01 mai 2023

Chinese ceramics from the Collection of Tove and Karl Emil Strømstad sold at Sotheby's Paris, 18 April 2023

Lot 1. Property from the Collection of Tove and Karl Emil Strømstad, Norway. A sancai-glazed vase and a small green-splashed bowl, Tang dynasty (618-907). H. 18 cm; D. 10 cm. Lot Sold 4,445 EUR (Estimate 3,000 - 5,000 EUR). © Sotheby's Provenance: Sotheby’s, London, December 1990, lot 182 (vase).Ormonde Gallery, Olympia, December 1990 (bowl). Lot 2. Property from the Collection of Tove and Karl Emil Strømstad, Norway. A white-glazed jar and cover, Tang... [Lire la suite]

23 avril 2023

Chinese Ceramics sold at Christie's New York, 23 March - 24 March 2023

Lot 1001. A large glazed white ware cup, Sui-Early Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century; 4 7/8 in. (12.2 cm.) diam. Price realised USD 441,000 (Estimate USD 60,000 – USD 80,000). © Christie's Images Ltd 2023 Provenance: C. T. Loo, Inc., New York, 25 January 1951.William B. Jaffe (1904-1972) and Evelyn Annenberg Jaffe Hall (1911-2005) Collection, New York, and thence by descent to the present owner. Note: Fine high-fired white wares of this type were made at both the Xing kilns in... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2023

A finely chased silver shell-form box, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 37. A finely chased silver shell-form box, Tang dynasty (618-907); 7.6cm wide; 12.8cm wide when open. Sold for US$25,500. © Bonhams 2001-2023 Cast in the shape of a natural clamshell, decorated on both sides with lush flowering vines and songbirds in flight over a dense ring-punched 'fish roe' ground, the tip where the two halves join decorated with simple parallel lines to contrast the design, a small silver hinge with silver rivets on the exterior, the interior also cast realistically... [Lire la suite]
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07 avril 2023

A small oval silver cup with ring handle, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 35. A small oval silver cup with ring handle, Tang dynasty (618-907); 4 5/8in (10.7cm) length. Sold for US$7,650 . © Bonhams 2001-2023 The deep straight sides rising from flat rimless base, gently extended to one end for ease of sipping, the other end on the exterior applied a single floret attached with a small ring handle, another floret on the interior to secure the attachment, the burnished silver slightly tarnished with scattered malachite green. Published: Silver and Gold in... [Lire la suite]
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07 avril 2023

A polished rock crystal pillow, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 34. A polished rock crystal pillow, Tang dynasty (618-907); 2 3/4in (7cm) high in the front; 2 7/8in (7.3cm) high in the back; 5 3/4in (14.6cm) width in the front; 6 1/4in (15.8cm) width in the back. Sold for US$15,300. © Bonhams 2001-2023 The solid oblong block with slightly concave and canted top, the front and back sides gently tapering down toward the front, the points and edges rounded down, the stone of translucent silvery-icy character with horizontal striations, the surface polished... [Lire la suite]
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31 mars 2023

Tang dynasty's Gilt-silver & Parcel-gilt silver at Sotheby's New York, 22 March 2023

Lot 675. A gilt-silver box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907). Length 2⅝ in., 6.8 cm. Lot Sold 10,160 USD (Estimate 8,000 - 10,000 USD). © 2023 Sotheby's Provenance: Hong Kong Private Collection. Lot 676. A small parcel-gilt silver 'mandarin ducks' jar, Tang dynasty (618-907). Diameter 2⅜ in., 6.3 cm. Lot Sold 10,160 USD (Estimate 8,000 - 10,000 USD). © 2023 Sotheby's Provenance: Japanese Private Collection.... [Lire la suite]

31 mars 2023

Tang dynasty ceramics sold at Bonhams, New York, March 20, 2023

Lot 126. A 'phosphatic' glazed jar with lug handles, Tang Dynasty (618-907); 7 1/2in (19.3cm) diameter. Sold for US$2,550 (Estimate US$2,000-3,000). © Bonhams 2001-2023 Well-potted with deep sides and high shoulder tapering down to a short splayed foot and flat base, a pair of loop handles flanking the shoulders, the wide mouth with short straight neck and everted lip, glazed inside and out a third way down in very deep brown tone, the exterior with four thick strokes of cream and icy blue, the... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2023

An engraved gilt bronze stemcup and a polished stone stemcup, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 9. An engraved gilt bronze stemcup and a polished stone stemcup, Tang dynasty (618-907); 1 7/8in (4.8cm) high of gilt bronze stemcup; 2 1/2in (6.4cm) high of stone stemcup (2). Sold for US$7,012.50 (Estimate US$4,000 - 6,000). © Bonhams 2001-2023 Following Central Asian prototype, the small bronze very finely cast and chased with scrolling grapevines over ring-punched 'fish roe' ground, the deeply rounded cup rises to a thin ridge below the slightly everted rim, supported by a... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2023

A rare striated white marble pillow, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 7. A striated white marble pillow, Tang dynasty (618-907); 5 3/8in (13.6cm) wide. Sold for US$14,025 (Estimate US$2,000 - 3,000). © Bonhams 2001-2023 The solid oblong block with flat sides and slightly canted top, the corners beveled and gently rounded, the base slightly domed with rounded edges, the dense white stone with subtle striations of silvery grey tones, softly polished with traces of encrustation from burial. Note: Tang pottery pillows of this form and size are well-known and... [Lire la suite]
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20 mars 2023

A burnished black pottery alms bowl, patra, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 6. A burnished black pottery alms bowl, patra, Tang dynasty (618-907); 9 1/2in (24.1cm) diam. Sold for US$11,475 (Estimate US$1,000 - 1,500). © Bonhams 2001-2023 The spherical bowl thinly potted with inverted rim, covered inside and out in a thin layer of black burnished coating with 'wheel's marks' still visible, areas of chipped coating revealed the burnt-orange pottery body. Published: Chinese Ceramics in Black and White, J.J. Lally & Co., New York, 2010, no. 7. ... [Lire la suite]