28 août 2018

An unusual small dark brown-glazed double-gourd vase, late Tang dynasty, 9th century

Lot 1283. An unusual small dark brown-glazed double-gourd vase, late Tang dynasty, 9th century; 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The bottle has an ovoid body and a pair of double-strap handles that flank a waisted neck below the garlic mouth applied with six bosses around the mouth rim, all under a glaze of dark brown color that falls in an irregular line on the lower body exposing the fine light grey body, cloth box. Christie's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]

28 octobre 2017

A Yaozhou black-glazed lobed ewer, Late Tang dynasty

Lot 104. A Yaozhou black-glazed lobed ewer, Late Tang dynasty. 9 1/4in (23.5cm) high. Estimate US$ 7,000 - 9,000 (€6,000 - 7,800). Unsold. Photo: Bonhams. The lobed, ovoid body rising from a neatly cut splayed foot, surmounted by a flaring neck set between a short tapering upright spout and a pinched double strap handle, the thick black glaze thinning at the edges and wiped clean at the base revealing the fine and dense buff stoneware body. Provenance: Roger Keverne, London, 2002. ... [Lire la suite]
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07 juin 2016

A silver bow, Late Tang dynasty

Lot 107. A silver bow, Late Tang dynasty. Estimate: 4,000 EUR - 4,500 EUR. Photo Kunsthaus Lempertz A silver bowl chased and engraved with birds alternating with fabulous beasts amidst scrolling vines bearing grapes and leaves on a minutely ring-punched ground, at the base a stylised flower on a ring-punched ground in a double circle. Weight 104 g. Late Tang dynasty. Height 6 cm; diameter 13 cm Provenance: Professor Dr Margrit Lisner collection, Freiburg, acquired in 1984 from Anne Roselt, Cologne ... [Lire la suite]
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26 mai 2016

A rare Yue celadon ewer, late Tang dynasty, 9th-10th century

Lot 3107. A rare Yue celadon ewer, late Tang dynasty, 9th-10th century. Estimate HK$800,000 – HK$1,200,000 ($103,470 - $155,204). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The ewer is finely potted with an ovoid body rising from short foot rising to a trumpet mouth, applied to one side with an octagonal tubular spout, the other side with a conjoined strap handle connecting the neck and body, covered overall with a satin-silk glaze of yellowish-olive tone. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high, box Provenance: Acquired in Japan in... [Lire la suite]
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29 juillet 2015

A fine, small ewer with deep amber glaze, China, late Tang (618-907) or Liao Dynasty (916-1127), 9th or 10th century

A fine, small ewer with deep amber glaze, China, late Tang (618-907) or Liao Dynasty (916-1127), 9th or 10th century. Estimate 1500/2000 €. Unsold. Photo Nagel the ewer with beige-whitish earthenware body is covered with dark amber, densely crackled glaze, running short above the unglazed bottom and base, and decorated with eight vertical, carved grooves, the interior is unglazed and a small, flat and grooved handle is attached close to the shoulder together with two small, flat and grooved loop rings, serving... [Lire la suite]
27 juillet 2015

A small stoneware jar with amber glaze with phosphatic-splashes, China, late Tang Dynasty (618-907), ca. 8th or 9th century

A small stoneware jar with amber glaze with phosphatic-splashes, China, late Tang Dynasty (618-907), ca. 8th or 9th century. Estimate 1500/2000 €. Unsold. Photo Nagel  the heavy beige coloured stoneware jar with two loop handles on the shoulder is covered with an amber glaze with greyish-white splashes of the Huangdao or Lushan kiln glaze type, leaving the bottom part of the jar and everted foot unglazed. H. 12,6 cm. Minor wear Provenance: According to the present German owner inherited from a... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2015

A small Northern white ware cup, China, Late Tang dynasty, 9th-10th century

Lot 818. A small Northern white ware cup, China, Late Tang dynasty, 9th-10th century; 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) high. Estimate $2,500 - $3,500. Price Realized $5,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Possibly copying a silver shape, the body tapering to a flat base and applied on one side below the flared rim with a ring handle with foliate base, covered overall with a clear glaze of slightly grey-green tone, box Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1986. ... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2014

"Decorated Porcelains of Dingzhou. White Ding wares from the collection of the National Palace Museum'

Dish with impressed design of peonies and pleated rim, Ding ware, Jin dynasty, 13th century © National Palace Museum Ding wares come from a region of northern China formerly known as Dingzhou (Ding prefecture); the white porcelains made there have been prized since the Song dynasty (960–1279). Archaeologists have found the main Ding kiln complex on the border of present-day Quyang in Hebei province, unearthing a complex cluster of kilns covering a wide area and capable of rich production. The kilns began to flourish during the... [Lire la suite]