29 octobre 2021

A Kashan blue, black and white conical pottery bowl, Persia, 13th century

Lot 180. A Kashan blue, black and white conical pottery bowl, Persia, 13th century; 9cm. height; 19cm. diam. Lot sold: 3,780 GBP (Estimate: 3,000 - 4,000 GBP). © 2021 Sotheby's the earthenware body of deep conical form, painted with radiating cobalt blue stripes, black circular inscriptive band to centre of interior and along the exterior near the rim. Provenance: Ex-collection Bonar Hugh Charles Sykes, M.A. (1922-99)For further details on Sykes, see lot 176.  Note: Two exquisite... [Lire la suite]

29 octobre 2021

A small Kashan blue, turquoise and lustre pottery jug, Persia, 13th century

Lot 178. A small Kashan blue, turquoise and lustre pottery jug, Persia, 13th century; 16.5cm. height. Lot sold: 3,780 GBP (Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP). © 2021 Sotheby's the tall body with vertical bands decorated with alternating calligraphic bands and foliate designs reserved against a clear, turquoise and blue glaze, with a cylindrical neck and spout with small handle, old collector's label to underside: "T/63" and numbers written in ink: "29272". Provenance: Old collection labels... [Lire la suite]
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27 octobre 2020

A lajvardina pottery jug, Ilkhanid Iran, 13th century

  Lot 14. A lajvardina pottery jug, Ilkhanid Iran, 13th century; 10 ¾in. (27.1cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000 (USD 26,000 - USD 39,000). Price realised GBP 25,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. The drop-shaped body decorated with red and gold lattice roundels interspersed with stylised leaf-motifs on a cobalt-blue ground, beneath a band of geometric motifs, the neck similarly decorated, the glaze mostly iridised. Provenance: Private Japanese collection late 1960s, from whom... [Lire la suite]
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03 octobre 2020

A Korean inlaid celadon glazed vase, Goryeo dynasty (918-1392), 13th century

Lot 1044. A fine iron-decorated porcelain moon flask, Joseon dynasty (1392-1897), 17th-18th century; 10 1/4in (26cm). Estimate US$ 1,200-1,800. Sold for US$ 1,020 (€ 869). Courtesy Bonhams The heavily potted cylindrical body tapering inward to a narrow neck and everted rim, painted in iron oxide on three faces with a stylized tree. Provenance: Purchased at Gumps, San Francisco, California, 13 February 1956 Bonhams. Fine Japanese and Korean Art, New York, September 24, 2020.
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26 mai 2020

A large black lacquer mallow-form dish, Southern Song dynasty, 13th century

Lot 3266. A large black lacquer mallow-form dish, Southern Song dynasty, 13th century; 5 ¾ in. (14.7 cm.) diam. Estimate $12,000 – $18,000. Price Realized $6,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The thin dish has shallow sides that are molded in the shape of seven overlapping mallow petals that flare from the broad center to the petal-lobed rim, and is covered all over in black lacquer, Japanese wood box. Note: Lacquer dishes of this mallow shape with seven petals were made in both black and... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2020

A Mamluk silver-inlaid brass cylindrical vessel, Egypt or Syria, 13th century

Lot 101. A Mamluk silver-inlaid brass cylindrical vessel, Egypt or Syria, 13th century; 7.2cm. height; 8.6cm. diam. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. of cylindrical form, the body with monumental silver-inlaid calligraphic band amidst vegetal scrolls with silver-inlaid leaves and black composite ground, between two foliate roundels, underside with incised design, hinge to body, lacking lid. inscriptions: ‘The high authority, the great, the responsible’ ... [Lire la suite]

06 mars 2020

A very rare Geyao octagonal archaistic hu-form vase, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th century

Lot 1311. A very rare Geyao octagonal archaistic hu-form vase, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th century; 5¾ in. (14.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 104,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.   Made in imitation of a Shang dynasty bronze and of octagonal form raised on a tall foot of conforming shape, the tapered neck flanked by a pair of lug handles, covered all over and on the base in a pale creamy glaze suffused with a... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2020

A Kashan lustre, cobalt-blue and turquoise moulded inscription tile, Central Iran, 13th century

Lot 115. A Kashan lustre, cobalt-blue and turquoise moulded inscription tile, Central Iran, 13th century; 14 7/8 x 14 5/8in. (38 x 37.2cm.). Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000. Price realised GBP 4,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  Of square form, the main register with a moulded cobalt-blue naskh inscription on a ground of spiralling tendrils issuing leaves, palmettes and bold birds on a deep lustre ground, the upper register with inverted palmettes issuing leafy swags, the lower register... [Lire la suite]
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08 janvier 2020

A Kashan blue, black and white glazed cockerel-head pottery ewer, Central Iran, 13th century

Lot 105. A Kashan blue, black and white glazed cockerel-head pottery ewer, Central Iran, 13th century; 9¾in. (24.6cm.) high. Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000. Price realised GBP 4,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  With drop-shaped body rising from short vertical foot to cockerel-head mouth with pronounced comb, simple handle, the body with a register of wide white interlacing strapwork forming cobalt circles with radiating black motif, above and below bands of white naskh reserved against... [Lire la suite]
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17 septembre 2019

A rare qingbai partially-glazed figure of a Daoist sage, Southern Song dynasty, 13th century

Lot 1022. A rare qingbai partially-glazed figure of a Daoist sage, Southern Song dynasty, 13th century; 8 in. (20.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 81,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The finely modeled sage is shown smiling and wearing a belted robe and cord-tied shoes, seated on top of a pierced rock stool with his hair worn in two small topknots on top of his head, the stool and interior of the sleeves covered with a transparent pale blue glaze, the... [Lire la suite]