08 septembre 2021

Two Extraordinary Tang Silver Vessels Formerly in the Renowned Collection of Carl Kempe at Christie's NY, 23-24 september 2021

Made during the Tang dynasty (618–907) for a client of elevated stature, perhaps even for a member of the imperial court, these handsome vessels of hammered silver—a bowl and a dish—were formerly a part of the famous collection assembled by renowned Swedish collector Carl Kempe (1884–1967) and thus claim a distinguished, even enviable, provenance. The vessels were ultimately inspired by luxury goods crafted in precious metals that were reaching Chang’an (modern Xi’an), the Tang capital, from ancient Iran via the fabled Silk Route,... [Lire la suite]

20 septembre 2018

A Longquan celadon moulded 'Rhinoceros' dish, Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th century

Lot 33. A Longquan celadon moulded 'Rhinoceros' dish, Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th century; 5 ¾ in. (14.7 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000 (USD 10,242 - USD 15,363). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Provenance: Sold at Christie’s London, 7 November 2012, lot 617 Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 4 October 2018
19 juillet 2017

A fine and very rare parcel-gilt 'rhinoceros' silver dish, Tang dynasty, 8th-9th century

Lot 60. A fine and very rare parcel-gilt 'rhinoceros' silver dish, Tang dynasty, 8th-9th century, 15.2cm., 6in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 168,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. possibly a pair to lot 59, this dish is of similar shallow circular shape with everted sides rising from a splayed footring, the interior similarly decorated in repoussé and parcel-gilt depicting a rhinoceros standing four-square and facing right, his stout body with scaly hides and supporting a... [Lire la suite]
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29 mai 2016

A carved Yaozhou 'Rhinoceros' dish, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 3122. A carved Yaozhou 'Rhinoceros' dish, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Estimate HK$120,000 – HK$150,000 ($15,520 - $19,401). Price realised HK$400,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The dish is carved to the interior with a diamond-shaped cartouche enclosing a recumbent rhinoceros gazing up at a full moon, encircled by scrolls beneath the well, covered inside and out with a glossy olive-green glaze pooling at the recesses, the base and foot unglazed. 7 1/8 in. (18 cm.) diam., box. ... [Lire la suite]