11 janvier 2016

Table screen, China, 12th-13th century

Table screen, China, 12th-13th century, Longquan ware. H 15.5 cm × w 14.0 cm × d 6.0 cm. Courtesy Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
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29 novembre 2015

A very rare finely moulded 'peacock' Ding dish, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

A very rare finely moulded 'peacock' Ding dish, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century. Estimate HK$2,000,000 – HK$3,000,000 ($259,272 - $388,908). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The dish is delicately potted with a flat base and flaring sides and is crisply moulded to the interior with a single peacock flying amid peonies and leaves, adorned by a butterfly and insect, all within a heptafoil frame. The well is further moulded with composite floral scroll below a keyfret band. The dish is covered overall... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2015

A rare Jun deep bowl, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th-13th century

A rare Jun deep bowl, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th-13th century. Estimate HK$ 200,000 – HK$300,000 ($25,927 - $38,891). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowl is formed with deep rounded sides rising to a slightly incurved rim, supported on a short foot ring. It is covered overall with a glaze of sky-blue tone thinning on the rims. The foot is covered with a brown glaze wash. 4 3/8 in. (13 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box Christie's. THE CLASSIC AGE OF CHINESE CERAMICS - THE LINYUSHANREN COLLECTION,... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2015

A purple-splashed Jun bowl, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th-13th century

A purple-splashed Jun bowl, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th-13th century. Estimate HK$ 240,000 – HK$400,000 ($31,113 - $51,854). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowl is delicately potted with rounded sides, covered inside and out with a lavender-blue glaze with two purplish splashes on the exterior and further splashes on the interior, thinning to mushroom on the rim and falling in an irregular line above the neatly cut foot. The foot and countersunk base are unglazed, with the exception of two glaze drops,... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2015

Tea Bowl (yan-kou wan), Jian ware, Song dynasty, 12th-13th century

Tea Bowl (yan-kou wan), Jian ware, Song dynasty, 12th-13th century. Dark-brown stoneware with dark-brown glaze and iron oxide markings, 2 15/16 x 5 1/4 in. (7.5 x 13.34 cm). Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton 2000.209.1 © 2015 All Rights Reserved. Minneapolis Institute of Art. Highly respected items of the court during the reign of Emperor Hui Zong (r. 1101-1125), Jian ware tea bowls from Kiangsu province came in two sizes; this classic example can be considered the larger variety. Appearing bluish black, a deep brown glaze... [Lire la suite]
17 novembre 2015

Bottle, Song dynasty, 12th-13th century

Bottle, Song dynasty, 12th-13th century. Stoneware with "tea-dust" glaze, 8 x 5 1/2 in. (20.32 x 13.97 cm). Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton 99.67.2 © 2015 All Rights Reserved. Minneapolis Institute of Art This elegant jar is a rare descendant of wares developed in the Yaozhou area of Shansi province during the Tang period (618-907). Although the Yaozhou kilns are most famous for celadons produced during Northern Song (960-1127) and Jin (1115-1234), the region had a longer and more ancient history in the production of black... [Lire la suite]


15 novembre 2015

A standing granite torso of Devi, Southern India, Chola period, 12th-13th century

A standing granite torso of Devi, Southern India, Chola period, 12th-13th century. Estimate CHF 12 000.- / 18 000.- € 11 110.- / 16 670. Photo Koller. Height 90 cm German collection, purchased at Nagel Auktionen, 17.5.2010, lot 1645. There described as coming from an old German private collection, bought with the German art dealer Stolper in 1965.  Koller. Art asiatique (Japon, Asie du Sud-Est, Inde, Perse): Vente A175AS, 18 November 2015 10:00
20 septembre 2015

Dallas Museum of Art presents 50 masterworks from rarely exhibited Keir Collection

DALLAS, TX.- This fall, the Dallas Museum of Art has mounted Spirit and Matter: Masterpieces from the Keir Collection of Islamic Art, the first North American exhibition from one of the world’s most significant and rarely exhibited private collections of Islamic art. This unprecedented exhibition showcases more than 50 of the most historically important masterworks from the Keir Collection, which is arriving in Dallas this year on a 15-year loan to the DMA.  Assembled over the course of five decades by the noted... [Lire la suite]
08 septembre 2015

A Longquan celadon ribbed meiping and cover, 12th-13th century

A Longquan celadon ribbed meiping and cover, 12th-13th century. Estimate US$ 20,000 - 30,000 (€18,000 - 27,000). Photo: Bonhams. The elongated ovoid body with fine concentric ribs on the exterior beneath the neck tapering inwards, the interior and exterior all covered with a rich bluish-green glaze covering the foot around the slightly recessed unglazed base, the cover similarly ribbed and glazed. 8 1/4in (21cm) high Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 21/22 September 2005, lot 312 Notes: The fine... [Lire la suite]
03 septembre 2015

A rare Junyao foliate-rimmed vase, Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

A rare Junyao foliate-rimmed vase, Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century. Estimate $30,000 – $50,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vase has a high-shouldered body that tapers towards the high, conical foot, and a waisted neck that rises to a scalloped rim shaped as five out-curved petals. The vessel is covered with a matte glaze of milky blue color decorated with a splash of reddish purple on one side, which thins to mushroom on the rim, and ends in a line above the unglazed foot rim, exposing the buff ware. 7 ½ in.... [Lire la suite]