28 août 2018

A rare and unusual sancai-glazed pottery 'Kalavinka' ewer, Liao dynasty, 10th-early 11th century

Lot 1281. A rare and unusual sancai-glazed pottery 'Kalavinka' ewer, Liao dynasty, 10th-early 11th century; 6 ½ in. (16.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The small ewer is in the shape of a mythical being that has the head and forebody of a woman that continues into the body of a plump bird. A small spout is held between the hands and a funnel for filling the vessel rises from the back of the neck. The body is covered in green glaze with some amber... [Lire la suite]

28 août 2018

An amber-glazed pottery ewer, Liao dynasty, late 10th-11th century

Lot 1280. An amber-glazed pottery ewer, Liao dynasty, late 10th-11th century; 12 ½ in. (31.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 81,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Two sides of the pear-shaped body are incised with a hare seated amidst plants, the two scenes separated by a tasseled rope strap applied below the spout on one side and the double-strap handle surmounted by a human head on the other side, all under a white slip and rich amber glaze that ends irregularly above the foot. ... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2018

A rare amber-brown-glazed bottle and cover, Liao dynasty, 10th century

Lot 1284. A rare amber-brown-glazed bottle and cover, Liao dynasty, 10th century; 10 ½ in. (26.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The compressed globular body has an upright mid-section bordered by raised edges, the upper edge with a 'beaded' band repeated on the shoulder and at the base of the neck and another encircling the neck. The amber-brown glaze has large areas of iridescence. The cover is similarly glazed all over. Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co., New York,... [Lire la suite]
15 août 2018

Bronze Funerary Mask, China, Liao dynasty, circa 918-1125 AD

Bronze Funerary Mask, China, Liao dynasty, circa 918-1125 AD, 8.75" (22.2cm) high, LA.512. (c) 2000-2018 by Barakat, Inc. The Liao Dynasty was founded by nomadic Qidan tribesmen, possibly an offspring of the 5th century Xianbei people, in 907 A.D. At its height, Liao territory comprised much of modern Manchuria, Mongolia and the northeastern corner of China. After the establishment of the Song Dynasty in 960 A.D., a border war between the two dynasties ensued. After a series of decisive victories, the Liao armies began to approach... [Lire la suite]
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15 août 2018

Funerary Mask, Liao dynasty, Late 10th - early 12th century, Silver

Funerary Mask, Liao dynasty, Late 10th - early 12th century, Silver, 8 3/4 × 8 3/8 inches (22.2 × 21.3 cm), Purchased with funds contributed by Marguerite and Gerry Lenfest, 2012 (2012-53-1). © 2018 Philadelphia Museum of Art This mask depicts the serene face of a male who was part of the Khitan tribe, a people who ruled north China over a thousand years ago, during the Liao dynasty (907–1125). Placing a metal mask on the face of the deceased was a unique tradition of the nomadic Khitan; they buried their high-ranking men and... [Lire la suite]
15 août 2018

Copper funerary mask, China, Liao dynasty, 10th–11th century

Copper funerary mask, China, Liao dynasty, 10th–11th century. Length: 9 3/4 inches, 25 cm. Width: 9 inches, 23 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art A copper funerary mask representing a human face, worked in the repoussé technique with strong, naturalistically portrayed features and a serene expression. The half-shut eyes are set below pronounced, arched eyebrows that are engraved with finely hatched lines. The face has high cheekbones and a straight, broad nose set above a full-lipped mouth. Two prominent, well... [Lire la suite]
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15 août 2018

Silver funerary mask, China, Liao dynasty, 10th-11th century

Silver funerary mask, China, Liao dynasty, 10th-11th century. Length: 8 3/8 inches, 21.2 cm. Width: 9 1/8 inches, 23.1 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art A silver funerary mask depicting a human face, worked in repoussé technique with strong, naturalistically portrayed features and a demure expression. The heavy-lidded eyes are shut and set below pronounced, arched eyebrows that are engraved with fine lines in parallel. The face has high cheekbones and a straight, broad nose set above a full-lipped, well-defined mouth.... [Lire la suite]
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15 février 2018

An amber-glazed ewer and cover, Liao dynasty, 10th-11th century

Lot 1135. An amber-glazed ewer and cover, Liao dynasty, 10th-11th century; 10 7/8 in. (27.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 16,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The ewer has a rounded, lobed body rouletted with undulating bands below the canted shoulder incised with a foliate scroll, and set with a tubular spout opposite the strap handle attached to the tall, cylindrical neck, and is covered with a finely crackled glaze of yellow-amber color, while the base is... [Lire la suite]
09 janvier 2018

Chinese Antique Jewelry at Susan Ollemans

A Gold Finger Ring With Kylin, China, Liao dynasty, 11th century, gold. Price On Request © Susan Ollemans Silver- Gilt Filigree Bracelet, China, Qing Dynasty, 19th century. Silver-Gilt. Diameter: 9cm. Price On Request © Susan Ollemans Susan Ollemans started her business in 1979 and has traded in Oriental Works of Art ever since. She was trained at the Percival David Foundation, SOAS London University, and worked as an agent for Spink and Sons for 15 years. She has sold to the Museum of New South Wales, Australia; the Cultural... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2017

A glazed white ware lobed ewer, Liao dynasty, 11th century

Lot 1138. A glazed white ware lobed ewer, Liao dynasty, 11th century; 8 in. (27 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 13,750 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The body is divided into eight lobes by deep grooves on the exterior, and the flattened shoulder is set with a curved dragon spout on one side opposite a strap handle attached to the tall, cylindrical neck, all under a clear glaze.  Provenance: Christie's New York, 18 September 2003, lot 238.Peter Scheinman... [Lire la suite]