10 mars 2019

A rare engraved gilt-bronze stem cup, Late Tang dynasty (618-906)

Lot 133. A rare engraved gilt-bronze stem cup, Late Tang dynasty (618-906). Width 4 3/4  in., 12 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the cup of elliptical octafoil form, embossed on either side with semicircles and raised on a splayed quatrefoil base formed by four lotus petals with extravagantly everted edges forming the foot, the interior centered with a single lappet in relief and engraved with fish and mythical beasts amidst dense over lapping waves, with... [Lire la suite]
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01 août 2018

Two silver stem cups, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 137. Two silver stem cups, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Heights 2 3/8  in., 6 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 20,000 USD. Photo Sotheby’s. each with an everted rim, supported on a short spreading foot, one finely chased on the exterior with pointed arches enclosing birds and animals, separated by a beaded edge from shaped panels enclosing scrolling foliage, details picked out in gilt, all against a fine ring-punched ground; the other unadorned except for a fold... [Lire la suite]
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29 mai 2018

A rare Qingbai stem cup, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 385. A rare Qingbai stem cup, Song dynasty (960-1279); 13.3 cm, 5 1/4  in. Estimate 40,000 - 60,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a stepped pedestal arranged in three tiers of petal-fluted collars to a flat everted rim, covered overall in a white translucent glaze. Note: Compare similar pieces included in Illustrated Catalogues of Tokyo National Museum: Chinese Ceramics I, Tokyo, 1965, pls 393 and 394. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong,... [Lire la suite]
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02 février 2018

Stem cup, Ming dynasty, 16th Century

Stem cup, Ming dynasty, 16th Century. Porcelain painted in underglaze blue with red enamel, 4 1/2 × 5 3/4 in. (11.4 × 14.6 cm). Gift of Ira and Nancy Koger, 2001; SN11122.55. © The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.
02 février 2018

Stem cup, Ming dynasty, middle of 16th Century

Stem cup, Ming dynasty, middle of 16th Century. Porcelain, painted in enamels with pendant chains, 5 1/2 × 6 1/2 in. (14 × 16.5 cm). Gift of Ira and Nancy Koger, 2001; SN11122.48. © The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.
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02 novembre 2017

Two Antique Jade from the Sze Yuan Tang collection at Bonhams London

Lot 1. A rare and large mottled beige jade blade, yazhang, Neolithic period. 41.6cm (16 3/8in) long. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€3,400 - 5,700). Sold for £81,250 (€91,670). Photo: Bonhams. Carved as a thin rectangular blade with tapering sides, pierced with two apertures to one end flanked by a pair of notches to the edge, the stone of a mottled and creamy tone, fitted box. (2). Provenance: the Sze Yuan Tang collection, acquired in Hong Kong circa 1980s-1990s. Note: Compare a related brownish-olive... [Lire la suite]

25 septembre 2017

A rare blue and white stem cup, Kangxi four-character mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 1. A rare blue and white stem cup, Kangxi four-character mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period (1662-1722), 4 in. (10 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 4,000 - 6,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The deep, bell-shaped cup is raised on a tall, flaring foot and decorated in a penciled style with a spray of camellia opposite a similarly rendered spray of crabapple, all below a dentil band interrupted by a four-character Kangxi mark in a line at the rim and above plantain leaves on the foot. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
05 septembre 2017

Jacob Heise (verified 1654-1667 in Königsberg), Stem cup, Königsberg, ca 1660

Jacob Heise (verified 1654-1667 in Königsberg), Stem cup, Königsberg, ca 1660. Amber, Height 7.7 cm, width 10.5 cm. © Art Chamber Georg Laue Published in: Laue, G .: Tresor. Treasures for European Kunstkammer, Munich 2017, pp. 156-157, pp. 234-235, Cat. No. 44; Werner, M./Laue, G .: Bernstein - Sigmar Polke - Amber, New York 2006, p. 76, p. 104; Laue, G .: Bernstein. Treasures of European Art Chambers. Amber. Treasuries for European Kunstkammer, Munich 2006,... [Lire la suite]
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18 août 2017

Stem Cup, Ming dynasty, Zhengde Period (1506-1521)

Stem Cup, Ming dynasty, Zhengde Period (1506-1521). Porcelain with overglaze red enamel decoration; 5 x 6 1/2 inches (12.7 x 16.5 cm). Gift of Major General and Mrs. William Crozier, 1944, 1944-20-802 © 2017 Philadelphia Museum of Art.
16 juin 2017

A white-glazed stem cup with anhua dragon decoration, China, 17th century

Lot 349. A white-glazed stem cup with anhua dragon decoration, China, 17th century. Height 10.5 cm. Estimate CHF 3,000 / 5,000 (€ 2 780/4 630). Sold for CHF 6 000 (hammer price). © Koller Zurich Wide bowl with extended lip on slightly tapered, grooved foot. A thin, fluid glaze overlays the incised Anhua decor inside, which shows two four-clawed dragons with flamed wish beads. Cloth-bound case with leather mounts. Transport container. Two fine hairlines. Koller... [Lire la suite]
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