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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30 août 2019

A small brown-glazed jarlet, Liao Dynasty (AD 907-1125)

Lot 1023. A small brown-glazed jarlet, Liao Dynasty (AD 907-1125); 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) diam. Estimate 3,000 - USD 5,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. Of a compressed globular form, the jarlet is incised with wavy cord markings below five impressed 'fish roe' rings evenly spaced below two grooved bands, all covered with a rich chestnut glaze pooling to a darker color in the recesses and continuing over the foot ring onto the base. Property from the Collection of Dr. Maurice Berger.  Provenance: Fritz... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2019

A very rare sancai-glazed pottery 'dragon-fish' ewer, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 525. A very rare sancai-glazed pottery 'dragon-fish' ewer, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 12¾ in. (32.3 cm.) long. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008.  The vessel crisply molded as a dragon-fish cradled within the open petals of a lotus flower and grasping a pearl in its mouth, the handle of the vessel set between the wings and tail and formed by the undulating trail of a swirling cloud, the details picked out in amber, green and straw... [Lire la suite]

10 août 2019

Chinese Gold from the Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth at Christie's New York, 26 March 2010

Lot 1292. A rare gold funerary mask, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 8 in. (20.3 cm.) high, Wt. 103.3 g. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 146,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Worked from thin gold sheet, with a decorative border stamped at the outer edge, the sheet crimped over the mouth, the nose, ears, eyes and brows which are incised with hair markings, as is a mustache above the mouth, with creases and wrinkles in the gold, the stamped design of the border also seen on two 'ribbons' attached to the... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2019

A small gilt-bronze seated figure of a bodhisattva, Liao Dynasty (AD 907-1125)

Lot 1021. A small gilt-bronze seated figure of a bodhisattva, Liao Dynasty (AD 907-1125); 3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 75,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The bodhisattva is well cast and shown seated in dhyanasana on a raised lotus pedestal base, with the right hand in vitarkamudra and the left hand in dhyanamudra. The hair is dressed in a tall upswept coiffure ornamented with 'jewels' above a diadem tied with... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2019

A green 'Jun' dish and a white-glazed foliate dish, Song dynasty (960-1279)

  Lot 250. A green 'Jun' dish and a white-glazed foliate dish, Song dynasty (960-1279). Diameter 6 1/4  in., 15.9 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 12,500 USD. © Sotheby's the jun dish of shallow form with widely flared sides and upturned rim, covered in a olive-green glaze falling above the unglazed foot burnt orange-brown, the lobed foliate-shaped dish covered in a creamy-white glaze; together with an unusual green-glazed Liao dynasty circular... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2019

A 'sancai'-glazed pottery inkstone and washer, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 100. A 'sancai'-glazed pottery inkstone and washer, Liao dynasty (907-1125). Length of inkstone 7 in., 17.8 cm; Length of washer 5 1/2  in., 14 cm. Estimate 9,000 — 12,000 USD.  Lot sold 27,500  USD. ©  Sotheby's the inkstone of rectangular form, the long sides with striding dragons, the back with an open window flanked by trellis and the front molded as the face of an open-mouthed demon, the top with an unglazed grinding area declining to a shallow... [Lire la suite]