24 novembre 2013

North European, 12th-13th century, Pawn in the form of a standing guard

North European, 12th-13th century, Pawn in the form of a standing guard. Photo courtesy Sotheby's marine ivory; 7.8cm., 3in. Estimation  12,000 — 18,000 GBP This little shield bearing figure, presumably a pawn from a chess set, with mop haircut, tunic and bulging eyes, recalls those carved on gaming counters of the 12th century. The eyes of this figure were originally inlaid with jet or possibly mica beads, which are now missing. Sotheby's. European Sculpture & Works of Art. London | 04 déc. 2013, 11:00... [Lire la suite]
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22 septembre 2013

A turquoise-glazed pottery house model, Persia, 12th-13th century

A turquoise-glazed pottery house model, Persia, 12th-13th century. Photo: Sotheby's of rectangular form, with moulded decoration comprising an animal pen to the top containing various quadrupeds with an aperture in the centre, the sides also with open roundels and one main rectangular opening, covered with a bright turquoise glaze: 20.5 by 15.1cm. Estimation 8,000 — 12,000 GBP This interesting piece belongs to a surviving group of glazed ceramic house models, believed to date from the late/post-Seljuq... [Lire la suite]
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22 septembre 2013

A Kashan lustre vessel with monumental figures, Persia, 12th-13th century

A Kashan lustre vessel with monumental figures, Persia, 12th-13th century. Photo: Sotheby's. of compressed globular form on a short foot and with a circular opening to top, exterior decorated with four seated figures in the 'monumental' style between scrolling palmettes on a dark lustre ground, the interior with a blue glaze: 17cm. diam. Estimation 6,000 — 8,000 GBP  PROPERTY FROM THE GUERRAND-HERMÈS COLLECTION  Whilst decorated with the typical characteristics of Kashan pottery of... [Lire la suite]
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27 août 2013

Eskenazi’s annual autumn exhibition focuses on jun ware

Group of Glazed Stoneware Flowerpots, zhadou (cats. 16, 15 and 11). Ming dynasty, 15th century, Jun kilns, Henan province. Diameter of rims: 20 cm; height of each: 19 cm, 18.5 cm and 17.4 cm. Photo courtesy Eskenazi Ltd  LONDON - Eskenazi Ltd will present an exhibition of sixteen pieces of Jun ware at 10 Clifford Street, London, from 31 October to 22 November 2013. The exhibition will be a major contribution to the 16th Asian Art in London (31 October to 9 November), the annual event that unites London’s... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2013

Two bronze cast mirrors, Persia, 12th-13th ct

Two bronze cast mirrors, Persia, 12th-13th ct. Photo Nagel one depicting two mythical creatures framed by kufic inscription, one depicting two scaled fishes. Greenish patina, one mirror partially encrusted and with undefinite relief. D. 10,5 cm. Estimate 300 € Nagel. March 19th 2013. http://www.auction.de
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17 mars 2013

Kashan fritware aquamanile in shape of a sitting feline with lustre decoration, Central Persia, 12th-13th ct

Kashan fritware aquamanile in shape of a sitting feline with lustre decoration, Central Persia, 12th-13th ct. Photo Nagel Extensively restored, chips.L. 14,5 cm - Estimate 1800 € Provenance: From an old collection. Nagel. March 19th 2013. http://www.auction.de
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17 mars 2013

Kashan lustre ware bowl depicting two sitting figures in a pavilion, Central Persia, 12th-13th ct

Kashan lustre ware bowl depicting two sitting figures in a pavilion, Central Persia, 12th-13th ct. Photo Nagel Restored. D. 21,5 cm - Estimate 2000 € Provenance: From an old collection. Nagel. March 19th 2013. http://www.auction.de
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21 janvier 2013

A Divine Figure, Vietnam, 12th-13th century. LACMA

A Divine Figure, Vietnam, 12th-13th century. LACMA
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09 septembre 2012

A Cizhou-Type Russet-Striped Blackish-Brown-Glazed Bowl. Northern Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th-13th Century

A Cizhou-Type Russet-Striped Blackish-Brown-Glazed Bowl. Northern Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th-13th Century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The straight sides and interior are covered with a lustrous blackish-brown glaze decorated with stripes of matte russet glaze, which pools in a line on the exterior where the body tapers towards the knife-cut foot to expose the pale grey ware. 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) diam.  Estimate $3,000 - $5,000 北宋/金 磁州窰系黑釉褐斑直口盌 Provenance: The Falk Collection II; Christie's New... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2012

A Cizhou-Type Russet-Splashed Blackish-Brown-Glazed Bowl. Northern Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th-13th Century

A Cizhou-Type Russet-Splashed Blackish-Brown-Glazed Bowl. Northern Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th-13th Century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The rounded, conical body is covered on the interior and upper exterior with a lustrous, variegated, blackish-brown glaze that is decorated on the interior with five russet splashes, and on the exterior falls in an irregular line atop a thin brown glaze that ends irregularly above the foot to expose the granular ware that has fired to a buff color. 7 1/8 in. (18.2 cm.) diam.... [Lire la suite]


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