09 avril 2019

A Kashan moulded pottery lustre tile, Persia, 13th-14th century

Lot 136. A Kashan moulded pottery lustre tile, Persia, 13th-14th century; 23.8 by 39.6cm. Estimate 5,000 — 8,000 GBP (5,804 - 9,286 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the fritware body with thuluth calligraphic inscription painted in underglaze in cobalt blue between spiralling tendrils moulded in relief with turquoise highlights, with an overglaze lustre ground. inscriptions: Part of the word ([al-]rahman) and the last word (al-rahim) of the bismillah followed by... [Lire la suite]
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29 mars 2019

A ‘Longquan’ Celadon Octagonal Faceted Vase, Meiping, Yuan Dynasty, 13th-14th Century

Lot 3072. A ‘Longquan’ Celadon Octagonal Faceted Vase, Meiping, Yuan Dynasty, 13th-14th Century. H 26.4cm. Estimate HKD 2,500,000 - 3,500,000 (USD 318,475 - 445,865). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance: 1. The Sze Yuan Tang Collection, acquired in Hong Kong during 1980s-1990s2. Sotheby's London, 13 July 2005, lot.1943. Bonhams London, 9 November 2017, lot.37. Poly Auction Hong Kong. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 2 april 2019 3:00PM
10 février 2019

A fine and rare silver and parcel-gilt cup, Golden Horde, Central Asia, 13th-14th century

Lot 88. A fine and rare silver and parcel-gilt cup, Golden Horde, Central Asia, 13th-14th century; 13cm. max. diam. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 GBP. Lot Sold 43,750 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2014 the deep rounded body with central gilt medallion incised and punched with lotus blossom design, a foliate-edged thumb-rest rivetted to the rim with en-suite decoration, external rim with gilt band also incised and punched with foliate details. Note: This type of drinking cup (or 'belt-bowl'),... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2019

A large and impressive Ilkhanid lustre mihrab tile, Persia, 13th-14th century

Lot 228. A large and impressive Ilkhanid lustre mihrab tile, Persia, 13th-14th century; 48 by 36.5cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 413,000 GBP. © Sotheby's 2016. moulded in relief with an opacified tin glaze enhanced with cobalt blue and turquoise over-decorated in lustre, the central arched panel enclosing an inscription on a ground of spiralling floral tendrils, split-palmettes within the spandrels, bordered by a calligraphic band also in relief, set in old metal mount. ... [Lire la suite]
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09 janvier 2019

A Chinese 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'dragon' dish, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 468. A Chinese 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'dragon' dish, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century; diameter 15 1/4 in.; 38.7 cm. Estimate $20,000 - $30,000. Lot sold $17,500. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising to an everted rim, the center of the interior applied with a molded dragon in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' all within a band of large, freely incised leaves wrapping around the cavetto, the exterior molded and incised with a band of upright lotus petals, covered overall in... [Lire la suite]
15 septembre 2018

A Jizhou painted jar and cover, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 1303. A Jizhou painted jar and cover, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century; 7 in. (17.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The body is painted on either side with a quadrilobed panel of a leaping stag, the two separated by large leafy flower sprays below a plain band on the narrow, sloping shoulder and classic scroll on the neck, all in brown on a white slip under a clear glaze. The slightly domed cover is centered by a... [Lire la suite]

14 septembre 2018

A Korean celadon-glazed reticulated pillow, late Goryeo dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 1155. A Korean celadon-glazed reticulated pillow, late Goryeo dynasty, 13th-14th century; 4 ¾ in. (11.1 cm.) long. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 17,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The pillow is decorated on the top and the base with lotus blossoms and the sides with various floral and foliate motifs, all bordered by key-fret bands. It is covered overall with a celadon glaze pooling to an emerald color in the recesses.  Provenance: Stephen Junkunc,... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2018

A rare pair of monumental painted stucco figures of bodhisattvas, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 1128. A rare pair of monumental painted stucco figures of bodhisattvas, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 13th-14th century; 85 in. (2.16 m.) high. Estimate USD 400,000 - USD 600,000. Price realised USD 468,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Each figure is a manifestation of Avalokiteshvara, shown standing on a lotus base with head framed within a halo and hands held before the body in amida mudra. One figure wears a green scarf draped over the shoulders and then looped over the forearms before trailing... [Lire la suite]
03 septembre 2018

A Longquan celadon incised 'Floral' censer, 13th-14th century

Lot 157. A Longquan celadon incised 'Floral' censer, 13th-14th century; 4in (10.2cm) high. Estimate US$ 4,000 - 6,000 (€ 3,400 - 5,200). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Heavily potted, the rounded sides encircled by the Eight Trigrams between bands of combed wave patterns, supported on three cabriole feet surmounted by mythical beast masks and covered with a thick, crackled green glaze falling short of the well and the raised disc centering the base, exposing the biscuit. Bonhams. CHINESE... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2018

A Cizhou sgraffiato globular jar, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 825. A Cizhou sgraffiato globular jar, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century; 7 in. (17.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The globular body is carved through the blackish-brown slip to the buff body with a broad band of bold leafy scroll between line borders and covered with a clear glaze, Japanese wood box.  Japanese wood box.  Provenance: Kochukyo, Tokyo. Christie's. Masterpieces of Cizhou Ware: The Linyushanren Collection Part IV, New... [Lire la suite]