11 avril 2015

A blue and white Kangxi porcelain pot for the export market, China, 17th century, with Ottoman mounts

A blue and white Kangxi porcelain pot for the export market, China, 17th century, with Ottoman mounts. Estimation  15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of slightly tapering cylindrical form with domed lid linked to handle with metal chain, the porcelain body with floral designs and fine, faceted spout, palmette-form metal mounts around edges; 19.6cm. height.; 10.5cm. diam. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, Londres, 22 avr. 2015

09 avril 2015

New Rubin Museum of Art exhibition features nearly 100 masks and costumes from diverse cultures

NEW YORK, NY.- Across culture and time, masks have served to imbue power, transform identity, and connect people with each other and with their sense of the divine and the spiritual. The Rubin Museum of Art delves into the significance of masks to peoples across the globe, showcasing their diverse uses and meanings, in the exhibition Becoming Another: The Power of Masks. On view March 13, 2015 – February 8, 2016, the exhibition highlights stunning masks and costumes from across the globe, including Siberia, the... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2015

A 'Hare's Fur'-glazed conical bowl, China, Jin-Yuan Dynasty, 13th-14th century

A 'Hare's Fur'-glazed conical bowl, China, Jin-Yuan Dynasty, 13th-14th century. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Price Realized $3,750 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowl and everted rim covered in a lustrous russet glaze finely streaked with 'hare's fur' markings on the interior and rim; 8 in. (20.4 cm.) diameter, box Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1987. Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH PART IV - CHINESE WORKS OF ART:... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2015

A small brown-glazed basket-form jar, China, Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th-13th century

A small brown-glazed basket-form jar, China, Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th-13th century. Estimate $2,000 - $3,000. Price Realized $3,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH PART IV - CHINESE WORKS OF ART: METALWORK, SCULPTURE AND EARLY CERAMICS, 20 March 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza.
28 mars 2015

A small russet-striped blackish-brown-glazed bowl, China, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th-13th century

A small russet-striped blackish-brown-glazed bowl, China, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th-13th century. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Price Realized $4,750. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The upright sides covered in a lustrous russet glaze revealing a blackish-brown glaze on the lower sides and interior, and decorated inside and out with vertical russet splashes; 3 ¾ in. (9.5 cm.) diameter, box The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH PART IV -... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2015

A blackish-brown and russet-glazed ovoid bottle, China, Jin-Yuan Dynasty, 13th Century

A blackish-brown and russet-glazed ovoid bottle, China, Jin-Yuan Dynasty, 13th Century. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Price Realized $8,750. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The rounded sides covered in a lustrous blackish-brown glaze with faint 'oil spot effect' that stops short of the foot, the glaze thinning on the raised edges of the mouth; 8 ½ in. (21 cm.) high, box Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1986. Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD... [Lire la suite]


28 mars 2015

A rare Zhejiang celadon reticulated vase, China, Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th century

A rare Zhejiang celadon reticulated vase, China, Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th century. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Price Realized $8,750. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Of pear shape, the outer body with a broad band of openwork peony scroll surrounding the inner, slender pear-shaped body, with clouds on the shoulder and upright petals on the flared neck, all under a glaze of slightly grey-green color;7 ¼ in. (18.5 cm.) high Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1988. ... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2015

A small Longquan celadon carved warming bowl, China, Yuan-Ming Dynasty, 13th-14th century

A small Longquan celadon carved warming bowl, China, Yuan-Ming Dynasty, 13th-14th century. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Price Realized $15,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Heavily potted, the exterior carved with lotus petals, the concave warming surface fluidly carved with a lotus flower, the unglazed base burnt orange in the firing around a central aperture through which the hollowed interior would have been filled: 4 ¾ in. (12.3 cm.) diameter, box Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2015

A rare large Longquan celadon carved bowl, China, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

A rare large Longquan celadon carved bowl, China, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Estimate $15,000 - $25,000. Price Realized $17,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowl with deep, rounded sides fluidly carved on the interior with two leafy peony stems rising from the center towards the rim, and in relief on the exterior with a band of narrow petals that rise from the small foot, covered overall and on the base with an unctuous glaze of sea-green color; 9 in. (23 cm.) diameter, box Provenance: The... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2015

A large green-glazed pottery rectangular pillow, China, Jin-Yuan Dynasty (1115-1368)

A large green-glazed pottery rectangular pillow, China, Jin-Yuan Dynasty (1115-1368). Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Price Realized $6,250. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The top divided into two rectangular sections, each incised with an inscription within a foliate border, the top covered in a green glaze that continues over the edge onto the sides;17 1/16 in. (43.4 cm.) long The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York Notes: Each inscription is a poem expressing a wife’s longing for her husband, who is... [Lire la suite]