10 mai 2018

The Reid Collection of Chinese Early Ceramics at Bonhams London, 17 May 2018

© Bonhams 2001-2018 Lot 5. A phosphatic-splashed vase, Tang Dynasty (618-907); 16.5cm (6 1/2in) high. Estimate £ 40,000 - 60,000 (€ 46,000 - 69,000). © Bonhams 2001-2018 The sturdily potted ovoid body rising to a short neck and wide, lipped rim, covered with a rich dark brown glaze, the shoulder with three milky-blue splashes, the glaze stopping unevenly before the unglazed foot revealing a grainy oatmeal body, fitted box. (2). Provenance: acquired from R & V Tregaskis, Sydney, on 10 October... [Lire la suite]

18 mars 2018

A rare green-glazed bird's head ewer, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 124. A rare green-glazed bird's head ewer, Liao dynasty (907-1125); height 6 3/4 in., 17.1 cm. Estimate 3,500 — 4,500 USD. Lot Sold 5,313 USD. photo Sotheby's 2011 the lobed globular body set below the shoulders with a short upright spout and vertically ribbed loop handle, the short narrow neck surmounted by a stylized crested bird's head with central aperture, hooked beak and protruding eyes, applied with a finely crackled, slightly degraded green glaze, together with: a... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2018

A Sancai glazed pillow and an amber glazed pottery flask, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 8052. A Sancai glazed pillow and an amber glazed pottery flask, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 8 7/8in (22.5cm) long, the pillow; 9 1/2in (24.1cm) high, the flask. Estimate US$ 4,000 - 6,000 (€ 3,200 - 4,800). © Bonhams 2001-2018 The leaf shaped pillow carved in low relief on the face with a floral design, the peonies and leaves glazed green against a black ground, the front side glazed amber and green, the back side carved but unglazed; together with an amber glazed pottery flask, following a leather... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2017

Phoenix robe, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Phoenix robe, Liao dynasty (907-1125) © Rossi & Rossi This robe has a standing collar, narrow sleeves and opens to the wearers left, all marks of Liao tailoring. Its length is 151.5 centimetres, and the width after reconstruction, and including the sleeves, is 241 centimetres. The body of the robe is wider at the bottom, 103 centimetres, than at the chest, 73 centimetres. The side seams have slits that have been left open for about 72.5 centimetres from the hem. The collar is about 10 to 11 centimetres wide, and is... [Lire la suite]
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26 mars 2017

Dragon robe, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Dragon robe,  Liao dynasty (907-1125) © Rossi & Rossi This robe embroidered with dragon roundels has the typical style of a Liao period robe, with standing collar and back riding vent typical of Khitan costume. The present robe is also the earliest known extant example of a dragon robe. The original size of the robe was possibly 135 to 150 centimetres in length, and 220 to 230 centimetres in width, including the two sleeves. The riding vent at the back was between 60 and 70 centimetres in length). Slightly... [Lire la suite]
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19 janvier 2017

Pilgrim Flask, China, Liao Dynasty (907-1125)

Pilgrim Flask, China, Liao Dynasty (907-1125). Height: 24,5 cm. Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. Featuring a strap hole and a lid, the form of this vessel - also known as cockscomb pot, jiguanhu 鸡冠壶, or horse-stirrup pot, madenghu 马镫壶.. The shape originates from the leather satchel-like containers employed by early Qidan people to carry liquids such as water, milk and wine. This form appears to have originated in present-day Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, as early as the fourth century and has... [Lire la suite]
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12 septembre 2016

A large Chinese yellow and green glazed 'fish' dish, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 387. A large Chinese yellow and green glazed 'fish' dish, Liao dynasty (907-1125). Estimate $1,000-2,000. Unsold. Photo Freeman's the rounded sides resting on a short foot, the interior with green fish on light yellow ground, a circle of small fish around six large fish in the center and four fish close to the border. D: 10 1/2 in., 26.5 cm.  Provenance: Property from the S. Jung collection, Wilmington, Delaware Freeman's. Asian Arts, Sat, Sep 10 2016 10:00 AM
24 mars 2015

A chestnut-brown-glazed vase, China, Liao Dynasty (AD 907-1125)

Lot 810. A chestnut-brown-glazed vase, China, Liao Dynasty (AD 907-1125); 11 ½ in. (29 cm.) high. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Price Realized $6,250. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The tapering body and flaring neck carved with horizontal bands, the high shoulder applied with a pair of strap handles joined by vertical strips to matching straps applied on the lower body, covered overall with a rich chestnut-brown glaze, box Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2014

Pilgrims Flask, China, Liao Dynasty (907-1125)

Pilgrims Flask, China, Liao Dynasty (907-1125). Photo courtesy Vanderven Oriental Art. Height: 24,5 cm. Featuring a strap hole and a lid, the form of this vessel - also known as cockscomb pot, jiguanhu 鸡冠壶, or horse-stirrup pot, madenghu 马镫壶.. The shape originates from the leather satchel-like containers employed by early Qidan people to carry liquids such as water, milk and wine. This form appears to have originated in present-day Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, as early as the fourth century and has been excavated mainly from graves... [Lire la suite]
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18 octobre 2013

A green-glazed double-gourd vase, Liao Dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 5. A green-glazed double-gourd vase, Liao Dynasty (907-1125); 22cm., 8 5/8 in. Estimate 6,000-8,000 GBP. Lot sold 11,250 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the large globular lower bulb supported on a short foot, rising to a constricted waist and a smaller bulb with lipped rim, the shoulder of the lower bulb incised with two lines, covered overall in a translucent mottled olive-green glaze Provenance: Toguri Museum of Art, Tokyo.Sotheby’s London, 10th June 2004, lot 570. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]