20 mars 2022

A 'Xing' conical bowl, 9th-10th century

Lot 300. A 'Xing' conical bowl, 9th-10th century. Diameter 6 in., 15.2 cm. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD. © Sothebys. Provenance: Priestley & Ferraro, London. Asian Private Collection. Sotheby's London, 9th November 2018, lot 270. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 23 March 2022
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16 avril 2021

A Nishapur buffware pottery bowl, Persia, 9th-10th Century

Lot 19. A Nishapur buffware pottery bowl, Persia, 9th-10th Century; 24.2 cm. max. Est: £1,500 - £2,000. Sold: £1,500. Courtesy Bonhams. of deep slightly rounded form on a short foot, decorated in green, mustard yellow and manganese with a central square containing a cruciform motif, surrounded by four partial squares overlapping the rim with triangular motifs within, interspersed by further triangle motifs. Bonhams. Islamic and Indian Art, London, March 30, 2021.
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16 avril 2021

An Abbasid lustre pottery bowl, Mesopotamia, 9th-10th Century

Lot 18. An Abbasid lustre pottery bowl, Mesopotamia, 9th-10th Century; 19.7 cm. diam. Est: £3,000 - £4,000. Sold: £3,000. Courtesy Bonhams. of deep rounded form with everted rim on a short foot, decorated in a brown and yellowish gold lustre with a floral spray issuing from a roundel flanked by two large foliate motifs. Bonhams. Islamic and Indian Art, London, March 30, 2021.  
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27 octobre 2020

A rare Samanid pottery jug, Central Asia, 9th-10th century

Lot 7. A rare Samanid pottery jug, Central Asia, 9th-10th century; 5 7/8in. (14.9cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000 (USD 26,120 - USD 39,180). Price realised GBP 125,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. Of conical form, with bold, black eastern kufic inscriptions to the centre and around the rim, repaired breaks, very slight losses. Provenance: With Joseph Soustiel by 1982. Note: Samanid potters can be credited with the invention and perfection of slip-painted pottery – in... [Lire la suite]
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19 septembre 2020

The Collection of James and Marilynn Alsdorf Goes up for Auction in New York

James and Marilynn Alsdorf, pictured in Miami in 1950. Photograph courtesy of the consignor For renowned Chicago collectors and philanthropists James and Marilynn Alsdorf, collecting art represented a unique opportunity for exploration, adventure, and the pursuit of beauty. ‘We looked for objects,’ Marilynn said, ‘to delight our eyes and our souls.’ Over the course of their four-decade marriage, the couple assembled a remarkable collection of artworks and objects spanning all eras and areas of the world. ‘The Alsdorf Collection is... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2020

A very rare Xingyao ewer, Tang-Five Dynasties period, 9th-10th century

Lot 2075. A  very rare Xingyao ewer, Tang-Five Dynasties period, 9th-10th century; 13 1/8 in. (33.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. Price Realized USD 425,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The ewer is potted with an elegant pear-shaped body that rises to a narrow neck below the pinched and flared 'phoenix-head' mouth rim, and has a curved handle on one side. The vessel is covered inside and out with an ivory-white glaze that falls to the knife-trimmed edge of the... [Lire la suite]

16 mars 2020

An Abbasid tin-glazed pottery bowl, Iraq, 9th-10th century

Lot 96. An Abbasid tin-glazed pottery bowl, Iraq, 9th-10th century; 20.6cm. diam. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded body with everted rim and short foot, decorated in cobalt blue in an opacified tin glaze with a central six-petalled rosette with hatched border sprouting stylised palmettes. Note: A similar bowl, also featuring a border of stylised sprouting palmettes, is in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, from the Nasli M. Heeramaneck Collection, gift of... [Lire la suite]
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09 janvier 2020

A wheel-cut blue glass bottle, North-East Iran, 9th-10th century

  Lot 69. A wheel-cut blue glass bottle, North-East Iran, 9th-10th century; 3in. (7.8cm.) high. Estimate GBP 2,500 - GBP 3,500. Price realised GBP 5,625. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  Of rounded form with short slightly flaring facetted neck, the body with rows of wheel-cut roundels, the shoulder marked with a carved line, iridescence, intact. Christie's. Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds, London, 5 October 2010
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20 septembre 2019

Bonhams to offer 8 museum-quality sculptures from one of the most important Himalayan art collections

Lot 805. A Gilt Copper Alloy Figure of Manjushri, Nepal, 9th-10th Century. Himalayan Art Resources item no.68446; 37.7 cm (14 7/8 in.) high. Estimate: HK$ 20,000,000 - 25,000,000 (€ 2,300,000 - 2,900,000). Photo: Bonhams. HONG KONG.- The international auction house Bonhams will present ‘The Path of Compassion: Masterpieces of Buddhist Sculpture’ on 7 October in Hong Kong – a single owner sale of eight Buddhist sculptures from the esteemed Nyingjei Lam Collection. The Collection, which translates... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2019

Three bronze vessels, Cham kingdom, 9th-10th century, Vietnam at Arthur M. Sackler Museum

Small Ovoid Jar with Short Neck and Wide Mouth and with Decoration of Bowstring Lines, Cham kingdom, 9th-10th century, Vietnam. Turned bronze with incised decor. H. 14.2 x Diam. 19.1 cm (5 9/16 x 7 1/2 in.). Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Partial gift of Walter C. Sedgwick and partial purchase through the Louis Sidney Thierry Memorial Fund, 2006.169.9 © President and Fellows of Harvard College Stemcup with Knobbed Stem and Flaring Mouth, Cham kingdom, 9th-10th century, Vietnam. Turned bronze.H. 18.7 x... [Lire la suite]