19 août 2017

Cap Ornament, 1543, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-1566)

Cap Ornament, 1543, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-1566). Gold. Width: 1 1/2 inches (3.8 cm). Gift of the Reverend Albert S. Cooper, 1954; 1954-20-1 © 2017 Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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18 août 2017

Gold Ewer and Basin, Xuande Period (1426-1435)

Ewer, Xuande Period (1426-1435). Gold with engraved decoration of five-clawed dragons; semiprecious stones, 8 9/16 x 8 3/16 inches (21.7 x 20.8 cm). Purchased with the John T. Morris Fund, 1950, 1950-118-1 © 2017 Philadelphia Museum of Art. Basin, Xuande Period (1426-1435). Gold with engraved decoration of five-clawed dragons; semiprecious stones, 2 13/16 x 10 3/16 inches (7.1 x 25.9 cm). Purchased with Museum funds, 1950, 1950-74-1 © 2017 Philadelphia Museum of Art. During periods of the Ming dynasty, laws restricted... [Lire la suite]
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17 août 2017

Coupe ronde à anse en demi-lune, dynastie Yuan (1279-1368)

Coupe ronde à anse en demi-lune, provenant d'une tombe d'une princesse mongole située en Mongolie intérieure, dynastie Yuan (1279-1368). Feuille d'or ciselé, martelé, gravé. Diam: 7,8 cm. Paris, musée Guimet - musée national des Arts asiatiques, don de la société des Amis du Musée Guimet, 2003, MA7076. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée Guimet, Paris) / Thierry Ollivier
17 août 2017

Plat à huit lobes orné d'un couple de phénix volant de concert, dynastie Yuan (1279-1368)

Plat à huit lobes orné d'un couple de phénix volant de concert, partie du riche mobilier funéraire d’une femme de haut rang proche de la cour Mongole des Yuan (1271-1368), dynastie Yuan (1279-1368). Or. H: 2 cm, Diam: 17,5 cm. Paris, musée Guimet - musée national des Arts asiatiques, don de la société des Amis du Musée Guimet, 2003, MA7075. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée Guimet, Paris) / Thierry Ollivier
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17 août 2017

Coupe, début de l'époque Yuan, dynastie Yuan (1279-1368), Mongolie intérieure

Coupe, début de l'époque Yuan, dynastie Yuan (1279-1368), Mongolie intérieure. Or. H: 12 cm, L: 9,5 cm, P: 3 cm. Paris, musée Guimet - musée national des Arts asiatiques, don société des Amis du Musée Guimet, MA12091. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée Guimet, Paris) / Thierry Ollivier
10 août 2017

A tall parcel-gilt silver ewer and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 119. A tall parcel-gilt silver ewer and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century, 31cm., 12 1/4in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 31,700 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's inspired from a Persian metal form, worked from thin silver sheet with a flattened pear-shaped body tapering into a long neck surmounted by a stepped cover with bud finial, applied with a long tubular 'S'-shaped handle and an elegant dragon-headed 'S'-shaped spout, decorated on each side in repousse with a pear-shaped... [Lire la suite]

06 août 2017

A small silver garment-hook, Warring States Period

Lot 29. A small silver garment-hook, Warring States Period (475-221 BC), 6.3cm., 2 1/2 in. Estimate 1,500 — 2,000 GBP. Lot sold 1,875 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's cast in the form of an animal head, flanked by larged horns or ears, the shaft issuing from the nose and terminating in a dragon's head. Weight 11g. Exhibited: Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1954-55, cat. no. 81. Literature: Gyllensvärd, Stockholm, 1953, pl. 81. Ulricehamn, Ulricehamn, 1999, pl. 84. Sotheby's. Masterpieces... [Lire la suite]
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06 août 2017

A silver garment-hook, Warring States Period

Lot 28. A silver garment-hook, Warring States Period (475-221 BC), 6.3cm., 2 1/2 in. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 GBP. Lot sold 3,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's the body cast in the form of a stylised animal head with large horns and ears, finely engraved with scrolls, the slender curved shaft terminating in a bird's head hook. Weight 22.5g. Exhibited: Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1954-55, cat. no. 80. Literature: Gyllensvärd, Stockholm, 1953, pl. 80. Ulricehamn, Ulricehamn, 1999,... [Lire la suite]
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06 août 2017

An unusual silver finial, Warring States Period

Lot 26. An unusual silver finial, Warring States Period (475-221 BC), 7.6cm., 3in. Estimate 1,000 — 1,500 GBP. Lot sold 1,250 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's heavily cast with an octagonal tubular base surmounted by a bulbous mid-section before gently tapering into a flat closed end, two holes on opposite sides for attachment. Weight 104.5g. Exhibited: Chinese Gold and Silver in the Carl Kempe Collection, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1954-55, cat. no. 84. Literature: Bo... [Lire la suite]
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06 août 2017

A silver garment-hook, Warring States Period

Lot 25. A silver garment-hook, Warring States Period (475-221 BC), 9.8cm., 3 7/8 in. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 GBP. Lot sold 3,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's of slender curved form tapering to a small hook superbly cast in the shape of a bird's head, the body decorated with an engraved design of volutes and triangles. Weight 27.5g. Exhibited: Chinese Gold and Silver in the Carl Kempe Collection, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1954-55, cat. no. 79. Literature: Bo... [Lire la suite]
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