18 septembre 2008

A 'Sancai'-Glazed 'Fu Lion' Pillow. Jin dynasty

A 'Sancai'-Glazed 'Fu Lion' Pillow. Jin dynasty The green-glazed ruyi-shaped headrest carved in low-relief with a bird amidst gingko leaves on a ground of punched circles, the characters guo er reserved in a rectangular panel, supported on a stand superbly modeled as a recumbent lion biting the tassel of a brocade ball, the beast glazed in a similar tone of iridescent green with its long mane and tufts glazed in amber, the tassels in cream - length 13 1/2 in., 34.3 cm - 20,000—30,000 USD - Lot Sold.  17,500 USD ... [Lire la suite]
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17 septembre 2008

A Pair of Large Painted Pottery Vases and Covers (Hu). Han Dynasty

A Pair of Large Painted Pottery Vases and Covers (Hu). Han Dynasty Each of well-potted hu form, the globular body encircled by two wide bands of scrollwork in red and white pigment, divided by grooved white borders, the pattern repeated on the tall waisted neck beneath a band of triangular and arched motifs, the shoulders applied with white taotie masks, the domed cover with a matching design of C-scrolls in red, white and lavender pigments, all above a tapered foot (4) - height 21 1/2 in., 54.6 cm - 15,000—25,000 USD - Adjugé:... [Lire la suite]
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13 septembre 2008

A rare russet-splashed black-glazed vase, meiping. Northern Song dynasty, 11th/&éth century

A rare russet-splashed black-glazed vase, meiping. Northern Song dynasty, 11th/&éth century Of Cizhou type, the broad-shouldered, tapering body surmounted by a short neck flaring slightly towards the flat, everted rim with raised outer edge, covered overall with a lustrous blackish-brown glaze liberally splashed with russet-brown "partridge feather mottles" ending in an irregular line just above the base to expose the fine-grained pale grey ware, the base and inside wall of the foot covered in a thinner dark brown... [Lire la suite]
13 septembre 2008

A fine phosphatic-splashed brown-glazed stoneware ever. 10th century

A fine phosphatic-splashed brown-glazed stoneware ever. 10th century Well potted with an ovoid body, with a pair of small loops applied on the shoulder between the short conical spout and the strap handle, covered with a lustrous dark brown glaze decorated on the upper body with milky-blue phosphatic splashes and swirls and on the lipped mouth rim with three splashes that continue into the brown-glazed interior, the glaze ending in an irregular line above the flat foot with beveled edge to expose the oatmeal-colored stoneware -... [Lire la suite]
13 septembre 2008

A rare pair of blue-glazed pottery jars. Tang dynasty (618-907)

A rare pair of blue-glazed pottery jars. Tang dynasty (618-907) Each raised on a solid, slightly flared foot, covered with a blue glaze of bright tone that continues over the short neck and lipped rim and stops in an irregular line to expose a white underslip and the pale pinkish-buff body, the interiors partially covered with a thin, clear straw glaze of greenish tone; with a pair of similarly glazed covers - 10¼ in. (26 cm.) high (2) - Estimate: $60,000 - $80,000 Provenance : Acquired in 1989. Notes : While cobalt... [Lire la suite]
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13 septembre 2008

A rare small Jizhou resist-decoated and carved rown-glazed Meiping. Song/Yuan dynasty, 13th/14th century

A rare small Jizhou resist-decoated and carved rown-glazed Meiping. Song/Yuan dynasty, 13th/14th century Resist-decorated on two sides with carved branches bearing prunus blossoms detailed in brown slip, all under a clear glaze and reserved against a dark brown glaze that continues over the lipped mouth rim and falls to the edge of the foot, the interior of the foot covered with an olive-brown glaze - 7¼ in. (18.4 cm.) high, box  - Estimate: $100,000 - $150,000 Provenance : Acquired in Hong Kong in the 1990s. Notes... [Lire la suite]

13 septembre 2008

An unusual set of a pale greysih-olive-glazed stoneware circulat tray and vessels. Sui dynasty (581-618)

An unusual set of a pale greysih-olive-glazed stoneware circulat tray and vessels. Sui dynasty  (581-618) Comprising a large circular tray raised on four ring supports attached to the underside with double straps terminating in coiled ends, an ovoid vase with lipped rim and domed cover with bud finial; a small pear-shaped vase with compressed body and cup-shaped mouth; a small vase with compressed bulbous body applied with four stationary loop and ring handles sumounted by a trumpet mouth and raised on a pedestal foot; an... [Lire la suite]
08 septembre 2008

A Rare Pair of 'Fahua'-Type Enameled Ceramic Figural Ewers

A Rare Pair of 'Fahua'-Type Enameled Ceramic Figural Ewers the complementary pair depicting a kneeling foreigner with curling dark hair and beard, wearing a long dark-blue robe with sleeves extending beyond the hands, with turquoise girdle and skirt, a pouch slung over one shoulder, one raised arm forming the spout, the other the handle of the ewer, wearing a dark-blue peaked hat with thick rolled turquoise brim, which serves as the cover (4) - height 9 in., 22.8 cm - Estimate: 15,000—20,000 USD Provenance: - Christie's... [Lire la suite]
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07 septembre 2008

A group of four painted pottery funerary vessels. Han Dynasty

A group of four painted pottery funerary vessels. Han Dynasty Including two cocoon jars, one hu-form jar and one duck-headed bottle, each with painted decoration (chips, surfaces repainted). 15 1/2in (39.5cm) height of tallest jar. Estimate: $800 - 1,200 Bonhams. Asian Decorative Art, 9 Sep 2008. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco. www.bonhams.com
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07 septembre 2008

Six green glazed pottery vessels. Han Dynasty

Six green glazed pottery vessels. Han Dynasty Including one shallow dish, one model of a well head, one jar in the shape of a granary, one jarlet of compressed globular form, one double-ear cup and one hu-shaped jar with raised decoration (all with degraded glazes, some with restorations and losses); together with one bronze oval basin with two circular handles (partially cleaned, remains of corrosion and burial earth). [7]. 13 1/2in (34cm) height of tallest vessel. Estimate: $600 - 800 Bonhams. Asian Decorative... [Lire la suite]
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