05 août 2019

A very rare Longquan celadon dish, Yuan dynasty, 14th century

Lot 3214. A very rare Longquan celadon dish, Yuan dynasty, 14th century; 14 in. (35.5 cm.) diam. Estimate 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price Realized HK$437,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015  Of shallow form with rounded sides and an everted rim, the interior is carved in the center in low relief with a character, rendered in Phagspa script within a decorative border, box. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 23 May 1978, lot 29Mason Wang Gallery, Bethesda, Maryland. Literature: Marilyn W.... [Lire la suite]

29 mai 2019

A superbly cast gilt-copper stone-inlaid seated figure of Manjusri, Nepal, 14th century

Lot 2708. A superbly cast gilt-copper stone-inlaid seated figure of Manjusri, Nepal, 14th century; 9 in. (22.8 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 3,500,000 - HKD 4,500,000. Price realised HKD 3,965,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The bodhisattva is finely cast seated in vajraparyankasana, his right hand holding up a sword, the khadja, behind his head, his left hand in the vitarka mudra, with a lotus stem supporting a book of the ‘Perfection of... [Lire la suite]
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11 mai 2019

A large Longquan celadon-glazed dish, 14th century

Lot 25. A large Longquan celadon-glazed dish, 14th century; 46.4cm (18 1/4in) diam. Estimate £ 15,000 - 18,000 (€ 17,000 - 21,000). © Bonhams 2001-2019. Sturdily potted, the gently rounded sides rising from a short foot, the interior carved with stylised lotus in the centre encircled by further scrolling lotus, the underside undecorated, covered overall with a lustrous olive-green glaze except the wide ring on the recessed base burnt russet in the firing.  Provenance: Sotheby's London, 30 June 1937Bluett... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2019

A Mamluk enamel and gilt decorated glass vessel, Egypt or Syria, 14th century

Lot 202. A Mamluk enamel and gilt decorated glass vessel, Egypt or Syria, 14th century; 7.5cm high x 17cm. Estimate: £10,000 - £12,000. Sold: £8,800. © Roseberys of deep form, the base with straight sides rising to a wide flange and narrow neck, the thick greenish glass enamelled in red, green, blue and yellow to body with a design of roundels containing gilt birds alternating with a design of flowers outlined with a blue enamelled cartouche, the flange with a floral design outlined in red... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2019

A Kashan lustre pottery star tile with Simurgh, Persia, 14th century

  Lot 137. A Kashan lustre pottery star tile with Simurgh, Persia, 14th century; 17 by 20.3cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP (5,804 - 8,126 EUR). Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. of stellar form with one flat edge, decorated in lustre over an opacified tin glaze with in-glaze cobalt blue, featuring a Simurgh in flight, border with stylised blue design. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World including Fine Rugs and Carpets, London, 01 May 2019, 10:30 AM.
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17 mars 2019

A carved black lacquer circular dish, China, Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th century

Lot 1124. A carved black lacquer circular dish, Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th century. 12 7/8 in. (32.5 cm.) diam. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The shallow dish well carved with two long-tailed birds in flight amidst a leafy branch bearing four large camellia blossoms and buds, the exterior encircled by a band of xiangcao scroll, a later-added six-character inscription written in red on the base, cloth box. The Florence and Herbert Irving Collection. Note: The... [Lire la suite]

26 février 2019

A rare gilt-bronze 'Avalokitesvara and qilin' group, Yuan-Early Ming Dynasty, 14th Century

Lot 740. A rare gilt-bronze 'Avalokitesvara and qilin' group, Yuan-Early Ming Dynasty, 14th Century; 13 1/4 in., 33.5 cm. Estimate 180,000 — 250,000 USD. Lot sold 180,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the bearded deity seated upon a horned qilin with legs crossed and hands in dhyanasana mudra, dressed in long robes with finely incised foliate scroll borders, the face with eyes half-closed in meditation below the simple diadem centered by a seated Buddha Amitabha, all atop the... [Lire la suite]
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]