03 novembre 2018

A calligraphic conical pottery bowl, Samanid, Central Asia, 10th century

Lot 46. A calligraphic conical pottery bowl, Samanid, Central Asia, 10th century; 10 ½in. (26.8cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. With bold black kufic calligraphy to the rim, a roundel in the centre. Provenance: London art market, by repute, by the 1980's. Note: The inscription in elegant kufic also appears in part on two other Samanid dishes sold at Christie's, London, 15 October 2002, lot 15 and 6... [Lire la suite]
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03 novembre 2018

A calligraphic pottery dish, Samanid, Central Asia, 10th century

Lot 44. A calligraphic pottery dish, Samanid, Central Asia, 10th century; 11 ¾in. (29.9cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 25,000. Price realised GBP 65,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The wide rim with bold kufic calligraphy, the centre with a small roundel. Exhibited: Treasures of Islam, Geneva, 1985, no. 206 Note: The two powerful dishes offered here (lot 44 and lot 45), with their elongated kufic inscriptions intensely focused against an immaculate white... [Lire la suite]
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03 novembre 2018

A boxwood ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 135. A boxwood ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 43.8 cm, 17 1/4  in. Estimate £100,000 - £150,000. © Sotheby's. the ruyi-shaped head carved with a shou character below a wan symbol, enclosed by three stylised lotus sprays and foliage scrolls, all below a bat in flight with wings stretched, the long curved elegant stem finely detailed with a pair of cranes below a pine tree and scrolling clouds, with a keyfret border at the handle, the smooth... [Lire la suite]
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03 novembre 2018

A rare and large white jade 'bats' ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 23. A rare and large white jade 'bats' ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century; 49 cm, 19 1/4  in. Estimate £100,000 - £150,000. Lot sold £125,000 (€143,163). © Sotheby's. the large naturalistically carved ruyi-shaped head detailed with a bat perched on top with wings outstretched, the curved and elongated arched shaft intricately carved with three smaller bats near the head, with further stylised ruyi scrolls along the shaft leading to fruiting nandina berries... [Lire la suite]
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03 novembre 2018

Masque Guro, Côte d'Ivoire

Lot 65. Masque Guro, Côte d'Ivoire. Bois. H. 32 cm. Estimation: €15 000 - €25 000. © Cornette de Saint-Cyr Paris.  Très rare et élégant masque aux traits allongés suivant les fondamentaux classiques de l'esthétique Guro. Au dessus du haut front, la base de la coiffure s'organise à partir d'un motif en «M» surmonté d'une double natte retombant de chaque côté du visage jusqu'au niveau du menton. Le bas du visage est bordé de motifs crantés pouvant évoquer une barbe.La synthèse des éléments stylistiques... [Lire la suite]
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03 novembre 2018

Figure gardienne de reliquaire Kota, Gabon

Lot 64. Figure gardienne de reliquaire Kota, Gabon. Bois, fer, cuivre et laiton. H. 59,5 cm. Estimation: €15 000 - €25 000. © Cornette de Saint-Cyr Paris.  Belle figure mbulu-ngulu ayant autrefois assuré la protection d'un panier reliquaire, tout en représentant un ancêtre renommé.L'ensemble est structuré suivant le schéma classique d'une base en losange supportant un cou et un visage plan stylisé à la face rehaussée plaques de laiton et de fines lamelles de cuivre.Le revers de la sculpture arbore un motif... [Lire la suite]
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03 novembre 2018

A Chinese Junyao purple-splashed bowl, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368)

Lot 60. A Chinese Junyao purple-splashed bowl, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368). Diam. 18.4 cm. Estimate: €5,000.00 - €8,000.00. Unsold. © AAG. The bowl potted with rounded sides, covered with a milky lavender glaze thinning to mushroom at the rim, one bold purple splash to the interior, the glaze stopping short above the foot, revealing the grey buff.  Provenance: - E. Pranger Oriental Arts, Amsterdam (Nederlandse Kunst- en Antiekbeurs 's-Hertogenbosch, 1999) - Collection Drs. Koos de... [Lire la suite]
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03 novembre 2018

A rare Chinese Junyao censer, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 58. A rare Chinese Junyao censer, Jin dynasty (1115-1234). Diam. 10.7 cm. Estimate: €5,000.00 - €8,000.00. Lot sold € 5.000. © AAG. The cylindrical sides raised on a short ring-shaped foot, covered with a thick opaque glaze of a pale blue tone thinning to mushroom at the rim, the interior left unglazed and the glaze stopping short above the foot, revealing the sand-coloured buff.  Provenance: - Robert Mc Pherson, London (2000) - Collection Drs. Koos de Jong, Amsterdam. ... [Lire la suite]
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03 novembre 2018

A rare Chinese 'oilspot' black-glazed bowl, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 55. A rare Chinese 'oilspot' black-glazed bowl, Jin dynasty (1115-1234). Diam. 11.7 cm. Estimate: €5,000.00 - €8,000.00. Lot sold € 4.800.  © AAG. The conical body covered to the interior with a lustrous black glaze suffused with a pattern of silver-coloured oil spots, continuing over the rim stopping short to reveal a layer of brown glaze ending above the foot, revealing the sand coloured buff with black mark.  Provenance: - Michael Willcox, London (2004) - Collection Drs.... [Lire la suite]
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03 novembre 2018

An important and extremely rare Chinese Jizhou black-glazed bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 38. An important and extremely rare Chinese Jizhou black-glazed bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279). Diam. 10.5 cm. Estimate: €5,000.00 - €8,000.00. Unsold. © AAG. An important and extremely rare Chinese Jizhou black-glazed bowl Song dynasty (960-1279) The conical sides rising from a short foot, covered with a black glaze suffused with irregular blue and russet dots, the glaze stopping short in an even line above the foot revealing the sand coloured buff.  Provenance: - Collection Michel... [Lire la suite]
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