05 octobre 2021

A green-glazed pottery 'double-gourd' ewer, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

  Lot 20. A green-glazed pottery 'double-gourd' ewer, Liao dynasty (907-1125). Height 10 in., 25.5 cm. Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 USD. Lot sold: 6,930 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 recumbent with the legs tucked beneath, the voluminous body incised with wings and the outlines of the shoulders and hips, the head lifted with large round eyes and mouth closed in a subtle smile above a pointed goatee, the crown of the head with a central aperture flanked by a pair of ridged horns curling to... [Lire la suite]

02 octobre 2021

A rare white-glazed flask, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 187. A rare white-glazed flask, Liao dynasty (907-1125). Height 10¼ in., 26 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold: 25,200 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the walls tapering from the circular base to meet in a horizontal seam at the top accented with a bracket-lobed flange flanking the tubular lipped spout, the flange incised around its borders and pierced with a circular aperture, the narrow sides of the flask modeled with thin vertical bands... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2021

An amber-glazed incised 'phoenix' vase, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 487. An amber-glazed incised 'phoenix' vase, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 37cm (14 1/2in) high. Est: £800 - £1,200. Sold for £ 9,562 (€ 11,180). © Bonhams Finely potted with a lobed rim, the cupped mouth surmounting the phoenix head above a ribbed neck, the body of baluster form incised with floral sprays below two string bands and stylised feathers on the shoulders, the glaze of dark-honey tone. Note: For a similar amber-glazed phoenix-head vase, Liao dynasty, see R.Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the... [Lire la suite]
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17 juin 2021

A pair of green-glazed pottery flasks, Liao dynasty (907-1125);

Lot 3125. A pair of green-glazed pottery flasks, Liao dynasty (907-1125). The larger: 9 ¾ in. (25 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 30,000 - HKD 50,000. Price Realised HKD 137,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021. Christie's. Pavilion Online – Chinese Art, 27 May-11 June 2021
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17 juin 2021

A set of four small sancai-glazed stacking quatrelobed dishes, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 3114. A set of four small sancai-glazed stacking quatrelobed dishes, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 5 ¼ in. (13.5 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 30,000 - HKD 50,000. Price Realised HKD 106,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021. Provenance: Japanese private collection, 1990s (by repute). Christie's. Pavilion Online – Chinese Art, 27 May-11 June 2021
17 juin 2021

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

Lot 3113. A sancai-glazed floral vase, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high., Japanese wood box. Estimate HKD 15,000 - HKD 30,000. Price Realised HKD 22,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021. Provenance: Japanese private collection, 1990s (by repute). Christie's. Pavilion Online – Chinese Art, 27 May-11 June 2021

14 juin 2021

Two antique bronze mirrors sold at Christie's, Pavilion Online – Chinese Art, 27 May-11 June 2021

Lot 3101. A Liao dynasty (907-1125) bronze mirror and a parcel-gilt bronze mythical beast-form mirror stand, Yuan-Ming Dynasty (1279-1644). Estimate HKD 40,000 - HKD 60,000. Price Realised HKD 81,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021. The mirror is inscribed with QianqiuThe stand: 12 in. (30.5 cm.) long.The mirror: 10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) wide. Provenance: Mirror stand: Sold at Christie’s Hong Kong, 6 October 2015, lot 185. Lot 3102.  A  bronze ‘five mountain’... [Lire la suite]
11 juin 2021

A pair of gold phoenix hairpins, fengchai, Liao Dynasty

Lot 2. A pair of gold phoenix hairpins, fengchai, Liao Dynasty; 13.3cm (5 1/4in) long. Sold for HK$ 31,875 (€ 3,368). © Bonhams Each bird with uplifted wings and long tail plumage, standing on a flower-head platform issuing from a curving stem splitting into two prongs through a rolled leaf with indented detail. Note: Some decorative designs on gold jewellery during the Song and Yuan dynasties were inspired by known paintings or embroidery work; see related discussion by Z.S.Yang, Shehuazhise: Song Yuan Ming jinyinqi yanjiu (The... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2021

A rare gold repoussé 'phoenix' panel, Liao Dynasty

Lot 1. A rare gold repoussé 'phoenix' panel, Liao Dynasty; 32.5cm (12 3/4in) wide. Sold for HK$ 377,500 (€ 39,898). © Bonhams The foliate panel decorated at one side in repoussé with two confronted phoenixes amidst floral sprays on a finely-ring-punched ground, all within a scroll border and ruyi band, the reverse of the panel pinned onto a later wood board. Note: The form and the decorative motifs of this very rare gold panel seem to be closely related the gold and silver wares of the nomadic Khitan Empire. Compare a closely... [Lire la suite]
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27 avril 2021

A Parcel-Gilt Stone ‘Floral’ Box And Cover, Liao Dynasty, 907-1125

Lot 3061. A Parcel-Gilt Stone ‘Floral’ Box And Cover, Liao Dynasty (907-1125). D 3,7cm. Estimate HKD 20,000 - 50,000 (USD 2,564 - 6,410). Sold Price: 26,400 HKD  (USD 3,385). Copyright 2021 © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance : An important Hong Kong private collection. Exhibited and Literature: Gold of the Steppes: The goldsmith's craft under the Liao dynasty (907-1125), The Baur Collection, Museum of Far Eastern Art, Geneva, 2006-2007, pp. 104-105, no. 8. Poly... [Lire la suite]