07 avril 2021

A Kashan moulded lustre and cobalt-blue calligraphic pottery tile, Ilkhanid Iran, Late 13th-14th century

Lot 21. A Kashan moulded lustre and cobalt-blue calligraphic pottery tile, Ilkhanid Iran, Late 13th-14th century; 16 x 1 ½ x 7 ½ (40.5 x 4 x 19.5cm). without frame. Estimate: GBP 25,000 - GBP 30,000. Sold for: GBP 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021. Moulded with a bold cobalt-blue inscription in thuluth on dense scrolling foliate lustre ground, framed. Provenance: Kunsthaus am Museum, Van-Ham Kunstauktionen, Cologne, Auction 49a, 23 November 1971, lot 439, to current owner. Note: The... [Lire la suite]

07 avril 2021

A rare yellow-glazed blue and white 'boys at play' stembowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 133. A rare yellow-glazed blue and white 'boys at play' stembowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Diameter 7 in., 17.8 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD. Lot sold: 27,720 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. elegantly potted, the tall cylindrical stem rising from a slightly spreading foot to a deep rounded bowl flaring at the rim, painted to the exterior in cobalt tones with a lively scene of boys at play within a fenced garden, some playing ball games, others burning incense or walking... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2021

A green-enameled 'dragon' dish, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521)

Lot 132. A green-enameled 'dragon' dish, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521). Diameter 7 in., 17.8 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD. Lot sold: 47,880 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. with shallow rounded sides supported on a short slightly tapered foot, the interior decorated with a central medallion enclosing a five-clawed dragon writhing among stylized clouds, the head, scaly body and limbs finely incised, reserved on the biscuit and covered with green... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2021

A finely painted blue and white lobed 'fruit and flower' bowl, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435)

Lot 130. A finely painted blue and white lobed 'fruit and flower' bowl, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435). Diameter 9 in., 22.8 cm. Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 USD. Lot sold: 315,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.  of conical form, well potted with the flaring sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to a six-lobed rim, finely painted in deep cobalt blue accentuated with characteristic 'heaping and piling', the interior centered with... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2021

An exceptional and rare blue and white 'floral' bowl, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

  Lot 130. An exceptional and rare blue and white 'floral' bowl, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424). Diameter 6 ¼ in., 16 cm. Estimate: 300,000 - 500,000 USD. Lot sold: 721,800 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. delicately potted in the shape of a lotus bud (lianzi) or chicken heart (jixin), with deep rounded sides and a pointed base resting on a short, narrow foot, finely painted in rich tones of cobalt blue accented with characteristic 'heaping and piling', the... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2021

A Kashan turquoise-blue glazed pottery bowl, Central Iran, 12th century

Lot 4.  A Kashan turquoise-blue glazed pottery bowl, Central Iran, 12th century; 8in. (20.3cm.) diam. Estimate: GBP 7,000 - GBP 10,000. Sold for: GBP 21,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021. The interior decorated with radiating split-palmettes, a band of a calligraphy below the rim, the exterior with large waterweed motifs contained within double blue lines. Provenance: Formerly from the Estate of Dr. Paul J. Vignos Jr. (1919-2010), Chicago, USA, originally acquired in the 1950’s/1960’sSold at Sale 152,... [Lire la suite]

06 avril 2021

A black-glazed 'ribbed' handled jar, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

  Lot 125. A black-glazed 'ribbed' handled jar, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Height 6 ¼ in., 15.8 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold: 25,200 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of ovoid form rising to a short neck with lipped rim, the body with a series of evenly-spaced raised vertical lines of white slip, a pair of ridged and tapering strap handles on the shoulder, covered overall in a black glaze and thinning to cream at the raised ribs and stopping well... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2021

Christie's Arts from the Islamic and Indian Worlds including Oriental Rugs and Carpets totals $14,800,042

 Lot 129. A highly important Safavid silk and metal-thread ‘Polonaise’ carpet, Central Persia, early 17th century. Estimate: GBP 1,500,000 - GBP 2,000,000. Sold for: GBP 2,062,500 / USD 2,833,875 / EUR 2,417,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021. LONDON.- Christie’s Arts of the Islamic and Indian Worlds, including Oriental Rugs and Carpets realised a total of £10,771,500/ $14,800,042 / €12,624,198, achieving sell-through rates of 96% by value and 82% by lot.Sara Plumbly, Head of the Islamic Art Department, commented: “It... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2021

Paravents japonais chez Cornette de Saint Cyr, 24 Mars 2021

Lot 529: Paire de paravents à six feuilles, Japon, ca 19° siècle. Encre, pigments colorés et feuille d’or sur papier, 174 x 61 cm x 6 feuilles x 2 paravents. Est: €5,000 - €8,000. Sold: €28,000 . Courtesy Cornette de Saint Cyr. Les deux sont ornés d’un décor montagneux animé de chevaux et cavaliers. Petits accidents et usures. Provenance : Compagnie de la Chine et des Indes (Paris) (Inv.2041 Acquis à Beijing en 1937). Lot 536: Paravent à six feuilles, Japon, Époque d’Edo,... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2021

A rare black-dotted 'Jian' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

  Lot 120. A rare black-dotted 'Jian' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Diameter 4 ⅜ in., 11.3 cm. Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 USD. Lot sold: 18,900 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded sides supported on a short foot, covered in a mottled, pale gray glaze dappled with evenly spaced black dots, the glaze stopping short of the foot to reveal the dark gray body. Property from the Aoyama Studio Collection. Provenance: Private Collection. ... [Lire la suite]