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]
10 février 2019

An Abbasid lustre pottery bowl depicting a musician, Mesopotamia, 10th century

Lot 93. An Abbasid lustre pottery bowl depicting a musician, Mesopotamia, 10th century; 23.5cm. diam. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Lot Sold 18,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s 2014 of shallow rounded form with a slightly everted rim and narrow footring, the earthenware body painted in golden lustre on a cream ground, with a standing figure in the centre holding a tambourine against a dotted background, a single-line Kufic inscription on his left-hand side and underneath the base, the... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2018

A small white-glazed 'Buddha' lantern vase, Five Dynasties, 10th century

Lot 65. A small white-glazed 'Buddha' lantern vase, Five Dynasties, 10th century; 7,2 cm, 2 7/8  in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 EUR. Unsold. © Sotheby's le col et le pied évasés, la panse quadrangulaire légèrement arrondie décorée de quatre réserves délimitées par des bordures imitant des cordages et décorées d'un Bouddha dans une mandorle et de nœuds, la belle glaçure blanche transparente aux tonalités couleur olive. Provenance: Acquired in Taiwan. Sotheby's. Art d'Asie, 11... [Lire la suite]