14 novembre 2022

A sandstone bust of a female divinity, Cambodia, Angkor Period, style of Pre Rup, 10th century

Lot 59. A sandstone bust of a female divinity, Cambodia, Angkor Period, style of Pre Rup, 10th century; 62cm (24 3/8in) high. (2). Sold for €315,375 (Estimate € 30,000-50,000). Photo Fabrice Gousset. This is a very rare and early representation of a female deity with superb purity of form. The top of the sarong is draped across the plain belt and the hemline is flared towards the top. She is carved with delicate folds at the neck (trivali) and faint wavy lines are incised beneath the breasts and... [Lire la suite]

14 novembre 2022

A sandstone head of a male deity, Cambodia, Angkor Period, style of Pre Rup, 10th century

Lot 58. A sandstone head of a male deity, Cambodia, Angkor Period, style of Pre Rup, 10th century; 36.5cm (14 3/8in) high. (2). Sold for €75,975 (Estimate € 20,000-30,000). Photo Fabrice Gousset. The eyebrow arches come together in a single soft line, the nostrils slightly flared, eyes defined with a delicate line and fleshy mouth with a very slight smile and faint suggestion of a moustache. Two bands of hair protrude from the diadem descending on the temples to continue with a beard defined as a... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2022

A sandstone head of a male divinity, Champa (Vietnam), My-Son A 1 style, 10th century

Lot 49. A sandstone head of a male divinity, Champa (Vietnam), My-Son A 1 style, 10th century; 30cm (11 3/4in) high (2). Sold for €4,462.50 (Estimate € 2,000-3,000). Photo Fabrice Gousset. Carved with a high tiara with two rows of large lotus petals, the tips turned towards the top and ends with a large lotus bud opening at the top. The facial features are are worn but still discernible with high arching brows, prominent triangular nose and broad fleshy lips. Provenance: Georges Halphen... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2022

A sandstone head of a female deity, Champa (Vietnam), My-Son A 1 style, 10th century

Lot 48. A sandstone head of a female deity, Champa (Vietnam), My-Son A 1 style, 10th century; 30cm (11 3/4in) high (2). Sold for €4,845 (Estimate € 2,000-3,000). Photo Fabrice Gousset. Carved with a high tiara with two rows of large lotus petals, the tips turned towards the top and ends with a large lotus bud opening at the top. The facial features are are worn but still discernible with high arching brows, prominent triangular nose and broad fleshy lips, stand. Provenance: Georges Halphen... [Lire la suite]
14 octobre 2022

A sandstone figure of a female deity, possibly Durga, Cambodia, Angkor Period, Koh Ker style, 10th century

Lot 60. A sandstone figure of a female deity, possibly Durga, Cambodia, Angkor Period, Koh Ker style, 10th century; 90cm (35 1/2in) high. (2). Estimate 150 000 € - 200 000. Sold for 277 575 €. Crédit photo Fabrice Gousset. The robust figure stands in samabhanga, elegantly carved with hour-glass form torso, with full breast above delicately incised lines to indicate slight rolls of skin and sumptuous wide hips. She wears a long straight garment (sampot) flaring slightly at the bottom,... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2022

A carved Yue celadon box and cover, Five Dynasties period, 10th century

Lot 1071. A carved Yue celadon box and cover, Five Dynasties period, 10th century; 4 7⁄8 in. (12.3 cm.) diam, cloth box. Price realised USD 17,640 (Estimate USD 10,000 – USD 15,000). © Christie's 2022 The shallow domed cover is carved in relief with a scrolling peony spray. The box and cover are covered overall with a pale olive-green glaze. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1988. Note: Intended to contain precious substances and objects, Yue ware covered boxes of this type were... [Lire la suite]

21 mars 2022

A small 'Xing' ewer, 10th century

Lot 308. A small 'Xing' ewer, 10th century. Height 5 in., 12.7 cm. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD. © Sothebys. Provenance: Bluett and Sons, Ltd., London. Collection of Carl Kempe (1884-1967), coll. no. 376. Sotheby's London, 14th May 2008, lot 230. Literature: Bo Gyllensvärd, Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe Collection, Stockholm, 1964, pl. 376. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 23 March 2022
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03 octobre 2021

A rare and large 'Ding' vase with an inscribed 'guan' mark, Five Dynasties - Northern Song dynasty, 10th century

  Lot 190. A rare and large 'Ding' vase with an inscribed 'guan' mark, Five Dynasties - Northern Song dynasty, 10th century. Height 16⅛ in., 41 cm. Estimate: 400,000 - 600,000 USD. Lot sold: 504,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 of elegant and voluminous proportions, the meiping-form body rising from a narrow base and sweeping to high rounded shoulders, surmounted by a tall waisted neck and flaring into a conical dish-shaped mouth with a short galleried rim, all... [Lire la suite]
27 octobre 2020

An Abbasid lustre pottery jar, Mesopotamia, 10th Century

Lot 7. An Abbasid lustre pottery jar, Mesopotamia, 10th Century; 9in. (22.9cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000 (USD 39,000 - USD 65,000). Price realised GBP 150,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. Of typical form with rounded body tapering towards mouth, the shoulder with a band of kufic interrupted by four stylised handles, below this a band of parading long-necked birds, repaired breaks and small areas of restoration. Provenance: Excavated in 1946... [Lire la suite]
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26 octobre 2020

A large Samanid pottery bowl, Central Asia, 10th century

Lot 4. A large Samanid pottery bowl, Central Asia, 10th century; 15 7/8in. (40.1cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000 (USD 104,480 - USD 156,720). Price realised GBP 93,750. Courtesy Sotheby's. Of conical form, with bold, black eastern kufic inscriptions to the centre and around the rim, repaired breaks, very slight losses. Provenance: Swiss collection, active 1970s-1990s, by repute. Sotheby's. Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds Including Oriental Rugs and... [Lire la suite]
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