15 janvier 2020

A painted grey pottery figure of an Earth spirit, Northern Wei dynasty, 4th-6th century

Lot 1160. A painted grey pottery figure of an Earth spirit, Northern Wei dynasty, 4th-6th century; Earth spirit 10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) high, two-headed creature 9 in. (23 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The mythical beast, with leonine head, taloned feet, spikey wings and three flame-like projections rising from the back, is shown seated on a U-shaped base as it opens its mouth in a warning roar. The dark grey body has traces of... [Lire la suite]

03 mai 2018

Six Dynasties Art from the Norman A. Kurland Collection (Part one) at Eskenazi

This exhibition features a superb selection of Six Dynasties art (220 to 581 AD) assembled over four decades by Norman A. Kurland, a renowned film and television agent. His focused and scholarly eye has led him to form perhaps the best collection of Six Dynasties art in private hands. The thirty-eight pieces in the current exhibition, though limited primarily to the fifth and sixth centuries, range widely in material – stone sculptures, earthenware figures, gilt-bronze metalwork and glazed ceramics. Highlights include rare examples of... [Lire la suite]
29 janvier 2017

Mirror (Jing) with Supernatural Animals, China, Six Dynasties period, 317-581

Mirror (Jing) with Supernatural Animals, China, Six Dynasties period, 317-581. Cast bronze, 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. (1.27 x 12.07 cm). Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eric Lidow (AC1998.251.53). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
04 octobre 2016

A painted grey pottery figure of a sow, Six Dynasties period (220-589)

Lot 1441. A painted grey pottery figure of a sow, Six Dynasties period (220-589); 18 in. (45.8 cm.) long. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price Realised  USD 22,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2011. Realistically modeled with plump body, standing foursquare with head facing forward beneath its drooping ears, with traces of red and white pigment Provenance: Sotheby's, New York, 6 December 1989, lot 79.  The result of Oxford Authentication Ltd. thermoluminescence test no. 466Z76 is consistent... [Lire la suite]
18 juillet 2016

Greenware vessel in the form of a lion, Late 4th century - early 5th century AD, Six Dynasties Period (AD 221 - 589)

Greenware vessel in the form of a lion, Late 4th century - early 5th century AD, Six Dynasties Period (AD 221 - 589). stoneware, with incised decoration under a green glaze; 7.6 x 11.3 x 5.4 cm (height x width x depth). Presented by Sir Herbert Ingram, 1956. EA1956.975 © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
11 juillet 2016

The Ashmolean Museum's Greenwares Collection (part 4)

Greenware bowl and lid surmounted by an animal, 5th century AD, Six Dynasties Period (AD 221 - 589); stoneware, with green glaze; unglazed base; 9.5 cm (height), at foot 4.2 cm (height), 17.5 cm (diameter). Presented by Sir Herbert Ingram, 1956. EA1956.971. © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford Greenware vase, or hu, with dish-shaped mouth and lotus decoration, Xiaoshan kiln-sites, 2nd half of the 5th century - 1st half of the 6th century AD, Six Dynasties... [Lire la suite]

10 juillet 2016

The Ashmolean Museum's Greenwares Collection (part 3)

Greenware bowl with animal masks, Yue kiln-sites, 4th century AD, Western Jin Dynasty (AD 265 - 316) - Eastern Jin Dynasty (AD 317 - 420) - Six Dynasties Period (AD 221 - 589); stoneware, with incised, impressed, and applied decoration under a green glaze; unglazed base; glazed rim; 5.8 cm (height), 16.5 cm (diameter). Presented by Sir Herbert Ingram, 1956. EA1956.233. © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford Greenware saucer dish with lotus leaves, Yue... [Lire la suite]
08 juillet 2016

The Ashmolean Museum's Greenwares Collection (part 2)

Greenware guan, or jar, with loop handles, Yue kiln-sites, late 8th century-early 9th century, Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 907); stoneware, with green glaze; unglazed base; glazed rim; 6.8 cm (height), 10.2 cm (diameter). Presented by Sir Herbert Ingram, 1956. EA1956.273. © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford Greenware vase, or hu, with loop handles, Yue kiln-sites, late 5th century-early 6th century AD; stoneware, with impressed decoration under a green glaze; unglazed base; glazed rim;... [Lire la suite]
07 juillet 2016

The Ashmolean Museum's Greenwares Collection (part 1)

Greenwares from the Yue Kilns in Zhejiang Province High-fired green-glazed ceramics were first made in east China more than 3,000 years ago. The earliest pieces imitated the shapes and decoration of bronze ritual vessels. Later wares were made for daily use and for burial in tombs. Many burial wares were ceramic models that showed aspects of daily life, such as cooking stoves or domestic animals. From about AD 300 onwards, the Yue kilns began producing inkstones and waterdroppers for calligraphers. In the Tang dynasty (AD 618-906)... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2015

A very large dark grey pottery model of a reliquary, China, Six Dynasties period (AD 220-589)

Lot 785. A very large dark grey pottery model of a reliquary, China, Six Dynasties period (AD 220-589); 27 ½ in. (89.8 cm.) long. Estimate $7,000 - $9,000. Price Realized $37,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The high, arched end relief-decorated with a door flanked by guardians, all framed by architectural elements below a monster mask, with two monster mask roundels applied to the sides above a dragon striding amidst clouds flanked by vertical rows of medallions repeated in three rows on the arched cover ... [Lire la suite]