16 mai 2015

'Treasures and Talismans: Rings from the Griffin Collection' at The Cloisters in New York

Master of Saint Augustine, Netherlandish. Scenes from the Life of Saint Augustine of Hippo (detail). Oil, gold, and silver on wood. Flanders (Bruges), ca. 1490. The Cloisters Collection, 1961 (61.199).  New York - Worn by women and men, finger rings are among the oldest and most familiar forms of jewelry. In addition to their use as personal adornments, rings can serve as declarations of status, markers of significant life events, expressions of identity, and protective talismans. Some three dozen ancient,... [Lire la suite]

10 mai 2015

A Cizhou carved pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, 12th-13th century

A Cizhou carved pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping,  12th-13th century. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€4,100 - 6,900). Photo: Bonhams. Raised on a high foot with slender neck rising to a flaring mouth rim, the bulbous body deeply carved through the creamy-toned white slip with eight alternating lotus flower heads borne on leafy meanders, beneath further rows of flowers to the shoulder and neck separated by geometric bands. 19.7cm (7 3/4in) high Provenance: according to the family, acquired in the 1930s and thence by... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2015

A small Ding-type bowl, 12th-13th century

A small Ding-type bowl, 12th-13th century. Estimate £1,000 - 1,500 (€1,400 - 2,100). Photo Bonhams. The interior impress moulded in radiating panels with prancing equines, all covered in a thin ivory coloured glaze. 10.8cm (4 1/4in) diam. Provenance: reputedly acquired in the UK circa 1965-1981. The base with a circular Bluett & Sons label.   Bonhams. ASIAN ART, 11 May 2015 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
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28 mars 2015

A small brown-glazed basket-form jar, China, Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th-13th century

A small brown-glazed basket-form jar, China, Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th-13th century. Estimate $2,000 - $3,000. Price Realized $3,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH PART IV - CHINESE WORKS OF ART: METALWORK, SCULPTURE AND EARLY CERAMICS, 20 March 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza.
28 mars 2015

A small russet-striped blackish-brown-glazed bowl, China, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th-13th century

A small russet-striped blackish-brown-glazed bowl, China, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th-13th century. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Price Realized $4,750. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The upright sides covered in a lustrous russet glaze revealing a blackish-brown glaze on the lower sides and interior, and decorated inside and out with vertical russet splashes; 3 ¾ in. (9.5 cm.) diameter, box The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH PART IV -... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2015

A Jizhou resist-decorated papercut conical bowl, China, Southern Song Dynasty, 12th-13th century

A Jizhou resist-decorated papercut conical bowl, China, Southern Song Dynasty, 12th-13th century. Estimate $12,000 - $18,000. Price Realized $40,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The interior decorated in resist technique with paper-cut decoration of three diamond-shaped, openwork flowers reserved in brown against the variegated, milky buff ground, the exterior covered in a 'tortoiseshell' glaze of dark brown color mottled in beige falling to the small, circular foot;4 ¼ in. (10.8 cm.) diameter, box ... [Lire la suite]


27 mars 2015

A large Cizhou-type russet 'oil-spot' bowl, China, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

A large Cizhou-type russet  'oil-spot' bowl, China, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century. Estimate $7,000 - $9,000. Price Realized $23,750. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The rounded sides covered inside and out with a lustrous blackish-brown glaze liberally splashed on the interior with russet 'oil spots' that continue on the exterior where the glaze falls in an irregular line atop a thin brown glaze; 7 ¾ in. (20 cm.) diameter, box Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2015

A Cizhou-type russet-splashed blackish-brown-glazed bowl, China, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

A Cizhou-type russet-splashed blackish-brown-glazed bowl, China, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century. Estimate $7,000 - $9,000. Price Realized $32,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The deep, rounded conical bowl covered on the interior with a lustrous blackish-brown glaze decorated with five large russet splashes composed of densely spaced russet flecks reserved against a ground of more dispersed russet flecks, the glaze also covering the exterior below the russet rim above a caramel glaze that falls short of the foot,... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2015

A Cizhou-type blackish-brown-glazed bowl with white rim, China, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

A Cizhou-type blackish-brown-glazed bowl with white rim, China, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Price Realized $6,875. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The deep, flared sides rounding upwards towards the slightly inverted rim covered with a white slip under a clear glaze, the body covered on the interior with a lustrous black glaze decorated with five very faint luster splashes, the exterior with a black and brown glaze; 6 3/8 in. (16.4 cm.) diameter, box Provenance: The Collection... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2015

A Cizhou-type russet-splashed blackish-brown-glazed, bowl, China, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

A Cizhou-type russet-splashed blackish-brown-glazed, bowl, China, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Price Realized $25,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowl with rounded sides covered inside and out with a lustrous blackish-brown glaze decorated on the interior with five large russet splashes, and ending on the exterior in an irregular line atop a thin olive-brown glaze that falls short of the foot, exposing the buff ware; 7 in. (18.2 cm.) diameter, box Provenance: The... [Lire la suite]