05 mars 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of a seated Bodhisattva, Sui-Tang dynasty (581-907)

Lot 129. A gilt-bronze figure of a seated Bodhisattva, Sui-Tang dynasty (581-907). Height 6 in., 15 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deity seated with a single leg crossed over a pendent leg, one hand raised up, the other resting on the knee, the dhoti and shawl draped over the shoulder and falling in natural folds around the contours of the body, adorned with an elaborate necklace and jeweled earrings, the face bearing a contemplative expression, the round face framed by... [Lire la suite]
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23 décembre 2018

A white-glazed stoneware jar, Sui-Tang dynasty (581-907)

Lot 1034. A white-glazed stoneware jar, Sui-Tang dynasty (581-907). Height 5 3/4  in., 14.6 cm. Estimate $1,000 - $1,500. Sold: $1,875. © Sotheby's the globular body rising from a slightly flared foot to a short neck, incised with a narrow groove at the neck and shoulder, applied with four double-stranded loop handles, covered with a transparent white glaze toned slightly olive from firing stopping irregularly at the widest part of the belly to expose the fine buff body beneath, wood stand... [Lire la suite]
16 janvier 2018

A pair of white stoneware bowls, Sui-Tang dynasty (581-907)

Lot 423. A pair of white stoneware bowls, Sui-Tang dynasty (581-907); 12cm., 4 3/4 in. Estimate 500 - 750 GBP. Lot Sold 2,250 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008 of each of deep U-shape rising from a short spreading foot to a slightly everted rim, covered overall in a transparent greenish-coloured glaze falling short of the foot to reveal the white body.. Quantity: 2. Literature: Bo Gyllensvard, Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe Collection, Stockholm, 1964, pl. 228. Chinese... [Lire la suite]
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26 octobre 2017

An inscribed Silvered Bronze Mirror, Sui-Tang Dynasty (581-907)

Lot 172. An inscribed Silvered Bronze Mirror, Sui-Tang Dynasty (581-907). 6 1/2 in., 16.5 cm. Estimate 7,000 — 10,000 USD. Lot sold 8,400 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the center set with a knob surrounded by six baoxiang hua floral roundels, further divided by six candelabra-shaped elements, enclosed on the outer border by an inscription written in regular script. Note: Similar mirrors are illustrated in Circles of Reflection of Chinese Mirrors, The Cleveland Museum of Art, 2000,... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2017

A fine silvered bronze mirror, Sui-Tang Dynasty (581-907)

Lot 167. A fine silvered bronze mirror, Sui-Tang Dynasty (581-907). 4 in., 9.8 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 13,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the circular mirror crisply cast around a domed knob in the central well with four running animals including a ram, and three senmurv-like animals, perhaps a boar, fox and mythical beast, enclosed by a raised ridge and further encircled by a foliate palmette scroll beneath the raised rim, the surface of a bright silver patina. Note: The ram on this... [Lire la suite]
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