24 mars 2015

A Cizhou white-glazed vase, China, Liao Dynasty (AD 907-1125)

Lot 807. A Cizhou white-glazed vase, China, Liao Dynasty (AD 907-1125);  14 in. (35.8 cm.) high. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Price Realized $5,250. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The tall, oviform vase with slender neck rising to a dished mouth, covered with a white slip under a creamy white glaze stopping short of the unglazed foot, box Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1987. Note: A vase of high-shouldered form and larger size (46.8... [Lire la suite]
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24 mars 2015

An unusual sancai-glazed crescent-shaped pillow, China, Liao-Jin dynasty, 11th-13th century

Lot 805. An unusual sancai-glazed crescent-shaped pillow, China, Liao-Jin dynasty, 11th-13th century;  10 7/8 in. (27.7 cm.) long. Estimate $12,000 - $18,000. Price Realized $17,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The top with two bovine beasts with single horns frolicking below the crescent moon, the amber-glazed sides molded with a floral pattern. The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH PART IV - CHINESE WORKS OF ART: METALWORK, SCULPTURE... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2015

An amber-glazed mortar, China, Liao Dynasty (AD 907-1125)

Lot 804. An amber-glazed mortar, China, Liao Dynasty (AD 907-1125). Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Price Realized $6,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Of circular drum shape, the exterior applied with 'nail' bosses below the rim, with a small hole in one side, covered overall with a thin amber glaze darkening to a caramel tone at the rim and streaked in the interior; 6 ¼ in. (18 cm.) diameter, box Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1987. ... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2015

A rare amber-glazed tankard, China, Liao Dynasty (AD 907-1125)

Lot 803. A rare amber-glazed tankard, China, Liao Dynasty (AD 907-1125);  6 in. (18.2 cm.) high. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Price Realized $6,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The shape based on silver prototypes, the rounded lower body applied with a loop handle with shaped, horizontal thumb piece, below a carved decorative motif on the neck, covered inside and out with a warm amber glaze, box Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1988. ... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2015

Piaget, Mediterranean Garden Collection

Piaget Mediterranean Garden Pink Gold & Black Opal Bracelet. 18K pink gold set with 1 oval-cut black opal (approx. 14.82 cts), 8 marquise-cut blue tourmalines (approx. 2.88 cts), 6 marquise-cut emeralds (approx. 1.86 cts) and 12 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.73 ct). Piaget Mediterranean Garden Necklace. 18K white gold set with 224 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 44.82 cts), 45 marquise-cut diamonds (approx. 14.78 cts), 3 cushion-cut emeralds (approx. 7.66 cts), 3 cushion-cut green tourmalines (approx.... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2015

A large blue and sancai-glazed pottery figure of a court official, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 801. A large blue and sancai-glazed pottery figure of a court official, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 27 ½ in. (70 cm.) high. Estimate $18,000 - $25,000. Price Realized $43,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Shown standing on a rockwork base with hands clasped and hidden within his long sleeves, his outer robe worn over a long skirt and glazed amber with resist-splashed blue borders, with traces of pigment on his unglazed face and bird-decorated court hat. Provenance: The Collection of Robert H.... [Lire la suite]

24 mars 2015

A blue and sancai-glazed pottery pillow or wrist rest, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 800. A blue and sancai-glazed pottery pillow or wrist rest, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907);  5 ½ in. (13.9 cm.) long. Estimate $8,000 - $12,000. Price Realized $21,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Modeled in the form of a crouching beast supporting an oval top decorated in blue, amber and straw glazes with a geometric pattern, the base carved with an inscription. Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1986. Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2015

A Changsha brown-glazed jar, China, Tang dynasty, 9th century

Lot 799. A Changsha brown-glazed jar, China, Tang dynasty, 9th century; 9 5/8 in. (24 cm.) high. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Price Realized $5,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The sturdily potted body applied on the shoulder with two molded foliate appliques and with a pair of square, upright handles centered by 'a draped cloth,' covered overall with a white slip under a chestnut glaze ending above the flat base. Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1987. ... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2015

A teadust-glazed two-handled bottle, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

  Lot 798. A teadust-glazed two-handled bottle, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 9 ¾ in. (25.3 cm.) high. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Price Realized $5,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The ovoid body and ribbed, bulbous neck joined by a pair of rope-twist handles, covered in a finely speckled brown glaze ending in an irregular line above the foot to expose the fine, buff ware, box. Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, before 1993. Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2015

A very rare grey-green-glazed porcelaneous figure of a recumbent mythical creature, China, probably Tang dynasty

Lot 797. A very rare grey-green-glazed porcelaneous figure of a recumbent mythical creature, China, probably Tang dynasty 618-907) 7 ½ in. (19 cm.) wide. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Price Realized $30,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Probably Changsha kilns, the hollow figure modeled as a recumbent beast with long muzzle with incised markings, bulging eyes, single horn between the pricked ears, incised mane, and hoofed feet, covered with a crackle-suffused glaze of greyish-olive color splashed in dark... [Lire la suite]