13 janvier 2021

A green and amber-glazed pillow, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 89. A green and amber-glazed pillow, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 16 in. (40.6 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price Realised USD 2,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The fan-shaped pillow is molded on one side with the character fu (blessing) on top of a recumbent ram in between two figures. The top is carved with two birds standing next to a plant. Property from the Lenora and Walter F. Brown Collection Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 2010.The Lenora... [Lire la suite]

08 janvier 2021

A sancai-glazed vase, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 1070. A sancai-glazed vase, Liao dynasty (907-1125); h. 25 cm. Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 HKD. Lot sold: 47,880 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Note: The dating of this lot is consistent with the result of a thermoluminescence test, Oxford Authentication Ltd., sample no. P120e11. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Including Property from the Collection of Cheng Huan, Hong Kong, 18 December 2020
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29 décembre 2020

A sancai 'mandarin duck' ewer, Liao Dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 1016. A sancai 'mandarin duck' ewer, Liao Dynasty (907-1125); h. 17 cm, d. 17.5 cm. Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 HKD. Lot sold: 107,100 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Note: The dating of this lot is consistent with the result of a thermoluminescence test, Oxford Authentication Ltd., sample no. C120e62. A closely related sancai ewer, excavated at Lingyuanxian, Liaoning, is now in the Liaoning Provincial Museum and illustrated in A Selection of the Treasures of... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2020

A gold bracelet, qianzhuo, Liao dynasty

  Lot 347. A gold bracelet, qianzhuo, Liao dynasty; 2 3/4in (7cm) wide. Sold for US$ 10,700 (€ 9,151). © Bonhams 2001-2020 Hammered from a strip of gold, the C-shaped bracelet gently tapering toward each end, and terminated in a carefully rolled scroll, the outer side with three conforming ribs, enclosing two bands of delicately engraved acanthus leaves against a typical punched background. Note: A slightly more elaborate pair of this general shape from the Liao dynasty was published in Emma Bunker et... [Lire la suite]
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28 mars 2020

A rare olive-green-glazed pottery flask and cover, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 2078. A  rare olive-green-glazed pottery flask and cover, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 11 in. (30.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price Realized USD 8,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The flask is made in imitation of leather water or wine skins, with stiff, seamed edges. A floral medallion is applied to each side, and the top flap is notched and pierced for hanging and applied with two grimacing naked figures facing forward towards the spout, which is fitted with a... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2020

A carved and polychrome wood figure of Guanyin, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 155. A carved and polychrome wood figure of Guanyin, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 71cm., 28in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Lot sold  43,750 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. carved seated on rockwork in rajalalitasana with the right arm rested on the raised right knee, wearing a dhoti open at the chest to reveal an elaborate necklace, the shoulders draped with a shawl, the face with a benevolent expression beneath the hair piled up into a high chignon, traces of gesso... [Lire la suite]

31 décembre 2019

A rare sancai-glazed molded pottery pillow, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 1270. A rare sancai-glazed molded pottery pillow, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 7 in. (17.8 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The concave rectangular top is rouletted with wave pattern within incised borders, and is glazed in green, cream, and amber. The front panel is molded in high relief with a lion mask, and the other three panels are molded with a frieze of foliate scroll. A vent hole is on one side.. Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 4... [Lire la suite]
18 décembre 2019

A gilt copper alloy seated Buddhist figure, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 74. A gilt copper alloy seated Buddhist figure, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 11 5/8in (29.6cm) high. Estimate $10,000 - $15,000. Sold for US$ 36,000. © Bonhams. Attired in a tall cylindrical crown and princely raiment, holding his right hand in abhaya mudra while his left lies in his lap, supported on an open lotus flower with vertical stamens in raised relief visible in the spaces between the upper lotus petals; the surfaces all displaying traces of gilt. Note: For a similar crown and lotus plinth, see the Liao... [Lire la suite]
04 décembre 2019

A moulded green-glazed 'floral' dish, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 320. A moulded green-glazed 'floral' dish, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 12.7 and 14.9 cm, 5 and 5 7/8  in. Estimate HKD 12,000 — 20,000. Lot Sold 27,500 HKD (3,513 USD). © Sotheby's. of square section with canted corners, the interior decorated with a floret, surrounded by diapered patterns on the cavetto, covered overall save for three spur marks on the flat base with a green glaze. Provenance: Collection of Loke Wan Tho (1915-1964). Exhibited: Gulbenkian... [Lire la suite]
04 décembre 2019

A pair of blue-splashed saucer dishes, Tang dynasty and an incised sancai 'floral' dish, Liao dynasty

Lot 320. A pair of blue-splashed saucer dishes, Tang dynasty (618-906) and an incised sancai 'floral' dish, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 12.7 and 14.9 cm, 5 and 5 7/8  in. Estimate HKD 30,000 — 50,000. Lot Sold 162,500 HKD (20,759 USD). © Sotheby's. each saucer decorated on the interior with a large floret; the other dish (unillustrated) incised with a four-petal floret among stylised leaves, all in yellow, cream and green glaze, the underside unglazed. ... [Lire la suite]