16 novembre 2019

A rare blue and white flask for the Japanese market, Tianqi-Chongzhen (1621-1644)

Lot 91. A rare blue and white flask for the Japanese market, Tianqi-Chongzhen (1621-1644); 18.5cm (7 1/4in) high. Estimate: £18,000 - £24,000. Sold for £ 22,562 (€ 26,339). Photo: Bonhams.  Of ovoid shape with narrow short neck and channelled mouth rim, painted around the exterior with sampan boats and larger fleets journeying through a riverside landscape with distant pavilions, amongst the 'Three Friends of Winter' and a shan border on the luting line, encircled at the shoulder with a floral... [Lire la suite]

06 septembre 2019

An important and extremely rare inlaid iron flask, Warring States period-Han dynasty (475 BC–220 AD)

Lot 241. An important and extremely rare inlaid iron flask, Warring States period - Han dynasty (475 BC–220 AD). Height 32. cm. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the flattened oval body sumptuously inset on each side with five registers of gilt-silver and turquoise plaques enclosing various mythical creatures and animals, each plaque surrounded by four detached scrolls inlaid in fine silver wires, separated by raised... [Lire la suite]
05 septembre 2019

A Punch'ong slip-decorated stoneware flask, Joseon Dynasty (1392-1897)

Lot 528. A Punch'ong slip-decorated stoneware flask, Joseon Dynasty (1392-1897). Width 9 3/4  in., 24.8 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 USD. Lot Sold 37,500 USD. © Sotheby's. the horizontal ovoid form raised on a high splayed oval foot and surmounted by a narrow waisted neck rising to an everted mouth, covered overall with brushed white slip, each side decorated boldly in iron brown with intertwined ginseng leaves, the shoulder with sparse iron-brown foliate design centering the... [Lire la suite]
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20 avril 2019

A Fatimid carved aquamarine flask, Egypt, 10th-11th century

Lot 133. A Fatimid carved aquamarine flask, Egypt, 10th-11th century; 6.4cm. height. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. of cylindrical form on a short spreading foot, with everted rim and inner cylinder, the body decorated with four relief-cut curved and etched stylised vines with upward-pointing palmette terminals. Provenance: Purchased from Michel Albert Manoukian, Paris, 7 April 1969 (receipt on file). Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World including Fine... [Lire la suite]
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17 février 2019

Property from the Collection of James E. Breece III sold at Christie’s New York, 18 – 19 September 2014

Lot 761. A green-glazed pottery flask, Liao dynasty (AD 907-1125);14 in. (35.6 cm.) high. Estimate $4,000 – $6,000. Price Realized $5,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The tall, pouch-shaped body tapers to a pinched neck and is applied with nine bosses below a rope-twist handle and cylindrical spout from which trail three slender straps. The flask is covered with a bright green glaze over a white slip falling short of the splayed foot to expose the pale buff ware. Property from the Collection of James... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2019

A rare small blue and sancai-glazed pottery flask, Liao dynasty (907-1125) 

Lot 1308. A rare small blue and sancai-glazed pottery flask, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 7¼ in. (18.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Of 'owl' form, the rounded front with a lower panel filled with rounded bosses in irregular rows suggesting feathers, below large blue and resist-glazed medallions suggesting eyes, covered in amber, green and cream glaze, the flat back covered with an amber glaze, all below an arched handle and attached to... [Lire la suite]

10 décembre 2018

A Northern whiteware flask, Five Dynasties-Northern Song dynasty

Loy 66. A Northern whiteware flask, Five Dynasties-Northern Song dynasty (907-1127); 16 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 EUR. Lot Sold: 42 000 EUR. © Sotheby's la panse ovoïde reposant sur un petit pied court circulaire, le col resserré et évasé en partie supérieure, comportant des deux côtés une double paire de anses simulant des passants, le biscuit blanc couvert d'une belle glaçure ivoire. Provenance: Mathias Komor, New York, no. D. 125 (according to label). Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2018

A Sancai glazed pillow and an amber glazed pottery flask, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 8052. A Sancai glazed pillow and an amber glazed pottery flask, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 8 7/8in (22.5cm) long, the pillow; 9 1/2in (24.1cm) high, the flask. Estimate US$ 4,000 - 6,000 (€ 3,200 - 4,800). © Bonhams 2001-2018 The leaf shaped pillow carved in low relief on the face with a floral design, the peonies and leaves glazed green against a black ground, the front side glazed amber and green, the back side carved but unglazed; together with an amber glazed pottery flask, following a leather... [Lire la suite]
08 septembre 2017

Masterpieces from the Asia Society Museum Collection until 8 july 2018

NEW YORK - This exhibition features a selection of the finest artworks from the Asia Society Museum Collection, largely assembled from 1963 to 1978 by Asia Society founder John D. Rockefeller 3rd (1906–1978) and his wife, Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller (1909–1992), working with art historian Sherman E. Lee (1918–2008) as an advisor. This spectacular group of historical objects—including sculpture, painting, and decorative arts—was later bequeathed to Asia Society and became the core of the world-renowned Asia Society Museum... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2017

Flask, Qing dynasty, Qianlong mark and period (1736–95)

Flask, Qing dynasty, Qianlong mark and period (1736–95). Glass, 14,1  x 7,6 cm. William Sturgis Bigelow Collection, 12.115 © 2017 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Provenance: Lent by W.S. Bigelow, March 7, 1914