08 janvier 2020

A white glazed moulded pottery bottle, Kashan, Seljuk Iran, 12th century

Lot 91. A white glazed moulded pottery bottle, Kashan, Seljuk Iran, 12th century; 9 3/8in. (23.6cm.) high. Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000. Price realised GBP 2,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  Of bulbous form rising from short flat foot to long tapering neck, with flaring mouth, the decoration with two large galloping winged horses between vine scrolls, the base decorated with radiating petals, the neck with a moulded ring, slightly iridescent, areas of restoration. ... [Lire la suite]
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08 janvier 2020

A moulded cobalt-blue glazed pottery bottle, probably Kashan, Iran, 12th century

Lot 90. A moulded cobalt-blue glazed pottery bottle, probably Kashan, Iran, 12th century; 11 3/8in. (29cm.) high. Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000. Price realised GBP 4,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  With rounded body on short straight foot, with tall tapering neck and flaring spout with cusped lip, the shoulder moulded with chasing animals including a deer, a buffalo, a lion, two hares and a fox, under a thick cobalt blue glaze, the foot unglazed, restored Christie's. Art of the Islamic... [Lire la suite]
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02 janvier 2020

A pair of early celadon carved ovoid vases, Southern Song dynasty, 12th century

Lot 1486. A pair of early celadon carved ovoid vases, Southern Song dynasty, 12th century; 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  Of Lishui type, each tapering ovoid body is freely carved with a band of peony scroll bearing four blossoms set between petal bands below and on the shoulder below the cylindrical neck that rises to an out-turned rim. The vase is covered inside and out with a crackled, transparent olive-green... [Lire la suite]
18 décembre 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of Padmapani, Nepal, Licchavi revival style, circa 17th century

Lot 237. A gilt-bronze figure of Padmapani, Nepal, Licchavi revival style, circa 17th century; Hauteur: 24,8 cm. (9 ¾ in.). Estimate EUR 70,000 - EUR 90,000. Price realised EUR 81,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 Il est représenté en tribhanga sur un socle lotiforme. Sa main droite est en varadamudra, sa main gauche en vitarkamudra tient une tige de lotus. Il est paré de bijoux et vêtu d'un dhoti incisé de fleurs. Son visage est empreint de sérénité. Ses... [Lire la suite]
18 décembre 2019

An important bronze figure of Uma, South India, Chola period, 12th century

Lot 237. An important bronze figure of Uma, South India, Chola period, 12th century; Hauteur: 51 cm. (20 1/8 in.). Estimate EUR 100,000 - EUR 150,000. Price realised EUR 137,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 Elle est représentée debout en tribhanga sur une base lotiforme. Son bras gauche tombe le long de son corps, sa main droite en katakahastamudra tenait à l'origine un lotus. Elle est parée de bijoux et vêtue d'un sari. Son visage est empreint de sérénité. Ses yeux... [Lire la suite]
16 juillet 2019

A celadon bowl, Goryeo Dynasty (12th century)

Lot 98. A celadon bowl, Goryeo Dynasty (12th century); 8 in. (20.3 cm.) diameter. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2016 The deep bowl with lobed rim, molded with a central roundel of a fish, encircled by a scenery of lotus pond including ducks and Chinese children (karako), covered with a glaze of soft sea-green tone. Provenance: Private collection, Japan.  Note: This beautiful bowl represents the peak of celadon wares... [Lire la suite]
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09 juillet 2019

A Korean celadon foliate rim dish, Goryeo dynasty, 12th century

Lot 48. A Korean celadon foliate rim dish, Goryeo dynasty, 12th century.Diameter 4 1/2  in., 11.5 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 56,250 USD. © Sotheby's with straight flaring sides rising to the notched rim, the interior divided into eight panels, each incised with a stylized lotus spray, beneath a foliate scroll at the rim, the well incised with a larger lotus spray, the incised sprays repeated on the exterior and base, all covered with a gray-green... [Lire la suite]
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29 mai 2019

A wood figure of a three-faced and six-armed Guanyin, Dali kingdom, 12th century

Lot 2712. A wood figure of a three-faced and six-armed Guanyin, Dali kingdom, 12th century; 17 ¼ in. (44 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000. Price realised HKD 150,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The figure of Guanyin is depicted with three heads, two of which have wrathful expressions; and six arms, the principal left hand carrying a precious pearl. His body is draped by elaborate bejewelled ornaments. He sits on a rocky throne, with lotus petals and small devotional... [Lire la suite]
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29 mai 2019

A gilt-bronze kila, Dali kingdom, 12th century

Lot 2711. A gilt-bronze kila, Dali kingdom, 12th century; 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 250,000. Price realised HKD 1,062,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The upper portion of the kila is cast with the upper torso of the three-headed Vidyaraja with a pair of wings on the back, the hands in vairocana mudra, rising from lotus petals surmounted by a double vajra, the lower portion in the form of a plain pointed dagger. The back is cast with a... [Lire la suite]
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27 mars 2019

A sandstone figure of Avalokiteshvara, Khmer, Angkor Period, Angkor Wat Style, 12th century

Lot 36. A sandstone figure of Avalokiteshvara, Khmer, Angkor Period, Angkor Wat Style, 12th century; 30 in. (76.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 400,000 - USD 600,000. Price realised USD 425,000. Christie's Images Ltd 2015 Clad in a short sampot carved with parallel pleats and secured with a jeweled belt and with a double-butterfly sash in front, his rounded face with delicately outlined lips and long pendulous earlobes, the hair arranged in a conical topknot centered by a diminutive figure of... [Lire la suite]