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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07 août 2018

Earthenware storage jar with a turquoise glaze, Western Iran or Iraq, 8th century

Earthenware storage jar with a turquoise glaze, Western Iran or Iraq, 8th century. H: 40; Diam: c. 34 cm, Inv. no. 27/2003. © The David Collection. Green-glazed jars like this one are among the oldest known from the Islamic period, and the type goes back to Sasanian and Parthian prototypes. The decoration was made both with simple incising and with applied ornaments that form a bunch of grapes, etc. Copper oxide is one of the cheapest raw materials used to color glazes and also one of the most widespread. When copper oxide is used... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2018

Six Dynasties Art from the Norman A. Kurland Collection (Part one) at Eskenazi

This exhibition features a superb selection of Six Dynasties art (220 to 581 AD) assembled over four decades by Norman A. Kurland, a renowned film and television agent. His focused and scholarly eye has led him to form perhaps the best collection of Six Dynasties art in private hands. The thirty-eight pieces in the current exhibition, though limited primarily to the fifth and sixth centuries, range widely in material – stone sculptures, earthenware figures, gilt-bronze metalwork and glazed ceramics. Highlights include rare examples of... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2018

Gisèle Croës at Asia Week New York, 15-34 march 2018

Bronze drum stand with three coiled dragons, Spring and Autumn period (770 - 476 BC). Bronze with green and brown patina. Ht. 36,5 cm (14 1/2 in.)- Wd. 53 cm (21 in.) . Photo Studio Roger Asselberghs – Frédéric Dehaen Bronze Bell, Bo. Spring and Autumn period (770 - 476 BC) - Early 7th century. Ht. 42 cm (16 1/2 in). Photo Studio Roger Asselberghs – Frédéric Dehaen Bronze Mask. Early Western Zhou dynasty (1046-771 BC). Bronze with green patina, malachite crystallization. Wd. 29.5 cm (11 5/8... [Lire la suite]
09 juillet 2017

An earthenware amphora, presumably Iran, 12th - 14th century

Lot 5001. An earthenware amphora, presumably Iran, 12th - 14th century. H 28 cm. Estimated price €300 - €400. Result: €1.240. Courtesy Lempertz. Turquoise glaze with craquelure. Pear-form vessel with cylindrical neck and two handles with thumbrests. Older wear to the edges.  Lempertz. Asian Art II China, Tibetan/Nepalese Art, 18.06.2017, 10:30, Brussels
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04 janvier 2017

Bowl with ribbed decoration on outside, Vietnam, 13th century-14th century

Bowl with ribbed decoration on outside, Vietnam, 13th century-14th century, earthenware, light brown glaze, 6.0 × 14.5 cm diameter. Gift of Zorica McCarthy, 2010, 2010.339 © National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
04 janvier 2017

Covered jar, Vietnam, 13th century-14th century

Vietnam, 13th century-14th century, earthenware, glaze. Two parts - lid and jar. Three fish molded as decoration; (a-b) 22.5 × 19.0 cm diameter (overall). Gift of Zorica McCarthy, 2010, 2010.324.a-b © National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
04 janvier 2017

Covered bowl, Vietnam, 13th century-14th century

Covered bowl with scalloped lotus leaf cover, flat knob, incised lotus leaf decoration on lid and body, Vietnam, 13th century-14th century, earthenware, green glaze; (a-b) 15.3 × 17.2 cm diameter (overall). Gift of Zorica McCarthy, 2010, 2010.333.a-b © National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
04 janvier 2017

Bowl with moulded peony decoration, Vietnam, 12th century-13th century

Bowl with moulded peony decoration, Vietnam, 12th century-13th century, earthenware, olive glaze, 4.5 × 13.0 cm diameter. Gift of Zorica McCarthy, 2010, 2010.336 © National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne