27 avril 2017

A pair of famille verte saucer dishes, 17th century

  Lot 183. A pair of famille verte saucer dishes, 17th century; 13cm (5 1/8in) diam. (2). Estimate £8,000 - 12,000 (€9,500 - 14,000). Photo: Bonhams. Enamelled to the interior respectively with a scene of a dignitary standing on a terraced garden anticipating the arrival of the Jade Emperor accompanied by an attendant, and a cowherd playing the flute travelling across a rocky landscape, each accompanied with a poem describing the scene. Note: On the dish with the official standing... [Lire la suite]
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25 avril 2017

A cuerda seca pottery tile, Safavid Iran, 17th century

Lot 12. A cuerda seca pottery tile, Safavid Iran, 17th century; 11.¼ x 11in. (28.5 x 28cm.). Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 2,000 (USD 1,278 - USD 2,556) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. With white calligraphy reserved against dark blue ground. Christie's. Arts & Textiles of the Islamic & Indian Worlds, 28 April 2017, London, South Kensington  
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23 avril 2017

An iron-decorated white porcelain jar Joseon Dynasty (17th century)

Lot 86. An iron-decorated white porcelain jar, Joseon Dynasty (17th century), 14 5/8 in. (37.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 70,000 - USD 90,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The ovoid form with high shoulder with recessed base, painted in underglaze iron-brown with a long undulating dragon chasing a large flaming pearl among scattered scalloped clouds, eyes and random scales of the dragon reddish-brown, applied with a glossy clear glaze and with extensive crackle, foot rim unglazed Note: Virtually unique... [Lire la suite]
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21 avril 2017

An Iznik blue and white pottery tile, Turkey, 17th century

Lot 230. An Iznik blue and white pottery tile, Turkey, 17th century, 39.7 by 40cm. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. of square form, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue and turquoise with a design consisting of a central saz leaf encircled by tendrils and composite lotus palmettes, framed. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 26 Apr 2017, 10:30 AM   
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21 avril 2017

An Ottoman tile with cintamani design, Turkey, 17th century

Lot 231. An Ottoman tile with cintamani design, Turkey, 17th century, 24 by 24cm. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. of square form, decorated with cintamani motifs in underglaze cobalt blue with black outlines. Provenance: Ex-private collection, France, mid-20th century. Note: This tile presents a powerfully graphic example of the use of the cintamani design on an Ottoman ceramic. The cintamani motif, comprising three dots, has been associated to a tale in which... [Lire la suite]
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21 avril 2017

A blanc-de-chine figure of Guandi, 17th century

Lot 157. A blanc-de-chine figure of Guandi, 17th century, 21.5cm (8 1/2in) high. Estimate £4,500 - 6,000 (€5,400 - 7,200). Photo: Bonhams. The figure finely modelled wearing a cloth cap tied in a simple knot over the head with two trailing ribbons, the face with stern expression and the mouth surrounded by holes for a moustache and beard, the hands clasped across the rounded belly and concealed beneath long flowing sleeves, all covered in a rich creamy-white glaze, the interior incised with a four-character... [Lire la suite]
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21 avril 2017

A rare blanc-de-chine tripod incense burner, Huai De Yao Zhi four-character mark, 17th century

Lot 159. A rare blanc-de-chine tripod incense burner, Huai De Yao Zhi four-character mark, 17th century, 20.5cm (8 1/8in) wide. Estimate £10,000 - 15,000 (€12,000 - 18,000). Photo: Bonhams. The squat globular body raised on three tapering feet, the rim issuing two twisted-rope loop handles, covered overall with a creamy-white glaze. Note: Compare with a related blanc-de-chine incense burner, Ming dynasty, similarly potted with twisted-rope handles, and the base impressed 'Huai De Yao Zhi' mark ('Made... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2017

Three Rhinoceros Horn Libation Cups, 17th Century sold at iGavel Auctions

Chinese Rhinoceros Horn Landscape Libation Cup, 17th Century. Estimate $30,000-40,000. Lot sold $ 33,750. Photo iGavel Auctions. width: approximately 18 cm; height: approximately 15 cm; depth: approximately 10 cm; Weight approximately 535 grams; with restoration using a composite material in an approximate 2 1/4 by 1 inch section of at base and in an approximate 3/8 inch section of pine branch to upper portion of handle, with signs of dryness and associated cracks and... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2017

A rhinoceros horn 'lingzhi and bamboo' libation cup, 17th century

Lot 309. A rhinoceros horn 'lingzhi and bamboo' libation cup, 17th century, 14.1cm (5 1/2in). Estimate £10,000 - 15,000 (€12,000 - 18,000). Photo: Bonhams. Naturalistically carved in the form of a large lingzhi fungus detailed with swirls, the exterior exquisitely carved in relief with pointed bamboo leaves issued from a robust bamboo stalk handle, intertwined with smaller lingzhi fungi issuing from slender sprigs forming the second handle, extending to the underside to form the... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2017

A rhinoceros horn 'chilong and finger-citron' libation cup, 17th century

Lot 295. A rhinoceros horn 'chilong and finger-citron' libation cup, 17th century, 9.2cm (3 7/8in) long. Estimate £5,000 - 8,000 (€5,900 - 9,500). Photo: Bonhams. The richly grained honey-toned horn naturalistically carved as a gnarled tree trunk with irregular knots, the handles formed as branches issuing leaves and finger-citrons around the exterior, the interior carved with a sinuous chilong clasping in its mouth a sprig with a finger-citron Provenance:  Hugh M.Moss Ltd. (Label)An important... [Lire la suite]