19 octobre 2017

A sancai glazed covered jar, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 16. A sancai glazed covered jar, Tang Dynasty (618-907), overall height 9 1/2 in., 24.1 cm. Estimate 15,000 -- 20,000 USD. Lot sold 18,000 USD. © Sotheby's. of ovoid form, the white body covered halfway down with evenly spaced wax-resist florettes set against a streaky green and amber glaze, surmounted by a matched domed cover with a small bud knop, and similiarly applied with wax-resist spots against a green and amber glaze. Note: Compare a closely related jar with a matching... [Lire la suite]

19 octobre 2017

A green-glazed bowl, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 15. A green-glazed bowl, Tang Dynasty (618-907), 6 1/2 in., 16.5 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 6,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the shallow wide bowl with rounded sides rising to everted rim glazed with an asparagus-green streaking along the sides and pooling in the center, stopping unevenly around the white-bodied foot. Provenance: The collection was formed in China between the 1920s-50s. Note: A green-glazed bowl of this form, from the Walter Hochstadter collection,... [Lire la suite]
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19 octobre 2017

A sancai-glazed ovoid jar, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 13. A sancai-glazed ovoid jar, Tang Dynasty (618-907), 6 3/4 in., 17.2 cm. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Lot sold 12,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the white body strikingly covered in bold vertical green stripes with wax-resist florettes, flanked by cobalt, straw and amber-glazed stripes, all below an amber-glazed short neck with a rolled lip. Provenance: The collection was formed in China between the 1920s-50s. Note: This Tang jar is unusual for its decoration not only in the... [Lire la suite]
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19 octobre 2017

A green-glazed molded flask, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 14. A green-glazed molded flask, Tang Dynasty (618-907), height 6 in., 15.2 cm. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Lot sold 18,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the compressed apple form vessel supported on a splayed foot and set with a narrow neck flanked by a pair of small holes for a rope handle, each side crisply molded with a boy dancing with a long flowing scarf upon a lotus base, encircled by a foliate scroll, applied with a dark green glaze. Note: The posture of the boy seems to derive from... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2017

A large celadon amphora with applied decoration, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 7. A large celadon amphora with applied decoration, Tang dynasty (618-907), 19 1/2 in., 49.5 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 18,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the tall ovoid body set with a waisted neck collared by concentric rings, rising to a cupped mouth and flanked by a pair of dragon handles spring up from the shoulder and biting the rim of the vessel, further embellished with Central Asian arabesque and figural appliqués on the shoulder and neck, the upper portion... [Lire la suite]
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19 octobre 2017

A Celadon-glazed amphora, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 6. A Celadon-glazed amphora, Tang Dynasty (618-907), 18 1/2 in., 47 cm. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 USD. Lot sold 24,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the ovoid body rising to a tall waisted neck collared by nine carved rings and a cupped mouth with an everted rim, the broad shoulders set with a pair of S-curved handles anchored by a small ball and with molded dragon heads on the other end peering into the the mouth of the vessel, the upper portion dipped in a pale-yellow celadon glaze. Provenance: The... [Lire la suite]

19 octobre 2017

A Celadon Jade Bi-disc with Dragon Design, Western Zhou Dynasty (circa 1046-771 BC)

Lot 38. A Celadon Jade Bi-disc with Dragon Design, Western Zhou Dynasty (circa 1046-771 BC). Starting price 25.000 EUR. © Hermann Historica GmbH A Hetian celadon jade highlighted with attractive dark patches and russet veins, both sides densely detailed with double-head dragon design, slightly blemished. It is a typical jade piece for Imperial House in late Western Zhou Dynasty. Diameter 17.9 cm, thickness 0.7 cm.  Hermann Historica GmbH. Jade, weighted by aeons of Chinese... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2017

A Celadon Jade Bi-disc with Dancing Figures, Eastern Han Dynasty (25–220 AD)

Lot 38. A Celadon Jade Bi-disc with Dancing Figures, Eastern Han Dynasty (25–220 AD). Starting price 25.000 EUR. © Hermann Historica GmbH Hetian celadon jade, accentuated with russet patches and veins, inner circle depicted with cattail design, and outer circle vividly rendered with seven musicians. Diameter 20.9 cm, thickness 0.6 cm.  Hermann Historica GmbH. Jade, weighted by aeons of Chinese culture, 80335 München, Linprunstraße 16. Auction on Friday, November 10, 2017 from... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2017

A Jade Bi-disc with Dragon and Phoenix Design, Tang Dynasty (618 - 907)

Lot 41. A Jade Bi-disc with Dragon and Phoenix Design, Tang Dynasty  (618 - 907). Starting price 25.000 EUR. © Hermann Historica GmbH Tang carvers became highly skilled in the creation of realistic design, and got rid of grain pattern, cloud pattern and other decorative design which prevailed in the Han Dynasty. A Hetian celadon jade Bi-disc, detailed dragon and phoenix design in shallow relief on both sides, sensitively incised with claws and wings. Diameter16.5cm, Thickness 1.1 cm.  ... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2017

Sierra Leone to sell 709-carat diamond in New York auction

This file photo taken on March 16, 2017 shows a 706-carat diamond in Freetown, Sierra Leone. SAIDU BAH / AFP. FREETOWN (AFP).- Sierra Leone said Tuesday it plans to auction off a massive 709-carat diamond at a December sale in New York, aiming to make a clean break with the "blood diamonds" of its past. The stone, which was unearthed in March, is the largest discovered in Sierra Leone in almost a half-century and is between the 10th and 15th largest ever found worldwide, experts say. Sierra Leone authorities... [Lire la suite]
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