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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30 juin 2017

Gregg Baker Asian Art at Masterpiece London 2017

A lacquer and gilt-wood figure of Amida Nyorai seated in jō-in (meditation mudra), Japan, 12th-13th century, Kamakura Period. Dimensions: Figure: H. 10¼" (25.50 cm). Gregg Baker Asian Art, Stand D23 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD Hisao Dōmoto, Solution de continuité (Solution of Continuity), oil on canvas, signed, titled and dated 1963-64 Paris on the reverse. H. 9¼" x W. 20¼" (23cm x 51cm). Gregg Baker Asian Art, Stand D23 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD Suda Kokuta, Untitled,... [Lire la suite]

14 avril 2017

A wheel-cut glass bottle, Persia, 9th Century

Lot 88. A wheel-cut glass bottle, Persia, 9th Century. Estimate: £10,000 - 15,000 (€12,000 - 18,000). Photo: Bonhams. of globular form with long multifaceted neck, engraved to the body with two registers of roundels containing circle motifs, the shoulder with two concentric bands - 17.2 cm. high. Note: Wheel-cut circles are one of the most frequently occurring motifs in glass found at Nishapur (see Jens Kroger, Nishapur Glass of the Early Islamic Period, New York 1995, pp. 129–135). It seems probable... [Lire la suite]
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08 avril 2017

A large slip-painted pottery Bowl, Samarkand, 9th Century

Lot 95. A large slip-painted pottery Bowl, Samarkand, 9th Century, 33.4 cm. diam. Estimate £8,000 - 12,000 (€9,300 - 14,000). Photo: Bonhams.  of deep rounded form with slightly everted rim on a short foot, decorated in manganese, mustard yellow and tomato red on a cream ground with an inscription to the well interspersed by palmette motifs, above and below further inscriptions surmounted by knot motifs    Note: Inscriptions: repeat of a word, possibly al-yumn,... [Lire la suite]
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08 avril 2017

An Abbasid lustre figural pottery Bowl, Mesopotamia, 9th Century

Lot 94. An Abbasid lustre figural pottery Bowl, Mesopotamia, 9th Century, 19.4 cm. diam. Estimate £4,000 - 6,000 (€4,700 - 7,000). Photo: Bonhams.  of rounded form with everted rim on a short foot, decorated in two shades of brown lustre with a seated musician playing a tambourine, a partial inscription to his left, the rim with a band of partial almond motifs   Note: Inscriptions: al-fadl kull, ' Virtue is ... of all ...'. Bonhams. ISLAMIC AND INDIAN ART, 25 Apr 2017,... [Lire la suite]
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08 avril 2017

An Abbasid slip-painted pottery Bowl, Mesopotamia, 9th Century

Lot 93. An Abbasid slip-painted pottery Bowl, Mesopotamia, 9th Century, 24.4 cm. diam. Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,300 - 3,500). Photo: Bonhams.  of deep rounded form on a short foot with everted rim, decorated in black and green on a cream ground with a band of pseudo-inscription to the well and three splashed areas to the walls  This lot is accompanied by a thermoluminescence test (CIRAM 0809-OA-184R-4, dated 9/9/2009). Bonhams. ISLAMIC AND INDIAN ART, 25 Apr 2017, 11:00 BST, LONDON, NEW... [Lire la suite]
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