09 janvier 2020

A blue enamelled gold-decorated sandwich glass beaker, probably Iran, 9th century

Lot 64. A blue enamelled gold-decorated sandwich glass beaker, probably Iran, 9th century; 3¼in. (8.2cm.) high. Estimate GBP 60,000 - GBP 80,000. Price realised GBP 73,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  Of cylindrical form with flat base, the body decorated in gilt in the 'sandwich-glass' technique with an arcade formed of lotus leaves and containing large palmetes, each palmette flanked with a small blue dot, a smaller band above with repeating smaller palmettes with occasional blue dots, the... [Lire la suite]

29 décembre 2019

An Abbasid polychrome lustre pottery bowl, Mesopotamia or Central Asia, 9th century

Lot 82. An Abbasid polychrome lustre pottery bowl, Mesopotamia or Central Asia, 9th century; 8¾in. (22.1cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000. Price realised GBP 5,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  With rounded body on short flat foot with slightly flaring rim, the symetrical decoration in two colour lustre with a central palmette tree flanked by two large palmettes with dotted roundels, their base with six-branched stars, the rim with crescent-shape motifs, the reverse... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2019

An Abbasid polychrome lustre pottery bowl, Mesopotamia, 9th century

Lot 2. An Abbasid polychrome lustre pottery bowl, Mesopotamia, 9th century; 10¼in. (26cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000. Price realised GBP 10,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  Of shallow rounded form with everted lip on short foot, the off-white tin-glazed interior painted in three colours of lustre with a bold panelled abstract palmette design formed of bold panels each filled with a variety of smaller motifs, the reverse with circles containing three stylized leaves... [Lire la suite]
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29 décembre 2019

A large Abbasid tin-glazed dish, possibly attributable to Muhammad al-Salah, Mesopotamia, 9th century

Lot 83. A large Abbasid tin-glazed dish, possibly attributable to Muhammad al-Salah, Mesopotamia, 9th century; 3 7/8in. (25cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 35,000 - GBP 40,000. Price realised GBP 43,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  Of rounded form with everted lip on short foot, the pale interior with a design of four cobalt-blue fan-like palmettes around a central dot, repaired breaks, small areas of restoration. Note: The production of opaque white glazed wares in Iraq in the late... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2019

A large Abbasid tin-glazed dish attributable to Muhammad al-Salah, Mesopotamia, 9th century

Lot 44. A large Abbasid tin-glazed dish, attributable to Muhammad al-Salah, Mesopotamia, 9th century; 24.5cm. diam. Estimate 50,000 — 80,000 GBP. Lot sold 61,250 GBP. © Sotheby's. of hemispherical form on a short foot, covered in an opacified glaze, decorated in cobalt blue with a central spot enclosed by four fan-like palmette leaves. Provenance: ex-Collection Dominique Fourcade. Note: This ceramic bowl is one of the most significant examples of early Abbasid ceramic... [Lire la suite]
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23 février 2019

An unusual Yaozhou brown glaze and white slip-decorated stoneware bowl, Tang dynasty, 9th century 

Lot 428. An unusual Yaozhou brown glaze and white slip-decorated stoneware bowl, Tang dynasty, 9th century; 6 1/8 in. (15.7 cm.) diam.; 2 5/16 in. (5.9 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 8,125. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008   The canted mouth rim decorated with five spreading ovals of brown glaze atop a white slip that ends mid-body, the interior similarly decorated with five large representations of water weeds; together with a small Yaozhou brown... [Lire la suite]
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28 août 2018

An unusual small dark brown-glazed double-gourd vase, late Tang dynasty, 9th century

Lot 1283. An unusual small dark brown-glazed double-gourd vase, late Tang dynasty, 9th century; 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The bottle has an ovoid body and a pair of double-strap handles that flank a waisted neck below the garlic mouth applied with six bosses around the mouth rim, all under a glaze of dark brown color that falls in an irregular line on the lower body exposing the fine light grey body, cloth box. Christie's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2018

A Rare and Highly Important Bronze Figure of Shiva Gangadhara Nataraja, South India, Tamil Nadu, Chola Period, 9th Century

Lot 26. A Rare and Highly Important Bronze Figure of Shiva Gangadhara Nataraja, South India, Tamil Nadu, Chola Period, 9th Century; 16 ¼ in. (41.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 2,000,000 - USD 3,000,000. Price realised USD 2,853,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. Dancing over the dwarf Apasmarapurusha with his left leg raised, his principal right hand in abhayamudra and his principal left hand pointed towards his raised foot, holding a damaru and chakra in... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2018

An Important Stone Head of Buddha, Indonesia, Central Java, 9th Century

Lot 23. An Important Stone Head of Buddha, Indonesia, Central Java, 9th Century; 15 ¾ in. (39.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 509,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. Finely carved with bow-shaped mouth and downcast eyes centered by a raised urna, flanked by pendulous pierced earlobes, the hair in snail-shell curls over the conicalushnisha. Provenance: With Aaron Vecht, Amsterdam, 1932.Private Collection, New York, 1939-1960s.Collection of Robert H.... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2018

Changsha Celadon Ewer, Tang Dynasty, 9th c. AD.

Changsha Celadon Ewer, Tang Dynasty, 9th c. AD. Height: 19cm. © Zetterquist Galleries. A pouring vessel with lobed body, surmounted by a trumpet shaped neck, an indented loop handle and faceted spout. Beneath the spout is an applied floral medallion typical of Changsha wares. The entire piece is covered with an olive colored green crackled glaze which stops short of its foot, revealing a buff stoneware body. Two rim chip repairs. It is unusual for a Changsha celadon to be this well controlled in color... [Lire la suite]
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