08 janvier 2020

A rare miniature parcel-gilt silver circular box and cover, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 1467. A rare miniature parcel-gilt silver circular box and cover, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 4 in. (10 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013. The slightly domed top of the cover and the bottom of the box are identically and finely decorated with a central flower head encircled by a leafy border that has eight radiating foliate stems separated by similar foliate stems, all within scrolled tendrils issuing from a narrow border and an outer... [Lire la suite]

08 janvier 2020

A rare miniature parcel-gilt silver globular tripod jar, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 1466. A rare miniature parcel-gilt silver globular tripod jar, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013. The jar is raised on three cabriole legs engraved with feathers, and is finely chased around the sides with three stylized flower heads and another on the underside, which are surrounded by various birds in flight and various animals shown amidst stylized plants, all below two pairs of birds in... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2020

A rare miniature parcel-gilt silver shell-form box and cover, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 1465. A rare miniature parcel-gilt silver shell-form box and cover, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013. The hinged box is realistically formed as a clam shell, with a pair of cranes finely engraved on one half and a pair of parrots on the other half, each pair trailing knotted cords from their beaks as they fly amidst flowering, leafy stems within a plain outer border. The two hinge mounts are... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2020

An Ilkhanid lustre, cobalt-blue and turquoise moulded pottery tile, Iran, late 13th-early 14th century

Lot 114. An Ilkhanid lustre, cobalt-blue and turquoise moulded pottery tile, Iran, late 13th-early 14th century; 15 x 15 5/8in. (38 x 34.8cm.). Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000. Price realised GBP 6,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  Of rectangular form, the main field moulded with a Persian inscription in large thuluth script highlighted in cobalt-blue, the ground with dense scrolls with trefoils, the upper band with a frieze of mirroring palmettes, a moulded band with small cartouches... [Lire la suite]
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08 janvier 2020

A Kashan lustre, cobalt-blue and turquoise moulded inscription tile, Central Iran, 13th century

Lot 115. A Kashan lustre, cobalt-blue and turquoise moulded inscription tile, Central Iran, 13th century; 14 7/8 x 14 5/8in. (38 x 37.2cm.). Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000. Price realised GBP 4,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  Of square form, the main register with a moulded cobalt-blue naskh inscription on a ground of spiralling tendrils issuing leaves, palmettes and bold birds on a deep lustre ground, the upper register with inverted palmettes issuing leafy swags, the lower register... [Lire la suite]
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08 janvier 2020

A gilt-decorated blue-ground bottle vase, Guangxu six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 1352. A gilt-decorated blue-ground bottle vase, Guangxu six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908); 15¼ in. (39 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013. The body is decorated with two five-clawed dragons contesting a flaming pearl amidst flames and clouds above a band of cresting waves and below a shou character and lotus band on the neck and another dragon at similar pursuit on the waisted neck, all in gilding on a blue ground. ... [Lire la suite]

08 janvier 2020

A gilt-decorated blue-ground bottle vase, Guangxu six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 1350. A gilt-decorated blue-ground bottle vase, Guangxu six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908); 15½ in. (39.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013. The bulbous body and waisted neck are decorated in gilding reserved on a rich blue ground with variously decorated medallions set between a petal-lappet border at the foot, a band of flower scroll and shou characters on the shoulder, and ruyi and key-fret bands at... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2020

A pair of blue-glazed mallow-form segmented dishes, Jiaqing seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1796-1820)

Lot 1348. A pair of blue-glazed mallow-form segmented dishes, Jiaqing seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1796-1820); 5 in. (12.8 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 5,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013. Each is thickly potted with shallow rounded sides in the form of a five-petaled flower with petal-form compartments radiating from a central, circular compartment, and is covered inside and out with a glaze of rich blue thinning to a paler tone on the edges. ... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2020

A pair of blue-glazed dishes, Qianlong seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1347. A pair of blue-glazed dishes, Qianlong seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 6 5/8 in. (16 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013. Each has shallow, rounded sides that flare slightly at the rim, and are covered on the exterior with a glaze of deep cobalt-blue tone, in contrast to the white interior. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 19 - 20 September 2013
08 janvier 2020

A turquoise glazed moulded pottery jar, Seljuk Iran, 12th or early 13th century

Lot 98. A turquoise glazed moulded pottery jar, Seljuk Iran, 12th or early 13th century; 15in. (38.2cm.) high. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000. Price realised GBP 6,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  Of baluster form with slightly tapering neck and rounded lip, a band of interlocking kufic around the neck, with chasing animals around the shoulder, the body with moulded foliage, repaired, areas of repainting. Christie's. Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds, London, 5... [Lire la suite]