18 août 2019

Tang Dynasty Masterpieces of Early Chinese Gold and Silver from Dr. Johan Carl Kempe at Christie's NY, 12 September 2019

Lot 527. A pair of parcel-gilt silver hairpins, Tang dynasty (618-907). Each 13 1/8 in. (33.2 cm.) long, total weight 42.8 g. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The openwork head of each hammered silver, double-pronged hairpin has a fine openwork design of a lion facing a small bird perched on top of a large feathered plume surrounded by scrolling tendrils, leather box. Provenance: Dr. Johan Carl Kempe (1884-1967) Collection, Sweden, before 1954.Sotheby's... [Lire la suite]

27 août 2016

A pair of blue and white 'phoenix' cups, Jiajing marks and period (1522-1566)

Lot 273. A pair of blue and white 'phoenix' cups, Jiajing marks and period (1522-1566). Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. each with deep rounded sides rising from a tapering foot to a flared rim, the exterior freely painted with phoenix amidst blossoms, the interior centered with a floral spray, the rim and foot with double-rings and the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double-circle (2) - Diameter 3 1/8  in., 8 cm Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 13 sept.... [Lire la suite]
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