21 août 2019

A rare small Yueyao celadon box and cover, Five Dynasties period, 10th century 

Lot 539. A rare small Yueyao celadon box and cover, Five Dynasties period, 10th century; 3¼ in. (8.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 5,625. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Of almost spherical fruit form, the cover crisply carved with inverted overlapping petals below a slightly depressed roundel applied in the center with a pinched stem, both sections covered inside and out with a lustrous greyish-green glaze that continues onto the countersunk base which retains four marks from the... [Lire la suite]

19 août 2019

10th century & Liao Dynasty Masterpieces of Early Chinese Gold and Silver from Dr. Johan Carl Kempe at Christie's NY

  Lot 576. A rare gold 'kalavinka' hairpin ornament, Liao dynasty (AD 907-1125); 2 in. (5.1 cm) wide; weight 6.1 g. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The front of the ornament is shaped in repoussé as a bejeweled kalavinka, its hands crossed in front of the chest as it floats amidst clouds. All of the outlines are beaded and it is soldered to a plain gold back.  Provenance: Dr. Johan Carl Kempe (1884-1967) Collection, Sweden, before 1953, no.... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2019

A white-glazed lobed bowl, 10th century

Lot 5. A white-glazed lobed bowl, 10th century; 12.4cm (4 7/8in) diam. Sold for £ 15,000 (€ 16,836). © Bonhams Rising from a low slightly spreading foot, the deeply rounded sides surmounted by a lobed pie-crust rim, all covered with rich creamy white glaze thinning at the extremities and pooling in the recesses. Provenance: Carl Kempe Collection, no.105 (label)Sotheby's London, 14 May 2008, lot 234. Exhibited and published: Mostra d'Arte Cinese, Venice, 1954, Catalogue, no.354Oriental Ceramic... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2019

A white-glazed basin, 10th century

Lot 10. A white-glazed basin, 10th century; 23.5 cm, 9 1/4  in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a flat base to an angled shoulder and flaring rim, covered overall in a creamy-white glaze falling short of the foot to reveal the white body.  Property from the Rui Xiu Lou Collection. Exhibited: Chūgoku tōji yonsen'nen ten. Kaikan nijūgoshūnen kinen [Exhibition of Four Thousand Years of Chinese Ceramics. Twenty-fifth... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2019

A large slip-painted pottery dish, Samarkand, 10th Century

Lot 18. A large slip-painted pottery dish, Samarkand, 10th Century; 36.7 cm. diam. Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000 (€ 12,000 - 17,000). © Bonhams 2001-2019 of shallow form on a short foot, rising gently to a slightly everted rim, decorated in manganese and tomato-red on a white ground with a central rosette formed from palmettes and split-palmettes, the rim with a band of inscription in floriated kufic  Inscriptions: al-jud min akhlaq ahl ... li-sahibihi, 'Generosity is a disposition of the... [Lire la suite]
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14 avril 2019

A white-glazed trefoil dish, Five Dynasties, 10th century

Lot 200. A white-glazed trefoil dish, Five Dynasties, 10th century; 4 ½ in. (11.5 cm) diam. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 10,440 - USD 15,660). Price realised GBP 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The dish is finely potted in the shape of a three-petalled flower. The body is covered in a creamy-white glaze stopping at the unglazed foot rim.. Provenance: Collection of Professor Ferdinando Cappelletti, acquired in Rome in the late 1970s. Note: A white-glazed dish of nearly... [Lire la suite]

09 avril 2019

A large Nishapur calligraphic pottery bowl, Persia or Central Asia, 10th century

Lot 139. A large Nishapur calligraphic pottery bowl, Persia or Central Asia, 10th century; 10.5cm. height, 34.3cm. diam. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 GBP (34,824 - 46,432 EUR). Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. of deep conical form, decorated in dark brown on a slip-painted ground with four Kufic calligraphic inscriptions under the rim and point to centre, plain exterior. inscriptions: ‘Modesty is a branch of faith and faith is’ Slip-painted bowls with calligraphic... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2019

A ‘Yueyao’ Cup Stand, Five Dynasties, 10th Century

Lot 3076. A ‘Yueyao’ Cup Stand, Five Dynasties, 10th Century. D 13.6cm. Estimate HKD 85,000 - 120,000 (USD 10,826 - 15,284). Lot sold HKD 100,300 (USD 12,775). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited. Provenance: Castle of Antiquities Co., Ltd Collection, no. 32005. Poly Auction Hong Kong. Imperial Curiosity – Art of Interior Decoration, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 2 april 2019
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07 avril 2019

A Rare Small ‘Yueyao’ ‘Lotus-Bud’ Carved Slender Baluster Jar and Cover, Five Dynasties, 10th Century

Lot 3078. A Rare Small ‘Yueyao’ ‘Lotus-Bud’ Carved Slender Baluster Jar and Cover, Five Dynasties, 10th Century. H 14.6cm. Estimate HKD 600,000 - 1,000,000 (USD 76,422 - 127,370). Lot sold HKD 708,000 (USD 90,178). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited. Provenance: Feng Wen Tang Collection2. Bonhams Hong Kong, 9 October 2014, lot.126. Poly Auction Hong Kong. Imperial Curiosity – Art of Interior Decoration, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 2 april 2019 
21 février 2019

Dr. Peter M. Greiner (1940-2013) Collection of Chinese Ceramics sold at Christie's New York, 18 - 19 September 2014

Lot 784. A rare Yueyao carved dish, 10th century; 7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 5,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014. The shallow dish is carved on the interior with a large flower head with overlapping petals, and is covered allover with a glaze of olive color that continues over the wedge-shaped foot to cover the base. Provenance: The Collection of the late Mrs. A. Kok-Viersen, sold by order of J.A.Witte, Esq., 28 May 1974, lot 49Dr. Peter M. Greiner... [Lire la suite]