15 avril 2018

Sotheby's announces highlights from the Arts of the Islamic World auction on 25 April

  Lot 167. A unique blue and white pilgrim flask with animals, Turkey, circa 1545-55; 32.2cm. height. Est. 60,000-80,000. Lot Sold 669,000 GBP (765,604 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby’s. LONDON.- Sotheby’s Arts of the Islamic World auction on 25 April covers over 200 works of art produced under the aegis of multiple Islamic Empires, spread over three continents over a period of over 1,200 years. Prominent among the works on offer are exceptionally rare pieces hailing from prestigious private... [Lire la suite]

14 avril 2017

A Venetian enamelled and gilt glass pilgrim flask, almost certainly early 16th century

Lot 60. A Venetian enamelled and gilt glass pilgrim flask, almost certainly early 16th century.  Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  of flattened form with a bulbous lower section each side applied with a gilt spiralled glass medallion with green and blue enamel dots, enlivened with small gilt and blue rosettes, the side affixed with two gilt-glass loops flanking a gilt-lozenge reserving green, blue and red enamel dots, the neck with a band of... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2017

A gilded and enamelled glass pilgrim flask, Venice, probably 15th-16th century

Lot 180. A gilded and enamelled glass pilgrim flask, Venice, probably 15th-16th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 68,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. 2017  the glass body blown into bulbous form with flat sides, four small lug handles, gilted with radiating design and polychrome enamelled details, 31cm. height Note: This enamelled glass pilgrim flask is related to a group known in Venice as 'inghistere facade' or 'flat-sided bottle' as well as 'guastada' or 'Damascene... [Lire la suite]
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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07 novembre 2016

A rare green-glazed pilgrim flask, Eastern Jin dynasty (317-420)

Lot 191. A rare green-glazed pilgrim flask, Eastern Jin dynasty (317-420). Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 10,000 (USD 9,968 - USD 12,460). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016.  The compressed-form vase has a cylindrical neck and a pair of lug handles, covered overall in a pale green crackled glaze and supported on two short rectangular feet. 9 ½ in. (24 cm.) high.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 8 November 2016, London, King Street
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10 septembre 2016

A Chinese 'Cizhou' ribbed black glazed pilgrim flask, Jin dynasty (1115–1234)

Lot 420. A Chinese 'Cizhou' ribbed black glazed pilgrim flask, Jin dynasty (1115–1234). Estimate $3,000-5,000. Photo Freemans. moon shape body with two handles on the shoulder, covered overall in a black glaze and golden lines emanating from center. H: 9 in., 23 cm Provenance: Property from the S. Jung collection, Wilmington, Delaware Acquired from Dragon House Antiques, San Francisco Freeman's. Asian Arts, Sat, Sep 10 2016 10:00 AM

21 juin 2016

Blue-and-White Pilgrim Flask for the Islamic Market, China, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 2. Blue-and-White Pilgrim Flask for the Islamic Market, China, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Estimate 20.000 € - 26.000 €. Unsold. Photo Auctionata AG Porcelain with underglaze blue painting. Crescent-shaped body on low trefoil-feet, the ends studded with flower-shaped applications. Narrow, slightly tapered neck with knopped mouth. Sideways a short cylindrical sprout. The body contrasted with volute-shaped cloud bands, rhombic, triangle and circle motifs as well as... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2016

A rare Ming-style blue and white pilgrim flask, bianhu, Yongzheng six-character seal mark in underglaze-blue and of the period

    Lot 69. A rare Ming-style blue and white pilgrim flask, bianhu, Yongzheng six-character seal mark in underglaze-blue and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate £60,000 – £80,000 ($87,360 - $116,480). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The elegantly potted flask is painted to each side of the rounded body with four large flower blooms surrounded by stylised foliage, encircled by a band of classic scroll and below a pair of handles with ruyi-shaped terminals. The neck and shoulder of the vessel are similarly... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2016

A miniature Ottoman gold pilgrim flask, Turkey, 18th century

Lot 212. A miniature Ottoman gold pilgrim flask, Turkey, 18th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP (25,342 - 38,013 EUR) . Photo Sotheby's of bulbous, matara form, engraved on each side with ‘Muhammad’ between laurel wreaths and floral designs on a punched ground, with an arched handle and lid with chain; 10.8cm. height, 8cm. width, 6.6cm. length Note: Composed entirely of gold, this miniature flask would have been made for a pilgrim of nobility, most probably for... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2016

Leading London silver dealers Koopman Rare Art announce highlights to be presented at TEFAF

Paul Storr (Westminster 1771 - Tooting 1844), An Important Pair of Silver-Gilt Naturalistic Wine Coolers. Silver-Gilt, London 1834. Maker's Mark of Paul Storr. Height 10 in. (25.5 cm). Total Weight: 386 oz 10 dwt (12017 g). © Koopman Rare Art LONDON.- Leading London silver dealer, Koopman Rare Art, is once again showing an outstanding selection of superlative silver masterpieces and exquisite gold boxes at TEFAF Maastricht, the world’s leading art and antiques event, at the... [Lire la suite]