25 avril 2017

A large pair of blue and white baluster vases and covers, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 197. A large pair of blue and white baluster vases and covers, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Each 56cm (22in) high. (4). Estimate £10,000 - 15,000 (€12,000 - 18,000). Photo: Bonhams. Each finely moulded and painted around the exterior with three rows of spiralling petal-shaped lappets containing dense scrolling floral designs of chrysanthemum, peony and lotus sprays, the cover similarly painted with lappets encircled by a leiwen diaper ground and surmounted by a tear-shaped finial.  ... [Lire la suite]

25 avril 2017

A blue and white ewer for the Islamic market, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 196. A blue and white ewer for the Islamic market, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 27cm (10 5/8in) high. Estimate £5,000 - 7,000 (€5,900 - 8,200). Photo: Bonhams. The body painted with two cartouches depicting a riverscape dotted with pine trees and laminated rocks, reserved on a white ground scattered with flower heads and foliage, continuing onto the 'L'-shaped handle connecting a cup-shaped mouth above a tapering neck, the spreading foot with a beaded band below inverted lotus petals.   Note: The shape of... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2017

A blue and white brush pot, bitong Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 195. A blue and white brush pot, bitong, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 15.4cm (6 1/8in) high. Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,400 - 3,500). Photo: Bonhams. Painted on one side of the exterior in vivid shades of blue with a square panel, enclosing a landscape scene with four seated scholars in leisure at a headland beside the river, in front of cliffs and peaked mountains, the reverse decorated with scholar's objects including books and tripod incense burners around a bottle vase holding peacock feathers.   ... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2017

A large blue and white Kubachi pottery dish, probably Tabriz, North Iran, Early 17th century

Lot 13. A large blue and white Kubachi pottery dish, probably Tabriz, North Iran, Early 17th century; 14in. (35.5cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 7,668 - USD 10,224) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The white ground painting in cobalt-blue with a central roundel filled with lobed medallions arranged around a single central scrolling tendril, the borders with regular wave motif. Note: The Caucasian city of Kubachi gave its name to a large group of pottery, the type of which was found decorating... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2017

A cuerda seca pottery tile, Safavid Iran, 17th century

Lot 12. A cuerda seca pottery tile, Safavid Iran, 17th century; 11.¼ x 11in. (28.5 x 28cm.). Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 2,000 (USD 1,278 - USD 2,556) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. With white calligraphy reserved against dark blue ground. Christie's. Arts & Textiles of the Islamic & Indian Worlds, 28 April 2017, London, South Kensington  
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25 avril 2017

A  'Longquan' celadon 'Eight Trigrams' tripod censer, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty

Lot 121. A  'Longquan' celadon 'Eight Trigrams' tripod censer, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty; 32 cm, 12 5/8  in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. robustly potted and raised on three mask-and-paw feet, the shallow rounded sides carved with the 'Eight Trigrams' between bands of applied floret bosses encircling the incurved rim and base, covered overall with a lustrous sea-green glaze falling short of the centre of the interior and the raised bevelled disc on the base, both burnt orange in the... [Lire la suite]

25 avril 2017

A glazed 'dragon' tripod censer, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 204. A glazed 'dragon' tripod censer, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644); 13.5 cm, 5 3/8  in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the compressed globular body supported on animal-mask surmounted cabriole legs, rising to a cylindrical neck and galleried rim, moulded with two dragons chasing a 'flaming pearl', covered to the exterior and interior of the rim with a green-tinted glaze over a white slip, the base of the feet unglazed. Provenance: Collection of Carl Kempe. ... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2017

A 'Huozhou' white-glazed bowl, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1366)

Lot 205. A 'Huozhou' white-glazed bowl, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1366); 11 cm, 4 3/8  in.  Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the shallow, rounded sides supported on a short straight foot, moulded on the interior with a continuous scene of ducks among waves, covered overall in a creamy-white glaze save for an unglazed ring in the interior and the bottom of the foot. Provenance: Collection of Carl Kempe.Sotheby's London, 5th November 2008, lot 552 (part). Bibliography: Bo... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2017

A lustre and cobalt-blue moulded pottery border tile, Kashan, Central Iran, late 13th-early 14th century

Lot 11. A lustre and cobalt-blue moulded pottery border tile, Kashan, Central Iran, late 13th-early 14th century; 13.½ x 5in. (34.4 x 12.8cm.). Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,500 (USD 1,917 - USD 3,195) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. With golden brown lustre ground decorated scrolling foliated tendrils around a strong moulded cobalt-blue naskh inscription . Christie's. Arts & Textiles of the Islamic & Indian Worlds, 28 April 2017, London, South Kensington
25 avril 2017

Two lustre pottery cross tiles, Kashan, Central Iran, dated AH 691/1294-95 AD

Lot 10. Two lustre pottery cross tiles, Kashan, Central Iran, dated AH 691/1294-95 AD; 8 5/8in. (22cm.) across. Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000 (USD 5,112 - USD 7,668) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. With radiating palmettes around a central quatrefoil, the border with calligraphic inscriptions in naskh, one bearing the date. Note: Comparable lustre cross tiles with similar decoration of a repeating palmettes pattern is in the British Museum (1896,0201.101). Another cross tile, albeit with simplified... [Lire la suite]
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