24 février 2015

A white stoneware flask, Liao dynasty, 10th century

A white stoneware flask, Liao dynasty, 10th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. after a leather prototype, the lower bulbous section rising from a flattened base to a tapered top, the upper part terminating in a flat bracket-lobed flange and an upright circular spout with everted lip, the flange pierced with a hole, covered overall with white slip and a transparent ivory-tinged glaze stopping short of the base to reveal the white body. Height 10 7/8  in., 27.5 cm ... [Lire la suite]

24 février 2015

Rare 14th century ceramic flask leads the Bonhams Fine Japanese & Korean Works of Art Sale

A large and rare Ko-Seto heishi (flask), Kamakura period (early 14th century), 12 1/16in (30.5cm) high. Est. $225,000-300,000. Photo: Courtesy of Bonhams. NEW YORK, NY.- Bonhams presents Fine Japanese & Korean Works of Art on March 18, an auction that will place superb examples of classic Japanese art, Meiji era craftsmanship and a much anticipated private collection of Korean works on the auction block. The rarest item on offer is an early 14th century large Japanese Ko-Seto heishi (flask) that is expected to fetch between... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2014

An extremely rare early Ming blue and white flask, bianhu, Yongle period (1403-1424)

An extremely rare early Ming blue and white flask, bianhu, Yongle period (1403-1424). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The sturdily potted flask of circular form with a flattened base and a short cylindrical neck. It is painted in cobalt-blue with characteristic heaping and piling on the domed front with a central raised boss detailed with crashing waves, surrounded by a wide band of composite floral scrolls. The meandering foliage is supporting various blooms and associated buds. The sides of the flask are similarly decorated... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2014

A rare Dutch Delft blue and white flask, circa 1690-1701

A rare Dutch Delft blue and white flask, circa 1690-1701. Photo Sotheby's by Adrianus Kocx, of slender form applied with four rope twist moulded handles and two lion masks to the sides, upon an oval foot, painted in blue with bands of formal foliate borders, a flowering garland with perching birds and a band of twisting Chinese dragons at the shoulder, AK mark in underglaze-blue for Adrianus Kocx of De Grieksche A (The Greek A) factory, some damage; 31.4cm., 12 in. high. Estimation 1,500 — 2,000 GBP An example of this rare form is... [Lire la suite]
11 décembre 2013

A Venetian Chalcedony flask, 17th Century

  A Venetian Chalcedony flask, 17th Century. Photo courtesy Bonhams. In marbled agate or Chalcedony glass in tones of green and brown, the hexagonal body moulded with six deep vertical flutes, a white metal mount at the neck, 17cm high. Sold for £16,875 (€20,083) Provenance: Krug CollectionLempertz, Cologne, 26-29 April 1961, lot 466  Illustrated by Brigitte Klesse, Glassammlung Helfried Krug (1965), p.73, fig.85. A similar example in the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich is illustrated by Walther Bernt, Altes Glas,... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2013

Flask, fritware, of flattened circular form. Nishapur, dated 930 AH / 1523-4 AD

Flask, fritware, of flattened circular form, raised on a tall round footring, the neck is missing, as are the handles indicated by the base of one lug and an unglazed patch on the upper shoulder,underglaze-painted in blue, the circular panels depicting a single bird perched on a flower spray, one of three each with blossoms resembling stylized lotus flowers, within a border of nasta'liq script with poetic inscription incorporating a dated 930 AH/1523-4 AD. The panel on each side is decorated with three ogee-shaped medallions with... [Lire la suite]
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23 décembre 2012

A Safavid Blue, Black and White Flask, Persia, 17th century - Sotheby's

A Safavid Blue, Black and White Flask, Persia, 17th century - Photo Sotheby's of rectangular form, with arched shoulders and a small protruding mouth, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue, each side decorated with a different flower bouquet set in a Chinese-style blue and white vase, the shoulder decorated with birds flying in a cloudy sky, geometric lines on mouth; 14.5cm. height. Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 GBP - LOT SOLD. 6,250 GBP Sotheby's, Arts of the Islamic World, London | 05... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2012

Imperial Chinese porcelain to take centre stage this November at Eskenazi in London

Famille rose ruby ground porcelain vase. Qing dynasty, Qianlong mark and of the period, 1736-1795; height: 22 cm LONDON- This November will be the first time that Eskenazi has staged an exhibition solely devoted to Qing porcelain. Simply entitled Qing porcelain from a private collection, it comprises twenty superb imperial pieces which will be on show at Eskenazi Ltd., 10 Clifford Street, London W1 from Thursday 1 to Friday 23 November 2012. From a collection assembled in Europe in the 1980s and 1990s, the... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2012

Porcelain flask decorated in underglaze blue with dragon design, China, Ming dynasty, ca. 1400-1430

Porcelain flask decorated in underglaze blue with dragon design, China, Ming dynasty, ca. 1400-1430. Height: 13 in, Diameter: 8.5 in. 554-1878. © V&A Images.   The main body of the flask is of flattened circular form, the neck is narrow at the shoulder and widens at the top. Two slender handles adjoin the neck and the shoulder. Decorated in underglaze blue with a stylised lotus design, simple banded decoration and floral scrolls. The shape of this flask is based on a leather drinking flask... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2012

Flask. Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Flask. Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795). Porcelain with underglaze blue and maroon,12 3/4 in. (32.4 cm). Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters, before 1899. 49.1632. The Walters Art Museum.  Provenance: William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore, prior to 1899 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest. Exhibition: Masterpieces of Chinese Porcelain. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1980-1981.

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