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]
03 septembre 2019

Xu Bing's Ode to Walt Whitman Exhibited at Brooklyn Museum's Reinstalled Asian Art Galleries This October

Xu Bing (Chinese, born 1955). Square Word Calligraphy: Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, Walt Whitman, 2018. Ink on paper, 89 3/8 x 48 13/16 in. (227 x 124 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Xu Bing to the Brooklyn Museum in honor of his father, 2018.24a-b. (Photo: Courtesy of the artist) Brooklyn Museum will highlight an artwork that honors the famous American poet Walt Whitman on his 200th birthday, on view from October 25, 2019–April 26, 2020. One: Xu Bing features a new... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2019

Two painted grey pottery tiles, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 13th century

Lot 848. Two painted grey pottery tiles, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 13th century; 12 in. (30.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. Each is of a rectangular form, one decorated in high relief with a deer, its head turned as it is attacked by a gyrfalcon amidst dense foliage, the other similarly decorated with a monkey holding a peach sitting on top of a deer walking amidst foliage, with traces of original pigment throughout. Provenance: John R. Berwald, London, 1993. ... [Lire la suite]
09 juillet 2019

A Korean slip-inlaid celadon stoneware cup, Goryeo dynasty, 13th century

Lot 53. A Korean slip-inlaid celadon stoneware cup, Goryeo dynasty, 13th century. Height 2 7/8  in., 7.3 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot sold 27,500 USD. © Sotheby's with a foliate rim and ten lobes, supported on a flared stem foot, each lobe inlaid with white and black slip with a chrysanthemum spray between incised foliate scrolls and waves, the interior with an incised floral medallion, Japanese wood box (4). Provenance: Kitayama Fine Arts, Tokyo,... [Lire la suite]
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09 juillet 2019

A Korean slip-inlaid celadon stoneware trefoil box and cover, Goryeo dynasty, 13th century

Lot 52. A Korean slip-inlaid celadon stoneware trefoil box and cover, Goryeo dynasty, 13th century. Length 3 3/8  in., 8.6 cm. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Lot sold 27,500 USD. © Sotheby's the flat top inlaid with white and black slip with a floral spray and butterflies, the sides of the cover and box with incised decoration of key-frets and scrolls, all covered in a blue-green celadon glaze, Japanese wood box (6). Provenance: Kitayama Fine Arts, Tokyo,... [Lire la suite]
09 juillet 2019

A Korean slip-inlaid celadon stoneware oil bottle, Goryeo dynasty, 13th century

Lot 51. A Korean slip-inlaid celadon stoneware oil bottle, Goryeo dynasty, 13th century. Diameter 3 in., 7.6 cm. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Lot sold 6,250 USD. © Sotheby's of circular section and compressed ovoid form, the waisted neck with wide flared mouth, inlaid in white and black slip, the broad shoulder decorated with a chrysanthemum scroll, the base encircled with lotus lappets, all covered with a celadon glaze, with three spur marks on... [Lire la suite]
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08 juin 2019

A Korean celadon plate, Koryo dynasty, 13th century

Lot 368. A Korean celadon plate, Koryo dynasty, 13th century; 11.5 cm, 4 1/2  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 52,500 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's incised to the interior with twin fish against waves, surrounded by four ruyi-clouds on the flat everted rim, the exterior decorated with petals, the footrim glazed and the base with three spur marks. Provenance: An old Swedish collection. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 30 may 2019 - 31 may 2019
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02 juin 2019

Drop by Drop Life Falls from the Sky. Water, Islam, and Art, an exhibition at the Museo d’Arte Orientale (MAO)

At MAO, Turin, opens Drop by Drop Life Falls from the Sky. Water, Islam, and Art, an exhibition curated by Alessandro Vanoli It is the major exhibition on the relationship between water and Islam, from its most ancient origins to its many complex developments, up to more recent needs. This exhibition tells a story through images, artifacts, books, and miniatures: technology, everyday life, and art, which for centuries mirrored one another in the many ways of enjoying and using water. This exhibition bears witness to the variety and... [Lire la suite]