27 avril 2018

A rare iron-red arabic-inscribed dish, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521)

Lot 136. A rare iron-red arabic-inscribed dish, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521); 20.7 cm, 8 1/8  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Lot Sold 47,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the shallow rounded sides supported on a tapered foot, covered overall in a pale bluish-white glaze, decorated in iron-red in the centre with an Arabic inscription contained within a medallion, enclosed by four further phrases, the exterior with a continuous inscription and further double-line borders, Da... [Lire la suite]

27 avril 2018

Outstanding result for the only recorded Qur'an Palimpsest copied on an earlier Coptic Bible

Lot 1. An unrecorded Qur’an Palimpsest copied on an earlier Coptic Bible, probably Egypt, Second century AH-Circa 8th century AD and earlier. Estimate: £80,000 – 120,000. Price realised: £596,750. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. LONDON.- Christie’s announced the results achieved for the palimpsest of a Qur’an copied onto a Christian text, realising £596,790 during the Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds Including Oriental Rugs and Carpets auction. As Lot 1 of the sale, this remarkable manuscript dates to the earliest... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2018

A rare blue and white drug jar, late Ming dynasty

Lot 179. A rare blue and white drug jar, late Ming dynasty; 16cm., 6 3/8 in. Estimate 3,000—4,000 GBP. Lot sold 11,875 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2009 tthe body of waisted form, above a spreading foot and everted rim, painted with cranes amongst peony, with a central rectangular panel to each side inscribed 'V.PLVMBI', Japanese wood box Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 13 May 09. London
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26 avril 2018

A blue and white 'Dragon' jar, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620)

Lot 131. A blue and white 'Dragon' jar, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620); 13.7 cm, 5 3/8  in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. vividly painted around the exterior in bright tones of cobalt with two five-clawed dragons striding amongst clouds above a wavy sea, all between a band of flower blooms with scrolling foliage below the neck and upright lappets at the foot, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character mark within a double-circle, wood... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2018

A large blue and white 'Deer' dish, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 124. A large blue and white 'Deer' dish, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 43.7 cm, 17 1/4  in. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot Sold 6,250 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. painted to the interior with a central roundel enclosing five deer amidst blossoming flowers and leafy foliage issuing from rockworks, with a wide band of further blossoming flowers and rockworks in the cavetto, the reverse decorated with birds on branches and lingzhi sprays . From an Italian... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2018

A blue and white octogonal kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 123. A blue and white octogonal kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 16 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the compressed lobed globular body rising from a short foot to a tall cylindrical flanged neck, painted in rich cobalt-blue tones around the exterior with panels of leafy lingzhi sprays divided by a mamiform spout. From an Italian collection. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 16 May 2018, 10:30 AM

26 avril 2018

A blue and white 'Mythical Beasts' kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 122. A blue and white 'Mythical Beasts' kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 18.5 cm, 7 1/4  in. Estimate 1,000 — 2,000 GBP. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the rounded body rising from a short foot to a tall waisted neck, set with a short bulbous spout, painted with a continuous frieze of mythical beasts including a winged horse, Buddhist lion and qilin amongst rolling clouds and above cresting waves, the neck and spout decorated with leafy peaches and auspicious... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2018

A blue and white kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 121. A blue and white kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 17. 7 cm, 7 in. Estimate 1,000 — 2,000 GBP. Lot Sold 1,375 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the compressed globular body rising from a short foot to a tall neck, set to the shoulder with a mamiform spout, brightly painted around the exterior in rich shades of cobalt-blue with flower blooms with leafy branches, the base with a four characters mark reading yong bao chang chun (forever spring). From an Italian collection. ... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2018

A blue and white sleeve vase, late Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644)

Lot 120. A blue and white sleeve vase, late Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644); 40.6 cm, 16 in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 75,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the cylindrical body rising to gently curved shoulders surmounted by a waisted neck, painted to the exterior depicting the story of Bingji and cattle, accompanied by a group of attendants, the neck encircled by upright plantain leaves. From an Italian collection. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 16 May 2018, 10:30... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2018

A blue and white sleeve vase, late Ming dynasty

Lot 119. A blue and white sleeve vase, late Ming dynasty; 44.6 cm, 17 1/2  in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot Sold 56,250 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the cylindrical body rising to gently curved shoulders surmounted by a waisted neck, painted to the exterior depicting the story of Bingji and cattle, accompanied by a group of attendants, the neck encircled by upright plantain leaves. From an Italian collection. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 16 May 2018, 10:30 AM
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