31 août 2019

An underglaze-copper-red pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, late 14th century

Lot 52. An underglaze-copper-red pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, late 14th century; 13 in. (33 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000. Price realised GBP 27,600. © Christie’s Images Limited 1998 The well-rounded body with a narrow neck and flaring mouth and supported on a short spreading foot ring, painted in underglaze-red with four large peony blooms alternately depicted in profile and full-faced, borne on a generously scrolling stem with characteristically spiky leaves and four... [Lire la suite]

12 février 2019

A large Timurid moulded cuerda-seca pottery tile, Central Asia, late 14th century

Lot 106. A large Timurid moulded cuerda-seca pottery tile, Central Asia, late 14th century; 35 by 33 by 4.5cm. Estimate 7,000 — 10,000 GBP. Lot Sold 8,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s 2014. the surface moulded and decorated in cobalt and light blue, green, cream and manganese with a stylised stellar design. Provenance: Ex-private collection, UK, formed in the 1950s and '60s. Exhibited: Arts from the Land of Timur, An exhibition from a Scottish Private Collection, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 8-13 January 2012. ... [Lire la suite]
18 août 2018

A very rare gilded and painted limestone Buddhist plaque, late Yuan-early Ming dynasty, late 14th century 

Lot 226. A very rare gilded and painted limestone Buddhist plaque, late Yuan-early Ming dynasty, late 14th century; 19¼ x 13½ in. (49 x 34.3 cm.). Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. Price realised USD 504,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007. The rectangular plaque finely carved in the center with Buddha Aksobhya seated indhyanasana on a waisted lotus throne draped in the center with a cloth, with right hand in bhumisparsamudra and left resting in the lap in dhyanamudra,... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2018

A very rare underglaze-blue moulded 'dragon' stemcup, gaozu wan, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, late 14th century

Lot 3807. A very rare underglaze-blue moulded 'dragon' stemcup, gaozu wan, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, late 14th century; 4 3/8 in. (10.9 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price Realized HKD 1,220,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 The upright sides fluidly and expertly painted in vibrant tones of purplish underglaze-blue with a three-clawed dragon purposefully striding in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' between single line borders in a contrasting blue of paler tone, and... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2018

A Timurid carved pottery border tile fragment, Central Asia, Samarqand or Bukhara, late 14th century

LOt 113. A Timurid carved pottery border tile fragment, Central Asia, Samarqand or Bukhara, late 14th century; 28.2 by 30 by 5.2cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,000 GBP (5,722 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's 2018 fragmentary, carved in deep relief, decorated in turquoise and white glazes with scrolling palmettes, remnants of a foliate inscription and border band. Provenance: Private collection, Germany, since 1982. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 25 Apr 2018
28 juillet 2017

Jarlet with Cursive Floral Scroll, Vietnam, late 14th century

Jarlet with Cursive Floral Scroll, Vietnam, late 14th century. Wheel-thrown stoneware with cream slip, underglaze brown painted decoration, and clear glaze. Height: 1 1/2 in. (3.81 cm); Diameter: 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm). Gift of Ambassador and Mrs. Edward E. Masters (M.84.213.226) © Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

31 janvier 2017

Dish with Cursive Floral Spray, Vietnam, late 14th century

Dish with Cursive Floral Spray, Vietnam, late 14th century. Wheel-thrown stoneware with cream slip, underglaze brown painted decoration, and clear glaze. Height: 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm); Diameter: 11 11/16 in. (29.69 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Ambassador and Mrs. Edward E. Masters (M.84.213.243). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
31 janvier 2017

Dish with Cursive Floral Spray, Vietnam, late 14th century

Dish with Cursive Floral Spray, Vietnam, late 14th century. Wheel-thrown stoneware with cream slip, underglaze brown painted decoration, and clear glaze. Height: 1 1/2 in. (3.81 cm); Diameter: 7 1/2 in. (19.05 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Ambassador and Mrs. Edward E. Masters (M.84.213.245). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
16 janvier 2017

Blue-and-White Cup stand, late 14th century, Hongwu period (1368 – 1398), Ming dynasty (1368 – 1644)

Blue-and-White Cup stand, late 14th century, Hongwu period (1368 – 1398),  Ming dynasty (1368 – 1644). Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. Porcelain with cobalt under colorless glaze. Purchase. Accession Number: F1987.3. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery © 2014 Smithsonian Institution
02 janvier 2017

Deer Mandala of Kasuga Shrine, Japan, Nanbokuchō period (1336–92), late 14th century

Deer Mandala of Kasuga Shrine, Japan, Nanbokuchō period (1336–92), late 14th century. Hanging scroll; color on silk. Image: 33 15/16 × 13 7/8 in. (86.2 × 35.2 cm) Overall with mounting: 66 15/16 × 20 15/16 in. (170 × 53.2 cm) Overall with knobs: 66 15/16 × 22 15/16 in. (170 × 58.2 cm). Mary Griggs Burke Collection, Gift of the Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation, 2015, 2015.300.11 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. A spotted brown deer, bedecked in a sumptuously decorated saddle and gold pendants dangling from a vermilion... [Lire la suite]