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]
20 février 2019

A rare bronze figure of Shiva Nataraja, South India, Tamil Nadu, Chola period, 13th century

Lot 815. A rare bronze figure of Shiva Nataraja, South India, Tamil Nadu, Chola period, 13th century; 8 ¾ in. (22 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Shown with one leg raised on the back of a recumbent dwarf, who plays with a snake, standing on a rectangular plinth, his lower arms held in dance mudras and his upper arms outstretched and holding a drum and flame, clad in a short dhoti and wrappednagas and sashes, with a chain swinging from his... [Lire la suite]

16 février 2019

A Cizhou-type russet-decorated blackish-brown-glazed bottle,xiaokou ping, Jin dynasty, 13th century

Lot 757. A Cizhou-type russet-decorated blackish-brown-glazed bottle, xiaokou ping, Jin dynasty, 13th century; 8½ in. (21.5 cm.) high. Estimate $4,000 - USD 6,000. Price Realized $15,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The broad ovoid bottle is covered with a blackish-brown glaze and is freely painted in russet with a leafy chrysanthemum spray. The bottom of the foot is unglazed, Japanese double wood box. Provenance: A Japanese private collection, acquired in the 1990s. ... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2019

A Cizhou bowl, Jin dynasty (1115-1234), 13th century

Lot 872. A Cizhou bowl, Jin dynasty (1115-1234), 13th century. Diameter 11.4 cm. Estimated price €1.000 - €2.000. Result: €1.125. © Lempertz. Shallow bowl with rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, covered with a translucent glaze and decorated on a white slip in red, green and yellow with a floral spray, in the center encircled by two concentric bands. Provenance: Collection Friedrich Otto Hasse (1886-1964), Bremen, acquired in the 1920s, and thence by descent. ... [Lire la suite]
18 décembre 2018

A Vietnamese ceramic storage jar and cover, Ly dynasty, 13th century

Lot 586. Grande jarre couverte en céramique à glaçure beige craquelée, Vietnam, Dynastie Ly, XIIIe siècle. Hauteur : 40 cm. Estimation: 800 € / 1 000 €. Adjugé 7 500 €. Courtesy Artprecium. Éclats et égrenures.  Provenance : - Ancienne Collection Pouyanne (étiquette). - Collection Spoerry, inventorié dans le carnet de collection sous le numéro 1060. A Vietnamese ceramic storage jar and cover, Ly dynasty, 13th century. Arts d'Asie chez Artprecium, 75009... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2018

A copper alloy figure of Acala, Tibet, 13th century

Lot 185. A copper alloy figure of Acala, Tibet, 13th century. Himalayan Art Resources item no.61641; 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.) high. Estimate HK$ 100,000 - 150,000 (€ 11,000 - 16,000). Sold for HK$ 118,750 (€ 13,129). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Provenance: Jerome Beagle, 1999. Note: Here, three-eyed Acala steps to the right and firmly anchors his left knee on the lotus base, displaying the strength of the "Immovable One". Two forms of Acala exist in the kneeling posture – the blue-bodied Nila... [Lire la suite]
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