26 avril 2018

A rare blue and white 'Elephant' kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

LOt 115. A rare blue and white 'Elephant' kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 20.5 cm, 8 in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. modelled with its head thrust into the air, the tusks forming a double-spout, a tall cylindrical vase on its back forming the handle, its tasselled saddle cloth painted to both sides with a floret reserved on a diaper ground. From an Italian collection. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 16 May 2018, 10:30 AM

26 avril 2018

A rare blue and white 'Elephant' kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 113. A rare blue and white 'Elephant' kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 21.5 cm, 8 1/2  in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. modelled with its head thrust into the air, the tusks forming a double-spout, a tall cylindrical vase on its back forming the handle, its tasselled saddle cloth painted to both sides with a floret reserved on a diaper ground. From an Italian collection. Note: A similar kendi was sold in these rooms, 13th... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2018

A rare blue and white meiping, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 112. A rare blue and white meiping, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424); 25 cm, 9 7/8  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. of finely potted baluster form rising to a short waisted neck with an everted lip, the body well painted in classic contrasting tones of dark cobalt-blue with a scrolling meander of leafy stems, millet, lotus blooms and buds, between double line borders, the foot encircled with a band of seven lotus sprays, the shoulder with a... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2018

A rare Blue and White 'Flower' Meiping, Ming Dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 1658. A rare Blue and White 'Flower' Meiping, Ming Dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424); 24.8cm., 9 3/4 in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 960,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2006.  of finely potted baluster form rising to a short waisted neck with an everted lip, the body well painted in classic contrasting tones of dark cobalt-blue with a scrolling meander of leafy stems, ears of millet, lotus blooms and buds, between double line borders, the foot encircled with a band... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2018

A Damascus pottery tile, Syria, late 16th-early 17th century

Lot 173. A Damascus pottery tile, Syria, late 16th-early 17th century; 33.2 by 33.5cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,000 GBP (5,722 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's 2018 of thick square form, decorated in shades of cobalt blue, turquoise and black on a white ground with a design consisting of entwining split-palmettes and floral vines, set on metal display mount . Provenance: Christie's, London, 26 April 1994, lot 369. Note: Similar tiles can be found in the Arab hall at Leighton House in... [Lire la suite]
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26 avril 2018

A Timurid carved pottery border tile fragment, Central Asia, Samarqand or Bukhara, late 14th century

LOt 113. A Timurid carved pottery border tile fragment, Central Asia, Samarqand or Bukhara, late 14th century; 28.2 by 30 by 5.2cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,000 GBP (5,722 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's 2018 fragmentary, carved in deep relief, decorated in turquoise and white glazes with scrolling palmettes, remnants of a foliate inscription and border band. Provenance: Private collection, Germany, since 1982. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 25 Apr 2018

26 avril 2018

A rare Ilkhanid moulded lustre pottery tile, Persia, probably Takht-i Suleyman, 13th-14th century

Lot 114. A rare Ilkhanid moulded lustre pottery tile, Persia, probably Takht-i Suleyman, 13th-14th century;44 by 49cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 27,500 GBP (31,471 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's 2018 the fritware body moulded in relief and painted in underglaze cobalt blue with a lustre overglaze, with a central inscriptive niche containing a seated crowned figure, the ground and spandrels with scrolling arabesques, with raised border above featuring three seated figures, the border below... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2018

'Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China' on view for first time in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI, OH.- The formation and vast influence of China’s landmark Qin dynasty is being showcased in Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China from April 20 through August 12, 2018. This special exhibition includes 120 objects drawn from the collections of Chinese art museums and archaeological institutes. More than 40 of these works have never been on view in the U.S. before this exhibition. Expanding upon previous exhibitions, Terracotta Army not only includes the impressive terracotta figures, but... [Lire la suite]
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26 avril 2018

Christie's announces full details on the Collection of Joan and Preston Robert Tisch

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced further details on The Collection of Joan and Preston Robert Tisch, which will be offered as a central highlight of the Impressionist and Modern Art and Post-War and Contemporary Art Sales taking place in New York this May. Encompassing over 40 objects in total, The Collection of Joan and Preston Robert Tisch is expected to realize more than $80 million. Collection proceeds will go to the Tisch family foundations to continue the couple’s lifelong philanthropic mission. Conor... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2018

'Margiana. A Kingdom of the Bronze Age in Turkmenistan' at Berlin's Neues Museum

Margiana. A Kingdom of the Bronze Age in Turkmenistan. With photographs by Herlinde Koelbl. Exhibition view Neues Museum 2018 © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum of Pre- and Protohistory / David von Becker BERLIN.- Margiana – around 4,000 years ago, this historic landscape in eastern Turkmenistan was the cradle of a fascinating and sophisticated Bronze Age culture. Contemporary with the civilisations of Mesopotamia and Egypt, it has nevertheless remained relatively unknown in the West. Now for... [Lire la suite]
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