20 août 2018

Beaker, Egypt, 9th-10th century

Beaker, greenish glass, with pinched decoration, Egypt, 9th-10th century, H: 8.4; Diam: 8.1 cm, Inv. no. 24/2008. © The David Collection, Copenhagen. A simple early decoration technique that was found in both Egypt and Iran was the use of tongs on the hot glass mass. This technique was only suitable for pieces with large openings, since the arms of the tongs with the pattern had to be able to press the inside and outside of the glass together. Then it might be necessary to heat and correct the shape of the glass from the inside if... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2018

Four Samanid slip-painted pottery cups, 9th-10th-11th century

Lot 101. A Samanid slip-painted pottery cup with inscriptions, 10th-11th century. Diam. : 16,9 cm. Estimation 800 - 1 000 €. © Artcurial Coupe tronconique, à décor peint en vert olive, rouge brique et noir sur engobe blanc, d'un bandeau d'inscriptions pseudo-épigraphiques. Frises concentriques linéaires et pointillées en bordure.  Étiquette Joseph Soustiel, 146 boulevard Haussmann, Paris 8e.  Provenance : Ancienne collection privée parisienne. Lot 102. A Samanid slip-painted pottery cup with... [Lire la suite]
12 novembre 2017

An Abbasid pottery bowl depicting a bird, Iraq, 9th-10th century

Lot 48. An Abbasid pottery bowl depicting a bird, Iraq, 9th-10th century. height: 7.5cm.; 3in. diam.: 23.4cm.; 9 3/16 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the earthenware body with a lightly everted rim, painted in lustre on an opaque white glaze, the centre depicting a bird, possibly a peacock, with five roundels to the reverse, both sides surrounded by contour panels on a dotted ground, base with inscription, broken and restored with some associated infill and... [Lire la suite]
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20 mai 2017

A very rare Yue mise box and cover, late Tang dynasty-Five dynasties, 9th-10th century

Lot 3119. A very rare Yue mise box and cover, late Tang dynasty-Five dynasties, 9th-10th century, 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000 (USD 51,650 - USD 77,475) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The box and cover are of the same shallow domed shape with straight sides, with an incised band near the upper rim of the cover, covered overall under an even and semi-translucent glaze of yellowish-olive tone, with the exception of the ten oval spur marks... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2017

A clear glass bottle, Iran, 9th-10th century

Lot 25. A clear glass bottle, Iran, 9th-10th century. Estimate 5,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 6,280 - USD 10,048). © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. Of globular form, with elongated faceted neck, intact; 6in. (15.3cm.) high Christie's. Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds Including Oriental Rugs and Carpets, 27 April 2017, London, King Street
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27 mars 2017

An Abbasid white tin glazed cusped pottery bowl, MEsopotamia, 9th-10th century 

Lot 32. An Abbasid white tin glazed cusped pottery bowl, MEsopotamia, 9th-10th century. Estimate GBP 7,000 - GBP 10,000 (USD 10,794 - USD 15,420). Price realised GBP 8,750 (USD 13,484) © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Rising from a short foot to rounded body with vertical cusped sides, white tin glazed covering both the exterior and interior, repaired breaks - 4½in. (11.4cm.) diam.     Christie's. Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds, 6 October 2011, London, King... [Lire la suite]

13 décembre 2016

The Raphy Star Collection sells for over $2 million and sets a new record

 A large Chinese wooden sculpture of a Luohan, Jin-Yuan Dynasty (13th-14th century) and the banknote found inside. Estimate: AUD$40,000-60,000. Sold for: AUD$47,120. Photo Mosgreen SYDNEY.- The Raphy Star Collection of Important Asian Art achieved a new record for a single-owner collection of Asian Art in Sydney last night with a total of over AUD$2 million ($2,009,700).  The top selling lot, a rare and beautifully carved Chinese polychrome wood sculpture of a Bodhisattva, Song Dynasty, 11th century sold for... [Lire la suite]
20 août 2016

A 'Xing' bowl, Tang dynasty-Five Dynasties, 9th-10th century

  Lot 123. A 'Xing' bowl, Tang dynasty-Five Dynasties, 9th-10th century. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's  sturdily potted, raised on a short Samarra-type foot to a lipped rim, covered overall with a blue-tinged glaze, stopping unevenly above the foot to expose the pale stoneware body. Diameter 8 3/8  in., 21.3 cm  Notes: Compare a closely related Tang dynasty bowl of comparable size, illustrated in Bo Gyllensvärd, Chinese Ceramics in the Carl... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2016

A rare Yue celadon ewer, late Tang dynasty, 9th-10th century

Lot 3107. A rare Yue celadon ewer, late Tang dynasty, 9th-10th century. Estimate HK$800,000 – HK$1,200,000 ($103,470 - $155,204). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The ewer is finely potted with an ovoid body rising from short foot rising to a trumpet mouth, applied to one side with an octagonal tubular spout, the other side with a conjoined strap handle connecting the neck and body, covered overall with a satin-silk glaze of yellowish-olive tone. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high, box Provenance: Acquired in Japan in... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2016

A green-glazed lobed vase, 9th-10th century

Lot 23. Property from the Cunliffe Collection. A green-glazed lobed vase, 9th-10th century; 21cm (8 2/8in) high. Sold for £3,750 (€4,761). © Bonhams 2001-2016.  The body moulded with eight lobed petals rising from a slightly splayed foot to a flared mouth rim, covered overall with a rich leaf-green glaze pooling to a darker colour in the recesses, the base unglazed to expose the buff ware.  Provenance: Rolf, Lord Cunliffe (1899-1963), Honorary Keeper of the Far Eastern Collections at the... [Lire la suite]