16 décembre 2017

A famille rose 'Magpie and Magnolia' vase, China, Qing dynasty, Daoguang six-character seal mark in iron red and of the period (

Lot 96. Vase en porcelaine de la famille rose, Chine, dynastie Qing, marque à six caractères en cachet en rouge de fer et époque Daoguang (1821-1850). Hauteur: 31 cm. (12 ¼). Estimate EUR 10,000 - EUR 15,000. Price realised EUR 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 A famille rose 'Magpie and Magnolia' vase, China, Qing dynasty, Daoguang six-character seal mark in iron red and of the period (1821-1850) Reposant sur un petit pied droit, il est délicatement peint d'un couple de pies... [Lire la suite]

16 décembre 2017

Vase rouleau en porcelaine bleu blanc, Chine, dynastie Qing, époque Shunzhi (1644-1661)

Lot 33. Vase rouleau en porcelaine bleu blanc, Chine, dynastie Qing, époque Shunzhi (1644-1661). Hauteur: 42,8 cm. (16 ¾ in.). Estimate EUR 12,000 - EUR 18,000. Price realised EUR 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 A blue and white rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Shunzhi period (1644-1661) Le col est rehaussé d'une frise de pétales stylisés. L'épaulement et le pied sont agrémentés d'un bandeau à décor anhua de fleurs et de motifs géométriques. La panse est ornée d'oiseaux, insectes... [Lire la suite]
16 décembre 2017

'Jewels of Time: Watches from the Proctor Collection' opens in Utica

Watch, ca. 1810, maker unknown, Switzerland. Gold, gilt metal, enamel, steel, 57.2 x 41.3 x 19.1 mm. Proctor Collection, Thomas R. Proctor Watch Collection, P.C. 390. UTICA, NY.- The aesthetic brilliance and exquisite craftsmanship of beautifully ornamented historical timepieces will be showcased in Jewels of Time: Watches from the Proctor Collection, on view December 16 through April 29 in the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art. Each watch is a work of art and was worn as a bejeweled symbol of... [Lire la suite]
16 décembre 2017

Jade and gold burial suit, finest to survive ancient China, featured in Nelson-Atkins exhibition

Life-Size Jade Burial Suit with Gold Thread, China, Western Han Dynasty (206 B.C.E.-9 C.E.). Excavated from the tomb of the King of Chu at Shizishan, Xuzhou in 1995. 69 x 26 13/16 inches. Collection of the Xuzhou Museum. KANSAS CITY, MO.- In ancient China, death was believed to be such a continuation of life that burial tombs were plotted as elaborate afterlife arenas, complete with large security forces made of clay, horse-drawn chariots, precious stones and jade figures. Dreams of the Kings: A Jade Suit for... [Lire la suite]
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16 décembre 2017

A cream glazed bowl with carved decoration, Lý–Trần dynasties, 12th-13th century

Lot 883. A cream glazed bowl with carved decoration, Lý–Trần dynasties, 12th-13th century; 7 1/2in (19cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 800 - 1,200 (€680 - 1,000). Unsold. Photo: Bonhams.   Thinly potted with five notches cut into the flared rim, the curving well incised and combed with a peony flower and leaf pattern bound within a single-line frame beneath a creamy glaze with a faint green tinge that continues onto the exterior walls, stopping unevenly along the to expose the fabric... [Lire la suite]
16 décembre 2017

A crackle glazed wine bottle with polychrome enamel decoration, Bát Tràng kilns,16th-17th century

Lot 882. A crackle glazed wine bottle with polychrome enamel decoration, Bát Tràng kilns,16th-17th century; 8 3/4in (22cm) high. Estimate US$ 1,000 - 2,000 (€850 - 1,700). Sold for US$ 375 (€316). Photo: Bonhams.   Molded with a cylindrical neck and flaring foot on a body molded into six lobes, each with raised ribs framing a fabulous beast (nghe) standing between flower heads, the beast showing remains of amber enamel in contrast to the green enamel coloring the raised frames... [Lire la suite]

16 décembre 2017

Two green glazed shallow bowls with impressed decoration and spur marks, Trần-Lê dynasties, 14th-15th century

Lot 881. Two green glazed shallow bowls with impressed decoration and spur marks, Trần -Lê dynasties, 14th-15th century; 6 7/8 and 7 1/8in (17.4 and 18.3cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 800 - 1,200 (€680 - 1,000). Sold for US$ 437 (€369). Photo: Bonhams.   The well of the first bowl impressed with a central flower head and squared spiral bands separating flower head and leaf scrolls from raised lotus petals below the rim with five spur marks in the dark leaf green glaze that continues... [Lire la suite]
16 décembre 2017

An olive green glazed bowl with carved and combed decoration, Trần dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 880. An olive green glazed bowl with carved and combed decoration, Trần dynasty, 13th-14th century; 7 1/4in (18.5cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 1,000 - 1,500 (€850 - 1,300). Unsold. Photo: Bonhams.   The deep well carved and combed with a diffuse bird and peony flower pattern surrounding further comb and scrape marks at the center of the well, the exterior walls also incised with radiating lines above the foot ring, the glaze applied everywhere except the foot pad and recessed... [Lire la suite]
16 décembre 2017

A small lotus-petal dish with incised decoration, Lý dynasty, 11th-13th century

Lot 879. A small lotus-petal dish with incised decoration, Lý dynasty, 11th-13th century; 4 1/8 (1.5cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 1,000 - 1,500 (€850 - 1,300). Sold for US$ 400 (€337). Photo: Bonhams.   Carefully molded with walls shaped as extruding lotus petal covered with a celadon-tinged glaze, the tiny raised pearls along the lip showing traces of iron wash that also color a row of impressed pearls framing a leaf scroll roundel incised across the unglazed floor, the deeply... [Lire la suite]
16 décembre 2017

Two ceramics with iron oxide decoration, Trần-Lê dynasties, 14th-15th century

Lot 878. Two ceramics with iron oxide decoration, Trần-Lê dynasties, 14th-15th century; 6 5/8 and 8 1/2in (17 and 21.5cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 1,000 - 1,500 (€850 - 1,300). Sold for US$ 400 (€337). Photo: Bonhams.   The first a bowl loosely painted with a classic scroll meander on the flared rim, a floral roundel centering the well and another flower and leaf band encircling the exterior walls, the glaze on the interior marked with five spur marks and stopping above the foot,... [Lire la suite]