Tile, Iran, 13 - 14th century, Ilkhanid Dynasty (1256-1353), 29.5cm high, 30cm wide © Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. This quadrilateral tile is decorated with a beautiful turquoise blue glaze. At the top of the object there is a frieze of repeated and overlapping tendrils that evoke flowers or plants. The central panel features Persian calligraphy written in the naskhi script. The inscription is cobalt blue which contrasts with the turquoise ground and accentuates the chromatic vivacity of the piece. The tile may be... [Lire la suite]

16 août 2017

Iznik Tile, Turkey, Second half of the 16th century

Iznik Tile, Turkey, Second half of the 16th century, 22.6cm high, 19.9cm wide © Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. This polychrome tile is painted with a large bole red, cobalt blue and green lotus blossom together with a green and red saz leaf, a small serrated leaf and half-flower heads with a large cobalt blue palmette border. The bottom left hand corner is decorated with cobalt blue, white and green scrolling clouds on a bole red ground. The tile would have been a part of a larger composition. Two pairs of Iznik tiles in The Victoria and... [Lire la suite]
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16 août 2017

Qajar tile, Iran, 19th century

Qajar tile, Iran, 19th century, 34.5cm high, 27cm wide © Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. The Qajar tile with vivid colours and crisp outline depicting an equestrian figure riding on a white horse hawking. The background with various buildings, flowers and mountains in the distance. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. 69 Kensington Church Street, London W8 4BG, United Kingdom
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16 août 2017

A Guan-type brush washer, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3284. A Guan-type brush washer, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795), 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 220,000 - HKD 350,000. Price realised HKD 375,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The vessel is skilfully potted with a compressed body supported on a short tapered foot, applied overall with a pale Guan-type glaze of greyish-celadon tone suffused with faint crackles. Note : Compare this brush washer with other 18th century scholar's objects also decorated with... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2017

A fine and rare pale celadon-glazed stem bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period

Lot 3285. A fine and rare pale celadon-glazed stem bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period (1736-1795), 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Price realised HKD 1,240,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The bowl of inverted bell shape is moulded with a double line on the exterior, supported on a short splayed foot, covered inside and out with an even pale greenish-white glaze, the base with a clear glaze, box.  Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2017

A fine teadust-glazed vase, Qianlong incised six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795) 

Lot 3295. A fine teadust-glazed vase, Qianlong incised six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795), 12 5/8 in. (32.1 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price realised HKD 1,120,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The sturdily potted vase is evenly covered with a lustrous olive-green glaze with yellow speckles, thinning to russet on the mouth rim. The foot ring is applied with a brown dressing, wood stand, Japanese wood box. Provenance : A Japanese family collection, Kobe, acquired between 1910 and... [Lire la suite]

16 août 2017

A copper-red glazed brush washer, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3297. A copper-red glazed brush washer, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795), 9 in. (22.9 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 700,000 - HKD 900,000. Price realised HKD 937,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The rounded body of the washer is covered on the exterior with a deep red glaze with mottling, the interior and base covered with a transparent glaze. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 26 November 2014, Hong Kong, HKCEC Grand Hall
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16 août 2017

A rare ru-type glazed pear-shaped vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795) 

Lot 3277. A rare ru-type glazed pear-shaped vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795), 9 3/4 in. (24.7 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 2,200,000 - HKD 3,500,000. Price realised HKD 3,520,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The well potted vase is covered with an even glaze of bluish-lavender tone.  Provenance: Estate of John KennySold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 25 April 2004, lot 258. Note: The present vase is very finely potted to an elegant and well-balanced form,... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2017

A large sacrificial-blue glazed bottle vase, tianqiupin, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period

Lot 3275. A large sacrificial-blue glazed bottle vase, tianqiupin, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795), 21 7/8 in. (55.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 2,200,000 - HKD 3,500,000. Price realised HKD 3,160,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The vase is of globular form rising to a tall, slightly flared, columnar neck. It is applied overall with a thick, vibrant and deep blue glaze. The interior and base of the vase are applied with a... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2017

A magnificent fine celadon-glazed archaistic vase, hu, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period

Lot 3276. A magnificent fine celadon-glazed archaistic vase, hu, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795), 14 7/8 in. (38 cm.) high. Estimate On Request. Price realised HKD 43,800,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The vase is well potted in baluster form with an angular sloping shoulder rising to a broad waisted neck surmounted by a galleried rim. It is finely moulded and carved all around with five registers of archaistic scrollwork, the central frieze... [Lire la suite]