01 août 2018
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]
29 mai 2018
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]
02 février 2018
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. 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.
02 novembre 2017
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. 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]
18 août 2017
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
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]
06 mai 2017
A fine Imperial blue and white 'lança character' stem cup, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)
Lot 118. A fine Imperial blue and white 'lança character' stem cup, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate HK$ 700,000 - 900,000 (€82,000 - 110,000). Photo: Bonhams. The steep flaring sides vividly painted with eight evenly-spaced lança characters enclosed within undulating lotus stems issuing stylised blossoms and acanthus leaves, the underside with a frieze of tightly bound lotus lappets, all raised on a tall spreading stem foot decorated with bands of demi-flowerheads... [Lire la suite]