03 juillet 2014

Jar with building, praying human figure, and animals of the four directions, 12th-13th century, Southern Song dynasty

Jar with building, praying human figure, and animals of the four directions, 12th-13th century, Southern Song dynasty, Porcelain with areas of qingbai glaze, H: 14.3 W: 16.1 D: 15.8 cm; Southeastern, Southeastern China. The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler, S1999.120.13a-b. Freer/Sackler © 2014... [Lire la suite]
03 juillet 2014

Jar with lid in the shape of a granary with tiled roof, 12th-13th century, Southern Song or Yuan dynasty

Jar with lid in the shape of a granary with tiled roof, 12th-13th century, Southern Song or Yuan dynasty, Porcelain with translucent pale-blue (qingbai) glaze, H: 5.7 W: 14.7 D: 14.7 cm, Southeastern China, Southeastern China. The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler, S1999.120.11a-b.Freer/Sackler © 2014... [Lire la suite]

21 juin 2014

A rare Longquan celadon molded jar, Southern Song dynasty, 12th/13th century

A rare Longquan celadon molded jar, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century. Photo: Bonhams. The cylindrical body finely molded at the top with three graduated horizontal lobes supporting a dragon curled around the vessel pursuing a flaming jewel above a lower section elegantly carved with stiff petals above a flared foot, the vessel covered in and out with a pale green glaze extending to the slightly flared foot burnt orange red in the firing, the cover surmounted with a crouching bird; 10in (25.4cm) high. Estimate US$ 10,000 -... [Lire la suite]
19 juin 2014

A Chinese cizhou purple-glaze tea bowl, 12th-13th century

A Chinese cizhou purple-glaze tea bowl, 12th-13th century. Photo Bonhams. 16cm diam. Estimate AU$ 800 - 1,200 (€550 - 830) Provenance: Private collection NSW, purchased in London in the 1960s Bonhams. ASIAN ART, Sydney, Paddington, 22 Jun 2014 -www.bonhams.com
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18 juin 2014

A Chinese qingbai octagonal vase, 12th-13th century

A Chinese qingbai octagonal vase, 12th-13th century. Photo Bonhams. 20.3cm high. Estimate AU$ 4,500 - 5,500 (€3,100 - 3,800) Bonhams. ASIAN ART, Sydney, Paddington, 22 Jun 2014 -www.bonhams.com
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18 juin 2014

A Chinese cizhou black-glazed tea bowl, 12th-13th century

A Chinese cizhou black-glazed tea bowl, 12th-13th century. Photo Bonhams. with russet-splashed pattern to the interior, rim fixed with metal band, the black glaze stopping at the incised spiral pattern, 13.6cm diam. Estimate AU$ 1,000 - 2,000 (€690 - 1,400) Provenance: Private collection NSW, purchased in London in the 1960s Bonhams. ASIAN ART, Sydney, Paddington, 22 Jun 2014 -www.bonhams.com
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04 mai 2014

A Ding ware carved 'daylily' shallow bowl, 12th-13th century

A Ding ware carved 'daylily' shallow bowl, 12th-13th century. Photo Bonhams. Delicately potted with angled flaring sides rising from a short foot, the interior fluidly carved with a single leafy-stemmed daylily spray, fitted box. 18cm (7.1/8in) diam. Estimate £800 - 1,200 (€970 - 1,500) The Property of a Gentleman Provenance: a British private collection and thence by descent Bonhams. ASIAN ART, London, Knightsbridge, 12 May 2014 -http://www.bonhams.com/
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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