10 février 2019

A Kashan lustre calligraphic star tile, Persia, 14th century

Lot 94. A Kashan lustre calligraphic star tile, Persia, 14th century; 18cm. width. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot Sold 7,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s 2014 of stellar form with lustre calligraphic inscription and turquoise splash. Note: InscriptionsQur’an, chapter VI (al-an’am), verse 148. Sotheby’s. Arts of the Islamic World, Londres | 08 oct. 2014
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10 février 2019

A rare and important Nasrid silvered and gilt-copper pyxis, Spain, 14th century

Lot 92. A rare and important Nasrid silvered and gilt-copper pyxis, Spain, 14th century; 11.8cm. height, 12.5cm. diam. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 GBP. Lot Sold 674,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2014 the octagonal box with four gilt-copper mounts and loops for hanging, also on fitted flat lid, with silvered and gilt-copper engraved geometric design and incised details throughout surface. Note: This beautiful pyxis is an extremely rare example of a fourteenth-century metal casket... [Lire la suite]
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28 décembre 2018

Tray with women and boys on a garden terrace, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), 14th century

Tray with women and boys on a garden terrace, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), 14th century. Carved red lacquer. H. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm); Diam. 21 7/8 in. (55.6 cm). Gift of Florence and Herbert Irving, 2015; 2015.500.1.31. © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Scenes of harmonious families featuring women and frolicking children began to appear in Chinese decorative art in the fourteenth century. This tray depicts two women and twenty-three boys on a terrace and pavilion overlooking a lotus pond. One... [Lire la suite]
16 décembre 2018

A Longquan celadon 'Dragon' dish, Yuan dynasty, 14th century

Lot 531. A Longquan celadon 'Dragon' dish, Yuan dynasty, 14th century. D.: 37.2 cm. (14 3/8 in.). Estimate EUR 8,000 - EUR 12,000. Price realised EUR 20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. De forme circulaire, recouvert d'une belle glaçure céladon, le centre orné en relief d'un dragon pourchassant la perle sacrée parmi deux volutes de nuages, l'aile incisée de volutes, le revers rehaussé de pétales moulés ; une fêle. Christie's. C'est fou!, Paris, 12 - 14 December 2018
14 décembre 2018

An early Mamluk silver-inlaid brass bowl, Egypt, 14th century

Lot 189. An early Mamluk silver-inlaid brass bowl, Egypt, 14th century; 5cm. height.; 16cm. diam. Estimate £12,000 - £18,000. © Sotheby's. with large silver-inlaid engraved calligraphic band between foliage, interspersed with four roundels containing seated figures, the underside engraved with a central stylised sun motif surrounded by six roundels containing figures, remnants of silver inlay, incised swimming fish to interior. Provenance: By repute, Count Don Enrico Lucchesi Palli, 11th... [Lire la suite]
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13 décembre 2018

A Junyao type dish, Yuan dynasty, 14th century

Lot 551. Chine, Dynastie Yuan, XIVe siècle, Plat en céramique à couverte de type Junyao. Diamètre : 11 cm. Estimation: 1 600 € / 1 800 €. Unsold. Courtesy Artprecium Un éclat en dessous du col, quelques défauts de cuisson.Provenance : Collection Spoerry, inventorié dans le carnet de collection sous le numéro 1024Une facture de Tonying à Londres datée de Juillet 1923 accompagne ce lot.A Chinese Junyao type dish, Yuan dynasty, 14th centuryProvenance: Spoerry collection, mentioned in the collector’s personal... [Lire la suite]

13 décembre 2018

A blue and white ‘Dragon’ porcelain stem cup, Yuan dynasty, 14th century

Lot 556. Chine, Dynastie Yuan, XIVe siècle. Rare coupe à pied en porcelaine. Hauteur : 10 cm. Diamètre : 11.2 cm. Estimation: 20 000 € / 30 000 €. Adjugé 220 000 €. Courtesy Artprecium à décor bleu et blanc de dragon sur le pourtour, l’intérieur orné d’une fleur de pivoine en motif central, les parois délicatement ornées en léger relief d’un décor de type ‘anhua’ de dragons à la poursuite de la perle sacrée. Légers défauts de cuisson au bas du pied ainsi qu’au col,... [Lire la suite]
07 octobre 2018

A monumental calligraphic tile, Central Asia or Persia, 14th century

Lot 131. A monumental calligraphic tile, Central Asia or Persia, 14th century; 59.5 by 48cm. Estimate: £50,000 - £70,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the stonepaste body with tall moulded calligraphic inscription between foliate stems under a protruding band with smaller line of Kufic calligraphy, painted in white with black outlines and turquoise band on a cobalt blue ground under a transparent glaze, set onto custom metal mount. Provenance: Private European family collection since the 1960s. Private European family... [Lire la suite]
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21 septembre 2018

A gilt-copper figure of Vasudhara, Nepal, 14th century

Lot 139. A gilt-copper figure of Vasudhara, Nepal, 14th century. Himalayan Art Resources item no.61637; 21.5 cm (8 1/2 in.) high. Estimate HK$ 1,600,000 - 2,400,000 (€ 170,000 - 260,000). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Provenance: David Weldon, London, 1970-72. Note: Vasudhara's name means, "Bearer of Treasure"; she is a Buddhist goddess of wealth and abundance. She is particularly revered among the Newars of the Kathmandu Valley. She is the consort of the wealth deity Jambhala, but her worship... [Lire la suite]
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20 septembre 2018

A Longquan celadon incised ‘Characters’ jar, Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th century

 Lot 35. A Longquan celadon incised ‘Characters’ jar, Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th century; 9 7/8 in. (25 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 180,000 - HKD 220,000 (USD 23,045 - USD 28,167). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The body is inscribed ’qingxiang meijiu’, which may be translated as ’exquisite wine, clear and fragrant’. Provenance: The Tsui Museum of Art, Hong Kong Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 4 October 2018