02 mai 2019

A large aubergine and turquoise-glazed 'Cadogan' teapot, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 156. A large aubergine and turquoise-glazed 'Cadogan' teapot, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 10 in. (25.5 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 7,734 - USD 10,312). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The peach-shaped ewer is covered overall in a deep aubergine glaze, and the spout and handle are shaped as gnarled branches sprouting delicate turquoise-glazed leaves.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 14 May 2019

02 mai 2019

A large dark blue-glazed zun-form vase, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 155. A large dark blue-glazed zun-form vase, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722); 11 3/8 in. (29 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 40,000 - GBP 60,000 (USD 51,560 - USD 77,340). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The vase is covered to the exterior with a dark midnight-blue glaze while the interior is covered in white glaze. The unglazed base reveals the white porcelain body except for the circular section of the mark.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2019

Food for thought: Maiolica on view at the Georgia Museum of Art

Workshop of Guido Durantino, dish with Jupiter surprising Antiope, ca. 1540 – 50. Maiolica, 7 1/8 inches (diameter). Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia; Museum purchase with funds provided by the Virginia Y. Trotter Decorative Arts Endowment. GMOA 2018.410. ATHENS, GA.- Like a talented storyteller beginning his tale, a generous host invites visitors into the scene by setting the table with delicious food and decorated dinnerware. In Renaissance Italy, maiolica was the standard form of pottery used to serve these... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2019

A 'Jian' 'hares-fur' teabowl and a lacquer stand, the bowl Song dynasty, the stand later

Lot 88. A 'Jian' 'hares-fur' teabowl and a lacquer stand, the bowl Song dynasty, the stand later; The bowl: 12.5 cm, 5 in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the bowl with deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an indented rim, covered overall with a lustrous black glaze with silvery vertical streaks, the glaze falling short of the foot to reveal the dark brown body, accompanied by a stand of dark brown lacquer, the ring-shaped support rising from a... [Lire la suite]
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01 mai 2019

A Cizhou sgraffiato 'Peony' meiping, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 87. A Cizhou sgraffiato 'Peony' meiping, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 29.3 cm, 11 5/8  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the tapering baluster body rising from a recessed base to a rounded shoulder and narrow short neck with broad everted rim, carved around the exterior through the brown and black glaze with a broad leafy peony scroll, all reserved on a white ground between stylised key-fret and lotus lappet bands. Note: Boldly carved with a floral scroll fired to a... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2019

A Shaanxi black-glazed bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 86. A Shaanxi black-glazed bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 10.2 cm, 4 in. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising from a short spreading foot to a slightly everted rim, covered overall in a lustrous glossy black glaze suffused with silvery-brown splashes imitating partridge feathers. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 15 May 2019, 10:30 AM  

01 mai 2019

A Yaozhou celadon 'Rhinoceros' bowl, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 85. A Yaozhou celadon 'Rhinoceros' bowl, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); 19 cm,  7 1/2  in. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. with shallow rounded sides, the interior decorated with a stylised rhinoceros gazing at the moon and encircled by leafy scrollwork, covered overall in an olive-green glaze. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 15 May 2019, 10:30 AM  
01 mai 2019

A black-glazed oil-spot bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 84. A black-glazed oil-spot bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 13.6 cm, 5 3/8  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep conical sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted rim, covered overall with a black glaze infused with silvery oil spots. Note: The present piece boasts a highly lustrous glaze with iridescent ‘oil spot’ markings that shift from silvery-metallic tones to russet-brown when light shines through them. Bowls of this form and covered in... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2019

A russet-splashed black-glazed meiping, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 83. A russet-splashed black-glazed meiping, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 23 cm, 9 1/8  in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the broad-shouldered tapering baluster body rising from a short spreading foot to a narrow flaring neck with rolled rim, the body and neck covered with a lustrous black glaze irregularly splashed in reddish-brown, the glaze falling short of the foot to reveal the buff body. Note: This vase is striking for its vibrant and translucent black glaze... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2019

'Luxury on the Nile: Late Antique Attire from Egypt' at Abegg-Stiftung, Riggisberg

Tapestry sleeve ornament (detail; 7th–9th century) Egypt. Photo: Christoph von Viràg; © Abegg-Stiftung, Riggisberg Expensive, extravagant clothes played an important role in society even 1500 years ago in the Egypt of Late Antiquity. Dress could be a visible expression of dignity, rank and aspiration. But how best to do that in an age when men and women, young and old essentially wore the same outfit? The Abegg-Stiftung’s new special exhibition sets out to answer this question. In addition to several tunics or fragments of... [Lire la suite]
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