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]
06 novembre 2019

A very rare gold mask, Liao Dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 53.  A very rare gold mask, Liao Dynasty (907-1125); 23cm (9in) long. Estimate £ 30,000 - 50,000 (€ 35,000 - 58,000). Sold for £ 32,562 (€ 38,021). Photo Bonhams. With straps encircling the crown of the head and joined at the top by a circular medallion, the facial features created by repousse with the hair finely incised, the circumference of the mask with punched and chased border, stand. Property from the Collection of John J. Studzinski, CBE Provenance: A & J Speelman Ltd., London, 24... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2019

Rare Group of Early Chinese Paintings of Feasts to be Featured in an Exhibition this Fall

Chinese, Liao dynasty, 907–1125, Coffin box panel: Arranging an Outdoor Banquet, 10th–early 11th century. Wood with lacquer-based pigment. Princeton University Art Museum. Museum purchase, Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund (1995-86). PRINCETON, N.J. – The art of feasting will bring to life a remarkable epoch of cultural flourishing, economic development and foreign exchange in Chinese history in a groundbreaking exhibition premiering this fall. The Eternal Feast: Banqueting in Chinese Art from the 10th to the 14th... [Lire la suite]

07 septembre 2019

A tall white-glazed foliate-rimmed vase, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 757. A tall white-glazed foliate-rimmed vase, Liao dynasty (907-1125). Height Height 17 3/4  in., 45.1 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. © Sotheby's. well potted, of attenuated baluster form, the rounded shoulders tapering to a high, slender cylindrical neck surmounted by an elegantly lobed cup-shaped mouth, covered overall with a white slip under a transparent glaze, finishing unevenly above the slightly splayed, unglazed foot, revealing the buff-colored stoneware body. ... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2019

A large 'Cizhou' white-glazed sgraffiato vase, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 754. A large 'Cizhou' white-glazed sgraffiato vase, Liao dynasty (907-1125). Height 18 7/8  in., 48 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the finely potted body of elegantly sinuous baluster form, the swelling shoulders rising to a slender elongated neck surmounted by a flaring cupped mouth with galleried rim and supported on a chamfered splayed foot, the rounded sides deftly carved with a wide frieze of scrolling leaves with delicately incised veining and frilled edges, set between a band... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of Maitreya Bodhisattva, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

  Lot 851. A gilt-bronze figure of Maitreya Bodhisattva, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 7 5/8in (19.5cm) high. Estimate US$ 50,000 - 70,000 (€ 45,000 - 63,000). © Bonhams. Finely cast with a tall tiara decorated with jeweled florets and scrolling clouds flanking a central stupa and curling backwards over the tall topknot, the sides of the tiara tied with knotted streamers hanging from the sides, framing a full round face set with heavily-lidded downcast eyes and pouty lips, dressed in loose flowing robes... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2019

A gilt copper alloy funerary mask, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 839. A gilt copper alloy funerary mask, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 7 1/4in (18.4cm) high; 8 1/8in (20.7cm) wide. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 4,500 - 6,300). © Bonhams. Hammered from a thin copper, tin and silver alloy sheet and realistically modeled with thin, sunken eyes, wide brows setting off a long triangular nose and small mouth accenting the broad cheeks and long crescent ears, the surface covered with earthen encrustation.  Provenance: Sloan's, September 1998, lot 620. On loan and... [Lire la suite]
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