09 décembre 2018

A blue and white porcelain pot and Kendi, China, 17th century

Lot 59. A blue and white porcelain pot and Kendi, 17th century. H. : 18 et 22,5 cm (7 and 9 in.). Estimate: €500 - €700 (US$564 - US$790). Vendu 585 €. © Artcurial. Le bourdaloue à panse bombée, à décor de chevaux au milieu de flammèches et lotus et rinceaux dans des cartouches lobés, l'anse en forme d'animal (fêle au corps), le Kendi à panse globulaire, décorée de paysage et saules, le bec verseur, le col et le bouchon en métal argenté ciselé de fleurs et motifs géométriques (manques possibles au col et au bec... [Lire la suite]
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28 septembre 2018

Mitsubishi Corporation Japanese Galleries reopen at the British Museum

The galleries have seen major improvements to their design and infrastructure which considerably improve the display of some 430 artworks and archaeological and historical artefacts dating from ancient prehistory to the present day. © The Trustees of the British Museum. LONDON.- The British Museum reopened some of its most popular galleries after nine-months of refurbishment. The Mitsubishi Corporation Japanese Galleries opened to the public again on 27 September 2018, displaying highlights from the Museum’s extensive... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2018

A blue and white porcelain pot and Kendi, China, 17th century

Lot 130. A blue and white porcelain pot and Kendi, China, 17th century. H. : 18 et 22,5 cm (7 and 9 in.) Estimation : 1 000 € / 1 500 €. Courtesy Artcurial Le bourdaloue à panse bombée, à décor de chevaux au milieu de flammèches et lotus et rinceaux dans des cartouches lobés, l'anse en forme d'animal (fêle au corps), le Kendi à panse globulaire, décorée de paysage et saules, le bec verseur, le col et le bouchon en métal argenté ciselé de fleurs et motifs géométriques (manques possibles au col et au bec verseur). ... [Lire la suite]
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26 avril 2018

A blue and white kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 121. A blue and white kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 17. 7 cm, 7 in. Estimate 1,000 — 2,000 GBP. Lot Sold 1,375 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the compressed globular body rising from a short foot to a tall neck, set to the shoulder with a mamiform spout, brightly painted around the exterior in rich shades of cobalt-blue with flower blooms with leafy branches, the base with a four characters mark reading yong bao chang chun (forever spring). From an Italian collection. ... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2018

Kendi, 17th century, Qing Dynasty

Kendi, 17th century, Qing Dynasty, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Provence, China. Underglaze blue decorated porcelain, silver mounts; 17.2 x 21.0 x 9.5 cm; found in Bukittingi, West Sumatra, Indonesia © Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide With its tall neck and full body, the style of this pouring vessel was informed by the shape of Middle Eastern and South Asian metal ewers. Its floral decoration may have been inspired by a type of ornamentation fashionable in Iran at the time of its production.
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18 mars 2018

Kendi, 15th century, Ayutthya Kingdom (1350-1767), Sawankalok, Thailand

Kendi, 15th century, Ayutthya Kingdom (1350-1767), Sawankalok, Thailand. stoneware, underglaze iron decoration, 13.5 x 14.5 cm. Found in Southeast Asia. © Museum of Asian Art, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur The typical Southeast Asian pouring vessel, kendi, is spherical in shape with one or more rounded spouts. Kendi were produced and traded throughout Southeast Asia, as well as imported from China. This kendi was made in Thailand, probably for export to Indonesia. Although the vessel was made in... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2018

Kendi, 16–17th century, Ming Dynasty

Kendi, 16–17th century, Ming Dynasty, Zhangzhou, Fujian province, China. Underglaze blue porcelain, 18.5 x 18.0 cm. Tound in Southeast Asia. Collection of the Asian Art Civilisations Museum Collection, Singapore. Kendi are pouring vessels found in many parts of Southeast Asia. The neck of this kendi, which was made in China for export to the Muslim world, is encircled by a band of script replicating Arabic calligraphy. The vessel also features a number of Buddhist symbols including the lotus and conch shell.... [Lire la suite]
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17 mars 2018

Kendi, 15th century, Ming Dynasty

Kendi, 15th century, Ming Dynasty, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, China. Underglaze blue decorated porcelain, silver mounts, 17.2 x 21.0 x 9.5 cm. Found in Bukittinggi, West Sumatra, Indonesia. National Museum of Indonesia, Jakarta. The elegant shape of this pouring vessel imitates the bronze water containers of Persia and Mughal India. The Indian metal versions originally derived from animal hide drinking flasks that reflected the nomadic Central Asian heritage of the Mughals. In the context of its ceremonial use in... [Lire la suite]
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07 novembre 2017

A Late Ming Dynasty Chinese polychrome-decorated porcelain Kendi, with 19th century Ottoman silver hookah mounts

Lot 868. A Late Ming Dynasty Chinese polychrome-decorated porcelain Kendi, with 19th century Ottoman silver hookah mounts. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Lot sold 2,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the mounts realistically pierced and cast as a basket of flowers on a neo-classical pedestal, stamped with Tughra, the globular body decorated in greens and red with acanthus leaves and panels of floral sprays; 36.5cm., 14 3/8 in. high. Sotheby's. From Earth to Fire,... [Lire la suite]
31 octobre 2017

A rare silver and gold kendi, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 50. A rare silver and gold kendi, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644). 6 1/4in (16cm) high. Estimate USD  8,000 - 12,000. Sold for US$ 10,000 (€8,592). Photo: Bonhams. The compressed globular silver body decorated with repousse ridges beneath an incised floral band encircling the base of the tall waisted neck with a flared flange surrounding the mouth, the ridged cup-form spout, mounted with a gold petal-decorated fitting and stopper connected to a chain, the domed gold cover decorated in repousse with... [Lire la suite]
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