04 septembre 2017

Jug with molded decoration, Iran, Kashan or Rayy, approx. 1100-1200

Jug with molded decoration, Iran, Kashan or Rayy, approx. 1100-1200. Glazed fritware. H. 7 in x Diam. 5 1/2 in, H. 17.8 cm x Diam. 14 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60P474 © 2017 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture Ceramic vessels from the Islamic world often imitated the shapes, and sometimes the decoration, of metal vessels. The shape of this jug, might down to its knobbed handle, is probably inspired by a metal prototype. So is the raised, molded decoration,... [Lire la suite]
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04 septembre 2017

Lobed footed dish, Iran, approx. 1150-1250

Lobed footed dish, Iran, approx. 1150-1250. Glazed fritware. H. 2 1/4 in x Diam. 6 1/2 in, H. 5.7 cm x Diam. 16.5 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60P1890 © 2017 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture The form of this small footed dish with petal shapes along the rim is a rarity for Persian ceramics and it may be a direct imitation of imported Chinese wares known in Persia by the twelfth century. Two other aspects of the dish are hallmarks of Persian ceramics,... [Lire la suite]
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04 septembre 2017

Eighteen arhats (luohans), Qing dynasty (1644-1911), Reign of the Qianlong emperor (1736-1795)

Eighteen arhats (luohans), Qing dynasty (1644-1911), Reign of the Qianlong emperor (1736-1795). Album. Ink and colors on bodhi leaves.  H. 11 in x W. 7 1/4 in x D. 1 1/2, H. 27.9 cm x W. 18.4 cm x D. 3.8 (closed album), B65D4.1-.18 © 2017 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture Disciples of Shakyamuni, the historical Buddha, the arhats (Chinese: luohan) were entrusted with spreading the teachings of Buddhism. The arhats are especially venerated... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2017

Roman Cast Glass Bowl, 1st century B.C.E.-1st century C.E.

Roman Cast Glass Bowl, 1st century B.C.E.-1st century C.E. Cast glass. © Miho Museum. Shallow basin cast from blue translucent glass. The rim has a rounded band while the walls of the basin are relatively curved and the outer edge is diagonal and the base has a slight hollow. A wide horizontal groove is cut into the outer side of the rim, while the inner side of the rim is circled by one and the inner side of the basin's torso circled by two thin horizontal cut grooves. Both inner and outer surfaces are smoothly finished.
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04 septembre 2017

Roman Cut Glass Beaker, 1st-2nd century B.C.E., from the Eastern Mediterranean

Roman Cut Glass Beaker, 1st-2nd century B.C.E., from the Eastern Mediterranean. Cut glass, H. 13.1 cm. © Miho Museum. The cut-glass technique using almost colorless translucent cast glass has already appeared in Assyria by the 8th century BC, but it did not become widespread until the Roman period. This cup was blown from yellowish green translucent glass which was then formed in a mold and later cut with decorations. The long narrow hexagonal cuts are ranged in three and a half vertical registers, and with each neighboring row... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2017

Roman Cut Glass Cup, 1st-2nd century C.E., from the eastern Mediterranean or Italy

Roman Cut Glass Cup, 1st-2nd century C.E., from the eastern Mediterranean or Italy. Cut glass © Miho Museum. Translucent glass was blown and then formed in a mold. This shape was then decorated with cut work. The body is divided into three registers and two rows of rounded hexagonal cuts were then arranged in each register. The vessel walls were thinned on the area around the mouth and between the registers and a decorative cord cut into these areas. A small foot has been attached to the base. Unlike cat. No. 171, when light is... [Lire la suite]

04 septembre 2017

Roman Glass Bottle with Cut Crystal Decoration, ca. 1st century C.E., from the Eastern Mediterranean or Italy

Roman Glass Bottle with Cut Crystal Decoration, ca. 1st century C.E., from the Eastern Mediterranean or Italy. Cut glass © Miho Museum.  This bottle looks like it is a column of crystal. Blown and molded from colorless translucent glass, the bottle was shaped with cut work. Just beneath the mouth area a sharp angled cord was cut around the neck, and then after a brief hiatus slightly below, the cut surfaces begin. There are 12 cut lines that run from the right shoulder downward toward the lower left, and then another 12 cuts... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2017

Fortuny, circa 1920, Model 'Delphos'

Lot 6. Fortuny, circa 1920, Model 'Delphos'. Estimate 2,000 — 2,200 €. Photo: Sotheby's.  A pale blue pleated silk shift edged with glass Murano beads and a matching stencilled belt, with a silk gauze bat sleeve tunic. Note: This model was called 'Delphos' after the Charioteer of Delphi by Henriette Fortuny. Sotheby's. 1921-2010 Les Petites Robes Noires, Collection Didier Ludot, Paris, 03 Oct 2017, 02:30 PM
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04 septembre 2017

A large blue and white lobed jar, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 1189. A large blue and white lobed jar, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1522-1566), 12 5/8 in. (32 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The six-lobed jar is decorated in the exterior with rows of stylized lotus flowers borne on foliate scrolling stems, above lappets at the spreading foot and below scrolling bands on the shoulder and neck.  Note: Although large blue and white jars are well-known from... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2017

An underglaze blue-decorated yellow-ground square bowl, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period

Lot 1188. An underglaze blue-decorated yellow-ground square bowl, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566), 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm.) across. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bowl has deep, slightly rounded flaring sides. Each facet is painted in underglaze blue with an animated, five-clawed dragon with tufts of hair amidst sprigs of lingzhi fungus, and the center of the interior with a square medallion enclosing a... [Lire la suite]