20 août 2018

Two small sancai-glazed pottery cups ,Tang dynasty (618-907) 

Lot 263. Two small sancai-glazed pottery cups ,Tang dynasty (618-907); 3 3/8 and 3 1/16 in. (8.6 and 8.1 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 5,040. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 Each with rounded sides rising from the short, waisted foot to an everted rim, decorated on the interior and exterior with streaks of amber and green glaze on a straw-glazed ground which falls to or over the edge of the foot to expose the fine pale ware, box. Christie's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]

14 août 2018

Burnt jade cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Burnt jade cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Length: 3 inches, 7.6 cm, Width: 1 3/8 inches, 3.5 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art. A nephrite jade cup, supported on a low foot, the gently rounded sides curving in towards the waist and flaring out again at the rim. The sides are carved with two handles in the form of stylised dragons, with detailed eyes and horns, biting the rim of the small vessel. The stone is of variegated brown, black and oatmeal tones, with small areas of red veining. The practice of burning jade to make it... [Lire la suite]
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07 août 2018

Earthenware cup with molded decoration and yellow and green glazes, Iraq or Syria, 8th-9th century

Earthenware cup with molded decoration and yellow and green glazes, Iraq or Syria, 8th-9th century. H: 7; Diam without handle: 13.9 cm, Inv. no. 4/2006. © The David Collection. The cup was given uniform, fairly small-patterned decorations in low relief. This type of decoration was found in the Umayyad period, though most often on unglazed ceramics, and continued under the Abbasids. Decorations like these – with rosettes, a scale-like pattern, etc. – could be applied to the finished piece by repeatedly using one or more... [Lire la suite]
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07 août 2018

Earthenware cup with molded or stamped decoration and a yellow and green glaze, Iraq or Syria, 8th-9th century

Earthenware cup with molded or stamped decoration and a yellow and green glaze, Iraq or Syria, 8th-9th century. H: 7.8; Diam. at top: 12 cm, Inv. no. 26/1995 © The David Collection. Both the shape and the decoration of this cup with a handle were undoubtedly derived from models made of silver, and the prototypes could be both Roman and Sasanian. The type of pottery was already found in the Umayyad period, though most often without a glaze, while this cup was probably made slightly later, under the Abbasids. Decorations like these... [Lire la suite]
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24 juin 2018

A fine pair of small blue and white cups, Yongzheng marks and period (1723-1735)

Lot 3723. A fine pair of small blue and white cups, Yongzheng marks and period (1723-1735); 7.1 cm., 2 3/4  in. Estimate 550,000 — 650,000 HKD (63,226 — 74,721 EUR). Lot sold 687,500 HKD (79,032 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's each delicately potted with deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to a slightly everted rim, the exterior decorated with six stylised flowerheads wreathed by meandering leafy scrolls, the interior centred with a medallion enclosing radiating spearhead motifs,... [Lire la suite]
07 juin 2018

A small blue and white cup, Kangxi six-character mark within a double circle in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 199. A small blue and white cup, Kangxi six-character mark within a double circle in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722). 3½ in. (8.8 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000. Price realised GBP 5,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The cup is delicately potted with steep fared sides and an everted rim. It is decorated just above the foot with a band of interlocking trefoil-shaped sprigs above a single line border.  Provenance: Acquired in France in 2010. ... [Lire la suite]

06 mai 2018

A pair of small blue and white cups, Yongzheng marks and period (1723-1735)

Lot 2. A pair of small blue and white cups, Yongzheng marks and period (1723-1735); 6.8 cm, 2 5/8  in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot Sold 10,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the rounded sides of each rising from a short slightly spreading foot to a straight rim, painted in varying tones of cobalt blue with a meandering floral scroll above a band of pendant leaves at the foot, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 29th/30th April... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2018

A rare doucai cup, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3612. A rare doucai cup, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 6.4 cm, 2 1/2  in. Estimate 1,800,000 — 2,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,240,000 HKD (335,140 EUR). ©  Sotheby's 2018 thinly potted with deep rounded sides rising from a concave base, the exterior delicately painted with bright enamels within an underglaze-blue outline, one side depicting Su Jin kneeling on a mat beside three large jars with an open sutra and a wine cup before him, his hands clasped in prayers to... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2018

A rare pair of Ming yellow-enamelled cups, Jiajing six-character marks within circles and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 2289. A rare pair of Ming yellow-enamelled cups, Jiajing six-character marks within circles and of the period (1522-1566); 2 5/16 in. (6 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 250,000. Price realised HKD 162,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2012 Each cup is supported on a low foot, with the deep rounded sides rising to a straight rim. The cups are covered in a deep yellow glaze with the exception of the base which bears the mark under a transparent glaze, Japanese wood box (2). ... [Lire la suite]
16 janvier 2018

A rare 'basket-weave' cup, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 495. A rare 'basket-weave' cup, Song dynasty (960-1279). Estimate 200 — 300 GBP. Lot Sold 5,625 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008 the hemispherical body rising from a concave base to an inverted rim, moulded to the interior and exterior with a basket-weave pattern and covered overall in a transparent ivory glaze, 9cm., 3 1/2 in; together with a similarly moulded seal paste box and cover. Quantity: 3. Provenance: F. Low-Beer & Co., New York (according to label). ... [Lire la suite]
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