01 mars 2017

Celadon Ewer with Carved Lotus Petals, Trần Dynasty 1225-1400 A.D., Vietnam

Celadon Ewer with Carved Lotus Petals, Trần Dynasty 1225-1400 A.D., Vietnam. Height: 20 cm © Zetterquist Galleries A stoneware ewer of high-shouldered ovoid form with short, straight neck, stylized beast spout and strap handle. There are four lug handles of ornate Persian inspired form. The body is carved with two bands of elongated lotus petals emanating from just above the straight foot. The entire piece is covered with a finely crackled, celadon glaze of ideal minty green color. The underfoot is unglazed,... [Lire la suite]

01 mars 2017

Lidded Ewer, Trần Dynasty 1225-1400 A.D., Vietnam

Lidded Ewer, Trần Dynasty 1225-1400 A.D., Vietnam. Height: 13cm © Zetterquist Galleries A small pear-shaped stoneware ewer with constricted neck and small flared mouth-rim. There are incised lines of decoration around the girth of the body and intersecting the out-flaring spout. A stopper-type lid has a flattened top decorated with concentric circles. The wide foot rim is beveled and has a shallow, concave underfoot. The piece is glazed with a finely crackled, pale green tinted glaze that stops short of the... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2017

Unglazed Russet Colored Lidded Jar, Trần Dynasty 1225–1400 A.D., Vietnam

Unglazed Russet Colored Lidded Jar, Trần Dynasty 1225–1400 A.D., Vietnam. Height: 18cm © Zetterquist Galleries A stoneware lidded jar with wide mouth, barrel shaped body standing on a reticulated base. The slightly flared base has circular and petal shaped cutouts below a band of downward facing lotus petals carved around the join with the body. The body is decorated with bands of shallow, rolled lotus petals and hatch marks around its girth. The mouth rim is everted with a raised interior ledge, onto which... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2017

Large Lidded Jar with Incised Brown Lotus Decoration, Trần Dynasty 1225–1400 A.D., Vietnam

Large Lidded Jar with Incised Brown Lotus Decoration, Trần Dynasty 1225–1400 A.D., Vietnam. Height: 38.5cm © Zetterquist Galleries A large ceremonial jar sitting on an attached, reticulated base, fashioned after earlier cooking vessels, supported by eight “feet” standing on a footring. The bottom of the body has a deeply carved band of lotus petals, above a smaller band of downward facing lotus petals decorated with brown glaze. The main section of the body is divided into eight carved lotus petal... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2017

Lidded Ewer with Iron Oxide Spots, Lý–Trần Dynasty, 12th–13th c. A.D., Vietnam

Lidded Ewer with Iron Oxide Spots, Lý–Trần Dynasty, 12th–13th c. A.D., Vietnam. Height: 19cm © Zetterquist Galleries A stoneware ewer with ovoid body with pinched spout and strap handle. There are four lug-handles on each side of the shoulder between the spout and handle. The body is decorated with bands of lightly incised lines and large iron oxide brown spots evenly distributed over the surface. The lid, which sits over a straight neck, is similarly decorated, has a flattened top, beveled edges, and is surmounted... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2017

Brown and White Lidded Jar, Lý–Trần Dynasty, 12th–13th c. A.D., Thanh Hóa, Vietnam

Brown and White Lidded Jar, Lý–Trần Dynasty, 12th–13th c. A.D., Thanh Hóa, Vietnam. Height: 18cm © Zetterquist Galleries A lobed, high-shouldered jar with lug handles at the top of each of the eight lobes. The lobes are accentuated by bands of brown around their perimeter to resemble lotus petals. The top of the shoulder is decorated by a band of overlapping lotus petals deeply carved over a striated surface, all below a rolled mouth rim. The lid, also with bands of alternating brown details, has a lotus bud finial... [Lire la suite]

01 mars 2017

Lidded Ewer, Lý Dynasty, 1009 – 1225 A.D., Thanh Hóa, Vietnam

Lidded Ewer, Lý Dynasty, 1009 – 1225 A.D., Thanh Hóa, Vietnam. Height: 13cm © Zetterquist Galleries A tall bell-shaped ewer with a beast-head spout and parrot handle. The flat top of the high shoulders are decorated with concentric bands of deeply carved lotus petals surrounding the flared neck and mouth-rim. The lid, shaped like a mushroom cap, has a band of carved lotus petals surrounding its lotus-bud finial. The entire piece is covered with a finely crackled translucent glaze that has been stained in burial... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2017

Pouring Vessel with Crenulated Rim & Double-Gourd Shaped Bottle Vase, Lý Dynasty, 1009 – 1225 A.D., Vietnam

Pouring Vessel with Crenulated Rim, Lý Dynasty, 1009 – 1225 A.D., Vietnam. Length: 13cm © Zetterquist Galleries A small spouted cup of thinly potted stoneware with a finely crackled translucent glaze that has fired to an ivory color. The elongated spout and crenulated mouth-rim are hand pinched. The straight foot rim is unglazed and reveals a buff stoneware clay body. This fanciful piece is reminiscent of George Ohr’s ceramics produced a thousand years later. Double-Gourd Shaped Bottle... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2017

Parrot Lamp, Lý Dynasty, 11th – 12th c. A.D., Vietnam

Parrot Lamp, Lý Dynasty, 11th - 12th c. A.D., Vietnam. Length: 19.5 cm © Zetterquist Galleries A stoneware lamp in the shape of a parrot with backward facing head. The piece is finely carved with articulated feathers and facial features, as well as a band of lotus petals forming the base on which it stands. The piece is covered with a finely crackled translucent glaze that pools to a pale green color. The underside is unglazed, revealing a pale buff colored stoneware body. (With chips... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2017

The Ecke Chairs. A very rare pair of huanghuali “South­ern official’s hat” chairs, nanguanmaoyi, 17th-century

Lot 625. The Ecke Chairs. A very rare pair of huanghuali “South­ern official’s hat” chairs, nanguanmaoyi, 17th-century; 39 in. (99.1 cm.) high, 24 7/8 in. (63 cm.) wide, 21 ½ in. (54.6 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 600,000 - USD 800,000. Price realised USD 1,327,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. Each is constructed from convex square members. The stepped crestrail is supported by a S-shaped splat and curved back posts which continue to form the rear legs. The curved arms are... [Lire la suite]