16 mai 2016

Creative Africa: A vibrant season of exhibitions and activities opens at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Altar Head, 16th century, Benin Kingdom, Nigeria. Bronze, copper alloy. Height: 8 1/8 inches University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia: Purchased from W. O. Oldman. Image courtesy of the Penn Museum, Image #250922. Photograph by Gary Ombler for Dorling Kindersley. PHILADELPHIA, PA.- This spring the Philadelphia Museum of Art is presenting five exhibitions and a series of related programs that feature a broad spectrum of the arts from across the African... [Lire la suite]

07 mars 2016

An Archaistic Pale Celadon Jade Cup, 17th century

Lot 379, An Archaistic Pale Celadon Jade Cup, 17th century. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the cylindrical body raised on three bear-form feet, the angular handle set with a sinuous chilong clambering aside, the exterior finely carved around in relief with confronting dragon and phoenix on a studded ground, the stone with opaque calcified areas mottled with russet brown coloration. Height 3 3/8  in., 8.6 cm ... [Lire la suite]
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11 janvier 2016

Box and cup, China, Tang dynasty (618-906), 8th century

Box, China, Tang dynasty (618-906), 8th century, silver, d 11.5 cm. Courtesy Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Cup, China, Tang dynasty (618-906), 8th century, silver, h 6.0cm × d 6.4cm. Courtesy Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Silverware from the late Tang period is one of the most refined productions of Chinese applied art. The craftsmanship is unparalleled: every dot was individually punched into the surface. Here, flower sprays and animal motifs have been executed with minute attention to detail and elegantly distributed over the... [Lire la suite]
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25 mars 2015

A small Northern white ware cup, China, Late Tang dynasty, 9th-10th century

Lot 818. A small Northern white ware cup, China, Late Tang dynasty, 9th-10th century; 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) high. Estimate $2,500 - $3,500. Price Realized $5,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Possibly copying a silver shape, the body tapering to a flat base and applied on one side below the flared rim with a ring handle with foliate base, covered overall with a clear glaze of slightly grey-green tone, box Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1986. ... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2015

A rare yellow-glazed marbled pottery cup, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

A rare yellow-glazed marbled pottery cup, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Estimate $9,000 - $12,000. Price Realized $11,250. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The cup has a deep, rounded body that tapers from a bow-string band to the small flared foot and rises to the everted rim, with a loop handle to one side. The marbled white and red ware is covered with a transparent glaze of yellow color. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm.) high, Japanese wood box Provenance: In Japan prior to 1976. Literature: Chugoku bijitsu ten -... [Lire la suite]
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24 février 2015

Two glazed white stoneware cups, Sui-Tang dynasty

Two glazed white stoneware cups, Sui-Tang dynasty. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. each thinly potted of deep U-shape, supported on a low flaring foot, covered overall in a transparent glaze suffused with crackles, pooling to shades of green on the interior and around the foot, the base unglazed revealing the white body (2). Height of taller 2 7/8  in., 7.3 cm Notes: See a set of four similarly glazed white stoneware cups in the Meiyintang Collection, illustrated in... [Lire la suite]

06 novembre 2014

A fine Qingbai cup, Northern Song dynasty

Lot 70. A fine Qingbai cup, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 25,000 GBP.  Photo: Sotheby’s delicately potted of upright rounded form, with three raised ribs below the tapering foot, rising to a tapering rim, covered in a consistent pale blue-tinged glaze; 7.3cm., 2 7/8in. PROVENANCE: Collection of Francisco Capelo. LITTERATURE: Francisco Capelo et. al., Forms of Pleasure. Chinese Ceramics from Burial to Daily Life, London, 2009, pl.... [Lire la suite]
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20 juillet 2014

Cup, 1200s-1300s, Northern China, Jin dynasty or Yuan dynasty

Cup, 1200s-1300s, Northern China, Jin dynasty (1115-1234) or Yuan dynasty (1271-1368), stoneware with underglaze painted decoration, Cizhou ware, Overall - h:12.10 cm (h:4 3/4 inches). Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1948.222, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
12 juillet 2014

Cup, c. 1725, manufacturer Meissen Porcelain Factory

Cup, c. 1725, manufacturer Meissen Porcelain Factory, porcelain, Overall - h:4.35 w:7.65 cm (h:1 11/16 w:3 inches). Gift of Rev. Alfred Duane Pell 1919.1022, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
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03 juillet 2014

Cup, 11th-early 12th century, Northern Song dynasty

Cup, 11th-early 12th century, Northern Song dynasty, Porcelain with transparent pale-blue (qingbai) glaze, H: 5.6 W: 9.7 cm, Southeastern China. Gift of Charles Lang Freer, F1914.94. Freer/Sackler © 2014 Smithsonian Institution