01 août 2018

Two silver stem cups, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 137. Two silver stem cups, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Heights 2 3/8  in., 6 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 20,000 USD. Photo Sotheby’s. each with an everted rim, supported on a short spreading foot, one finely chased on the exterior with pointed arches enclosing birds and animals, separated by a beaded edge from shaped panels enclosing scrolling foliage, details picked out in gilt, all against a fine ring-punched ground; the other unadorned except for a fold... [Lire la suite]
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01 août 2018

A parcel-gilt silver cushion-form box and cover, China, Ming-Qing dynasty (1368-1911)

Lot 738. A parcel-gilt silver cushion-form box and cover, China, Ming-Qing dynasty (1368-1911); 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) diameter, 524 g. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 47,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. The cover chased with a ferocious front-facing dragon within a medallion enclosed by cartouches of beasts and mythical birds, the box with the eight Buddhist emblems around the sides above a lappet band, and a central medallion of curling leaves on the base, the raised... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2018

A small silver barrel-form box and cover, Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 737. A small silver barrel-form box and cover, Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century; 2 5/8 in. (6.6 cm.) diameter at widest, 79 g. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 3,250 © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. Engraved around the sides with stylized lotus in quatrefoil panels set against a ground of leafy scroll, the top and underside with a six-pointed star motif with wavy lines, part of a copper coin adhered to the base, box. Christie's. The Collection of Robert... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2018

A silver tixi-style meiping, China, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty or later

Lot 736. A silver tixi-style meiping, China, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty or later;8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) high, 303 g. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 60,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. The tapering ovoid body chased in imitation of tixi lacquer with four rows of triangular scroll pattern below a band of classic scroll on the shoulder, with bands of diaper pattern on the mouth rim and above the foot, box. Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York,... [Lire la suite]
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01 août 2018

A small silver 'Lotus' cup, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 735. A small silver 'Lotus' cup, Song dynasty (960-1279); 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) diameter, 34 g. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 10,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. The rounded sides chased as three rows of overlapping petals rising from a central lotus pod encircled by a band of stamens, box. Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1988 Christie's. The Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth Part IV - Chinese Works... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2018

Silver lobed bowl, Song dynasty, 960 – 1279

Silver lobed bowl, Song dynasty, 960 – 1279. Diameter: 7 inches,17.8 cm. Height: 2 inches, 5 cm. Weight: 250 grams. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art A silver bowl in the form of an open chrysanthemum flower, its sides worked into twenty.four petals of equal dimensions, rising from a flat base. The bowl is wholly undecorated. The silver is of relatively thick gauge. The supremely simple, elegant design of this silver bowl epitomises the applied arts of the Song dynasty. Bowls of similar shape are found in both... [Lire la suite]
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01 août 2018

A parcel-gilt silver 'chrysanthemum' bowl, China, Song dynasty (AD 960-1279)

Lot 734. A parcel-gilt silver 'chrysanthemum' bowl, China, Song dynasty (AD 960-1279);4 ¼ in. (10.7 cm.) diameter, 37 g. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 8,125 © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. The bowl chased in the shape of a chrysanthemum flower, with gilded, domed center punched with stamens, and narrow petals decorated on the interior with a gilded band of foliate diaper below the lobed rim, box. Christie's. The Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth Part IV - Chinese... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2018

A pair of silver bracket-lobed floriform stem bowls, China, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368)

Lot 733. A pair of silver bracket-lobed floriform stem bowls, China, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368); 4 ¼ in. (10.7 cm.) wide, 134 g. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 47,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. The sides of each bowl in the form of seven barbed petals radiating from the raised, pointed center, each petal chased just below the rim with a pair of flower sprigs, all forming a continuous band, the whole raised on a conforming pedestal foot chased with a diaper... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2018

A parcel-gilt silver hexalobed cup stand, China, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368)

Lot 730. A parcel-gilt silver hexalobed cup stand, China, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368). Stand 6 7/8 in. (17.6 cm.) diameter; cup 4 1/16 in. (10.4 cm.) diameter, 256 g. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 43,750 © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. Shaped as a shallow dish divided into six petal lobes, the flat rim chased with a band of foliate meander on a ring-punched ground repeated on the conforming, pedestal foot, the top of the central platform decorated with a scene of... [Lire la suite]
26 juin 2018

Splendid Accessories of Nomadic Peoples: Mongolian, Muslim, and Tibetan Artifacts of the Qing Dynasty from the Museum Collection

Lapis lazuli alms bowl and leather case - possibly Tibetan work, Qianlong imperial inscription dated to 1759, Qing dynasty, 18th century. © National Palace Museum  The Mongolian, Tibetan, and western Muslim territories of China are located in the central part of the Eurasian continent and geographically consist mostly of plateaus and basins. With its northern latitude and high terrain, the cold climate of the area yields unpredictable rainfall. Except for settlements along river... [Lire la suite]
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